Saturday, 30 July 2016

REVIEW - Taken Back: A Bad Boy Russian Mafia Romance by Alyna Amorosi

The Book
Release Date: 19 July 2016
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Sonya Valentina is a struggling waitress who has recently lost her mother. She got hired as a hostess at a strip club owned by a mysterious foreigner. One of their regular customers is a cocky Russian mobster. Sonya has never gone for the bad boy type, but this brash and dangerous bad boy somehow makes her feel… safe.

Dmitri Veselov has the looks of a model... well, except for his scars and prison tattoos. He's as heartless in dating as he is vicious in handling his business. And this Russian stud already has every stripper at Sultan's Palace squirming in their G-strings.

But when he meets Sonya, he has feelings of comfort and trust like he hasn't felt since before his happy childhood took a tragic turn into a brutal life of death and violence.

Yet with a mafia war raging, his mob boss uncle's massive fortune on the line, and more dark secrets than he can count, should Dmitri allow Sonya into his world?

Taken Back has some steamy scenes (and they get a bit rough!) It also has a suspenseful plot, wild surprises, and characters I hope you'll love as much as I do.

My Opinion  3 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is the debut release for this author and although the plot was good, the writing did let it down.

First you had to get used to the fact that the story changed points of view a lot without warning.  We get Sony'a POV, Dmitri's POV and then we get the narrator.

At times considering at what both have already been through they also seem to act like teenagers, when if brought up in the life they appear to have had they would have acted wiser than their years.  Quite often i would want to slap the characters because they were just being daft.

Also what should have been the big final show down between Dmitri and his uncle Ivan was glossed over and therefore was a let down.

The idea of the story was good it just was not executed in the right way for me, but glad it worked for other people.

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