Dirty Obsessions: An Interracial Russian Mafia Romance (The Lion and The Mouse Book 5.5) Kindle Edition
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- Publication date : October 19, 2020
- File size : 7183 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 479 pages
- ASIN : B08LFWRJ77
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,253 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It's a sub-world within the Lion and Mouse world, and I loved seeing Misha's 9-5 lol (less bombs over Paris, more hacking power grids). Sexy, brainy, badass. Ava grew so well as a character, too. I wasn't sure about her at first but she really came alive. And when she did you-know-what to you-know-who (Jay-Z "Takeover" voice) I wanted to throw my tablet, I was so giddy (so-and-so had it coming for a while. that's all I'll say.).
Mad I now have another book for the "ok, when's the next one??" list. Can't wait to see more of the Maxwell bromance, godfather and grandma (he is a trip!), and what happens after that cliffhanger!
These aren’t traditional romance novels. The reader goes into this book accepting a few things. There’s a LOT of explicit violence and very little moral code. People get threatened, shot, killed quite easily in these books— and little to no remorse is shown. I’m cool with that. It’s the Bratva—not the Boy Scouts. But it is starting to get a little overdone. Like Valentina killing Misha’s guards for trailing her? Can we show a little respect for human life? A little sanity? Let’s just kill the bad guys and neutralize the real threats. Let’s not kill people out of petty annoyance. Makes the characters seem like very immature, spoiled tyrants and not someone I can actually root for or like.
In the other books, I liked Mischa. But in this book, he comes across like a toddler. The entire situation bled out of control because he can’t control his urges and take care of his responsibilities. He shoots Pavel in the leg for stupidity’s sake. He blows off repeated calls for help and delays going to Paris for the stupidest of reasons. He thinks with the wrong head constantly. It made him a lot less likable. Misha (and increasingly Kaz in the later books of the series) are becoming too emotionally volatile, immature and foolish in their decision making. It’s supposed to be seen as a sign of their devotion to their woman but when overdone (as it frequently is in these books), it is really just indicative of obsession and immaturity.
Speaking of immature, can we give Maxwell some depth? He’s becomes a caricature. Yet, he had so much potential. And must every character be interrelated? The connection between Ava and the family members in Paris who Em met while with Jean-Pierre was just too much! The introduction of the xecutioners and their whole backstory just seemed silly. I imagine Wright’s going to drag us into their world as a spin off, but I’m not really interested. I’d prefer she tighten up this world.
Next, sexy scenes are great and I don’t mean to kink shame anyone, but a Black author of all people should NEVER write a scene with a white guys saying he intends/wants to “whip” a Black woman (sex partner or not) with a belt. That scene literally disgusted me. There is too much history for that to be allowed to stand as simple sex play. If Kenya Wright’s intention was to be provocative, she failed. It was simply offensive. Wright should know better, and if she doesn’t that’s a big problem.
In short, this installment disappointed me. I’m not expecting realism. The violence doesn’t offend me. I love the overdone, “I control the world” alpha as much as the next gal. But the alpha has to act more like an alpha and less like a toddler. The violence has to have a legitimate purpose and not just be for kicks. The H has to be an adult, not remind me of a child with a constant need for immediate gratification.
I hope the next book is better and returns to the story’s original roots (books 1-3) and stops working so hard to top itself in such value.
I love Misha and Ava just as much as I love all the other couples mentioned in the book.
I got to see the funny side to Maxwell that I’ve never noticed around Em. lol i definitely see why he’s Misha’s Homey.
At this point I’m just waiting to see the Corsican, the brotherhood, the yakuza and the Xecutioners to become one big happy family and the most powerful combination in the world. But who knows 🤷🏾♀️kenya has a way of surprising us so we’ll just have to wait and see.
Kudos to you KW. You’re amazing