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- Print Length: 384 pages
- Publisher: RiverHouse Publishing, LLC; 3 edition (January 1, 2010)
- Publication Date: January 1, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004HIM7G6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #560,897 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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However, Royal had a Strength that stayed with her and helped her get through some of the horrific events.
Now I want to see how she and Dimitry move on to their life together.
How is Anatoly going to perform as the new Head? What's going to happen to Cory, Renee, even that Cop, Agosto? Looking forward to reading the follow on books.
This book is a fast read; and 99% of it is predictable with a few surprises such as Cory being undercover (and the only reason why it's a surprise is because we aren't given the full story of each character - i.e. like Cory sneaking back into the shop and then getting caught; which we find out when he starts working for Dmitry).
The story isn't believable and there's no suspense (in my opinion) at all; you know that in the end there's going to be something "big" that's going to go down and the finale wasn't much. I personally didn't like that Ivan raped Royal and I'm thankful that the author didn't get into too much detail...although I would have personally just skipped over.
As far as the likability of the characters, I hated Royal and loved Dmitry.
Royal: is completely stupid and naive. She's supposed to be 23 (?), have graduated from College, lived in different homes at times (per her childhood), and MURDERED someone, yet doesn't see the writing on the wall with Dmitry....showering her with all kinds of gifts and he's tattooed up the ying-yang and with stars no less...who seriously by her age doesn't know a lick about the Russian mob? She never asks questions and digs into getting to know Dmitry. She's constantly settling.
Then, she has the audacity, to get all bent out of shape after she finds out he's in the Russian mob, and has killed....he didn't overreact when she confessed to him!
I mean just her life alone should have made her a stronger character, not weak and pathetic.
Dmitry: I liked him a lot; however, more could have been done with him. All we're told is that he's basically the "baddest" of the bad...and most feared, etc...but, what's truly painted in the entirety of the book is otherwise. He really wasn't as cold as I thought he should have been for someone who is at the head of an organization. I liked his caring for Royal; I just wish it were with a better woman....someone that actually matched him.
One last thing that bothered me was the editing or lack-thereof, if at all. There was a point where even Medlov was misspelled.
The lack of punctuation made me have to reread sentences (many times) so that I actually read the sentence in the way in which it was meant to be read. Some words were even missing - and I'm only referring outside of the spectrum of any Russian communication. For example, to give realism, as with any persons whose second language is English, she omitted "filler words" when Dmitry and/or Anatoly spoke. However, outside of that, it was still a theme in the narration.
Despite all that I've written, I don't feel that my time was wasted on this book; it's just that with such a high rating and good reviews, my expectation was high.
A lot could have been done with this book and could have gone in so many directions.
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However, as the story progressed, I invested a lot into their story and actually started to root for them. I’m not really a suspense romance fan either but I still enjoyed the story and can’t wait to move onto the next book as I bought all 4 in the series.
The big let down for me is the catalogue of errors and word segmentation issues all through the book. Honestly, I don’t get why authors, whether self-published or not, would skip such a vital part of the book writing process. I certainly didn’t expect it from Ms Nelson because I’ve read many of her books and never encountered this.
Royal Stone is tired of job hunting and on a extremely hot Memphis day she takes refuge into a little restaurant called Mother Russia. There she meets Dmitry Medlov our anti-hero hero. He is a 7ft tall man of deliciousness. He likes Royal, maybe because she does not seem to know him thus does not fear him and thus commences their story.
Royal for me was a bit too naive, or maybe she just pretended to be naive or she did not want to see what was right in front of her face. I liked how we got to meet Dmitry, even though the reader knows who he is when we first meet him he is just a man who was interested in a woman. Little by little we got to know him and what he did, I think this helped the reader fall for Dmitry.
I would recommend this to any fans of a good mafia romance.
This book really is a modern-day fairy tale. I mean Royal meeting Dmitry and scoring a job an hour later and a mahoosive beautiful flat and then tons of diamonds and all that wouldn't happen to any of us, would it? And like in the old tales, as a reader you're "awwwww"ing about the perfect love story mixing beauty, humour and living the high life, but you know there's something really evil that's going to happen soon. But like Royal,you're pretty much kept in the dark... So you get the whole gloomy feel, but no idea what's actually going to happen. So you get quite a powerful ending.
The interaction between the main characters was fab. You get introduced to characters that will end up having a story of their own. The whole mafia stuff is quite easy to understand, and the story flows very well. Reader gets drawn in quickly, laughs, worries, cries, cheers, drools, becomes envious etc. and last thing you know, you've hit THE END.
Am I going to read the other ones? Sure will !
I sure love me some DIMITRY even though He is supposed to be the bad guy. lol