- File Size: 817 KB
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Publisher: RiverHouse Publishing, LLC; 3 edition (January 1, 2010)
- Publication Date: January 1, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004HIM7G6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,831 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Dmitry's Closet: Russian Mafia Romance (The Medlov Crime Family Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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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.