Though his methods may be rough, when it comes to protecting what’s his, Russian vor Sergei Petrovyh’s heart is always in the right place. That’s never been more true than when the gorgeous Evette Labadie asks him for a job. He knows enough to keep his hands off someone as beloved by the locals as Evie, but there’s something about her that calls to him—no matter how badly he burns to make her his.
Don’t think Evie hasn’t noticed the powerful Russian mafia boss who makes her favorite diner a regular stop. How can she not? He’s as hot as his reputation is dangerous. But everyone in her struggling New Orleans neighborhood knows he’s the man to turn to. And right now she needs money to get her son out of trouble.
Her other needs—needs she knows damn well Sergei can more than satisfy—will have to wait.
Evie soon finds herself playing Cinderella to a man who, despite what people believe, is definitely more prince than villain. She can’t help falling deeper in love with each passing day. But when a turf war between Sergei and a rival brings violence to her doorstep, Evie must come to grips with loving a man who will do anything to defend her…or walk away from her best chance at a happily-ever-after of her very own.
|A book that is set in New Orleans with a single mom Evette raising her son Emerson on her own. When she loses her cleaning lady job for some reason beyond her control she goes to her Auntie’s restaurant to talk out her problem. She also wants to enroll Emerson into a private school that just happened to call her earlier. Deciding to go more steps than necessary she asks to speak to Sergei who is the local Russian Boss. Long story short after listening to her he tells to come to address on card Monday. When Monday comes she has her job and housing solved by working for him at his house as a cleaning lady. She and her son are now living with him in a separate house in the back and Emerson is in the private school. What you think would be easy for her is not because even though she is attracted to him and him to her she still holds back. The story takes off when she begins to let go and you start to find out about her past and about her uncle Carl how Sergei wants to take care of wink, wink. There are some steamy sex scenes nothing over the top and though a few times the story gets a little slow it picks back up. Overall a good book. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 3 stars Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com|