Dark Russian Angel by Odette Stone

SYNOPSIS

I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,49160345._SY475_
And I witnessed a crime.
The police are failing to protect me.
And my chance of survival isn’t looking good.

Andrusha, is the cold and dangerous leader of the Vancouver Russian mafia,
He’s also my best chance to make it to trial alive.
The only thing we have in common,
Is our shared enemy.

This man is everything your mom warned you about.
He’s ruthless.
He’s cold.
And he likes to be in control.
I should be afraid of him.
I should keep my distance.
So why is he the only one who makes me feel safe?

Who will protect me from my protector?

MY REVIEW:

5+ Stars

Wow! Just mind-blowing.

This is a new to me author, and I absolutely loved this book and the characters.

Olivia works as a dancer at a strip club. One night after work, on her way home from work, she hears some ruckus in an alley and checks it out. What she sees is not what she expected; a man getting killed. And the killer sees her. Olivia calls the police and is put in Police Protection; only the police fail to protect her from the attacks of the killer.

Andrusha is the cold-hearted leader of the Vancouver Russian Mafia, and it’s important to him that the woman who is in police protection testifies against Ivan Bunko. One night, Andrusha and Viktor decide to check up on the witness, and while they’re surveilling the area, there’s an attack on the victim.

Olivia is saved by Andrusha and taken to his warehouse. All she wants is to get back to police protection, and her wish is granted; only once again, she’s attacked, and her only choice is Andrusha. No one except him can keep her safe and alive.

“Please let me go. I won’t tell anyone anything. I won’t testify.”
Annoyance crossed his face. “Sweetheart, if we survive the next ten minutes, you’re going to testify.”


I loved Andrusha but Olivia I absolutely adored. She was so strong and such a beautiful person that had such bad luck in her life. I appreciate that the author didn’t change Olivia’s personality as the story went on. I’ve read Mafia books where the heroine is a doormat in the beginning, and then out of nowhere, she’s this sexy, mouthy woman that the hero can’t resist. Olivia, however, was such a lovable character.

“He had told me that saving me was his atonement for living the life he did, but he didn’t seem to realize that it was his love that had saved me, not his guns.”


The chemistry between Andrusha and Olivia was off the charts! The pace was absolutely perfect, we got to see their relationship as friends and then how that developed into so much more.

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