From the moment Lev Leokov spots the young woman hiding behind her hair in the middle of the gentleman’s club, he can’t take his eyes off of her.
For the very first time in his life, he is affected. Having been told his entire life that he can’t process or understand emotion, he considers it a big deal.
When Mina Harris gets caught red-handed with a wallet that isn’t hers, she falls apart. She’s tired, lonely and hasn’t eaten in days.
Lev offers her an ultimatum… A nice warm bed, a hot meal and a job, or the cops.
Mina takes her chances with Lev.
After all, a person with nothing has nothing left to lose.
***This book enters the world of the extended Leokov family which are introduced in Friend-Zoned, however, is unrelated… release date TBA**
It has been a very long time since I have been completely taken with a man in a book. Did I think one hot and sexy? Absolutely! But Lev goes so far beyond that it is thrilling. Lev is sexy and hot, but he is also, sweet, kind, tough, odd (but adorably so) and much, much more. He is the man that every woman should dream of and every man should strive to be.
Lev and Mina own each others hearts from the very beginning; they just have to conquer a lot to realize it. Mina brings out a side of Lev that people do not get to see besides his daughter (yes, he’s a hot Dad!); you could say that she brings out the best and sometimes the worst of him. I relished this story in ways that I can’t even explain. Lev is the antithesis of a hero and yet he isn’t. It is all too hard to explain so I am not even going to try. I’ll just say it’s magic to get to know him through Belle’s words.
Speaking of Belle, can she write a bad book? I mean honestly, chickie has a way with words. I was enthralled from beginning to end, never once putting the book down. My kids almost had to make their own dinner that night because I couldn’t stop. I was so sad to let go of Lev and company, but I am sure that since this is labeled Book #1, I will see them again (I hope!!!)
Run, don’t walk, to your e-reader and buy this book. It was a pleasure to read such a wonderfully written story with such amazing characters!