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#Review : Seduced by the loan shark #novella #romance

Seduced by the loan shark

Synopsis
Gathering her courage and the four thousand dollars she has in savings, college co-ed Cassie bravely enters the bar where Hagen, Houston’s most feared loan shark, operates his criminal empire. Her brother is in deep trouble and she’s his last hope. She just prays her payment will be enough to keep the knee-breakers at bay for a little while longer.

Hagen shatters her hope when he informs her the debt owed is far, far more than the four grand she’s scraped together. Feeling rather generous, Hagen makes Cassie an offer she can’t refuse: her body to settle the debt.

Though she expects a degrading, miserable experience, Cassie is shocked by Hagen’s sensual seduction. Left breathless with pleasure after their encounter, Cassie discovers she can’t walk away from Hagen. But she’s flirting with danger now–and someone is bound to get hurt.

Opinion
The book is short – only five chapters. There is not a lot of time for character development. This story was a quickie just like their relationship. I was disappointed because I was expecting more.

I got this book because I liked the Russian Protector series by the author. Those books were HOT!!! I have never been in to mafia type romances, but Sergei had me rethinking everything!

This book was a spin off of that series. I think if the book had been longer, I probably would’ve liked it a lot better. I felt there was an attraction and a lot of lust, but I did not see a love connection.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
Borrow because it is short and the story is not very developed.

Book details
Series: Seduced by the Congressman Book 3
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 54 pages


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-Letter A- Sold to the hitman: a bad boy mafia romance #mafiaromance @AprilAtoZ #atozchallenge

A is for Alexis

Sold to the hitman: a bad boy mafia romance

Synopsis
Andrei is a bodyguard/hitman who is on a job where women are being auctioned. When he sees Cassie, his protective instincts cause him to bid on her. The man he outbids is the son of a mafia leader. He knows that he should have left her to her fate, but he decides to risk it all to save her.

Cassie is an innocent young girl whose father sells her to the highest bidder. After the ensuing traumatic experience resulting in a sham marriage, she is disillusioned and realizes that her family did not really love her. She knows that Andrei might be dangerous, but he treats her well.

Opinion
When I bought this book, I did not know what to expect with this. I don’t usually read books where the hero is obviously on the opposite side of the law. I mainly bought the book because of the cover. Yea, I know that is not the best reason. I was willing to take a chance because he was man candy. I figured that if the story was not any good, I can just look at the cover.

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As I got into the story, I found that I liked Andrei. I liked that he had a conscious and treated Cassie with care. He might be a cold-blooded killer, but he knew how to treat his woman.

I felt bad for Cassie because … sex trafficking victim. Her scum of a paternal person (not worthy of calling him her father) sold her for love of money. Because of that, I was glad she had a happy ending. I tried not to think too hard about how real that situation is and how many girls don’t have a hitman savior in real life.

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TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
I say BUY because it was a gritty but sweet story. Andrei may have been a bad boy, but he was definitely worth rooting for. For a better bang for your buck, I recommend buying the set: Hitman – The Series: A Bad Boy Mafia Romance Collection.

Book details
Print Length: 326 pages
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
Series: Alexis Abbott’s Hitmen

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