Friday, May 10, 2013

Review + Giveaway ~ Roxie Rivera's HER RUSSIAN PROTECTOR: IVAN and DIMITRI Blog Tour


Her Russian Protector, Book 1

Desperate to find her sister, Erin goes to the only man in Houston who can help her--Ivan Markovic. The intimidating, tattooed Russian operates one of the most elite mixed-martial arts training centers in the world but it’s his shadowy past and reputed connections with Houston’s underworld that interest her most.

To find her sister, she’ll need the help of her big, scary Russian protector—but asking for help from a man like Ivan carries a steep price, one that might just include her heart.
As a reader, I love when I get pulled into the story – that is what immediately happened. During the opening scene, I felt Erin’s fear when she had to approach Ivan at his gym for help. I found myself chanting “Come on girl. You can do it.” However, with each step she took, the author did an astonishing job of building the anxiety. The romance flourished due to the author's subtle depictions of angst, apprehension, and suspense. My first suspenseful adventure with the author was success. There are still three additional Russian Protectors {Dimitri, Yuri, and Nikolai} for my reading pleasure.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by Book Monster Promotions or the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.


Her Russian Protector, Book 2

Refusing to lose her brother to the violent Hermanos street gang, Benny turns to Dimitri, the dead sexy Russian who lives in the apartment above her family's bakery. He's the only man tough enough to get through to Johnny and save him from a life in prison—or worse.

There's nothing Dimitri won't do for Benny, even if it means dealing with her troublemaking brother. He quickly realizes that it's not just Johnny and his thug friends that pose a threat to Benny. A shady real estate developer needs to buy her bakery to secure a multi-million dollar deal and he'll stop at nothing to make her sell.

Threatened from all sides, Benny finds safety in Dimitri's strong arms—and in his bed. Her big, sexy Russian has no intention of ever letting her go—and he'll brave the fires of hell before he lets anyone harm her.

Reader's Note: Dimitri is an incredibly passionate man with a dominant streak—and Benny is only too happy to indulge his need for a little…restraint.
After reading about all the drama Johnny brings into his sister’s life; I have to say I’ve never felt better about being an only child. When a strong independent woman, with slightly submissive tendencies, is threatened who will rescue her? How about the sexy-Russian with a dominant streak that just happen to live upstairs? Benny is an immensely well-written character; the author gave her many layers allowing her great range without distorting her character. The author constructed Dimitri to complement her perfectly. Throughout the book, he is confident and is very capable of protecting those he cares about using the skills the army taught him. He is not violent, per se, but he is willing to fight aggressively, physically if need be, for what he desires and has claimed - in this case Benny.

While I enjoyed Ivan's story; Dimitri's made me put Her Russian Protector series on my auto-buy and instant-read lists. Roxie Rivera's writing style is startling. Her ability to capture the reader's attention and pull them into the story is unprecedented. This is a suspense-filled romance with tons of subplots ,but the author did a miraculous job of maintaining consist storylines. I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED this for lovers of both suspense and contemporary romances.

There are still two additional Russian Protectors {Yuri, and Nikolai} for my reading pleasure.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by Book Monster Promotions or the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

Now that you have met IVAN & DIMITRI be sure to Mark your calendars you won't want to miss YURI & NIKOLAI

They will be joining us on the blog on June 17th

When I’m not chasing after my wild preschooler, I like to write super sexy romances and scorching hot erotica. I live in Texas with a husband who could easily snag a job as an extra on History Channel’s new Viking series, a sweet but rowdy three-year-old with Tetralogy of Fallot, and Bosley, our Great Dane with major mommy issues.

I also have another dirty-book writing alter ego, Lolita Lopez, who writes deliciously steamy tales for Ellora’s Cave, Forever Yours/Grand Central, Mischief/Harper Collins UK, Siren Publishing and Cleis Press.

Connect with Roxie:
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Roxie is giving away the following prizes on the tour:
Grand Prize:  
$25.00 Amazon Gift Card

FOUR (4) runners-up will receive BOTH eBooks of IVAN and DIMITRI
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Blog Tour Schedule
4/29 - 5/12

4/29 - Nina's Literary Escape
4/30 - Riverina Romantics
5/01 - Flirting with Romance
5/02 - Book Monster Reviews
5/04 - Froggarita's Bookcase
5/05 - Mad Hatter Reads
5/06 - United by Books
5/08 - Book Lovin' Mamas
5/09 - My Reading Obsession
5/11 - Offbeat Vagabond
5/12 - Romance Junkies