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I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, 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 I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, 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?


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I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, 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 I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, 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?

30 review for Dark Russian Angel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Look, I don't wanna shit on this book because it had so much potential but it was really underdeveloped. We just did not know shit. Why wasn't this man a monster? What his upbringing was like? What kind of business did he run? Why was Olivia the way she was? How did she go into dancing? Hwow did she injure herself? Why couldn't she find another job? I mean, the romance was so lukewarm I could not believe that was main the focus of the story if the lives of the characters wasn't. To put it simply, i Look, I don't wanna shit on this book because it had so much potential but it was really underdeveloped. We just did not know shit. Why wasn't this man a monster? What his upbringing was like? What kind of business did he run? Why was Olivia the way she was? How did she go into dancing? Hwow did she injure herself? Why couldn't she find another job? I mean, the romance was so lukewarm I could not believe that was main the focus of the story if the lives of the characters wasn't. To put it simply, it needed more violence, sex and suffering. I cannot believe I just wrote that.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Melanie (mells_view)

    Dark Russian Angel is a mafia spin-off of Stone’s Vancouver Wolves hockey series. Andrusha is the reluctant hero, and he is old friends with Mica the hero from the most recent hockey book (The Penalty Box). The heroine is Olivia. She is a new character to the series, but you will fall for her quickly. A forced into retirement dancer turned stripper who is the witness to a murder. She’s the star witness to put away a crime boss, and now they are out to get her. Andrusha doesn’t want to get wrappe Dark Russian Angel is a mafia spin-off of Stone’s Vancouver Wolves hockey series. Andrusha is the reluctant hero, and he is old friends with Mica the hero from the most recent hockey book (The Penalty Box). The heroine is Olivia. She is a new character to the series, but you will fall for her quickly. A forced into retirement dancer turned stripper who is the witness to a murder. She’s the star witness to put away a crime boss, and now they are out to get her. Andrusha doesn’t want to get wrapped up in the mess, but Olivia sort of falls right into his lap. This story is a wild ride. Of not knowing who to trust, who is truly a bad guy, and what the heck is actually going on in the Vancouver crime underground. I’d say that this one is more of a romantic suspense. The hockey books have all had a bit of suspense in them, but this one takes it to the next level. The mafia aspect isn’t too in depth, but it’s also done well. The romance is slow-burn, but once it heats up it is hot. All in all this was a great read, and I can’t wait to see what Ms. Stone gives us next! AVAILABLE NOW!

  3. 5 out of 5

    ♛ Mademoiselle Smut ♛

    5+ Stars re-read 10th Aug 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 th 5+ Stars re-read 10th Aug 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.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Fre06 Begum

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Whilst I did like the book I wished that the main male lead was a bit more alpha. I just found him a bit too placid and he let things go with people who hurt heroine. As an alpha I would have liked his character more if he dealt with the bad guys rather than leaving it with his men. Even the way he dealt with Detective Klassaan was too beta for me. Apart from that the story was good, the suspense was even better. I will try author’s other books for sure. I received a free copy of this book via Bo Whilst I did like the book I wished that the main male lead was a bit more alpha. I just found him a bit too placid and he let things go with people who hurt heroine. As an alpha I would have liked his character more if he dealt with the bad guys rather than leaving it with his men. Even the way he dealt with Detective Klassaan was too beta for me. Apart from that the story was good, the suspense was even better. I will try author’s other books for sure. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    ren ♡

    "I don't need to be protected from you," I whispered my lie, wanting it to be the truth. He bent down and gave me a long hard kiss, before he pushed the hair off my face. "Yes, you do." I've been obsessed with Andrusha since The Penalty Box so I was super excited to find that he had his own spin-off novel. Dark Russian Angel is nothing like I'd thought it would be, in the sense that it didn't have the darkness and angst of a typical mafia romance. But the steamy scenes definitely made "I don't need to be protected from you," I whispered my lie, wanting it to be the truth. He bent down and gave me a long hard kiss, before he pushed the hair off my face. "Yes, you do." I've been obsessed with Andrusha since The Penalty Box so I was super excited to find that he had his own spin-off novel. Dark Russian Angel is nothing like I'd thought it would be, in the sense that it didn't have the darkness and angst of a typical mafia romance. But the steamy scenes definitely made up for it. 😂😂😂 Nonetheless, it was still a very compelling and fun read. I really hope his right hand man, Viktor, gets his own book. Rating: 3.75/5

  6. 4 out of 5

    Villains Do It Better

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 2 Light Mafia DNF Stars Well, this isn't exactly what I expected. Normally i have more patience when the book isn't terrible, but I just felt as if this book was pretty long, boring, and I was just wasting time after I got to the halfway point, so I finally decided to DNF. This book is good for people who like mafia books on the lighter side, which sometimes I'm totally fine with, but I think this was a bit too soft for me, and there were also multiple things I didn't care for. The writing was def 2 Light Mafia DNF Stars Well, this isn't exactly what I expected. Normally i have more patience when the book isn't terrible, but I just felt as if this book was pretty long, boring, and I was just wasting time after I got to the halfway point, so I finally decided to DNF. This book is good for people who like mafia books on the lighter side, which sometimes I'm totally fine with, but I think this was a bit too soft for me, and there were also multiple things I didn't care for. The writing was definitely cheesy, and for a mafia romance, maybe if it had more grit and substance I would like it more, but everything was just too soft for me. Especially the characters were all too soft that it didn't make sense for any of them to be mob leaders, and the Hero is definitely more beta than alpha in my opinion. I also didn't like the heroine. She was waaay too naive for me, she almost just seemed dumb, I don't care how young she is. When shes been living not so great, you would think she would be a bit more worldly and street smarts. I also don't like her as a stripper in that aspect because she is so innocent and it didnt make sense. I didn't like all the OW drama either. It didn't make me mad or anything, but I felt like it was nonstop, at least the first half of the book. It almost seemed as if the author didn't know how to create actual substance and tension without using OW drama. There were multiple times he got lap dances from strippers, even after him and the h were kind of together in my opinion. Then there was the detective who he led on so she would give him information. He flirted, he let her grope him for a bit, and kiss him a couple times, and the heroine saw the lipstick on his collar, and the glitter always on his suits from him getting lap dances. There was also his ex fiance that pops up and causes drama. Now I haven't read any of the previous books, and his engagement ended with her a long time ago, and he said he didn't love her anymore, but it was too much of a coincidence that this all of a sudden happened when him and the h were getting together, and felt way too forced. It is also obvious he has unresolved feelings for her, and at a couple points the author made it seem like he did care about her even though he said he didn't, and I know this is just to cause unnecessary drama since it added nothing to the story and to also cause jealousy and probably try to make the H less 2 dimensional. Their feelings for each other happened too fast to be believable too, and i was so hoping it wouldn't because this story actually started out really good, but the insta just made the chemistry Eh. Another thing i noticed was the similarity to Crow by A Zavarelli. Virgin stripper, mob boss, she ends up living with him, but I would definitely recommend Crow over this. Overall, not my favorite book, and if this is the standard for the rest of the authors books, I probably wont be reading those either.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Madeleine

    This is my first book by Odette and I am in love with Andrusha. Danger, dark, action, lies, deception, alpha male & hotness overload. Sexy mafia men galore. I'm so glad they were able to overcome their obstacles. Page turning good. Looking forward to more books by Odette. This is my first book by Odette and I am in love with Andrusha. Danger, dark, action, lies, deception, alpha male & hotness overload. Sexy mafia men galore. I'm so glad they were able to overcome their obstacles. Page turning good. Looking forward to more books by Odette.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lovetoread

    Odette Stone is a new author for me. I have been reading romance novels for a very long time. All the romances I have given a five star rating have the same thing in common.....Outstanding story line, characters that you like and care about, and because it is a romance novel I want hot sizzling passion that jumps right off the pages.....this author hit a home run for me... If you are into Alpha heroes with a very dark side and Heroines that never seem to get a break in life. This is your romance Odette Stone is a new author for me. I have been reading romance novels for a very long time. All the romances I have given a five star rating have the same thing in common.....Outstanding story line, characters that you like and care about, and because it is a romance novel I want hot sizzling passion that jumps right off the pages.....this author hit a home run for me... If you are into Alpha heroes with a very dark side and Heroines that never seem to get a break in life. This is your romance....I can not recommend it highly enough except to say I will be looking into more of this authors romances to buy. Please note this is not a romance novel you would pass on to a thirteen year old, this is a romance novel for us, the adult reader so the sensual level of this novel is a strong 7+++ .

  9. 4 out of 5

    jayelle86

    Disclaimer - I’m on a mission at the moment to find new, amazing books to add to my bookshelves. So my tolerance for books I’m not immediately sucked into is pretty low. I’m looking for engaging writing, well-developed characters, and engrossing plot lines. I’ve read a few books from this author, and really enjoyed them, so hoping for another win here. Hmm... I feel like this was okay, but also didn’t really work for me. I didn’t really like the characters I don’t think... I didn’t really believe Disclaimer - I’m on a mission at the moment to find new, amazing books to add to my bookshelves. So my tolerance for books I’m not immediately sucked into is pretty low. I’m looking for engaging writing, well-developed characters, and engrossing plot lines. I’ve read a few books from this author, and really enjoyed them, so hoping for another win here. Hmm... I feel like this was okay, but also didn’t really work for me. I didn’t really like the characters I don’t think... I didn’t really believe the romance. I don’t think there was enough depth there for me to really sink into the story or the world. It felt a little... all over the place. I was never rooting for them as a couple. I got about halfway in and started skimming when I realised I didn’t care if they got together or not.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Paula

    Meh. The cover and the plot made me think the hero was going to be the typical alpha male but he was beta.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lynsey A

    Another good one. This isn't a dark mafia romance but is a sweet story. I liked it. I do recommend at least reading The Penalty Box before reading this one since they are a bit tied together. Another good one. This isn't a dark mafia romance but is a sweet story. I liked it. I do recommend at least reading The Penalty Box before reading this one since they are a bit tied together.

  12. 4 out of 5

    J♤Đ£

    Amazing Andrusha and Olivia were perfection. This book had it all: action, suspense, romance, danger, fight scenes, love scenes, and even an adorable dog. Great book. Give me more Russian heroes, Odette.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    REALLY liked this one. Thanks to reader friend Katy for the rec ;D. This story was fast paced and I didn't want to put it down. I thought I'd lost interest in "the mob" type books, but this one was different. This story also had some brief character tie-ins with the authors hockey series (which l love). Andrusha, a crime boss, is a reluctant Hero, not wanting to get involved but can't help but protect an innocent witness, Olivia, from an enemy. Lots of suspense here and you're just sure there's REALLY liked this one. Thanks to reader friend Katy for the rec ;D. This story was fast paced and I didn't want to put it down. I thought I'd lost interest in "the mob" type books, but this one was different. This story also had some brief character tie-ins with the authors hockey series (which l love). Andrusha, a crime boss, is a reluctant Hero, not wanting to get involved but can't help but protect an innocent witness, Olivia, from an enemy. Lots of suspense here and you're just sure there's a showdown coming but not sure when and how. And who, if anyone, including the police can be trusted. You're also left wondering how in this mess can Andrusha/Olivia ever find a real HEA. I liked that the HEA didn't come easy, but they eventually get there. Really liked Victor, Andrusha's right hand. Wondering if and when he might find his own HEA.

  14. 4 out of 5

    CeCe

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I am so surprised how much I enjoyed this one. Originally I was not sure if I was going to read it since many reviewers stated that Andrusha was weak and not an alpha as you would expect in a mafia story. However, even though he was not OTT alpha, he was VERY protective of the Olivia. I liked the hero. He was a strong leader, yet very sensitive to the heroine’s safety. Andrusha did give a lot of orders to his right hand man, Viktor, to protect the heroine when he was busy working so much that one I am so surprised how much I enjoyed this one. Originally I was not sure if I was going to read it since many reviewers stated that Andrusha was weak and not an alpha as you would expect in a mafia story. However, even though he was not OTT alpha, he was VERY protective of the Olivia. I liked the hero. He was a strong leader, yet very sensitive to the heroine’s safety. Andrusha did give a lot of orders to his right hand man, Viktor, to protect the heroine when he was busy working so much that one point I thought that there would be a love triangle but that never happened. Viktor cared for the heroine like a sister. Will there be a story with Viktor. If there is, please no pining over the OW he spoke about briefly. She can be mentioned, but NO PINING. There is an ex-fiancé that comes back for some OW drama, but you know the entire time that the hero has no interest. I love OW drama so I welcomed it. Olivia used to be a ballet dancer until she had an injury. To make money, she works as a stripper. One night after work, she sees a man being murdered. She goes to the police, they put her in protective custody when they find out that the killer is a wanted mobster. However, some of the members of the police are corrupt and there are numerous times that Olivia is almost harmed. Andrusha wants to find this man and when he discovers that Olivia is a witness to a murder that can put this man in jail, he offers to protect her and from there the story begins. It was a nice suspenseful romance. I was disappointed it ended.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Madison

    Honestly couldn’t put it down. I finished this book in 4 hours. Started at 12am and read til 4 in the morning. I think that speaks for it’s self. You know when a book is so good, you’re nearly skimming the pages because you can’t wait for everything to unfold. You just keep saying one more chapter just one more... the next thing you know you’ve stayed up all night and finished the whole thing. I promise you this book will have you not just saying one more chapter you’ll be begging for the end in Honestly couldn’t put it down. I finished this book in 4 hours. Started at 12am and read til 4 in the morning. I think that speaks for it’s self. You know when a book is so good, you’re nearly skimming the pages because you can’t wait for everything to unfold. You just keep saying one more chapter just one more... the next thing you know you’ve stayed up all night and finished the whole thing. I promise you this book will have you not just saying one more chapter you’ll be begging for the end in a bittersweet kind of way. Bittersweet because you NEED to know the end, but you are dreading it because then there is nothing left to be consumed with. To say this book was captivating is an understatement. Odette Stone really brings you into this world and you feel as though you aren’t just reading words on a page, but sitting in Bay with Olivia playing fetch with Sasha. She just brings you into this world and you can’t help but get lost in the characters. This isn’t the first time she has done this, every book she writes has a way of making you fall in love with the characters and feel like they are your friends. And when you miss them you have to pick up one of her books and read it again just to hangout with them another time. That is what makes her writing so gripping. It’s not just words on paper, it evokes true emotions from the reader. Quite frankly I believe this is one of her best pieces of work, so I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us down the road.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Maria11

    3.5 to 4 I loved the plot and the beginning, but the it just dragged on and on and I wanted it to get to the point! I mean I figured it all out, but the characters didn’t get it and it just kept going on and on. I would have given more stars, but darn get to the point!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ri

    I love all things that have elements of a criminal undertone to them. So when I discovered that this author was building on a side character that had been introduced in The Penalty Box that had piqued my interest I was ecstatic. I wasn't sure how this was going to go considering that this is a very different direction and feel than her usual books go. I am more than pleasantly surprised because this book did have so many of the things that I look for when reading anything resembling Mafia. Was i I love all things that have elements of a criminal undertone to them. So when I discovered that this author was building on a side character that had been introduced in The Penalty Box that had piqued my interest I was ecstatic. I wasn't sure how this was going to go considering that this is a very different direction and feel than her usual books go. I am more than pleasantly surprised because this book did have so many of the things that I look for when reading anything resembling Mafia. Was it perfect? No. Was it enjoyable and kept my attention? Absolutely. I wasn't sure where the story was going when it first started out. I was intrigued from the first chapter but then had moments where I was confused as to what was happening and how it tied together. I was very curious to understand Andrusha. He was a very complex character. I had liked him, as I mentioned, since the first time that he had been introduced. However, I also struggled with him. He gave off certain vibes of being a certain type of man that demands control, and yet he was often wishy-washy when it came to that. I was expecting him to act differently. That being said, I liked that he fought hard for Olivia, oftentimes against what he should and shouldn't do, and really wanted her to have a chance at finally having a good and happy life. Olivia was hard for me to understand. I didn't connect with her as much as I wanted to until something pivotal happens and she puts Andrusha above herself. I appreciated that. Their connection was slow in building and that was both good and bad. I wanted more of a connection at times instead of the push and pull but at the same time, I liked that there was a bond there. Even though this story ended with a happily ever after, I still struggled for a couple of chapters before they got the HEA. I just didn't understand the choices that had been made but that is minor. While this was not my favorite book that this author has written I still enjoyed it. I appreciate the author stepping outside of her wheelhouse and giving her fans the character that everyone had been asking her for.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Charisse Lyn

    DARK RUSSIAN ANGEL is a spin-off from Odette's Vancouver Wolves Hockey romance series. Andrusha Sokolov first made his appearance in PENALTY BOX as Mica Petrov's childhood friend and it's his title as the head of the Russian mafia in Vancouver that gets Mica into trouble off the ice. In DARK RUSSIAN ANGEL, Andrusha fights to maintain order in the city as Ivan Bunko, a new underground player, tries to take control of the streets by any means necessary. Olivia Childs is a dancer that could never ca DARK RUSSIAN ANGEL is a spin-off from Odette's Vancouver Wolves Hockey romance series. Andrusha Sokolov first made his appearance in PENALTY BOX as Mica Petrov's childhood friend and it's his title as the head of the Russian mafia in Vancouver that gets Mica into trouble off the ice. In DARK RUSSIAN ANGEL, Andrusha fights to maintain order in the city as Ivan Bunko, a new underground player, tries to take control of the streets by any means necessary. Olivia Childs is a dancer that could never catch a break. After an injury ended her ballet career, she takes up stripping to pay the bills. Then, one night, she ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time and is the only known witness that can place Bunko behind bars. When the police are unable to keep her safe, she finds herself locked away under Andrusha's protection. Andrusha is a man of plan and action. He has contingencies for every scenario and strategizes his every move. Taking in Olivia is just another way to ensure his new enemy never succeeds: the benefits of keeping her alive long enough to testify against Bunko far outweigh the risks of having her near. What he doesn't expect is the way he reacts to her presence; she is reluctant to be near him and doesn't throw herself at him like most women, but she also stubbornly refuses to leave his side when he tries to keep her out of direct harm's way. He finds her endearing and adorable and as such, claims her as HIS. Though he wants her, he does his best to keep his hands off - Olivia is more than just a naïve pretty face in danger, she's a virgin that he doesn't want to taint with his darkness. Andrusha is the definition of every girl's Bad Boy fantasy and every mother's warning. Andrusha is Olivia's unlikely guardian angel, but she quickly becomes his weakness. There are dangers from all around as Bunko's reach increases throughout Vancouver. Just as the pair find their mutual attraction too much to resist, everything Andrusha has worked for, including Olivia's safety, is threatened by someone close to him. DARK RUSSIAN ANGEL is an action-packed mafia romance that delivers a sweet and satisfying ending. Those seeking a story with a one-and-only lover, no cheating, and happy ending are in for a treat. Odette shows the underside of her Vancouver is just as full of love as life in the hockey rink. Readers get a glimpse into Mica's life after the end of his book, too, as Andrusha and Mica's friendship remains strong. My only critique is that Andrusha claims to always need to be in control and promises Olivia she is in over her head when it comes to his sexual proclivities; he prefers to tie up his women and reprimand disobedience in the bedroom with spankings. None of this comes to pass, though he does assert his dominance over Olivia with sexually charged manhandling outside of the bedroom. None of this detracts from the story, making readers shy of or avoiding BDSM in their romance perfectly safe to enjoy DARK RUSSIAN ANGEL.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Erika

    One of the things I appreciate about Odette Stone is that she knows how to write about men who are alpha but not overbearing. Andrusha was tough and endearing. Olivia was, understandably, scared but resilient. I love the way this author writes a romance because there are elements of actual risk and doubt in her novels, I’m not always sure it’s going to be okay and that keeps me invested. This book kept me invested and I was happy I read it when I finished it. If you like protective alpha males t One of the things I appreciate about Odette Stone is that she knows how to write about men who are alpha but not overbearing. Andrusha was tough and endearing. Olivia was, understandably, scared but resilient. I love the way this author writes a romance because there are elements of actual risk and doubt in her novels, I’m not always sure it’s going to be okay and that keeps me invested. This book kept me invested and I was happy I read it when I finished it. If you like protective alpha males this one is for you. The only ‘issue’ I saw in this book was that there is an insistence that Andrusha is into controlling women in bed which never actually surfaces. It wasn’t missed by me, but if you are looking for that this may not be the book you want. If that’s not a dealbreaker, I highly recommend giving this book a try and then reading everything else Odette Stone writes :) Also, Sasha features heavily in this book and I am a sucker for a misbehaved monster dog! I received a free ARC of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Raecharmed

    Olivia's career as a dancer ends due to an injury so she become a stripper to support herself. One night she sees something she shouldn't and the police aren't keeping her safe like they said they would. So she ends up under Andrusha's protection until she can testify. Andrusha is an alpha type of man and is very determine to make sure everything goes according to how he wants it to. Olivia is different from other women he has been around because she doesn't fall all over him. However Olivia doe Olivia's career as a dancer ends due to an injury so she become a stripper to support herself. One night she sees something she shouldn't and the police aren't keeping her safe like they said they would. So she ends up under Andrusha's protection until she can testify. Andrusha is an alpha type of man and is very determine to make sure everything goes according to how he wants it to. Olivia is different from other women he has been around because she doesn't fall all over him. However Olivia does stay at his side when it comes to anything involving keeping her safe. She cares for him and doesn't want him getting hurt because of her. Will Andrusha claim Olivia for his own? Can they take care of the threat to her? This is a great story once I started this book I couldn't put it down. The chemistry between them is blazing hot. This is a well written and very entertaining story. I would recommend this book to any book lover. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Pyu

    Its very rare to see a female lead’s first time last till the end! The content was satisfying, all the little details included. One of the best ones ive read this year!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Gale Albright

    Dark Russian Angelis an interesting book about Andruska who we have met before. Seeing into his life and how hard and dark it could be was kind of painful. I’m glad he got hisHEA in the end.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kaylee Bradley

    Weak female lead I had such high hopes for this book, I’m definitely an Odette fan and I’ve been waiting for Andrushas story since he popped up in The Penalty Box. I loved Andrusha but I’m not a fan of the lead female AT ALL. She was such a weak character and I prefer a strong female lead. I get that we needed to see Andrusha’s protectiveness as an alpha male but I really didn’t like how weak and pathetic our female lead was. It was a good story but I would have preferred Olivia to not be so... Weak female lead I had such high hopes for this book, I’m definitely an Odette fan and I’ve been waiting for Andrushas story since he popped up in The Penalty Box. I loved Andrusha but I’m not a fan of the lead female AT ALL. She was such a weak character and I prefer a strong female lead. I get that we needed to see Andrusha’s protectiveness as an alpha male but I really didn’t like how weak and pathetic our female lead was. It was a good story but I would have preferred Olivia to not be so... needy?

  24. 4 out of 5

    Katy

    4.5 stars.....Loved it!! I get sucked right into her books and I love that. I couldn’t wait to see what happened in Andrusha’s story. (love his name...usually all these authors are pulling out all these crazy names that I struggle to make flow in my head but his works!) Ms. Stone did not disappoint with this one. Can not wait for more from this author!!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mom2boyz

    The big bad mafia (anti)hero becomes a big old pile of mush after meeting the heroine. DNF.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kaity B

    4-4.5 stars. Okay, yes Mafia romances might just be my new addiction. This book came out of no where for me and I love it! This is a spin off of the Vancouver Wolves series, which is amazing and if you haven't checked that out what are you doing reading this?! You technically don't need to read the Vancouver Wolves series, but it will spoil the last book, for the couple, but if you don't care about that then this book is a standalone! This story is about Andrusha, who we met in Penalty Box with Mi 4-4.5 stars. Okay, yes Mafia romances might just be my new addiction. This book came out of no where for me and I love it! This is a spin off of the Vancouver Wolves series, which is amazing and if you haven't checked that out what are you doing reading this?! You technically don't need to read the Vancouver Wolves series, but it will spoil the last book, for the couple, but if you don't care about that then this book is a standalone! This story is about Andrusha, who we met in Penalty Box with Mica, and Olivia, who is a former dancer then after an injury had to resort to stripping to make ends meet. At the beginning of the book Olivia witnesses a crime by Bunko who is head of the rival mafia group, I don't know if my terms are right but I am just going with it for now haha. Well she witnesses Bunko kill someone and then that starts the domino effect of her needing to be in witness protection so she can help put him behind bars. But as you all know it wouldn't be a story without drama, so she is having trouble keeping safe in witness protection, and that is how Andrusha comes in. I am not going to say much more of the plot because it was great to go in not knowing too much. Andrusha, who is more of a tamer Mafia leader, he is very sweet to Olivia, I love a good tough exterior bad boy who gets all soft for the heroine, and this fit perfectly in to that. I really hope that Viktor gets a story next, because he was Andrusha's right hand man and there is a lot to be discovered about him. Overall if you want a book with a perfect balance of romance and action then this is the book for you. Can't wait to see what else Odette brings us because if it is like this book and the Vancouver Wolves series then I won't be disappointed!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    Dark Russian Angel is the first book I’ve read by this author and it definitely won’t be my last. It grabbed my attention from the very first page and kept it until the end. I really liked the characters in this book. Andrusha is a yummy leader of the Russian mafia. He can be bossy and grumpy, but he was also protective and sweet. Andrusha fought his attraction towards Olivia believing the things he’d done were too bad to deserve someone as good as her. However, Olivia saw the man behind th Dark Russian Angel is the first book I’ve read by this author and it definitely won’t be my last. It grabbed my attention from the very first page and kept it until the end. I really liked the characters in this book. Andrusha is a yummy leader of the Russian mafia. He can be bossy and grumpy, but he was also protective and sweet. Andrusha fought his attraction towards Olivia believing the things he’d done were too bad to deserve someone as good as her. However, Olivia saw the man behind the mask and had a different opinion. Olivia was such a strong character. Her life consisted of one hard hit after the other, yet she never gave up. She also wasn’t one of those whiney female leads that are annoying. She was really sweet and I was pulling so hard for she and Andrusha to end up together. Viktor was Andrusha’s second in command and another great character. I’d love to read a book about him and catch up with all these characters. The author’s notes stated that Andrusha was first introduced in another book, Penalty Box. I plan on checking out that series.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Crystal Bell

    This is my first book by Odette Sone, Dark Mafia is one of my favorite genres. I am very picky. So I wanted to wait 24 hours to write a fair review. Let’s start off with I couldn’t put this book down from page one. I sometimes can figure out what is going to happen from the beginning. Not with this book, so many twists. Kept me on the edge. Love the main characters, Andrusha, Russian head of his Organization, alpha, Who you can’t help but fall in love with him. Olivia, A retired professional da This is my first book by Odette Sone, Dark Mafia is one of my favorite genres. I am very picky. So I wanted to wait 24 hours to write a fair review. Let’s start off with I couldn’t put this book down from page one. I sometimes can figure out what is going to happen from the beginning. Not with this book, so many twists. Kept me on the edge. Love the main characters, Andrusha, Russian head of his Organization, alpha, Who you can’t help but fall in love with him. Olivia, A retired professional dancer turned stripper, witness a mob hit from one of Andrusha enemies. In the begging Andrusha doesn’t want to get in involved, Olivia kind of falls in his lap and he makes a quick decision to help her. From there get ready for a wild ride, and told of page-turning, forgive our who to trust and what will happen next. This is now one of my top5 favorite Mafia romance. If you love Dark Romance, and suspense this book is for you. It will keep you on your toes.

  29. 4 out of 5

    LolliMolly ⫷fiction addiction⫸

    I loved Andrusha from The Penalty Box and was really excited to get more of his story. Unfortunately I just didn't connect with this novel like I did with The Penalty Box (which was a 5 star read for me and is on my favorites list of the year). It seemed like a lot of the plot and action was happening off the page and we just heard about it second-hand. I still enjoyed the story, but it just didn't grab me like others I've read. I loved Andrusha from The Penalty Box and was really excited to get more of his story. Unfortunately I just didn't connect with this novel like I did with The Penalty Box (which was a 5 star read for me and is on my favorites list of the year). It seemed like a lot of the plot and action was happening off the page and we just heard about it second-hand. I still enjoyed the story, but it just didn't grab me like others I've read.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Motaung

    2.5 stars This was disappointing. With a title like “Dark Russian Angle” and the cover like that, this book totally under delivered on action, angst or suspense. And that ending was very disappointing. (view spoiler)[ I hate antiheroes that end up in jail or repent for no good reason. It really pisses me off when the author manages to sell me a bad boy character and then turns him into a goody two shoes. It makes me feel cheated, like I was sold a fake. (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] (hide spoi 2.5 stars This was disappointing. With a title like “Dark Russian Angle” and the cover like that, this book totally under delivered on action, angst or suspense. And that ending was very disappointing. (view spoiler)[ I hate antiheroes that end up in jail or repent for no good reason. It really pisses me off when the author manages to sell me a bad boy character and then turns him into a goody two shoes. It makes me feel cheated, like I was sold a fake. (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]

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