An Ashlez Review :Bad Deal (Belikov Crime Family #1) by Faith Ryan and Ember-Raine Winters

Rating : 4 stars out of 5

JR Richards

What’s worse than wanting the one person you can never have? How about finally getting them. Don’t get me wrong the sex was great, but everything that came after? Yeah, it’s like they say, be careful what you wish for.

Ruslan Belikov

My brother made a deal that didn’t go as planned. Now I have to get back what’s ours and pretty boy Jacoby is the tool to make that happen. I’ll torture and use him until I get what I want, then I’ll toss him aside like the rest.

A motorcycle club and a Mafia family shouldn’t make deals. Someone’s bound to lose. Family, friends and hearts, nothing’s safe in a world fueled by drugs, money and sex.

WARNING: Ruslan Belikov and Jacoby Richards may not be for everyone. They are two dominant men thrown into an impossible situation. Some readers may find their story makes them uncomfortable. If you don’t like dark and dirty mafia bosses who use torture and sex to get their way turn back now. You have been warned.

I honestly agree with the Warning – if you’re not into precarious sexual situations really do not read this book – it’s not bad like most of the books I enjoy but it was enough for most to probably get a head scratcher and put it down.
I went through this book debating between 2 and 4 stars, it’s mainly just sexual content with a bit of a side story, the side story takes over more toward the end of the book and it’s super fast paced and exciting, hell mob bosses and shootouts. I kind of wished for a different ending though i’m not going to lie, I think it would have been quite a different end in my head but alas, I’m not an author.
Ruslan was pretty bossy and authoritative which I liked, I thought that the use of Nyet during the book as one of the only russian translated words was a bit much, honestly, once or twice would have been fine but so often I was a bit frustrated, or at least give some other words I think da and maybe 1 or 2 other words were used throughout the whole book and they’re russian .. I don’t know why that bothered me
JR was a tricky bugger and worth his salt I think, I think the battle between them could have been abit more heated sometimes but I had a vision of them committing crimes together in the end, like a massive murder spree so that’s fun!
Overall it was a good book, OK storyline, and lots of inappropriate sexual content (which I enjoyed) – heed the warning if you’re squeamish to non-consent (though is it really) and enjoy a filthy book!

Cover – apt, and hot – though I picture mains way different than the photo.

Buy Links

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Book Details:

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 157 pages
Published January 29th 2019
Seriesb Belikov Crime Family #1

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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