A lifetime ago, Kirill Baryshev was a man in love. Born and raised to embody what it means to be a Russian soldier—hard, cold, and ruthless—she was the one person he trusted with his heart. She was his gold. She was his treasure. And then she was gone. Her death, coupled with the death of their unborn child, was an act of betrayal. She took herself away from him after learning who he really was. A badman. A Bratva man.
A decade ago, Tatyana Orlova was a young woman who knew her future—and he was unbearably handsome. But when the FBI knocked on her door, warning her that her future was a dangerous man with ties to the Russian mafia, her fear rewrote her future in seconds. Pregnant and alone, she fled, the heartache of her decision something she knew she would carry with her always. Raising a daughter on her own, working the pole night after night, was far from a dream come true. Her life was about survival. Her hope was lost in reality—until her past darkened her door.
Lies. Regret. Fear. Anger. It all rises to the surface when the truth is revealed and Kirill and Tatyana are reunited. One federal agent's obsession leads the fated lovers back together. But the love they once shared was shattered years ago, and the pain that accompanied that loss may not ever be overcome. Tatyana will endure Kirill's cruel treatment toward her for the sake of their daughter, but the love she harbors for him is not lost. His presence makes her hope. His presence makes her dream. Maybe, just maybe, she can dance her way back into her badman's heart.
** Recommended for readers 18+ due to Language, Sexual Content, and Violence.
I think Dancing For The Badman is the best book of the Russian Bratva series, then again I have loved them all so picking one book to say it is the best is harder than I thought, so we will say that for now Dancing For The Badman is this book whore’s favorite. I have a thing for mafia books and this one definitely gave me my much needed fix.
This is one book that you have to keep an open mind when it comes to Krill, he can be and is a total ass, but he works his way under your skin into your heart, just give him a chance, one you do you won’t regret it. Tatyana was only doing what she thought she needed to do at the time, I can understand why but at the same time I wish for once someone would not just run away, that drives me insane. She isn’t weak; don’t think that she is by any means. The consequences of her actions weren’t little; they stole years, years that no one should ever have to lose because of the choice of another. I do think this one had more of an emotional edge to it because of the circumstances, and I think that is why at this moment it is, in my mind at least, that this was the most powerful book of this series yet.
I think mafia fans should not only check this book out but the series as well, because it really is more than just a mafia romance but you will have to read to find out exactly what that more it is because I am not telling you.
32 years young... born and raised in California, did a stint in Oregon only to return to the Golden State. Lived that life a while until the Lone Star State called to us, Hill Country, Texas is where we call home, where our boots rest and loving that country life. Living the life with one bearded power pole climbing husband, two little boys that are full of energy and drive us crazy plus a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.