Blog Tour: New Release + 4 star review of Russian Tattoos: Prisoner by Kat Shehata + a giveaway

Russian Tattoos: Prisoner
Kat Shehata
(Russian Tattoos, #2)
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: August 2nd 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

American tennis player Carter Cook is being held prisoner by the Russian mafia…

Carter is the obsession of mob boss Vladimir Ivanov, a man she once loved. Now a mafia war has erupted on his home turf, and Vladimir’s enemies have put a bounty on her head to force him to surrender. If she is captured, his rivals will deliver a deadly ultimatum—his life in exchange for hers. The price for Carter’s freedom is Vladimir’s blood.

Vladimir holds ultimate power as godfather of the Ivanov Bratva…

He spent five years in a Siberian prison camp and has earned every tattoo inked into his skin. He is a powerful man who rules his crew with an iron fist.

But his enemies have discovered his only weakness—Carter. Vladimir knows if she stays in his world, he is handing her a death sentence, so he vows to get her home and never interfere in her life again. Giving up the woman he loves is the only way to protect her from the bad guys—including himself.

Vladimir’s rivals have a different plan for the ill-fated couple…

Some punishments are worse than death, and the head of the Ovechkin Bratva will go to any length to seek vengeance and inflict maximum suffering on Vladimir.

Carter may be Vladimir’s weakness, but she is also his only hope for survival. When the boss of the Ovechkin family threatens the man she loves, she must fight for Vladimir’s freedom before their rivals can deliver the fatal blow.

Love is blind—but it could also be deadly.

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My Reviews:

Russian Tattoos:  Obsession (Russian Tattoos #1)

4/5 Stars!

This is one of those WOW books. You know – Wow, did I just read that? Wow, did she really just do that? Wow, he said what? I loved it. It was dark and suspenseful. The romance was dark, as well. Vladimir is obsessed with Carter. So much so that he orchestrates their meeting so he can get her right where he wants her.

Carter bothered me a little. I realize she’s only nineteen, but she was rather naïve and then all of a sudden she is a game player and she’s doing her own manipulating.
Vladimir is the dark, brooding anti-hero. He’s that gruff, alpha hero that growls a lot and doesn’t often elaborate. He speaks through his actions. I think he’s sort of crazy, but crazy sure looks good on him.

The story is told from Carter’s point of view, which works. It adds to the mystery and suspense not being in the minds of the other characters.

If you’re in the mood for a dark, brooding hero, a strong heroine and an intense mystery, then this is one to put on your TBR.

Russian Tattoos:  Prisoner (Russian Tattoos #2)

4.5/5 Stars!

The WOW continues in the next book in the Russian Tattoos series!

The story picks up where book 1 leaves off.  Carter has been kidnapped by the Russians again.  There’s a price on her head and she is being held prisoner for her own safety and that of Vladimir’s.  The rest you will have to read for yourself.

Carter has come a long way in this book.  She is no longer that scared girl anymore.  Now she is willing to do whatever it takes to survive.  I really liked the new kick butt Carter.  She does what she has to, but yet she has found a voice and is ready to take what she wants.

Vladimir is a changed man, too.  He is battling his demons and he loves Carter and will do whatever it takes to protect her.  He is still the sexy, dominant mafia boss, but this time he is showing his softer side.

There is action and danger and intrigue.  The moments between Carter and Vladimir are pretty near perfect most of the time.  There is this sweet moment between Carter and one of her captors/bodyguards that had me rooting for someone I never expected.  I still hate Boris, even though his motivations are explained.  Doesn’t change my mind one bit.

This is not your typical mafia, bad boy book.  This is emotional and deep and so, so good!

Be warned.  This ends on one heck of a cliffhanger!!!!

 

Author Bio:

Kat Shehata’s first career involved caring for exotic, dangerous, and adorable animals as a zookeeper. As an author, Kat weaves her love of animals into her work. She is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling children’s book Animals on the Other Side written with Sylvia Browne.

She is an avid tennis player and spends her free time playing matches in a recreational league in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Wilmington College, a professional writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati, and a master’s degree in creative writing from Spalding University.

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