Anya is getting ready to go to college, but she’s sad to leave her bodyguard behind. Sasha has been everything to her over the year, even more than he knows. She’s fantasized about all the ways he could do more than just protect her, and leaving him is making her heart ache. What she doesn’t know is he’s got his own plans, and they include more than she could have possibly dreamed of.
Sasha is the big Russian bodyguard everyone stays clear of. He’s intimidating, rough, and knows how to kill. But there’s a soft spot inside him, and it’s name is Anya. He’s made a promise to her father and to himself that he won’t touch her until he’s fulfilled his duty. But that time is almost up, and her innocence is free to claim.
Warning: We know how our readers love it dirty with a side of sweet so we’ve stolen a book from Jessa Kane, and added our own little sparkle to it. It’s the filthiest ever, so bring a spoon. You guys are going to eat it up.
Worldbuilding: This story takes place in Chicago, Illinois, mostly in and around Anya’s new home.
Characters: The main characters in this novella are Anya Orlov and Sasha Mikhailov. Sasha has waited five long years to claim what is rightfully his and he will not wait a minute longer. The only obstacle in his way is getting Anya to love him the way he loves her. Fortunately, not only does Anya feel the exact same way, she never wants him to leave her side even as she goes to college. But Sasha has plans of his own and they include Anya never leaving his bed. Can Sasha convince Anya that he knows what’s best? Or will his alpha ways not only drive her away but break her heart too?
Plot: This is a slightly taboo romance between Anya and her bodyguard Sasha.
Writing: This novella is written in first person points of view of Sasha and Anya. It is a standalone that ends in a HEA.
Curb Appeal: This cover is a lot like the other covers by Alexa Riley but it does have a little bit more flash and I like it! The blurb pulled me in and made me one-click this novella!!
Ultimately: Alexa Riley never lets me down in terms of a good time! I definitely think teaming up with Jessa Kane made this story a little smuttier than their usual books but it was completely worth every deliciously filthy second!!! All in all, if you are in the mood for a gruff alpha bodyguard who will protect his woman with his life and a heroine who won’t give up her dreams for a man then come check out Taken by the Russian!!!!
I couldn't have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I'm glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.