Sunday, August 6, 2017

[Blog Tour + Review] Russian Tattoos Series by Kat Shehata


Title: Russian Tattoos Trilogy ~ Criminal (book #3)
Author: Kat Shehata
Blog Tour: July 24th – August 7th
Genre: Mafia Romance | Romantic suspense

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🎇 OBSESSION #1 🎇
  

Falling in love isn’t a crime—but falling in love with a Russian mafia boss could be deadly.

Competitive tennis player Carter Cook wants a taste of freedom. Her overprotective father monitors every aspect of her life, so when he becomes employed by Vladimir Ivanov—a sexy Russian with an array of tattoos and an accent that weakens her knees—a bit of danger is within Carter’s grasp. Behind her father's back, she enjoys spending time with Vladimir at his lavish estate. But is he really the upstanding businessman she believes him to be? 

Vladimir Ivanov reigns as godfather of a Russian mafia crime ring. 

Vladimir spent five years of his life in a Siberian prison camp and has earned every tattoo inked into his skin. He is a powerful man who gets what he wants, and after stalking the gorgeous tennis player for years—he wants Carter. A little charm melts her heart, and behind the scenes, he orders his henchman to track her every move. 

He’s a tattooed stick of dynamite ready to blow at the slightest spark. 

As their romance reaches deadly levels, Carter senses something’s not right. When she’s lured into a compromising position at the hands of a shady European drug dealer, she calls in Boris, Vladimir’s right hand man, to rescue her—without telling Vladimir. With his authority questioned, he sets out to teach Carter a lesson about loyalty she’ll never forget. 

When Carter realizes she's in too deep, she must fight for her freedom before the attraction turns fatal.  

But the Russian mafia plays for keeps, and Vladimir’s fierce lust to possess her spirals their romance out of control.






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His mood had flipped in an instant. At times he was like two completely different people: Vladimir and the Pakhan. Vladimir was the sweet and caring man who loved to make me happy, but then there was the ruthless, take-no-prisoners crime boss—a dangerous man never to cross.



“You look pale. What has your coach done to you?” He brushed my cheek in the exact spot where Coach had whacked me with a tennis ball a few weeks ago. 



“Really, I’m fine. I’m going to go now, you know, in case Coach calls.”

An expression as sharp as the tip of a knife sliced across Vladimir’s face. With those cold blue eyes boring through my soul, my heart pounded in my chest. 

“I told you, Coach will not call.” The Pakhan gave my shoulders a tight squeeze. It seemed kind of hard for a “don’t worry” gesture. Then I brushed off the thought. He was strong and really agitated. He would never intentionally hurt me. 

Slowly he relinquished his grip and forced a smile. “Everything will be fine. Trust me.”


MY REVIEW 📚
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥      

5 Stars from Brianna!

Edgy. Sexy. Suspenseful. Intense. Dark(ish). Kat Shehata has an explosive, heart pounding series out that will leave you on the edge of your seat...gripping the pages...and gasping for air. I'm not sure how I've missed this author in the past but you can be sure she's on my radar now.

The Russian Tattoos trilogy has quickly become an addiction of mine I do not want to shake. Addicting. Captivating. Intriguing. Mysterious. Gritty. Raw. These three books following Carter and Vladimir were simply brilliant and I could not get enough of them and their twisted journey. 

And yes I know, while I'm not a huge lover of the angstier, darker storylines... something about these books just drew me in and before I knew it, I was three books deep.

Get ready for your new obsession...

In book one of this tantalizing trilogy, we are introduced to quite the pair... and the story they have laid out for the rest of this series with loads of questions left unanswered. 

Carter... young, naive, genuine, talented tennis player.
Vladimir... dirty, cunning, twisted, Russian boss.
When their world's collide, nothing will ever be the same.

From the moment that these two met, it was an instant connection.... a spark that neither could deny. Hers purely physical with all kinds of questions with no clear answers she wanted to *try* to solve. And freedom, just a taste drove her right into a web she never saw coming. Vladimir is quite the opposite of her in every way. Dark, brooding, sly, mysterious, and completely fascinating... he's a puzzle that is slowly piecing together... one I cannot wait for.

Secrets. Lies. Deceit. Mayhem. It's gonna get ugly, dark, twisted, complicated and all kinds of confusing but a web has been weaved and now they are all tangled up.

If you have a secret addiction to mafia romances like myself then Kat Shehata is definitely a go to read!

I recommend this book and series!


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🎇 PRISONER #2 🎇



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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“I had to focus on surviving and push away the thoughts of the unspeakable acts of terror the Russians would inflict on me. They were holding me in some sort of creepy interrogation room. There was a blinding fluorescent light glowing above a metal table, Boris and I occupied the chairs on either side, and the only other thing in the room, besides buckets of testosterone and an ominous cloud of smoke, was a punching bag hanging from the ceiling in the corner. I prayed their intention was just to scare me.”

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MY REVIEW 📚
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥      

5 Stars from Brianna!

Edgy. Sexy. Suspenseful. Intense. Dark(ish). Kat Shehata has an explosive, heart pounding series out that will leave you on the edge of your seat...gripping the pages...and gasping for air. I'm not sure how I've missed this author in the past but you can be sure she's on my radar now.

The Russian Tattoos trilogy has quickly become an addiction of mine I do not want to shake. Addicting. Captivating. Intriguing. Mysterious. Gritty. Raw. These three books following Carter and Vladimir were simply brilliant and I could not get enough of them and their twisted journey. 

And yes I know, while I'm not a huge lover of the angstier, darker storylines... something about these books just drew me in and before I knew it, I was three books deep.

Get ready for your new obsession...

Sexier. Angstier. More intense. More twisted. If you were barely hanging on by the end'd the first book then get ready for this... you'll never be the same again.

Diving right into book two on the heels of that bone chilling ending in Obsession, Prisoner throws us back into Carter and Vladimir's lives, and the mess that has become it. So many ups, downs, twists, turns, and jaw dropping moments ahead for these two. Honestly their journey is riddled with so many questions but their love is completely undeniable.

Vladimir really has started to win me over in Prisoner. They way Carter owns his heart, despite it all including himself... swoon to the max. And Carter, man she makes me want to throttle her at times her alas I'm still rooting for these two. 

The push...pull... their happy ending has got to be epic. On to the final book in this series!

If you have a secret addiction to mafia romances like myself then Kat Shehata is definitely a go to read!

I recommend this book and series!



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🎇 CRIMINAL #3 🎇


Russian mob boss Vladimir Ivanov has many enemies—one of them just kidnapped his wife.

A mafia war has erupted in London, and Vladimir’s enemies know his one weakness is his deep passion for his new bride, Carter Ivanov. When rival mob boss Maksim Ovechkin kidnaps her, Vladimir is willing to pay the ransom with his own blood. 

But Maksim’s plans go deeper than that. Vladimir’s blood may not be enough. 

Maksim wants Carter for himself. 

Carter has a secret—she’s pregnant with Vladimir’s heir. 

If Maksim finds out, the consequences will be disastrous. But Carter isn’t willing to give up on her husband, even if her loyalty to Vladimir puts her life on the line. 

Some risks are worth taking, however, and Carter has a plan. 

Unfortunately, Maksim is one step ahead of her. 

Carter is no mafia princess who needs saving. She’s a force to be reckoned with. But she’ll need every ounce of her strength to defeat Maksim and his Bratva, and keep her family alive.




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“I’ll give you three days to grieve your loss, then I expect you to settle into your new life—and your new bed.” Maksim leaned in to kiss me, but I turned my cheek. “Carter.” His tone was authoritative and demanding, but I refused to let him touch me.

“I’m married.”

“By the end of the night, you’ll be a widow. Don’t get too comfortable with your spoiled American attitude. I won’t tolerate it.” Satisfied with the terror on my face, he motioned to the guards to open the cell door. “You belong to me now, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the chase. Stay feisty, Carter. Submissives are a bore.”

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MY REVIEW 📚
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥      

5 Stars from Brianna!

Edgy. Sexy. Suspenseful. Intense. Dark(ish). Kat Shehata has an explosive, heart pounding series out that will leave you on the edge of your seat...gripping the pages...and gasping for air. I'm not sure how I've missed this author in the past but you can be sure she's on my radar now.

The Russian Tattoos trilogy has quickly become an addiction of mine I do not want to shake. Addicting. Captivating. Intriguing. Mysterious. Gritty. Raw. These three books following Carter and Vladimir were simply brilliant and I could not get enough of them and their twisted journey. 

And yes I know, while I'm not a huge lover of the angstier, darker storylines... something about these books just drew me in and before I knew it, I was three books deep.

Get ready for your new obsession...

Finally it's here! The last book for Carter and Vladimir. I followed their path and got all tangled up. These two ripped out my heart at times and left me a mess. I've laughed, cried, smiled, swooned, got pissed off, angry, and wanted to scream *yeah the feels have been so real* to the top of my lungs..reach in and grab hold of these two in moments... but that's just the them I've come to discover.... and every moment was leading to this heart-stopping conclusion.

Get ready because it's about to go down! War is here. Boundaries will be tested. Lines will be pushed. Lives are on the line. You'll never see it coming and they are gonna take you by storm... hold on to your panties and seats *aaaaaand hearts*, this is gonna be quite the epic fall. Will they finally get it... ALL?

This is the kind of books that sets my bar high in romance. I'm looking forward to more from Shehata in the near, mg near future.

If you have a secret addiction to mafia romances like myself then Kat Shehata is definitely a go to read!

I recommend this book and series!







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.






Website / Blog / Newsletter: http://www.katshehata.com



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