Monday, November 24, 2014

Review Tour: Volkov Bratva Trilogy by London Miller

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In the Beginning by London Miller Volkov Bratva #1
  Publication Date: October 14, 2013
  Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

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Twenty-year-old Lauren Thompson left her small town in Michigan to begin a new life in the Big Apple where no one knows her name or the tragedy that had rocked her family fifteen years prior. With new friends and an intriguing new love interest, starting over is easier than she expected...but Mishca Volkov isn't what he seems. As the son of a Russian Mob boss, he thrives in a world of chaos and fear, earning the title of Bratva Captain through blood and pain. When the two cross paths, lines blur and passions ignite, bringing them closer than they could ever imagine. Until secrets from the past threaten to tear them apart. Can they fight past their demons...or were they doomed by fate before they ever met.

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Until the End by London Miller Volkov Bratva #2
  Publication Date: February 2014
  Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Lauren Thompson After learning the truth behind her father's tragic murder, Lauren vowed never to go near another Volkov again, but sometimes matters of the heart are too strong to resist... Mishca Volkov As a Captain in the Volkov Bratva, Mishca has pledged his loyalty to the Vory v Zakone, but he soon finds himself at odds with the life he's always known... Until the End When Mishca and Lauren fight to salvage their relationship, new obstacles present themselves, forcing the pair to make drastic choices that either tear them apart or bring them closer together...
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The Final Hour by London Miller Volkov Bratva #3
  Publication Date: July 2014
  Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Three months pass without incident, leading Mishca and Lauren to believe they can finally move on from the past and build a life together ...but enemies both old and new lurk in the shadows, waiting for the opportunity to strike. When a dangerous threat presents itself, Lauren is forced to turn to the one person that would rather see Mishca dead than live happily ever after ...she now has to step into a role that demands payment in blood. Alliances are formed, one side fighting for survival, and the other for retribution. No one can be trusted. No one is safe. War is coming. ...and not everyone will live to see the end of it.
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Time Stood Still Cover 3.5
Time Stood Still by London Miller Volkov Bratva #3.5
  Publication Date: November 4, 2014 A
lso in this series: In the Beginning, Until the End, The Final Hour
  Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Can a love born of violence stand the test of time?
Despite a less than ideal start to their marriage, Mishca and Lauren are finally in a place where they do not have to look over their shoulders at every turn. Now that they are in a secure place, it's time for them to have the one thing Mishca had promised her before they took their vows. A honeymoon... Traveling to the sandy beaches of Sardinia, Italy, the couple will explore what brought them together in the first place, instead of the life that constantly threatens to tear them apart. But as the newly appointed Boss of the Volkov Bratva, is it too late for Mishca to have an even remotely normal life...and is Lauren ready to face another challenge that neither of them saw coming...
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Book 1: In the Beginning

In The Beginning kicks off the Trilogy and introduces us to the two main characters of this series;  Lauren Thompson and Mishca Volkov.

Lauren Thompson moves from her home in Michigan to New York for schooling.  She's staking out a new life for herself, one where no one knows of her tragic past and treats her differently because of it.  Shortly after moving in, Lauren meets Mishca Volkov and sparks fly.

Mishca Volkov, is not at all what he's made out to be. He hides a secret identity and holds things in that could affect those around him.  Mishca finds himself pulled towards Lauren, and he can't let go even when he knows he should.  Because Mishca can't be selfish in his choices, because he's involved in his father's mafia network.

What Lauren, doesn't know, is that there is a connection between Mishca and herself through her deceased father. Until things start coming back to her, memories long buried rising to the front of her mind.

In the Beginning pulls you in from the start and keeps the surprises coming.  The characters have such a chemistry that its easy enough to see just why they are pulled together, and the plot keeps you guessing as to what's coming next.   This book was a wonderful beginning to the trilogy and at the end, definitely left you wanting more of Mishca and Lauren's story.

Book 2: Until the End

Until the End, is the second book in the trilogy, and man is it even more Action packed and emotional than book one.  When we begin the story, Mishca and Lauren are pretty far apart, both still reeling from events in the last book.  But, pretty soon, Lauren and Mishca come to a decision and work towards being  in a relationship, being a team again, though it means changes for each of them in different ways.  Until the End drags you through many many emotions and keeps you on the edge, especially the ending which leaves you questioning just how far this series is going to take you.  The book adds a little more to the love story building and gives just a glimpse of how far Mishca is willing to go for the woman he loves.

Book 3: The Final Hour 

The Final Hour is the Thrilling conclusion to this action packed, emotional romance. After the cliffhanged in book two, I was glad to be able to quickly jump into this story.   What an amazing and wild ride this series has been.  Mishca and Lauren's life together has been one hit after another.  Danger lurking, secrets coming out, unknown and known enemies and now they are caught up in a major war brewing.

I came into this book, not knowing what to expect because previous books have left me shocked and I was not let down. This book was filled with excitement, full of ranging emotions, fear, love, respect, nerves wracked all about, all leading up to the conclusion of the story.

The Volkov Bratva Trilogy is a unique take on romance in the world of the mafia.  Each book brings different twists, new questions asked and some answered, and new dangers to both Mishca and Lauren.  All three books together make up a Tangled Web surrounding Mishca and Lauren and how they try to make it all work because of their love for each other.  I enjoyed each book of the series and as a whole found it to be an extreme rush to read.  I rate each book and the series overall with 4 stars. 

About the Author

London Miller 

 With a degree in Creative Writing, London Miller has turned pen to paper, creating riveting fictional worlds where the bad guys are sometimes the good guys. Her debut novel, In the Beginning, is the first in the Volkov Bratva Series. She currently resides in southern Georgia where she drinks far too much soda, and spends her nights writing.
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