Monday, February 23, 2015

Dimitri (Her Russian Protector #2) by Roxie Rivera

ebook Version
I read Ivan (Her Russian Protector #1) by Roxie Rivera in 2013 and really enjoyed reading it... So, I've been looking forward to reading Dimitri (Her Russian Protector #2) by Roxie Rivera and the rest of the Her Russian Protector Series as well.

So, after buying the ebook version of Dimitri (Her Russian Protector #2) by Roxie Rivera with an Amazon gift card I'd received for Christmas last year, I read it on my Kindle over the course of three days.

I found Dimitri (Her Russian Protector #2) by Roxie Rivera to not be quite as good (in my opinion) as Ivan (Her Russian Protector #1). There were some good elements to Dimitri (Her Russian Protector #2), but overall, I felt it was just an okay read.

What I liked most about Dimitri (Her Russian Protector #2) was the story itself (read the summary below) and the main character of Benny and the relationship she has with Dimitri.

I wasn't all that crazy about the sex scenes in Dimitri (Her Russian Protector #2) as they weren't that appealing to me.

Benny's brother Jonny, wasn't a very believable character to me as his reasons for joining a gang weren't made clear. One could assume his motives, but I felt like the author could have defined his reasons for the reader. 

Plus, Jonny goes from being a complete badass gangsta wannabe, who couldn't be reasoned with on any level and makes his sister's life a living hell... To Jonny suddenly making a complete 180 degree personality change after witnessing one gang related event he participates in that goes bad. It seemed unrealistic to me that at that point in time, Jonny should suddenly become so remorseful about his behavior when he couldn't be reasoned with before. How does one go from being a badass to kitty cat overnight?

There are a few other characters that could have been flushed out a bit more and a few other scenes that were a tad unrealistic as well.

The ending was wrapped up a bit too neatly/quickly for my tastes. I would have liked a bit more umph to it. At this point, I'm not so sure if I'll be continuing reading the Her Russian Protector series or not.

The following is the summary for Dimitri (Her Russian Protector #2) from Amazon's website:
Refusing to lose her brother to the violent Hermanos street gang, Benny turns to Dimitri, the dead sexy Russian who lives in the apartment above her family's bakery. He's the only man tough enough to get through to Johnny and save him from a life in prison—or worse.

There's nothing Dimitri won't do for Benny, even if it means dealing with her troublemaking brother. He quickly realizes that it's not just Johnny and his thug friends that pose a threat to Benny. A shady real estate developer needs to buy her bakery to secure a multi-million dollar deal and he'll stop at nothing to make her sell.

Threatened from all sides, Benny finds safety in Dimitri's strong arms—and in his bed. Her big, sexy Russian has no intention of ever letting her go—and he'll brave the fires of hell before he lets anyone harm her.

Reader's Note: Dimitri is an incredibly passionate man with a dominant streak—and Benny is only too happy to indulge his need for a little…restraint.
I'm giving Dimitri (Her Russian Protector #2) by Roxie Rivera a rating of 5 stars out of 10 stars as I didn't think it was awful, but didn't love it either.

Until my next post, happy reading!! 

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