by Kristine Mason


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ISBN-13: 9781732490451
Publisher: Kristine Thompson
Publication date: 09/22/2018
Series: Mechanics & Mayhem , #1
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.79(d)

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VLAD 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Vlad, Vlad, Vlad.....a long awaited story that had to be told. Kristine Mason is not only an excellent writer, but a loyal writer to her fans. She listens to what her readers tell her about her twisted characters and delivers. Vlad is one of the examples of her paying attention to what her readers would like to read. We asked for Vlad’s story and got an amazing one! In the Kristine Mason fashion, we were taken on another adventure of thrilling suspense with a romantic story. A must read if you are looking for action, steaming love scenes and a little humor!
SherryF More than 1 year ago
Kristine Mason is a master storyteller and supplies plenty of humor with the thrills and chills of Vlad. I have been eagerly anticipating a story about Vlad and I was not disappointed. I was laughing from the opening page. Vlad is a giant of a man, built like a wrestler and tame as a pussy cat, unless…I’m not sure he will make it as a repo man and neither are his friends. It’s hard to believe he is such a pushover for the pretty school teacher, when you find out he was an enforcer, a hitman, an assassin. His friend, Harry, was his savior and there are very few that know his secret. He is not only hiding from the Russian Mafia, but the US government would love to get their hands on him too. But, he’s not the only one with secrets. Lucy, the school teacher, whose car he was repossessing, has secrets too. Her paranoia and distrust of people is for a very good reason. She grew up in a cult, and ran away when she was seventeen. She is hiding from her parents, who would love to get their hands on her and it’s not because they love her. Quite the opposite, in fact. She loves her new life and doesn’t want anything to change it. But, she has a clock ticking in the back of her mind…3 years. Three years before the shit hits the fan and someone would die. She doesn’t believe in Fate, but I think there is a romance coming and Vlad is her man. She does have a best friend, so let me introduce you to her. The critters. OMG. Millie makes me think of a Doberman that I used to have. When Lucy asks Millie to, “Give Mommy your Mean Millie face,” she draws her lips up into a snarl that looks like a smile. My Dobie used to do that and people really did think she was coming for them. Then, she says, “We still need to work on that, don’t we?” I love that I can smile and laugh through the story, even though I know danger and evil are coming. It’s the little things Kristine puts in her novels that make them so riveting and realistic. Kristine Mason writes so descriptively, it is easy to picture them driving through the giant oaks, with the Spanish Moss hanging from them, towering over the street, creating a tunnel. I have driven through them. It is the bits and pieces like this that keep me coming back to Kristine for more and making her stories seem so real. Her characters, they are to die for. I can see the ‘boys’ teasing Vlad and acting like a couple of six year olds, like the first graders Lucy teaches, sly sideways glances, hanging around when they should give them privacy. Lots of humor. Even though it takes place over a short time span, the love seems slow burning and real as we get down to the nitty gritty.The sexual tension heats up the pages and I wonder how long it will take for him to wear her down. I have wanted a story about Vlad, ever since I first met him. He is such a sweetie, that he deserves his own love story, and now I have it. Kristine does have plenty of action and we had to go through some dangerous times and dangerous people to get here. I hated for his story to end, but Kristine has recurring characters in her novels and I know I will be seeing him, and Lucy, again. Here’s another quote I loved, but, as this is not a finished product, any quotes may change: “I think you broke my vagina.” “It appears to work just fine. I will examine later to be sure.” I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Vlad by Kristine Mason.
LadydiTx More than 1 year ago
Vlad! OMG, I was so excited to finally get this story! Vlad is one of my most favorites and I’m so damn happy he was paired with a strong woman. Lucy Jean was a perfect fit and I do mean a perfect fit. She’s exactly who and what he needed. He broke my heart so many times and I’m just so dang happy for him. The story was solid and flowed at a great pace. And of course the bad guy(s) were what we’ve come to expect from this author. Great book and great start to a new series. I’m one happy girl!
SugarNSpice1 More than 1 year ago
This book is the start of a new series and kicks off with a beloved character from the Core series fans fell in love with, Vlad Aristov. Vlad is a big Russian ex hit man with a weird sense of humor and speaks of himself in the third person. Even with a past full of death and violence he still has a huge heart and just wanted to love, be loved and have a family. As I was reading this, it took a bit to get used to the change of “scenery”. What I mean by that is its not Core agents chasing down serial killers or psychopaths. It a group of guys that run a repo/repair shop which is how Vlad meets his leading lady as he was tasked with “repoing” her car. Lucy Spencer was an interesting character. She is a school teacher but she is also a woman in hiding from her twisted, murdering cult family. As with everyone when they first meet Vlad she doesn't quite know what to make of him but its not long after she knew she wanted to help him with his English and to have a summer fling with him. The suspense starts to ramp up towards the middle of book and at a climatic scene in the book I had to laugh because my brain when THERE is the sick and twisted mind of the author I know and love. As this the first book we are introduced to some new characters that will be part of Mechanics & Mayhem series along with having some familiar faces from the Core series. I loved that Vlad finally got his HEA. Bonus was getting a sneak peak at the next two books in the series at the end..