Gabriel's Regret: Book One

Gabriel's Regret: Book One

by Latrivia Nelson, Latrivia Welch

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The Synopsis of Gabriel's Regret

Gabriel Medlov has lived two very different lives in his 30 years on this earth, mostly because of his very different parents & paths.

Gabriel's mother, Emma Hutton, was born into British royalty with billions of dollars, but after her mother married the rugged Russian mobster, Dmitry Medlov, and gave him her inheritance, she denounced her family and became a freedom fighter, spending most of her life in the trenches of third-world countries fighting for the oppressed until her untimely death.

Gabriel's father, Ivan Medlov, was a lot less selfless - a reputed Russian crime boss, the brother of Dmitry Medlov, and a rabid sociopath, he spent his life running guns, women and drugs until his nephew, Anatoly Medlov, murdered him.

With parents on two far extremes of the spectrum of good and evil, Gabriel was born right in the middle and spent most of his life as a second-string beta. Until now. After a series of bad events, the brooding, six-foot-nine, black-haired, blue-eyed, safe bet is on the verge of self-actualization or self-destruction, only he doesn't know it.

All Gabriel does know is that his normally level-headed thinking and cool exterior are starting to give way to a much more violent and vocal monster that may or may not have been lurking below the surface for many years.

After a major fall-out with his live-in girlfriend in front of the entire family, Gabriel is sent from the palatial confines of the Medlov compound to the war-torn country of Ukraine to oversee a large munitions deal worth millions of dollars that he and his cousin tanked a few days before. For Gabriel, this trip is a test to determine what kind of man he is turning into, for everyone else it's a rest from an ongoing domestic squabble.

When Gabriel arrives in the Ukraine, he is met by militia who are fighting a regional war on an international stage. As Russia shifts its focus to Syria, its military forces are being pulled out of the Ukraine. This allows for a very small opportunity to take back part of the ruptured city of Donetsk, but they can't do it without his guns. Ready to business as usual and get back to the states, Gabriel is transported and introduced to the head of the militia – Valeriya Nenya.

The music stops. The world stops. Gabriel's heart stops. Who is this black woman and how did she just still his heart?

Born into a life of poverty and hate, Valeriya Nenya, is no princess. She is, however, fighting not only against the Russians who want to come in and take over her country but also Neo-Nazi separatists who have been terrorizing the country from within for years. With access of munitions and other aide cut off by the outside world, Gabriel Medlov and the Medlov Crime Family becomes Valeriya's only hope to winning this war.

Deciding to stay a few days in Ukraine to gain Valeriya's favor, Gabriel is forced to imbed with the militia until he can convince Valeriya and her money contacts that the Medlov Family is the right fit for their fight. While he is there, he is forced to see the world from a very different lens. Third world poverty, extreme racism, violence and starvation take on a whole new meaning as he discovers what Valeriya is fighting against. He also, for the first time, sees what his mother died fighting for. Only, with his father's blood and his family's trade, Gabriel discovers what he was possibly made to do and the movement and woman who will shift him from being a beta in the world of Medlov to an Alpha in a world of regret. But at what cost does this epiphany cost?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156922338
Publisher: RiverHouse Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Series: The Medlov Men Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 654,131
File size: 296 KB

About the Author

Latrivia Welch (formerly Latrivia Nelson) is a USA TODAY, Amazon and National Bestselling Author of interracial romance and interracial romantic suspense novels. She divides her life into three professions: author, CEO of Welch Public Relations and CEO of RiverHouse Publishing, LLC. Based out of Memphis, TN, she is considered one of the founders of the bw/wm romantic suspense genre. Latrivia is married to the love of her life, Bruce Welch, and is the mother of 2.5 beautiful children. She has penned over 20 novels under the Latrivia Nelson brand. This is her first book under the brand Latrivia Welch.
Visit her website at to learn more.

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Gabriel's Regret: Book One 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Latrivia Welch's best book ever. I have loved all of other books and characters, but with this one she outdid herself. I can't wait to read the next book in the series with Gabriel. I was pleasantly surprised with how the storyline took a turn. I didn't see the kidnapping coming , but I know it will have the same impact as the book Saving Anya. This whole series is a must read. Mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The whole series is addicting. You have to read from start to finish. You can't help but fall in love with the characters and she (the author) stays true to each of them thru out the years. I want my own Dmitry - after reading the series, you will too. Cant wait for the next part to this story. -keb
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best as always
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This to me is her best book to date. Ms Welch has gotten better and better. I Loved this book and can't wait for book number two to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love those Medlov Men I took my time reading this, because from the beginning I knew I hate it when I was finished. I was so right, there was so much drama, suspense, and of course action with a cliffhanger, who would want it to end? I won't tell the story because that may ruin it. Just know there will be a few surprises and additional characters, and it picks up right where the last story left off. I wouldn't be surprise if there will be more books that features some of them. If you have fallen in love with this family, you will love this book. The only downside is not knowing when the next book will be release. Even though this book had 247 pages, I wish it could have been longer. Please don't take too long with the next book, but I'll figure out a way to survive.
Marion H. Brown More than 1 year ago
I have waited so long for the next Medlov Men book! This one didn't disappoint and was well worth the wait. Anatoly is still my favorite Medlov, and I was so happy that he and Renee were included in this story, as well Royal and Dmitry. I'm glad Gabriel's story is finally being told. He was the character I liked the least prior to this book, and I had no particular attachment to his and Bridget's love story. This book had all the suspense as "Saving Anya" and I can't wait for the next book in the series. Please don't make us wait too long!
Reading_Divine More than 1 year ago
I was torn between rating this book 4 or 5 stars & I honestly found it no reason to rate it 4! This book had everything the men & women I love, humor, depth & lessons of the harsh realities of the world. Briggy, I just wanted to go away. She definitely forgot her humble beginnings & struggles. Gabriel, I saw with keener eyes. He is a spoiled, self-doubting, entitled, royal, brat, who has been given everything & knew the true value of nothing. He had to see a world where people had nothing but each other; while fighting to retain their humanity, existence & loyalty despite all odds. With this change, I could see the identities of his mother & father glaring in the man Gabriel is becoming. It was extremely scary to admire a few qualities in Ivan...Yikes. Valeriya is unlike any woman we have met in the series & we have some great women. She adds a sense of value, in attempting to right injustices for others; while faced with many biases & her own losses. I like her, Valeriya is a fighter, caring, selfless & loyal. Gabriel & Valeriya's journey is very much about acceptance. Dmitry is still the love of my life. His rule by iron fist or business finesse hasn't changed but his love for family is still immense. The dynamics of Dmitry, Anatoly & Gabriel are hilarious, I love the 3 of them together. The business, men, women & families have all evolved. I can remember when it was Ana & the dogs & now he has a family. I'm trying to remain neutral about someone though I see beauty in their features; but the jury is still out! As always, Author Welch tastefully entwined many social, racial & gender biases that are prevalent today. This book had it all I laughed, sighed, was angry, torn, held loss, hope, love & saw the sheer depth of a man maturing. Don't for a second be mislead by my touchy review, these are still the same ruthless men that are prone to violence, if crossed & they are crossed. I can't wait for part 2 because they are going to let Everyone know to "Put Some RESPEK on the Medlov Name!" P.s. I brought this book on Nook because I could not bear to think of separating the family between apps.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago