Meet Roman Smith: Shopkeeper by Day. Assassin by Night.
Undercover Russian contract killer Nikolai Romanov has never turned down an assignment that rids the world of scum... until his latest job targets an innocent man. Refusing is not an option, because of Everly Andrews, the sexy southern belle who saved him from dying. She's completely unaware of his double life, but has been marked as next on the kill list should he fail. Only, what The Bratva doesn't know--there's nothing Roman won't do to keep Everly safe... but the countdown has begun, and it won't stop until his next target, or Everly, is terminated.
Can Roman protect Everly until he can eliminate the threat to her life?
Note: This book was previously published as Prime Target with a small publisher and is no longer available for purchase.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a fascinating read! It's very different from what we have come to expect from this author but intriguing nonetheless. This is well written with very complex characters and you will find yourself turning page after page to find out what happens next! What happens when a contract killer falls in love with the wholesome shy girl next door, hmmm?? The lies and deception continue as the romance between Everly and Roman grows. This book is filled with mystery, suspense, and plenty of hot times as Roman works to keep Everly safe. I recommend this!
Nikolai by Marquita Valentine is the first book in her The Romanovs series. In this story we meet Nikolai Romanov, an undercover Russian contract killer, who poses as Roman, the owner of a bookstore. Everly Andrews visits the bookstore every day as she has a crush on Roman. These two are obviously attracted to each other but life seems to throw obstacles into their romantic path. Roman has a number of secrets he must keep from Everly, as is the case of any good suspense story. This first book ends with Roman asking Everly to join him on a trip to visit his “sick” grandfather. Ms. Valentine created a wonderful story, with characters that not only demonstrate compassion and empathy but also a depth to their feelings. This book exemplifies Valentine’s creativity, as well as her outstanding writing ability. I really enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down, reading it in one day. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series, Benjamin, to find out what happens next. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I always enjoy Marquita Valentine's books, they are sweet & sassy & sexy. I would have to say this is one of my favorites. Ms. Valentine has jumped into the Romantic Suspense genre will both feet & she's come up smelling like roses (to mix my metaphors)!!!! And I love that she has included some characters that her loyal fans will recognize, as well. This book has tons of intrigue, a decent amount of violence, as well as some very sexy love scenes. A great start to what looks to be another fantastic series!!!! Can't wait for more!!!!
What do you get when you mix a bookseller by day/assassin by night and a southern belle? You get a wonderful, sexy, thrilling, and totally enthralling book. The seller is really a serial killer and his bookstore is a front and Everly stumbled upon the "store" and now is intrigued and she is not going away. She finds him after he has been shot and rescues him. What follows is fast paced and definitely a fun ride. This is a must read!