Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Book Review: From Russia With Claws

Title - From Russia With Claws
Author - Jacey Conrad, Gia Corona
Series - From Russia #1
Genre - Adult Paranormal Romance
Format - Kindle
Published - August 18th 2015
Publisher - Omnific Publishing

When Alpha female Galina Sudenko agreed to attend her distant cousin’s birthday party, she wasn’t counting on meeting the devastatingly handsome and powerful Rom Alpha, Andrey Lupesco, or having her sexy times with him interrupted by the murder of her idiot brother-in-law, Sergei. But such is life when your father is one of the most powerful werewolves within Seattle’s supernatural Russian organized crime syndicate.

Not content with being just a pretty face and good breeding stock, Galina sets out to make her mark within the family. But in doing so, she runs afoul of her eldest brother, Alexei, the heir apparent to the family dynasty. He has no intention of ceding his position without a fight.

Andrey and Galina’s burgeoning romance is threatened when she discovers that before his death, Irina’s husband, Sergei, hijacked Andrey’s shipment of the werewolf drug, Bullet, a synthetic drug that gives the supernatural creatures a cocaine-like high. Sergei’s theft means that Andrey had a reason to have Sergei killed, leaving Galina to decide whether to risk trusting Andrey even as her feelings for him deepen.

As her brother Alexei’s behavior becomes more erratic, Galina must find the missing shipment, prove to her family that she’ll be a capable leader, and decide whether her lover Andrey can be trusted before she can hope to challenge her brother for his position as head of the family. 

A tale of sexy werewolves, forbidden love, family power struggles, and danger closing in, Gia Corona and Jacey Conrad's From Russia With Claws will leave you howling for more!

Galina is an alpha werewolf but her father doesn’t see her as an equal his plan is to marry her off to a successful male. However Galina is determined to make her own name in the family business even if it’s just starting out with an art smuggling business. She’s also determined not to marry someone she doesn’t want to marry even though her father has other ideas. While Galina may be the ideal choice to take over for her father it’s her older brother who will take the roll because girls can’t lead.

 It’s at a party that she meets Andrey an alpha her father would never approve of who she can’t deny the attraction for. While Galina may have met her match it’s the least of her issues now that her sister’s husband has been murdered. As if she doesn’t have enough to do working to prove to her father that she has what it takes to run the business. Suddenly another tragedy hits spiraling things out of control forcing Galina to step up against her brother who is determined to be in control. Will Galina have what it takes to survive the storm that is brewing?

I like Galina she’s a tough female werewolf who’s determined to do what it takes to prove she can run the family. She’s exactly what I would expect of a female werewolf living in a male dominated culture. I like that Andrey was able to find a way into her wall and capture her heart he’s exactly what she needed to get her through what she had to deal with. I loved Andrey he’s a good guy who was willing to do what it takes to win her heart. We had some interesting supporting characters I’m looking forward to seeing in the next book.

I’ve had this one on my kindle for a while but never seemed to get around to it. I love a tough yet feminine female werewolf story and From Russian with Claws is no exception. The concept isn’t the typical werewolf love story but it works. It’s a fast paced action packed novel loaded with sexy romance and danger. I liked the character I found them easy to connect with and I found myself rooting for Andrey even though he’s the outsider. I loved the chemistry between the two they are just in sync it works so well for them.  The story is well written, captivating and entertaining. Overall it’s a great first installment in an exciting new family and I look forward to seeing how it’s going to expand in the next one. I see lots of potential. 

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