Thursday, June 15, 2017

Torrid (Sordid #2) by Nikki Sloane

Vasilije Markovic is the prince of the Serbian mafia and one of the most powerful men in Chicago. His smile may be razor sharp, but he’s crueler than the devil.

I’m playing a dangerous game and betting my life I’m going to win. I pretend to be his pawn. I do as he says and move where he tells me, letting him think he’s in control as I position myself for revenge.

Every turn brings us closer. His grin doesn’t seem as evil when we’re alone. Behind closed doors, I welcome his unrelenting and vicious personality. He’s confessed all his secrets, but I’m holding one back and it’s a game changer.

If I survive the board, this pawn turns into a queen. I become the most powerful player and send all the other pieces running. To get what I want, I must make sacrifices, but am I willing to draw the line at him?

4 Hot Hot Hot Hot Stars
Torrid is a standalone and is part of the Sordid series. You don’t have to read Sordid prior to reading Torrid, the two books are completely different in my opinion.

I love Nikki Sloane, she’s a one-click author for me. I find her books really passionate, steamy and a tiny bit raunchy but in a really good way.

This is Vasilije and Oksana’s book.

I completely enjoyed this book, it was 100% up my alley.  There’s a lot of steam, hence the cover, the title and the series in general and this one has a slightly more mafia theme than the previous one. I love a good mafia book.

Vasilije is ruthless and cold but he’s also endearing and very possessive. He’s not a soft Hero, but he has many redeeming qualities. I like his temperament and I like the way he treated Oksana. Oksana is a mystery to Vasilije, she’s just a girl he picked out and now he doesn’t know what to do with her. He wants to play with her, but can he make sure she doesn’t play with him?

You feel for Oksana and her circumstance. I like that she is a strong Heroine, but she’s not wallflower. I love that she can submit, but she can also stand up for what she believes in. I also like the backstory and realizing the characters are complicated, it added depth to the characters.

I feel like the author did a good job in creating a balance of tension, passion and intrigue. I was always interested in what was going in the book and I wanted to see how the story would play out.

The book is tamer than Sordid and that did disappointment me a bit, but I understand why, considering Sordid was ban from Amazon. I think if Torrid wasn’t linked to Sordid I wouldn’t have high expectations for this one, but regardless Torrid was a fun read.

An ARC was provided



Torrid by Nikki Sloane is NOW AVAILABLE!
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Nikki Sloane landed in graphic design after her careers as a waitress, a screenwriter, and a ballroom dance instructor fell through. For eight years she worked for a design firm in that extremely tall, black, and tiered building in Chicago that went through an unfortunate name change during her time there. Now she lives in Kentucky and manages a team of graphic artists. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, is married with two sons, writes dirty books, and couldn't be any happier.

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