Review: His to Defend (NOLA Knights #1)

His world. His rules. Her love.

Though his methods may be rough, when it comes to protecting what’s his, Russian vor Sergei Petrovyh’s heart is always in the right place. That’s never been more true than when the gorgeous Evette Labadie asks him for a job. He knows enough to keep his hands off someone as beloved by the locals as Evie, but there’s something about her that calls to him—no matter how badly he burns to make her his.

Don’t think Evie hasn’t noticed the powerful Russian mafia boss who makes her favorite diner a regular stop. How can she not? He’s as hot as his reputation is dangerous. But everyone in her struggling New Orleans neighborhood knows he’s the man to turn to. And right now she needs money to get her son out of trouble.

Her other needs—needs she knows damn well Sergei can more than satisfy—will have to wait.

Evie soon finds herself playing Cinderella to a man who, despite what people believe, is definitely more prince than villain. She can’t help falling deeper in love with each passing day. But when a turf war between Sergei and a rival brings violence to her doorstep, Evie must come to grips with loving a man who will do anything to defend her…or walk away from her best chance at a happily-ever-after of her very own.

His To Defend is book #1 in the NOLA Knights’ series written by Rhenna Morgan; also the spinoff, to her Men of Heaven series.

When single mother Evette (Evie) Labadie loses her job, she is desperate to find another before Monday. The only person she feels she can turn to would be the local Mob Boss, Sergei Petrovyh.

Sergei Petrovyh is as dangerous as they come. But gentle as can be with the ones that he considers under his protection. He recognizes Evie and her young son as part of his family and would do anything to make sure they want for nothing. So, when Evie ask him for a job, there were no questions where he wanted her to work and for whom.

His To Defend is one of the best books I read this year. I didn’t realize that I like Mafia books, but I was all in with this title. The story was out of this world fantastic. I enjoyed everything about the story, from the fast-pace storyline to the hot chemistry between Sergei and Evette.

If I don’t recommend any other story by the end of the year, readers should make sure they add His To Defend to their TBR.

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