Review: Dimitri (Her Russian Protector #2) by Roxie Rivera

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Review: Dimitri (Her Russian Protector #2) by Roxie Rivera three-half-stars
Dimitri by Roxie Rivera
Series: Her Russian Protector
Published by Night Works Books on April 2, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Pages: 284
Format: eBook
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Refusing to lose her brother to the violent Hermanos street gang, Benny turns to Dimitri, the dead sexy Russian who lives in the apartment above her family's bakery. He's the only man tough enough to get through to Johnny and save him from a life in prison—or worse.

There's nothing Dimitri won't do for Benny, even if it means dealing with her troublemaking brother. He quickly realizes that it's not just Johnny and his thug friends that pose a threat to Benny. A shady real estate developer needs to buy her bakery to secure a multi-million dollar deal and he'll stop at nothing to make her sell.

Threatened from all sides, Benny finds safety in Dimitri's strong arms—and in his bed. Her big, sexy Russian has no intention of ever letting her go—and he'll brave the fires of hell before he lets anyone harm her.

Reader's Note: Dimitri is an incredibly passionate man with a dominant streak—and Benny is only too happy to indulge his need for a little…restraint.

I liked this one! Dimitri is a very cute “bad boy” romance. It’s heavy on the sweet (emotional) while being pretty light on the bad boy part. LOVE.

I decided to read Dimitri after finishing up Last Hit. Last Hit wasn’t a hit for me but Dimitri hit the sweet spot that I was yearning to scratch after reading Last Hit.

I found Dimitri and Benny to be sweet together. I really disliked Benny’s brother and found that the situation with her brother was…whitewashed and cleaned up at the end. I felt the combination of “Russian Protector” and gang violence echoed Ivan but this one felt more “comfortable?” IDK. The MCs in Ivan met at the beginning of the book while Benny and Dimitri have been friends and crushing on each other for at least 4-5 years.

I enjoyed Dimitri a lot but it hits a lot of my guilty pleasures – the biggest one being the obsessive/possessive hero. While I truly enjoyed Dimitri – enough to read Yuri and Nikolai right after – it’s not really a memorable book. It’s cute, it has decent action, decent emotion and decently hot sex (yaaaay restraints!!). It just wasn’t memorable [for me].

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