Review of Yuri by Roxie Rivera

A sensually gritty romance

Four stars

Yuri Cover

Length: 332 pages          Published:17 May 2013

***Book 3 in the Russian Protector Series***

While clawing her way out of Houston’s worst neighbourhood, Lena vows to never let any man have power over her. After a lifetime of broken promises from her criminal father and a mother who abandoned her, Lena believes that love makes you vulnerable. She’s never been tempted to test that belief…..until Yuri.

Sexy as sin and with a dark reputation, Russian billionaire Yuri Novakovsky survived a miserable childhood of poverty and neglect to ascend the pinnacle of success. He enjoys the peers of his massive wealth without much thought to the consequences…..until Lena.

When Lena’s father and cousin blunder into an international art theft operation, Yuri seizes his chance to be her protector. But when past misdeeds catch up with him and threaten Lena’s safety, Yuri puts her love and trust in him to the test.

He’ll show Lena he can be the man she needs-a man she can trust and depend upon-one sensual, wicked kiss at a time.

Recommended 17+ years

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Review ***SPOILERS***

This book was hot. One thing Roxie Rivera knows is sex.

The third story in Her Russian Protector series starred Yuri, a Russian billionaire who built his empire from nothing. And Lena a woman who despite her horrid childhood climbed up through the ashes to make something of herself. They are both certainly hard workers and admirable characters.

I definitely found Yuri to be more outgoing than Ivan and Dimitri, though he seems to trust people far too easily, I think that’s one of the many reasons Lena is good for him, because she is far more wary of people and helps him by pointing out that people close to him may be trying to hurt him.

This story seemed to have a stronger storyline than the previous stories, more things go wrong. I found myself feeling that the problems were solved slightly too quickly (but that’s probably the masochist in me). I had an idea of who the betrayer was but, wasn’t expecting the other, so it was nice to be surprised.

I loved the beginning of the story and how tough Lena was, I kind of wanted to see her be more tough with Yuri, he was forgiven far too easily, she should have made him grovel!

All in all, I enjoyed this book. The sex was awesome, the violence was fantastic and the love was stunning.

Roxie Rivera

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, I like to write super sexy romances and scorching hot erotica. I live in Texas on five acres with my red-bearded Viking husband, our sweet, mischievous little girl and two crazy Great Danes.

My other book writing alter ego–Lolita Lopez–was named one of Latina Magazine’s Eight Erotic Latina Authors To Check Out. Lo writes deliciously steamy tales for Forever Yours/Grand Central, Mischief/Harper Collins UK, Siren Publishing and Cleis Press.

I am represented by Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency.


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