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Owned by the Badman (Russian Bratva Book 1) by [Faiman, Hayley]
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Haleigh knows nothing of love. Raised to be no more than the ballerina her mother could never be, she eats, sleeps, and breathes dance. Then, when she is blindsided by the news that her parents have arranged for her to be married, she does as she has always done—exactly as she is told. However, despite the fact that the man she is to call her husband is a complete stranger, Haleigh cannot help but hope that maybe, just maybe, she will finally get the chance to know love.

Maxim is not a good man. His strength is foreboding and his handsome features are merely a distraction for the dangerous person that lies beneath. When he collects a debt by way of a beautiful, ballerina bride, he relishes in the fact that he owns something so pure, so innocent—so undeniably his. Yet, Haleigh is better than he ever expected, and it is not long before his ownership begins to turn into something much, much more.

But when the darkness of Maxim’s past comes back to haunt him, the illusion of love’s safety is shattered. Maxim’s demons seek to destroy everything he holds dear. Suddenly, being owned by the badman is worse than Haleigh imagined. In order to protect her, Maxim has to decide just how bad he can be, and if letting go is the best choice.

** Recommended for readers 18+ due to graphic sexual content, violence, language and sexual abuse - possible triggers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1182 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1518781233
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01A3LJ6SW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,344 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Wow purchased this book as I had nothing else to read and expected it to be ok, Well I loved it there are so many little twists in this book, and Maxim and Haeligh wow they have to fight tooth and nail for each other, proving their love for each other never lessens.Cant wait for April for the next book.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xad0d0498) out of 5 stars 47 reviews
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xad0342ac) out of 5 stars Spoilers! 30 January 2016
By dee.terra - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Not for me. A lot of angst and there is cheating... never makes a good story. I like dark romances.BUT WHY DO THESE AUTHORS HAVE TO HAVE THE H BE WITH OTHER WOMEN AND FORGIVEN IN MINUTES. YUCK!!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xad03eaec) out of 5 stars Could've been better. 15 March 2016
By Kathy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
As much as I want to like this book, I can't.

It had a lot of information about the bratva and that's what I really liked! This book reeled me in when I read that there was an "arranged" marriage. However, most of the reviews are misleading.

Spoilers ahead*
Haleigh (Our main character) had no backbone whatsoever! I could read about bullying to a certain extent but this book was just pushing it! She was treated like crap until the very end! Here & there she would speak out, but she is such a weak heroine. So if you like to read about a strong heroine or heck, even a heroine who SPOKE, then this book is not for you!

Our "hero" Max is something else. In the beginning, he came off super sexy. He answered to no one but his Pakhan. He took what he wanted, etc. basically the ultimate alpha male. Then as the book progressed, he became this weak character. Someone you wouldn't find affiliated with the Bratva. He cried a handful of times. He constantly cheated on Haleigh. I was so over their relationship. It was the same argument over and over. It also felt weird reading his view. I understand that he's Russian and he has an accent but He would speak perfect English and then in the next paragraph he would speak like a toddler. "I go work now. You sleep." "I kill who touch you." "Why you sad." I had such a huge headache just reading from his point.
It really felt like I was on a never ending roller coaster with them.

The beginning of the book really dragged. But towards the middle, crazy events were happening and new characters were popping up. It was hard to keep up with their names and what was going on. I was so confused as to who was who and what was the point in their character.

Again, I really wished I liked this book. And I wished I could've given it a better review.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xad069f00) out of 5 stars Sandra's View "Didn't like it" 11 March 2016
By Sandra - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The book had 3149 locations on my kindle. The book was about a girl, named Harleigh and a man, named Maxim. Harleigh was a 20 year old virgin and ballerina, with abusive parents. Maxim was a dominant Russian, who worked in the mafia. He saw Harleigh perform on stage, and decided he had to marry the beautiful girl. He made a deal with her parents, Harleigh became his wife. The book contained some decent rough sex and oral sex. I did not like the fact, that Harleigh was forced to have sex, with another man, which she kind of liked. I did not like, either character. Harleigh was a very timid, needy and weak doormat, who easily forgave, Maxim, no matter, what the offense. Maxim was a cheater, a killer, when necessary and quick to walk away, when the going gets tough. This could have been so much better, in my opinion.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xad060174) out of 5 stars I Just could not do it!! 23 March 2016
By misstee31 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I tried and tried to really like this book. I just couldn't do it! I enjoy a good dark romance but the cheating in this book....NO! The quick forgiveness for the cheating in this book....NO.
SPOILER*** the heroine in the book is abused by her parents, marries an abusive husband who cheats, is abused by the maid, her husband's side chick and the husband's best friend! NOPE!!! This book is not for me! Sorry
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xad076660) out of 5 stars Raw, Gritty Mafia Read! 28 January 2016
By Nikki H - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
5 stars

Haleigh shy, isolated, ignored by her parents, all she wants to do is get lost in dance. Raised as a ballerina to fulfill her mother's lost dream, Haleigh retreats into her performances to escape the abusive life that she knows.

Maxim a ruthless, deadly Russian mobster is obsessed by Haleigh. When Haleigh's father gets in trouble with Maxim, he realizes it is the perfect opportunity to get what he has been desiring.

I loved this book! It is a raw and gritty read. Hayley Faiman has written a cast of flawed but beautiful characters. Was it violent? Yes. Was it heartbreaking? Several times. Was it emotional? Undeniably so.

Haleigh is so pure. That is the best way to describe her. Physically and emotionally. She knows there is more to Maxim than meets the eye but she doesn't give up that optimistic outlook that the situation will eventually get better. She goes through so much abuse and despair but knows that life with Maxim is worth what she has to endure. Haleigh is a woman that gets stronger with every obstacle that knocks her down.

But as Haleigh gets stronger you see Maxim get softer. Don't get me wrong he is still ruthless but I think he finally starts seeing Haleigh as more than a delicate, sensitive ballerina girl. Like a lot of men, he thought he knew what was best for Haleigh without consulting her. And of course it was his past that eventually tried to destroy them.

One of the best parts of this book is you could never really tell who was a good guy or bad guy. Some of the most malicious Russian mobsters in this book I am dying to know more about! You could feel the evil from them but also know there is a great story there. I know this is just the beginning for Hayley Faiman's Russian Bratva series and I can't wait for the next book!

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