Fractured Ties: Boykov Bratva by Bethany-Kris



by Bethany-Kris
Publication Date: June 8, 2020
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone

Everything comes with a price.

Kolya Boykov isn’t afraid to die—he’s already been dead for a long time.

All it takes is one look at her from across the bar, and Kolya comes to life again. She’s fragile and beautiful and caged. Taking her was the last thing he should have done, but he’s never wanted anything like he wants Maya. As the son of a Bratva boss, no one can stop him from having her.

Maya Kozlov wishes she was invisible—mistreated and unloved, they never let her forget it.

All it takes is a few words from him, and Maya’s life is turned upside down all over again. He’s cold and harsh and terrifying. She should have run the first chance she could, but that’s the thing about Kolya; he makes her want to stay. As the unwanted daughter of a dead man, she just wants to be happy.

There’s only one problem. It’s more than just Kolya who wants to keep Maya forever. Family, legacy, and the mafia … nothing will stand in their way.

The cost of this betrayal is high.
What will be the price?


Note: Fractured Ties is a standalone Boykov Bratva mafia romance.


“Why are you staring?” Kolya asked quietly.

Maya quickly glanced away.

How had he even known that? It wasn’t like he was looking at her or anything.

“I was—”

“You’re not now, no? You were. Just then, before I asked.”

“You weren’t even looking at me.”

“Your point?”

Maya wished he was staring at her then so he could see the dirty look she was sporting, but she let her tone do the talking instead. “Sorry that I find you a little … confusing and disconcerting. After everything that happened tonight, can’t I have a little reflection to absorb it.”

Kolya chuckled.

She frowned.

“What is so funny about that?”

“Confusing and disconcerting,” Kolya murmured, “is that all?”

“Well …”

“People tend to have a lot of things to say about me, but I don’t think confusing or disconcerting are one of them, Maya.”

He’d offered her that statement as though it was bait on a hook, and like the stupid little fish she was, Maya chased after it and bit on—hook, line, and sinker.

“What do people say about you, then?” she asked.

The slow curve forming on Kolya’s lips could only be described as a sneer. Nothing more and nothing less. Maya wasn’t even sure what to make of it—sure, it made his features darker and even more handsome, if that were possible, but it also chilled.

Her, the vehicle, and the air.

It all felt a little colder.

Was something wrong with her?

Broken, even?

How could her instincts feel the way this man gave off the aura of danger, yet her body and mind remained calm, and collected? No part of her wanted to get away, or try to run. She was perfectly comfortable right where she was.

It was … strange.

Shit, maybe she was confusing and disconcerting.

“The things people whisper about me would not be something you want to hear this late at night when the streets are quiet and dark,” Kolya said, finally glancing her way.

He delivered the words with a cold flatness.

Yet his eyes—there, he blazed like a roaring fire.

“You must think I’m some innocent, naive angel,” Maya replied, “who frightens easily.”

“Quite the opposite.”

Fractured Ties: Boykov Bratva by Bethany-Kris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Have I mentioned lately how obsessed I’ve become with any and all things Bethany-Kris? Probably, but it’s worth mentioning every time I write a review because honestly, the stories just keep getting better! I’m already a fan of all thing organized crime but I love it even more from authors that bring the dark grit just as prominently as the love! And man did she bring it with this story!

The connection between Kolya and Maya sparked from the moment they hit the page. I was truly astounded at how well they connected and navigated given their individual history. Kolya, with his dominant, controlling, possessive and fierceness is exactly what Maya needed to lift herself up and see herself as the beautiful person that she was and Maya gave that right back to Kolya, with her steadfast devotion, understanding and acceptance of Kolya. These two were a love story I did not want to stop reading about. Yes, this is a dark story, but nothing about this romance felt dark to me. These two were an explosive light and their story was so captivating I wanted it to go on forever.

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Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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