Renee Rose ~ The Bookie ~ Release Blitz / ARC Review

Title: The Bookie
Series: Chicago Bratva #6
Author: Renee Rose
Genre: Mafia/Bratva Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2021




They offered me a deal: thirty nights for my brother’s life.
Thirty nights…with him. Nikolai Novikov.
The charming but dangerous loanshark.
He’s deceptively smooth. Sinfully handsome.
Addictive, even.
But it’s only an illusion.
I vow to give him nothing more than I promised,
Yet he sees right through me.
When it comes to my heart, all bets are off…
And winner takes all.







My ARC Review:


The 6th book in this Chicago Bratva series by Renee, I’m really enjoying this series, the characters and stories are completely different yet set around the same theme…… this one especially was a wonderful read for me, I just loved the characters!!!

Nikolai is the numbers man for Ravil, he runs the gambling and collects the monies owed. A young man named Zane has gotten himself into trouble, losing money gambling and not repaying his debt. His sister Chelle can’t believe what a mess he has gotten himself into, especially seeing him beaten up by Nikolai. So she sets about trying to pay the debt owed, by offering herself up to Nikolai in payment.

Nikolai is fascinated by Chelle, her small frame packs a powerful punch of a character. He’s had his brother run checks on her and find out all about her, and Nikolai likes what he sees, so much in fact that he breaks his own rule and accepts Chelle’s offer and makes her his slave for the next 30 days. Chelle is excited to be spending time with Nikolai, she knows he’s a bad boy, a player, but he brings out her sexy side and is very dominant which she has found out she likes very much!

Both are falling fast for each other but trying to hold back and keep their feelings out of it, with Nikolai thinking that she could never fall for a bad boy like him, and Chelle thinking he just wants to use her for the 30 days and move on. Chelle has her eyes opened to the goings on of the Bratva, as well as learning to love being in Nikolai’s company, being protected by him, but she know’s it cannot last.

I loved these two, they are just perfect for each other. Nikolai is so sweet with Chelle, being there when he is needed for his job, and then bringing out her kinky side in the bedroom. Chelle is feisty but determined, she loves the feeling of being protected and loves to make Nikolai feel special by cooking for him. But this is the Bratva world….. dark, violent and nasty….. Chelle’s views this through rose tinted glasses until she is caught up in the thick of it…..

A great read, full of hot sexy scenes, fun banter and a hit of reality into the darkness of the Bratva world. Looking forward to more in this series, well worth the read these!!




USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE loves a dominant, dirty-talking alpha hero! She’s sold over a half million copies of steamy romance with varying levels of kink. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happily Ever After and Popsugar. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won Spunky and Sassy’s Favorite Sci-Fi and Anthology author, and The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance. She’s hit the USA Today list seven times with various anthologies.


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