Renee Rose ~ The Gatekeeper ~ Release Blitz / ARC Review


The Gatekeeper, a dark mafia standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Renee Rose, is live now!







She’s my captive.
My prisoner.
I will make her talk.

The bratva put a gun in my hand at age thirteen. Gave me freedom, a sense of belonging, and the family I never had.

There’s no way I’m going to let this slip of a woman harm my boss.
No matter how beautiful she is.
How beguiling.
How painfully fragile.

Hurting a woman, however, is not possible.
So I’ll find other ways to torture her. Other, far more pleasing ways.
And in the end, my little prisoner will reveal all her secrets.
In the end: she will be mine.



My ARC Review:

The 9th book in this Chicago Bratva series, which has been a fantastic read, I’ve loved every one of this series – in this one we have Maykal, the guy who stands at the reception of the Kremlin building, the first line of defense, he knows his stuff, always on the look out, and knows that the beautiful woman banging on the door asking to be let in, talking Russian, asking for help, has ulterior motives she’s not disclosing.

Kira and her sister suffered at the Russian Bratva hands young in their lives, with her sister Anya taken as payment for her father’s debt. Anya got herself involved in drugs and went to America with the Bratva and her son but has died from the drug abuse. Kira is a Russian cop and feels very guilty for not being able to help Anya and so goes to Chicago looking for her nephew, who appears not to have been with his mother. She is advised to go to the Kremlin building where the local Bratva reside and see if she can find out any more. She hates the Bratva for what she has done to her family and her boss in Russia comes up with a plan – if she can get herself inside the Kremlin and go undercover he will work with the FBI to find her nephew. She doesn’t need much persuading to go after the brutes who destroyed her family life.

Maykal ends up letting Kira inside the Kremlin, allowing his lust to rule his head, allowing her to try and seduce him, but he knows this is not the norm for her, and allows her to stay in his room until he can get something sorted for her in the morning. But he awakes in the night to find her going through his drawers near his security system – what is she looking for??

Maykal turns out to be nothing like Kira expected, yes he is Bratva but he is not brutal or violent, he is caring, thoughtful and protective even though she is a prisoner taped to his chair or his bed! Maykal decides to try and get the information out of her himself instead of turning her over to his Bratva brothers, not being able to stand what they might do to her. Little does he know just what danger she has brought, and he has allowed in, to the Kremlin building.

A good read and an engaging story involving all the major Bratva players as well as some from the Tacone family. Well worth the read.




About Renee

USA Today Bestselling Author Renee Rose loves a dominant, dirty-talking alpha hero! She’s sold over a 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 Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance. She’s hit the USA Today list ten times with her Chicago Bratva, Bad Boy Alpha, Wolf Ranch books, and various anthologies.


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