Bad Deal by Faith Ryan and Ember-Raine Winters ;; Release :: Review

Bad Deal by Faith Ryan and Ember-Raine Winters ;; Release :: Review

Book Info

Title: Bad Deal

Series: Belikov Crime Family  book 1

Author: Ember-Raine Winters & Faith Ryan

Publisher: Self Published


Cover Design: Always Inked

Length: 40,000

Keywords : Dark Erotic Romance, Mafia/MC, Gangs, Crime, Torture

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Bad Deal by Faith Ryan and Ember-Raine Winters ;; Release :: Review


He’s a Russian devil and he owns me.

JR Richards 

What’s worse than wanting the one person you can never have? How about finally getting them. Don’t get me wrong the sex was great, but everything that came after? Yeah, it’s like they say, be careful what you wish for. 

Ruslan Belikov 

My brother made a deal that didn’t go as planned. Now I have to get back what’s ours and pretty boy Jacoby is the tool to make that happen. I’ll torture and use him until I get what I want, then I’ll toss him aside like the rest. 

A motorcycle club and a Mafia family shouldn’t make deals. Someone’s bound to lose. Family, friends and hearts, nothing’s safe in a world fueled by drugs, money and sex. 

WARNING: Ruslan Belikov and Jacoby Richards may not be for everyone. They are two dominant men thrown into an impossible situation. Some readers may find their story makes them uncomfortable. If you don’t like dark and dirty mafia bosses who use torture and sex to get their way turn back now. You have been warned.

Bad Deal by Faith Ryan and Ember-Raine Winters ;; Release :: Review


Oh boy what a read, this book has everything any dark reader could ask for. Hot Cute Guys, even Hotter Bad Russian guys.  It is Gritty, Sadistic and beyond hot.

Poor JR (Jacoby) has found himself kidnapped by the head of the Russian Mafia Ruslan.   It was supposed to be a simple drug drop, but whilst Jacoby is sleeping the drugs are stolen.  Ruslan Orders for Jacoby to be captured and tortured until he tells them what has happened to his drugs.


What follows is an Enemies to Lovers / Love/Hate relationship between Ruslan and Jacoby.  Ruslan falls hard for Jacoby, helped by his submissiveness.  But He struggles against getting attached and allowing Jacoby through his defences.

Jacoby Fights his attraction to his captor, how could he even have such thoughts of the Russian Mafia Leader.

But what starts out as a kidnapping and a drug deal gone wrong, turns into a tangled web of deceit and lies from Those who Jacoby looked upon as family. If only his hot Russian get over himself and admit to Jacoby his true feelings.

I really enjoyed this book, it ticks all the boxes of a great Mafia thriller.  The characters are authentic, and you can’t help falling for both main characters, lets face it we all have a crush on a bad guy sometime in our lives.   The story grips you and holds you tight in the action, which is well paced and not rushed or overdone.

This if the first book in the series, I am biting my nails waiting for book two.


I follow behind them quietly as Demitri shoves him toward the bathroom. I notice Jacoby wince as Demitri squeezes his shoulder. I file that information away for later when the fun really begins. As I enter the bathroom, I remove my suit jacket folding it over the counter and rolling my sleeves up to my elbows.

I see Jacoby shiver as Demitri blasts the cold water on him not bothering to let him remove his underwear. “Leave us.” I bark. Demitri jumps as if I’ve startled him, but does as told and scurries from the bathroom shutting the door firmly behind him. Jacoby’s eyes watch me as I move closer. I’m not sure if it’s fear or something else in his eyes as he glares at me. There was no heat behind it. “You like this, don’t you?” I wave a hand over my body. Jacoby nods. Good, no point in lying to me when I could see it written all over his face. My cock is painfully hard and I decide it’s time for some relief. “On your knees.” My thick accent becomes even thicker the more aroused I become. When he does nothing but drop to his knees and await my instructions, my hands go to my belt unbuckling it and pulling the leather slowly from my slacks. His breath catches in his throat when I pull myself out stroking once, twice before stepping forward and grabbing a fistful of his hair.

“Open,” I growl shoving myself down his throat. He gags and his eyes water as I start my punishing pace. Both my hands are in his hair pulling it roughly as I piston my hips. It only takes him a second to acclimate and stop gagging. I push harder and move faster. The feel of absolute control feels like heaven and has me coming like a river down his throat. This kid is the perfect submissive. Too bad I can’t keep him. As soon as I find my drugs, I’ll have to get rid of him. The thought has me pausing momentarily. No matter, I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

Once my cock is sated, I close up my pants and walk out of the bathroom without a word. Demitri gives me an odd look as I exit the room and make my way down the hall. “Hang him up by the hook for the night, Demitri.” I never turn as I give the order. I hear Demitri’s grunt of understanding and continue to my apartment above the club.


Bad Deal by Faith Ryan and Ember-Raine Winters ;; Release :: Review

Author’s Bio

Ember-Raine Winters

Ember-Raine Winters lives in sunny California with her two beautiful kids and a wolf. Also known as Apache her pure white Siberian Husky. She loves writing romance and reading just about anything she can get her hands on. And, football! She loves watching football and going to games. It’s one of her favorite ways to unwind. She dislikes the super-hot temperatures in her city and exercise. She hates to exercise but somehow her sister still gets her to do it every day. She also thinks it’s completely awkward talking about herself in third person. Ember loves connecting with readers so don’t be afraid to stalk her and drop her a line on social media.

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Bad Deal by Faith Ryan and Ember-Raine Winters ;; Release :: Review

Author’s Bio

Faith Ryan is wife to a handsome bearded man and mother to three, yes three, teenage girls. She lives in a small town in Ohio and is an avid reader of romance and frequently finishes several books in one day. A co-worker once told her that people who read romance are considered smarter than others, Faith totally agrees and thinks this doubly applies to romance authors. Everyone needs a little bit (or a lot) of romance in their life!

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