⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 out of 5
She was an innocent that was used to get to a notorious group, but she had no clue what was going on or how she found herself wrapped up in the danger that was in. Now her life could be forfeit. Natasha Zolotova is young, naïve, and attracted to a man that her mother told her to stay away from, but she can’t help herself. Now she’s in danger because she was trying to make him jealous.
Dima is a member of the Chicago Bratva, and he is the Hacker for the group. These skills come in handy when he wants to spy on the beautiful young Natasha when she is coming and going from the Kremlin, the building they live in. He’s had his share of heartache and is not looking for love or a romantic connection, but his attraction to the beautiful woman is hard to deny. When he gives in to her pleas of being invited to a poker game, all of his desire and want for her is put on the back burner because now he’s looking at her in totally different light.
I loved this story. While it is tragic, it is also a great story of how people are perceived based on their actions and interactions. Dima and Natasha have a strong pull towards each other, but Dima’s ghosts and Natasha’s mistake could hurt them. When things get heated and the truth comes out, they will have to work on finding a level ground to see if they can be together. I love the characters and the storyline of this book. I have enjoyed the other books in this series and The Hacker did not disappoint. I can’t wait to read The Bookie. I give this book a 4-star review.