[BOOKS] ✭ Dmitry's Closet (The Medlov Crime Family, #1) By Latrivia S. Nelson – Dailytradenews.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Dmitry's Closet (The Medlov Crime Family, #1)

  1. says:

    I couldn t finish it I tried I just couldn t The characters are all over the place Choppy descriptions, NO flow to the dialog in their conversations Some big, gaping holes in logic and I couldn t even get a handle on the heroine s description She s, evidently, both tall and short All I know is she s a vision of perfect beauty and ofcourse has the obligatory long, flowing hair and light eyes Errr, ya.The grammar and usage errors are nearly criminal The stilted dialog where this man talks to this chick like she s 3 BECAUSE SHE ACTS LIKE IT did not inspire anything swoonworthy for me Her shows of backbone were all misplaced and ill timed She shows spunk when its not necessary and is totally clueless and spineless when she needs it most.By the time I got to a line about how this man smiled at her like a newborn baby seeing its mother for the first time I was done Justdone I ve held four fresh newborns of my own and I can tell y all, NONE of them smiled at me in recognition of my status as their mama LOLSistas I know we are thirsty in this genre Damn near desperate But do NOT drink this kool aid Its rancid.


  2. says:

    Note to the author Ms Nelson, I am in awe How did you know I wanted to read a book like this Maybe we are on the same wavelength here You see, I have a thing for Russian guys It developed slowly over time, and this book has not helped me get over my fixation Now, I think I will be much, much worse But the thing is, how many books after this one will have a hero like Dmitry Medlov I don t care that he s seven foot tall He didn t need to be a giant to be larger than life in my mind It was the sheer force of his personality, the many textures to him He is an utterly ruthless crime boss, but he is a gentle, adoring lover and friend to Royal How did you conceive of this man Well, you did such a great job here.This book It was so many things I love a book that gives me a seven course dinner in one story This was a beautiful love story, and an intricate crime drama And I don t even like crime dramas I love how it started out as a glittering fairy tale A girl meets her prince who saves her and sweeps her off her feet Their love is perfect and pure And then, the pages turn, and you see the other side You see how Dmitry is a man that is feared by many, and for good reason I was riveted to the page I couldn t believe how well Ms Nelson integrated these two Her portrayal of this Russian mafia gang was so intricate, I completely believed what I was reading I do have to admit, I couldn t understand how Royal didn t see what Dmitry was But, as my sister suggested when I was gushing about the book to her , and as it is soon revealed, she trusted Dmitry implicitly She loved him with all the power of her innocent heart She didn t believe he could ever hide such a thing from her Yet, even though Dmitry kept such a massive secret from Royal, he never lost my sympathy You see, Dmitry was who he was He wanted to be a different man for Royal, and he was He was the sweetest guy to her, a dream lover He didn t lie to her or do her wrong He just didn t tell her everything.I m not into all the bling and the designer clothes There s a lot of that in this book Dmitry pulls out all the stops I mean, he showers Royal with all the material things her heart could desire Reading Ms JR Ward really helped me to be somewhat immune to designer name dropping, and it was part of the scenery here, so it wasn t terribly off putting Royal had a queen s equivalent of jewels and ice, and all the fancy clothes she could want She liked that, but what she really loved was Dmitry He was her family, her home, her present, and her future.This book really made me think about shades of gray If someone told me Dmitry was a bad man, I couldn t argue with that But, at the same time, I would attest that he is a good man What makes a person good What makes a person bad It s hard to say, and we would all have different answers It was interesting how Dmitry saw Royal as a sweet innocent, even though she told him her deepest, darkest secret, which is not so innocent Dmitry loved Royal so much, cared for her so well, that I couldn t see him as a bad man He protected his men and made sacrifices to see that they could have good lives He was a good father to his son And he had limits about what he d do to make money For me, that made him a better person than some men who have less shady jobs than his It s a dicey thing to hold others in judgment This book gave me some food for thought when it comes to that I firmly believe in the scripture that says, Let he who is without sin cast the first stone And, as I read this book, I could see a lot of people making choices that could easily be judged, but I had to look at why they did what they did, and not that they did it Because, in the end, we are all just humans Some of us do bad deeds than others But, we re all human beings, with all the accompanying failings As for Royal and Dmitry, I could really believe in their love Even when things started coming down around them The scene where she confronts Dmitry was very powerful I felt like the world was ending I didn t want to believe that anything could come between these two lovers My heart stopped at the thought And things just get worse But, Ms Nelson doesn t let me down The fairy tale essence of this story holds true And here s the thing about fairy tales the young maiden always suffers She has to be strong and persevere to get her happy ending She might lose a lot along the way, but her love with her handsome prince will stand the test of time That s what I believe about Royal and Dmitry.My heart is still stuttering as I have just read the first chapter for the next book, Dmitry s Royal Flush Rise of the Queen Of course, I will have to read this sequel, holding my breath the hold time, most likely Until then, I can only hope that the future holds much joy for this couple I think they have earned it.


  3. says:

    In a word Bad Other words that apply Execrable Absurd Shallow Rough.And I mean rough y all To be fair, I kind of knew that going in, but I thought to myself How bad could it be Yeah, see below He was swaggering around Memphis with a walk that somehow tooted that his big feet may be a definite sign that he was somehow than blessed in all the right departments. This Sentence The diamonds that Dmitry had given her that afternoon inspired her to also purchase a pair of French lace panties and bra that a year ago would have almost paid for her tuition. Two seconds before she was an orphan without a job Say what now Tuition Bish, please He swaggered over to her, stopped at the doorway and leaned like normal against the threshold. O.O WUT This is the part of the date where you invite me inside of your home and I rip you apart under the sheets, he whispered jokingly. She had just accidentally blurted out that she was a virgin and THIS is what he says to her at the end of their date RUN, ROYAL RUN When Dmitry heard the door, he smiled and shook his head Royal is virgin, he sang aloud, smiling to himself, happy that he had discovered such a treasure. The fuck I half expected him to skip home Was this guy dropped on his head as a baby The attention made Royal extremely self conscience. Whoops In conclusion, I can t.


  4. says:

    Sigh Sadly, I think I am going to have to DNF this book Bummer because it has gotten many good reviews and the author appears to have some good ideas and i was really looking forward to this one.But in all seriousness, I can t concentrate on trying to follow the story of the book when I keep getting yanked out of it by terrible editing and grammatical issues I found myself using my dictionary and highlight function on my kindle on almost every page I d read a word and think to myself did she mean to say that or I don t think that word means what she thinks it means For instance, His baritone treble was silky smooth Well which is it A baritone is a low pitch just above a bass, a treble is the highest pitch of all and is considered shrill Another sentence the building sic inside was alive with music, lights and boxes all being animated by Royal who had the stereo blasting as she worked Animated By the time I got to this over done sentence Tell me what happened she demanded, reaching over into the distinctively expensive French silver plated bronze brass champagne bucket to open the unopened bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut Rose. I knew this was not the book for me It may seem overly nitpicky, but when the editing errors loom larger than the story, then that becomes part of the reading experience And to be fair, it wasn t solely the editing I had some credulity issues right from the beginning with Royal being hired right off the street, given this dream job, great apartment etc I get that Dmitry isn t on the up and up and has his reasons for doing what he is doing, but Royal s absolute lack of skepticism annoyed me That and the fact that she thinks nothing of accepting 2 carat earrings and other similarly expensive from her new, 7 foot tall boss, just no.As I look back, I see that I had only gotten through 11% of the book and yet my notes and highlight take up 4 pages Not good.


  5. says:

    I m not obsessive about spelling or punctuation, really But some basic editing might have made this book readable Might have.As it was, I had to laugh aloud several times where I was not supposed to laugh So for example her pierced lips when the author meant pursed lips Dozens of errors of this kind I haven t looked at the editorial history of the novel, but it feels as though it was translated into English by somebody who doesn t speak the language very well.If I try to put this issue aside, the story itself stretches credibility to the breaking point If this were supposed to be fantasy, maybe I could buy some of this, but as it is, I found it almost insulting Basic geometry should tell you that a man who is 7 tall and a woman of average height cannot be face to face in the missionary position Not unless he s a contortionist Basic good sense should tell you that these two characters, so different in almost every way, would suddenly commit to each other the way they do And the worst thing, in my opinion she s African American, but only in terms of her skin color which is described as caramel so often I started to wonder where I had Aunt Helen s recipe for caramels which went over so well a couple years ago The color of the woman s skin isn t enough to establish her as African American The author hangs it on her like a piece of jewelry, and nothing There are some really great authors out there writing African American romance, with fully imagined characters This teetered on the edge of exploitation.I usually try to find at least one thing that works for me in a story, but this was a lost cause You might read it to study what not to do, but I m not sure the lessons learned would be worth your time or effort.


  6. says:

    Update I decided to re read this while on vacation last week and it was incredibly painful On the first read I inhaled this novel within a day or two because I was just so fascinated by anti hero Dmitry I still am I still want to hit Royal upside the head with my trusty Clue Bat But yes, there are absolutely UN FREAKING FORGIVABLE spelling grammatical errors and sentences that had me scratching my head It s sad because with a decent editor one who doesn t believe every word is sacred this could be an incredible book It s wish fulfillment on steroids, but in all honesty, I had to re rate this a 2.5 to 3 The one star reviewers are correct if books like this are being showcased as the best IR romance especially IR featuring Black women has to offer sigh , we ve got a LOT work to do However, this is also what happens when readers of color continue to be left out in the cold when it comes to genre fiction Black women are HUNGRY to be the romantic heroines who are the objects of single minded pursuit by a hunky hero Yes, we re hungry to see ourselves as desirable and that sometimes means we ll grab and hold onto substandard books due to that hunger And sadly, I believe some authors exploit this The original review Before I begin this review, I first want to thank Latrivia Nelson for some of the best customer service I ve seen when it comes to e books I had a problem with the download and within less than 24 hours, she had it resolved AND was willing to refund me the purchase price I told her that I believe in supporting independent authors and publishers, and that I just wanted the book Once again, thank you Now that I ve finally finished Dmitry s Closet, I know why I m left feeling somewhat anti climatic In essence this is a Cinderella story, albeit Prince Charming is the head of the Russian mafia and the body count rivals anything Quentin Tarrantino could ever imagine LOL Understand that I absolutely hate everything Cinderella represents, which is mainly female helplessness and the assumption that all it takes is a man to make a woman happy.Having said that, major kudos to Ms Nelson for writing such a risky romance I m talking about a character as morally ambiguous as blonde, blue eyed, seven foot tall Dmitry Medlov, the head of the Medlov Crime Family Actually, morally ambiguous is putting it nicely Dmitry Medlov is nothing like your typical romance hero In fact, Dmitry makes all those so called bad boys this genre is so enad of look like saints Some authors attempt to write their heroes as bad asses, but Medlov is Captain Bad Ass He s shown at his cold and calculating worst This man has Russian Mafia tattoos all over his body to prove he s the closest thing to Public Enemy Number One and that making an enemy of him would be very bad to one s health Nelson doesn t spare our feelings as Dmitry casually shoots his best friend after discovering the man had turned traitor He is a stone cold killer, a ruthless businessman and he has no compunction whatsoever that the guns his network smuggles in end up in the hands of criminals, causing death and destruction to the guilty and the innocent alike I got serious chills when he was explaining to his son Anatoly about the rudiments of the family business Nelson does a stellar job of not sugarcoating this man or his actions And yet, there is something compelling about Dmitry, something that kept me reading Yes, he s a cold blooded killer and a criminal, but he s savvy and smart Guns may not ring any alarms, but porn and prostitution always brings the Feds out in full force, so in spite of trafficking in arms, he does have a peculiar code of honor, especially because his mother was a prostitute who was beaten badly by a john Still, there s to Dmitry than just violence He s a flesh and blood character with hopes, dreams, desires and in the end, a need for if not unconditional love, then at least an understanding one When he loves, he loves wholeheartedly The heroine Royal Stone, was an utter disappointment Gah She s Cinderella Mark II Sadly I see this syndrome time and again romance writers who spend a lot of effort in creating the perfect hero only to commit EPIC FAIL when it comes to the heroines A character who is both fascinating and repelling as Dmitry Medlov just did not need a fresh faced, unemployed, straight from college twenty three year old virgin Nothing against virginity, but there are too many instances where these characters just seem stuck on stupid Maybe back in the day a woman didn t know much about her body, but it s really hard for me to fathom a modern day woman not even knowing where her clitoris is and what it s for There s sweetly innocent naivete, then there s just no Here s the thing Dmitry is a man who s well traveled and who enjoys the finer things in life Royal Stone hasn t been out of her provincial hometown of Memphis It makes no sense that she s a college educated woman, but seems to know nothing about the outside world or even current events She s a foster child who s had a tough life, and while she was determined to become successful, she s just no match as a character for Dmitry, who pretty much dominates the narrative I found myself far interested in him and quickly skimming over her parts She just didn t work for me Seriously, this was a woman who as a teenager killed a man for raping her sister Royal cut the ear off of another who tried to sexually assault her This is a woman who should have some serious trust issues when itc comes to men, especially men like Dmitry Medlov who surrounds himself in so many secrets Yet within three months she s dropping her panties and giving up her oh so precious virginity Really now Yes, I get it that sweet innocence is what attracts the worldly and cynical Dmitry to her, but their relationship just feels contrived Worse, in spite of having killed a man, she just stops fighting when her own life is threatened by Dmitry s psychopathic brother, Ivan This was an intense scene and yet I just kept hearing Someday My Prince Will Come The title stems from one of Dmitry s legitimate business ventures, an extremely high end clothing boutique that he hires Royal to manage, which she does with great success The tendancy to name drop high end couturiers and brand names was a little annoying and in parts read like a Neiman Marcus catalogue I get that Dmitry is dirty, rotten, stinking rich mentioning his 400,000 Benz is just like overkill Other minor quibbles at least for me included Royal s two employees at the boutique Renee, the short, dark, petite, neo soul with an afro whom I already know is going to end up with Anatoly and Cory, who just has to be gay to work in a woman s upscale boutique though later we find out a lot about him and it s an unexpected twist I m not going to go as far as claiming stereotypes, which I m sure was not the intent, but that line was pretty darn nearly crossed On the other hand, Renee and Cory were the only two who figured out what Dmitry s real line of work was One of many of Royal s face palm moments was when Dmitry was explaining all his tattoos to Royal Uh, warning signs Does the internet not exist in Memphis or something In spite of the epic heroine fail, I originally gave this book four stars because once I started I really didn t wsnt to put it down I just got sucked into the violent world of Dmitry Medlov and in spite of his behavior, wanted him to have a happy ending I just wish it was with a stronger and vibrant heroine than Royal I liked the fact that there was no preachy morality or an attempt to redeem Dmitry s character He is what he is, and the only thing in Royal s favor is that she sticks with her man through it all I definitely plan to read the entire Medlov series just because the men are so arresting and I find myself enad of Dmitry and his son Anatoly though Dorian the explosives expert and Ivan s closest friend would make for a great story too I really want to skip Dmitry s Royal Flush Rise of the Queen because I just don t think I can stomach any Royal I just hope with subsequent books, the heroines come up to scratch.


  7. says:

    DNF I would finish if I didn t find myself bored out of my mind There are too many inconsistencies with Dmitry and Royal as main characters Their first meeting was actually beautiful but when Dmitry offered Royal a job immediately, she took it with barely any suspicion What I find most problematic are all the lavish gifts Dmitry gave to Royal For a woman who said she was an orphan that drifted from houses to houses, she easily accept many gifts that she knew were expensive Also, these gifts were given to her wayyyy before they were in a relationship There is nothing wrong with accepting one or two gifts but Royal almost brags on the fact that there are many Shouldn t she be skeptical since as an orphan, Royal must understand that there is no such thing as free things For a person that supposedly worked hard for all her life and has nothing, Royal s lack of sensitivity to someone else s money is troublesome For a lack of word, Royal is acting like a spoiled mistress of a rich man Likewise, I would enjoy the book if the author stop concentrating on telling showing me how rich Dmitry is By than half of the book, I was sick of the brand names being thrown in every sentences I totally got it.being a Mafia boss is pretty rich


  8. says:

    For a series starter, Dmitry s Closet is absolutely amazing This is combination of mafia IR romance that just grabbed me from the first chapter and truly hated to see it end I think the only thing that kept me from crying at the end was knowing that there are books to follow Dmitry is the baddest bad guy hero that I love to love, and Royal the innocent but not too naive heroine that I couldn t help but root for The relationship building between Dmitry and Royal was very sweet The tension in this novel kept me on my seat I love Latrivia S Nelson s style of writing and look forward to giving many of her other novels a try.


  9. says:

    One Hot Mess.


  10. says:

    THIS BOOK IS OVER HYPED This is in essence why a good cover is good for a book I must start by congratulating the cover artist as they really fool you You see the indicate details on the cover and you instantly think crisp clear read.Sweetheart sits down Let me tell you the truth..The book is shityes is said it the book is not worth the read the plot is an interesting one and could have worked but the writers inability to simply write in a cohesive manner shattered all dreams see what I did there look at me using reference to the cover The man just seems to say dah And she just seems constantly oblivious Please note my lack of name use this is done porously as there is NO character development NONE What I received when I bought this book was a poor excuse Now I must derail as I feel I must explain what character development is This s when we see a growth or decline in a characters emotional and interlect in a book In this book I do not see the elevation or enrichment of characters I do not feel any compassion from either of the main characters it is and should be considered teen fiction with some graphic scenes noting grand theft auto cannot beat Overall if you are looking for a superficial book which offers a large amounts brain decay and considerable neck pain from head shaking in disgust I am selling mine on go get it


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