The Stanislaski Brothers: Mikhail and Alex by Nora RobertsThis book includes books #2 & #4 of the Stanislaski series.
Luring A Lady, Mikhails story, is another favorite of mine. Its sweet and sexy all at the same time. I LOVE the character of Mikhail. Hes an understated Alpha with a big & burly side and a passionate artistic side, but underneath it all, hes got a huge heart. Between that, the long hair, and the accent, he just makes me sigh.
The romance has a bit of an opposites attract feel to it. Mikhail is a rough & tumble, hard working Ukranian, and Sydney is a prissy blue-blood who comes off a bit icy in the beginning. But the pairing works well, more so as the story progresses. I ended up really liking them together. And its great to read how Sydney grows and changes throughout the book. I love the part where she changes a baby for the first time.
All the other Stanislaskis make a guest appearance in various parts of the book. And those scenes just make me love the family more. You just get a real sense of their closeness and loyalty. Its nice to read.
Alexs story, Convincing Alex, is probably my least favorite of the 6 Stanislaski books. Not that I hated it, or even that I disliked it. Something about the book just didnt sit right with me; it didnt tug at my heartstrings the way the other books in the series did.
Part of that may be the character of Bess. Half the time she amused me, and the other half I didnt particularly like her. Besss picture could be in the dictionary next to the work flaky because thats essentially what she is. Its amusing sometimes in the way she dressed or talked or her enthusiasm about certain things. But at other times, like when shes driving recklessly and thinks its funny or when she pretends to be a prostitute to do research without even considering the danger, she comes off as slightly TSTL.
Honestly, I would have liked someone different for Alex. I just wasnt quite feeling their relationship. But I didnt hate the story. Its got its good and bad points. I like that there was a meatier side-plot (the hooker murders) and that they other Stanislaskis made appearances. But the romance was so-so and I wish there had been a little more focus on Alexs Ukranian roots. Its one of the building blocks of the series, but that aspect felt almost non-existent in his story, which disappointed me.
So in the end Id give Luring A Lady 5 stars and Convincing Alex 3 maybe 3.5 stars. A 4 overall for the book.
She took a deep breath. Mallory smiled. It was quiet on the other end of the line for several minutes before Alex heard a soft female voice that he couldn't believe. Is that you? He looked over at his mom and dad.
Alex quits his job at a local grocery store to earn more at a bigger store, but he doesn't enjoy the new job. Alex must contend with a childhood sweetheart Talia Balsam staying at the house, who is unlike any girl he's met—or liked—before. Alex's friends Neil John Putch and Doug Crispin Glover want to take him to West Virginia , where the drinking age is 18, for his birthday, but Elyse is opposed to this plan. Jennifer looks forward to hanging out with Scott again when he returns to Columbus for a visit, but is disappointed to learn that he is more interested in Mallory than her. Steven is excited to have Alex working with him and begins planning their future together, but Alex tries to convince his dad that he has other goals. Alex and an old school rival, James, are teamed to man Leland's suicide hotline.
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