Russian Boxer, Pasha Markovitch, Has Everything In His Corner, Looks, Potential For Olympic Greatness, And Speed Of Powerful Fists Professionals Only Dream Of There S Just One Small Issue If He Can T Find A Solution To His Current Visa Situation, He Ll Be Out Of The UK And Ducking And Weaving With Government Standard Silver Bracelets On His Wrists The Pressures Of His Father S Greed And The Anxiety Of A Past That Continues To Knock Him Down, Steadily Wear On Him Until Chance Leads Him To Green Fingered, Sarcastic Mouthed, Liliana Asare Who Offers The Light Of A Reprieve Coming To An Arrangement Of Mutual Exchange, They Both Get What They Want Pasha Gets To Stay In The Country And Liliana Gets The Financing For Her Florist Shop The Whole Scenario Is Perfect Enough To List Woman Willing To Marry Him So He Doesn T End Up Deported And She Doesn T End Up Losing Her Livelihood Check Avaricious Father Satisfied Check Falling In Love With His Fake Wife Wait, That S Not On The List Note This Is Simply A Romance And Not A Guide As To How To Stay In The UK With A Marriage Of Convenience The Law On That Changed In July , But At The Time Of Writing, This Is Absolutely Correct So If It Happens That The Home Office Minister Reads This Story, It S Just Fiction As Changeable As Your Job DelightfulI enjoyed this book immensely Something that started with a deal for two people turned out to be the thing in their lives Good writing Billy London. I get horrible mothers eh, I really do But Billy s writing is becoming progressively angrier and angstier There used to be a funness and good writing and nuance that balanced out the family drama, eg Windows 1 Now this author is getting harder and harder to read, what with all the overly XTian, hurtful, bitchy, controlling mother figures in her work.Each author has an obsession Billy needs to resolve hers Oh, and the writing is lazier Heh, full time job demands are making themselves apparent in her new turnouts. This book had potential to be better than it was I like this author s voice, I really do It is a bit irreverent and very smart This book only had glimpses of that irreverance smartness which is why I think this book could have done better.The basic story is that Pasha Markovitch is a Russian boxer who lives in London He needs sponsorship to go on to bigger and better things in the sport but his lack of British citizenship is preventing that.Lily Asare has just had her life savings stolen by her boozing, gambling wastrel of a father Without it she can t start her own business and she currently absolutely hates her current lech of a boss.Pasha s father has a solution Lily marries Pasha so he can become a citizen by marriage And he ll pay Lily the money So this becomes a rather murky MOC story I rather liked Lily and Pasha together but I felt so many other elements of the story competed too successfully, imo with the romance For one thing both Pasha and Lily each have a set of frightful parents And their dysfunctional relationship with their respective parents take up some rather hefty real estate in the book I generally like messy relationships amongst characters in books Feels life like People don t behave like book characters do, so when I see book characters behaving like real people I like it In this case it had toe effect of coming as as rather disjointed and a little un cohesive.It may sound like I did not like this book I did I actually did whip right through it But I think my rating and review in reflecting a comparison to other works the author has done and this book feels just a little not up to her normal standards. I read this book on a 10 hour flight Billy London s characters are passionate as they are funny The characters are an unlikely pair but I could relate to them They are people that are ruled and or manipulated by their families You know these people, some times you are these people I liked seeing the main characters get control of their lives and start living it on their own terms The relationship between the two leads was developed at a good pace and it was believable.I love this author s work.
Ah, poor Billy The only girl between two boys who each have nearly a foot on her Didn t stop her from starting physical fights with them She still thinks she can take them So while she used to hide away in her wardrobe to read a book or four, she started to question why the heroines in those books would just lie there and take it No, not just sex, but downright James Bond backhand slapping, d
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