IVAN by Roxie Rivera
I was intrigued by the cover for Ivan. I can’t resist a guy with tattoos, so I picked the cover because it looked really hot! I am so glad I did because I adored Ivan and Erin’s story.
Erin Hanson needs help and the only person she believes she can get it from is Ivan. Against her friends advice Erin walks into Ivan’s gym, which is one of the country’s premier Mixed Martial Arts gym, to ask for his help in finding her sister. When Ivan sees Erin in his gym he wants her gone. Erin gets Ivan to listen to her story and she begs for his help. With some reluctance Ivan agrees to help Erin.
Erin is supposed to let Ivan locate her sister but when Erin gets a call she rushes to get her sister. This sets off a series of events that have Ivan and Erin journey through Huston’s seedy side. As the search for Erin’s sister continues, Ivan and Erin soon come to realize that they are attracted to each other. They have to juggle not only their budding relationship but the bad guys as well.
I loved Ivan! He is a big, brooding Russian. The combination of the Mixed Martial Arts and tattoos is so sexy. What I find really great is that under the hard exterior Ivan projects, he is really sweet! Ivan comes from a very dark background and in Erin he sees all the things he wants in his future but never thought he could attain. Erin is a good balance for Ivan. Erin is a strong woman who is not afraid to ask for help. Together Ivan and Erin are really hot. They make a great couple.
Ivan was a great story though I wished it was a little longer. I also would have liked to have had more of Ivan’s background. While a little information is shared about his time before coming to Huston, it doesn’t feel like it’s enough.
I think Ivan is a great start to a new series and I am looking forward to the next book.