Sure, my name is Benedikt Volkov. I'm 28 years old, six feet tall with dark hair and light amber-brown eyes. I was born in Russia and came to the US when I was six. My grandfather, Benedikt Volkov, emigrated from Russia to America with his wife Olga—they were the first ones in the family to emigrate. My family joined our parents shortly afterwards with help from the Bratva. I wasn't born in the US, but I consider myself a native Chicago boy at heart.
I still have a faint Russian accent—I've been told this becomes stronger when I'm stressed or angry, but that rarely happens. I'm normally always in control.
What is your role in the story?
I'm the protagonist - the Fixer in Her Russian Fixer.
What is your favorite hobby?
It's hard to choose between chess and baseball, I'm a big Sox fan.
If you could make one wish, what would you wish for?
To be able to leave the Bratva, without any blowback.
What challenges are you trying to overcome?
I've been told I have an issue with control ... I like to take control because I'm good at it, I'm especially good at figuring out what it will take to get a woman into bed and none of them have complained about being told what to do in the bedroom. I enjoy planning, thinking several moves ahead and getting the outcome I want... but the downside is when people surprise me I have trouble dealing with it.
Title: Her Russian Fixer (Volkov Brothers Book One)
Author: Leslie North
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The line between right and wrong blurs when a ruthless Russian becomes her dark protector.
Benedikt Volkov grew up in Chicago, but his family’s ties to the Russian Mafia run deep. So when his godfather, Pyotr Mishin, steals millions from the Bratva, it’s up to Ben to find him or his family will be forced to pay back the money. However, his careful plans are quickly complicated when an impulsive brunette forces him to become her unlikely hero. Ben hates surprises, and uncontrollable Lucy with her luscious red lips is a distraction that could get them all killed. But with an unexpected connection to his godfather, she may be the key to securing his family’s future.
Lucy Paprocki may be reckless and disorganized, but she finds a new focus when her world is turned upside down. She’s determined to find her real father, Pyotr Mishin—a man she didn’t know existed until recently—and Ben Volkov may be her best chance. One look at his tattooed skin, muscled bulk, and penetrating stare, and Lucy knows Ben is Bratva. The mafia man may be hugely intimidating and wound tighter than a string, but Lucy will have to trust him if she wants to discover the truth about where she comes from.
With danger lurking behind every door, passion quickly ignites between impulsive Lucy and methodical Ben. They may just be using one another to get what they want, but what if all they really need is each other?
Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women’s contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres.
The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren’t afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east.
Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.
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