Review: Torrid by Nikki Sloane

Torrid by Nikki Sloane

Publication Date: June 12th, 2017
Genres: Dark, Erotica, Contemporary Romance,
Length: 721 pages (include Sordid)
Vasilije Markovic is the prince of the Serbian mafia and one of the most powerful men in Chicago. His smile may be razor sharp, but he’s crueler than the devil.

I’m playing a dangerous game and betting my life I’m going to win. I pretend to be his pawn. I do as he says and move where he tells me, letting him think he’s in control as I position myself for revenge.

Every turn brings us closer. His grin doesn’t seem as evil when we’re alone. Behind closed doors, I welcome his unrelenting and vicious personality. He’s confessed all his secrets, but I’m holding one back and it’s a game changer.

If I survive the board, this pawn turns into a queen. I become the most powerful player and send all the other pieces running. To get what I want, I must make sacrifices, but am I willing to draw the line at him?


I'll be damned! You know how I feel uneasy with the previous book, Sordid because of some non-consensual sex. Anyway, this isn't a continuation but I wouldn't recommend it to read as a standalone. You can read Sordid also in this book because it got banned a while go from Amazon. But surprisingly, I liked this book very much! Totally different from Sordid.

As an illegitimate daughter of Russian mafia, Oksana's life is hell. She was sexually harassed by her father's right man and it traumatized her. His father didn't care about her and Oksana wants to prove her worth even she despised him. She came with the plan to take down the Serbian. Oksana is really an interesting yet complicated woman. She held my attention so far.

While Vasilije Markovic's brother, Luka didn't take interest in the dark world, Vasilije plan to rule the mafia. His uncle takeover the reign after his father's death. Then came an unexpected surprise in a form of mysterious Russian girl, Oksana. But this girl blinded his vision with her beauty and feisty attitude and Vasilije decided to keep her.

Vasilije was a beautiful, poisonous flower.

The story told from dual POVs between Oksana and Vasilije. I easily liked both of them. Their banter was full of hate and lust. Vasilije isn't bright like his brother. But he managed to earn the position with his cruelty. I liked with his honesty about everything. No bullshit kind of man. That's the true mafia.

When I said no one else would touch you, I fucking meant it. I don’t like people touching my shit.” I skated my fingers through her crevice. “And this? This is all mine. You’re my property.”

Their chemistry was very instant. Even Vasilije is threading everything carefully with Oksana, he couldn't control his lust. Well, she's his captive atm. He's really protective and territorial; but not in the creepy way. Half of the story is really contains a lot of sex and sex. I really enjoyed Vasilije's intensity (again, different like Luka) and it was totally HOT!

His kiss took from me. My power. My submission. And I gave it all up without a fight.

The suspense came late almost in the very end. It felt rushed with a loud bang and bang. Both Oksana and Vasilije told each other that they didn't have heart to feel love. But they're wrong. Those two very much inseparable. They're just afraid to love because of their past. Again, I liked how they're open to each other (even with Oksana's lies), Vasilije seems genuine towards her well-being from the first. Outside his rough exterior, Vasilije has mellow heart.

Overall, I loved this so much! One of my best reads this month. No OTT drama. Well-written with nice flow. However, the ending seems ended up abruptly while I want more Oksana and Vasilije's intimate moment. Hmm.. Will Konstantin (Oksana's half-brother) be the next story?

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