Be careful what you wish for. You just might get Dmitri Veselov. Sonya Valentina is a struggling waitress who gets hired as a hostess at a strip club owned by her mysterious Middle Eastern friend. One of the regulars at the club is a cocky Russian mobster. Sonya has never gone for the bad boy type, but this brash and dangerous man somehow makes her feel… safe. Dmitri Veselov has the looks of a model... well, except for his scars and prison tattoos. He's as heartless in dating as he is vicious in handling his business. And this big motorcycle-riding stud already has every stripper at Sultan's Palace squirming in their G-strings. But when Dmitri meets Sonya, he has feelings of comfort and trust like he hasn't felt since before his happy childhood took a tragic turn into a brutal life of death and violence. Yet with a mafia war raging, his mob boss uncle's fortune on the line, and more dark secrets than he can count, will Dmitri risk everything to save Sonya when she gets in trouble with a ruthless sheikh? Taken Back has some steamy scenes (and they get a bit rough!) It also has a suspenseful plot, wild surprises, and is a standalone, full-length novel with an HEA.