"Daniil" is the first book in the Kings of Sydney series written by Khloe Wren. While I enjoyed the writing a whole lot, I have to say that the heroine in this book made me want to rip my hair out quite a bit.
Daniil is a Russian mercenary who saves our heroine Juli from being attacked one night by two men. He takes her home and they have sex, but the next day, she wants him gone. Daniil, poor sap that he is, keeps on trying to have a relationship with her, but she's constantly shooting him down and has this idea that she has to be "Miss Independent" something she quotes quite often. She gets in trouble, he rescues her again, and she still blows the guy off. Honestly, I had to hand to the guy for trying, but most guys probably would have thrown in the towel at this point.
Sure, they get their HEA, it is a romance, but it takes a lot of her saying no first to get there, blaming it all on her mother.
Julietta’s life hasn’t been easy, but she’s refused to let it get the better of her. After her fiancé beats her, she leaves him, vowing to stay single for the rest of her life. But that was before she meets the beautiful Russian, Daniil.
Daniil Mikhailov is perfectly happy with his life. He rules his world, and a good portion of Sydney, with a ruthless iron fist. After being orphaned at an early age, he has nothing to lose and has used that to get where he is in the criminal underbelly of his home city.
After a chance meeting, Daniil can’t get Julietta out of his head. When he realizes trouble seems to follow the beautiful woman, he takes on the task of keeping her protected. Then others notice his infatuation with her, and he realizes he’s now the reason trouble is coming her way. Can he continue to keep her protected? Or is he destined to lose her, no matter how rich and powerful he is?