Nikolai - Marquita Valentine


By Marquita Valentine

  • Release Date: 2017-07-25
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 5
From 7 Ratings


Meet Roman Smith: Bookseller by Day. Assassin by Night.

Everly Andrews loves romance books, and she buys them all from the sexy man with haunted eyes who runs a mysteriously empty bookshop downtown.

But the night she saves his life is the night she’s marked.

Russian contract killer Nikolai Romanov prides himself on only killing the guilty, but his latest job targets an innocent man. And if he fails? The woman he can’t allow himself to fall for will be next.

But the Bratva underestimates just how far he’d go to keep Everly safe.

And the countdown has begun.

The Romanovs:

Note: This book was previous published with a small press as Hard Target and is no longer available for purchase.


  • Secrets, Suspense, and Killers

    By Eileen A-W
    Nikolai by Marquita Valentine is the first book in her The Romanovs series. In this story we meet Nikolai Romanov, an undercover Russian contract killer, who poses as Roman, the owner of a bookstore. Everly Andrews visits the bookstore every day as she has a crush on Roman. These two are obviously attracted to each other but life seems to throw obstacles into their romantic path. Roman has a number of secrets he must keep from Everly, as is the case of any good suspense story. This first book ends with Roman asking Everly to join him on a trip to visit his “sick” grandfather. Ms. Valentine created a wonderful story, with characters that not only demonstrate compassion and empathy but also a depth to their feelings. This book exemplifies Valentine’s creativity, as well as her outstanding writing ability. I really enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down, reading it in one day. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series, Benjamin, to find out what happens next. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
  • One of my favorites by this author!

    By rholub
    I always enjoy Marquita Valentine's books, they are sweet & sassy & sexy. I would have to say this is one of my favorites. Ms. Valentine has jumped into the Romantic Suspense genre will both feet & she's come up smelling like roses (to mix my metaphors)!!!! And I love that she has included some characters that her loyal fans will recognize, as well. This book has tons of intrigue, a decent amount of violence, as well as some very sexy love scenes. A great start to what looks to be another fantastic series!!!! Can't wait for more!!!!
  • Nikolai

    By Bshksuhwb
    Wow! I absolutely loved this book and couldn't put it down until I finished. Roman Smith considers Everly Andrews as his " sunshine". She has no idea that he's an assassin named Nikolai Romanov. He wants her safe and must figure out a way to bring her to Russia with him. The chemistry between them is scorching HOT and the sex scenes are steamy. But who is betraying him? Someone in his family or his mentor? I stayed on edge! There's twists that occurred that surprised me. You'll have to buy the book to find out more. I voluntarily read and advanced readers copy and I highly recommend this book.