From the moment Lev Leokov spots the young woman hiding behind her hair in the middle of the gentleman's club, he can't take his eyes off of her.
For the very first time in his life, he is affected. Having been told his entire life that he can't process or understand emotion, he considers it a big deal.
When Mina Harris gets caught red-handed with a wallet that isn't hers, she falls apart. She's tired, lonely and hasn't eaten in days.
Lev offers her an ultimatum... A nice warm bed, a hot meal and a job, or the cops.
Mina takes her chances with Lev.
After all, a person with nothing has nothing left to lose.
***This book enters the world of the extended Leokov family which are introduced in Friend-Zoned, however, is unrelated...
5 Very Simple You Make Me Happy Stars
This story is a spin of from the Friend-Zoned series. Nik and Max from the Friend-Zoned series have cousins Sasha, Lev & Nastasia.
This story focuses on Lev and Mina.
Lev is a simple man. He has issue processing thoughts and emotions that they everyday man can. He does not understand emotions. He does not lie and he does not know what love is.
Mina is an orphan who has live on the streets for 7 years. She has learned to scrape by and has survived.
Mina is a the end of the line she is hungry and desperate. She wonders into a bar in search of a wallet to steal so she can feed herself. Unfortunately or maybe not she decides to pick the pocket of the club's owner Sasha Leokov. Of course Lev catches her but what happens from this point forward is nothing that either of these two character ever expected to happen.
There is something that draws Lev to Mina he cannot leave her or let her leave his side. Mina is reluctant yet is ready for someone to help and take care of her.
The whirlwind ride that these two take does nothing but make these two grow more and more in sync with each other. Mina is drawn to Lev's innocents and protectiveness.
Somehow these two find a way to balance each others shortcomings to make the whole much greater than the sum of their parts separately.
This is a beautiful story of love and simplifying what one wants and needs.
I can not recommend his book enough. Belle has hit another homerun and really hit this one outta the park. Plus she drops hints about possible future story lines. If you loved the Friend-Zoned series you must read this and I promise it does not disappoint.