Gold Digger by Aleksandr Voinov
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Blurb: Not all that glitters is gold.Nikolai Krasnorada leads the life of a corporate nomad. Working for a gold explorations company, he’s never put down roots, and he likes it that way. Roots can be dangerous, as everyone from his “man-hating” sister to his manipulative mother to his war-traumatized father has proven.But when his CEO sends him to Toronto to strike a deal with LeBeau Mining, Nikolai meets Henri LeBeau, crown prince to the resources conglomerate and inveterate flirt. Sparks fly immediately, despite the business deal that threatens to go sour and Nikolai’s own reluctance to give Henri false hope about him being Mr. Right. He’s barely come to terms with his bisexuality, and getting involved with Henri would get messy.When LeBeau Mining launches a hostile takeover bid, Nikolai and Henri find themselves on opposite sides of the negotiating table. But fortunately—or perhaps unfortunately—for Nikolai, Henri’s not nearly as interested in his company as he is in his heart.
My rating: 4.5 stars (4 + extra for giving me more Vadim, which... love Love LOVE!)
My thoughts: I really enjoyed this one. The story was wonderful, well written with great characters, like I expect from Voinov . It's much, MUCH, milder than the dark or intense Voinovs that I lust so hard after, which was perfect this time around. As always, I loved the characters, Nikolai being my favorite of the MCs, and true to form Voinov also threw me into wanting to scream at others, this time it was Anya, Nikolai's sister. I would very much have liked to bitchslap her. A few times. Gotta love how Voinov can pull such strong reactions from me, even when it's growling instead of uberlove.
I enjoyed the relationship of Nikolai and Henri, loved getting to revisit the Krasnoradas and being an over the top hardcore Vadim fangrrl I absolutely LOVED getting to read about him again (I may have skwee'd a bit when he came on the scene, but I'll never admit it openly). And got to do it without the other SF characters I can't stand getting in the way. Yay for that! The father/son moments in this one made me all kinds of re-fangrrly and a bit mushy gushy as well. Was just fabulous.
Wonderful book. Absolutely wonderful.