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Painted Scars

(The first book in the Perfectly Imperfect series)
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Charming, captivating, and seductive,
And a cold-blooded killer.
But I married the Pakhan of the Russian Bratva anyway.
I had to. It was part of the deal.

Now, I’m faking marital bliss,
As I tremble with fear,
And I cannot wait to be out of the clutches of this ruthless man.


I get anything I desire.
And I want this perfectly imperfect little manipulator.

The way she can deceive anyone into believing she’s crazy in love with me,
Just makes me want her even more.

She doesn't know it yet,
But I am not letting her go.
The deal - is off.

*Painted Scars is a full-length mafia romance novel with no cheating and a guaranteed HEA.

This is the first book in Perfectly Imperfect mafia series, and compared to the other books in the series, it's not overly dark. Painted Scars is primarily a love story which focuses on the relationship between Nina and Roman, and while there are a few scenes depicting violence, it's considerably lighter than the sequels.

Perfectly Imperfect Reading Order & Tropes

1. Painted Scars (Nina & Roman)
Tropes: disabled hero, fake marriage, age gap, opposites attract, possessive/jealous hero

2. Broken Whispers (Bianca & Mikhail)
Tropes: scarred/disabled hero, mute heroine, arranged marriage, age gap, beauty and the beast, OTT possessive/jealous hero

3. Hidden Truths (Angelina & Sergei)
Tropes: age gap, broken hero, only she can calm him down, who did this to you

4. Ruined Secrets (Isabella & Luca)
Tropes: arranged marriage, age gap, OTT possessive/jealous hero, amnesia

5. Stolen Touches (Milene & Salvatore)
Tropes: arranged marriage, disabled hero, age gap, emotionless hero, OTT possessive/jealous hero

6. Fractured Souls (Asya & Pavel)
Tropes: he helps her heal, age gap, who did this to you, possessive/jealous hero, he thinks he’s not good enough for her

7. Burned Dreams (Ravenna & Alessandro)
Tropes: bodyguard, forbidden love, revenge, enemies to lovers, age gap, who did this to you, possessive/jealous hero

8. Silent Lies (Sienna & Drago)
Tropes: deaf hero, arranged marriage, age gap, grumpy-sunshine, opposites attract, super OTT possessive/jealous hero

9. Darkest Sins (Nera & Kai)
Tropes: grumpy-sunshine, opposites attract, age-gap, stalker hero, only she can calm him down

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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