• Gilded Cage

  • A Russian Mafia Romance (Kovalyov Bratva, Book 1)
  • By: Nicole Fox
  • Narrated by: Alan Carlson, Allyson Voller
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (198 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I’ll lock her in a gilded cage and throw away the key. The night we met, she thought she was tasting freedom. I devoured her once and left before I even knew her name. Four months later, Bratva business leads me to the house of my enemy with one objective: Burn it down and kill everyone inside. That’s exactly what I plan to do....

Until I find her cowering before me. The innocent girl from the club. My beautiful caged bird. I’m not here to save her - I’m here to ruin her. But something stops me in my tracks. Something I never expected. Did she say that’s my baby in her womb?

Gilded Cage is the first book in the Kovalyov Bratva duet. Artem and Esme’s story will conclude in book two, Gilded Tears.

©2021 Nicole Fox (P)2021 Nicole Fox

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inconvenience

why is this Esme soo annoying and quite stupid. from obedient daughter that can't even speak up even a tad to fire in the eyes!?! like really, she's fighting him let me go let me go..
her dad almost married her to someone old fart doubtful she would fight that but hot Russian mob... she doesn't want the life and running to streets but yet dreamed about them. Artem if he would be a tru don would put her on her place pretty quickly. to many inconsistency of she she random run away from him really... eye roll... however Alan Carlsson my new fave

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Couldn’t even finish the book

The story has so much potential! I wanted to love it, but the female character was so immature and annoying. I finally just couldn’t take it anymore with her and stopped listening to the book about halfway in. I wish I hadn’t wasted my money on this book.

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Author did no research to get basic facts down for the organizations centered in her book

It irked me that the author did not take the time to research the proper lingo and names for each of the criminal organizations she wrote about. She called the leader of each group “Don” even though she mainly had Mexican Cartels and Russian Bratva at the center of the story while lightly mentioning the Irish and Italian mafias. For the record:
Mexican Cartels are ran by Drug Lords or Capos with Lieutenants under them
The Mexican Mafia operates on a paramilitary structure complete with a President and Vice President.
The Bratva is like a Russian mafia also known as the “brotherhood” they are ran by a leader called the Pakhan and second in command is the brigadier.
Irish mafia usually are referred to as “The family” or “Clan” is led by a boss aka captain and second in command is the clan chief
The terms this author used so loosely is truly from Italian gangster/mafia movies she’s seen with the Boss/leader being the Don or godfather and second in command being the underboss.
Other than being an avid reader of Bratva romance novels I spent all of 10 minutes double checking on google to make sure I wasn’t way off base. Please do the same if you are writing about a topic you are unfamiliar with. I cringed every-time this book referred to the Pakhan as Don. I only finished the book because I spent money on it and not just a saved up credit.

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I love love LOVE this story!

This duet (well, more like quartet??) is what made me fall in love with all things Nicole Fox. These were my 1st books by her and I’ve been hooked every since! I read these before but decided to try the audible version and it did not disappoint. Alan Carlson and Allyson Voller voiced this story so well I was drawn in anew!
Remembering Esmes gentle heart and dreaming soul with her arresting beauty; Artems strong alpha vibes and yummy manliness…I fell in love all over again. Can’t wait to get onto the next book here in audible and reading Kians book on my kindle as I NEED to know what happens with any kids that may have come about in previous books!!

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Gilded Cage

This was a great book but Esme was so annoying and did some really dumb things. I could not stand her. Maybe she will be better in the next book. Love Artem. He was great, especially dealing with Esme. At times, she acted very immature. Artem's friend Cillian was great! On the downside, although very good, it felt like this book went on forever. I feel it could have been much shorter than 15+ hours. Alan Carlson and Allyson Voller did a great job with the narration.

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Could be shorter

Feel like the book is too long and drawn out. Killion is a great character. Story is slightly predictable too. Overall it’s good but I started to lose interest in places.

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guilted

great action, non stop, good story line. great romance. hope to see Killian story someday.

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I really enjoy it

so far so good but the female character is just annoying 🙄 she likes him is pregnant w his child and takes to long to tell him. He's going to a family members funeral and she doesn't want to attend and is comparing him to her ABUSIVE father. where does she make sense ? if this were a real person I would of slapped her , got rid of her and took her place instead. He has been nothing but kind or as kind as he can be and there's always bitchyness from these heroine's idk why authors write these women like this . First she's weak but then grows a backbone in the most unwarranted times it's AGGRAVATING!!

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Liked this

New author and narrators for me. Really enjoyed this for the story, action, 🔥🔥🔥, mafia tropes, badassery and the lone Irishman ❤ Wish the rest were part of the sale 😑

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So much to love about this book!

There was so much about this book that I loved! The darkness, the forced marriage, the mafia and secret baby tropes. And I really loved that she kept the pregnancy a secret for a lot of the book, even while they were together. I did this one by audio, and it was great hearing the new to me narrators. Though, the guy doing the narration was clearly Canadian, and it made me giggle to hear his accent come through when the male character was Russian-American and the female character was Mexican-living-in-America. Anyway, it didn't deter from the enjoyment of the book, and I am excited to jump into book 2. I'm not sure why it wasn't 5 stars, but I just never got that tingle in my belly telling me it was warranted.