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The Life (The Russian Guns Book 2) by [Bethany-Kris]
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The mafia life is a dangerous one revolving around honor, duty, and greed—a troublesome thing like love isn’t meant to play a part, but no one follows the rules.

Surrounded by men waiting for the Russian mob boss to show weakness, Anton Avdonin should have known showering affection so openly on his new bride wasn’t a good idea. Of course, that didn’t stop him. When Anton’s wife begins attracting unwanted attention from an unknown source, he’s determined to find out just who is playing the risky game and put a stop to it by whatever means necessary.

From a Cosa Nostra princess to a Bratva queen, Viviana “Vine” Avdonin was made for the life. Pregnant, safe, and loved, she’s more than happy to move on from the history that haunts her to start out fresh. Then again, someone else has other plans. Old rivals from the past and bad blood from the present have mixed in the worst way, threatening to take away the things Viviana loves the very most. No matter what, she can’t let that happen.

Both Viviana and Anton know there’s only one way this can all end and it’s up to them to do it. But, who is behind the veiled threats and personal attacks, and how far are they willing to go to get what they want? When the truth finally surfaces, the consequences will be devastating and no one could have seen it coming.

In a life where everybody plays for keeps and no one fights fair, one mistake might cost them everything.

Sequel to The Arrangement
The Russian Guns, Book Two

*Please Note: Explicit sexual encounters and scenes of violence. The Life is not a standalone title. The first book in The Russian Guns series (The Arrangement) should be read before the second book*

About the Author

Bethany-Kris is a twenty-four-year-old Canadian author, mother, and lover of much. Between barking dogs, playing children, and a full time job, she s nearly always writing something, when she can find the time.

Find Bethany-Kris at, on Facebook at, and on Twitter @bethanykris.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1388 KB
  • Print Length: 269 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bethany-Kris (Aug. 2 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0993779700
  • ISBN-13: 978-0993779701
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,006 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is the second book in the Arrangement series. The story continues from where it left off in the first book. The plot revolves around Viviana and Anton's happily blissed married life and their upcoming arrival of their first child but it takes a turn when the threats are made on Vine's life.

The plot was very engaging and it kept me guessing till the end. Can't wait to read the last book in the series.
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HASH(0xa80ba564) out of 5 stars It keeps getting better and better Dec 27 2015
By sandy - Published on
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Part two of Anton and Vine's story in the Russian Bratva series and it continues to become better and better. The love between the two seems to just grow stronger each day and so much happens in this second part death, murders, betrayals, revenge, and yet so much of every day life in the Bratva occurs. Vine is such a strong woman and just the right person for Anton who is not only a very hard individual that he needs to be but also so there for Vine and loving and romantic. This is my first reading of this author with this series and it certainly will not be my last as she certainly makes you want to turn each page as quickly as possible to find out what is going to happen. I now am anticipated the continuation of the next book in series as I need to know what will happen. Kudos to the author!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa80ba7b0) out of 5 stars Absolutely recommend reading this one!! Aug. 29 2014
By My Secret Book Spot - Published on
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“The Life (The Russian Guns #2)” by Bethany-Kris
5 out of 5 stars

It’s time to head back into the world of the mafia elite with this second installment in The Russian Guns series by Bethany-Kris. The passionate love story of Anton and Viviana continues to play out inside these pages along with a good dose of intrigue and betrayal.

Anton and Vine are married now and closer than ever. There are exciting changes on their horizon as they explore what it means to be a family. Unfortunately there is no real vacation time for the head of the Bratva. Anton is facing down threats to the very things that he values most and it’s looking more and more like those threats are coming from within. Will he be able to take down his enemies before it’s too late or will the lifestyle he has chosen cause him to lose everything he loves?

The focus in this book is a little more on Anton and he’s still proving to be a very well rounded character. Hard when the situation calls for it but beyond loving when it comes to his new wife. I really like how devoted he is to Viviana and how unashamed he is about it. He practically revels in her and it’s really awesome to see a male lead like that. I love how he is dominant without being aggressive when it comes to Vine and that makes him very swoon-worthy.

Viviana is a little all over the place in this one….for reasons that I won’t spoil. I think her circumstances overshadow her a little bit here and we get to see less of her personality than we did in the first book. She’s definitely still a great match for Anton but I was hoping for a little more character growth. Together these two still ignite the pages with flames and all-in-all the book is on fire for their chemistry.

I still commend Bethany-Kris on how well her characters are developed. The story is so smooth and it really seems as though the plotline for the whole series is firmly planted in her head. There are no stalls or jumpy sections, just a nice even paced book that reads well. Once again, this one ends nicely. There are obvious threads left open but no cliffhangers to irritate you as you wait for the next book. I’m definitely looking forward to continuing the story in the third book and would absolutely recommend reading this one!

*I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Shannon, My Secret Book Spot
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa80ba9f0) out of 5 stars "I'll always defend you" Nov. 19 2014
By ZR - Published on
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I received an ARC of this title courtesy of Sweet and Sassy Book-Aholics for an honest review

The second book in the Russian Guns series this book flowed seamlessly and was every bit as exciting, entertaining and HOT as The Arrangement. This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole way

This story picks up after the threat to Viviana from the Cosa Nostra is gone and the couple are awaiting the birth of their first child, the new Little Prince. All the usual anxieties that normal new parents face are intensified because as we know Anton and Viviana live In a different and much more dangerous world. Anton has to show such strength and power to maintain his position and control within the Bratva. There is no doubt he's a very dangerous man, but the moment his thoughts turn to his wife you can see the transformation in him - she's no push over either. You can feel them feeding off each other.

The depth of passion and love that this pair has for each other is overwhelming and Bethany Kris expresses it beautifully through-out the entire story. She keeps you riveted. I love these characters, I love this series.

Reach for the tissues at Anton's conversation with his dying father
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa80bac6c) out of 5 stars Amazing Book Oct. 5 2015
By Lin-( Nerdy Bookworm) - Published on
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The writing is rich and intelligent, and the characters are well developed without being overdone. This is an amazing love story between Anton and Vine ,they are made for each other in such a beautiful way. I'm a huge fan of Russian Mafia fiction so this trilogy was must read for me. Anton & Vine are married & she is in the last trimester of her pregnancy with their son. Anton does everything he can to protect Vine from the ugliness of his Bravta life but that ugliness inserts itself into their lives & their marriage, causing tension & hurt feelings. Old enemies return, lives are put in danger, & Anton doesn't know who he can trust. Overall, I recommend this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Sparkymom - Published on
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So much more is going on in this book than even in the first one! It appears that the danger for Vine and Anton is never going to go away. In fact, Vine apparently has a new enemy, or one of Anton's enemies is using her to get to him. Anton is concerned for his new little family, distracted by the pending death of his father, and suspicious of the people he should be able to trust the most. Vine is worried and feeling like an outsider to Anton's life. This book had even more passion and intrigue than the first book, and it ended in a way that leads me to believe book three will be a shocker. I already have it downloaded and can't wait to get started reading it!