Blog Tour: Bratva Beauty by Sabine Barclay

Hello, fellow romance lovers!  This is blog tour day for Bratva Beauty by Sabine Barclay.  I can’t wait for you to discover this gritty, sensual, contemporary mafia romance!  

Book details:

Bratva Beauty
by Sabine Barclay
(The Ivankov Brotherhood, #4)
Published by: Oliver Heber Books
Publication date: November 1st 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Mafia, Romance


She can pretend not to notice…

They say I’m the best looking in my family. I couldn’t care less.

But her…She takes my breath away.

Not everyone sees her the way I do. That’s fine by me because she’s mine.

I pity those who think they can come between us.

I won’t stop until she’s at my side. Mine to touch. Mine to love. Mine to push to her limits then bring her back.

She’s my everything. She’s my soulmate.

Bratva Beauty is an interconnecting, standalone Dark Mafia Romance with a HEA and no cliffhanger. It contains extra-steamy scenes that will make your toes curl and your granny blush. This is book four in The Ivankov Brotherhood, a six-book series that’ll keep you warm at night.




My Review


This is my first Ivankov Brotherhood book, and I am an instant fan!  I am immediately going back to read the previous books.  Bratva Beauty is full of danger, intrigue, and light-the-page-on-fire sensuality.  This is a contemporary mafia romance.  Pasha and his family are part of the Bratva (Russian mafia).  Pasha meets Sumiko and sparks fly; the couple must face the realities of Pasha’s violent life and be prepared for danger around every corner, but the two soulmates will sacrifice anything for one another’s safety and happiness.

Pasha and Sumiko are smoking hot!  Pasha is all alpha male yet under the brutal façade is a caring, loving family man.  Sumiko is sensitive about her body image, and I thought it was so touching how Pasha shows Sumiko how beautiful she is.  Sumiko is also fierce, intelligent, and strong.  Sumiko flourishes under Pasha’s firm guidance.  I loved the dynamic between Pasha and Sumiko.  The couple is perfect for each other.

The plot is riveting.  Full of sensuality, violence, and intrigue, this gritty romance is captivating, and I couldn’t put the book down.  This is a fast-paced, action-packed story that also doesn’t let up on the steamy passion.  I also enjoyed the family dynamics, and the secondary characters enhanced the plot.

Bratva Beauty is the fourth book in The Ivankov Brotherhood series.  Sabine Barclay’s vision of a Russian brotherhood saga is perfection.  This is a fiery, page-melting romance with pulse-pounding action and twists and turns around every corner.   The Ivankov Brother books are on now on my instant-read list!  If you love mafia romance or want an edgy, gritty romance, Bratva Beauty is for you!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. 



Tour-wide giveaway

  • 2x paperback copies of Bratva Beauty (US only)
  • 3x ebook copies of Bratva Beauty (INT)


About Sabine Barclay


Sabine Barclay, a nom de plume also writing Historical Romance as Celeste Barclay, lives near the Southern California coast with her husband and sons. Growing up in the Midwest, Sabine enjoyed spending as much time in and on the water as she could. Now she lives near the beach. She’s an avid swimmer, a hopeful future surfer, and a former rower. Before becoming a full-time author, Sabine was a Social Studies and English teacher. She holds degrees in International Affairs (BA), Secondary Social Science (MAT), and Political Management (MPS). She channels that knowledge into creating engrossing contemporary romances that will make your toes curl and your granny blush.

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Published by jelee1976

I love to review historical romance books! I discuss book reviews, thoughts on authors and series, and just general stuff about me!

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