Exclusive by M.D. Gregory and Ki Brightly

Can you call a romance between a Ukrainian mafia don and a model sweet?  You can if you're talking about Exclusive by MD Gregory and Ki Brightly...

From the blurb:

Getting signed as an exclusive model for a new fashion line is a dream come true for Asa, but is there more to the rich Ruslan than meets the eye?

Being a model was supposed to be temporary for Asa McGogh AKA Augustine Hart. His fashion career was meant to be a stepping stone to acting, but when he gets an exclusive contract that comes with a hefty payday, he can’t say no. It would be a privilege for any model to be the face of a new fashion line built by millionaire Ruslan Kozlova, and it doesn’t hurt that Ruslan is charming, a flirt, and incredibly handsome.

Ruslan Kozlova has a lonely life. Being a mafia boss isn’t easy, and all he wants to do is find the right person to stay by his side. When he sees Asa on a billboard, he knows he must have him, and he’ll do anything to make it happen, even bankroll an entire fashion line to get him close. Ruslan doesn’t want to be like every other businessman who expects more than Asa is willing to give him, though, so he decides to woo him the old-fashioned way.

The more time Ruslan spends with Asa, the more he comes to realize how different Asa is from every other man he has met. Asa is pure and sweet, and Ruslan will do anything to keep him from the dark part of his life. But what happens when Asa finds out who Ruslan really is?

Exclusive is part of the Model Love multi-authored series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone story, in any order, but there are so many models falling in love, why not read them all?

Heather's Review:

Exclusive gives us the chance to see the softer, sweeter side of the normally dark and gritty writing duo of Ki Brightly and M.D. Gregory.  Even still, we're treated to a barrage of mafia related content in this quick read.   It's got instant attraction, insta-love, acceptance and a sweet connection between two men who are looking for their one and only...

Like the other Model Love stories, this can be read standalone or as part of the larger story and I recommend it if you're looking for a low angst, quick read between a down to earth model from the mid-west and a morally grey mobster who wants the fairy tale....

Rating: 4 Stars

Exclusive is currently available as a paperback and e-book and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimted subscription