Russian Tattoos Obsession by Kat Shehata is the first book in the two-book series.
What your average reader doesn’t know about writing, is that an author has to spend a fair amount of time researching their subject matter. It’s not like you can just pick up your pen and start writing about being a brain surgeon if you know absolutely nothing about being a doctor.
If you ever wondered what would happen if someone did do just that, I mean to write a story without bothering to really put any research into it, then you would have the hot mess that is Russian Tattoos Obsession.
To say this book has issues is really an understatement.
But let’s look beyond the poor writing and editing and talk about the story itself.
At 17 a Russian immigrant falls in love with a then 15-year-old waitress. I think they dated for a year or two, something about this part of the story is unclear. He gets sent off to Siberia to spend time in a Russian prison. He returns an all-out mobster and finds that his teen love had died.
But not to worry, she has a little sister who looks just like her. So he secretly stalks this underage child until she becomes of legal age.
This sister is a vegan, likes to play tennis and once, a child had twin poodles – so our Russian mobster stalker pretends to be a vegan, learns tennis, even has a tennis court built on his property and buys — you guessed it, twin poodles.
That alone should tell you the serious problems with this story’s love interest. But it gets worse from there. He sells her off in the sex trade to teach her a lesson.
I really really tried to find something positive to say about this book but I quite honestly couldn’t.
It doesn’t even end with a happily ever after.