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Check out my review below…..HOLLA!!!
**Ya gotta read Spin before you read Ruin**
Antonio is a killer.
He’s beautiful, educated, a prodigy of a thief and as violent a motherfucker as ever came of the boat from Napoli.
Theresa knows it, but that doesn’t stop her from getting emotionally and physically entangled with him, and this is how, maybe, she got it in her head that she can protect him.
But it’s not her job to save him, and she’s just not getting that. Every time she tries to protect him, she practically gets him killed, and the tighter he grips her, the more dangerous she becomes.
It’s almost as if…well, he’d never admit this….but it’s almost as if protecting her the way he does is the one thing he should stop. As if the only way he’s ever going to find a moment’s peace is to just embrace her as a partner, rather than a defenseless creature.
But he’d never do that. Not this violent motherfucker.
WARNING: This book contains delicious sex scenes with a hot man dirty-talking in Italian; women handling firearms and explosives; and scenes of violence with a crystal Virgin Mary cigarette lighter.
This was my first CD Reiss series. And Whoa!! Back it up! Where do you start with this one? Do I start by telling you how bat shit crazy this story is? Or do I tell you how I was on the edge of my seat the whole ENTIRE TIME I read? Or do we talk about the Capo and Theresa?
After I read Spin, (Book 1 in the Songs of Corruption series) it totally blew me away, and then I couldn’t wait to jump right into Ruin. Awww….Ruin. The title definitely makes sense and speaks for itself. We are talking about Antonio Spinelli, Spin, Capo. Running his own crew, all sorts of shady, but oh he’s hot as hell; wearing his expensive suits, carrying a gun, driving a Maserati Quattroporte. Danger is spewing from his pours. And yet, Theresa wants him. Not her ex who is running for Mayor. She wants Spin; her Capo. And Antonio wants Theresa; his Contessa.
In Ruin, Spin is dealing with some real deal life and death issues with the other families. And he needs to face the music. Lots of high tensions in this book…lots of twists and turns I didn’t expect. All the while Spin keeps his cool; he has to. He’s a Capo. Doesn’t mean he’s safe. And that’s the thing. You just assume in Spin (Book 1) that he’s this big mobster and can do no wrong and always be protected. Oh, Ruin is a whole different story my friends. Traditions are broken, people are dying, and shit is hitting the fan.
I was literally reading super fast, and skipping lines because I needed the next sentence like I needed my next fix. It’s that good! This story draws you in that quick.
So Ruin gives you action. Oh hells yeah you get action. You know what else CD Reiss gives you????
Yeah she’s gives you sex! Not just any kind of sex! “Fuck me dirty sex.”
My god, I’ve been DYING for this!!!! And she delivers!!
Capo and Theresa bang each other brains out!! You can’t read this stuff at your desk in your place of business, or on the bus, or with your children in the next room. Nope. They will see it on your face.
And the best part of this hotness is when Capo speaks Italian while they are doing the nasty! Ladies, ain’t nothing hotter then Antonio Spinelli whispering Italian in your ear while he’s banging you. And Theresa loves it. She craves it; she craves him.
“This good Contessa?” he said in my ear. “This how you want it?”
My mouth was open, but no words came out. Only vowels. With every thrust, a wave of hot-pink pleasure came in, and then another.
“Capo,” I groaned. “Fuck.”
“Those words,” he whispered.
“You’re ruined, amore, Rovinata.”
In Ruin, we see a whole different Theresa. This chick takes no prisoners. I actually love this Contessa. She could run her own family if she wanted to. I certainly would want her on my side if shit goes down. I think this is why Antonio is so taken by her; she can hold her own, and holds onto her poker face when the situation arises. Tough broad. They have a love; a connection so so deep, it worries Antonio. Two different worlds, two different cultures and traditions. They just don’t fit; yet they are bound by this want, this need for each other. It’s almost unnerving
“She was dangerous, undefendable, and powerful in her own right.
She was going to be the death of me, and I was suicidal. I would kill for her, or I’d be killed by her, but no matter what, someone was getting anointed in oil and put in a pine box. God willing, it would be me and not her.”
I will say this; it’s by far my favorite Mafia book. CD Reiss really reached far with her research of the Italian ways, cultures and the language as well. Leave the gun, take the canoli. HOLLA!!
By the end of the book, my heart was beating so fast, I just needed to finish to actually breathe normal. And then the tears came. Yep. CD Reiss gets you to that point.
So let’s just say, I am now a creepy CD Reiss follower, and must read ALL of her other books. Assuming they are written just as well, and the sex is OFF the CHARTS, and her stories blow my mind as Spin and Ruin did, then HELLS YEAH, SIGN ME UP!!
This book is Mint Approved!
About CD Reiss
CD Reiss is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It’s about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.
Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.
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