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Sara's Review: Ruin (Corruption #2) by CD Reiss, Brian Pallino (Narrator), Mindy Kennedy (Narr

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Released: October 14, 2014

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: 344 pages

Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook

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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. Antonio is a killer. He's beautiful and educated; a prodigy of a thief and as violent a badass as ever came off 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 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 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 badass.

Three Boundless Stars

First of all; I could listen to Brian Pallino speak in an Italian accent all night long. Oh goodness he gave me the vapors. LOL.

I like the story fine; however, Reiss’s writing style keeps throwing me off. She just gets too enthusiastic with her metaphoric descriptions, to the point it takes away from the story and makes me zone out. Less is more to me.

The story is good and I am curious to see what happens next, but I think I am going to hold off, and listen to some other books for a while first. Overall; it’s a steamy, thrilling read, and if you can get around the writing or don’t mind that type of writing, it will be right up your alley.

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