**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
I just finished Ruin and DAMN, what an awesome sequel. You know I thought I knew what was gonna happen, nope. I was surprised. CD kept me on my toes and I couldn't ask for anything more.
You cannot read this without reading Spin. You will definitely be confused plus to be able to know Capo and Contessa (Antonio and Theresa) you have to read it. The one thing I love about this series is the development of the characters. They have grown from Spin to Ruin and I just can't even imagine what they will be like in the last one. I'm sure I will be impressed. I also liked the whole mob scene. In my previous review with Spin, the wasn't something I normally read, hell to be honest there are not a lot of books with this genre that I have liked so it put me in a mood to not even want to involve the time and eye rolling (bc of it not being done right) but I took a chance and it totally paid off and I am soooo a CD fan now. One cool thing about this is the detail. You'd think that you would get confused with how it all works but if anything it made me understand the whole family/mob deal. It's an original idea for a story that is real in real life and I loved how it was all written.
Now for Capo. Lord have mercy. He's sexy, domineering, and just delectable. What I loved most was how he owned it. I'm talking business and pleasure. The way he handled thing, GAH. No wonder Theresa fell for him. I know I would have. Theresa's my girl. She is feisty and honest and man she gives Capo a run for his money. All worth it, let me tell ya! They just amaze me with how loyal and attentive they are with each other. They just know you know?! You just gotta read it to understand. It is just their chemistry just made me so envious. You want it for yourself you know?!
I'll be waiting rather impatiently for the next one!!
Story 5 Sex 5 Overall 5