Rule #1: Keep your head down and your eyes up. It makes you invisible. But not stupid.
Ace, a young card shark, has worked her entire life to achieve one goal. Bring Burlone Allegretti to his knees. Being the the head of a mafia family who dabbles in human trafficking, he’s far from innocent, and Ace can't wait to exact her revenge.
As her plan is set in motion, the alluring head of a rival family, Kingston Romano, approaches her with a proposition. One that she’s desperate enough to accept.
Soon, she finds herself in the crosshairs of a war she isn’t prepared to fight. With a target on her back, and intimate feelings she refuses to acknowledge, she'll have to decide if she's all in, or if she'll be taken for all she's worth.
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A gripping graphic fast paced mafia read full of gritty raw violence and criminal activity.
Kingston made for a scary powerful dark king of the Romano empire as Ace was caught up in the seedy life he lived.
Her strong street smarts had gotten her far and revenge was her motivator.
Great storyline with tons of action. Violence and pain were not spared in this story and I hated how much Ace was subjected to by being tangled up with Kingston and her bloodlust for revenge.
Also hated the cliffy at the end.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Gut wrenching page turner
After reading the synopsis on this book, I was surprised that it wasn’t what I expected. However not in a bad way. Ace is a character you can relate to with her rules and snarky attitude. I wouldn’t necessarily consider this book to be a romance, more like a mafia-drama story. Kingston and Ace have good chemistry with their “truth or lie” game that made me laugh at their banter. I will say one thing I truly appreciated about this book is that it wasn’t a “love at first sight” and Kingston didn’t relinquish his responsibilities as the mob boss for Ace, nor does he flash his money around with fancy jet plane trips to the Bahamas. The story line definitely felt more realistic than most books I’ve read. *spoiler* it does end in a cliffhanger, but also at a good stopping point. I can’t wait for the next one!
I voluntarily left this review after receiving this book for free from Booksprout.
Wild Card easily captured my attention and held it. The story line is wonderful and the characters are strong. It wasn’t long before I took a liking to them and become invested in their lives. Ace and Kingston’s tale is fast paced, full of suspense and surprises. The ending is killing me... only because I’m impatient and badly want to find out what’s going to happen next. Hahaha. (4.5⭐️)