Title: Ruin (Songs of Corruption #2)
Author: C.D. Reiss
Published Date: Expected October 14th 2014
Genre: Romance / Thriller
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
**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.
C.D. Reiss’ evocative writing immerses readers into her characters’ raw and intense emotions and their messy lives. Her characters are perfect in their imperfections. I want to meet them. I want to be in their circle. At the very least, I want to voyeuristically observe them at social gatherings.
Reiss’ had me from the first sentence of the first book of her first series about the Drazen family and the innocent bystanders who were swept into their maelstrom (Beg in the Songs of Submission series). My devotion has been rewarded with hours where I escaped the banality of daily life. While I’ve loved every minute of reading and re-reading Reiss’ work, her Songs of Corruption series, both Spin and Ruin, are her best work to date.
Ruin is book two in the Songs of Corruption series, and it absolutely cannot (nor should not) be read as a stand alone book. The books toggle back and forth from both main characters’ POV. This made the story much richer than a one-sided narrative. I appreciated how much more complex it must be to essentially write two stories concurrently! Lucky for readers, C.D. Reiss has perfected this skill.
While it is not essential to have read all of C.D. Reiss’ prior work to appreciate Ruin and the Songs of Corruption series, long-time fans will appreciate how masterfully Reiss weaves in past and present points of her other Drazen stories like a sine wave intersecting the X-axis.
Ruin is the continuation of the story of a mafia prince, Antonio Spinelli, and a wealthy debutante, Theresa Drazen. Their story is filled with tragedy, hope, feral emotions and sensuality. Spin’s and Theresa’s story is written so that readers will experience all five senses while biting their nails waiting to find out if they will be each other’s salvation or ruination.
A sinfully delicious tale.
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