Wednesday, January 24, 2018

ARC Review: Trick Roller by Cordelia Kingsbridge

Trick Roller (Seven of Spades, #2)
It’s the height of summer in Las Vegas. Everyone believes the serial killer Seven of Spades is dead—except Levi Abrams and Dominic Russo—and it’s back to business as usual. For Levi, that means investigating a suspicious overdose at the Mirage that looks like the work of a high-class call girl, while Dominic pursues a tough internship with a local private investigator. The one bright spot for both of them is their blossoming relationship.

But things aren’t so simple. Soon Levi is sucked into a dangerous web of secrets and lies, even as his obsession with the Seven of Spades intensifies. Dominic knows that Levi isn’t crazy. He knows the Seven of Spades is still out there, and he’ll do anything to prove it. But Dominic has his own demons to battle, and he may be fighting a losing war.

One thing is certain: the Seven of Spades holds all the cards. It won’t be long before they show their hand.

Jewel's rating:

Trick Roller is book 2 in the Seven of Spades series and I'm loving where it's going! This book does not stand alone, though, folks, so start at the beginning​, with Kill Game​. Also, there are a few more books to come, so the story isn't even close to wrapping up, here. I do like where it leaves off, though. It is a delicious cliffhanger, but I think it was well done.

​T​rick Roller picks up 3 months after ​Kill Game​ left off. The "Seven of Spades" case is closed and Levi is pretty much the only one in the department that feels that ​Seven ​​of ​Spades is still ​very much alive.

The "Seven of Spades" plot line isn't as overt as it was in the first book. ​Seven ​​of ​Spades is biding their time, but definitely still watching; waiting. But there is a thread of their presence throughout that I very much enjoyed. ​I found that the pacing was just a bit slower than Kill Game​, as well, and I loved savoring every moment.​

Levi and Dominic are taking their relationship slowly. They haven't talked about being exclusive, yet, but it's pretty clear they are exclusive. They're both pretty gone for each other. The smexy-times are plentiful without being too much and I felt that there was a good balance between the suspense plot and the relationship development​, and that is not always an easy feat in a romantic suspense book.

I'm looking forward to getting my greedy hands on more of this story. Book 3 can't get here quickly enough!! ​If you enjoy romantic-suspense as much as I do, you are in for a treat with this series!



ARC of Trick Roller was generously provided by the publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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