Jana’s Review of Ruin—by CD Reiss

October 14, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Jana’s Review of Ruin—by CD Reiss


CD Reiss

Series: Songs of Corruption, #2

Published on October 14, 2014

Genres: Romance, Romantic Suspense


**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 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, 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.



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Jana’s Review:

The problem with reading CD Reiss is that, as a reader, you have to up your game. CD doesn’t fling words out onto the page until her writing quota is filled. She delicately crafts each sentence like a piece of art. Thus, one feels like they should sit up and pay attention. Put on pants and stop shoving teddy grahams into their mouth as they read. Respect the words.

Ruin is book 2 of the Songs of Corruption series, Theresa and Antonio’s story. Theresa is an heiress. Antonio is a mobster. What could possibly make these two work? They shouldn’t see anything in each other. They shouldn’t work.

Yet, as a reader you never question their love. You never have to “just go with it” for the sake of enjoying a fictional novel. These two, their love is genuine, and it will change their lives. Theresa doesn’t care about his past. She doesn’t care about his present. All she cares about is that he is her future.

For the first time in her life Theresa is free of the constraints that she’s placed on herself. She’s shattered the glass box she’s lived in and decided to own her own life, consequences be dammed. Society be damned, the mob be damned. It’s not quite that simple though. The mafia doesn’t trust outsiders anymore than Theresa’s moneyed family trusts the mafia.

Ruin should be read after book 1, Spin. There is a 3rd book yet to come, but both Spin and Ruin end with enough resolution that you will be okay waiting until the next installment.

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About CD Reiss

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CD Reiss is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It’s about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.
Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.


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