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I’ll be back soon with new book reviews and recommendations. In the meantime, please enjoy this favorite selected from my GoodReads archives.
Book Three in The Corruption Series. You must read SPIN and RUIN before reading RULE!
Theresa and Antonio.
They’ve been through hell. Antonio has a price on his head for turning his back on a marriage deal, and Theresa has no intention of turning her back on him. They’re devoted and strong, ready for anything….
A Love Tested To The Limit
And then, someone from Antonio’s past reappears. Someone who can give him everything he ever wanted, and who can shake them to their very core.
In this stunning conclusion to the USA Today Bestselling series, Antonio and Theresa will have their passion, their devotion and their very will to live tested.
Flip City Media
293 e-book pages
Corruption, book 3
August 25-26, 2015
Ratings are 1 to 5 stars and based mostly on GoodReads standards.
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This review originally posted on GoodReads August 26, 2015.
Mind-blowing conclusion to the Songs of Corruption Series. Just…WOW.
So, I’ve been a rabid little fan of CD for quite a while now; I think dating back nearly to the beginning of the Songs of Submission series. I’ve devoured every word this author has written and hounded a few friends to get busy with reading this author’s work – ALL of her work.
So yeah, this was much anticipated and long awaited, and it absofuckinglutely did not disappoint.
For one thing, CD Reiss is masterful with First Person prose. This is something I’ve become really sensitive about lately and found many 1st person POV stories lacking. This author though just nails it – every time. I lean in a little closer and willingly submit to her words to reach into my soul; I taste the words and feel them down to my toes. Maybe this is getting a little awkward. But, well…it is what it is, and that’s really hard to do in first person without sounding like a monotone lecture or like half the story got lost.
The storytelling and the writing are unfailingly consistent and superb with this author. She uses gorgeous imagery and brilliant combinations of words never failing to captivate and connect the reader to the emotions and actions.
The story…quit reading my ramblings and just go do it if you haven’t already.
I will say the action never freaking stops and is more ramped-up from the previous two books. Sure, there are well-timed lulls where we get to catch our breath. But Spin and Theresa just go go go, pretty much full bore, from beginning to end – picking up within hours of where we left off in book two. This is action packed treachery, worry, deceit, fucking in excitingly odd places and inappropriate times (but how can you say no to Spin?), and Theresa not staying put when she probably should. It’s packed with surprises I didn’t see coming and resolutions I didn’t anticipate.
My only criticism – and it’s so fucking minor it really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things – were the hyperlinks links to notes that might translate to footnotes in the printed version. They were reminders of what took place in previous books in the series. For me, they were a little distracting and pulled me out of the action against my will. I’m sure I could have ignored them, but my curiosity as to what the note entailed wouldn’t allow that. Again, not a huge deal and certainly did not put a tarnish on my five-star rating.