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“There is nothing more dangerous than a man who has lost everything fighting something he fears.” “What does he fear?”

Jenny:  CD Reiss is a truly exquisite storyteller. She has the unique ability to caress you with her lyrical prose one minute, whilst whipping you into a frenzy with the utterance of a word the next.  I can’t help but become swept up in the hypnotic way she envelopes me in her world with words that are passionate, violent, evocative, vivid, stirring and emotional. Ruin was superb! Absolutely superb! The romance and passion between Theresa and Antonio was breathtaking.

 “You look like a queen.”
“How do I taste?”
“Like a woman.”

Antonio ‘Capo’ Spinelli …….what can I say? I love this dangerous, powerful and dirty talking man. Antonio is a man who exudes a dynamic confidence. Raw, menacing, dominant, yet with a heart that holds an all-encompassing love for Theresa that I felt deep in my soul! Dare I say Antonio has ruined me! Positively RUINED me!  The passion, the pure male sexuality that emanates from this man together with the overwhelming intensity of his love, devotion, protection and respect for Theresa made me weak at the knees.

“The thing I want most is the only thing between me and getting it. You are everything that will destroy me.”

Theresa Drazen s is one of my favourite heroines.  Poised, elegant, sophisticated, an heiress from a messed up family who discovers her sexuality, desires and intense strength with her Capo. At times I felt Antonio underestimated his Contessa but I was always in awe of her determination, heart and beauty.  She loves this man without exception and it’s a love that thrills and excites her. My heart broke for some of the decisions Theresa had to make. She is the pure to her Capo’s filth and what a alluring and intoxicating couple they are!

‘She could rule the world. She already ruled me.’

Their fierce love, desperation and passion was palpable and believable and Ruin possessed the drama, excitement, heat, danger, deceit, double crossing and gut wrenching intensity that had my heart pounding, my head spinning and my stomach churning as I followed Antonio and Theresa through every twist and turn! Theresa and Antonio you have my heart.

‘Because there was no peace. Because my name was Antonio Spinelli, and this was my life.’

Oh our Capo! There are no words for this man is there Gitte?  I can’t stop thinking about this book.  I LOVED IT! A thrilling ride that left me breathless, exhausted and completely satiated! Hmmm until the next one that is!

Gitte: I simply can’t articulate just one determining reason as to why C.D Reiss’ writing affects me in such a personal and awe inspiring way. Every time I pick up one of her books I am swept away in a torrent of powerful emotions, treasuring every single word written on the page as it imprints on my mind and shoots straight to my heart. Her writing is simply superb; flawless in its execution; her heart bleeding onto the pages entwining with the words making them that much more hard hitting, intense and raw.  Every single one of my senses were invoked. C.D Reiss made it so.

‘I never felt so helpless in the destruction of graciousness as I did with my Contessa.’ “Destroy me,” she said, as if I had to be told. “You’re ruined, amore.”

Ruin was incredibly sensual, erotic and wildly passionate. The story was destructively ugly yet a beautiful perfection of love in the purest form, morals and base instincts be damned. There’s 26 letters in the alphabet and this Author fully and wholeheartedly utilises every single one to create a work of art; a love that is fierce and all-consuming. A criminal world of violence, destruction and derision. A world of the Mafia where love is a weakness masked as a weapon. Where love should be wrong in the face of circumstance but isn’t. The force of this love is believable and worth fighting for.

‘She loved me. I owned her. Her heart was branded with my name.’

Capo, my Capo I am yours now and forever. Who in their right state of mind could refuse Antonio Spinelli’s attention? The animalistic hunger, exhilarating power and danger of this man? He exudes carnal passion. He’s quite simply dazzling; his heart is made for love of the all-consuming, protective, filthy and erotic kind.

“You’re from a different world, but you smell like home to me.”

He makes a hand on the thigh incredibly sensual and commanding as you feel its presence burn your own skin. Such is the striking and vivid imagery of C.D Reiss’ writing. This enigmatic man’s heart brought to ground by the equally astounding and brilliant Theresa Drazen. A woman who doesn’t give a damn about consequence where her true love and life is concerned. A woman with the heart of a lion and the roar of sophistication.

“I want you right now. Just a moment with you. Please. Indulgence. Saintly indulgence before the devil finds me.”

My heart surged; my pulse raced, my hands shook from the tight grip and my tears fell at the beauty, the drama, the passion and the images playing out right before my eyes. Perfection.

“Forever. Everything I do with you is forever.”


**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.

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