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4.0 out of 5 starsWorth the time!!
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2018
Ava, you have redeemed yourself!! I may have been disappointed at the Seven-Card Stud a little, but All In revived my faith in her as a writer. It is obviously that one needs to have covered Seven-Card Stud (or even Ace in the Hole) to make some sense of this. As any novel goes, it takes some stretching of imagination, but it does not hurt the overall plot and character development. It took me a while to like Zane who seemed to be a bit self-absorbed and only looked after himself -- not that I could blame him considering that he was out of money, robbed, and being thrown into a mess! He needed to take care of himself. In came Sebastian, a mysterious character coming out of the blue at the airport. We never got to know totally his background-story although he did say a bit of it. The plot was interesting, with a bit of intrigues and twists. The end was nice. I only wish the two main characters from Seven-Card Stud would appear, even just a little. They were only hinted at. All in all, it was fun reading, and I would re-read it soon.
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2017
I generally enjoy the Dreamspun Desires series of romances based on old tropes. Yes, some of them are hokey, but generally they’re well-written and/or well-thought out. This one just didn’t meet the grade for me. I found it too far out in the realm of unreality. The story plot didn’t hold my interest, and the romance was not the least bit genuine. In fact, it wasn’t until the last chapter that I realized the men really did come to care for each other.
Add to that the fact that John Solo’s narration wasn’t as good as it usually was—I didn’t care for the voice he gave to Zane—and overall, it was a disappointment.
As a side note: when an author uses words like “privates” and “nether regions” in the sex scenes in an adult MM romance, I generally roll my eyes. In this one, my eyes rolled so far back, I could see behind me! So the saga described in the blurb, in which the supermodel who needs money just happens to have his bag stolen and the contents replaced with twenty-dollar-bill engraving plates was bizarre from the start. Pursuit by a man who was not only working for an international security firm, but who also happened to be a self-made millionaire and internationally known investor, was a bit too much. Put the two together, mix well, throw in bad guys with underhanded intentions, and shake out a story that was quite subpar. This is one I can’t recommend in e-book or audio version.
5.0 out of 5 starsSecret agent/mark romance and mystery
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2020
Zane. Male model with a past, just turning 30. Returning from Milan to NYC finds his luggage replaced by contraband. A mysterious handsome man Sebastian, working for a secret organization explains.
Interesting premise, fun, sexy, edge of seat romance.
Problem. This is the 3rd in Wild Cards series. Was there ever an introduction to the founders? How the organization started and the guys who started it.
The villainous organization, Erebus. We know from 7 Card Stud who the head was, also that the mole working for Wild Card was his son. We know what happened to his BF at the end of that book. The whereabouts of those 2 characters is unknown. Which is disappointing to me. Would love a connection between the 1st book and this one.
Book 2 , Ace in the Hole, only has 1 of the founders and no mention of the villainous organization.
3.5 Stars. This third entry from Ava March for Dreamspun Desires, is an action story on the lighter side. Zane is the hapless victim, an aging fashion model returning to the states from Europe for one last try at reviving his career. His quest is cut short when his luggage is burgled and he meets Sebastian, ex-Special Forces soldier turned real estate baron. He's helping a friend, using his skills for security firm Wild Cards, as they go after a group of mysterious criminals.
It doesn't quite reach the fun romp stage of the previous novella, and the plot was rather confusing. There were a couple of action scenes that served to get the two into bed together. The sex was seriously hot and steamy though! Zane and Sebastian seemingly working at cross-purposes did feel contrived to fit the desired conclusion and lacked sufficient logic. It was well edited and cleanly written. If you can just suspend disbelief, don't object to insta-love, and just want to enjoy a light escapist read, it's a good choice.
*An ARC was provided to me by the publisher via Hearts On Fire Reviews, for an honest review*