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Publisher's Summary

The thrilling follow-up to the best-selling Mafia romance.

Antonio is a killer. He's beautiful and educated, a prodigy of a thief, and as violent a badass 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 she gets 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 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 badass.

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.

©2014 CD Reiss (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Huh

I didn't understand Theresa for most of this book. In the first book she starts out attracted but not really interested because she is still in love with her x who cheated on her and she isn't over him. Eventually her sexual attraction lets her explore her sexual interest in Antonio and suddenly she is in love with him. She is so prim she can't stand and won't use cuss words. She thinks Antonio does t give himself enough credit. Next thing you know she is calling him filth and garbage and telling him to hurt her using foul language left and right. Falling in love with someone doesn't turn you into the opposite of what and who you are. It's very irritating and made me dislike this portion of the story.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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better as a book

For some reason when my mind listened to this it wasn't as easy to understand what was going on. I often felt dumb, like wait, what?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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THE DRAMA IS RISING... SO TOO IS MY BLOOD PRESSURE

More nerve-racking and action-packed drama as Antonio and Theresa's worlds continue to collide and spin out of control. But they're holding on tight to one another and will destroy anyone who threatens or stands in their way of them being together forever..... but unfortunately the tension and danger is rising and amplifying because, as much as they want to stay together, external and internal enemies are sharpening their blades, loading their weapons and making plans.

I just couldn't stop listening as the plot continues to crank up the suspense and danger - as well as Antonio and Theresa's deep love and passion for each other.... which results in some pretty hot sex scenes.

This time the story was dual POV and Brian Pallino's sexy and smooth Italian accent gave it authenticity and made this a bellissimo listen as he seamlessly flipped from American, female and Italian accents with ease. Mindy Kennedy did a great job too.

Worth a credit? For just one credit I got so much in return...... an exciting, unpredictable and emotional plot with action-packed drama, angst, steamy sex scenes and a very romantic and passionate love story. So YES, I'm one happy listener.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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5 AMAZING STARS!!!!!!

This book was unreal! I enjoyed every thrilling second. CD Reiss knows how to keep you on the edge and Mindy Kennedy did another stellar job of narrating, totally bringing Theresa and Antonio to life. These two gave the term RUIN a new meaning, and it was EPIC. 5 delicious stars for an amazing and intriguing, romantic journey! Highly recommended and credit worthy.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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The drama and deliciousness get hotter and hotter!

What made the experience of listening to Ruin the most enjoyable?

Brian Patillo as Antonio Spinelli! His authentic Italian accent offered a deeper appreciation of Antonio's character. Mindy did a phenomenal job as Antonio as well!

What did you like best about this story?

As a reader, I loved the growth between the Capo and his Contessa. Their relationship evolved so much in this second installment. I absolutely love and agree a gazillion percent of Theresa submitting to her Capo!

What does Brian Pallino and Mindy Kennedy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The duo definitely bought the book to life! I felt as if I rushed through the book because I wanted to know what happened. With the audio I could savor the relationship between the Capo and his Contessa. I experienced every wonder and experience with them as it happened. Brian and Mindy's chemistry...no words! It's beyond phenomenal!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely not! Like fine wine this story is meant to be savored and consumed leisurely.

Any additional comments?

I cannot wait until book 3 is on audio! I absolutely adore this series and the narrators!

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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i couldn't quit listening.

This story will keeo you on the edge all the way thru the story. i so want to see a happy ending for Teresa and Capo.... guess I'll find out in book 3

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Seriously hot!!!!

I now love this story, #2 better than the first and I will continue on to #3. The narration is so sexy you will melt! This is a trilogy I know I will listen to more than once!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Still in love

This book brings emotions to a whole new level. This love is fierce. I'm ready for book 3.

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A Bit better

I like the fact we get more of the male point of view but, getting a little confused. Can't wait for the conclusion.

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Steamy and thrilling

Any additional comments?

First of all; I could listen to Brian Pallino speak in an Italian accent all night long. Oh goodness he gave me the vapors. LOL. <br/><br/>I like the story fine; however, Reiss’s writing style keeps throwing me off. She just gets too enthusiastic with her metaphoric descriptions, to the point it takes away from the story and makes me zone out. Less is more to me. <br/><br/>The story is good and I am curious to see what happens next, but I think I am going to hold off, and listen to some other books for a while first. Overall; it’s a steamy, thrilling read, and if you can get around the writing or don’t mind that type of writing, it will be right up your alley....Sara

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  • Mrs D Rowland
  • 04-28-16

Awesome

Wow what a ride am so loving this series can't wait for the next instalment. Great storyline and amazing characters would highly recommend it

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  • Monique M.
  • 12-15-15

Sexy

Would you consider the audio edition of Ruin to be better than the print version?

Yes....!

Have you listened to any of Brian Pallino and Mindy Kennedy ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No I hadn't listened to these narrators before and they both were excellent and part of the reason why I continued with the series. CD Reiss chooses great narrators.<br/>I was somewhat relieved that the males voice wasn't Sab Yolks...and I also liked the accent that Brian have to CAPO.<br/>