Who do I need to con to get her?
I loved being a con man. Especially using my IT background to rig online poker to make money. But my dad got in trouble with the mafia, and now the head of the mafia, Frank Sputafuoco, wants me to do his dirty work. If I don't get him the millions of dollars he wanted by the end of the week, he said he'll kill my dad and rat me out to the feds.
He sent Destiny to me to make sure I stuck to the plan and didn't try to pull one over them.
I didn't know what she looked like when they first mentioned her to me. But after one look, I knew she had to be mine.
Angelo, the man I was supposed to end up and his ruthless father sent me to Alex to try to squeeze as much money as possible from his clients. I had no intention of doing anything except making sure the job was done.
But then I overheard Angelo talking about having someone be killed by accident. And I knew he was referring to Alex's dad.
I didn't know what to do. Or who to trust. I can't believe he would do something like that!
I got closer to Alex. Closer than I thought I would. But could I really get away from this mafia family I was supposed to join? Would Alex accept me, coming from the mafia? I don't know. But I knew I was willing to take that chance.
Dirty Money is a full length standalone dark mafia romance novel. There are no cliffhangers, no cheating, and a guaranteed happy ending!
©2016 Roxy Sinclaire, Tia Lewis (P)2017 Roxy Sinclaire, Tia Lewis
I never read the print version of this story but I enjoyed this recording. The performance was excellent and I thought the story itself kept my interest and was well written. I liked Alex a lot I think he came across as a really good man despite his upbringing and troubles. Destiny had suffered a lot because of decisions she had made that were far from being the right ones. Though I do not think she deserved such a harsh outcome. There was even a possibility she would again make a poor decision, but luckily she came to her senses before it was too late. I feel that Alex has the more sensible and steadier character.
This is a good story and I am glad I listened to it.
I enjoyed this story. From the opening moments you are in a tense situation with our two main characters in a room you don't know where and you don't really know why but you sense that all is not good.
Destiny and Alex really shouldn't be together Alex is a brilliant hacker who can do almost anything with software. He was well on his way to a brilliant career but his dad is in debt to the mafia and is being held hostage by them until Alex performs several cons to get the mafia the money owed to them and much, much more. Destiny is a woman who is basically owned by Angelo the mafia boss running the con. She is sent to keep an eye on Alex and make sure he does what he is supposed to.
The attraction between Destiny and Alex is there but they don't act on it for some time but chemistry and proximity start to work on them and they find themselves liking and desiring each other. Are they falling in love? Neither of them really knows what love is but an they hatch a plan to escape the mafia and be together. But to do this they need the help of the F.B.I.
There are lots of twists and turns in this story but it held my attention and I enjoyed it.
"FAST PACED AND DANGEROUS GAME"
I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.
Tia Lewis writing with Roxy Sinclair achieved a quality and complex story. We're immediately thrown into the execution of a Mafia run, digital money-making scheme and although it takes a while to understand the operation, the characters and their situations are quickly established. Tia and Alex are perched precariously on a very high wire and the story oozes that tension. Two people from different worlds, carried in on different paths are trapped in a dangerous game.
Two Thumbs for this new series!
I love dark romance, and this book did not disappoint. The buildup was slow, but the suspense made it worth the wait. Alex, a coding genius has something the mafia wants. The mafia, has something that Alex wants to protect, so their mutual needs bring them together. Alex is teamed up with Destiny, and now the fun begins. Between the sizzling attraction with Alex and Destiny and the heap of danger they are in, you can't help but keep reading...or in my case listening. There were some underlying relationships too that the story interesting. Zoey, Destiny's best friend, and Belt the FBI agent are two of my favorite, though Angelo, the son of the Mafia Father is the perfect character you love to hate. Roxy Sinclaire and Tia Lewis weave a tale of emotional bonding, suspense, and total brilliance(yes, I loved Alex and his incredible thought processes).
This is my first narrative listen of Wyatt Mittel. He has a sexy gravel to his voice, perfect for the mafia crime type of books and brings vibrancy and emotion to the story. Will be looking forward to more of his books.
--I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review
"Intriguing mafia story"
***** Well written book by two awesome authors. I love the mafia genre of romance books. This book grabbed my attention from the beginning. I loved the unexpected twists. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Having read the book I was thrilled to listen to it and loved it more. Wyatt Mittel did a great job with the performance. I was provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher.
I'm not sure I would listen to it again...but I think I would like to read it next time...to let my own imagination run wild!
he brought the characters to life...they are not what I probably would've pictured had I read it myself.
When Destiny found out about Alex's father, she was pretty sure they were talking about him when they said that there was an accident...although she wasn't positive and wasn't sure if she should tell Alex...she thinks shes found a way to escape & is getting ready to leave, but after a "conversation" Destiny decides to stay & help Alex...this is where she comes clean with Alex tells him about herself & his father (although he already knew), which is a good thing because up until this point, Alex really wasn't sure if he should trust her.
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
I look forward to hearing/reading more. :)
"Dirty Money Review..."
Really thought the plot was going to evolve. And then it didn't. Narration was decent.
"ONLY Use 1 Narrator if 1 POV or 3rd Person!!!!!!"
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. I feel like a broken record. I'm not sure who chooses the narrators and decides to only have one performer when the writer has provided two different POV's. If it's the writer, shame on them. They should want the listeners to get the experience they intended when they write the story. If it's the publishers... GET A CLUE!!!!! It is very rare that a single narrating performer can pull off both a female and male POV and make the listeners happy. I have only experienced a very small handful, and they are such awesome narrators that it's hard for them to perform so poorly that I wouldn't like what they do. They are the ones who could read a phone-book to me and I would love their work (Andi Arndt, Sebastian York, Jeffrey Kafer, Aiden Snow, Tracy Marks, just to name a few). I couldn't even finish this audiobook because I had a hard time listening to the male narrator perform the female POV in this story. He's not a bad narrator, but his inflection for the two different characters is so similar it's hard to remember or realize he is performing the female character and not a male one. It's too distracting and frustrating. I will have to just read this book to enjoy the way the writers intended to present the story to me. If they ever re-do the audiobook and add a female performer for the other POV, I will give it another try. I was very disappointed that I couldn't finish this audiobook because it's title and cover really grabbed me and knowing who the two authors are, I expected to enjoy it.
"Smart Mafia Romance"
I loved Alex and Destiny's story. It was a smarter version of the typical mafia romance and I enjoyed listening to Dirty Money. The narration was well done and the complexities of Alex's scam and their eventual escape added dimension to the story. I would recommend this audiobook.
I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This review is my honest opinion.
"Couldn't get through this one"
Tough listen. I got lost quickly due to the narrator. It was so hard to decipher who was who. I wanted to give the story 1 star but I have read/listened to a lot from Roxy Sinclair and really enjoy her as an author. Maybe if the narrator were different I would give this one another go. Sorry :(
"Mafia, Gambling, and Hopefully a Normal Life"
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
Alex is A computer genius sucked into working for the mafia to save his father. Destiny was young looking for excitement and got involved with Angelo in the mafia...both want out but are thrown together.
Tension as to what Angelo may do to lex, Destiny and Alex's father...high stacks gambling...betrayal...FBI....Mafia....and the beginning of a romance.
I like that Alex and Destiny slowly fell for each other..Alex was truly a great guy and Destiny had learned some hard lessons. They soon found they trusted only each other.
Romantic...some steam...and a good pace for the story.
The narrator, male, did an excellent job...just a couple female voices a bit off...but not worth mentioning.
Worth the listen...hard not to like a book Roxie Sinclair is involved in!
"Wonderful! much better than I thought it would be"
This audiobook was given to me for a honest unbiased review. I really enjoyed it.. This book outdid my expectations. Wyatt Mittel did a wonderful job narrating his gravelly voice was absolutely perfect for the mafia characters
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