Vicki Calvetti made it out of the mob — or so she hoped. But when the old family hitman, the FBI, the Justice Department, and a smoking hot man from her past crash land on her doorstep, she learns she’s not quite done.
An undercover cop chasing revenge, Blake Reilly gets the shock of his life when Vicki walks back into his life and into his club full of more drug dealers than a pharmaceutical convention.
Catching up doesn’t take long, and their undeniable chemistry is full-speed-ahead until someone ends up dead, putting both their lives at risk unless Vicki can remember the secrets she paid to forget.
About the Author
Cindy grew up on stories of mob bosses, horse thieves, cold-blooded killers, and the last honest man. Most of those stories were even true. She has ten siblings, some of whom are older than her mother, has nieces and nephews older than her, and once went to a horse auction with John Wayne. Well, with him in the sense that he was there, and she was also… there. She was the munchkin in line for his autograph with tangled hair and bruised knees that liked to dance on her daddy’s dusty cowboy boots and listen to his tall tales.
With her love of storytelling and heroes, it’s no wonder she turned to books and stories after her father died. She skipped most of the eighth grade to bury herself in books while hidden in her closet, because she was still looking for the perfect story and the last honest man. Her search took her around the world with the Air Force as well as around the world with her education. She’s visited more countries than she can remember, nearly every state in the U.S., and has more degrees than the Tin Man.
As a single mom, she’s still gambling, betting on herself for the first time in her life, turning lifelong love of storytelling into the one thing she can’t live without: writing. She writes 10,000 words a week in cafes and coffee shops, and some of those 10,000 words are even worth reading. She has an MA in Creative Writing, is working towards her Master of Fine Arts, and has three jobs, two kids, a Pushcart Nomination, more pets than she can possibly handle, and more works in progress than the crew filling potholes after a long Colorado winter.
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Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Series: Untouchables #2
Author: Cindy Skaggs
Publisher: Entangled: Ignite
Source: Entangled Publishing via NetGalley
This was a pretty exciting setup with the mafia, undercover cops and a chemistry waiting to combust. Vic was a strong girl with a brain that knows how to work her way out of trouble. As the second installment, this is my first time reading the series, so I was a bit behind with who was what, but I thought the information given to me in the beginning was written well enough to keep me up to pace.
I liked the relationship everyone had with each other, but I couldn’t connect. I don’t know if it was just the writing style, or the way everything was already on a roll and I was the latecomer, but reading this took more effort that I cared to give. I prefer books I can devour without hesitation. With this book, I found myself wandering to less important things, and that’s never good.
The chemistry was hot, and I did very much enjoy those moments, as well as the more touching ones. Overall, a book that just isn’t for me, but sounds exciting enough to recommend.
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