Friday, March 2, 2018

Review: Trick Roller by Cordelia Kingsbridge

Trick Roller (Seven of Spades #2) by Cordelia Kingsbridge
Riptide Publishing
Novel: 295pgs

5 Pants Off

Blurb: It’s the height of summer in Las Vegas. Everyone believes the serial killer Seven of Spades is dead—except Levi Abrams and Dominic Russo—and it’s back to business as usual. For Levi, that means investigating a suspicious overdose at the Mirage that looks like the work of a high-class call girl, while Dominic pursues a tough internship with a local private investigator. The one bright spot for both of them is their blossoming relationship.

But things aren’t so simple. Soon Levi is sucked into a dangerous web of secrets and lies, even as his obsession with the Seven of Spades intensifies. Dominic knows that Levi isn’t crazy. He knows the Seven of Spades is still out there, and he’ll do anything to prove it. But Dominic has his own demons to battle, and he may be fighting a losing war.

One thing is certain: the Seven of Spades holds all the cards. It won’t be long before they show their hand.


So like… 2nd book in the Seven of Spades ️ series 

I don’t even know where to begin. This might be more gushing, and raving than a review. Because I’m betting it all on this series. I’m so shook guy, I’m a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. 

This might be spoiler-ish, but the end of book one wrapped up with my favourite serial killer being “dead” or so the rest of Las Vegas thinks, but my main dudes know that is not the case. Our Seven of a Spades ️ is cunning and dead for him/her means just resting up. Book 1 also was just a prelude into Doms and Levi path into a relationship and recovering from all the shit they been through. 

Trick Roller gives time into their lives without the shadow of a serial killer loose on the streets, but never letting up that at any moment he/she could strike and fuck all the things up. Levi spends his time trying to catch a killer doing regular detective work, and Dominic working is way up to being a P.I but also facing his own struggles. They both have an addiction and only time will tell who gets consumed with no way out. 

Ok! Here goes the raving… 

The Story: While I love my serial killer extraordinaire, I liked this one with Levi working on actual case that isn’t messing with his head. While Levi seems almost settled, we see something dark rearing it’s head in Dominic and I ain’t gon lie, I’m hella worried for the future. It’s going to be dark, it’s going to be rough, and they will need their wits about them, but keeping it together seems very uncertain. 

The Sexy Love: I have questions directly for Ms Kingsbridge. 
  1. Why they gotta be so sexy? 
  1. This sexy wrestling, like is their a school for that? 

Seriously though, Dom and Levi are something else. My disinterest and sometimes disconnect with sex scenes happen often, but these two make even the simplest of kisses an experience. I want their love to succeed and shine bright like a diamond. 

I’m no size queen (heh) but the way the author give nods to how their both built, it does something to me. Gaww, cue wrestle move sex in my head (I’m crying real sexual tears right now). 

The Conclusion: Excuse me sir! Are we just going to go out like that? Like hell I was expecting it, but in reality I wasn’t ready for it and I am crying that I can’t just jump into book 3. The pain and game is coming, and Levi and Dominic better be ready to play because “ All Bets Are Off”.  

I am a such a fan of Cordelia’s writing, the flow, the knowledge of crime and just overall execution. While Trick Roller lacks the heart pounding action of Kill Game, in no way does it feel settled. It’s the calm before the storm, and the look into blossoming love affair of our MCs is almost like an illusion. A “enjoy this right now. Bask in the good times because when you’re all the way up the only thing left to do is fall”. God, I’m weak! 

Trick Roller is a sequel to a series that might be one of my faves ever. I’m just quaking that all my feels don’t get fucked in the end. You can end up hating the things you love. Book 3 I’m waiting for you…


  1. I can't wait for Cash Plays to be released! I love this series so much!!!


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