Double or Nothing

Cari Z; L.A. Witt
Double or Nothing
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Release Date
August 2018
Action/Adventure Romance, Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Rich Cody joined the U.S. Marshals to hunt down bad guys, not babysit witnesses. Orders are orders, though, and now he's protecting a hacker with ties to the Albanian and Sicilian mobs. It's just another exciting day in WITSEC.

Leotrim Nicolosi was born into a world of crime and bloodshed. When that bloodshed hits too close to home, taking down Leo's boyfriend—the son of a notorious mob boss—Leo is determined to destroy the Grimaldi family. He's got evidence that will send every last Grimaldi to prison, he's got the family's wealth in an electronic chokehold, and he's got a vendetta that can only be settled with the blood of the man who killed his lover.

When a routine transfer to a safehouse goes horribly wrong, Rich and Leo narrowly escape with their lives. With the Marshals compromised and Leo being framed for murder, he and Rich are on the run from criminals and law enforcement alike. They have no one to trust except each other, and nowhere to go that their enemies can't reach.

And the only way out might mean making a deal with the Devil.

This novel is approximately 77,000 words.

Book Review by Ana (reviewer)
Jul 17, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
49 people found the following review helpful
The way this pair of authors manage action is outstanding. I was unable to stop reading and I simply couldn't read fast enough. From the start to the end, DOUBLE OR NOTHING was an amazing experience. A perfect mix of action and love.

Rich is part of the US Marshal, and his latest job is being part of a team that will protect a witness who's being transferred to a safe house. Leotrim is a hacker who has ties to the Sicilian and Albanian mobs. He's willing to testify to bring every member of the Grimaldi family down as personal vendetta but his revenge won't end until he sees dead the person who murdered his lover. Things didn't worked out as planned and now Rich and Leo are on the run to save their lives as they are trying to escape from the mobs as well as the Marshals.

The plot was great. It had such a fast pace that I didn't even feel the time reading it. I loved how the actions was perfectly linked with emotions. There were a few moments when I felt like there would be no emotions involved in the story but I was so wrong. I particularly enjoyed the scenes when Leo had the opportunity to talk about Tony; it was lovely to get a hint of what their relationship was like and to understand the reasons for his actions.

The book isn't too romantic. I don't think the plot gave too much time for romance, it wouldn't feel realistic, but we do get to see some nice chemistry between Leo and Rich. They obviously feel attraction for each other, and even though I can't call it love, they really get to care for each other and end up having what it seems like the start of a relationship forged under extreme circumstances.

Overall, it was an amazing book. I would recommend it to anyone who loves books with a lot of action and prefer M/M pairing.
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