His darkness drew me in.
A mystery with a past I wanted to solve.
He was cold, like ice, but set me on fire.
A heat I hadn't felt in ages.
But when I saw his face, I burned...
She melted from my voice--shuddered from my touch.
But trembled from the memories
That my face brought back.
She wanted more...
Maybe even him.
I wasn't the hand she counted on.
But I was what she was dealt...
A Wild Ace with no way to win.
A Wild Ace with no way to win.
~*REVIEW BY JODIE*~
I don’t even know how to start this review! I think I will start off bragging about the amazing author, Marni Mann. As I write in all of my reviews of Marni, she has a special way with words! She has a true gift as a writer. Her talent can magically place me within any story she writes. Marni has this power, you are forced to feel all the emotions she is pouring out on the pages. In this story you will feel the heartache, joy, and passion with her characters. Not every story is perfect, but this story is beautiful in so many ways!!
Wild Aces is the spinoff from the Timber Towers Series. This book does contain mild spoilers for the five books in the series, but this story works perfectly well as a standalone novel. Although I HIGHLY recommend the whole series if you haven’t read them before. You will meet Derek Block and he is enough to make you read the series and swoon.
In the Timber Tower Series, we meet Brea Bradley as Frankie Jordan’s best friend and co-worker. In this book, we find out that Brea is now promoted to running the leasing division at Jordan International. Brea has everything going for her: a great job, awesome friends, and a loving family. Brea has experienced a pain that no one should go through. It has been almost two years since she has lost her boyfriend, Cody. Every day she gets stronger and she has not let love in; just seeing guys here and there. When Frankie and Derek host a masquerade party, Brea meets a man behind a “batman” mask that will put the spark back into her life that she has needed since the death of her boyfriend. The connection between Brea and Trapper is so strong that you felt their chemistry in the pages and it felt so real!
Trapper Montgomery is a professional poker and when he meets Brea at the masquerade he knows that he can’t just have a one night stand with her. He needs to travel to Las Vegas for a poker tournament. There he and Brea sending some risky pictures and have phone calls that will hold them both over until they can really have each other in person. When Trapper and Brea finally get to meet face-to-face for the first time, it does not go as planned for them both. This is where I am going to slowly remove myself from this review. This part and this story line is amazing! It’s very unique and something I have never read before. That just means YOU as a reader need to pick up this AMAZING book and devour it!!!
I LOVE Trapper! I mean his name itself is just HOT! Trapper is to die for; he is a sexy dirty talker, and much more than meets the eye. Trapper is a mix of badass yet gentle and sweet with a side of protective man you would be begging to talk to him. He is deep and emotional and without a doubt, I would surrender to Trapper Montgomery in a heartbeat. Does it sound like I have a crush on Trapper? The answer is yes and he is actually seeing me on the side. ;)
I adored every word of this book from the prologue that gripped my heart to the epilogue that made my heart melt.
I fell in love with both Trapper and Brea and really wanted them the find the happiness they both deserve and need from each other. This has to be hands down, my new favorite book by Marni Mann! If you’re looking for a story that will keep you entertained and will have you turning the page as fast as you can to see what happens, then this book is for you! I might want to add you will probably need a cold shower too. ENJOY!!!!
~*ABOUT THE AUTHOR*~
Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.