Cash Plays (Renee’s Review)

Title: Cash Plays (Seven of Spades, #3)
Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: June 4th, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary/Established Couple/Suspense
Page Count: 339
Reviewed by: Renee
Heat Level:  4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


The Seven of Spades is back with a vengeance—the vigilante serial killer has resumed their murderous crusade, eluding the police at every turn. But a bloodthirsty killer isn’t the only threat facing Sin City. A devious saboteur is wreaking havoc in Las Vegas’s criminal underworld, and the entire city seems to be barreling toward an all-out gang war.

As Detective Levi Abrams is pushed ever closer to his breaking point, his control over his dangerous rage slips further every day. His relationship with PI Dominic Russo should be a source of comfort, but Dominic is secretly locked in his own downward spiral, confronting a nightmare he can’t bear to reveal.

Las Vegas is floundering. Levi and Dominic’s bond is cracking along the seams. And the Seven of Spades is still playing to win. How many bad hands can Levi and Dominic survive before it’s game over?


This was definitely an emotional rollercoaster. The first half of the book just sucks you into complacency. Levi and Dom are in a good place. Their careers are going moderately well.

Prickly Levi still melts when Dominick calls him baby. Some declarations might even be exchanged……

And then.

Since this is one of my favorite series, I read the Blurb for Book 4 as soon as I saw it. So I knew to expect pain.

Remember that Sarah McLachlan song, Hold on?

Hold on. Hold on to yourself. “Cuz this is gonna hurt like hell.

An all-out gang war erupts in the city, causing Levi to be working 14 days, every day. He doesn’t have enough time to pay attention to Seven of Spades. He also doesn’t have any time for Dominick. His psyche is sinking further and further into a dark place.

Dominick, however, wouldn’t have it any other way since he has his own cases to solve as a PI AND a gambling addiction in active status.

But my world imploded, along with Levi and Dominick’s, when it all revealed itself.

The book doesn’t end with any resolution. And that’s sort of ok with me. It keeps the story line fresh and makes me salivate for Book 4 even more. I expect that one to hurt too.

I still can’t wait!!!

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Galley copy of Cash Plays provided by Riptide Publishing via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.


I love boys who love boys! I'm in my 30s, from the southern US, and my crack is m/m romance.
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