Cash Plays (Ele’s Review)

Title: Cash Plays (Seven of Spades #3)
Author: Cordelia Kingsbridge
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: June 4, 2018
Genre(s): Murder/Mystery/Suspense, Romance
Page Count: 339
Reviewed by: Ele
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?

First of all let me say that Cordelia Kingsbridge is absolutely rocking my world with every new book she puts out there (and every new chapter on Patreon). She’s been an auto buy ever since I read Close Protection and she hasn’t disappointed me since.

Now about the book. Well, for me Cash Plays is like two books in one.

The first half: Levi and Dominic sitting in the tree…lalalala….There is sex, tender moments, the ”I love yous”(where I almost melted), some more sex, meeting the parents, and the Seven of Spades serial killer lurking in the background.

And then the second half….

BAM! Addiction, lies, hate sex, fights, gang wars, the Seven of Spades creepier than ever, and in the end…I’m not gonna say. But. SHIIIT!

Just don’t expect this to end with hearts and flowers because it doesn’t. IT HURTS! And that’s ok with me. It makes me even more giddy for the next installment.

I highly recommend the whole series. You won’t regret it.

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Galley copy of Cash Plays (Seven of Spades #3) provided by Riptide Publishing via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.


Mother, wife, teacher and READER. I read MM almost exclusively. My kindle is my best friend and the most important thing in my life after my son. My poor husband…

I read MM romance almost exclusively. As a reader I don’t have any hard limits except incest. I like Contemporary and Historicals and I rarely read Paranormal unless recommended…


  • Thanks for the great review. I have GOT to get started with this series, but I also appreciate the discussion about when to start and what to read now. I’ve heard so much about this, I’ll take that into consideration.

  • I have the first 2 books of this series but have been waiting for more to be released before I start reading. Any recommendations on whether or not I should read now or wait? You make this one sound so good but I worry about the ending. Is it a cliffhanger?

    • Yes. This ends with a cliffhanger or, to be more specific, with no resolution about both the mystery AND the romance. My suggestion, if you want to start now but you ‘re wary of cliffys,is read books 1 and 2 now but wait until September to read 3 and 4. If you ‘re patient enough, that is. Clearly, I’m not. LOL. But I love this author, I can’t hold off;))


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