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Spin (A Mafia Romance) [NOOK Book]

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From the USA Today Bestselling author of The Submission Series

Theresa wants to know one thing.
Is there something wrong with her?
Because from what she can see, she has money, brains, a body that does the job. Yet, she keeps getting shelved. Most recently, by her ...
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Spin (A Mafia Romance)

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Overview

From the USA Today Bestselling author of The Submission Series

Theresa wants to know one thing.
Is there something wrong with her?
Because from what she can see, she has money, brains, a body that does the job. Yet, she keeps getting shelved. Most recently, by her fiancé who happens to be the DA.
And she'll get over it, really. No problem. She'll just have a nice, short encounter with a mysterious Italian named Antonio who may or may not be involved with some kind of alleged criminal activity...blah blah...
Let's call a spade a spade.
He's a mobster.
Let's face a few more facts.
He's hot. He's smart. And if anyone breathes on her the wrong way, he's got no problem beating their head against a Porsche until they're willing to lick up their own vomit to make it stop.
Just about everything about that turns her on.
Yeah. There's something wrong with her.

**MATURE AUDIENCES--Rough sex. Dirty talk. Criminal activity. Cursing. Fisticuffs. Closed course. Professional driver. Do not try this at home.**
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940150139657
  • Publisher: Flip City Media Inc
  • Publication date: 12/17/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 142,411
  • File size: 695 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Anyone who follows my reviews knows that I don't giveaway stars

    Anyone who follows my reviews knows that I don't giveaway stars easily, and when I say a book is a must read,
     I REALLY mean it. Well, Spin by C.D. Reiss is a must read!

    When I read the teaser for Spin by C.D. Reiss, I thought it was going to be her best work yet, and I was right.
    Reiss can write sexy love scenes that pop like water in a hot skillet, and she doesn't forget that there needs to be
     a plot and a lucid, compelling story beyond and between those love scenes. Her writing is erudite and her
    attention to detail is amazing. Her description of various sensations--smell and touch not just sight--add so much
     to the reader's experience. I could smell Antonio's cologne. I could hear Pam's rhythmic tapping on her stapler.
     I could feel the velvety petals of the roses.

    This book shone a spotlight on the author's ability to incorporate humor and smoldering anticipation into the
    same scene. I loved how Reiss tied in tidbits and story lines from her previous books. This book isn't just a
    spin-off of her prior series, Songs of Submission; this story starts a new series with a timeline that is parallel
    to the last series but focuses on the sister(s) of Jonathan Drazen (much loved male lead of Songs of
    Submission). Reiss weaves these story lines together like a crofter on the Isle of Harris weaving tweed. We
    get a little insight to Margie, but the focus is Theresa Drazen, heiress, socialite and accountant to WDE talent
    agency and ex-girlfriend of mayoral candidate, Daniel Browser.

    Antonio Spinelli lights Theresa's passion, and she finds there is life beyond debits and credits. Antonio finds
    his reason to live, to love, to commit and to fight. While there are descriptive sex scenes, they're not graphically
     written merely for shock-value. They are a slow, sweaty, humid afternoon without A.C.; they are fireworks
    bursting on a warm July night.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2014

    I suspect that CD Reiss somehow laced my e-reader with a powerfu

    I suspect that CD Reiss somehow laced my e-reader with a powerful narcotic, because when it comes to her books, there is a very addicting quality to them. I read the Songs of Submission series a couple of months ago, and was completely engrossed by them. Reading Spin (Theresa's spinoff) was just as addicting, but a story and characters completely different. Since I can't prove she's slipped me some highly addictive drug, I'm left with the simple fact that Reiss is a brilliant writer. The way she strings sentences, scenes, thoughts, and emotions together truly brings you into another world and hooks you into whatever journey she's taking you on. If you are familiar with Reiss's books, then you know she holds nothing back, and her books are not for the light romance reader. If you are unfamiliar, be prepared for an intense, erotic read.



    As for the story itself, I found the developing relationship between Theresa and Antonio absolutely fascinating. Between their off-the-charts chemistry, their spiraling and intermingling personalities, the opposition of their worlds, and their whirlwind erotic romance, they are a couple that is not easily forgotten. Add into that Theresa's mayoral candidate ex-fiancé, Theresa's director friend who gets herself into a whole lot of trouble, Antonio's sketchy and mysterious resume, and Antonio's questionable associates, and you've got yourself a story full of action and intrigue that flows non-stop from beginning to end, not a dull moment in sight.



    As for the sex, as you might have expected, the sex is rough, it's dirty, it's erotic. You've been warned. But it somehow fits these two characters and their dynamic completely. The romance is well-written, and though the sex is detailed, it's not excessive and overly verbose. I do confess that the shower scene was a bit of a stretch (pun intended) for me, and I found myself laughing when the scene wasn't funny. But other than that, this crazy romance was oddly believable and definitely hot. And there is just something beautiful and sensual about Antonio and Theresa that comes across the pages, even when they're being rough.



    Overall, Spin is a highly addictive and wild ride, filled with suspense, danger, and sex. Antonio and Theresa are off-the-charts in more ways than one (hot, smart, a bit crazy). The writing will draw you in and keep your attention from start to finish. The ending is not a cliffhanger, but more a here's-where-they-are-for-now, but you'll be okay with that until the next book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2014

    I just love the way CD Reiss writes. I love the descriptiveness

    I just love the way CD Reiss writes. I love the descriptiveness as well as the vocabulary she uses. I'm always itching to read the next page.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Amazing

    You know its good when you can't put it down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2014

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    I feel like I have been waiting a lifetime for Spin and I've bee

    I feel like I have been waiting a lifetime for Spin and I've been burning with anticipation. So when my ARC arrived, I blocked out the world and just read. And holy hell, what I read blew me away! Antonio Spinelli is the ultimate bad boy: a mafia capo who is no stranger to violence and crime. Theresa Drazen could not be more of a straight and narrow good girl if she tried. Being with Antonio brings her to life and even though she knows she should stay away, she just can't. And neither can he.

    Theresa is also dealing with her cheating, district attorney hoping to be mayor ex-fiance. At first while I certainly didn't like him, I also felt like he regretted his mistake. I didn't necessarily feel bad for him, I just felt something. Maybe pity? But by the end I just thought he was a world class jerk. Antonio, on the other hand, is overflowing with passion and it doesn't matter that he is a criminal. I wanted him just as much as Theresa did. And the sex? Dear lord. The sex is rough and wild and unbelievable and I couldn't get enough of it.

    C.D. Reiss is a master of erotica writing and Spin once again proves that. It is not fluffy hearts and flowers, but gritty, raw passion. Fans of her Songs of Submission series are going to love this. And for those of you who haven't read her work before, it is time you get started. I promise you will not be disappointed.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 13, 2014

    This was my first C.D. Reiss book and I really enjoyed it. I was

    This was my first C.D. Reiss book and I really enjoyed it. I was glad I was able to jump into this series at the beginning and without reading her Songs of Submission series. Now of course I NEED to read that series.  Theresa is attracted to a man that she knows nothing about. She becomes even more attracted to this stranger when he helps her sister and then keeps running into him at every turn. Nobody can deny their attraction because their chemistry is undeniable. Things get complicated when Theresa’s ex resurfaces and she learns Antonio Spinelli isn’t who she thought. I liked Theresa as a character and enjoyed her interactions with her siblings. Her emotions over Daniel and trying to move on are very believable. IMO one of the most emotional scenes was when she finally admitted to herself that she wants Spin. ANNDDD who can forget about Antonio Spinelli? NOBODY!!! Damn that man has one of the filthiest mouths going….and I LOVE IT! Definitely looking forward to starting Ruin. 

    - “I tried to stay away,” he said. “I’ve never wanted a woman this much in my life. I’d burn cities to have you. I’d fight armies. I’d commit murder to take you right now.”

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  • Posted October 18, 2014

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    C.D. Reiss has proved once again, that this is her calling. I ha

    C.D. Reiss has proved once again, that this is her calling. I had a hard time putting this book down because I needed to know what was going to happen to Capo and Contessa. They came from two different worlds but they turned their world's upside down for their love of each other. I would like to tell you how it ends but that would deprive you of reading a book that keeps you on the edge, it is full of traditions that aren't suppose to be broken. I like how C.D. has started with one family member, and now we are on the third member, each one has their own story to tell, I can't wait to know all of their secrets. So if you haven't read anything of C.D.'s, then you start now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Loved it

    I loved this book like all of her others I liked the way some sceans overlaped from beg can't wait for the next one a must read for C.D Riess fans

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    Need more Spin!

    I usually wait unhook all books are out before starting a series. But had doubts that I would really get into this type of story line.
    Wrong!
    Please hurry with the next one!!!
    Can't stand it!

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  • Posted April 27, 2014

    The Songs of Submission series is unique and a little on the dar

    The Songs of Submission series is unique and a little on the dark side but Spin, the first book in the Songs of Dominance series had me on a roller coaster of emotions. The only thing I hated about this book was the ending. It left the story open with more questions and no answers. I was completely speechless after reading this incredible book and can't wait to read more about Theresa and Antonio.

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  • Posted April 3, 2014

         Theresa is in a bit of a tailspin. Having just discovered h

         Theresa is in a bit of a tailspin. Having just discovered her fiance has been cheating on her, Theresa isn’t in the mood for any new men in her life. Adrift in her romantic life with a job that is lackluster, Theresa finds herself transformed when she meets Antonio. 
         Raw, violent, passionate and emotional, Antonio brings out facets of Theresa she never knew existed. When she discovers that Antonio may be more than just a pretty face, maybe even a crime boss in the mafia, she has to decide if having him in her life is worth the pain she may have to endure or the passion she knows will overrule.
        I have a hard time describing this book. While I finished it, I will admit I almost didn’t. The story itself held promise but the execution of the idea fell short of its mark. I had a hard time figuring out who was talking half the time, so I was continually flipping back to even understand what was happening.
         While the story was fast paced and a superb amount of heat if you know what I mean, the actual tale itself seemed choppy and uneven. It looks like the author is planning two more titles in the series and I’ll probably pick up number two to see what happens. I enjoyed the characters, just not the actual story telling.

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  • Posted April 1, 2014

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    In Songs of Corruption we meet Antonio and Theresa. Both of thes

    In Songs of Corruption we meet Antonio and Theresa. Both of these characters are defined in my opinion as Superior, Political, Intelligent, and Noble. 

    Superior:
    • Theresa is one of the oldest children in the Drazen family. She also her ex is the District Attorney. Her family is well known for their past discretions.
    • Antonio is well known in Naples and with various organizations in California. He is also known as Capo. Let’s just say he takes care of business and could make you sleep with the fishes.

    Political/Pervasive:
    • Theresa’s ex is currently campaigning for Mayor and previously she was helping with the campaign until he became her ex. Theresa’s ex is everywhere in the media because of his high power job and his campaign.
    • Theresa is unclear if she still wants to be with the man whom she stills sees in her mind cheating on her. But when she meets Antonio, she is shocked with how pert he is with her. It is Antonio’s perfect body, swagger, and perilous aura that he exudes that has Theresa hot for him.
    • Antonio has to be seen a dominating force. He must earn respect from those in the organization that may challenge him. 
    • Antonio sees Theresa and knows he has to have her. He is smitten by her and is very persistent in finding ways to see her.

    Intelligent:
    • Theresa is very knowledgeable of her job as an Accountant and does not have to work, as she is wealthy but does because she enjoys what she does.
    • Antonio is a lawyer and is very savvy with his business skills and recent acquisitions.

    Noble:
    • Theresa sticks by her family through all cost. They are all very close, eight kids, and she is very noble with her ex. Once she gets to know Capo, she is Noble to him.
    • Antonio is an honorable man who will do anything for family and the people he cares for. When Theresa becomes tangled in the middle of these two categories, family and people he cares for, it becomes a struggle for Antonio.

    You may have found this review to be a tad…boring, well this is all I could give you without given too much information. This book was fantastic and I am so looking forward to many more in this series. My review is just breaking down the characters and how I believe they can be described in on word definitions with the title  being the bases of the review.

    If you have read Ms. C.D. Reiss’ books and you believe it cannot get any better than Songs of Submission, you are wrong. I really believe she present a completely new dynamic/story to the Drazen family. I was truly shocked that I enjoyed a story abate Monica and Jonathan as lead characters.

    The strength in these two characters really made all the supporting characters sightly not needed. I was so focused on their dialogue and their interactions that I did not care if any of them were present. I literally had tunnel vision for their relationship. Seriously, the way Theresa calls Antonio, “Capo” and when Antonio calls Theresa, “Contessa”, it really is exactly similar to what C. D. Reiss says in Tease, “… a complementary voice in a symphony.” That is what Capo and Contessa are to me in this book. Music. They can be sweet, raw, creative, damaging, and vibrant.

    I feel as though I have said too much but not enough. I shall leave it as is.

    This book has the romance, the passion (wiggling my eyebrows), the suspense, and an OMG moment. It has it all, so what are you waiting for? 

    Happy reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    HOT HOT HOT!

    Loved the mafis element, perfect alpha! Excellent read. Can't wait for new characters' stories in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Loved it

    Great book. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

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    As a new reader of CD Reiss', Spin made me want to kidnap her an

    As a new reader of CD Reiss', Spin made me want to kidnap her and keep her locked up and writing book after book. A little morbid? Could be. But this woman knows how to write a freakin' book! Holy crap! I mean the sex is completely raunchy and dirty (which I love and devoured), but the whole story it just amaze-balls. Spin and Theresa are unlike any other power couple I have ever read. Both of them are domineering and stubborn, yet you can see the tension almost dissipate from them both when they get near one another, even if they are pissed as hell at the moment :). Although the effect they have could be their downfall as well as their most endearing quality. 

    Theresa Drazen has it all. She works only because she wants to, she has strings she can pull from miles away, and she had the perfect relationship. Until said relationship was ruined when the other party decided to dip his wick elsewhere. Yes Dan, the DA, and Mayor want-to-be, is a world class skeeze. And while most would be distraught, Theresa picks up the pieces, takes the higher road, and eventually moves on. Enter Antonio Spinelli. An enigma of the worst sort. Theresa is drawn to him but her suspicions and the accusations her ex is lobbing at Spin are enough to make her think twice.Yet, this is one instance where physical need wins over logic. Spin and Theresa know they're no good for each other. His life in the Mafia puts her in immediate danger. As for Spin, he loses his control both in and out the bedroom where Theresa is concerned. She has him making rash decisions and compromising his already dangerous and deadly lifestyle. But as a modern day Romeo and Juliet these two cannot call it quits. 

    Hell, I didn't want them to either.  Every time they are together it's sex-rough, rigorous, and utterly erotic- and drama. The kind of drama that a book lover, like myself, feeds on. It kept the momentum going at warp speed the entire book. I didn't catch my breath until the very last page. I can't begin to explain how amazing this story is. I experienced the same reservations the characters did, but in the end I needed to see them together despite the consequences. Ms. Reiss made me see beyond the logical reasons for them to not be together and understand the basic human needs they felt for one another. But the obstacles they're given may call a halt to their happily ever after... You can bet I will be devouring Ms. Reiss' previous series while Spin and Theresa are working on their future. This series will definitely have a "drop everything and read" tag on it. I simply cannot wait for the next!

    Happy Reading
    *Gifted in exchange for honest review*

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  • Posted March 13, 2014

    I just finished it. I have to say I was wondering how CD was goi

    I just finished it. I have to say I was wondering how CD was going to be able to follow Songs of Submission.... BUT she did it!!! At first, Theresa seemed a little.... fluffy... but by the end, she was the bold, independent, fighter that we know is the Drazen family!!! Spin....what can be said.... 1 word..... HOT!!!!  A hot dominant ALPHA that Cd is known for! Amazing as usual!!!! THIS IS A MUST READ!!!!

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  • Posted March 13, 2014

    I love stories about mobs.  LOVE them.  So I was so excited to h

    I love stories about mobs.  LOVE them.  So I was so excited to hear that C.D. Reiss was writing her next series about the heroine being involved with an Italian mobster.  However, this book was such a disappointment.  It has taken me a few days to gather my thoughts on how to write this review.
    First I want to say that I loved the Songs of Submission series.  Loved it.  I devoured that series.  I loved the characters and how the story all came together.  I highly recommend it, but SPIN just did nothing for me.
    I am not sure how to say how I feel except just coming out and saying it.
    Theresa was not likable in the beginning and then I started to warm up to her in the middle and then I just did not care.   Antonio or “Spin”, he was likable. I just did not get what he loved about Theresa except that he thought she was attractive.  They have sex and then it is “I want you” and then after a while he tells her to stay away and it is “I want you again” and we are back to “we can’t.” This was the exchange between both of them.  I did not get this relationship.  There was not enough for me to feel connected to either Theresa or Spin.  Theresa sees Spin, she thinks he is hot.  He kind of helps her with her drunken sister and then it is sex.  I need more.  
    I really like C.D. Reiss’s writing style, but the way that this story came together and how the characters interacted, it did nothing for me.
    A copy was provided by Fido Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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    Posted September 26, 2014

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