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.
4.5 Ace Stars*******
(ARC Kindle provided by author in exchange for an honest review)
Marni Mann has done it again!!!! This author has proved with her penmanship why she’s high on my favorite author’s list. Trapper and Brea’s story is a total winner. Marni Mann has created a wildly entertaining story that will squeeze your heart and also raise your body temperature to nuclear levels.
Starting with the gorgeous cover, you’ll picture Mike Chabot as Trapper. The sexy poker player, that is very talented at the game table but in his life he has a no-BS policy and simply goes after what he wants. Trapper plays to win and I have no doubt that he’ll conquer the heart of anyone who reads this novel.
Trapper Montgomery grew up in the foster care system. Going from home to home and suffering terrible abuse. One night after getting kicked out yet again, he finds himself in the all too familiar position of being homeless and beaten. That night a stranger takes pity on him and changes his life with a simple act of generosity.
He goes on to take shelter at a poker club where the owner takes a liking to him and Trapper becomes his apprentice. There, he realizes he has a real talent for numbers and cards. Year after year he gets better, and Trapper becomes a very successful poker player, achieving success and notoriety but he never forgot his past. Even after all of the years has passed, those memories haunt him and drive him to achieve an even more complicated goal.
Brea Bradley has found success in the real state business. She has a job and friends she loves but she is getting fed up with the dry spell she’s been in, and is ready to add passion to her life. Brea knew love once, but it was abruptly taken away from her. It took a long time for her to get over her loss and give dating another try, but she hasn’t met anybody worth her time.
Brea and Trapper meet under very enigmatic circumstances, the attraction is instant and the sexual tension, sizzling hot. But what will happen when all the smoke around them clears, and they see each other for who they really are? Will the connection grow cold or burn even hotter ?
Wild Ace is a sexy spin-off of the Unblocked series, but this book can be read as a standalone. Since Brea and Frankie are best friends, we get an inside look into the lives of her and Derek and there’s a lot of great surprises in this book for those of us fans, of the Unblocked series.
This story is very sexy and has the very well thought out element of surprise. The twists and turns will keep you highly entertained and the steam, well… You might need to take a cold shower or two as you read through the sexy chapters.
Both Trapper and Brea are very strong characters but they shared a tenderness that added more depth to the story, making Wild Aces the complete package book.
Brea Bradley is a beautiful single woman who lives in Boston. She runs the leasing division at her best friend Frankie’s real estate agency Jordan International. Brea has been through a lot in her personal life, & hasn’t let anyone close to her in a while except for her Mom & Frankie. She tends to keep things casual with men lately, & doesn’t really put herself out there.
One evening while attending a masquerade party at Derek & Frankie’s, Brea meets a stunning man in a mask named Trapper Montgomery. She instantly feels drawn to him, but can’t explain it. She feels this intense connection. He’s mysterious, but also feels somewhat familiar to her. She never see’s his face that evening. They begin talking on the phone & get to know each other better. Trapper is a professional poker player. Brea doesn’t know much else about him. She soon learns when their pasts collide that she really doesn’t know him that well at all. We get some angst & he is very secretive about his life, but Brea still wants to be close to him. She can’t help how much he makes her feel. We get many twists in this story & I really loved the writing. It was also extremely hot, & gives you a fabulous love story.