Releasing Date: April 14
Four months ago, Johnny Malone showed up at my office, flipping a playing card between his fingers like I was wasting his time.
Me. The one with the Ph.D.
The one a self-confessed arsonist came to for help in controlling his “urges.”
The one he visits every week and undresses with his eyes.
Lethal dark eyes that drown me in fiery lust and constant lies.
But the deeper I sink the more those ethical lines blur, and his charm overshadows his inner demons.
Ones with no family, no friends, and no past.
Just a standing Tuesday appointment.
He’s hiding from something.
And I intend to find out.
I’ve always had strict rules about men:
In one afternoon, I broke all three.
They say you should never play with fire…
Now I know why.
*Torched Spades is book 1 in the Marchesi Empire Duet. The conclusion, Tortured Hearts, releases May 5th.
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Torched Spades by Cora Kenborn
Tanya’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Torched Spades is the first book in the Marchesi Empire Series. This is Johnny Malone and Dr. Rebecca “Becca” Brennan’s story. Becca is a Psychiatrist and Johnny is a disgraced firefighter.
Johnny isn’t the easiest person to work with. I felt he was very intense. He is a “self-confessed arsonist”. There is a court ordered mandate that he goes to a Psychiatrist for his arsonist behaviour. He goes through a few Psychiatrist until he gets Dr. Brennan.
So, I was a little confused with Johnny’s character since I knew that this book is linked with The Carrera Cartel Collection and Corrupt Gods World. Johnny was an ex firefighter and I had a hard time with that and the fact that he was connected to the Mafia. There is a huge twist and some of my questions were answered. There is a cliffhanger which I was expecting since book 2 is Tortured Hearts and is the conclusion to Johnny and Becca’s story.
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