Friday, 28 August 2015

REVIEW: Rule (Corruption, Book 3) by CD Reiss

Antonio and Theresa live or die together in this epic, full-length conclusion 
to the Songs of Corruption series! 


Rule Book Trailer:


Book Three in The Corruption Series. You must read SPIN and RUIN before reading RULE!

Theresa and Antonio.

They've been through hell. Antonio has a price on his head for turning his back on a marriage deal, and Theresa has no intention of turning her back on him. They're devoted and strong, ready for anything....

A Love Tested To The Limit

And then, someone from Antonio's past reappears. Someone who can give him everything he ever wanted, and who can shake them to their very core.



In this stunning conclusion to the USA Today Bestselling series, Antonio and Theresa will have their passion, their devotion and their very will to live tested.




Talk about an EPIC conclusion to Antonio and Theresa’ tale!!!!!!

And one EPIC book hangover!!!!!!

CD has done it again and left me all discombobulated and speechless…

I’m telling ya, this blank screen was blank for a while as I needed to collect my thoughts and re-arrange my emotions to be able to write a coherent review on this…

You can’t read this obviously unless you’ve read the first 2 books in the series. It picks up right where the 2nd book ended and is it ever a roller coaster ride from beginning to end!!!

Theresa and Antonio have decisions to make. By coming back to the place they left, it's about being ready for the consequences, no matter what that may be. They have different opinions on how to handle certain things. Antonio bent on protecting Theresa regardless of what happened to him. Theresa bent on keeping Antonio safe regardless of what happened to her. Neither choice is satisfactory to each other and neither one is willing to bend. Yet they understand.

Antonio must do what he feels he must do to allow them a future. Things got a little more complicated when a part of his past was brought to the present. Theresa has always been secure with her feelings and how Antonio feels about her but Antonio's past has an impact to her future. Meanwhile, the power balance of the mob scene has to correct itself according to the big players of the house. Whether Antonio and Theresa like it or not, something has to happen. All leading to one highly charged, explosive, heartrending conclusion...

Theresa was truly one heck of a heroine. Yes, I questioned her reticence at times, but ultimately, I understood its source. Her convictions are undeniable, and her actions reflect that. Her love for Antonio clearly propelled her to do the things she did but it didn't subjugate her to his needs. That I think shows true strength. Only a confident woman who's comfortable with her weaknesses and aware of her worth can have the thoughts she did.


Antonio was truly one heck of a partner and a lover. Passion oozes off him, whether directed to the people who wronged him or to the woman whose essence permeated him to the core. He's ruthless but he cares. There is such old worldliness to him yet he's caught up with the times. He took charge yet he relented to her. He clearly put Theresa on a category of her own. He didn't patronize her nor underestimated her love for him... He loved wholeheartedly... Honestly, I cannot be any more enamored with him!!!


It's been a while since I've felt my heart caught at my throat, anxiously anticipating the sequence of events. I was giddy with excitement seeing much loved characters from this supremely layered and fascinating Drazen family. I was gutted by the end, bawling my eyes out, and arriving at the end, I was melancholic and ecstatic all at once. I couldn't have thought of a more fitting ending to the love story that is of Antonio and Theresa... sigh...

CD definitely knows how to weave a tale. Her words are just dramatic, there's no other way to put it. It's impactful. It's awe-inspiring. It's breathtaking.
"Some things are in the stars. I was meant to protect you. And you were meant to rule."
Thank you once again, Christine, for your gift of words.


Series Reading Order

SPIN (Book One) 

Ruin (Book Two)


CD Reiss is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It’s about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.
Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

Thanks for dropping by!


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