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He's no saint…she's all sinner...Las Vegas showgirl Gina Malloy isn’t looking for trouble when she walks in on a shady backroom deal, but when the bullets start flying, she grabs the bag full of stolen loot and hits the road out of town. Of course, she didn’t count on the bad guys tailing her, or the sexy detective who comes to her rescue. Detective Gabriel Finn is no one’s knight in shining armor. A former priest, he just wants to drag the witness’s butt back to town. Instead, he gets a tough as nails woman who’s all grit and heart. When a pair of thugs take a shot at her, he decides the best way to keep her safe is to stay out of Las Vegas and launch his own investigation. Take one long-legged showgirl, a former priest turned detective, and a couple of mafia thugs. Mix carefully. The results should be explosive.
"I loved this book! It is perfect. The story is good, it's well-written, and full of romance, thrill, as well as some mystery & intrigue." ~ Intellectual Vixens
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
This is book three in the "Leaving Las Vegas" series by Aleah Barley.
This was a different kind of romance book for me I thought.
Gina Malloy was a showgirl/stripper type of heroine who just happens to witness... ...more
Hot and downright sinful is what comes to mind with this delicious book. I'm not sure what the author was thinking when she paired a stripper/exotic dancer with an ex-priest, smokin, hot Detective. But lucky for us she made it work in a beautiful way with a story that was both captivating and fun... ...more
It is always refreshing to have a main character that is wild! We often read stories with bad boys in them, but a bad girl as the main character, that is pure pleasure. What could be happening when an ex-priest turned cop must protect a showgirl? I will give you a hint: pure entertainment. To be... ...more
I loved this book! It is perfect. The story is good, it's well-written, and full of romance, thrill, as well as some mystery & intrigue. I enjoyed reading it and will recommend to all readers. I hope you like it as much as I did. ;)
Gina unintentionally stumbled across something she wasn't sup... ...more
Note to self: Always make sure you don't leave anything behind when you clock out for the day. Yeah, Gina learned that lesson the hard way. After finishing her nightly performance, she's a Vegas showgirl, she realizes she has to go back and get her wallet. Normally, no big deal...no... ...more
Title: Wild Card - Leaving Las Vegas 3
Author: Aleah Barley
Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC / Ignite
Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense
Sub Genre: Romance; Action & Adventure
Reviewed For: NetGall... ...more
Although I would have never paired these two characters together for a story, Aleah Barley found a way to make it work. A showgirl and former priest, now detective, definitely make for an interesting story!
Gina is a showgirl that is just working to provide for herself when one night she happens t... ...more
Rating: 4 Quills Heat Level: 2 Flames
This book is a quick and exciting suspense with a lot of heat added in!
The set up for this is great. A wrong-place-wrong-time moment and a split-second bad decision sends Gina on the run from both thugs and dirty cops. Finn is on leave after a gunsh... ...more
Showgirl Gina came across something she shouldn’t have While she was leaving her job as a stripper. WOW, what a fantastic start. She sees a crime happen and finds something from that crime. She goes on the run after hearing a dirty cop get murdered.
Detective Finn from the LVMPD who is on leave ge... ...more
I received a free copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
First off, this slipped through the cracks in my TBR pile so the review is later than I would have liked.
A solid three and a half stars. This reads like a bad sort of joke about a Vegas showgirl a... ...more
Finally took time to read one from this author because of having a interest in doing so for a while now. Detectives will get my interest in a minute so when I read what about I was in. She gets you interested right away with a mix of what is going on and humor. Gina is the one who will get it sta... ...more
This was definitely a different kind of pairing...a former priest and a former stripper ( well, maybe not so former). I never would have put these two together, but in a weird sort of way it worked. Gina was super tough and blatantly sexual on the outside, but kind of wounded and lonely on the in... ...more
*** This ARC was received from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review***
Gina is a down on her luck dancer who hopes for more but doesn't expect it to actually happen. She accidently witnesses something bad and grabs the goods on the way out. She then does the only thi... ...more
Wild Card is part of the Leaving Las Vegas series but I read it as a stand alone with no issue. I loved Finn's character, I loved his history, how tortured he was about something that no one held against him. He was so conflicted, so by the book and yet so protective and willing to bend the rules... ...more
Gina Malloy is a Vegas show girl who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. She's a witness to a crooked deal and a murder. As she escapes she picks up a bag that makes her a killer's target. Now she's running for her life. Enter her knight in shining armor, Detective Gabriel Finn. Can he get h... ...more
Wild Card is the third book in the Leaving Las Vegas romance/suspense series. It is a well written and professionally edited novel.
The Hero, a former priest/current homicide detective, and the heroine, a former stripper/current show girl, are thrown together when she witnesses the murder of a cor... ...more
I’m so happy to find a new-to-me author! This is a fun romance with suspenseful elements, but I’m still including it in my romantic suspense roundup because it was nice to read about different characters – an ex-preacher and a showgirl. Both characters are flawed, and both are vulnerable. HE is t... ...more
Wild Card is book 3 in the Leaving Las Vegas Series and the first one I have read by Aleah Barley .
The main characters are Gabriel, a former priest who now works as an homicide detective and Gina, a former stripper who now performs as a show girl. These two characters meet when she witnesses a m... ...more
I loved this book! In it, we meet Gina, an aging Las Vegas showgirl....even though she's only 28 years old. She inadvertently witnesses a murder and takes a bag from the scene. By the time she gets home, thugs are waiting for her, so runs from Las Vegas. Along the way, she encounters Finn, a Vega... ...more
An ex-priest turned Detective and an ex-stripper turned Vegas showgirl go on the run…What could go wrong? This novel was sweet and simple but also intense and suspenseful. While the story had some downright sinful scenes, it also had some adorably sweet scenes. I really enjoyed this novel. The ch... ...more