• King of Diamonds

  • Vegas Underground, Book 1
  • By: Renee Rose
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Sands
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (396 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I warned you. I told you not to set foot in my casino again. I told you to stay away. Because if I see those hips swinging around my suite, I’ll pin you against the wall and take you hard. And once I make you mine, I’m not going to set you free. I’m king of the Vegas underground, and I take what I want.

So run. Stay the hell away from my casino. Or I’ll tie you to my bed. Put you on your knees. Break you.

So come to me, beautiful, if you dare....

©2018 Renee Rose Romance (P)2018 Renee Rose Romance

Critic Reviews

"Dark, dirty, and perfect - Renee Rose has mastered this genre." (USA Today best-selling author Alta Hensley)

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the beginning

The first hot and dangerous Tacone man does not disappoint one bit in this story. Nico possess Sondra's mind and soul quickly and fiercely, and I enjoyed seeing it go down . His overprotectiveness and alphaness seeps fron the storyline. A total man with a plan on the fly. I loved them together. What a price Nico paid for his freedom from the family!! Wow. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job bringing the characters and story to life.

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Needed both a male and female narrator

I received a copy of this audiobook free from the author in exchange for an honest review...so I don't feel great about leaving a negative review, but this just wasn't for me.

First, the narration didn't work for me. Even though this has alternating first person perspectives, there is just one male narrator. His voice didn't work for me as the female main character at all. In my opinion, men are less believable doing women's voices than vice versa, but in any case there should have been two narrators. Hearing the male narrator refer to "my panties" and "my pussy" when he's narrating as Sondra was...uhhhh, not ideal. As far as the male main character, Nico, I hated his Jersey Shore accent. It may have been appropriate, but it didn't work for a sexy romance novel for me.

As for the story, I think the mafia thing is not really for me, although this was really mafia-lite. Just not appealing to me, but if you like that sort of thing, this might work better for you. And, another matter of personal taste, I'm not into hot-headed, short-tempered doms--I prefer steely and self-controlled, so Nico wasn't really to my liking. Sondra was fine, but kind of generic.

On the plus side, as always, Renee Rose writes good sex scenes, pretty light on the BDSM in this one, but there's some great dirty talk (if only it was in a different accent...) So, while this one wasn't for me, I think a lot of people will like it if they're into hot-headed, dirty-talking mafia men with a flashy Vegas lifestyle.

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Read to me again please

I read (and loved) the book, but was curious what the audible would be like. The performance was excellent, made the story come alive and (fans self) the swoon worthy voice of the narrator brought a new dimension to the story that made it so much better. And hotter. Oh yeah. Certain parts of this you are going to want to be alone while you listen (wink wink).

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A Great Stunner From Ms. Rose

Just lije with every other story Ms. Renee Rose gives us; it just stays on point. This audible was incerdibly enjoyable. With its bad boy mafia boss and the sweet girl next door; it just makes the sparks that fly more intensely bright. This is a hot dark story about the Mafia boss who had all the goodness literally in the palm of his hand and he wanted to keep it. Then you have the sweet girl next door who always seemed to fall for the bad boys. Their adventure is sweet and dark. A great audible that I would highly recommend!

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King of Diamonds is an Ace

I liked the storyline, the deeper development of the characters so I could understand the motivation. The narration was excellent especially with the different voices. It was hot and sexy.

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Real live and steamy romance.

This book was well written and the story line kept you on pins and needles trying to figure out what would happen next. Reading it on Audible gave you the feeling that you were right there living this story. I never knew how it would end until the very end. It was an happy ending. If you love reading a true and exciting romance through the end and holding your attention, then you can’t go wrong with this book, I will probably read it one more time to see if I missed anything.

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  • JT
  • 08-30-18

Another winner by Renee Rose

I am not much for the mafia type novel. That being said this was an exceptional read. It helped to change that feeling about them as a character set. I enjoyed the characters and the story development. The narrator was really engaging and made listening a wonderful experience. I would recommend this book in any form. I prefer audio books as they are more exciting. This book came to life through this audio version. I look forward to the next mafia novel that Renee creates. Thanks to Renee for having this novel produced audibly.

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Boring boring boring

1) narrator was terrible…. Not sure what he was attempting but if it was Italian in the Bronx, maybe.
2) Don’t get me wrong, I like a steamy romance as much as the next person, but well overkill is too mild. Just my opinion.
Just a bad porn book.
I wouldn’t waste a credit..

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Spicy!

I love how they met! They are both broken in their own ways but together they are a whole.

Its a pretty short story but I can't wait to read the others.

I fell right in love with the MMC.

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Awesome story. Great characters!!

I listened to this one straight through. The main male character is written as SUCH a mobster. usually these dark mafia romances have the main male as dangerous, possesive, smart. but this guy is kinda dumb and it really makes his character more believable and likeable.

The main female was also pretty dumb, which was a nice change. it's fun to listen to the narrator playing the female part and then he does a great job on the Italian mobster accent for the man. there were so many parts that made me laugh out loud or cheer for the storyline. The sexy times were plentiful and 🔥!!!

Really loved this book.

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  • Susan Rogerson
  • 01-20-19

Good book

This book for me was better to read than listen too and that’s only because it deserves two narrators instead of the one , other than that the book was excellent.

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 01-15-20

Wow

Intrigue twists and turns this is a fantastic book which leaves a desperate need for the rest of the series

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  • michelle radford
  • 10-16-18

hot

Brilliant book loved this book was brilliant listening to it i didnt know much about renee rose but i am so glad i got this

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  • DMA
  • 09-09-18

Interesting story

This is a romance set in the brutal world of the mafia. Im not normally into mafia romances but I decided to try it as I love Renee Roses as an author. It was an interesting read and i enjoyed the characters. It started out quite brutal and dirty but as the book progressed and romance blossomed it became more loving though still very sexy.
The narration was great!

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  • Mwaka
  • 03-13-20

gripping mafia saga

Oh these mafiso just put one on the edge of tge seat. I listened to book 2 before and it maee it quite interesting as knew most the characters

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