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Publisher's Summary

A dark and twisted mafia romance from New York Times best-selling author CD Reiss.

Mafia king Dario Lucari spent years planning his revenge. Today, he executes it.

Kidnapped on my wedding day. 

Held by a monster who wants vengeance on my father. 

Married to him against my will.

Suddenly thrust into a world of betrayal, lies, and deviance, all I have to do to escape is destroy everything I’ve ever loved and love the man I must destroy.

This dark mafia romance contains intense scenes and backstories that may make some listeners feel stuff they don't want to feel.

Take Me is the first in a trilogy.

©2022 Flip City Media (P)2022 Flip City Media

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Wow!!!

Another fantastic dark romance book by Ms. Reiss. There are many twists and turns throughout with lies upon lies and secrets kept from loved ones not as a means of protecting, but controlling to preserve their way of life. Women are commodities. Sarah finds out her life is a fantasy when she arrives in Darrio's world. The cliffhanger had me yelling at Ms. Reiss in my head. I must find out what happens in the next book. Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton are paired perfectly in bringing this book to life.

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Enticing

Dario is both bad and good. Is he a good man doing bad things or a bad man doing good things?

Sarah would say the latter. He is her abductor and husband. Not a marriage of consent and done at gunpoint. Marriage made in heaven? Surely not.

But the more they come to know and understand each other, Sarah learns he is not just her abductor and husband, he’s her lover and teacher. Dario finds himself intrigued, enchanted and admiring this woman he stole and married in a Colonia wedding.

Ulterior motives be damned. He’s keeping her! Freedom may just be her downfall, and his, as well.

But that ending. Not at all what I expected. Blindsided!

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Take Me

what the heck!!!! what is going on with that ending? 😳 I can't believe it. omg 😲 😱 😲 😱 well I can't wait for the next book . I need to know what the heck is going on. omg I'm going to be piss if he did what he did to her. that is so wrong in so many ways. 😕 😞 😔. poor girl.

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A good start to a new trilogy!

Dario was so cruel in the beginning I didn’t think he had any nice in him but he came through by the end. And poor Sarah was caught in a war not of her making but she was strong enough to survive and give as good as she gets. That cliffhanger at the end though sure made me side-eye Dario big time. This was a good start to a new trilogy.

Erin Mallon’s narration was good and always enjoyable to hear. As far as I’m concerned, she could’ve narrated this whole book and I would be fine with it. Teddy Hamilton has a pleasant voice but I just can’t get into his style of narration.

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CD Reiss did it again!!!

This book…. This story… is excellent!! What just happened??? I was so caught up in this story that I didn’t realize it was so close to the end!! I’m glad book 2 is coming soon!! I need to know what happens!

CD Reiss is an always read author for me. Her books always reach into my emotions and hold on and never let go.

Sarah is such and innocent and knows nothing of the real world! Dario kidnaps her on her wedding day.. a wedding to unite families…. He takes her to ruin her … but can he? You need this book! I will be telling everyone I know who reads or listens to books to get this book!!

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Another 5 Star Story Worth Waiting For

I adore the way CD Reiss weaves a story. Always brilliant, fascinating and compelling. Expertly performed by Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton. I can't wait for Book 2.

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  • Heather B.
  • 08-06-22

CD Reiss’ dark romance will make you think long after it’s done.

Sarah lives to be obedient. In her secretive, cloistered crime family, women are raised to serve the men in their lives- husbands, fathers, brothers. Cut off from a normal education and confined to their own churches, schools, and homes, they are married off young and know nothing of the outside world.

Sarah is on her way to an arranged marriage, just like every woman in her family. Fate hands her a blessing and a curse: Dario.

Dario wants revenge, and the best way to do it is to kidnap Sarah. Taken from her father’s limo, Sarah is literally stolen by Dario. Through manipulation and deprivation, Sarah succumbs to Dario’s demands. She is forcibly married to him while her family is made to watch.

Dario seems beyond redemption. Hell-bent on destruction, he is cruel and dismissive toward his new bride. Sarah is also in for a rude indoctrination as the truth about her previously sheltered existence becomes clearer by the day. Her family’s casual and intentional cruelty becomes more and more obviously sinister to her as Dario refuses to let her look away from the truth.

Dario won’t let Sarah remain ignorant to the truth, but her genuine strength and goodness may be his undoing. Even though Dario begins to have feelings for Sarah, he won’t be deterred from his mission: Bring down her family at any cost.

This is book 1 of this series. It’s truly an excellent listen. Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton breathe life into CD Reiss’ characters. Could not stop listening to this book.

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  • Christy D
  • 08-05-22

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I was so angry for this young lady for not fighting back, yet she was taught not to. And I may not agree with the way the Author used BDSM but the story was very good. The more the story goes along the more you will understand.

Fantastic narration by both
Narrators!

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  • Katharoo
  • 06-21-22

Mafia Thriller

Take me, Manhattan Mafia #1 by CD Reiss
Narration by Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton.

This series has three all-stars so I knew it was going to be an amazing start to the series and hearing it, it checks off so many boxes.

Mafia world ✅ virgin bride✅
Alpha badass✅ deception and questions ✅✅

Sarah is a Colloanian, on her way to her arranged marriage. One she’s been groomed for all her life but she’s taken on the way to the church.

There’s so much happening. Who can Sarah depend upon to survive all she’s been thrown into.

Dario is brutal at the start, the kind of alpha a-hole everyone loves to hate. But Sarah is resigned to accept her fate for now. Until she can escape back home.

Yet there is deception and twists that will have you questioning who is friend and who is foe.

There definitely heat between Sarah and Dario and he opens up somewhat to her, so she opens her eyes to the Collonians she swore would save her, only to be disillusioned by her family and with it she questions her life so far.

Just when she starts building trust in Dario. There’s a huge what the hell that happens with a cliffhanger that left me seeking the next book now!

I have missed hearing the talented Erin Mallon. She is amazing here. Bringing out the innocence of Sarah while showing us her resilience and strength as she tries to come to terms with the direction her life has taken. I really love her ease of switching characters from male to female with care for showing us each character so that we feel like we’re right there with them.

Teddy’s voice is also one that I love. He’s got the attitude and chalkiness of Dario hands down. I’m just not sure if I like Dario at this point but love when a character redeems themselves which I believe he will do in the future books.
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  • Bev
  • 06-18-22

Oh wow this is an amazing book.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.
the both Norrators are fantastic.
I have been given this book for an honest. I would recommed this book 💓
looking forward to listening to Make Me .
very well done everyone
now on to find out more 👍🏾👍🏾👏🏽👏🏽

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  • Vanessa Leighton
  • 06-17-22

Wow

This one looked intriguing and oh boy was I right that it was going to be good. There are so many twists and so many lies to unravel. Each time I thought I knew which way the book was going to go it changed and I just loved it so much. This was just a fantastic read and the narrators gave so much more depth to the story