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(Lust, Money & Murder #3)

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This book is the third in a series.

Global counterfeiting mastermind Giorgio Cattoretti takes Elaine under his wing, tempting her with heady amounts of money to apply her expert knowledge to improve his near-perfect U.S. bills. But Elaine still loves Nick. When Nick enters the picture, it maybe too late. With nowhere to turn, will Elaine give in to a life of crime, or will
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Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mike Wells has delivered an engrossing thriller, pitting a super-villain against a very capable secret services agent in majestic settings throughout Europe. The third book in the original Lust, Money & Murder trilogy Murder, brings some closure to the money counterfeiting operation Special Agent Elaine Brogan has been chasing for some time.

The story has a high fashion, high stakes, and epic, feel to it, with a villain that has created a wealthy empire, where the affluence, settings an
Sarah Pauley
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I will be honest, I wanted to give this book 5 stars, but I can’t. I love the series overall and how this book ended. Although the book kept me interested and I love the plot, I was let down by the “Epilogue” chapter. I felt it was a bit too short and I would have liked for there to have been a little more information on what happened after. Aside from that, I really enjoyed the book.
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
OMG. The third and best of the trilogy. Absolutely page-turning. I've never finished a book this fast. I loved the surprise-twist, and happy ending! I recommend this series to everyone. It's cheap, quick, and provides endless entertainment. My life is changed. ...more
Deanna Cook
Nov 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the series and recommend all three books. They are engaging enough to read one after the other. I have a short attention span, but these held my interest.
Kimberly J.
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-it
absolutely loved all three in this series I didn't want them to end! Fun sexy intriguing all rolled in one!! ...more
Barbara Senteney
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adults
Recommended to Barbara by: Mike Wells
Shelves: best-2020-reads
That was amazing, so many twist and turns I never saw coming. Pages filled with ruthless bad guys, and even worse gangsters from Russia, and Italy. Action, suspense, heart pounding terror for Elaine. Used and abused by the men in her life. Not knowing where to place her loyalty, or whether to give it at all. Trapped at the mercy of Giorgio, who once treated her as a princess, but eventually deems her a backstabbing whore. Elaine lives in luxurious comfort, and constant fear. No matter how pretty ...more
Leah M
Nov 07, 2019 rated it liked it
This was another short read, although it was a little longer than Money (book #2 in the series).

As the title implies, murder is prevalent in this book. We learn more about Giorgio's background in this story. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, however this book was much more predictable. The plot twists weren't as surprising in this book as they were in book #1.

It was a quick read, and Elaine's character is a likable one, even if she is still a bit naive. Tony's character adds a bit
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Short But Absorbing Police Procedural

This quick-read, set in Yorkshire, is a solid murder mystery with several clever twists and red herrings. I ticked off boxes and finally decided on a culprit. However, I enjoyed the “Romanoff” mystery more than the whodunnit, and I wanted more of that story.
DCI John Crow’s personality comes through during suspect interrogations and interactions with police personnel—especially with superior officers. I’m glad the book blurb emphasized the setting as the 1960
Rosibel Matta
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Lokesh Umak
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Good one
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Enjoying this series, it's a wild ride. ...more
Mike Brannick
Sep 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Finally got to some action. The writing improved, too.
Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Book Review

Title: Lust, Money & Murder: Book 3

Author: Mike Wells

Genre: crime/romance

Rating: ****

Review: I just finished the third book in the Lust, Money & Murder series and I am absolutely hooked. Although I swear to God all the twists and turns in these novels will give me a heart attack by the end of the series.

We aren’t even halfway through the 7 published books and Elaine has already been framed twice and possibly a third time, her seed of hatred and revenge is growing in every chapter and
Kristen Chandler
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*********Possible spoilers***********

Global counterfeiting mastermind Giorgio Cattoretti takes Elaine under his wing, tempting her with heady amounts of money to apply her expert knowledge to improve his near-perfect U.S. bills. But Elaine still loves Nick. When Nick enters the picture, it maybe too late. With nowhere to turn, will Elaine give in to a life of crime, or will she find the love she has always wanted?

Okay, now that I've read all three parts I can review this book as a whole. First o
Steve Downes
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another 'unputdownable' brilliant instalment in the Lust, Money & Murder story by Mike Wells.

Mike's talent is that he writes well paced stories with great characters that you immediately gain an affinity with.

We rejoin the bright, beautiful and bold Elaine Brogan as she's taken under the wing of the enigmatic global counterfeiting mastermind Giorgio Cattoretti. After the treachery of her boss Gene Lassiter in which she nearly came to sticky end at the hands of the Russian Mafia, Elaine finds th
Gilmara Mendes
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazing, fast paced and well written. The third one is the best of all.

The first time I've heard of Mike Wells was on Twitter, when he gave me the first ebook volume of Lust, Money and Murder. I read the first one and couldn't stop reading it. That's when I found out there was the audiobook version for the trilogy. I bought it and couldn't stop listening. It took me two days to finish the whole thing. WOW!

The first one is basically the story of Elane Brogan and how she started on the secret ser
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Elaine Brogan discovers that she's been betrayed and lied to by Gene Lassiter. Elaine feels like a fool and in danger to boot. Elaine doesn't know who to trust but when a stranger asks to share a cab she figures why not. Giorgio Cattoretti has finally caught Elaine Brogan and is determined to extract her help in creating undetectable counterfeit US $100 bills. Giorgio believes he's got the perfect plan but he doesn't count on Elaine becoming uncooperative at the end. Elaine is in survival mode a ...more
Vicki - I Love Reading
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2014
All i can say is buy all 3 together then you can just read them back to back.
As soon as i finished book 2 I HAD to start book 3.


A story line that really does drag you right into the book, I NEEDED to know what was happening, what was coming next and just had to read it and read it.

I'm totally hooked. I need book 4 NOW....

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This book is the third in a series.

Global counterfeiting mastermind Giorgio Cattoretti takes Elaine under his wing, tempting her with head
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
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4 stars

LMM is pretty much a straightforward book. The story focuses on Elaine Brogan. Each book describes each aspect of Elaine Brogan's life.


The third book, the title says it all, murder is involved. I won't tell you who will be murdered( you need to read this book to figure is out). Elaine will see the true side of Giorgio Catoretti and will start to fear for her life. We get to learn the backstory of Giorgio Cataretti. On the other hand, Nic
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a very well written trilogy. The 3 books flowed into one another seamlessly. The main characters were full of action and deceit. Elaine never knew who she could trust. Her father whom she loved dearly was a thief. She didn't want to believe this about her father when she was growing up, but she knew he paid for her private school somehow. He killed himself in prison and the rest of her life was spent finding the one person who she thought was responsible for her fathers death. Men seem ...more
Dec 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
was given a free copy of the audiobook for an honest review.

Murder was a little different from Lust (#1) and Money (#2) because Giorgio Cattoretti’s story was a big part of this book. He’s one of those characters that you love to hate. Even by the time I knew his full story, I had no compassion for the man.

Elaine was stuck with Cattoretti in Murder and it was easy to feel sorry for her. She’d been set up and had nowhere to go. I could feel her despair and I felt that if she were a weaker person
Sofia Quezada
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read Books 1 & 2 and was hooked immediately. Mike Wells is a gifted storyteller that captiavates his audience immediately. Elaine has grown comfortable under the protection of Giorgio Cattoretti and his world, although illegal throughout the world, has captured her attention in ways that makes her question her morality and fragile value system. This story is just as Mike Wells hopes it will be, as he's described, Un-Put-Downable. It was exactly that. I don't want to give away any spoilers but ...more
Rose Maureen
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another great read Book 3, of Lust, Money & Murder. Elaine Brogan the secret Agent. After she has been hunted by Gene Lassitor goons, she bumps into the Masterminded Counterfeiter Giorgio Cattoretti, and he tries to take control of Elaine, she still loves Nick, and now relises that Lassitor had lied to her about Nick, She agrees to do what Cattoretti wants, which is to help to perfect the counterfeit money, and then Nick, who is still trailing the money. comes upon Elaine, l will leave it there, ...more
Carly Compass
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thrillers
I was just a little disappointed with the ending, but still found the books utterly entertaining and when I get through my, "to read list" I am looking forward to reading more of Mike Wells, book 4 in this series, Lust Money & Murder, as well as Passion Power Sin and The Drive by Wife. Although I do have one of his young adult series in my queue, Wild Child, that I will be reading within the next few weeks. I highly recommend Mike Wells as an action, adventure, thriller novelist. Great work inde ...more
Sheri Lee
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed this saga, but not over yet. Onto #4. No 3 was very reminiscent of Other Side of Midnight. I figured out most of the plot long before I got to the crucial parts. Don't know if that was because it seemed predictable or just because I read so many of these types of books that the I suspect the unexpected. Either way it was a great read, fast paced and kept you flipping the pages for more.I will definitely get more of Wells' books. If you enjoyed early Sydney Sheldon you will lov ...more
Christy Heron
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read 3 books of this series in two days (buy together) and was excited to find there was MORE!!! Taking whole new turns and perspectives. I little murder, a little love, a lot mystery and so many twists ant turns! Still reading and excited to see what comes next. Wells writing is fluid and easy to read but I still constantly on my toes. Great books to throw on your kindle and for a good price!
Sep 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I had a lot of fun reading this. Many unexpected things happened, each one of those making me want more. I thought I was used to this by now, but it is still as enjoyable as ever. I liked Murder more than Money and probably about as much as Lust. This also included 22 chapters of Book 4, which is not fair. Now I want even more. >.<
MJ LaBeff
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 hooked again. As soon as I finished it, I had to download book 4. Another great cliff hanger ending!

I would highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy series that don't end until the final book. But, before downloading book 3 I'd highly suggest reading books 1 & 2 first. The books should be read in order as the story continues to build with each book.
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Really really good, can't wait to read more in this series. As with Books 1 & 2, this could have used one more look during editing, but the story is so strong that all is forgiven once again. A great ending that still leaves the door open for more; and I'm ready... ...more
Jayne Wagner
Aug 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Lust, Money & Murder (9 books)
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  • Money (Lust, Money & Murder, #2)
  • Cattoretti's Return (Lust, Money & Murder #4)
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