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Take Down

(Billionaire's Club: New Orleans #3)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  148 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Powerful. Dominant, Unforgettable. He commands submission at all costs.

Cage fighter, Gabriel Devereaux, a man of barely leashed power, is known as the Bayou Beast.

There is one woman he will do anything , pay any amount to possess.

Karina Armistead, has come a long way from the innocent girl Gabriel used to know. An internationally known singer, she can have anything she wan
ebook, 90 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published September 1st 2014)
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Take Down is the third book in the Billionaires Club: New Orleans series, following the story of Gabriel, the Bayou Beast and Karina, the internationally known singer. This is a story about second chances and revenge, After ten long years Gabriel is set to get his revenge on Karina and her family. Helping out her friend, Macy she puts herself up for auction only to be won by the very man who broke her heart.

Five million would go a long way for the girls in the Girls Up Foundation and fo
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
3.75 Stars

Back then he'd been her Gabriel, an angel who'd fallen just for her. Now he was the Bayou Beast, the ultimate fighter, the savvy entrepreneur, a predator with a barely banked rage burning in his eyes.

Even though I've recently grown an aversion to any book that contains the word 'millionaire' or 'billionaire' in the title, I can't pass this series up. It's a guilty pleasure for me. A short, well written, quick paced and sexy read that never fails to deliver. I love that each book ha
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC for review from NetGalley

Oh my...I want a Gabriel. He was amazingly hot and he made me cry. I loved Karina too. She was perfect for him. I didn't read the previous books in this series and was not lost at all. This was just a great, quick read. The only thing it was missing was an amazing epilogue.
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
* I received a copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review

OMG, I really liked this one.

Gabriel Devereaux is a professional cage fighter and billionaire entrepreneur, who likes to do a little down and dirty street fighting on the side just for kicks. For ten years Gabe has been working towards getting revenge on the man that attempted to ruin his life and that man's daughter, the woman he believes broke his heart. Now he finally has the chance.

Karina Armistead, just Kar
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it

Urban Dictionary Definition

For those who don’t know, “quickie” is the term given to a sexual romp that is exactly that – quick. It is to the point, exciting and usually quite intense. And it is often more animalistic and lust-driven than regular “romantic” sex.

The Billionaire’s Club: New Orleans novellas, by Mallery Malone, are steamy contemporary romance stories centered around the Billionaire’s Club: The wealthiest, most powerful men in New Orleans. They are used to having
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
ARC courtesy of NetGalley and the publishers

unsure if this one was more predictable than the previous two, or if it's simply that reading the previous two books gives you a pretty good understanding of how this one's going to progress.

as soon as Kari's father told her about the company being bought out, I just knew it was Gabriel & he would be signing the company over to her. keep reading & BAM there it is!

I didn't foresee the kidnapping business, but we did get the HEA we were anticip
Talk Books To Me
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Too short, but fun and sexy.

Armistead revenge and then some!

Karina: smooth and polished, but she loved to get dirty with Gabriel.

Etched memories and stolen moments.

Dirty, deception and deceit.

Orleans…New Orleans, my favorite city!

Want meets desire and desire becomes love.

New Orleans…did I mention I love that place!
Paola Peña
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The story is good and I like the story just fine but it all seemed so rushed. I feel like it could've gone on a bit more, flesh out the story a bit more and have it be even more dramatic. Both characters were likable but again I wish we could've had more of their history.
Monica Cardoza
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A young woman in love with an angel, a man seeking revenge and now he has his chance but can he go through with it.

This is the third installment in the Billionaire’s Club: New Orleans and the one that I have been waiting for since I read the first installment in this series. The moment that this cage fighter was introduced I knew I wanted to know his story there must have been something so bad that he was the way he was. Sure he loved being a fighter but to have a death wish nope sorry there had
Sandy S
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 2, 2014

Powerful. Dominant, Unforgettable. He commands submission at all costs.

Cage fighter, Gabriel Devereaux, a man of barely leashed power, is known as the Bayou Beast.

There is one woman he will do anything , pay any amount to possess.

Karina Armistead, has come a long way from the innocent girl Gabriel used to know. An internationally known singer, she can have anything she wants. But everything tells her that getting involved with the Bayou Beast may lea
Crystal Marie
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Do not let the cover or the length of this book fool you. When you read the first page you will be drawn into a world of cage fighting, lost love and revenge. I fell for Gabriel the moment that author explained what he did with the money he earned on side fights. He was a strong, sexy man who went for what he wanted and was determined to win every battle he was in. His current reason for living was to go seek revenge on the man that tried to ruin everything he had built and if that meant taking ...more
Liz F
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Rakes of Romance.

Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.

This is a novella. Ugh. There should be a warning on these books if it's under, say, 200 pages. Maybe 150 pages. I hate to get involved with a couple of characters only to have their story be finished a couple of chapters later. Having said that, this was still a pretty good read.

Karina is a pop star. How the author managed to get me to like her in such a short amount of time, I'll never know. It seemed like Karina
Amanda (Hootie) Clark
3.5 stars

Take Down appeared to be just another Billionaire story at first and while I'm not fond of this sub genre of stories, the second chance romance and revenge aspect appealed to me so I decided to give it a shot. From the synopsis you gather that the two have a history, and they do. A couple once upon a time, the two were broken up by unknown forces at the time. Now that they both have separate careers and lives they are brought together by Gabriel's need for revenge but his long thought
I want to be your white knight. Not to save you - you saved yourself just fine. I want to be your champion, standing beside you while you take on the world. I want you to be what I live for, what I fight for. ~Gabriel

I've really enjoyed this series. The three main characters were all uniquely different. All lovable and wealthy fighters in their own right and you can't help but be sad that their respective stories have now been told.

Take Down focuses on the one person that I was really intri
Angela Goodrich
Despite this being the third installment in the series, we still knew very little about Gabriel aka The Bayou Beast. All we really knew to this point was that he is an MMA fighter who participates in illegal underground matches for the thrill of it and that he has a reputation for being cold and lethal inside and outside of the ring. To learn that he had been in love and had his heart broken was not a surprise as it is the theme of this series. However, to learn that the woman who broke his hear ...more
Jennifer Hines
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review*

Take Down is an intense and quick read about second chances. Two people unknowingly pushed apart by outside sources. Two broken hearts. One took out his anger with his fists. The other took out her anger in the form of lyrics. Neither realized that nothing could hold back the electricity between them, not even a decade.

Gabriel wanted revenge for what had happened to him ten years
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars the best one in the series!

Everyone thinks Gabriel doesn't believe in love and relationships; what they don't know is there is a woman who he once loved so deeply he is convinced he can never love again.

Gabriel is the roughest of the trio of heroes in this series. He is a fighter in every sense of the word; and as with all good heroes he also has a softer side. One that almost made me melt. Karina is the most confident out of the heroines and definitely my favorite. I liked her take cha
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, novella, romance
I'm not sure what the editor who wrote the blurb meant. But for sure it's not what I got. :) Nothing wrong with it, mind you, but with that title and the first paragraph
Powerful. Dominant, Unforgettable. He commands submission at all costs.

I almost expected a BSDM romance :D

Thankfully (or not) this isn't. What Take Down is: a sweet novella about two reunited lovers whose past is almost tragic.

Almost. Why? Because I felt the author might have gone a bit overboard with the drama, she threw everyt
Romance Readers Retreat
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well, I think Take Down is my favourite of the Billionaire's Club: New Orleans series.In the previous two books nothing much was given away about Gabriel, he was very much a man of mystery who seemed to have quite a dark, intense personality. It seemed to me something must have occurred to cause him to be this stand-offish, distant guy but there was never a hint to what that could have been in the first two books so I was really eager to get stuck into this third book.This book really lived up t ...more
April Symes
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review***
Gabriel and Karina were a couple years ago until Katrina’s father broke them up. Due to that, Gabriel has been eaten up with desire for revenge against Katrina’s father, and Katrina…
Fast forward to today- There is a fundraiser happening where Katrina is involved. She shows up-she is a famous singer and is auctioned off and will be the “date” to the highest bidder. Enter Gabriel who is now a huge millionaire, if not, billionaire. He pay
Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
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Having read book one in this series, I was interested to read book 3 when I saw it up on NetGalley and I think I enjoyed this instalment even more. I'm definitely going to have to go back and read book 2 at some point though as even though the books are standalone, I don't want to miss out.

This book was a fast-paced and quick, easy read. Its story flows well and a lot happens for a 90 page novella. I didn't think the plot would take the turns it d
Heather andrews
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Either Gabriel has some major self control or the boy is just stupid when it comes to Kari, "the temperature's dropping," he said, taking a step back from her. "For both our sakes, we should join the others in the dining room for dessert." I loved how when Kari was feeling pain Gabriel wanted to do damage to the one that caused it, "she'd been crying. Anger swamped him as he took notice of the tears drying on her cheeks, the way she hugged herself as if trying to contain the pain. The urge to fi ...more
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Copy received from St Martin's Press via Netgalley for an honest review.

I love a book about a fighter, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the entire Billionaire's Club series by Ms Malone.

And I just adored Gabriel Devereaux. What is not to love about him. I loved the way he went for what he wanted, and what he has always wanted was his Kari.

It is hard in a novella length story to convey the whole story without it seeming rushed or that we are missing huge parts of the plot, but this is not the case w
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Although this is the third book in this series it can be read as a stand alone.

I love a good book about second chance love and Take down didn’t disappoint. This is a long lost teenage love, and it was such a great quick read that took me away for a few hours.

Gabriel is amazingly hot and he made me cry on more than one occasion, the hurt and pain he went through as a young adult, why are some people so cruel?
But I guess that made him the strong fighter he ended up being.

Karina was just as much a
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
This story was just brilliant, and I absolutely love second chance love stories. Gabriel and Karina were young lovers until something g went terribly wrong. It's been ten years since they've seen each other and now he is out for revenge. He thought she knew what had happened to him all hose years ago. But when he sees her again he can't help but feel all the old feelings coming back. He's changed his mind, but first they have to get through the turmoil of what he had planned. I just couldn't put ...more
Aug 10, 2014 rated it liked it
*3.5 Stars*

Take Down by Mallery Malone is the third installment of her The Billionaire's Club: New Orleans series and it was a decent read although I prefer the previous two installments over this one. What I love about this e-series is that they all have one recurring theme and that is a second chance at love with the one that got away.

Gabriel and Karina were young lovers and due to unfortunate events orchestrated by Karina's evil father, they parted ways and eventually reunite again after ten
Gabriel Devereaux has come a long way since the boy he was when he first knew Karina Armistead. Gabriel is a cage fighter, billionaire, and set on one thing, revenge. Now that his target is close, he puts his plan in action.

Karina has become a successful singer, connecting with fans about broken hearts, no one knows how close to home her songs ring true. When an fundraising auction ends up with Gabriel and Karina crossing paths again, Karina wants answers and Gabriel seems intent on not giving t
Seriously I was counting down the days until I could read this one. Sebastian and Raphael's stories were pretty awesome, but to get to know Gabriel since we do not get to see him much except for brief glaces wan an experience.

For The Bayou Beast, like his friends he loved and lost her. Now ten years later he has a chance to win a date with her and will stop at nothing to have her back. TO explain what went wrong and win her back.

Karina lost Gabriel when she was just 18 now she's a famous singe
Jan 26, 2015 marked it as to-read
Powerful. Dominant. Unforgettable. He commands submission at all costs.

Cage fighter, Gabriel Devereaux, a man of barely leashed power, is known as the Bayou Beast.

There is one woman he will do anything, pay any amount to possess.

Karina Armistead, has come a long way from the innocent girl Gabriel used to know. An internationally known singer, she can have anything she wants. But everything tells her that getting involved with the Bayou Beast may leave her wrecked beyond repair.

Little does Karina
Aug 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This is the third in the series but can most certainly be read as a stand alone. It is a short story of less than 90 pages so it is a quick read but yet a sweet read. Gabriel is a fighter and has a vendetta against Karina and her father. Karina doesn’t understand why Gabriel left her without a word a decade before.

This story as well as the rest of the series is well written and an enjoyable quick read. Great stories to have between novels for a little rom
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