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Trick Roller

(Seven of Spades #2)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  1,666 ratings  ·  311 reviews
It’s the height of summer in Las Vegas. Everyone believes the serial killer Seven of Spades is dead—except Levi Abrams and Dominic Russo—and it’s back to business as usual. For Levi, that means investigating a suspicious overdose at the Mirage that looks like the work of a high-class call girl, while Dominic pursues a tough internship with a local private investigator. The ...more
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Published January 29th 2018 by Riptide Publishing
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Vague and slightly squirrely review coming right up!

I'm an unabashed Star Wars fan. Every time they rereleased the original trilogy I bought it. I wouldn't even venture to guess how many times I've seen them. I love them all but I love The Empire Strikes Back just a liiiiiitttttlllleee bit more, though it took me YEARS to figure this out. With its great space adventures and Yoda, revelations and the relationship development between Han and Leia, how could it not be? Plus, it has the most epicest
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Nazanin
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, 2018
4.5 Stars

Better than the first book! I enjoyed it more! Love this couple! I liked how they have each other’s back, how they help each other with their own personal problems and they are not judgmental toward each other, how they trust each other and never doubted each other! They are perfectly sync with each other! Told in dual Pov, 3rd person. It’s well-written and well-paced with a great story-line! It’s the second installment in the "Seven of Spades" series, it’s cliffy and it has to be read
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Shile
4.25 stars

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Obviously i am late to this party. Nothing more to add that all the other amazeballs reviews haven't said already.

- The writing is steller and so on point.

- The mystery, though engaging was just ok, i was proved right every time.

-Dominic and Levi's relationship is still growing and i like them together.

-The rest of the characters fit so well into the story.

Recommended!!

Off to book 3.
Jilly
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Question wasn't who wanted the victim dead, so much as who of those many people want it most..

Nothing like trying to solve the mystery when everyone who knew him wanted to kill him. I think it's nice when someone can evoke that many feelings. He was a person that everyone could agree to hate.
Even the cops.
Here is one of the cops on the case's take on the victim, after learning about his life and personality :

"It's no wonder (he) was murdered," Marine said, looking up from her stack of pap
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4.5 Stars!

Holy Smokes that was good.

There's always that missing element you get in the first book of a series - of the main characters "coming together" but I have to say despite that, I really loved this one.

Things are moving at nice pace between Dom and Levi which I love. They have a great connection and chemistry. There was plenty of steam in this one.

The mystery/suspense in this series has really been perfection. Not so much that it over-powers the romance. There's enough other stuff goin
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DarienMoya
Reread March 2019

At this point everyone a suspect.



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ALL BETS ARE OFF ♠

So like… 2nd book in the Seven of Spades ♠ series

I don’t even know where to begin. This might be more gushing, and raving than a review. Because I’m betting it all on this series. I’m so shook guy, I’m a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

This might be spoiler-ish, but the end of book one wrapped up with my favourite serial killer being “dead” or so the rest of Las Vegas thinks, but my main dudes know that
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Jewel
4.5 Stars

Trick Roller is book 2 in the Seven of Spades series and I'm loving where it's going! This book does not stand alone, though, folks, so start at the beginning, with Kill Game. Also, there are a few more books to come, so the story isn't even close to wrapping up, here. I do like where it leaves off, though. It is a delicious cliffhanger, but I think it was well done.

Trick Roller picks up 3 months after Kill Game left off. The "Seven of Spades" case is closed and Levi is pretty much the
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Simone
The Seven of Spades is dead. Case closed.

Fast forward three months and life in Las Vegas is back to normal.

Whoa, wait a sec... *screeching to a halt*

The case had been solved, hadn't it? That is what everyone believes, right? Or at least what everyone wants to believe, because the consequences of a serial killer of their caliber trying to take the law into their own hands and still being on the loose would be unthinkable.

Well, not everyone is so easily convinced. After what happened in Kill
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Ele
5+++ stars

Cordelia Kingsbridge leaves no box unticked with this series y'all! Seriously, this is already in my top ten books for 2018 and it's only January.

I can't say much without spoiling the story, but believe me if you loved Kill Game , you 're going to want to have Trick Roller's babies.

The mystery blew my mind! Both mysteries actually. The trick roller case that is Levi's new assignment, and the Seven of Spades , the ongoing theme in the series and the case that Levi never gave up on. Th
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LenaRibka


If you haven't yet read the first book, I'd recommend you to wait for the book#2 (and maybe book#3) to be released and then to read the whole series in one sitting. I know, for some real passionate fans of the author it could appear as a silly advice, but I think you will enjoy it much more if you read all three books one by one.

The reason #1:

It is not THAT often in the genre that a serial killer will be hunted through the whole series. Normally a mystery series has a separate case for every
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Diana
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Cordelia Kingsbridge flawless writing sucked me into the story and didn’t let up. Now I am even more confused who the killer could be!!

And that ending!!!!! UGH!
Martin
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Martin by: Adam
I just finished the last 15% of this book and I feel like…

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What an incredibly awesome ending.
A bang.
A meltdown!!


It was EXACLTY what I came here for.
And I simply have to say: WHY WERE the first 85% NOT like this???

The murder case was utterly boring, I almost lost interest in Levi finding the killer. I also missed further development in Levi and Dominic’s relationship throughout the book.

Three months and they’re not even clear if they’re boyfriends and/or exclusive?! Sometimes, you gotta let poli
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Renée
Thank you to the awesome Josy for gifting me this book for the holidays! She figured out quickly that I absolutely loved Kill Game and couldn’t wait to get my hands on Book 2.

Book 2 starts off three months where Book 1 left off. Keith Chapman, the man presumed to be the Seven of Spades, is dead. And it’s only Levi and Dominic that know the real killer is still out there. Even Levi’s partner on the force, Martine, isn’t convinced and wants him to leave it alone.

In the months that have passed, L
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Hollis
"So you and Dominic finally slid into home again?"
"How do you always know? I'm not.. am I limping?"
"You're not, but thanks for that insight into your sex life."

My cackle could be heard 'round the world, folks.

"I'm not looking for a nice guy, Levi. I want a good guy. That's way more important."

Okay, so, wow. This one was everything that was served up in the first Seven of Spades story.. but more. At least as far as the leads, the relationships, the sexytimes, and how Kingsbridge fleshed out and s
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*The first was better*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

We're back with second book of homicide detective of four years, Levi Abrams (how old?) and then bounty hunter and now doing a internship with a local private investigator and still part-time bartender (at Stingray, a LGBT nightclub), Dominic ‘Dom’ Russo (31). Levi and Dominic are now dating, sort of - they haven't talked about it as Dominic is worried Levi needs more time after his breakup with his ex-boyfriend. On top of that, the world refuses to believe t
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Susan
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I immediately jumped into this after finishing the first book. I just wanted more Levi and Dominic!

The Seven of Spades case took a bit of a backseat in this, but it was still present enough for me to keep guessing who it could be (I still have absolutely no idea).

This focused more on the development of Levi’s and Dominic’s relationship and I loved reading about these two getting closer and closer.

The cases Levi and Dominic were working on kept this from being only about their relationship, and
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Wendy
Review to come someday...binge-reading first :P
Jaya
Aha! Things are getting interesting!
Christelle
Re-read Feb.2019 : still so good !!
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LOVED IT **4.5 stars** As good as Kill Game : sure sign that this series is a must read for amateurs of romantic suspense. Not a standalone, neither plot-wise, nor relationship-wise.

Levi, an up-tight LVPD detective and Dominic, a giant sunny bear on his way to be a PI, worked on a case about a serial killer named the Seven of Spade and started a relationship.

Is this case really closed ? Levi doesn’t think so. Is there a chance for Levi and Do
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Argona
3.5 stars...
Great continuation to the first book, but.... I strongly recommend that you read this book immediately after finishing the first one. This would have been a 4 star book for me, if I had done so.
Ami
4.5 stars!!

I thought it couldn't be done. I thought, "Kingsbridge was going to do this series for five books, and it was all about the Seven of Spades? How the heck she would do that without dragging the story for way too long?".

Well, I was wrong. Because here it is, Trick Roller , book #2 of the Seven of Spades and it was as brilliant as the first one.





Kingsbridge smartly made the main case to be (seemingly) independent with the Seven of Spades case. So Levi and his partner, Martine, are worki
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Eugenia
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Re-read 3/13/19 (audiobook): Fantastic narration!!! I enjoyed it just as much as the first time I read it!!

Original review:

Oh, baby! Yes! That ending was just so, so, so lip-biting, hair-tearing amazing! Right now I don’t know if I can do this book justice. I went back and read KILL GAME again before picking this one up. And I was blown away by how good the first book was, and delighted that I could follow it with this one.

Three months have passed. The Seven of Spades killer is supposedly dead.
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Elena
After a very promising start, this series keeps going strong.

While still entertaining, the mystery in this book didn’t catch my interest as much as the one in Kill Game, it felt more like a filler and a transition to (view spoiler) That’s not necessarily a problem, though, it was perfectly acceptable for the second book in a five-book series and it felt organic to the development of t
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Alisa
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a much anticipated book for me. The first one in the series was one of my top reads last year and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. I'm pleased to say this was also really good and kept the momentum of the series up.

This begins not long after the last one ended. Dominic and Levi are working on their fledging relationship and they're doing well together. They're working their various cases but Levi in particular is on edge because he doesn't believe they caught the Seven of Sp
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 ⚣ Marco ⚣
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
1st read: September 19th, 2018
1st reread: March 4th, 2019


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My initial rating was 4 stars, but I’m bumping it up to *5 stars* and put this book on my “favorites” shelf. This series just gets better and better with each reread.

Elsbeth
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing

*4.5 stars*

Oh man.... That's one hell of a cliffhanger!!

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Dominic and Levi are amazing!! I'm not looking forward to their relationship angst cause something sure is gonna happen now.

I want more.

Off to the next.

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Fabi
4.5 stars

I'm practically inhaling these books. So good!
Karen
4.5 or probably more like 4.75 stars rounded up to 5 because it's a thing we do here on Goodreads.

Let's play cards...

I'm a little late to the party with this series but that's a situation of my own making. I'm not sure really why but I got a notion in my head that I wanted to listen to this series on audio. So I held out...and held out...finally 'Kill Game' was released on audio and I pounced on it like a hungry cougar...a really long in the tooth cougar...but that's another story for another
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Sam (AMNReader)
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
"I am not looking for a nice guy, Levi. I want a good guy. That's way more important."
I HEAR THAT.

I don't know what kind of a review this is going to be, because frankly it doesn't even make sense that I stopped between #2 & #3 to write this much. None.

Now that I've sat for a full five minutes and all I can replay is that final scene and the fact that I haven't moved along, I'm giving up.

(Oh, right, and that g-d scene at Jasmine's parent's house made me misty-eyed.)

This book was such a b
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Christine
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love these guys 😍. I did want more Levi and Dom time though. I felt like there were too many large breaks between their scenes together and not enough of those scenes were heartfelt intimate moments. Or am I just being greedy? I just love these two together so much that I found myself skimming just a little to hurry back to the chapters where they were together. In the first book the case kind of involved both of them so it felt more like they had more “screen time” together whereas in this in ...more
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Cordelia Kingsbridge has a master's degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh, but quickly discovered that direct practice in the field was not for her. Having written novels as a hobby throughout graduate school, she decided to turn her focus to writing as a full-time career. Now she explores her fascination with human behavior, motivation, and psychopathology through fiction. Her w ...more

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Seven of Spades (5 books)
  • Kill Game (Seven of Spades, #1)
  • Cash Plays (Seven of Spades, #3)
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