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One-Eyed Royals

(Seven of Spades #4)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  311 Ratings  ·  92 Reviews
Spoiler Alert! The following blurb contains spoilers for Cash Plays, book three of Seven of Spades.

Shattered by their devastating breakup, Detective Levi Abrams and PI Dominic Russo find themselves at war right when they need each other most. While Dominic is trapped in a vicious cycle of addiction, Levi despairs of ever catching the Seven of Spades. The ruthless vigilante
ebook, 366 pages
Published September 10th 2018 by Riptide Publishing
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Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
***4.5 Stars***
When you love someone, you know better than anyone else how to cause them the most pain...

After what happened in the last book - on a personal level and in regards to catching the Seven of Spades - Levi and Dominic are forced to gamble for high stakes, but everything points to the dice casting in favor of their opponent...

Their relationship in a shambles, both men find themselves on a self-destruction path of sorts, heading for a collision with a virtual brick wall. Domini
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SPOILERS FOR Kill Game, Trick Roller & Cash Plays!

This was a hard read in more ways than one. All of them up have been, by degrees, harrowing but with this one was particularly jarring in that I was immediately knocked off kilter by Levi's actions. I thought I had a good handle on these two characters.

I was wrong.

Levi... it's like he became someone else. Maybe I was wrong about him from the start or maybe the breakup brought forth a heretofore unknown and ugly side of him. I don't know but
4.5 stars!

Relationship angst, anyone?

It's my catnip. And after what happened in Book 3, I couldn't wait for this book. It hurt so good.

Book 4 opens approximately 3 months after Book 3 ended. Dom and Levi have broken up. Dom is still in an active relapse for compulsive gambling and in complete denial about it. He's got in under control.

It doesn't stop Levi from loving him. From doing everything in his power to stop Dominic from gambling.

Dominic was his bashert, his soul mate. Without him, Le
4.5 Stars

Note: One-Eyed Royals does not stand alone. This series must be read in order.

Delicious delicious relationship angst!! One-Eyed Royals has it in ... SPADES. heh

As One-Eyed Royals starts, Levi and Dominic are not in a good place. Not individually, and definitely not as a couple, since they're broken up. They can't quite stay apart, though, and the resulting angst is just so damn sweet!

Dominic is gambling again and refuses to see that he has a problem. He sees his compulsion as a weak
“So.” Levi turned to a sea of shocked faces, Martine’s determined expression, Dominic’s proud smile. “Has anyone else had just about enough of this motherfucker?”

........And that, my friends, sums up this entire book for me. It’s here that we really see how messed up all our major players are.

Dominic is in the throws of compulsive gambling which is spiraling out of control.

Levi holds a shorter and shorter leash on his anger and explosive outbursts.

Our serial killer is staring to lose his vigilan
Ms Kingsbridge delivered a thrilling tale full of suspense, adrenaline and painful love. By the time I was done I felt almost galvanized. I did not expect that! Relationship wise most of the book was utter misery for both Levi and Dominic, they battled their own demons while trying to rebuild what they lost, both not giving an inch. But suspense wise it was everything I expected and even more.

Yes, Seven of Spades is still at large, is still killing under the guise of vigilante justice but sudde
*4.5 stars*

This review (and this book's blurb) contain massive spoilers about the third book in the Seven of Spades series. Don’t read any further unless you ‘ve read Cash Plays.

Without trying to sound like a creep, I freaking love the ground Cordelia Kingsbridge walks on. I adore her writing style, her characters, the way she weaves the plot, the romance, the mystery, EVERYTHING. Absolutely brilliant! Dominic and Levi are one of my favorite MM couples ever. Everyone is obsessed with Levi Abrams
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fucking fantastic, I don't even know why I'm still surprised that for books in and I still haven't been let down, quite the opposite.

It's not even the plot - which mind you is fucking fantastic; trilling, gripping and hot - but what amazes me the most is the author's ability to write such real characters. I'm mind blown by what Cordelia has been doing with (and to) Levi and Dominic, but mostly Levi. He's a hot mess in this book and I'm was so high strung all the time because I could
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*5 stars +++*

Just clicked on the "I'm finished' button and nothing would be more true.

Finished meaning my nerves are tatters, my blood pressure's hitting over 200 and my fingernails ... well, they are no more. As I'm gentle plying my white knuckled fingers off the chair, all I can say is ...

Cordelia Kingsbridge is one hell of a writer.
And it is hell she's putting Levi and Dominic through.

I can hardly even begin to list all the levels of angst she is throwing at us liberally here-
.) Dominic's ad
Even though Levi and Dominic has broken up, both men seem to keep falling into each other’s gravity. In One-Eyed Royals , the fourth book in Cordelia Kingsbridge’s HIGHLY ADDICTIVE “Seven of Spades” series, Dominic’s private investigation case and Levi’s murder case are connected, and they have to work together once again.

Well, this book enthralled and frustrated me at the same time.

Let me talk about what frustrated me first: Dominic’s unwillingness to admit that he doesn’t have his gambling a
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
A lot of 4 star reviews have already expressed how I've felt about this book.

I'll just add that I can't wait for the SOS to get knocked down, I'm as annoyed as Levi is at the end of this book. I still have the same person as my number one suspect as I had in book #1, and whenever they make an appearance in this book I just want to punch them in the teeth. Ugh.

My hopes for the last book :
-SOS getting arrested and not killed. I want them to rot in prison.
-Dom and Levi getting their HEA with an
Sep 04, 2018 rated it liked it
2,5 stars.

It looks like I'm in the very minority with my opinion about the forth sequel, but this book was a struggle for me.

It is obvious now that the concept of the series - to chase after a mysterious serial killer through all sequels - simply doesn't work for me, especially without getting even a bit closer to the Seven of Spades during the investigation in all already released sequels (What investigation?!) In meantime the Seven of Spades have developed themselves from a trivial vindictive
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Phew - that was intense! Is it December yet?

I shall attempt to conjure up a coherent review shortly!
Tamara (緑)
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If you haven't read "Cash Plays" yet ... Stop, Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200. Here be spoilers.

This latest addition to the "Seven of Spades" series deftly keeps a lot of balls in the air. There's relationship angst and agonizing heartache as Levi and Dominic are three months post break-up, plus a series of gruesome murders the Seven of Spades is not involved in, AND a series of equally gruesome murders committed by the Seven of Spades. "One-Eyed Royals" has it all in .... well, spades.

Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing

“So.” Levi turned to a sea of shocked faces….”Has anyone else had just about enough of this motherfucker?”

She’s done it again! What a read, what a truly outstanding read. Pure utter bloody brilliance. Thank you Cordelia Kingsbridge for once again delivering an addictive, enthralling, evocative, suspenseful, extraordinary, passionate and thought-provoking read. Your talent for telling this story is staggering, your ability to constantly keep us guessing is mind-boggling, your expertise in deliv
This author, this book, just Krav Maga’d all over my brain and it’s still reeling! The plot, subplot and relationship are chock-full of twists and mind-boggling turns. The Seven of Spades (SoS) strikes again, then another bizarre case draws in both Levi and Dominic. Levi is still battling with Dominic, trying to make him admit to his problem while Dominic wants Levi to realize he’s completely in control of it this time. They cause each other so much pain in this episode, it nearly broke my heart ...more
This book was one hell of a ride! You guys need to pre-order this and be ready to start reading the minute it hits your Kindles. And clear some time because once you start it you're not going to want to stop. This is going to be a short review because so much happens and it will be almost impossible to address anything without spoilers. I'm already seeing spoilers popping up in reviews so you should do yourself a favor and not read any.....except mine of course. :D (seriously though, major spoil ...more
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
One-Eyed Royals almost made me want to drown my feelings in alcohol, but it's all good—I'm sooo ready for that final showdown.
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kingsbridge packs yet another high-adrenaline one-two punch in the Seven of Spades series!

One-Eyed Royals is one of those book that I'll re-read over and over again. This series is, too. It has so much suspense and heat, and it's chalk full of clever twists and turns of phrase that you really have to read it all over again to pick up the little hints and nuances.

Dominic was in a tough spot in the last book, and that doesn't change here. This time, however, it's Levi's turn to have more heat turn
Wow...just wow!! The title of the story is very relevant, so I would respectfully suggest that no-one considers eating while they're devouring this brilliant instalment. What a fantastic series!!

I did guess who the kidnapping 'boss' was, so at least I've got something right with this series, but as for the identity of the SoS serial whackjob?? Not a bloody clue 😕 I'm afraid as everyone I thought might've been the culprit seems to have alibis at the critical moments, although I was suspicious of
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bgirls, mm, ebook

Review by The Blogger Girls.

Boy, do I love this series. It’s extremely well written, has a fabulous storyline brimming with mystery and suspense, with imperfect characters who are an amazing team, even when they aren’t together, which is the case here when this segment begins.

After the craziness of the last book where Dominic relapsed big time with this gambling, thankfully, Levi isn’t just standing by to continue being put through the ringer, at least not until Dom can admit to himself that he
Kim the Strange
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series has been the highlight of my year. Each book is better than the previous. I’ll probably be dealing with this book hangover for a couple days. Can’t wait for the last book in this series. Let’s see if my prediction for who the SoS killer is right!
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had high expectations for this book. Sky high. And holy shit but it surpassed them!!! It was so wonderfully twisted and brutal and intense! I loved it to bits! Levi Abrams has slowly but surely crawled his way into my heart and become one of my all time favourite characters. I can totally empathise with Dominic on this lol
Seriously, if you haven't read this series yet DO IT
A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Holy cow! This was amazing, awesome, intense and scary. Scary because I didn't know what was going to happen between Dominic and Levi, I didn't know what Levi was going to be forced to do as a result of the Seven of Spades, I didn't know how far Dom would fall or what would happen to him.

This is such a great series. The writing is flat out amazing - Cordelia Kingsbridge is a super talent that has very few peers. The anticipation
Joyfully Jay
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: michelle
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.75 stars

This book was awesome—can I just say that and have you read it or start book one of this amazing series? One-Eyed Royals is not intended to be read as a standalone and it follows Levi and Dominic in their quest to unmask the serial killer known as the Seven of Spades.

This book picks up with Levi and Dominic still broken up and Dominic fully drowning in his gambling addiction. They are miserable apart and will occasionally still find themselves together some eveni
At about 86% it FINALLY kicked in why it was called One-Eyed Royals. Way to be slow on the uptake! I must have been too mad at Dominic to notice.

Aside from being in love with all the characters, even though they pissed me off throughout most of this story, and besides loving this authors writing style. I have to say I feel like this book was just a bunch of angsty filler. I am not totally sure it was all necessary to the overall storyline, but that being said, I loved it anyways.

SoS is upping t
Al *the serial series skipper*
Uh huhn, it's on

Things are heating up with the SOS and I can't wait for he to be revealed although I have an inkling about who it might be , still I can't wait.

I wanted to punch Dominic in the face and from other reviews I can see I'm not the only one.

julia ☆ [owls reads]
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq-rep, mystery
#1 Kill Game: ★★★★1/2
#2 Trick Roller: ★★★★★
#3 Cash Plays: ★★★★★


4 stars!


If you back the wrong horse, you may lose everything.

One-Eyed Royals is another wonderful addition to the series, with an intense plot filled with many twists and quite a bit of action and gore. The stakes keep getting higher and higher, and the darkness that surrounds the story and characters reflects that narration progress. This novel still has the charm is embed in the Seven of Spades series, but with an added bit o
4.5 stars- Drama AND suspense

If you’re into romantic suspense at all, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Miss Kingsbridge’s Seven of Spades series…and for good reason. This series routinely puts me on the edge of my seat and scarcely lets me back off it for the course of the book. These books never fail to surprise me, and I often find myself obsessively reading to discover what Levi and Dominic will face next in their quest to solve a crime while trying to uncover the identity of the Seven
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As of June 13 2016: After much deliberation and soul-searching, I’ve decided to remove all of my original novels from the internet. There are multiple reasons for this decision, but one of the bigger ones is that if I ever do decide to publish revised versions of these books, I’d like to get them down now before I have a potential influx of new readers.
Boston verse remains on AO3.

Other books in the series

Seven of Spades (5 books)
  • Kill Game (Seven of Spades, #1)
  • Trick Roller (Seven of Spades, #2)
  • Cash Plays (Seven of Spades, #3)
  • A Chip and a Chair (Seven of Spades, #5)