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Ace of Hearts

(Vegas Underground #3)

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THE SWEET LITTLE SONGBIRD’S IN MY CAGE NOW.
She owes the Family money. Big money. And I’m the guy
they sent to put the squeeze on her. So now she’s playing at my casino.
Strutting around on my stage in her tight little shorts. Killing me softly.
I promised she’ll be treated with respect, so long as she does as she’s told.
But I didn’t count on her barging in my office and
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Kindle Edition, 165 pages
Published December 1st 2018 by Burning Desires
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Shahla's World
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I recommend that you purchase your copy of “ACE OF HEARTS” today. It is an EXCEPTIONAL novel about the power of love, a power more significant, and more compelling than the Mafia or personal fame. Get “ACE OF HEARTS” and let Tony and his songbird teach you how to love. Happy pages! 😉

FULL REVIEW: https://shahlas-world.blogspot.com/20...
Dee
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Five Star Heart With Heat!

If you’ve never read a Renee Rose novel, you are in for a five-star delight! “Ace of Hearts” is incredibly well written, demonstrating Ms. Rose’s unique talent for writing romantic erotica. Professionally written, fast paced and thoroughly engaging “Ace of Hearts” is filled with romance, intrigue as well as the serious subject of sexual assault. Featuring one hot mafioso hero, an adorably quirky, pop-star heroine “Ace of Hearts” is a story with heart and plenty of eroti
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Jessica
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ace of Hearts is the third book in the Vegas Underground series. Pepper is a pop star who has lost her muse, her voice, and is in deep with the Tacone Family thanks to her crappy manager. Tony is now her boss, and it just makes her mad that she’s attracted to him because he’s in charge of collecting her debt through performing at the Bellissimo. Thrust together, she loves the feelings he evokes within her body and heart, but she hates his job and what he represents. Can this bad boy enforcer kee ...more
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
Dirty, Addictive and Moving
Three words to describe this book.

When I started this, I thought it was going to be another dnf on my shelf but I just couldn’t put it down. I couldn’t stop reading. I was hooked.

Antonio Brando is the Enforcer for the Tacones family. He runs the Bellissimo Hotel and Casino where the punk rock star, Pepper Heart, is going to headline. She is in quite a jam and her chips have been cashed in. She has to pay of her debt to the Tacones by performing for eight weeks in Vega
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Jennifer Pierson
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm a bit newer to the talent that is Renee Rose, and let me tell you, it didn't take long it at all for her to make my addiction list, so I LOVED Ace of Hearts completely. It's the story of Pepper Heart, who is a punk rocker turned pop star, who through her manager and/or her family, is now owned by the Tacone family, as she has to perform at their place in Vegas to pay them back for the money borrowed from them. So she's at the mercy of Tony, a dangerous man, and yet, Pepper isn't scared in th ...more
Rhonda
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Each book in this series is better than the one before it. Pepper and Tony's story is hot and steamy. He doesn't want to do anything except get the money owed the family and Pepper is stunned when she learns the deal her manager made with the Tacone family. Ohh, I hated him and knew he was creepy and evil!! There is mystery, drama, intrigue and lots of smoking hot scenes between Pepper and Tony but will it last? What happens when she is attacked? Can Tony save the woman he has come to love or wi ...more
Janice Somers
Loved the story. Loved the characters. Loved Tony and Pepper. Full of suspense and loved the dirty, filthy loving.
Pepper is just ending her tour, which should have ended weeks ago. She hated lip-syncing her music and even more, she hated that she was cheating her fans. Her voice is gone and now she has to sing at a Vegas casino, for the next eight weeks. She needs to rest her throat.
Tony. Tony was the enforcer of the Tacone crime family and now the director of operations of the casino. Pepper He
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Rita
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, as always Miss Rose never disappoints! I think this one is one of my favorites of this series ....
Pepper is a star but used by the people she trusts and she has to perform a show at a Casino owned by a mob family, Tony shows how to be loved cherished is look like and shows that love can overcome anything! The book has action, some parts that made me laugh and action I loved and is so hot... Now I'm curious if Junior can be tamed ...looking forward to read
Madeleine East
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely love, love, loved this book. I enjoy mafia romance books and this one was am amazing read. I couldn't wait to flip the pages to read more about Tony and Pepper. I devoured every word and the characters, chemistry, drama, steamy words got me hooked.
LORRIE
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Action packed, sexy, scary, heartbreaking and romantic
Kathy Heare Watts
THE ENFORCER AND THE SONGBIRD

The story is the third in the Vegas Underground series but can easily read well as a stand-alone story, but even better with the first two. There will be a mention about people and incidences in King of Diamonds and Jack of Spades but is told in a way that the reader will not be lost. The story is about Pepper Heart, a singer, and Tony Brando who works for Nico Talcone at the Bellissimo.

Pepper was raised around music all her life and at sixteen is working concerts an
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B. Koe
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An EXEMPLARY Mafia romance. Full of SUSPENSE, kinky STEAM and a PERFECT love. The MUST-BUY!!
NO one writes Mafia romances like author Renee Rose! I’m not sure if it is her easily read, flowing prose, the complex and compelling plots, or the amazingly flawed but realistic characters she develops, but I do know that one or a combination of all those factors makes novels like “ACE OF HEARTS,” speak to my soul. I can’s say that I read Rose’s novels because I walk away from the experience of consuming
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Rhonda Hicks
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pepper Heart is at the Bellissimo Casino and Hotel twenty months after the release of an album and less than fourteen hours after the last performance of a grueling tour. Why? Because Hugh, her manager, sold her out and now her parent, Hugh, and her are in a world of trouble and she's the only one who can fix it. Her parents ran into a cash flow problem after some bad investments and Hugh had a sure-fire scheme. Unfortunately her and her parents blindly trusted him.
Antonio Brando is one of the d
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Rebecca Austin
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: trsor
Pepper Heart has just been booked to sing at a casino for the next 8 weeks to pay off a debt that she has unknowingly found herself in.

Tony Brando runs the casino that Pepper is to perform in and he funds himself very attracted to her but after watching her perform for the first time he realizes something is going on.

Can Pepper get herself out of debt when Tony discovers the secret she is hiding? When Tony discovers what Pepper's manager Hugh has been doing can he keep Pepper's career going?

Thi
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Donna Louise
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5.0 out of 5 starsSizzled Of The Pages
December 5, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
What I loved about this story was how Ms Rose shows us the internal battle
that both characters struggle with during their relationship.Do we ever lose
our demons or is it a constant battle.Good verses evil,right verses wrong.I
loved the dangerous storyline and the dark and dangerous antihero.Both
characters had damaged histories that they have locked away without dealing
with them which impacts their current life decisions.T
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Leslie OBrien
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you’ve been reading Renee Rose’s Vegas Underground Mafia Romance series, then you were as excited as I was to find out that “Ace of Hearts” was coming out. In it, we meet Tony Brando, Nico’s bestfriend and one of the directors of operations for the Bellissimo, and Pepper Heart, songbird and love interest.

Likes: I’m really enjoying this series as a whole and as such, the characters stick out the most for me. Tony and Pepper couldn’t be more different and yet they seemed to balance each other o
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Becky
Dec 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Mob enforcer with a heart of gold...at least for women

Third book in the Vegas Underground series and they still hold your interest. This book is Tony and Peppers story. You get recurring characters from the first two books, each are standalone but if like me you'll want to read in order. Decent story and amazing characters! Romance Vegas style, some violence and sadly rape. This book hits upon the dangers of putting your trust in the wrong person, being drugged and raped. All to often rape is co
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Jan
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pepper is tired. She has been on a tour and now is contracted to work at the Bellissimo. She is in the whole with them and needs to work it off. But her voice is shot and she has to resort to lip syncing. This is not her. Tony Brando is the security for Bellissimo and is charged with watching Pepper and what he sees he like a great deal. But this deal is not to his liking.

I have to say when there two first meet, you can feel the loneliness each has. They fit together like a puzzle, perfection. T
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Erin Remen
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An intensely sexy and seriously hot read in the Mafia series by Renee Rose. A young, lonely and utterly broken by the busy life of a singer is forced to work of an exorbitant amount of debt to the Mafia in their Las Vegas Casino. But the second she gets out of the car sick and exhausted, finds herself instantly drawn to the dark, brooding man that screams in charge. At first she refuses to let him get to her, to maintain that power she feels she has to show him. But provoking him definitely was ...more
Viper Spaulding
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The only thing bigger than Tony's imposing presence is his love for Pepper!

Pepper's skeezy manager has gotten her in deep debt to the Tacone Family, and the only way to pay them back is to work it off through a series of concerts at their Las Vegas casino. As the main enforcer for the family, Tony is assigned to make sure she performs as arranged, and keep her safe in the meantime. But Pepper isn't anything like Tony expected, and his attraction to her quickly becomes deliciously unprofessional.
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Rachel A.
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ok I LOVED this installment of Renee’s dark mafia stories. I don’t know why — I couldn’t relate to the alpha hero of the last book but this one hit me in my sweet spot... so to speak lol. He was fantastically hot, Alpha, dominant and his physicality was described perfectly. Also perhaps because he was described as reluctant to fulfill his mafia duties right off the bat that I was quickly able to see that despite his dominant, sometimes OTT ways, he had a tender heart. He didn’t run roughshod ove ...more
Jill
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is another great story addition to the Vegas Underground series. The story revolves around Pepper, who is a singer and because of her manager’s poor choices finds herself indebted to the Tacone family for almost a million dollars. To pay off this debt, she is required to perform until the loan is paid in full. In the process she meets Tony, who works for Nico Tacone and the attraction between them is almost immediate. As they become sexually involved there is also a deep emotional attractio ...more
Sue
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another “Ace Up The Sleeve” for Renee Rose
This was another excellently written addition to the Vegas Underground series, it had everything you could hope to find in one of this wonderful authors books. The characters were strong, well defined, bold and the detail made them simply leap off the page and come to life as you read.
Tony is used to being the backbone and strength of the underground and Peppers vulnerable behaviour leaves him feeling somewhat like a fish out of water, however she soon g
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Maureen
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful bok by Renee, I just have to say tjat im really loving this series, although they can be read as stand alones. I love how this story captures the readers in the fiest few pages, to me that tells me the Author has done a fab job.

Pepper has come to Vegas to pay off her debt thanks to her manager Hank,.he sold her out, But seeing and meeting Tony Brando
Her first reaction is to give him the glare after all he is a director at the Bellissimo which is owned by the Tacone family. She
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Gab
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We're back in Vegas with the Tacone family.
Pepper Heart, through no fault of her own, is deep debt to the Tacones. Being a well known singer she has to work off the debt on stage, in the casino.
And that's when the problems start.
Her dung beetle of a manager is trying to cheat the house and uses her to do so. That brings Tony Brando, the ex enforcer, into closer than intended contact with the "songbird".
The two couldn't be more different. She, a wisp of a girl, he, a towering hulk of a man. She,
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Linda
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ace of Hearts is book three of this sexy, exciting series set in Vegas. This is Tony and Pepper's story and I loved it. Tony might be an enforcer for the Tacone Family but he's all heart when it comes to music star Pepper, who is being forced to perform at his boss's casino to pay off a massive debt owed to the Tacone Family. For Pepper, Tony makes her feel safe and is the first person who has ever put her well-being ahead of his own but can she accept the dangerous part of him as well?

Tony is 1
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Badh
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really dig the Tacone Family and the Bellissimo. I mean, it seems like all the guys are hot, Domly, and into kinkery. Sounds like a party to me.

Pepper Heart, pop princess, is owned body and soul by the Tacone Family because her manager Hugh borrowed a lot of money from them to make an album that tanked. So now she has to perform at the Bellissimo until that debt is paid.

Tony didn't expect to like Pepper, but it turns out that she's not anything like he expected. She's warm, caring, and so lo
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Jackie Moore
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
LOVE this series! Each book you get a taste of the mafia lifestyle. Tony is super loyal to the mafia. They are, of course, the reason he could save his and his mother's lives. But Tony also has a code all his own. He won't hurt a woman.

Pepper is a pop star. But she is exhausted and has lost her voice and her muse. None of this matters to her manager/producer. And he got her and her parents in trouble along with himself when he borrowed money from the mob. So she knows she has no choice but to su
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Treasa
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ACE of my Heart!❤
Voluntarily review
Fantastic is what this read is! You know when you first start reading a story and you can tell right from the start that it's going to be good?, Well that the vibe you get and not is that feeling so true it's flipping amazing! An abundance of action packed suspense filled drama and sweet romantic sinfully arousing chemistry that you can feel the heat surging through the pages! A myriad of emotions that tug and pull and rip your heart in every direction at times
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Marlene Davis
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: write-a-review
Third in Renee Rose's Mafia series, with this series getting better all the time...in this segment, enforcer Tony is tasked with making sure that Singer/Songwriter Pepper meets the $900,000 debt her manager Hugh took out from the Tacone family to produce her album. Of course Hugh didn't mention that Pepper couldn't sing due to laryngitis, being sick for the last three weeks, before being booked into the Bellisimo Casino. They are attracted to each other and come to terms with the money owed and ...more
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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR RENEE ROSE is a naughty wordsmith who writes kinky BDSM novels. Named Eroticon USA's Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance, and Spanking Romance Reviews' Best Sci-fi, Paranormal, Historical, Erotic, Ageplay and favorite couple and author. She's hit #1 on Amazon in multiple categories in the U.S. and U.K., is often ...more

Other books in the series

Vegas Underground (3 books)
  • King of Diamonds (Vegas Underground, #1)
  • Jack of Spades (Vegas Underground, #2)