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Joker's Wild

(Vegas Underground #5)

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4.31  ·  Rating details ·  1,042 ratings  ·  191 reviews
HE KIDNAPPED ME. HELD ME PRISONER.
I knew Junior Tacone was dangerous.
I worked for him once taking care of his mother.
I thought when the job was over I’d be safe.
Out of his awareness. Out of his reach.
But his brother took a bullet and Junior chose me to be his nurse.
So I’m his prisoner, trapped in his beautiful house, subject to his rule.
And it seems he’s developed
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Kindle Edition, 193 pages
Published February 1st 2019 by Burning Desires
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Melanie (mells_view)
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mafia with hot steamy romance!

I haven’t read all the books in this series, but the ones I have read I’ve enjoyed. If you enjoy quick mafia romances, (I love them long and short, but these are pretty quick) then these will do the trick. You get the mafia vibes with a hot smutty romance. Can’t complain too much about that. Super excited to read the next book with the younger sister!
Dee
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Brava Ragazza”

If you have not yet read the “Vegas Underground Series” do yourself a huge favor and do it now, each novel is a standalone story within the same sphere. “Joker’s Wild”, the fifth entry within the series, is incredibly well written, demonstrating Ms. Rose’s unique talent for writing women’s erotica. “Joker’s Wild” immerses fans as well as new readers into a world where la famiglia, the code of omerta and dominance reigns supreme. The story-line is complex and includes i
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AvidReader
DNF.!
I didn’t like the story (at least first part) and characters. Couldn’t also enjoy the writing style. I think this author isn’t for me.
Marishka
Safety - (view spoiler)
Darlene I read to many boooks
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Janice Somers
This the story of 'Junior" Tacone and Desiree Lopez. I enjoyed reading and devoured it.
"Junior" is the head of the Chicago Tacone family. The family has changed the way back to lending money. But today he is meeting with the Russian mafiya. The meeting is to discuss territory. They will all be outside in the sidewalk cafe.
Junior, Gio, Paolo and their soldiers get out of the car. Junior asks Ivan where Vlad is and Ivan says he's coming. Ivan says let's go inside and Junior looks through th
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MrsJoseph *grouchy*
This one was a bit of a letdown, tbh. I was expecting...something a bit hotter and maybe with more spanking?

There are 2 brothers and a sister left in the Tacone family. I'm excited about the sister's story - tentatively excited. It sounds like it'll be a lot more explosive.
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I have been waiting on Junior's story ever since he was introduced. He is such a great character, always such a harda$$ that you just wanted no needed to know what made him tick. And Renee did an excellent job of it. But not only did she give Junior a wonderful back story but she gave him a strong female character to give him someone to give as good as he gave.

Desiree is perfect for him. She is younger by a few years, but she has her own crap to deal with. So when she is kidnapped to help Jun
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Mob boss, Junior Tacone and two of his brothers were set up by the Russian mafia where Gio was shot! Immediately Junior recalls his mother's former nurse, Desiree and he has his soldiers to bring her to his home-- yes, KIDNAP! When she's brought to the Mafia's boss's house she instantly remembers Junior along with the bloodied Gio and begins to take care of him. Although Junior has gotten her involved in this crime, they both are really attracted to one another. As they get closer, they discover ...more
Heather
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This is the fifth book in the Vegas Underground series but it can definitely be read as a stand alone. However, since I have read the rest of the series, I have to say I was surprised by Junior's character. In the earlier books, Junior came across as your typical mobster but in this story you can tell that isn't really Junior. Not to say that Junior doesn't have some mobster in him, but there is more to Junior than meets the eye, especially when it comes to Desiree.
Definitely one of my favorite
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Rhonda
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the 5th book of this series, we get Junior and Desiree's story. In the other books, Junior is a lot "harder" but in this one, you can tell he's changed. Maybe his brother getting shot and then making Desiree, who is a nurse, come stay with him to take care of his brother. I loved it because we get to see a more human side of Junior and find out why he was so closed off in the other books. Learning what happened in his life earlier was heartbreaking and I think that is why when he found out wh ...more
100sweet
Feb 06, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF @ 31%.

Maybe it's just me but if my young child was kidnapped, I wouldn't be devouring pints of ice cream and lusting after my boss. Plus, she sleeps with him so quickly after he threatened her mother, I was appalled.
KFForever
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is my first book by this author and I’m sure it won’t be the last. This is book number five in the series and features Junior’s story. This can be read as a standalone although I wish I read the other books first because I felt that I needed to know the dynamics of the Tacone family.

Desiree is an ER nurse, she is tough and good at her job. She is divorced and got full custody of her son but her ex-husband took their little boy and h
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Viper Spaulding
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intense mafia romance!

This author truly has a gift for taking guys we hate and giving them their own redemptive stories. Junior, as the de facto leader of his family's "business," was not a likable guy in this series' first book, but once we get to know him - and the reasons behind his actions - we see that he's not a bad guy at heart. It takes Desiree a while to see that, too, especially when she's kidnapped by his men so that she can treat his brother's gunshot wound and nurse him
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Becky
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Junior and Desiree story

I was hesitant to read Junior's story bc he was for pg ratings a jerk!!! But like everyone in life you don't know what someone is really like or what their home situation is so... Don't judge! But I judged Junior, I decided I didn't like him before truly knowing him and I was wrong!! Yes junior has seen and committed violence but he had no choice! From the moment he was born his fate was sealed as first born son to a don! And Desiree she was the perfect sassy, strong
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LaToya Toney
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Junior and Desiree

I was surprised by how much I liked Junior. He came off as a big stronzo in the other books. But in this book we were able to see the real Junior. Junior has the hots for his ma's home health nurse. Desiree was the fifth nurse Junior had to hire and she was able to get along with Ma. That definitely caught his attention. Desiree thought Junior was hot and he starred in her fantasies.
Junior's brother is shot and he sends his men to bring Desiree to help him. At first she isn'
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Sue
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this series! I have followed every book in this series and each one gets better. Yes the lead character is not a nice man, yes he is into illegal activities, yes I have actively disliked him in previous books, but oh yes he made me squirm in all the right ways! Renee Rose outdoes herself by making me root for the villain, the storyline is just that good. I hated reaching the end of the book and can’t wait for more of the Tacones! Five - left me breathless - stars.
Gladys
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Witty, intense and absolutely delicious! Junior and Desiree's book was so good! The attraction and chemistry between these two was so powerful and hot. Junior is 100% alpha male and Desiree is sassy and spunky. The plot was fun and held my interest from the first chapter and all the way through. An amazing, enjoyable read. This is my truthful, voluntary review.
Beth
Feb 20, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
RR rocks!!! great read from Renee Rose, i prefer another ones i have read to this one ...but this still is a hot steamy read. curious what number this is ... one book i thought had a similar cover on Goodreads ... was a #5 ... gotta do some research?? love her style. great cover!! well done!
Sassy Southern
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The chemistry between Junior and Desiree is very hot. This book was steamy and had a good plot.

I liked this book because it helped to people that weren't looking for love or a home in the heart find one.


I recommend this book and it can be read as a stand alone. - By Kristina
Lori
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read. I had received this as an ARC for an honest review. Spoiler ahead. The book is written very well but the H is married. He does stay with the h and divorces his wife in the end of the book. To me it takes away from the enjoyment of the book. Cheating is cheating to me. I am recommending it but it was my least favorite of all of her books.
Carol Hepstall
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing

OMG !!! What an awesome story. I loved it. I couldn’t stop reading it. Twist and turns that kept me captivated from the beginning. I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a great read
Michelle
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars
Maria11
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Best of the series

This as the best of the series! I really enjoyed it. I don’t have to say there is too much spanking for once! I loved a Junior and I am glad we got insight on him because the other books made him sound like such an ass. Desiree was very take no crap. Good read. Reading the next for sure!
Erin Remen
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another intense and erotic read in The Mafia world of Renee Rose. This one follows the interim head of the family Junior Tacone and the nurse who steals his heart, bringing out a side of himself he never knew. Desperate to save his brother he forces her to care for him ensuring he survives. Though falling for her was not really part of the plan. The intense, erotic and passionate way they are drawn to each other is beyond anything they could imagine and feelings are hard to stop from developing. ...more
Kelly
Junior is an Alpha male with a big weight on his shoulders. Being the eldest in the family he has to uphold the family business. Desiree is drawn in to the family because her services are needed. But she didn't expect to fall in love with Junior.
This story flowed so good that it keeps the reader enraptured and eager to keep reading.
I love Renee Rose's books because they have the sexiest scenes and great characters.
Judy Lewis
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M SAYING THIS, BUT JOKER'S WILD IS MY NEW VEGAS UNDERGROUND FAVORITE!!!

Title: Joker's Wild
Series: Vegas Underground
Author: Renee Rose
Designation: Book 5 of Series, Full-Length, Can Be Read As Standalone, No Cliffhanger
#contemporaryromance #familysaga #badboyalphas #mafia
My Rating: Five Smokin' Hot Stars*****

Oh my, oh my, oh my! I cannot believe I'm saying this - but I LOVED Joker's Wild. Don't get me wrong; I've been a Rene
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Kathy Heare Watts
I DIDN’T KNOW YOU DID NICE

While the story will read well as a stand-alone, it also is part of the Vegas Underground family. Junior Tacone is head of the family due to birth order. He is running the family business with his father, the Don, in federal prison. Unlike two of his youngest brothers, Nico and Stefano who left for Vegas, he is in charge in Chicago.

What was to be a meeting goes south with the Russians in a bloodbath of violence, and Gio Tacone is shot too. Unable to waltz i
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Kathy Heare Watts
I DIDN’T KNOW YOU DID NICE

While the story will read well as a stand-alone, it also is part of the Vegas Underground family. Junior Tacone is head of the family due to birth order. He is running the family business with his father, the Don, in federal prison. Unlike two of his youngest brothers, Nico and Stefano who left for Vegas, he is in charge in Chicago.

What was to be a meeting goes south with the Russians in a bloodbath of violence, and Gio Tacone is shot too. Unable to waltz i
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Peggy
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Don’t waste your time or money - it’s the same story told 5 times
I’ve read each book in this series back to back so after reading pretty much the same story, I am fed up. I hoped but was only disappointed. I’ve paid for and read each one. This is book 5 and the author has simply given us the same characters with the same kink over and over again and nothing more! All the H’s are into rear entry and severe spankings - quite severely and apparently any woman having barely met them will point
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