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Sweet Retaliation

(Mob Tracker #1)

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4.26  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  60 reviews
A virgin librarian with hot-chick potential, the conflicts in her story won’t let you put the book down. Be prepared for an all-nighter…
She watches the mob kill her twin and is too frozen with fear to stop them. How can she live with that cowardice eating away at her self-respect? Revenge claws at her sheltered existence until she can’t breathe. Though she’s naïve, she is
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Kindle Edition, 383 pages
Published April 25th 2017 by Sarna Publishing
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Coco.V
Feb 23, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Mary
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book for free and voluntarily reviewed!

This book was written in such a way that once I started reading it, I struggled to put it down. It was a bonus that I was reading it on Kindle as then I could lay in bed and read until the early hours, I even took it to work to read during lunch time while eating. Does that give you an idea of my enjoyment level? It was like the drug that is actually good for you .... well I don't think my good friend 'sleep' felt the same way.

Even though Ca
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Tracy Wilkin
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Retaliation is book one in the Mob Tracker series by Mimi Barbour. This book has a unique edge to itthat just sucks you right in. I was not able to put it down without a fight. Hugely addictive and very easy to read.

Sweet Retaliation is an adrenalin fueled story full of action and chaos. After witnessing her brother's murder, our herione vows to bring the murderers to justice. She is innocent, but has this incredible inner strength that she uses to relentlessly hunt down those who took he
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Laura Wollam
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Sweet Retaliation” is the first in Mimi Barbour’s Mob Tracker series. It was a great read with a lot of action and some great love scenes. As Cassi sets out on a hunt to find her brother’s killer and get revenge for his murder, she meets Trace, the detective working her brother’s murder case. As the two work towards solving the murder of Cassi’s brother, they find that their personal feelings for each other grow stronger every day. While falling in love, can Cassi and Trace solve her brother’s ...more
R Huiszoon
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mimi Barbour, ‘Sweet Retaliation’. Mob tracker series, book 1.

As a Hidden Gems ARC reader I received this book for free. And promised an honest review. Here it is. English isn’t my first language. Sorry for errors.

Rating: 4 stars (of 5).

In general: From shy librarian to boxing champ and lover of a police officer.

Main characters:
- Cassidy (Cassi) Santino.
She lives in Las Vegas and is in a bad situation: her mom died when she was young. Her father, a talented boxer, became an alcoholic, lost his
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Chantelle Smith
Sweet Retaliation is book 1 in the Mob Tracker Series from Mimi Barber. This is the second book I have read from this author, and both of these books I have connected with and been totally captivated with from start to finish. After another brilliant introduction to this author I will defiantly be exploring more of her reads and what other series she brings.

This book was amazing. It had everything you needed to make this an amazing read that I was unable to put down and had me hooked from the f
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Bobbi Wagner
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Retaliation (Mob Tracker Series Book 1) by Mimi Barbour is a story that is full of action, suspense and of course you just can't miss the gorgeous hero. I have read other short stories by this author but nothing like this book from her. I love seeing a different side to this author. She has created a story that is fast reading, page turning and will keep you engaged until the end. You will love her attention to detail and her writing style is awesome. Her creation of characters are connect ...more
Laura Furuta
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Retaliation (Mob Tracker Series Book 1)
By: Mimi Barbour
5 out of 5 stars

The story Sweet Retaliation (Mob Tracker Series Book 1) by Mimi Barbour is a book that has plenty of thrills and mystery. It also has romance. I loved reading this story. It had me hooked from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished. Just how far would you go to avenge the death of someone that you love? That is the question that the main character in this story faces after her brother i
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Katie
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star
Sweet Retaliation (Mob Tracker series book 1)
By Mimi Barbour
5 stars!

Absolutely brilliant read! From the very first page I was hooked in to this story. The action begins straight away for Cass and doesn’t really stop throughout. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I was really impressed with her writing style. She created characters that I connected with straight away and a plot that flowed seamlessly. This book really was a joy to read! I love mob/crime/mystery stories so
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Misty Ziegler
***3 stars***
Sweet Retaliation (Mob Tracker Series Book #1) by Mimi Barbour

Sweet Retaliation by Mimi Barbour starts off with a bang, with Cassi witnessing her brother being killed and Trace, a cop at the scene, being shot trying to keep her from getting caught in the gunfire. Due to the death of her brother, Cassi goes from being in shock to being hell-bent on getting revenge. Trace is a tough detective, that loves his ailing mom, and seemed to be the only one who could calm Cassi from the very
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Cindy
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Retaliation
Mob Trachea Series Book 1
By Mimi Barbour
☆☆☆☆☆
Novel about gangs, their family, the officers,and a little bit of romance. Full length novel. Not for those under 18 due to violence and adult content.

Cassi works at the library. She is taking boxing lessons from her brother. A quiet young lady who followed her twin brother to see what he is up too. Hiding back as she hears noises. And watch as her brother is beaten and then shot to death. Her revenge starts now!

Trace McGuire is a de
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Britani Overman
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Retaliation by Mimi Barbour is a well crafted story of revenge. Cassidy Santino is looking for retaliation against her brothers murderers. However, the closer she gets to the name of the murderer, the more she finds out about her brother -- things she never knew. While Cassi changes her appearance, her true self can never be erased, no matter how much she fakes it. Detective Trace Maguire is trying to close the case himself, but Cassidy has her own plans. Trying to help the police and get ...more
Amanda Taylor
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Retaliation
Mimi Barbour
5 out of 5 stars
Sweet Retaliation by Mimi Barbour is the first book in the series Mob Tracker which is full of suspense and mystery.
Cassidy has witnessed something horrific that no one should have to see; her brothers murder. Cassidy is such a sweet character who I fell in love with not just because of what she has endured but the personality that Mimi gave her is amazing. Cassidy has determined that she wants to find the person who killed her brother and ensure tha
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Stacey
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cassidy witnesses her brothers murder and vows to get justice! She manages to find the inner strength to hurt down the ones who took her brother away from her way to soon. She goes on a incredibly dangerous hunt to track down the gang members and get her revenge. When she meets Detective Trace for the first time at a crime scene she automatically feels a connection, when he saves her it makes him more irresistible to her and the feelings grow. Trace would do absolutely anything for his dying mot ...more
Arien/Sloan
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Retaliation is the first book in the Mob Tracker Series by this author and it starts out with action that grabs you right from the beginning. Cassi is worried about her twin brother and what trouble he might be getting into so she follows him one night. A night that will change her life forever.
Trace the Detective working that night trying to bring a stop to the gangs in the area ends up saving Cassi's life, in doing so now his life is forever changed too. He can't stop but try to protect
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Rachel
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm always a sucker for cop novels and find mob stories particularly fun and interesting so this one was right up my alley! The writing style wasn't my favorite but still very enjoyable. I flew through this one on a road trip while my husband drove! Always the best.

Cassi is a sweet little librarian turned mob hunter. She's sassy and strong as she is naive. As she witnesses her brother's murder during a failed initiation she goes from shock and terror to fearless revenge. Nothing will get in her
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Birna Björnsdóttir
I just finished Sweet Retaliation by Mimi Barbour (Book 1 in The Mob Tracker Series).

Sweet retaliation is a book that you do not want to miss!

Cassidy witnesses something that no one should ever have to witness.
Her brother’s murder.

I loved Cassidy from the very beginning. She has it all - sweetness, kindness, sass and and class.
Her character is written beautifully, she has such depth in her character.
We see her whole range of emotions and how she deals with them and we also see her transform fro
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Dawn Daughenbaugh
Sweet Retaliation  (Mob Tracker Series Book 1) by Mimi Barbour
5 star

Sweet Retaliation ( Mob Tracker Series Book 1 ) by Mimi Barbour  Is the first book in this series.. I've read other books by Mimi  and I must say this one is of my favorites. I was hooked from the beginning till the end. .This story is about getting .Retaliation,  Cassie is out  (wrong time right plac))She witnessed something tragic and now she's in a way pissed and she's out for Retaliation on these who harmed her brother. Trac
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Margaret Watkins
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Suspenseful, fast-paced, a feisty heroine and a hero that unwittingly finds himself smitten by a murdered gangster's sister. Trace's protective instincts are aroused when Cassidy puts herself in the line of fire and he takes a bullet for her. However, the clinging beauty that refuses let go of him at the crime scene, soon shows that she is not a frightened little girl, but rather a fighter in her own right. The story is well written with an intricate plot that keeps the reader's interest through ...more
Ashleigh
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This book was one that I just couldn’t put down! I had the hardest time putting my kindle away when it came time to work and sleep because this book had just sucked me in. Sweet Retaliation is the first book in the Mob Tracker series by Mimi Barbour, and I can not wait to see where this series goes. The heroine goes through some of the worst trauma possible, watching a person you love die in front of you. This spurns her into revenge mode and while she is an innocent she has a fire inside her th ...more
Kelly
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I confess that I purchased this book a while back and am just now getting around to reading it. The blurb captured my attention but the length of the book made me wait until I had time to read it through. I'm glad I waited since I sure didn't want to put it down once I started. Cassidy is a "good" girl who finds that when tested she has a backbone of steel and the determination to see things through. The death of her brother really brings her out. Trace is the detective on her brother's case and ...more
Helena Korin
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Sweet Retaliation

Cassidy Santino transforms herself from the timid virgin she used to be, living under the protective wing of her twin brother, to a feisty, hot underworld chick set on a path of revenge. Trace McGuire, a detective, who was there when her brother was killed, feels very protective of her and watches
her metamorphosis in growing horror. She doesn’t know what she’s getting herself into! But when he tries to step in, she turns on him. She’s going to find her brother’s murderers with o
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Lyndsey Fairley
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Retaliation (Mob Tracker Series book 1) by Mimi Barbour
5 Stars

Holy cow! This book packed a punch and just kept them coming. Sweet Retaliation by Mimi Barbour is the first book of the Mob Tracker Series. Told in dual POV we see most events in this book as they're happening by who they're happening to.

Cassie Santino follows her brother one night when she knew in gut something wasnt right when he left. Little did she know she'd witness his murder. From here she hatches a plan to shed her goo
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Katie Kearney
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Retaliation by Mimi Barbou is book one in the Mob Tracker series. This series is meant to be read in order. There's a lot to love about this book from the way you get each main characters view to the way the story and characters are complex and interesting. Cassidy has always had someone watching out for her but now that she's alone she quickly learns she needs to come out of the shelter her brother made for her. Her character grows a lot in the first book and she has this kick butt attitu ...more
Kim Shofner
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This isn't the first book I've read by Mimi Barbour. I gotta say she doesn't disappoint until you get to the end and she just leaves you on a cliff hanger. Come on lady! You can't yank retaliation away like that. Cassi was so close. I guess that's why its a series and I'll definitely be reading the next books. Cassi is a bad@ss chick! She's going the extra mile to find out who killed her twin brother. I don't blame her. As a twin myself I'd move heaven and earth to find out who hurt my sister. T ...more
Sunday
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Retaliation by Mimi Barbour
Five Stars

Sweet Retaliation is the first book in the Mob Tracker Series by Mimi Barbour. This action packed book is filled with mystery, suspense and romance. I love the way Ms. Barbour made the characters come to life. This story flowed from beginning to end, and the twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat. I love Cass, her witty banter had me laughing throughout the book. The way she grew from a quiet unassuming librarian to a tough mob chick determined
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Samantha Rae
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Retaliation (Mob Tracker Series, Book #1)
Mimi Barbour
5 Stars

Sweet Retaliation by Mimi Barbour is 5 star read. Cassidy changes throughout the story from mild manner librarian to sexy vixen. But she has her reasons, and it also changes her throughout the story.
Cassidy’s twin brother is murdered right in front of her and this crime sets in motion a big change. She is going after the killers and doing that she must hunt down gang members. Taking on this task she encounters Detective Trace MacG
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LZW
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Retaliation (Mob Tracker series Book 1) by Mimi Barbour is an adrenaline filled angsty read that I gave 4 stars. This book is written in third person POV, and I really felt had it been written in first person-it REALLY would’ve made the book outstanding! The story starts off in the middle of chaos, and never lets up. All the drama, the suspense, the chemistry-this really packs a punch! Cassidy really channels her inner Buffy/Xena/Veronica Mars in this story, and she needs to find her warri ...more
Jenni Bishop
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Sweet Retaliation is book one int the Mob Tracker series by Mimi Barbou and is full of mystery and suspense. This is the first book I have read by Mimi and I enjoy the way she writes and I found her characters both interesting but complex. The story has many twist and turns and keeps you thinking and intrigued.

When a young woman watches the one she loves the most in a harrowing situation that goes bad she decides there and then that she will do everything in you power to right the wrong. To find
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Brooke
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read Sweet Retaliation by Mimi Barbour and I give it a 5/5.

I really enjoyed this book I could not stop reading it from the first page to the last. I loved reading about Cassi’s transformation from a virginal naive woman to the strong independent woman she becomes. Trace is the perfect book boyfriend; he is strong, sexy, protective, sweet, and a cop. Mimi Barbour writes with the perfect balance. The plot of the story contains some sensitive material and she doesn’t take away from that with the
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