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Absolute Power

(Absolute Power Duet #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  153 ratings  ·  101 reviews
The devil in my nightmares is the man of my dreams.

For the past three years, I’ve been running from a man I’ve never met. A man who carries a grudge. A man who specializes in revenge. I thought I had it all—a career and a new home in a sleepy small town. My world comes crashing down when a sexy gang member from the city arrives at my job, wrapped in tattoos and sinful smil
Published June 30th 2020
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I’m not sure if I liked the Hero, but I liked the story!

The book itself was good, I just don’t know if I liked the Hero or not. The Hero, Cash Delacorte isn’t your average rich, successful businessman. He also is not really a mobster. He is a former gang member that has left gang life and moved up, so to speak. He is rich and owns a nightclub and a Jewelry store, among other businesses but he seems to make most of his money in jewelry heists and bribery schemes.

The heroine, Jagger Jones is the m
Jul 10, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc, one-star, 2020-read
It’s a no from me

Jagger is the most frustrating and pathetic female lead I have read so far in 2020. This woman has no self respect. Literally ZERO.

Now the plot of this book was actually good it’s just Jagger who RUINED everything with her annoying ass. If she had even a little back bone and stood up against Cash, I would have given this book five stars. The only good thing she did in this book was the moment she paid back cash 200K and that scene was also later ruined by her dumb ass by not s
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
The devil in my nightmares is the man of my dreams.

Oh Mr. Delacorte, I've been REALLY waiting for you.

If you've read Nicky and Calliope's story in The Ruthless Knight, the name Cash will sound very familiar to you. Because he's the bad boy boyfriend that Calliope stole from and skipped town. If you haven't read it, no worries, because you will easily pick things up here.

Jagger is Callie's younger sister. Just like her sister, Jagger is a talented thief, but she's also one th
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars!
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you Wildfire for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Absolute Power
Absolute Power Duet #1
By: Jeana E. Mann

I have loved every Jeana E. Mann book I've read, and Absolute Power did not disappoint. The story of Jagger and Cash is
dynamite! Jagger is, unfortunately, caught in a bad situation. Cash has no intention of letting her out of said situation. He wants money that Jagger doesn't have, but what can she do? I didn't love Ca
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Absolute Power is the first book of the Absolute Power Duet by Jeana E. Mann.
Told in dual perspectives , this book revolves around a dark twisted romance that takes birth from an act of thievery.

This was my first book by this author and I am moderately impressed. There were many things that I absolutely loved about this book , but there were also a few negatives that had me deducting stars from my review.

In this book we get to meet Cash and
Jun 30, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
this was my first novel by this author and even though this is a standalone duet, I feel like it should be read after reading “the ruthless knight.” I thought the writing was great however I did not feel any connection between the main characters and it really deterred me from wanting to finish this book. after about 63% skimmed the rest of the way so I think this is definitely better suited for people who have read TRK. I wasn’t lost but there was no connection and I don’t plan on read
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it

I'm a fan of Jeana Mann. The Royal Arrangement was my first ARC and read from her. The Pretty Broken series was addicting as well.

I'm writing this review for the whole duet as one book is pretty short to write about.

The blurb was intriguing that's why I signed up for this one.

This duet is an amalgam of mafia romance, enemies to lovers, boss-employee and in love with your sister's ex-boyfriend.

It was a slow-burn for me even though their relationship developed fast. It wasn't as gripping as I
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jagger finds herself in some serious hot water when she steals from Cash, her sisters ex, and now he not only wants her debt but her sisters as well and he’s not playing around. Cash and Jagger have a instant attraction but even though he wants her he also wants what is owed to him so there push pull was a bit confusing at times. Im looking forward to the second part of this duet to see how this continues to unfold between these two
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Jagger's life is finally going well. Then Cash storms into her life and upends it. She now owes the man for her sister's theft (and her own). What lengths will Jagger go to to get the money to pay him back? Will she be able to guard her heart against him and his utter ruthless sensuality?

I gotta say that I was impressed with this story and with Jagger. I like her a lot - she's strong and smart and kind-hearted. Cash, on the other hand, I don't like at all. He may
Lita Thomas
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Absolute Power (Absolute Power Duet#1) by Jeana E. Mann is a spin off of the Royal Secrets Trilogy. It is not necessary to read the books but I would recommend it just because I really enjoyed the stories. Jagger is living a quiet life in a small town when a blast from her past walks into her jewelry store. Cash Davenport is not a nice person. He was Jagger's sister ex boyfriend and the person she stole 200 thousand dollars from. Now Cash has shown up and he wants his money. Jagger has not seen ...more
Avidez Literaria
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Are you jealous, Jagger?”....
“Finally we’re getting somewhere.”...

Jagger thought she would start a new life in a new city. Looking for a peaceful place, this jewelry artisan used her sister's generous gift to start over. But the visit of a mysterious and dangerous man at her jewelry store will prove that the past always returns to settle the score.
Cash does not have a good reputation. The former gang member is now a rich and powerful businessman. But illegality is still part of his li
Jagger Jones come from a family with a crime history, and her sister stole 200k from Cash Delacorte and then ran off with her new boyfriend. Now Jagger is a part gallery owner and a jewelry designer with a knack for counter fits and she is on Cash Delacorte’s radar. Cash is a powerful, crime boss seeking vengeance for money lost but he can’t get Jagger Jones out of his head.

This story screams survival on Jagger’s side. She’s doing what she has to do to keep her business going, but on Cash’s side
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap this book was hot and intense!!! Jagger is the manager of a jewelry store that isn’t doing too hot financially. Cash comes in one night to confront her about a piece of jewelry she replicated with fake stone and then stole the original and replaced it with the identical fake at one of Cash’s stores, sparks fly from the get go. Not only does he want his money back but he also wants the $200,000 her sister stole from him... plus interest! Things get hot and heavy between them although sh ...more
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I devoured this in one sitting! It was quick-paced and entertaining. These characters don't need any introductions because they kind of made appearance in The Ruthless Knight. Jagger is Callie's younger sister, who got caught up with settling Callie's debt towards Cash. Cash is a brooding and mysterious criminal who needed someone to pay for what Callie had stole form him. Lucky for him, he came across Jagger who also stole from him. As a way to pay his debts, he needed Jagger to be on his beck ...more
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-tbr
This has so much potential!
The overall story - 💓 loved it!!
Thief swindles the wrong bad guy
Bad guy and thief have a mutual acquaintance
Bad guy decides Thief is a valuable asset
Bad guy pressures (nice way of putting it) thief into compliance
Add some questionable antagonists and...
💥 Bam!
Five-star story

Why did I fall short of five stars for me?
Connection - I am hoping this changes in book two. Things between our MC's clicked a bit too quick for me to feel like the draw between them was more than se
Amanda Anderson (Beauty.and.the.bookies)
I loved this book. This was my first book by this author and I read it in one go, on the edge of my seat the whole time.
Without going into too much detail I will just say I loved the dynamic between Jagger and Cash. Cash was such a jerk. I didnt know if I loved him or hated him honestly. Jagger was a little minx and although the book wasnt super long, alot seemed to happen! I can't wait for book 2! That ending had my jaw dropping. Cash better have some explaining to do.
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the Absolute Power Duet, and the story of Cash, and Jagger. When Jagger sister steals from Cash, and goes on the run, Jagger is left to deal with the consequences, but when Jagger tracks her down, the sparks fly. This was a great read, the characters have great chemistry, and their story kept me engaged. This was steamy, emotional, intense, mysterious, suspenseful, and dramatic.
Jul 20, 2020 rated it liked it
This was sort of a fast read.

The H Cash was mainly concerned about getting his money from the h Jagger.

I feel like some parts of the book was rushed/ some details were left out.

The overall plot was good and i loved that. Even when they started kinda dating cash still wanted her to pay.

The H is a total douche and the h needs to get some backbone in her!

3 stars
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Steamy And Suspenseful! Cash And Jagger’s Duet Begins As Cash Enters Jagger’s Life Looking For Revenge!

This is the first book in the Absolute Power duet which is Cash and Jagger’s story. It is a spin-off of the stand-alone novel The Ruthless Knight. It is not necessary to have read that book first.

From The Ruthless Knight:

Calliope Jones, twenty-eight, escaped a horrible childhood only to discover the man that saved her was no hero. Abandoned by her father and left to be raised by a mother consta
Christina  Thomas
Jul 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed jagger and cash story. It is interesting how different but similar they are. Both have done wrong and bad things but in ways they both want redemption from what hey have done. I look very much forward to the next book, I really enjoyed their dynamic
Maggie Robinson
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’ve been looking forward to reading this book for awhile. I wasn’t disappointed!

The story is quick paced, twisty, and STEAMY.

Our story centers around Jagger Jones, a talented jewelry maker (and forgery artist) who is trying to leave her family’s criminal past behind her.

That is, until her older sister’s literal partner in crime shows up in Jagger’s store demanding answers over a ring she’d made, and swapped out, from one of his stores. Cash Delacorte is not a man to be trifled with, stolen fr
Luisa Rivas
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Warning: ends with a cliffie! And it feels like you’ve been running down a hill and are left standing in the very edge of a precipice! Hot and dark: this book is fast, short, twisted and full of lust.

This story is an offshoot of The Ruthless Knight, Nicky’s story, which I loved. Calliope was running cons with Cash Delacorte, and her younger sister Jagger joined in their last coup, which didn’t end well. Both sisters escaped, then Calliope gave Jagger the money they stole and sent her to the US
~lil maso~
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This author is new to me but I am definitely going to be reading more from her in the future as I really enjoyed this first half of the duet.

Jagger Jones is a complicated character, while she desperately wants to lead a simple life after having had an extremely traumatic past, she still finds herself making silly decisions that end up with her meeting Cash Delacorte, a criminal who basically takes over her life. I like Jagger and want the best for her but also wanted to shake some sense into her
PP's Bookshelf
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolute Power was a feast of dark, dirty and dangerous emotions. Jeana E. Mann got me addicted to this enticing world of crime and passion. This was a thrilling adventure of sin of all kinds.

Jagger has made enemy out of a very formidable man. Cash Delacorte was a gang member before getting out and making a fortune from various businesses. And Jagger has stole from him and Cash is determined to get his due. She finds herself in one bad situation after another. But she has no way to escape. And s
Robyn Corcoran
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it

This author is new to me but I am definitely going to be reading more from her in the future as I really enjoyed this first half of the duet.

Jagger Jones is a complicated character, while she desperately wants to lead a simple life after having had an extremely traumatic past, she still finds herself making silly decisions that end up with her meeting Cash Delacorte, a criminal who basically takes over her life. I like Jagger and want the best for her but also wanted to shake some sen
Nothing Like A Great Book
DNF 65%
Disappointing; was really looking forward to this book too. It's not very good: unbelievable and dull. Very contrived and all the 'coincidences'? Gimme a break. In a word: BORING. Nothing new or exciting here, and it's a novella of 126 pages. Had I known, I'd not have bought it.

The main characters? 😂 What/who is that character masquerading as an Alpha male? I've no clue who he is; how to describe him? He's nothing; not one thing or the other. Can't even remember his name. He refers to the
Kat Ryker
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is not my first Jeana Mann book, but I did not read the previous book about Jagger's sister, so lost a teensy bit because of that. BUT, not for long, since this book fills in all the blanks that need to be filled in.

Before I start talking about this book, let me say that over the last couple of years, I've read most of Jeana Mann's books including the Felony Series and the Pretty Broken series. I'm impressed with her ability to create characters that the reader will remember. Especially the
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first installment in the Absolute Duet, an amazing dark romantic suspense, sets in Baxter Corner, a small town. Cash is powerful, controlling, ruthless, dominant, angry, and dangerous. He is seeking for revenge. His entire demeanor exudes danger, power, and sins. Jagger, Calliope's sister from the Ruthless Knight, is sweet, independent, and a strong warrior and survivor. I love her name. They share an instant attraction, and an explosive chemistry. The storyline is fast-paced, and ca ...more
Red Hot Romance Blog
Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-reads
* I received an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review *

Jeana E. Mann has this way of knowing exactly what I want to read. Absolute Power is another great book to add to her collection. After reading book one I can only imagine that after reading book two this duet will be added to my favorites list.

I am not sure whether as the reader I was supposed to like Cash, but I just cannot hate him no matter the horrible things he does. I was very disappointed that the first night Jagger wa
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