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Wicked Liar

(Dark Syndicate #3)

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Published December 31st 2020
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Star Rating : 5/5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : No

Hero : Dominic D'Agostino. He is Possessive and a past drug addict who has now fully recovered. I loved the way he chased Candace and didn't let anyone get in between them!

Heroine : Candace. She is the sweet girl who worked in Dominic's house. She is Innocent yet sassy when needed. I loved her spunk and determination.

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 5/10

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Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
At the end of Dark Captor, we were left with a WHAT THE HECK moment and I knew I needed to know what happens to Dominic! Wicked Liar is the third book in the Dark Syndicate Series and let me tell you that this series is one of my favorites!

Dominic has loved Candance for a long time but has never felt worthy of having her love due to his darkness. He tries treating her like a sister but that does not work because the feelings he has for her are fierce and not sisterly. He tries to stay away from
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, 2020
*Spoiler alert for those who have not read the previous books. I will easily recommend that you do.

Wicked Liar is the third book of the Dark Syndicate series and picks up two years after Dark Captor ends.

Dominic is the youngest of the D’Agostino brothers. After accidentally hurting Candace Dominic took off while she was recovering in the hospital. Two years later, he is back in LA and brings with him information and bad news. Candace is fully recovered, physically, and working to put her life ba
Coastie  Mom
Dec 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG – just when you think this series can’t get any better, it does. And to find out there is another book coming in this series makes me so happy! I went through so many emotions while I was reading this story. There has been so much tragedy, betrayal, suspense, mystery, romance, passion that I am not even sure where to start on my review!

Dominic and Candace’s story is probably my favorite so far. To know that they both loved each other from the beginning and that there were obstacles in the wa
Sandy S
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars--WICKED LIAR is the third instalment in Faith Summers’ contemporary adult DARK SYNDICATE erotic, Mafia romance series focusing on the D’Agostino brothers-Massimo, Tristan and Dominic. This is thirty year old, Dominic D’Agostino and twenty-eight year old, PA Candace Ricci’s story line. WICKED LIAR can be read as a stand alone but for back story and cohesion I recommend reading the series in order.

WARNING: Due to the graphic violence and nature of the story line premise, there may be tr
Sandy S
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars-WICKED LIAR is the third instalment in Faith Summers’ contemporary adult DARK SYNDICATE erotic, Mafia romance series focusing on the D’Agostino brothers-Massimo, Tristan and Dominic. This is thirty year old, Dominic D’Agostino and twenty-eight year old, PA Candace Ricci’s story line. WICKED LIAR can be read as a stand alone but for back story and cohesion I recommend reading the series in order.

WARNING: Due to the graphic violence and nature of the story line premise, there may be tri
Wendy Livingstone
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in this wonderful series and is Dominic and Candace’s journey. Dominic is back after 2-years when he left after accidentally hurting Candance leaving her in hospital, and he now has his head on straight and recovered from his addiction. Candace has been trying to move on with her life and forget about Dominic, which is proving impossible. This is a well written dark enemies / lovers’ story, which is filled with emotions, tragedy, betrayal, mystery, passion, suspense, danger, ...more
Evie_Book_Revs (Gen Gen)
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4.5

“Wicked Liar” is the third book in the Dark Syndicate series. It is a stand-alone Dark Mafia Friends to Enemies to Lovers Romance, complete with a HEA.

Wicked Liar gives Dominic D’Agostino a chance to redeem himself, while Candace Ricci needs to decide to move on, or embrace forgiveness, which is the impassioned premise.

This fast-burn, sizzling romance takes flight and never ceases to dim between The two forlorn lovers. Reignited on unbridled passion and angst, Candace is the angel t
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
This is dark and the danger and suspense had me on edge but it was exciting and I loved the characters. The story flowed well and had me hooked from the beginning. There are secrets and lies and sometimes I was unable to blink.
Jan 01, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wicked liar follows Ruthless Prince and Dark Captor. Although I felt the other 2 books could be read as standalones, even with the continuation of the suspense element, I would strongly recommend reading the first 2 books before Wicked Liar.

In this book, Dominic and Candace have to come to terms with their shared history but also the truths each have kept from the other.

Although a romance, I felt this book had a split focus with many of the suspense elements of the series coming to fruition. I w
Martha Ruff
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great book!!!
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dominic D’Agostino had to go away to get himself back together and find his path again. I took two years and he still isn’t sure if he’s ready to return home and face what he did before he left or face the woman he’s been in love with since he as a young boy. He has always seen Constance Ricci, and has always wanted her to be his, but a promise when he was seventeen had him staying away, until he could no longer stand it, then the one thing that her father was afraid of came true and Dominic kne ...more
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received a free ARC copy in exchange for my honest review. This is my own opinion and was not influenced by anyone.

Wicked Liar is book 3 in the Dark Syndicate series. This book by Faith Summers is Dominic's and Candace's story. Dominic is back with bad news and he will do whatever he needs to do to get his angel.

The plot about a group trying to take over the Syndicate is ripe with secrets. The more the characters dig to discover answers the more questions come up. There is almost non stop act
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Faith Summers writes dark mafia romances well and Wicked Liar is one of her best. It's been 2 long years since Candace has seen Dominic, and the last time she saw him he shot her! It was an accident, but Dom left without a word, leaving her to think he didn't care. Now he's back, after recovering in a rehab clinic, and is still attracted to her. Candace has forgiven him for accidentally shooting her, but she hasn't yet forgiven him for abandoning her. She's looking for her parents' killer and is ...more
Dec 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite in the series by far! Wicked Liar by Faith Summers is a dark mafia romance with so much heat, depth and action. The third book in the series, the story focuses around Dominic and Candace.

Back after two years from rehab and clearing his mind, Dominic is back in town. And he’s back to get his angel, Candace, back in his life. Dominic and Candace have known each other their whole lives. Candace was taken under the protection of his family after her mother and father were murdered in fro
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of "WICKED LIAR" WOW!!!!
Faith Summers you write such PHENOMINAL Dark Mafia Romance stories full of steamy hot scenes, suspense, intrigue, angst, secrets, lies, violence, abuse, action, danger, twists that make for a very addicting read.
Candice Ricci works for Massimo D'Agostino head of Mafia as his PA after her parents death & her almost dying herself from a bullet wound caused by Dominic D'Agostino its been 2yrs since she's seen or heard from him.
Dominic D'Agostino
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In the 3rd story in the Dark Mafia Romance series we get Wicked Liar. This is one amazing story where you get to experience Dominic and Candace’s journey to discovering dark secrets and a 2nd chance at love. The evilness of those running the group trying to bring down the Syndicate are back and looking to destroy Massimo, Tristan and Dominic and alliance with Aiden. In the last story we see what the drugs did to Dominic and how they affected Candace so 2 years later when Dominic has a handle on ...more
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS for Wicked Liar by Faith Summers

ARC received from Booksprout and author in exchange for an honest review. Opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.

Faith Summers is a new author for me and I absolutely will be checking out more of her work ! This book was for me perfection and here is why :

Loved the cover - Dominic to a “T” and the book blurb would make me want to one click
Mafia genre / slight age gap / second chance romance
Origami “ angels “
Darker story
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Burning britches! Faith dropped the bomb and lowered the boom, breaking out the heavy artillery and ammo aplenty, blasting this bad boy to staggering heights. Shattered barriers and broken perimeters solidify as restrictions are amplified and enforced, kicking down walls and bringing the heat, exposing the crazed quirks and defying bents, merging this gem together perfectly. Observing the separate struggles and challenging triumphs, showcasing the dangerous twists and d
Jessica Hawkins
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Secrets always come out and Candace Ricco and Dominic D’Agostino have been keeping secrets and hiding their feelings for far too long! After the aftermath of a horrific accident two years ago that shattered their worlds, Candace and Dominic couldn’t just pick up from where they left off. They had to unravel the mess of secrets around their lives that start back from when they were children and along the way they’re fighting hurt feelings and the dangerous world they live in.

Ugh! This cannot be
Kelly DeMarco
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second chance, resolution and hints of more to come
Wicked Liar (Dark Syndicate Book 3) by Faith Summers is a very well written dark mafia romance. This second chance romance is very well balanced between the darkness of the Syndicate, the dangers of the mafia life and also the hopefulness of a second chance a love and redemption. Dominic and Candace are so very well suited which makes their chemistry leap off the pages like flames burning everything up in sight. I enjoyed this couple’s romantic
Ronel Olver
Jan 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Riveting and interesting read with most of the underlying plot questions answered with a HEA for Dominic and Candace, but the book does leave you with the lead into Aiden's book. The writing and characters are compelling, captivating and the book holds you hostage until the end.

The chemistry between Dom and Candace was intense as they try and reconnect. Two years prior they had a moment and when Dominique accidently shoots her and nearly kills her, he leaves, but now he purchased her at an aucti
Book 3 in the series did not disappoint! I was so intrigued to learn more about Candace and Dominic and their history. I have not yet read book 1, but did finish book 2 a few weeks ago and was so excited to start this book.

Candace's past was hard to read at times but I don't have any triggers and it painted a picture that was necessary to the story line. She was a great female lead character and so strong! There were times that I was frustrated that she wouldn't just take him back already.

Bryana Fisk
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Literally fanning hot

Without giving away too much of the story all I want to say is this book was incredible. The hero in the heroine there are no words to describe their insane chemistry. This story was intense filled with so many twists and turns I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. However there were some times that I found it to be a bit predictable but I think that only comes from the fact that I’ve read so many books like this. It was not too dark but just dark enough
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing

Candace Ricci has always loved Dominic D’Agostino but thought, because her family always served his, that she was invisible to him. When their familys’ fortunes changed, they still lived near each other, but their paths didn’t often cross. Candace’s father desperately needed a job, and he took one that left Candace and her mother open to rape and abuse. Then her parents were murdered in front of her.

Dominic has always loved Candace, but her father made him promise to stay away from he
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the third installment to the absolutely enthralling Dark Syndicate Series and 100% worth the wait.

Inside of Ms. Faith Summers amazing creation, you get to revisit the D'Agostino Brother's (1st 2 releases) and for those of you reader's that were anticipating it.... After two years, Dominic has finally returned and it is time to lay claim to his Angel, Candace Ricci, once and for all.

Sexy and dangerously beautiful, these Mafia men can certainly get your heart pumping and keep you hooked.
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fifteen Million Dollars For Thirty Days
This is the third book in the Dark Syndicate Series. If you like dark, mafia romances you'll enjoy this book. It's full of danger, triggers, violence and plenty of xxx scenes. Although this book is part of a series it can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading the first two books for a greater understanding of the players involved. It's an enemies to lovers romance with a happy ending. Fifteen million dollars for thirty days!. This is Dominic story
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow. You always knew Dominic and Candace belonged together but fate just keeps stepping in to stop their HEA.
I think this was my favorite book. These two have been in love forever but neither was able to express their feelings. Dominic hides the secret promise he made which stopped him from pursuing Candace. Candace as a past no one knows about that has kept her in her shell.
As these two acknowledge and deal with their past, they realize their future has always been connected and they must fight
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
She needs to find the truth, he needs to protect her....will they both get what they need?

Wicked Liar is the third book in the Dark Syndicate series and is the story of Candace Ricci and Dominique "Dom" D'Agostino. Fair warning you really should read this series in order as the characters cross over and there is an overarching story-line. This book continues the dark mafia world of the Syndicate but centers on Candace and Dom's romance, with a lot of twists and turns and some things you don't qu
Jan 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
I've been patiently waiting to read Dominique and Candace's story. Candace was such a great caregiver and friend to the D’Agostino family in the first 2 books, I was anxious for her to get her HEA. Dom struggled with his inner demons and drug addiction throughout the first 2 books. I loved seeing both characters grow during this book and finally come together after all of the struggles they both had in their lives. Dom and Candace had great chemistry, and Dom definitely shows more of his possess ...more
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