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4.48  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  21 reviews
He’s a wrong-side-of-the-tracks bad boy who owns his own gambling ring. She’s a well-bred, rich girl who doesn’t fit into her own world. They were never supposed to be…

It took me years to build the clientele that shows up at this G-Ring every single weekend. Setting up a beautiful lounge, word-of-mouth, and damn good business sense. I make a six-figure salary, and I’m o
Published January 2021

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Jennifer Pierson
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Diana Gardin is a new to me author, so G-Ring was my first read by her but it won't be my last. Naima is the rich girl who doesn't need to worry about money, while Ace is from the wrong side of the tracks & has made his own money by some questionable means. Despite their differences, the moment they meet, it's game over because they have an instant connection that they keep strengthening even with  things taking a dangerous & crazy turn. From then on out, the twists were coming in hot which left ...more
Gwen Wisdom
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
ACE IS A "bad boy" who has had a rough life and runs an illegal gambling house called G Ring.
Naima is a college senior who is part of a sorority and basically has every privilege she could want. But contrary to what others may think, her life isn't perfect. When she meets Ace, it is like she has found someone who sees the real her. Not just the pampered sorority girl with rich parents but a strong, brave and caring young woman that has the ability to change his life.
This book is intriguing and a
Sophie Ruthven
Jan 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Although riddled with suspense, this book wasn't what I'm used to reading by this author.
I loved the main characters and their differences that pulled them together instead of apart. In saying that I struggled to connect with the plot until the puzzle pieces started coming together.
I like how the author decided to do a book for herself, rather than what readers might expect. It shows guts no matter what my thoughts on it are, so I'll leave the review here.
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Marie-Elizabeth Dohar
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: ARC received in exchange for an honest review

G-Ring, a just-released romantic suspense with an NA twist, may be my new favorite from author Diana Gardin’s catalog., G-Ring brings something new and fresh to the table, while still being “distinctly Diana,” meaning it’s imbued with tension, action, passion, heat, and heart.

G-Ring is both the name of the novel and the moniker for male lead Ace’s underground, less-than-legal gambling ring. Geared towards yuppie college boys, the Ring is
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Naima is a senior in college. What should be your typical sorority girl. Came from money and plays the part when that’s not who she really is on the inside. By day one girl, by night another. Ace is from the wrong side of the tracks. Mother was a piece of work. Father wasn’t around. Didn’t have anyone to look out for him growing up except his uncle Carson who has a shady past but is on the up and up now. Ace runs an illegal place called the G-Ring. He’s good at reading people but gets in a littl ...more
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
There is nothing like a bad boy to love you right! Ace has his life under control. He runs his illegal gambling ring and plans for the future. Of course he doesn't want to spend his entire life breaking the law. Things were smooth until a frat boy walked in with the most stunningly beautiful woman ever. Naima is trapped by her heritage and the expectations of her parents. She wants a much different life than they have planned for her. She is drawn to the handsome man she spots on a night out wit ...more
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Gardin always gives us rich characters in tense stories and G-Ring is no exception. Ace and Naima are fascinating and attracted me even when I couldn't always say I liked them. The differences in their upbringing are surprisingly unimportant to Naima and their similarities more than make up for the divide. Like Naima, I'm drawn to the bad boy. Especially one who's so smart and sexy. Ace is using his talent for business to drag himself far from the trailer park. Naima admires this even when it's ...more
Instant chemistry with Ace & Naima. There is some suspense they witness to a murder and there is something else on the surface...a crazy boy that was Naima.

Ace's mother is a BITCH !! he saved her from her attacker a.k.a boyfriend. Thankful he has his uncle & best friend who support him

Naima family was awful not supportive until a incident that make them release they are wrong !!

I just love their connection they balance each other. LOVE the ending, new start 🎼 Ace getting a business degree & Nai
Wendy Livingstone
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ace is a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks, and runs an illegal gambling ring, while Naima is from a privileged background, and even though they are total opposites, they are drawn to each other, and break down each other’s walls. When a client it murdered Ace needs to find out who is responsible while keeping Naima safe at the same time. This is a well written story which is an emotional roller coaster journey throughout, as well as having suspense, intrigue, danger, violence, and love, ...more
Jan 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
G-Ring is a story that at first I found hard to connect with, however eventually the suspense and tension held my attention. As the story progressed I was drawn into it as my mind tried to second guess what was at play. Ace and Naima’s story is packed with intrigue and unease. Two people from different sides of the tracks bond over an event and take you on an emotional journey and have you on the edge of your seat.
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was pleasantly surprised by this book!

This is a bad boy college romance which has a kettle bit of suspense thrown in.

Ace and Namia are from two sides of the tracks. One is a soririty girl in college and one is a bad boy who is on the wrong side of the tracks.

Chemistry is instant the first time they meet. The suspense will keep you guessing until the end.

Highly recommend.
Viki Pazdur
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a story this was! I loved it so much. This book was different from her other books and it was so good. Diana Gardin is such a fantastic writer. Every book, I feel like I'm reading a movie in my head. Love Ace and Naima so much.
This exciting, suspenseful and awesome book is definitely a must read!
Beauty And The Books
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
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It was a very action-packed book. Not as much YA as I assumed, but very good none the less. A few grammar errors here and there, manageable to read through those. Would recommend it if you love danger and in a way mystery books. I was trying to figure out the antagonist the entire time. Such a good read.
Dec 30, 2020 rated it liked it
~3.5 Stars~
In all, a good story. A guy from the wrong side of town and a girl with a privileged upbringing can't deny the sparks that fly between them. Both Ace and Ny keep their cards close to the vest, their connection though shows that they are more alike than they are with anyone else. The story has family drama, action, suspense, a bit of a twist, some bad decisions and some life changing ones.
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story very much! Ace is making something of himself despite his terrible upbringing. Ny is following her parents dream. She's such a strong character. I love the way it all ends. Definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. ...more
Lisa Roberts
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved it strong characters that keep you on the edge it's like Watching a movie saying no way that did not just happen.
Ace and Naima are from different worlds but the instant connection is so strong I loved them.
Sarah Vala
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book. It is an easy read and I couldn’t put it down. Keeps you on your toes wanting to find find out if Ace can manage on his own and if Ny is going to stick it out or if she is going to crumble and run.
Rhiannon Matthias
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this read it was written very well with very enjoyable characters and there spoilers here but in my opinion this is a must read book
Heather Dee
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
G-RING has everything u could ask for wrapped up in one book I couldn't put it down I loved it !
Definitely a must read ...
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fantastic. Exciting, sexy, violent and even some happiness
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Great way to start of the new year of reading!
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