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Blood & Bitcoin - Criminal Delights: Organized Crime

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  227 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Criminal Delights

Chris Emmett has a talent for screwing up and landing on his feet. As a SEAL, he managed to evade bullets and court-martials alike. As an FBI agent, he dodged danger and disciplinary action—right up until he didn’t.

With his career and freedom hanging in the balance, he’ll do whatever it takes to clean the slate… including an off-the-books deep cover solo
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 378 pages
Published April 26th 2019 by Self-Published
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L.A. Witt
Nov 05, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books, mafia
Available April 2019. Part of the Criminal Delights series, which means dark. Sooooo dark. Delightfully dark.
****3.5 Stars****

Let's get something squared away first: Michael Ferraiuolo is one HELL of a NARRATOR!! This audiobook narration was AMAZING!

Second: This is NOT A DARK BOOK! Not at all. Even as thrillers go, it wasn't even scary. As organized crime goes, this book presented a humanitarian crime organization (another reviewer said it better).

Third: It was kind of obvious what was going to happen from the beginning and what the "plot twist" would be.

Fourth: I didn't quite buy the romantic
Joyfully Jay
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jovan
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.75 stars

Overall, Blood and Bitcoin is an entertaining and enjoyable story. I really liked Piker and Chris. Piker is brilliant, mysterious, strong, funny, vindictive, tantalizing, and full of hidden depths that the story coyly hints at. Chris, however, seems like a hot mess of contradictions. On the one hand, he has the will, discipline, and focus not only to make it in the military, but to make it successfully through to become a SEAL. However, he can be almost fatally
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I was under the impression that these were "Dark" M/M novels but book 4 wasn't even close to dark.

I was so hung up over the other books that I was looking for the blood and gore along with the deranged and cray cray but no dice with this volume of Criminal Delights.

All in all the story was good. Just missed the Dark. On to the next book of this series.
~nikki the recovering book addict
Not the best

This one was way too long and hints you could see from a mile away. Too predictable! I would still have enjoyed it if it was half as short. As it was, it just dragged on and on and with nothing much added to the story.
Nat ReadingAllNite
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ku-borrow, m-m

I wouldn’t call this dark, exactly, at least in my definition if not the official one. It was entertaining, with a cop/criminal/QFY romance aspect and spiced up with some action. I mean with guns and stuff but the action between the sheets was plenty hot and not overdone. The plot was twisty with only enough clues for me to guess the broad outlines before the big reveal. Some of the explanations of events along the way didn’t make complete sense to me but didn’t mar my overall
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4,5 stars for this!

This book was really good! I love L.A Witt!
An ex-SEAL infiltrates a mafia!
Review to come.
May 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
Book Reaction:
Rating: 3.5 Stars – that place between like and love
May 16, 2019 marked it as dnf
Giving up because I'm bored. This doesn't feel dark at all. Maybe a nice light grey at best.
 ♥ Rebecca ♥
1. Wrong Way Home
2. Devil Next Door
3. Only The Devil Knows
4. Blood & Bitcoin 1/2

I would give this a 3.5/5 rounded up. Its a corporate espionage, action, and intrigue type of story. Not very dark but still really good, and I feel like I needed a break from the dark after the previous two. Piker is technically a criminal, but a criminal with a heart of gold. This is the type of story that I have often read before, about spies and thieves and special agents. But I could have used a bit more
4.5 stars- A great story made better by a fantastic narration

Blood and Bitcoin hones in on what makes an audiobook special- taking an engaging, unique story filled with twists and suspense and making it even better with a terrific narrator. Though many of the books from the Criminal Delights series feature various authors delivering dark suspense stories, this title is more about suspense and the gray areas of the law enforcement and organized crime worlds and less sinister and twisted…making it
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 hell of a.story. Twists, turns and betrayals. Infiltration of a mob to gain his life back only for it to bite him in the ass. It was.a.crazy story.
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great romp, enjoyable, but forget about the reality factor, & not that dark
Patrice Leonard
This one was just okay. Dropped a full star because of the MF scenes, both on page and off, in this MM book. (not alluded to at all in the blurb or anywhere else to warn us of the book containing such scenes which is a big no-no for me) And because the MC's didn't actually get together or even really showed interest in each other until the 70% mark of the book and we were expected to believe their HFN/HEA. Um...nope.
I hope the next book in this series is better...
May 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
It pains me on so many levels here. I just couldn't warm up to the characters and story. ...more
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

This action adventure/hacker thriller is an exciting read. This is unlike anything I can remember reading by LA Witt and I was thoroughly entertained by the genre bending adventure.

Chris and Piker both exist in a world of murky grey morality. I quickly gave up on the idea of good guys and bad guys and I loved trying to figure out both men’s motivation. Most of the story is told from Chris’ perspective but he’s a delightfully
S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

From page one Blood & Bitcoin pulled me in and left me on the edge of my seat till the last page.

Chris Emmett was a Navy SEAL that knew he way around danger. He got the missions done maybe not without going rogue a time or two. That was something the FBI wanted on their team until they didn't. Accusing Emmet of taking two lives which he swears didn't happen. With his life hanging in the balance he's pulled from jail
blue night
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, crime
Good! The romance was a little weak, but the action adventure part was great.
This was really enjoyable. Not *dark* dark, more along the lines of gritty romantic suspense.

The narration was absolutely superb. Wow.
Dec 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
FREE on Amazon today (12/7/2019)! ...more
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Joyfully Jay review

Story: 3.75 stars
Narration: 5 stars

Chris Emmett, former SEAL and disgraced FBI agent, has one shot at freedom: infiltrate the Hive and figure out who is trying to kill Piker, the head of the organization. This means doing whatever it takes to get close to the enigmatic, distrustful, and cautious man. When Piker is confronted with a raving trespasser with too much knowledge about who he is and the recent threats to his criminal identity as Piker and his civilian identity as
Angela Goodrich

I received a free copy of this audiobook to listen to and review for Wicked Reads.

Wow! Just, wow! I mean, I knew Blood & Bitcoin was going to be good based on my co-bloggers’ reviews of the ebook (spoiler-free, thank you, ladies). Between L.A. Witt’s writing and Michael Ferraiuolo’s narration, it was pretty much guaranteed that I’d enjoy it. And yet it still exceeded my expectations. As much as I enjoy the variety of romance genres Witt is able to tackle, I am seriously crushing on her
Gabbi Grey
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cryptocurrency, Organized Crime, & Two Sexy Men (an audio review)

Over the years, romance heroes have gotten progressively darker. Bikers, cage fighters, damaged alpha billionaires and, finally, members of organized crime. I’ve often wondered when the progression would end but after having read books where the main character has killed people in cold blood and is still a hero, I’ve given up wondering how dark things will get. Criminals deserve their happy endings too…right?

I knew this book
Courtney Green
May 12, 2019 rated it liked it
I Give this book a 2.5/3 out of 5 stars, listing as 3.

This book took me 3 days to read, and I don’t know why honestly
Heat: 2.5 (it’s there but not a focal point in this book, I kinda would’ve like it to be more descriptive cause as a whole there isn’t much in here and I’m still not a fan of ‘next day or hours later’ scenes)

Dark: I’m A No Limit Reader. Bring on the Darkest of Dark.
I can’t in good conscience list this as a dark book, cause it’s not (to me so I won’t list it as such).
It’s just a ‘
4-4.5 Stars

I can count on one hand the number of time I willingly read books with (one of the) MC happened to be a crime lord or part of organized crime. But I grabbed at the chance for reading this book when the author announced it because:
- I’m intrigued by that blurb
- that cover doubly wet my appetite
- it’s an LA Witt’s story!!
And man, am I glad I took the chance because I love Blood & Bitcoin!

Part of “Criminal Delights” series that can be read as a standalone, BLOOD & BITCOIN told
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Didi Ps
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! From the very first chapter the reader is pulled right into the middle of the action with the meeting of Chris & Piker... & what a meeting it is!

The way Piker conducts business is really interesting, for example, how he encourages Ashwood to sign with his company. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if this is how it’s done in the real world.

As Chris investigates Piker & tries to find out who is trying to kill him, Piker in turn is suspicious of him & ends up catching Chris
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Edited 5/9/19 to add my comments regarding the audio version.
Overall - 5
Performance - 5
Story - 5
This audiobook deserves more than 5 stars!

I absolutely love Michael Ferraiuolo's audiobook performances; I have listened to several and all of them are excellent. The various voices he does for Blood & Bitcoin fit the characters perfectly. I read the book fairly recently and yet when I listened to the audiobook it was like the story was almost totally new to me. I highly recommend this book. For
Amy Byrne

I wanted to like this book so much more than I did. I loved the first book in this series...although keep in mind that these books are standalone. I expected this one to be really dark like Wrong Way Home. While it had shady characters and all, it wasn't taboo. It was a mafia type romance. And it really couldn't hold my attention. For as long as the book was, I would say I wasn't invested until the last 3-4 hours. Even then, I thought about changing to another book and finishing
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
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