November 1, 2016
Payback is a powerful thing…
Actor and bartender, Tyler West experiences a sudden streak of luck — winning poker games. Determined to change his life, he enters the World Series of Poker. His life is suddenly turned upside down when the Russian mafia fronts him 1.5 million dollars to play at the tables. And then…he loses…
Now on the ride of his life, deceit and deception are his key to uncovering the truth. He must recoup the money, but will it come at a price? Can he stay alive long enough or will his time run out?
My Review: Real Talk. This book was crazy suspenseful… why the hell anyone would get involved with the mob is beyond me. This book further proves that I never want to be involved with the mob. THis book was so goo. I loved Tyler even though he makes some stupid ass decisions.
He really did go on the ride of his life and he took me on a ride until like 4 am. (side note, I really must stop starting a book at 10pm) This is another first book by an author and let me just say WOWZA it is good. Very good.
The book was a page turner and I just kept cringing and screaming at the intensity I felt while reading the book, running from the mob is no joke and I felt the author did a fantastic job portraying this in the book. I felt like I was watching a high stakes poker game, but set in the middle of the hunger games.
Another fantastic read that certainly recommend if you need a little suspense in your life.
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/cc3b8xb7sl8
About the Author:
Stefanie Stolinsky, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and forensic psychologist with a private practice in Beverly Hills, California. She specializes in trauma, adults sexually, physically and emotionally abused as children, and PTSD. She is an international speaker and has taught training seminars in overcoming the aftereffects of child abuse. She has also taught licensing examinations to candidates for both marriage, family and child counseling and for the psychology licenses.
She began her career as an actress in motion pictures, television and stage and created a unique therapy combining acting exercises with psychodynamic psychotherapy to help survivors of all kinds of trauma overcome the aftereffects of abuse. The first edition of “ACT IT OUT” was a top seller for over nine years. A second edition of the popular book was launched in April of this year and is available on Praeclarus Press, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.
She is also the author of several award-winning short stories including her newest short story anthology, DATE NIGHT, and numerous comedy mystery. Dr. Stolinsky lives with her husband in Los Angeles.
Thank you Bewitching Book Tours, I received a copy in exchange for review, as always the opinions are my own.