Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Audio Book Review: Devil in a Black Suit

Devil in a Black Suit

By:  Colleen Helme

Publish Date:  February 27, 2018, Audiobook Release March 7, 2018

Format:  Audiobook - 6 hrs 30 mins
Narrated By:  Will Damron

Genre:  Mystery

Series:  7.5 in Shelby Nichols Adventure series; Book 1 ~ Carrots, Book 2 ~ Fast Money, Book 8 ~ Devious Minds, Book 9 ~ Hidden Deception, Book 10 ~ Laced in Lies

Impression:  Ramos has his own adventure, to work through a few personal thoughts.

Ramos's job as the right-hand man to a mobster used to be easy until Shelby Nichols, a mind-reading soccer mom, joined the organization. With all the trouble she gets into, he's constantly putting his life on the line just to keep her alive.

When a government agent from his past shows up wanting a favor, she rekindles a flame they once shared. Ensnared in her scheme, Ramos discovers that there's more to her favor than he realized. Luckily for him, he has a few tricks up his sleeve that might save his skin...but what about his heart?

First Sentence:
Ramos sat at the bar, waiting for Shelby and Manetto to finish up their meeting.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

We get to see the inside workings of Ramos with Manetto. I think this is awesome! I have wanted to be in the room with them when they chat, and now I am.

This story can be read on it's own or with the Shelby Nichols series. I love that the details around Ramos that refer to Shelby fit in the time frame of Shelby's novels, but it's all about Ramos and something he needs to work through.

Ramos has a lot on his plate with dealing with Sloan and her plans for a gun dealer, but also making sure Shelby is safe. Ramos and Manetto always seem to have Shelby in mind, for her ability and how it could help or for her safety. Shelby is someone they are willing to watch and protect no matter what is happening.

Ramos has to work through his desire for Sloan. It's not something he can kindle with his job and her job. And there's the situations Sloan gets herself into that she asks for Ramos's help with. They are deadly dangerous for him. He knows how he feels, but he can't life with her being so close. It's hard to do what he knows he should, but when Sloan puts him in such deadly situations, he may be able to make a decision. But Sloan is someone he cares about deeply.

Ramos doesn't have Shelby's ability to read minds, but he's got his own way of reading people. He's amazing at figuring what they will do and reading people's actions and reactions. Even when he visits the home of his parents. Ramos gets to learn a bit about his family, the father he didn't know particularly.

I love Ramos through Shelby's eyes in her books. I loooove Ramos when in his head too. Sure, he and Manetto aren't the "good" guys, but they aren't terrible people either. Ramos is awesome though. What he does, thinks of, and works out on a fly. Yep. He's great.

There is one moment that touched my heart. I felt love for Ramos, something he's left behind. It had me tear up for a moment. A happy, good feeling.

As always, I had fun with the characters in Colleen's book. I also felt for them. Such a great adventure with Ramos, giving us a view into his mind.

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  1. I tried and liked the first book in this series. I need to try more!

  2. Oh sounds like they are really delving into the characters. Looks good!


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