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The Banker

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They've taken my father. They'll take me next unless I comply with their demands. 

Taking down the most powerful man in Italy. 

Cato Marino. 

The man is accompanied by his security team everywhere he goes. His fortress in Tuscany is impenetrable. He's the most paranoid man in the country. 

And there's no possibility I'll be able to take him down alone. 

If I want to save my father, I only have one option. 

To get into Cato's bed...and stay there.

©2019 Penelope Sky (P)2019 Penelope Sky

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • april
  • 23/02/2019

so disappointed.

loved it until the cliffhanger!!!!! Love this author, tired of her never-ending trilogy's!!!!!!. tell me first. let me choose to buy now or wait until I can get them all at once. Love the story, HATE the wait.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹
  • 13/02/2019

SHE’S DONE IT AGAIN.. A 5 ⭐️ NON-STOP LISTEN

After the Buttons and Lingerie series, Penelope Sky is an auto-download author for me and the start of this, her new dark trilogy, had me riveted til the wee hours.. and I knew I wasn’t going to stop (or sleep) until I’d reached the end. It’s an all consuming story as the heroine Siena is threatened and forced to get ‘up close and personal’ to cold-blooded Cato (the most feared man in Italy) to save her estranged father. He’d been kidnapped by a vicious criminal gang who want Cato badly but he’s always surrounded by layers of heavily armed guards.. or in clubs with a revolving door of interchangeable ‘pairs’ of women. Cato and his brother are cold-blooded killers.. they’re criminals.. they’re bankers to mobsters, cartels and crime syndicates.. and Siena has to lure him in without getting caught.

Siena and Cato’s journey doesn’t start off well.. but, along the way, attraction and chemistry knock down walls, bring them closer and fuels a steamy relationship. However, as Siena manoeuvres and manipulates to get closer and closer to Cato, it’s her you’ll want to smack not him because he’s the victim.. he lowered his walls to let her in, he ignored his brother’s advice and he misguidedly trusted her. But it didn’t end well for either Siena (or me) because there was a nasty evil cliffhanger waiting for the both of us.

Worth a credit? I love.. love.. loved it - but I wish I’d known beforehand that this is part 1 of a trilogy because I’d never have started it until all the books are out. Nevertheless, it’s an intense and insanely good start, the dual POV narration by Michael and Natalie was perfect and YES, IMO, it’s definitely creditworthy.

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  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • tpearl
  • 18/02/2019

Cliffhanger

Where is book 2? I hate when there is a cliffhanger without another book to follow!

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • CCW
  • 15/02/2019

Poorly researched; Cliffhanger/first in a series

First, this book is a cliffhanger first book in a series. The others are available yet so it looks like a stand alone on the Audible site, but it’s not.

Nothing irritates me more than a poorly researched book. This isn’t the author’s first book to take place in Italy, yet you’d think it was and that she had no clue. It comes across as she’s never even been there or done any research other than briefly looking at a map.

She just writes Americans but claimed the cities they are in are Italian cities - total lack of understanding the Italian people and culture. One example: they go out to dinner and the woman says something like, “Who goes to an Italian restaurant and doesn’t eat cheese?" First, not all Italian food has cheese, but worst yet, if someone is Italian and eating at a restaurant in Italy, it’s not an “Italian restaurant” its just a “restaurant”, nothing special about the type of cuisine.

There are also multiple times when the characters contradict something they say a few chapters earlier. There are many inconsistencies throughout the book. It’s like they were rushing to produce and publish this book so didn’t take time to think about or edit the writing.

Also, a major detail that should give away her secret is brushed away with a totally inaccurate addressing of the issue. She’s shot in the first chapter (first chapter, so not a real spoiler). However, a month later her wound is passed off as an old injury. It wouldn’t be remotely healed after a month. She might even still have the stitches!

Performance: average. There were a few points where the female performer even put more life into the narration than the words the character actually says, so that’s a little weird. Nothing else truly bad about the narration, but nothing spectacular either.

The story line has potential, but I’m debating if I’d read the next book in the series. It would depend on if it’s better researched and written than this one. I am however motivated by the cliffhanger - it’s a good one (but I won’t reveal that detail here).

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • gradstudent
  • 19/04/2019

Bank on the Banker

The book is actually really good. I am just getting tired of the short books by this author. Granted this book is one of her longer ones, but her other ones ....If you like cliff hangers get this book all is revealed in book two. So make sure you get the sequel. Happy reading. Again this is well worth the credit.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • CAC
  • 10/04/2019

Wow!!!!

Well I can honestly say that I was not expecting such a great listen! The story and narration kept me riveted....... again WOW!!

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15/02/2019

not her best - this is book one not a complete nov

story line was very good but very repetitive, same thing over and over to make a 4 hour read into 7+ hours.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Toya
  • 14/02/2019

OMG

This book is simply incredible. I literally listened to it in one day and can’t wait for the next one.

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  • Angela
  • 12/02/2019

Really Good <br />

The only thing missing were authentic accents. Although, the performance by both narrators are good, they didn't really sound like Italians...

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Graceful77
  • 04/04/2019

Italian Alpha Male!

Could not put the book down! Can't wait to read the next book. Penelope you have my attention.

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