My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve found another mafia series I can’t seem to get enough of, in Kelsie’s Advantage Play series. I’m given all the dark seediness of a mobster’s business, the drama that pits one family against another, and a hot temptation between two people that aren’t allowed to be. Gimme, gimme more! Plus, with how each book is written, it’s like getting to watch all the hands at the table from each players perspective.
I was left intrigued about how the prisoner, Regina, and the captor, Dex, came to be need each other so desperately at the end of Dark King, that I could hardly wait to get my hands on Little Bird. Not usually involved in the skin side of his boss’ visit, Dex is obsessed with Regina, when he is tasked with watching her. From her capture at the hands of Burlone, till a bloody ending, Regina manages to keep her spirit strong, not letting the fire die inside. Dex won’t allow it. These two’s need for each other will make you cheer them on, pom poms in hand, and the emotional ride they take you on will have you reaching for the tissues. I takes a lot to get me to tear up, and this one? It got me good.
Each book in, takes you deeper into the mafia underworld, and soon you’ll be eager for more of it. Kelsie did an amazing job creating a world of flashing lights, crisp cards, and extravagant proclivities. If you want to get more of this world, definitely make sure that you start with Wild Card, then move onto Dark King, both amazing reads in themselves, before picking up Little Bird. You won’t want the secrets to be revealed before you get to watch the trick. It’ll be worth it.