About the Book:
From the series that brought you "Closure or Ammo" comes the second book, "Money or Mayhem"!
After his affair with Lana goes public, Leo is now jobless, broke, stressed and having to deal with his jaded wife who won't let him see his two kids. He can't afford a lawyer, so he takes up drug dealing for a major gang in town to be able to live.
Travis is part of a task force investigating one of the city's most dangerous gangs. He must work undercover to get to the boss, Big P. During the investigation, his paths cross with Leo and he gets Leo to flip and work for them with dangerous and deadly consequences. Can they stay alive to see their loved ones or will the love of money be the end of the both of them?
My Review: 3/5
Money or Mayhem begins where the reader was left off in Closure or Ammo. I am a fan of crime books and shows, so I thought I would enjoy this book. I was not disappointed with the amount of action that was packed into almost every page. There was a lack of romance, but I think the author was trying to make this sequel more suited for a male audience. Both Leo and Travis seem to have an overbearing alpha male complex that made them seem unpleasant to a female reader.
I appreciated that the author took the time to develop many character backgrounds that were mentioned in the first book, mainly Travis’ past. My favorite character was Lauren, a DEA who worked with Travis on a case. I wish Lana had a larger part in this book, but I have a hunch that the next book in A Series of Choices will focus on her.
I was unfortunately disappointed with the sequel to Closure or Ammo. Most sequels don’t measure up to the first book in a series, so its not surprising that Money or Mayhem don’t not exceed my expectations. I think wish I could have felt the same connection that I had with Val and Lana, with Travis and Leo. I simply could not relate to these men, although, I do admit that I did empathize with Leo at times when it came to his custody struggle.
I would recommend this book if you enjoy a lot of action and prefer a male perspective. Although I did not enjoy Money or Mayhem as much as the first book in the series, it was still a decent read that kept me interested.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.
About the Author:
Sharryn Dotson was born in Detroit and raised in Southfield, Michigan. She earned her bachelor's in journalism from Wayne State University in Detroit and has worked as a newspaper reporter, TV associate producer and magazine editor. Sharryn now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her husband and two children.
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Money-Mayhem-Choices-Book-2-ebook/dp/B016R0E4TO/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29096097-money-or-mayhem?from_search=true&search_version=service
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