So, this book is a spinoff from the Cold Hard Cash series. But let me tell you it is no second place.
Sometimes spin offs can be weaker than the original series. In this book, if anything I think Quick Buck outshines the previous books.
The characters are very strong, and their interaction is perfect. I liked the way the author showed us that the secondary characters had their own issues going on the background. The plot is so well done, the mystery and red herrings are excellently placed to make this a very exciting read.
Noah finds himself kidnapped in his own home, well his uncle’s home, by Alister the head mafia leader in town. He is being used as bait to entice his uncle to come out of hiding after he is the prime suspect in the murder of one of Alister’s hench men.
Noah is a totally spoilt rich brat. But he is also hurting from neglect of any kind of affection. He has partied hard yet does not really have one true friend.
Alister takes his rightful place as a main character in this story. He is a contradiction in that he can be the most caring and tender lover (Daddy), but he is also ruthless with pinpoint precision. Alister was a calming influence on Cold in the other books, Cold’s consciousness. He keeps his cool head, but we also get to see Alister in his true mafia mode.
I loved the way Thomas (one of Alister’s men, given the role of Noah’s watcher) and Noah really riled up each other, and Crybaby being the peacekeeper. There were some fun moments.
As Alister slowly hooked Noah on his fishing line and pulled him into a BDSM relationship, it was good to see how Noah reacted to the discipline and how he slowly learnt about himself and in doing so realised his biggest enemy is his self.
I Liked that Noah did not suddenly turn into the perfect sub but kept his bratty persona.
The plot is somewhere between average and fast paced, which works perfectly with the mystery and suspense concerning Noah’s Uncle.
In my personal view, this is probably my favourite book from K.L. Hiers. It is easy to see how much she has grown as a author since the first Cold Hard Cash novel. Which leaves me excited for her future novels.