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24/7 Paperback – March 11, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
The plan works and works well for her until she meets Miguel Rodriguez at one of the casinos. He is a card dealer and almost instantly there is chemistry been them. Not just as dealer and player, but as man and woman, and before long, she loses track of the cards. In a way, that encounter marks the beginning of her losing track of herself as he pulls her into his world where things are not at all what they seem. Miguel's charm and sex appeal hides his major problems and by being with him, the problems have becomes hers as well. Now she is gambling, not just with money, but with her very life as the violence escalates.
This is an enjoyable first novel that clearly reveals the author's love affair with the city of Las Vegas. The characters are richly detailed as are the settings, the gambling scenes, and everything else throughout the novel. The characters come alive for the reader over the course of this 441-page novel proving everyone has secrets-some more dangerous than others.
By Susan DiPlacido
Large Trade Paperback
Kevin R. Tipple © 2005
Susan DiPlacido's writing is taut, vibrant, earthy, and moves at a gallop. Her descriptions of gambling at the blackjack or craps tables are lucid and vivid, and crisp with detail. Her characters are real people the reader quickly comes to identify with, dislike, dread, and root for.
It's a great read from the very first page!
--Matthew St. Amand - [...]
24/7 has a lot of steamy sex scenes, with some very imaginative locations and techniques employed. These are needed to flesh out the plot-that of a woman finally finding her perfect man, but unwilling to believe that she is worthy. It speaks to the self-doubt that we all feel at some time in our life. The book is fairly long, but a quick read. It speeded up nicely near the end. DiPlacido is almost like a female Chuck Palahniuk in her writing style, and it is this as much as the story itself that kept my attention. I recommend this book.
But it's not just a knock-out plot and steamy sex that make 24/7 such a great read. DiPlacido has created rich, layered and psychologically complex characters. Marina, especially, carries so much emotional baggage she can't trust her own feelings, let alone someone else's. You'll be racing toward the end to find out if she's able to get past that and believe in Miguel's sincerity. These people will come alive for you. Fantastic!
There's great music here, folks. Buy this book, read it, lend it to your friends. They'll love you for it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really liked 24/7. I first read Shuffle Up and Deal and I really like that story by Susan DiPlacido so I looked into others. Read morePublished on January 23, 2011 by M. Kelly
I became a Susan DiPlacido fan when I read American Cool. I've said it before and after reading 24/7, I'll say it again: Susan DiPlacido can write the sh_t out of a story. Read morePublished on April 4, 2010 by D. L. King
After reading such fantastic reviews on this book I HAD to order it. Yes, it was fast-paced. Yes, it was gritty.
But something seemed off. Read more
When you're up for lustful adventure in the city of sin, let Ms. DiPlacido be your guide. She knows the gaming tables and the back room romance so well, you're bound to feel you've... Read morePublished on February 27, 2007 by Ping An
Reviewed by Kelli Glesige for Reader Views (8/06)
I have never actually been to LasVegas, but after reading "24/7,"I feel like I have made several trips to the city. Read more
I had never been to Las Vegas until I read 24/7 by Susan DiPlacido. A hot, spicy read, Ms. DiPlacido takes the reader to on an incredible journey to Las Vegas with description so... Read morePublished on September 4, 2005 by Angie Martin