The breathtaking finale to the Cartel Trilogy by Lili St Germain
Is FINALLY HERE!
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Series link: www.lilisaintgermain.com/the-cartel-trilogy
People aren't born monsters.
I'd been with Dornan Ross for the better part of a decade. Slept in his bed, sewn up his wounds, tasted his blood, seen inside his soul.
But even I wasn't prepared for what he did.
I should have known it would always come down to this, from the very moment I laid eyes on him in that motel.
I should have known his salvation was too good to be true.
Because it's all gone now, the impossible love I had for him bleeding away in the darkness that came afterward.
Now there's only hate.
Now I just want to escape.
Even if it means I have to kill him to be free.
ABOUT THE CARTEL TRILOGY
How much is a life worth?
Mariana Rodriguez is the eldest daughter of a Colombian drug lord. Growing up in Villanueva, Colombia, she has never wanted for anything. Private schools, a lavish lifestyle, and the safety of the Cartel that her father works for.
At nineteen, she's got her entire life mapped out, and what a good life it's going to be: graduate from college, move to America, and finally be free from the stifling grip of the Cartel.
Only, her father messes up. A shipment of cocaine - a very large, very valuable shipment - is seized by the authorities whilst under his care and he becomes liable for the debt. Half a million dollars' worth of cocaine.
Half a million dollars he does not have.
But he has a daughter, a very smart one, a daughter who would give up her very existence and offer herself as payment for her father's sins, to ensure her family survives.
But falling in love with the man who owns her isn't part of the plan...
About the Author:
Lili writes dark romance, suspense and paranormal stories. Her serial novel, Seven Sons, was released in early 2014, with the following books in the series to be released in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, Tarantino movies and spending hours on Pinterest.
She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of TRSOR and Harper Collins
Genre: Dark Romance
Part 3 of a series
My Empire Review . . .
Gah! This series and the Gypsy Brothers had me on my toes with angst and anticipation. In Gypsy Brothers we already saw what Dornan had turned into but in this series we got to see the demise that was Dornan. In Cartel, we got to see the softer side of Dornan and in Kingpin, we got to see when things started to go dark for poor Dornan but here in Empire, we saw the end of any good in Dornan.
The way this was brilliantly written, it either leads you up to the Gypsy Brothers or if you've already read the Gypsy Brothers then it gives you the making of how the darkness won within the Ross family.
Since I had already read the previous series I knew some details that were coming and you would think that it would have lessened the impact but nope . . . it was done in such a good way that you were on pins and needles waiting to find out what was going to happen next.
Let's be honest Marianna and Dornan were a hot mess together but yet still tragically beautiful in their dark way. But the true hot mess winner was Dornan. He was heading toward the dark at record speeds.
The night he'd turned into my nightmare. The night I started to be more afraid of him than I was of his father.
The night my lover became my nightmare.
Even though there was so much not to like about Dornan we got little tidbits that gave us hope for him and that maybe his love for Marianna could win out in the end.
But Dornan would never be able to run from the thing he cam from. The thing that created him. The darkness didn't just exist with him.How does a woman fall for two men? And especially one as abusive as Dornan. Was it stockholm syndrome or when you crave any love that you end up falling for the one who can save you and destroy you as well. It was easy to see how John fit into her heart but you also knew that they were all playing a very dangerous game with not a good chance of succeeding.
He was the fucking darkness.
After reading they Gypsy Brothers I assumed what the ending was going to be but I was so surprised with this ending that now I need to re-read the Gypsy Brothers to see if I missed anything. Plus now I also want to find out more about our handsome FBI agent. Fingers crossed Lili gets the inkling to write more about Lindsay.
Lili St. Germain has such a knack at writing darkly delicious intriguing stories. Even though they are from a very dark world, she has the ability to pull me in to this world, while we follow through on the journey.
This journey this time was Dornan and Marianna. This Cartel journey was tragic yet beautiful. Hopeful yet sad. Dark yet light. Loving yet hateful. It was also brilliantly done. I can't wait to read more from this author and also to re-read the Gypsy Brothers.
4 . 5 Dark & Delicious Thumbs up!