Kingpin by Lili St. Germain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
They say love conquers all. It's a lie. The compulsive second novel in the USA Today bestselling Cartel trilogy.
Five days a week, I dressed in smart business clothes. I painted my face, and went to work as an accountant. But nothing about my life was normal.
For eight years I had been the property of the Gypsy Brothers Motorcycle Club. I laundered their money so well they'd never let me leave. My only glimmer of light was the man I loved. The man who had saved me.
His love had been the only thing that kept the demons at bay. But he'd become so immersed in the cartel's brutal business that I hardly knew him anymore. Dornan had been my salvation, but he was also my undoing.
Would he pull me down into the darkness until he destroyed me? Could I save him?
Did I even want to?
Okay, so I have read every book of Lili St. Germain's and will continue to because she is an awesome suspense writer. In the first book, I almost felt bad for Dornan Ross and in this book I hated him more than ever. I've already made my Dornan voodoo doll to stick pins in. I already know the outcome because of the Gypsy Brothers series (Or do we?) We know how Lili St. Germain loves to have twists and turns in her books, so one begs to wonder whether Mariana is still alive? I, for one think she's still alive and behind everything but I might be wrong.
I just fell in love with John in this book and felt my heart break knowing his fate. You go into these books knowing the outcome and yet you really are hoping against hope that it will change when you read the last one. I have to say that even though you think you know what's going to happen - you really don't! If you're one of those that read The Gypsy Brothers and think "I read those and don't need to read these!!" YOU ARE SO WRONG! You have to read them all and don't read them out of order because you think they'll make more sense. I thought that too and did that the second time around...It doesn't work that way and you'll wind up more confused. True Story lol.
Yes, this series is explicit in sexual content and has a lot of explicit language but it also has a lot to do with drugs, MC and Mafia related issues that are true to life in some aspects. There is violence, drugs, sex and should carry a warning if they don't. I believe she puts in her bio that she writes dark disturbing romance. This is a dark disturbing read. It doesn't give you warm fuzzies. It kind of makes you want to take a shower and wash the scum off you but it makes you feel the violence behind what goes on in the book and it leaves off on a cliffhanger. You want to read more about what happens and the next book is sure to be just as awesome.
I was given a copy of this ARC from the publisher on Netgalley for a honest review. All of the above comments are my express opinions and no one else's.
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