on September 15th, 2015
Blood. Sex. Revenge.
It ain't easy being king.
Drug lord Javier Bernal has sliced and diced his way to the top of the Mexican drug trade, presiding over the country's largest cartel. But his rise to power comes at a brutal price: the death of his sister, Alana. Devastated and wracked with guilt, he turns away from his new wife, Luisa, forcing their marriage into a steady decline. But it isn't until she's pushed into the waiting arms of Esteban Mendoza, his right-hand man, that Javier realizes everything he's lost.
And it isn't until he learns the truth about Alana, that he realizes everything there is to gain.
Blood will spill.
Cities will burn.
Heads will roll.
Because Javier will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants.
And what he wants is raw, ruthless revenge.
The most dangerous man is the one with nothing left to lose.
Like I said to this author a week ago……I don’t know whether to fear her or revere her. I fell in love with this series from the very first book. These characters live raw, they live dirty and they live rough. They live with only one goal in mind and that is making it to the top or staying at the top of the Mexican Drug Cartel and they will do ANYTHING to survive it.
“It takes a monster to know a monster. He was the worst of us all.”
The King and his Queen- only now Luisa has a true vision of the depravity and missing soul that is her husband. Still suffering from the loss of his sister- Javier becomes a walking, talking and breathing nightmare. He is the stuff terrors are made of. He has been pushing Luisa away- away and straight into the arms of another man……… Mainly told from the POV of Javier and Luisa we also get a dark glimpse into Esteban, Javier’s right hand man. The devastating destruction of Luisa’s life is nothing like one can even imagine.
”I hated her, yet I still loved her. And if I dwelled on it anymore, it was going to tear me apart. But maybe I needed to be torn apart, just for a minute, because I deserved shit just as much as she did.”
I am amazed at Karina Halle’s imagination and her writing, but most of all her bravery to put on a page what most people run screaming from . The fact that she can write such a gritty story, that locks you in a death grip and then be seen frolicking through the mountains a mere week later leaves me in awe.