USA Today bestselling author Lili St. Germain continues the story of a damaged Capulet princess, as she seeks the truth about her Montague captor in a world full of secrets and lies.
Avery Capulet. The forbidden fruit. The apple of her Daddy’s eye. The newly-minted Queen of California’s criminal underworld. And now, the missing girl nobody can find.
I know where she is, though. Kneeling before me, tears spilling from her eyes as the last bit of dignity bleeds from her. I don’t want the pound of flesh that the girl who betrayed me delivers, but I don’t have a choice.
Avery Capulet. Moaning underneath me, as pain merges with pleasure, skin to skin as we do what we can to survive.
I try not to love her. I try so damn hard. But the war waged inside my heart was won a long time ago, by a girl who should have known better than to trust a man like me.
Sometimes, we lose ourselves in the devastation of love.
But sometimes, we find ourselves there, too.
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Prepare to return to the dark and bloody underworld of California. Vengeful Queen, set in the criminal underbelly of San Francisco, follows two warring families who are ruled by blood, power and twisted desire.
Worth the wait!
“We have the same cursed blood running through our veins. The same brand of poison. Those kinds of terrible things that lurk beneath your skin until they burst out one day and take everyone by surprise.”
Where to start... I have just finished and that ending, the perfect fade to black moment that leaves you breathless, heart pounding, desperately flicking the kindle screen in the hope it’s just a glitch and there’s more... and there is thankfully coming so very soon!
This is the second part in this modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, with a couple of familiar faces and a nod to one of the best female characters I have every read. This story made me feel; tears streamed, I laughed and most of all I felt like I was floating in an endless sea with only the horizon to keep me focused. That’s the true talent of this author as I get lost within the pages, drowning in the rich prose that recreate I world I find myself lost within.
Was this worth the wait? Hell yes. Go back read the first part if you feel it’s been too long, a good book can never be read too many times. This story is sinful, with betrayal and deception at almost every turn, the problem of being next in line is that it paints a very large target on your back. Avery and Rome realise what matters most to them as the sands of time seem to be running out for them...
A fantastic blood soaked, power hungry read.