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?
Before the Gypsy Brothers there was the Cartel — from USA Today bestselling author Lili St Germain.
Praise for the Cartel trilogy:
'Good lord, this series... this book... these characters.... they are seriously playing all sorts of havoc with my emotions, my feelings, my nerves and my anxiety levels' The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
'Sensational, shocking, compelling and totally addictive ... the best when it comes to dark, brooding and bloody romance' Kelly, Perusing Princesses
So gosh this book is very very dark and I’m glad I found it!!! Twists and turns leave you at wanting more I couldn’t put the book down!!!! Dinner cereal im busy lol work nah book time must read!!!!!
Kingpin- book 2
This is the 2nd book in the Cartel trilogy & was a much faster read for me than the first one. If you’re squeamish then I recommend not indulging in this series. For me, this 2nd book “Kingpin” seemed even darker than the 1st one “Cartel”. But it’s well written & kept me on the edge with my teeth gritted- - & so keeping everything in context, I have to give it 4 stars. There’s no way I’m not finishing so I’m on to book 3, the last one in this trilogy, “Empire”. Hope there’s some retribution & vengeance served making the money I’ve paid for them worthwhile🤬.
This book series is my first with this author so I went in completely blind. I had no idea that this was born from the Gypsy series. I have since found out that the intent from the author was to give you a background story on some very important players in that series.
First, just let me confess that I made the mistake of reading book 3 first so I know how this ends. While I could have just read book 3 and be done, I was also missing more in depth details of a very important character change in books 1 and 2 that ultimately explains this character in the Gypsy series.
I really don't want to give away much because as someone who had little to no knowledge of what I was about to partake in, the shock factor of where this author was taking us was very impressive. Honestly, If I had known what I was about to read, I probably would have thought it wasn't for me and passed on it. Instead, I was completely blown away. I'm even glad that I got to read this series before I start on the Gypsy series, but I'm a reader who likes to be surprised.
What information I am willing to give away is to warn you that this series is dark, violent and is not considered safe. If you want a more realistic approach to what life would be like inside a cartel, I think it's safe to say the author did an outstanding job.
ARC provided by NetGalley.