I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Sweet Baby Jesus!! Javi, is so bad but also so good. He lives by a moral code or compass in this evil world which is his downfall or is it?
Mari has been tricked by her family and is broken but her love of her enemy is over powering through all the years of the book.
This couple….the book…..this story line. Oh man I seriously don’t know where in the heck to start. I mean the young, sweet, innocent love that Mari and Javi have is soooo pure in an evil world. When he is forced to marry her, will wont disrespect her that way. He wants her to freely choose him like he as done with her in his heart all those years ago. What kinda bad guy does that?? Bad guys take what they want much like her brother and Paco, their associate.
When Mari’s brother is involved in a coup to take over the leadership, she is forced to look at Javi through dirty lenses thanks to her brother. The heart ache I felt for her and Javi because they were both pawns in the drug cartel. Javi is destroyed when his heart is gone, and he hardens because no one will ever have this effect on him every again.
Seeing the years they two are apart and their struggles to handle life was hard but when everything is spilled and the secrets are revealed by her bother to Javi and Mari….OMG I seriously was broken. I hurt for HER. I mean I felt back for Javi but damn Mari is PISSED OFF!! I mean this woman is bad ass and she is going to kick some serious cartel ass. I feel for ANY MAN or WOMAN who TRIES to stop her. I cannot wait for Cartel Queen to drop!!!
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
I have been devouring mafia series lately and when I saw Chelsea was releasing one I was all over it. How could I go wrong I mean it is Chelsea after all! Chelsea did not disappoint me. The twist she tossed in I didn’t see some of them coming. My emotions were all over my heart went out to some and I have to say I wanted to watch others be tortured to no end. I have to say from start to end Mari is my new girl crush.
Javi and Maricio grew up in the slums of Mexico. They would do anything for their family both living identical lives; single mom taking care of her son and daughter were each mother thinks of the other kids as their own. Making Javi and Maricio brothers by choice.
What happens when deceit, betrayal and need for power comes between brothers? One takes everything from the other and one vows vengeance. So many lives change some by choice others by force.
Mari loves her family and extended family. Can she stay away from her brother and Javi Choices? Mari now lives with a broken heart and choices being made for her. How does one know the truth from a lie when the ones you love and were to protect you lie deceive and use you to gain power and leverage against others.
Javi had me from the start he is determined to take care of the women in his life and to never let women get in harms way. I also loved seeing the Devil Due and getting another view of the encounter. I have to say my heart went out to Mari she has been through so much but she is strong and will have her say soon. Mari may have thought she was queen of the damned, mother to heartbreak, a warrior of loneliness but she is so much more and hell hath no fury than a woman on a mission. I for one cannot wait for Cartel Queen because Shit just got real.