Dark, devious and deliciously dirty. Vicente Bernal is not your typical hero. And he never expected to fall in love...
From a New York Times bestselling author comes a BRAND NEW darkly romantic suspense that will get your pulse racing, your thighs clenching and the pages turning.
For Vicente Bernal, truth is all he's known. The son of an infamous drug lord, Vicente was born to help run the family business, which means he's been raised on a throne of sordid pasts and dirty laundry, violence and pride. But when Vicente stumbles across someone he's not supposed to know about - a woman from his father's checkered past - he sets out to California to find her behind his father's back.
What Vicente doesn't expect to find in San Francisco is Violet McQueen, the woman's twenty-year old daughter. Beautiful and edgy with a vulnerability he can't resist, Violet tempts Vicente from afar and though he promised himself he'd stay away from her, curiosity and lust are powerful forces. Besides, Vicente has always gotten everything he wants - why shouldn't he have Violet too?
Soon his wants turn into an obsession, one that sweeps Violet into his games as they fall madly, deeply in love with each other, the type of first love that can drive a person mad.
But it's a love with tragic consequences.
Both the truth - and the lies - not only threaten to tear them apart, but threaten their very lives.
Someone has to pay for the sins of the fathers. And they'll be paying the price with their souls. NOTE: The duet's conclusion, DIRTY SOULS, releases March 17
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
OMG. This book. The twists. The turns. The questions. The fear. The dark, erotic feel of it all. The terror of what lies ahead, especially for heroine Violet McQueen and the sinister anti-hero, Vicente Bernal. He's complex. Dark. Dangerous. Cunning and manipulative. Sexy and scary as hell. A deadly mixture of fire and ice, a man at war with his basic instincts, driven by demons straight out of purgatory. He's captivated, and like Violet, you might find yourself enthralled, consumed by his power, his prowess, his presence -- until the point of no return. This is not your everyday dark romance. You truly don't know who the villains are, but they are everywhere. And at the root of it all lies a deep, penetrating web of the darkest, deadliest kind of secrets. Family secrets. A lifetime of lies for Violet, and a life of cold-hearted, calculated murder and mayhem for Vicente, heir to a violent Mexican drug cartel. There's more deception and betrayal in Black Hearts than you can begin to imagine. It's insidious and pervasive, so ingrained in the characters that even the truth feels like a lie. It will make you question everything you believe about the story from start to finish. The suspense is so ever-present that you can't imagine any way the story will end well. Dark Hearts is a paradox. It's "The Godfather" meets "Bonnie and Clyde," in terms of action and tension, but it's completely unique. It will keep you on the edge of your seat and hand you a frightening twist that only a very astute reader will foresee. As this is book one of a duet, its ending cranks up the tension to nearly unbearable level, then plateau just enough to end on a hopeful note. There's no dramatic cliff-hanger, but there's also no turning back from this story. Dark Hearts will force you to think, deeply, about which of all the possible outcomes might be the best for these unforgettable characters. If there is a happy ever after, it won't be a clean one; it will most likely be the lesser of two or more evils. That said, I loved reading it, and can hardly wait for its conclusion, Dirty Souls, releasing in March 2017.