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Kingpin (Cartel Trilogy Series #2)
     

Kingpin (Cartel Trilogy Series #2)

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by St Germain Lili
 

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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

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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. Dornan. 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781460704295
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2016
Series:
Cartel Trilogy Series , #2
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
64,994
File size:
708 KB

Meet the Author

Lili St Germain is a phenomenon. The first of her seven serialised dark romance novellas, SEVEN SONS, was released in early 2014, with the following books in the series released in quick succession and selling hundreds of thousands of copies around the world. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and is loving every minute of it. Her other loves include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee and Tarantino movies. She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.

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Kingpin (Cartel Trilogy Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
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.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Mariana is dressed in smart business clothes five days a week. She was an accountant well technically a book keeper as she had to quit college before she actually got a degree. Her office was in the back of a strip club Mariana spoke to no one as she worked then Mariana was driven home straight after work to the home Dornan had picked out for her. Dornan was rough and dominate but he made Mariana feel safe and Dornan was her shelter. Mariana became addicted to Dornan and stayed that way for nine years. Nothing about Mariana’s life was normal. Mariana had a keeper when Dornan wasn’t around - a roommate of sorts. Mariana was a slave. Mariana laundered money for Emilio and felt she had paid her father’s debt but Emilio didn’t feel that way he felt he owned Mariana. Mariana had a son when she was a teenager -Luis -but her father took the baby as soon as he was born and forged adoption papers. Mariana’s boyfriend -her child’s father was Esteban had been murdered right before Mariana’s eyes. Dornan had saved Mariana from being sold into sexual slavery. Mariana still loved Dornan even though he was a combination of brutality and tenderness. Dornan also loved Mariana. John was Dornan’s best friend and president of the Gypsy Brothers MC. Mariana and John shared an office but John was seldom there. Mariana had learned a lot in the six months she had been in the office at the back of the VaVa Va Voom strip club which is how she laundered illegal money the MC got. Mariana learned John was kind, and thoughtful and loved his daughter and liked to surf. Mariana was very careful of her past and how she interacted with people. Six lives depended on Mariana: her dad, her mother,her sister, her brother, Luis and herself. John told mariana if she ever wanted to leave to let him know and he would help her and hide her but Mariana knows she can’t leave. Mariana spends most of her time alone.Mariana only receives once a week visits from Dornan. When Mariana is in a very bad place she calls Dornan but is reminded of her place behind Dornan’s wife, family, and business. Then she calls John. Again mixed emotions on this story but I did like it better than the last. At least Mariana was shown some kindness by John. Also I wasn’t as shocked by Mariana’s story. I felt bad to see Dornan’s humanity dry up from what he seen and did. The only thing Mariana really had in her life has gone bad. John is attracted to Mariana after being faithful to his drug addicted wife for so long. Mariana now has a full time bodyguard named Guillerno who has become more like a brother. Mariana’s skills are quite useful to the Cartel. Murphy starts to blackmail Mariana but she then handles it herself. Again with the mixed feelings but I did like this story better than the first one. Dare say even enjoyed it more. But I no longer really liked Dornan as he had lost most of his humanity. I did really like John but I fear for his kind heart and where it will lead him. Especially the position he holds in the MC. I felt even worse for Mariana as Dornan changes into even worse of a monster for her. But a t least now Mariana has a couple of people in her life now. I liked how Murphy could only push Mariana so far then she tole care of things herself. But was disappointed to see the ending was a cliffhanger as I hate them.. So for some reason I feel the need to read the last story and I already have it so that helps. So even though this series is dark it help my attention and I recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
$13 dollars for an ebook! That's crazy!
DorisB More than 1 year ago
You know when a book is well written when the author can take you from one place to another and then back again which will have your head spinning. That’s what I feel about Dornan; I have a love/hate thing going for him right now. Then if you factor in the darkness that comes from the biker and cartel world you then have a book that you can’t put down. This is the second book in a series that will pull you in keep you up turning pages because you are trying to figure out who you want to root for. You also have to love the fact that Mariana is such a strong female character. Yes, you are left with yet another cliffhanger but this is oh, so worth it. I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley for a freely given honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the multidimensional characters in this book. Dornan is just full of surprises, and you will fall in love with John. Cartel, the first book in the series was good. But Kingpin is even better. Love Lili St.Germain's novels!!! This series is a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had my heart pounding . Great read. Can't wait for the next .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago