Wednesday, 30 April 2014

WoW #9: Dirty Angels

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

If you've read The Artists Trilogy by Karina Halle, one of the characters should be very familiar... This is Javier Bernal's book! Yes, yes, I might be Team Camden, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy a book starring Javier!

Dirty Angels by Karina Halle

Expected publication: May 2014

Genres: Contemporary; New Adult/Adult; Dark;

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Dirty Angels by Karina Halle

For Luisa Chavez, a twenty-three year old former beauty queen, a better life has always been just out of her reach. Sure, she’s had men at her feet since she was a young teenager but she’s never had the one thing she’s craved – security. Having grown up in near poverty, her waitressing job in Cabo San Lucas can barely let her take care of herself, let alone her ailing parents. Every day is another unwanted advance, every day is a struggle to survive.

When Salvador Reyes, the depraved leader of a major Mexican cartel, takes an interest in her, Luisa is presented with an opportunity she can’t afford to pass up. She’ll become Salvador’s wife and exchange her freedom and body for a life of riches – riches she can bestow upon her deserving parents. But Luisa quickly finds out that even the finest wines and jewels can’t undo the ugliness in her marriage, nor the never-ending violence that threatens her every move.

Soon, Luisa is looking for an escape, a way out of the carefully controlled life she’s leading. She finally gets her wish in the worst way possible.

As it is, being the wife of Salvador makes her an ideal target for rival cartels and there’s one particular man who needs Luisa as part of his cartel’s expansion. One particular man whose quest for power has destroyed lives, slit throats and gotten him out of an American prison. One particular man who will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants.

That man is Javier Bernal. And he wants Luisa. He wants to take her, keep her, ruin her.

Unless she ruins him first.

***WARNING*** This book deals with drug cartels and as such it contains a lot of sex and violence and some violent sex. It can get pretty ugly, pretty dark and pretty crazy. There is drug use, abuse, a bit of torture and dubious consent. The hero is not a hero and the villains...well, they're even worse. If this sort of thing bothers you, please do not read. This ain't no cupcake farting unicorn kind of book.***

***While this is a spin-off of The Artists Trilogy, prior knowledge of the books is not needed. DIRTY ANGELS is the first in a trilogy, however each book can standalone and follows or introduces different characters***

-- As seen on Goodreads

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  1. Ooh an intense read! Thanks for sharing. I want something to make me cringe while investing in a good story. Great pick!

    1. Very! It looks like it could be one of her darkest books yet. I'm really looking forward to it! Thanks for stopping by Shane =)

  2. This one is new to me, but I love Karina's books so I'm getting this one for sure. I really hope you'll enjoy it. Great pick! :)

    Tanja @ Ja Ĩitam, a ti?

    1. I love her books! Have you read Sins & Needles? This is Javier's book, so that should be interesting to say the least!

  3. Totally new to me as well! Hope you love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I think I'm in safe hands, I haven't read a Karina Halle book I haven't loved... so my expectations are through the roof! Thanks for stopping by Jessica :)

  4. I am not sure about violent sex scenes, but I really hope you enjoy this one!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  5. Phew sounds intense! Not my kind of read but I hope you enjoy it as much as you seem to have enjoyed the others.
    Thanks for stopping by my WOW :)



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