Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Review: Dirty Angels by Karina Halle

Title: Dirty Angels (Dirty Angels #1)
Author: Karina Halle
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Source: Bought

Synopsis by Goodreads

**warning: this book contains situations which might be triggers for some people. Please see the bottom of this description to see if this is the kind of book that you'll love or piss you off**

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 IT. This ain't no cupcake farting unicorn kind of book. If you are even a bit squeamish about violence, brutality and rape, this is your warning to stay away from a book that you certainly will not like (and why read books that you know you won't like?)***

***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***

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Spoil Free Review
Heat: Steamy ~ Cold Shower Needed

Javier story is raw, gritty and is not for the faint of heart. His book is darker than The Artists Trilogy and fit perfect to his character. Loved that he stayed true to his character from beginning to end. Dirty Angels was unpredictable and an intense read that I could not swipe my kindle fast enough.

I have had a love/hate relationship with Javier since the beginning of  The Artists Trilogy. He is a very complex man who strives on power and will do whatever it takes to keep it. He his brutal when anyone crosses him especially when it comes to someone he cares about. He is twisted and I loved being in his head.
She was beautiful. She was mine. And she was going to bleed for her husband.

Luisa and Javier were a perfect match. Their relationship is on the darker side. Loved that she did not want to change him. They are each other weakness. Their relationship shows that love can be found in the darkest places. Dirty Angels was more on the erotic side than The Artists Trilogy but never took away from the over all plot. That was a bonus for me but at the same time some were a bit on the darker side that did have me a little shocked. I would of not have it any other way considering it flowed with Javier's character and plot. I still found the over all heat level - steamy - cold shower needed with a dirty talker.
I'm going to fuck your cunt with my fingers and your ass with my tongue.
Kudos to Karina Halle for giving fans Javier story and doing an excellent job with it.


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