Review: 4 Stars for Cartel by Lili St. Germain

Posted March 25, 2015 by FMA in 4 Stars - It quenched my addiction!

Review: 4 Stars for Cartel by Lili St. GermainCartel by Lili St. Germain
Series: Cartel #1
Also in this series: Kingpin, Empire
on January 27th 2015
Genres: Erotic, Romance, Suspense


The first full-length Gypsy Brothers novel from the smash hit author Lili St. Germain.

How much is a life worth?

I grew up in Colombia, the daughter of a wealthy drug lord. I lived a life of extravagance, until one day a drug run went horribly wrong and everything came crashing down around us.

I was given away. A payment for a debt. The Gypsy Brothers Motorcycle Club became my new owners, and I did everything I could to survive.

But falling in love with the man who owned me wasn't part of the plan...

I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.

Review Cartel

★ ★ ★ ★

This book is DARK, DISTURBING, INTENSE, and VIOLENT. It is NOT for the weak at heart. There were some scenes that had me squinting as I read. (like when you watch a scary movie with your hands in front of your face while peeking through the cracks your fingers make…) This is about a drug cartel and a Motorcycle Club…where drug use, murders and violence are the norm and in the case of this book, so is human trafficking.

Mariana Rodriguez is a spitfire, full of strength and courage. She stood in place for her family in the face of the Cartel.

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Not knowing exactly what was ahead for her, only knowing it was not going to be pleasant, she forced her shoulders back and her chin up and moved ahead into the hands of a cruel and wicked man, Emilio Ross, head of the Cartel, Il Sangue. She was eventually moved to the US where she meets Dornan Ross the VP of the Gypsie Brothers MC and son to Emilio.

Dornan Ross is the typical anti-hero. He is vicious and nasty with a side of gentle protectiveness. He is indecisive. He respected his father. He had been raised to believe family came first. But, he didn’t like the power his father had over him and he didn’t like that his life’s choices were made dependent upon his father’s whims and business decisions. This struggle is made more evident when he is faced with Mariana and one of his father’s businesses-human trafficking. He has always struggled with that part of his job, and now that he has met Mariana, he doesn’t want her to be sold.

“What about you? Would you buy me, Dornan?”

He leaned down, his lips at my ear. “Baby,’ he whispered, ‘I already did.”

They were a dirty, forbidden secret and it was clear the danger they were both in by keeping that secret from everyone.

This is the first in the Cartel Series, the next books will be:

Kingpin and Empire

As this story progresses, it is clear the author has in store more wicked, twisted and dark storylines ahead for her readers.  Once my heart settles back into my chest from my throat, and my eyes go back into their sockets, I might be in the right frame of mind to read them.

*ARC graciously provided through Edelweiss by HarperCollins for honest review”


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