Series: Cartel #3
Also in this series: Cartel, Kingpin
Published by HarperCollins on December 19th 2016
Genres: Erotic, Romance, Suspense
Review Copy Provided By: HarperCollins
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The breathtaking finale to the USA Today bestselling Cartel trilogy.
I should have known it would always come down to this, from the very moment I laid eyes on him in that motel.
I should have known his salvation was too good to be true.
Because it's all gone now, the impossible, secret love I had for him bleeding away in the darkness that came afterwards.
Now there's only hate.
Now I just want to escape.
Even if it means I have to kill him to be free.
Before the Gypsy Brothers series there was the Cartel - from USA Today bestselling author Lili St Germain.
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
Violent. Brutal. Empire will take its toll on your mental well-being.
❝As if on cue, a tiny crab crawled out of a neat hole in Allie’s chest and darted along her collarbone before disappearing underneath her ragged red hair.❞
This is the third book in the Cartel series by Lili St. Germain. I had this marked on my calendar for release this past June. As they do, release dates get moved and in this case, it was moved so far from when I read Kingpin (Cartel, #2), I forgot major portions of the previous story. This created an issue for me as this book picked up where Kingpin left off and I was a little lost and confused.
Emilio continues to be the deranged lunatic we have seen in the first two books, and Dornan continues to unravel. Gone is the love she once held for Dornan, Mariana wants both dead. She longs to run away with John and aside from the danger that is involved in running away, she won’t leave without taking the kids and this as good as a death wish.
I don’t mind dark books. I have no problem reading with one eye open, or between the fingers which I’ve thrown over my eyes. But I struggled to turn the pages of this one. Lili St. Germain didn’t seem to hold back while writing this conclusion to the Cartel series. Though, I guess I am a glutton for punishment because St. Germain’s writing kept me intrigued and engaged to the end.
Not for the faint of heart, Empire ends the series with a BANG!