Sunday, October 30, 2016

Book Blitz ~ #Review ~ Los Santos Cartel by Melissa Jane

Series: Los Santos Cartel
Never Trust a Saint (Los Santos Cartel #1) - On Sale Now
The Perfect Stranger (Los Santos Cartel #2) - Available Now
Author: Melissa Jane
Genre: Romantic Suspense (Cartel)

A SAINT. A protector from evil. One who without fear will lead you safely through darkness.  LOS SANTOS.  Cold and ruthless. A CARTEL who cares only for revenge and glory.  My name is Nina Cross, and I’m the Los Santos’s newest prey. Determined to prove my partners innocence and avenge his violent death, I stumbled naively into the spider’s web. Tangled with lies and hunted for truth I was shadowed with each step I took. That was until one man, relentless in his touch and his desire threatened to bring me to my knees in ways I both craved and feared. 

Jair Ruiz. Powerful, brooding and confident and not at all who he seems. He has me in his sights and has every intention of toying with his newest target while fighting to keep us both alive. 
When the FBI turns it back on you and Los Santos cartel have already dug your grave, who is there left to trust? Only one man. A saviour. But if I look my saint in the eye and all I see is the devil…do I run?
“I’m not entirely good. I’m not entirely bad. But I’m enough of a little of each to ruin you.” 

"WOW what a drama filled, fast paced , action packed steamy hot read! This book is a big page turner." - The British Book Addict
"I Would Like to give this Book 5+ STARS for the Amazing Character execution and Brilliant Author Writing." - Amazon Customer
"Never Trust A Saint is by far the BEST book I have read this year!" - Amazon Customer

This was both exciting and suspenseful. 

Nina Cross, rookie FBI agent is just doing her job the best she can until...
she becomes public enemy number one, her partner dies and is hunted by not one but two feuding cartels. She meets one person who seems like he can help her..

I am your ruin.

Then things get really interesting, in a world where no one knows who is good and who is evil, Nina must learn to fly all by herself. With people after her and no good answers to what in the world is happening she is left without any help from the agency who is supposed to protect her. The devil is usually who you least expect and in this case the devil may be her salvation...or not.

This was a quick read and perhaps it was because there was a lot going on or I was just that sucked in. There was a whole lot of double-crossing with some serious sexual chemistry. This is also the beginning of a story, things are left unsettled and I was not nearly satisfying enough because the threats are still out there and someone is about run head-first into it. I'm so happy book two is waiting for me so I can see what is next.
The Devil is like a shadow.
It follows.
It waits.
Gabriel Nicholas Santos. Born with a name belonging to saints, yet evil to the core. When he smiled, people would die. When he lost control, hell would open up its fiery gates. He was nothing more than a malevolent puppet to his elusive uncle.
Together they were LOS SANTOS cartel, rulers of South America’s most feared and powerful drug empire. The price on their heads was high. The price of becoming one of them? Even higher.
Both were my targets who knew the game well. While one kept me close, the other became a myth. But I would wait. I would watch. I would become just like them in order to finish them both.
But it was never going to be that easy. Not now. Not with… her.
Gabriel had his sights fixed on FBI Agent Nina Cross. Strong. Beautiful. And none-the-wiser of those who shadowed her every move. She held the answers he had killed so many for. She was the one thing stopping LOS SANTOS from taking full control.
And I had one job. To both save and destroy Nina Cross. But that was only the beginning.
Only when you cover your enemies with dirt are they truly gone.

“Dam babe another Dam good read. I love this.” - Amazon Customer

This is book two to the Los Santos Cartel and boy was it a gritty one.

This was from Antonio's POV and while you think you have some understanding of the type of person he is in book one, he is way more complex and has done way more than I first thought. This story goes back to where it all began and how Antonio got to the place he is now. It gives you an idea of the inside workings of the cartel and how he became the Hunter. And he surely didn't get his name because he hunts animals...he gets his name for more sinister reasons.

It is two years before we get up to the point of the last book and by the time I got there I was well and truly ready for this phase of Antonio's life to come about. The Los Santos Cartel is run by two ruthless men, one of which, Gabriel, has a plan the involves Nina Cross. Then the book picks up where book one starts only from Antonio's side of the story. This one also continues to after, which is filled with more suspense and nail biting action.

This series was my first by Melissa Jane and won't be my last. She writes a action-packed, with a side of sexy, story that kept me guessing and wondering what was going to happen from beginning to end.


Lover of dark, fast-paced stories with a dash of romance, Melissa Jane’s books are a ruthless combination of dangerous cartel Kingpins and beautiful strong heroines. No one is safe within the pages she writes and the underdog is always favored to win… most times.  
When not writing, Melissa loves relaxing with her family and a good glass of wine.


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