Tuesday, March 19, 2019

#NewRelease #Reviews VIOLENT DELIGHTS by Jessica Hawkins @GiveMeBooksPR

Title: Violent Delights
Series: White Monarch #1
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 19, 2019


“She is mine.” Three words from two different men.
A life, future, and love I don’t get to choose.

In the de la Rosa family, old grudges run deeper than loyalty, and betrayal is a three-letter word: war. But this feud isn’t between enemies. It’s between brothers. And I’m the prize.

I was born a princess among criminals. An untouchable among thieves. Heiress to a life others have killed for, and one I'd do anything to escape. I vowed not to leave without Diego, my first love and best friend, but if his ruthless brother has his way, I won’t leave at all. Cristiano de la Rosa is a man as big and bold as his legend. Once upon a time, he was our cartel’s best soldier . . . until he became my family’s worst enemy.

A man like Cristiano will bend fate to his will to get what he wants. Even if it means dragging me to hell—and tearing me from his brother's arms.


What a way to kick off a new series Jessica has done it again on totally hooked. There was nothing I didn't enjoy about this story. For me mafia books have to grab you with the sense of danger and intrigue and boy oh boy does this one have it. 

Natalia is the princess the prize that Diego and Cristiano are fighting over but there is more at stake. Family honour, competing cartels, murder and betrayal is present throughout the story. Who to trust who to believe Cristiano or Diego I'm not sure but I know I don't trust Diego at all. 

This is a fascinating start to this series what's next I've no idea but I can't wait to find out.

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Pulse-pounding, nerve-wracking, and adrenaline-fueled page turning. Violent Delights is everything you want and need in a mafia/cartel novel. It's full of fear, intrigue, and duplicitous acts. Constantly on edge, waiting for the other shoe to drop, you are lulled into a false sense of....everything. 

Cockroaches can survive just about anything and the biggest one surely does. Don't be fooled by pretty things. This book has jagged edges and will cut you to the bone. One pretty butterfly wing at a time!

What an incredible way to start the series! I am hooked. I was actually a reluctant reader. I loved the blurb and the genre, of course, but I had misconceptions of this book based on another by this author. I'm glad I didn't let my prior distaste ruin this intense and riveting journey. I look forward to everything that's in store.

reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood

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Author Bio

Jessica Hawkins is a USA Today bestselling author known for her "emotionally gripping" and "off-the-charts hot" romance. Dubbed "queen of angst" by both peers and readers for her smart and provocative work, she's garnered a cult-like following of fans who love to be torn apart...and put back together.

She writes romance both at home in New York and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.

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