Series: White Monarch #2
Until my enemy took a wife.
The devil has a name, and it’s Cristiano de la Rosa. On my wedding day, he was
the last man I expected to see standing at the altar. He wants to make me his
queen. His brother wants to rescue his princess.
Getting Cristiano to lose control becomes the name of the game, and the stakes
are life and death. But as truth and lies blur, loyalty is tested, and our
chemistry threatens to reach the melting point, the prize grows less clear.
Either freedom no longer means what I think it does, or Cristiano is as devious
as everyone says, and he’s mastered the art of playing my mind.
All I know for certain is that nothing is certain. And all you need to know?
This is a love story.
But even love stories have to end.
Hello, book hungover. I think that you’ll stay with me for some time…
Jessica Hawkins blew my mind. I was waiting impatiently for Violent Ends and from the very first sentence I was completely hooked. I don’t know if it’s Jessica’s writing, remarkable storyline or just the mix of both, but I was so engrossed with this story that outside world didn’t exist until I was done with this book. Who am I kidding, I’m still not over it! Even though the romance alone is really slow-paced, all the other things made me sitting on edge. I couldn’t put this book down even for a second!
Violent Ends starts where the previous book ended. Natalia and Cristiano are in the church after their wedding and despite her resistance, a whole new life awaits for her. But that doesn’t mean that she’ll be perfect, obedient wife from now on. After what she heard about Calavera cartel she refuses to bow to its leader. Especially when she still believes in Cristiano’s involvement in her mother’s death. But with every passing day the doubts arise. When the one who Natalia loved betrayed her in the worst possible way she doesn’t know who or what to believe anymore. Considering that the rumors about Calavera were exaggerated and this whole world is not what it seems to be can she let her guard down?
I was #TeamCristiano already in the first book, but right now I’m his biggest cheerleader. He’s so intense, intimidating and sexy! This book shows us two sides of his character. One is a ruthless and dangerous boss, the other is possessive and protective husband and I’m completely in love with both! He could easily force his new bride to bend to his will, but he wants her willing. And I’m really surprised that Natalia didn’t give in, because Cristiano’s dirty mouth is something else. I was reading his filthy innuendos all flushed and wishing that it could be me in the front of him. I’m not joking.
I can totally understand Natalia’s confusion and mistrust. But on the other hand I couldn’t stand her stubborness and that she wasn’t open-minded. Her inner battle between her mind and her body was also complicated, because she coulnd’t deny that she was attracted to Cristiano. All the secrets and unspoken truth was messing with her head and I think that it was the main reason why she couldn’t let go. But with every new revelation and shock that followed, she started to understand more. And we could see the true Queen in the making.
The sexual tension between these two was hot AF! The battle of wills only added to the intensity that was pouring from this story. The chemistry, unfulfilled lust and every passionate interaction between Natalia and Cristiano kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t get enough of them!
And that ending?! Tell me Mrs. Hawkins, why do you hate me? It was like a shot to my poor heart!
I could sing the praises all day, but it still wouldn’t give this book justice. You NEED to read it. I’m generally easy to please when it comes to my books, but Jessica Hawkins didn’t write just a book. She created extraordinary tale that pulls us into the whirlwind of emotions and doesn’t let go. I’m completely addicted to this series and I can’t wait for the next part! MUST READ!
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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