NEW REVIEW Dirty Angels, Karina Halle
Title: Dirty Angels (Dirty Angels Trilogy #1)
Author: Karina Halle
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 15, 2014
For Luisa Chavez, a twenty-three year old former beauty queen, a better life has always been just out of her reach. Sure, she’s had men at her feet since she was a young teenager but she’s never had the one thing she’s craved – security. Having grown up in near poverty, her waitressing job in Cabo San Lucas can barely let her take care of herself, let alone her ailing parents. Every day is another unwanted advance, every day is a struggle to survive.
When Salvador Reyes, the depraved leader of a major Mexican cartel, takes an interest in her, Luisa is presented with an opportunity she can’t afford to pass up. She’ll become Salvador’s wife and exchange her freedom and body for a life of riches – riches she can bestow upon her deserving parents. But Luisa quickly finds out that even the finest wines and jewels can’t undo the ugliness in her marriage, nor the never-ending violence that threatens her every move.
Soon, Luisa is looking for an escape, a way out of the carefully controlled life she’s leading. She finally gets her wish in the worst way possible.
As it is, being the wife of Salvador makes her an ideal target for rival cartels and there’s one particular man who needs Luisa as part of his cartel’s expansion. One particular man whose quest for power has destroyed lives, slit throats and gotten him out of an American prison. One particular man who will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants.
That man is Javier Bernal. And he wants Luisa. He wants to take her, keep her, ruin her.
Unless she ruins him first.
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Dawn’s Review 5 stars
In my eyes, Karina Halle can do no wrong. Every book I have read of hers, I become emersed in. In this book, I was in the world of Mexican cartels. A life where there really are no rules and lives mean nothing. Power and money rule. I was hooked from page one. If you were a fan of Javier before, Dirty Angels will have you swooning. We see just how sexy and powerful he is… The man is In a league of his own and such an enigma. He’s soooo bad, yet so good. I loved getting into his head. His POV was excellent. It’s hard to believe a woman wrote it. Turns out he does have a soul! As much as, I loved seeing his tender moments, I love his violent, ruthless, sadistic side. He’s a natural born killer and superior leader that demands respect. He is the definition of an Alpha male. When Javier and Luisa come together the sexual tension is off the charts. As much as, they try to fight it, they are drawn to one another like flies to a light!! You can feel their mutual admiration and respect growing. Love blooms even in the craziest of situations. Luisa is such a force herself. She went from a meek girl to a fierce ruler! She strong, brave and above all selfless. Her love for her family comes first. She’s determined and will not break. How could Javier resist her??? She is every thing that he has been looking for, but she is not his… Will he finally get his queen? This is an erotic, sexy and intense thriller. Your anxiety will be through the roof. The last 25% you will be holding your breath!!! Dirty Angels is a stand alone but I recommend reading the Artist trilogy. Just to get background of Javier. I hope there is more of Javier and Luisa to come.
About the Author
With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.
Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her husband and rescue pup.