How much is a life worth?
Mariana Rodriguez is the eldest daughter of a Colombian drug lord. Growing up in Villanueva, Colombia, she has never wanted for anything. Private schools, a lavish lifestyle, and the safety of the Cartel that her father works for.
At nineteen, she's got her entire life mapped out, and what a good life it's going to be: graduate from college, move to America, and finally be free from the stifling grip of the Cartel.
Only, her father messes up. A shipment of cocaine - a very large, very valuable shipment - is seized by the authorities whilst under his care and he becomes liable for the debt. Half a million dollars worth of cocaine.
Half a million dollars he does not have.
But he has a daughter, a very smart one, a daughter who would give up her very existence and offer herself as payment for her father's sins, to ensure her family survives.
But falling in love with the man who owned her wasn't part of the plan ...
Candi's 5* Review:
I absolutely LOVE Lili St. Germain and her books!! I freaking LOVED the Gypsy brother series and just could not get enough!! Cartel is the prequel to that series so if you haven't yet had a chance to read them, thats ok!! From the moment I started reading, I was hooked!! Because I read the Gypsy brothers first, I did NOT like Dornan, not at all but now this book has me conflicted. I don't want to like him but its hard not to after reading why his story went the way it did. You will def see another side of him in this book. But if you thought Dornan was bad just wait till you meet his father Emilio Ross.....OMG that man!!!! He is stone cold, unforgiving and downright ruthless!! I can see now where Dornan learned all his qualities.
19 year old Mariana is the daughter of a Colombian drug lord. She has lived the life of comfort and riches.....until one day her fathers shipment gets siezed and everything she has ever known changes. She would do anything to save her family but she had no idea what that would mean for her.....and she also didn't expect to fall in love with the man who now owned her.
I loved Mariana and her sassy attitude. From the moment her and Dornan meet, the sparks fly. I know how things will eventually play out but I still can't get enough, I want to know more on these two asap!! There will be a total of 3 books in this series that will be released this year. Next up is King Pin and I can't wait to read more about Dornan and Mariana. Amazing job Lili!!
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‘You do this a lot?’ I asked abruptly.
He took a step closer. I took a step back. It was timed so well, it was almost as if we were dancing some sort of macabre waltz.
He laughed when we moved in unison.
‘Depends,’ he replied, ‘on what this is.’
‘Pick up pretty girls for your daddy?’ I shot back.
Something passed over his face for a moment and settled in his eyes. Something hard. And then, I blinked, and it was gone again.
‘Sure,’ he said, and his voice had changed somehow. Become more reserved, more guarded. Damn. The only person who’d shown me the tiniest bit of normality, and I had just alienated him. As usual, I was running off at the mouth before I thought about what I was actually saying.
‘None as pretty as you, though,’ he added.
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About the Author:
Lili Saint Germain
Lili writes dark romance, suspense and paranormal stories. Her serial novel, Seven Sons, was released in early 2014, with the following books in the series to be released in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, Tarantino movies and spending hours on Pinterest.
She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.
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