Book 1, Cartel Trilogy - Book 1
Lili St. Germain
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The first full length Gypsy Brothers novel from the smash hit author Lili St Germain. Now a USA Today bestseller! How much is a life worth?
I grew up in Columbia, the daughter of a wealthy drug lord. I lived a life of extravagance, until one day a drug run went horribly wrong and everything came crashing down around me.
I was given away. A payment for a debt. The Gypsy Brothers motorcycle club became my owners, and I did everything I could to survive.
But falling in love with the man who owned me wasn't part of the plan ...
Praise for the Cartel trilogy:
'Awesome job Lili ... I am ready to hop on the back of a bike and join the club!' LiteraryGossip.com
'I can't believe it took me this long to finally pick up this author ... sign me up for more of the Gypsy Brothers!' Jasmine, GoodReads
'Sensational, shocking, compelling and totally addictive ... the best when it comes to dark, brooding and bloody romance' Kelly, Perusing Princesses
I haven't read a story like this entire series in a long time. I'm truly left raw and although this review is categorized under book one, Ive just finished the conclusion and am left with an emotional hangover. This series will keep you on the edge of your seat, like no other. I have to admit from reading the other reviews, I usually avoid stories of rape, human trafficking and dead children because the world is already so difficult to endure, I kind of hate reading about torture for entertainment. But, there's a lot of strength in the heroine, Mariana, as well as heartache. It's kind of like a soul cleanse that you didn't know you needed.
All the credit goes to the author here, she's one hell of an writer. I don't know how she came up with such a tantalizing story plot but the series was amazing! Utterly and truly, just wow...
I have not read the Gypsy series but it seems this series, while written after Gypsy, the events take place before that series. From someone who has not read the Gypsy series, I did not feel like I need to read it first. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I wasn't expecting what I got in Cartel! This is not a fairy tale book where the bad boy rescues the girl and they live happily ever after. This is a dark read about what life would be like for a woman taken in the Cartel. The writing is amazing and the author did a great job but you do have to have the stomach for a darker read. This is not the type of book I normally gravitate towards but I can appreciate a well written story and that is what Cartel is. This is the first book in a 3 book series. ARC provided by NetGalley.
This book tells the story of things that can actually happen to some poor innocent girls. I love the strong will Mariana, even though I already know what happens because I've read the entire Gypsy Brothers saga, I don't want what happens to happen. The true horror stories I've grown up hearing I'm actually reading a piece of that reality. Despite the brutality of human trafficking and becoming slaves it's not something to say it's terrible or disgusting. No. People open you're eyes. Stuff like this is happening all around the world and no one bats an eye of it because 'it's too graphic'.