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Genres: Contemporary Romance
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True power is never held by good men, only the most perfect of villains. And she and I are both villains...
I stole her, and she's so very angry. The cartel princess doesn't like being a pretty little pawn. She fights me when she should fear me. But oh, how her defiance excites me.
She would kill me if she could, and I'd ruin her if I had an ounce less control. What a twisted game we play with sweet threats and cruel promises. I crave her madness in the most depraved ways because I know she'll be so beautiful when she bleeds.
A queen who could set the world on fire and a king who would call it rain. Two very bad people who want very bad things are never safe together.
Some love stories have no heroes.
I’m really unsure on how to review Bad. It’s a very violent and bloody Dark Standalone. I’m sure a lot of people will hate this story, I hate to be so obscure about it, but I wouldn’t be surprised that it’s not their cup of tea. I felt like a rubbernecker observing a horrible and deadly accident while it happened. Days later I’m still on the fence on how much I really loved it but one thing is certain; I haven’t been able to forget about it. I will tell you this, and only because it’s a pet peeve of mine, it’s a cliffhanger. And not just any cliffhanger, but the mother of all! I’m still not over it; I had to nudge my chin up, with my hand, to shut my mouth at the end!
Ronan Cole takes over as the new kingpin of the Russian Bratva, at eighteen, after his father dies. His father didn’t think Ronan should do business with Americans, in order to move in on the Mexican Cartel business, so Ronan removes any objections he had by cold-bloodily slicing his throat.
“A smart man sees what he wants and takes it. It’s only business, I do hope you understand, you would have only stood in my way.”
Camila Estrada is the ruthless Juarez Cartel Queen. She lets everyone think her brother Gabriel is in charge of it but very few people realize she’s the one with all the power. Meanwhile, she’s bidding her time, waiting for the opportunity to take over the Sinaloa Cartel from Jesus Garcia. The old keeping your enemies close by trick. Jesus thinks he’s using her as collateral to keep her brother, Gabe, under his thumb.
“He doesn’t realize the real enemy is the one sleeping in his bed, listening to every tidbit of information. Spotting every weakness. The fact that he’s gone to fight my brother instead of killing me shows just how far he’s fallen into my trap.”
When Jesus refuses to sell Ronan a piece of land he wants, he goes to Mexico take what he wants, and that includes Camilla. He kidnaps her and takes her to Russia with him. She reminds Gabe that they don’t negotiate, ever. Her father taught her that lesson at an early age.
And now the fun begins! These two have a bloodlust that seems difficult to control at times. With his fingers in several pies, Ronan is perplexed by his obsession with Camilla, and decides to take advantage of her to help him get rid of some his problems. She hates him but knows she needs to keep a cool head if she wants to make it out alive. And she relishes the opportunity to prove she’s his equal, if not better than him, while showing off her, ahem, special talents. And it’s not what you think!
“Camilla is too unpredictable, and for that reason alone I should kill her, but until I find her boring I’ll let her live.”
There’s a mystery in the story, one I still have so many doubts about and I couldn’t figure out who or the why to it. I’m hoping the next book brings a conclusion to the story and we find out who lived and who died. That’s all I’m going to say!
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