New Release (Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway): Cartel by Lili St. Germain


Are you ready for Mariana’s story in this heart-wrenching NEW series!?

RELEASE DATE:  January 27th

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His eyes lit up at that as his gaze travelled across my chest and wandered down to the most private of places. I was clothed and covered in the right places, but in front of him, I felt completely naked. The feeling was unnerving and delicious all at once, which only confused me further.

So he’s sexy as hell. It doesn’t matter. He’s the enemy.

‘It doesn’t matter anyway,’ I added hastily. ‘I’ve got a nasty case of the clap. Better not rape me or your pico might fall off.’ I thrust my chin out as I used the Spanish term for ‘small dick’, smirking at the Gypsy Brother as his warm hands continued to roam every bit of bare flesh on my arms.

Dornan laughed at my admission, a throaty noise full of gravel and insolence that made me increasingly unsteady on my feet.

‘I’m not going to rape you,’ he replied, amusement dancing in his dark eyes. ‘And you don’t have the clap. So don’t use that one on me.’



My name is Mariana Rodriguez.

I used to be just like you – a regular girl, with a regular life.

But it was all a lie.

Nothing about my life was normal.

It was all make believe.

It was good, while it lasted.

But now?

Reality’s caught up to my family.

It was always just a matter of time.

Want more Cartel?  Read Chapter One HERE:


YaYa's Review

What did I like about this book?

Not Dornan. Just kidding. I did read the Gypsy Brothers series first so I already hate this man. Run him over with a train twice kind of hate. One of the worse villains ever. Would I have felt different about him if I read this first? Absolutely!

This is not that Dornan. Ruthless, feared president of The Gypsy Brothers. No this is Dornan when he’s still being strongly controlled by Daddy Emilio. Let me mention he’s up there too in the list of villains. Talk about no empathy. But even though he is being controlled you can tell how he despises what his father has turned him into. Only thing he wants is to be rightful in his Daddy’s eyes. The son who will one day takeover. You see where his dark side blossomed from. You also get a side of Dornan which you can’t help but love. Yes, you’re reading this right, Love.

Dornan has feelings. Taught to keep them locked away because it’s for the “weak”. The weak show emotions and emotions get you killed. He’s been raised in the dangerous life of the MC. Corruption, murder, death, human trafficking, drugs are his lifestyle. What this man wasn’t expecting was for it all to change no other than by the hands of a woman.

Il Sanguè è sacra. Famiglia è sacara. 

A woman who was supposed to be manipulated, degraded, sold and maybe even raped all because of her irresponsible, alcoholic, gambler father. Gambling money he doesn’t have and to who does he owe this money to? The Cartel. You don’t mess with Daddy Emilio’s money.

“Remember? This isn’t a fairytale. I’m not your hero, Ana. Nobody is coming to save you.”

Mariana is her name and she’s not submitting without a fight. She also has an ability that might be able to save her life. But what will it save her from? Or who? She’s now trapped belonging to the Devil and her Dark Hero. One can bring her death, the other can cause it. To top this all off, these two are falling for one another. It can’t happen. Not allowed. Daddy Emilio will kill her. So why not keep it a secret? No Bueno.

I would rather he caress me than kick me. I would rather he fuck me than kill me. 

I’m pretty amazed how Lili was able to take this story back in time. Seeing some of the characters from the Gypsy Brother series and getting to know more of them before that disaster happen. Most of all seeing this side of Dornan. I actually can’t get over him. What turned him into such a monster?

My ears were attuned to his footsteps, my skin to his touch. We were the dirtiest, most forbidden secret of them all. 

I will be continuing this series. The author really sucked me in. Now I want to know more about Dornan and his path to more destruction, money, power and reign. How and if Mariana ever escapes. Who catches them in their little Taboo relationship. Oh My God I think I just figured out why Dornan went after Juliette. Shit me not I am freaking out. Fellow readers get ready for a new MC ride.

Warning: Some very graphic disturbing scenes. Hope you can get the mental image like I did.

– YaYa

*An ARC was received for an honest review.

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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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