“She is mine.” Three words from two different men.
A life, future, and love I don’t get to choose.
In the de la Rosa family, old grudges run deeper than loyalty, and betrayal is a three-letter word: war. But this feud isn’t between enemies. It’s between brothers. And I’m the prize.
I was born a princess among criminals. An untouchable among thieves. Heiress to a life others have killed for, and one I’d do anything to escape. I vowed not to leave without Diego, my first love and best friend, but if his ruthless brother has his way, I won’t leave at all. Cristiano de la Rosa is a man as big and bold as his legend. Once upon a time, he was our cartel’s best soldier . . . until he became my family’s worst enemy.
A man like Cristiano will bend fate to his will to get what he wants. Even if it means dragging me to hell—and tearing me from his brother’s arms.
HOLY FREAKING SH*T MY MIND HAS BEEN COMPLETELY BLOWN TO SMITHEREENS BY THIS PHENOMENAL STORYLINE AND THESE UNBELIEVABLY INTENSE CHARACTERS! YEP I TOTALLY JUST WENT THERE…ALL CAPS…BECAUSE JESSICA HAWKINS DESERVES ALL THE PRAISE!!!
Violent Delights is the first book in the White Monarch Trilogy by Jessica Hawkins and I am already insanely intrigued by these characters and this epic storyline that the author has set out to tell. Her storytelling ability is incredibly beautiful and breathtakingly real. This story wholeheartedly managed to captivate every part of my mind, body and soul within the first few chapters and when I reached the end of book one my jaw was legit on the ground from all those shock worthy twists and turns. Truth be told I was so deeply invested that I didn’t even realize I had actually reached the end until suddenly my kindle would no longer turn the page.
While I am sure a ton of readers are head over heels in love with Diego de la Rosa, my heart belongs solely to the psychotic Cristiano de la Rosa. Just putting that right out there because I definitely ain’t ashamed to tell you all that he completely took my breath away and stole my heart. He was an ideal imperfectly flawed character that I found myself craving. That slow burning angst between Cristiano and Natalia had my heart beating in overdrive. Each bittersweet moment that they shared together had the butterflies in the pit of my stomach fluttering. They were absolutely brilliant and I cannot wait to see what shall happen between them and Diego as the trilogy progresses. I have no doubt that I will spend the majority of my time sitting on the edge of my seat in anticipation while devouring these stories!
After discovering that super scandalous cliffhanger I am demanding the next book because I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, but I shall impatiently wait until June even if it’s such a long freaking wait!!!
About Jessica Hawkins
Jessica Hawkins is a USA Today bestselling author known for her “emotionally gripping” and “off-the-charts hot” romance. Dubbed “queen of angst” by both peers and readers for her smart and provocative work, she’s garnered a cult-like following of fans who love to be torn apart…and put back together.
She writes romance both at home in New York and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.