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EL SANTO (Saint-Sinner #1) by M ROBINSON

Anti hero, gritty, love story duet

SYNOPSIS

I didn’t know darkness and evil lurked inside me until I had to murder in order to survive. Forced to become my own worst enemy. With so much blood on my hands, I was surprised I could still see my own skin.
I killed.
I tortured.
I loved…
I played God while I was rotting in Hell. Thriving on control and power was the only way I knew how to live. There were no other options.
If you weren’t my friend, you were my foe.
If you weren’t with me, you were against me.
Traitors, as I called them. There were no imaginary lines. I’d crossed them all. No boundaries. No second chances. No redemption.
Not for me.
For them.
For anyone.
Only for her…
She loved me. Always convinced I was a saint, never believing I was just another sinner.
A fucking monster.

Until it was too late.

Except, I didn’t choose this life. It. Chose. Me.

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EL PECADOR – The Sinner Book Two, the conclusion due for release January 2018


Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

‘She needed to leave me because I would’ve never been able to leave her. And that was the reality of our love story.’

We absolutely adore this Author and her anti-hero stories, they are always dark, gritty and compelling. Once again she swept us up into her world with fabulous writing. This time we are under a communist regime in Cuba where we meet Damien who’s been indoctrinated into a world of violence and horror by his father and working as a soldier under the ruthless and vicious leader of the communist party. The character development was brilliant, written with depth and detail resulting in us connecting completely with Damien and Amira.  This is part one of their story which begins under gruesome circumstances, with El Pecador – The Sinner, the concluding story releasing early January 2018.

‘It was only then I truly understood why Damien never asked me about my nightmares…He didn’t have to. He lived them too.’

Damien is such a complex character. On the one hand he’s a violent cold hearted killer yet on the other hand, all he wants is to be loved whilst having an inherent human empathy for the fair and just. He has never known maternal love nor has he received any comfort or compassion from his father. He’s been trained to fight, duck and dive, whilst striking the blow of death. The scene where he meets Amira, nine years his junior, is heart-breaking and psychologically traumatising for both of them for different reasons yet it seals their fate and forges a bond rising out of Damien’s empathy.

‘I may have saved her life. But she kept me alive.’

Amira’s childhood was cut short at the tender age of nine as she had to witness a tragic and brutal event in her family home which no child nor adult should ever have to go through. Coming out of hiding she places herself in a deathly situation where only a reluctant and bloodstained yet helping hand gives her a chance no one would expect nor see coming. She’s given a second chance at life, a life where she falls in love with a ‘monster’.

‘I always thought she was the only light in my life and she was, it was only then I recognised she was also the darkness. Amira held the power of both.’

We follow Damien and Amira over the years and get to fully experience the psychological effects of what happened to both of them on that fateful night and how it’s shaping their lives now. Damien hates his role in life, he hates the monster he sees in himself. He trusts only two people; he has regrets and he does his very best to make up for a past offence where innocents were wronged. He is the epitome of an anti-hero who we shouldn’t love but can’t help but fall in love with.

‘She needed to leave me because I would’ve never been able to leave her. And that was the reality of or love story.’

Amira is a wonderful character; older than her years yet displays such naivety and childlike hero worship of a man she should run from.  However, how do you run from a man who literally saved your life and protects you with fierce passion as you grow up under his protection? The inevitable happens and we are left with an angsty and weeping heart feeling Amira’s desperation. Cruel to be kind, it’s such a wicked concept.


Be sure to also check out the fabulous EL DIABLO (The Devil #1)
A rgritty, raw, suspenseful and powerful anti hero standalone novel.
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TBB:: Hands down one of our favourite reads of 2016. No word of a lie, one of our favouriteanti-heroes of all time. Yes, this book just grabbed us and didn’t let go till we’d read the last page. Without question El Diablo is our favourite book to date by M. Robinson. Wow…just wow it had us consumed and we have to applaud M Robinson for staying true to her characters and never sacrificing the story or their natural journey. For never giving anything away. For surprising us.

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ROAD TO NOWHERE DUET by M ROBINSON :: DUET REVIEW

Gritty, angsty MC biker romance duet

SYNOPSIS
I once read that every warrior hoped an honorable death would find him. I always went looking for mine, but not even the Reaper wanted me.
I was trained to kill. I was trained to not ask why. To take orders and just march in line. Hooah motherfucker.
Life or death.
Ride or die.
And I’m not only talking about the military. I’m talking about the life that led me on the road to nowhere.
My life.
I fought for my brothers.
I fought for my family.
I fought for my country.
And I fought for her…

Never realizing I might die for them too.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte 

5 Stars Book One /4 Stars Book Two

‘If there was anyone I would go to hell and back for it was Mia Ryder. Even if it meant going to war.’

This duet provided one crazy angst ridden, chaotic and heart stopping ride. M Robinson, you are one cruel, cruel woman to mess with our emotions the way you did, and we’re so relieved we had the next book to dive into because that cliffy at the end of book one would have tipped us over the edge!

The Road to Nowhere Duet provided a story packed with havoc and emotional mayhem. That’s the best way we can describe it. There was much going on in this story – there was love, deep intense crazy love, suspense, brotherhood bond, family dynamics, violence, and some mystery. We likened it to watching SOA …..never knowing where the craziness would lead us!

‘I would learn through the years that Mia Ryder…Mia. Fuckin’. Ryder. I would live and die…For her.’

Creed Jameson is the VP of the Southport North Carolina Chapter of the Devil’s Rejects MC Club and initially it’s a patch he wears with pride, teetering on the wrong side of the law, living for the brotherhood of the club.  Creed is brash, brutal, and totally unapologetic about who he is but beneath that ruthless exterior is a man who lives and breathes love for his blood brothers Luke 14 and Noah 11.

Mia Ryder is just 9 years old as sassy and feisty as they come when Creed Jameson first meets her and this little miss amuses the 18 year old Creed with her smart attitude. She’s the sister he never had.

Over the years their paths would cross once or twice until the time Mia is nearly 16 and Creed has noticed how Mia is now a beautiful young woman, though still full of sass! For Creed she is the unattainable, the innocence and sweet to his impure soul. She’s out of bounds.

‘She was a breath of fresh air in this death-infested land.’

Mia doesn’t get to experience many teenage antics thanks to her over protective Dad and Uncles. She’s not allowed to get away with much, taking matters into her own hands to attend a party that would set off a chain events that would have far reaching consequences for years to come.

“Jesus Christ, you’re my everything’. You’ll always be my everythin’.”

That’s simplifying the storyline as there was so much going on in front of and behind the scenes, however we don’t want to divulge much as it would contain spoilers for the second book.

M Robinson is a such  fabulous writer, delivering those bad boys we love so much and we did love Creed though he honestly tested our limits at times. This lady sure can tell a heart pounding, angsty story!

We both loved the pace and the development of the first book, it was outstanding. This duet had the grit with the emotion, with the simmering love story through the years. The soul mate connection between Creed and Mia was believable and heartfelt and we couldn’t wait to devour the second book.

Ends Here picks up straight after the heart stopping events of the first book. Pandemonium continues as did the love story between Creed and Mia, albeit it with some dramatic angst thrown in that had us wanting to hurl our Kindles.

We were enjoying and loving Ends Here immensely until around 2/3 of the way in when the story took a sudden direction that lost us a little bit out of frustration. The most saddening being that we lost some of our connection to Creed and Mia, in particular the believability in them as soulmates which suffered somewhat as a consequence of this dramatic story-line change and whilst we really enjoyed it, we didn’t feel quite the same impact as we did from the first book, sadly.

‘We weren’t the same people we had been before, and I think that was what scared him more than anything.’

The epilogue was absolutely beautiful. A tremendously heartfelt way to end the story. M Robinson drove a story that took us on a crazy endless spiral that put our hearts through the wringer, moving at breakneck speed and toying with our emotions constantly. Oh yes, and she brought us to tears over a character we love so much…oh you are evil M Robinson!!! The next book for a character featured in this duet has been set up perfectly and bloody hell, we can’t wait for that one! We know it’s going to be fabulous!


TBB Recommends this
5 STAR READ :: EL DIABLO by M. ROBINSON

Gritty, raw, suspenseful and powerful standalone novel.

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“I can’t go back. I can’t change the things I’ve done. I am who I am. It’s too late, the darkness settled in. I own it now. It owns me. Please forgive me.”

SYNOPSIS

I was ruthless.
I was feared.
I had sacrificed. Myself. Her. Everything…

Living in a world where I was worth more dead than alive was a choice. I was a bad man, never claimed to be anything else. I’ve done things I’m not proud of. Seen things that can’t be unseen. I’ve caused pain that I can’t undo.
It was all my choice.
Every decision.
Every order.
Right and wrong never mattered.
Until her.
She was under my protection, until she became my obsession.
But who was going to save her…

From. Me. The devil himself.

Fate brought us together. Destiny destroyed us.

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EL DIABLO (The Devil #1) by M. ROBINSON :: REVIEW

‘I’m the one they warned you about.’


5 STAR SPOILER FREE REVIEW :: EL DIABLO by M. ROBINSON
Gritty, raw, suspenseful and powerful standalone novel.

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SYNOPSIS

I was ruthless.
I was feared.
I had sacrificed. Myself. Her. Everything…

Living in a world where I was worth more dead than alive was a choice. I was a bad man, never claimed to be anything else. I’ve done things I’m not proud of. Seen things that can’t be unseen. I’ve caused pain that I can’t undo.
It was all my choice.
Every decision.
Every order.
Right and wrong never mattered.
Until her.
She was under my protection, until she became my obsession.
But who was going to save her…

From. Me. The devil himself.

Fate brought us together. Destiny destroyed us.

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EL Diablo

Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

‘I had killed. I had avenged. I had loved. I had destroyed lives and now it was my time to pay for being the Grim fucking Reaper, taking lives that didn’t belong to me. I just never thought my life would end like this.’

Hands down one of our favourite reads of 2016. No word of a lie, one of our favourite anti-heroes of all time. Yes, this book just grabbed us and didn’t let go till we’d read the last page. Without question El Diablo is our favourite book to date by M. Robinson. Wow…just wow it had us consumed and we have to applaud M Robinson for staying true to her characters and never sacrificing the story or their natural journey. For never giving anything away. For surprising us.

“Even the Devil was an Angel once, Alejandro. It’s only a matter of time until you become El Diablo, too.”

We loved that Alejandro’s story -because for us it truly was his story- started from an early age and took us right up to a mature older age- so decades. We felt we lived his dark, gritty and raw story alongside him. El Diablo- yes, he sure was, in so many respects. He really worked hard to gain our affection and understanding because cold and hard doesn’t even come close. But this talented Author placed some very clever and brilliant moments of transparency where you saw a side of him which you needed to see in order to fully understand the man beneath the role he was groomed to fill. A boy and young man who loved his Mum and sister with all his heart and then some. A man who never fails to try to protect those he cares about. A man who tries his all to keep people at an arm’s length in fear of them getting caught in a deadly crossfire. A man who truly just needs someone by his side loving him and loving El Diablo in equal measure.

“I can’t go back. I can’t change the things I’ve done. I am who I am. It’s too late, the darkness settled in. I own it now. It owns me. Please forgive me.”

So much tragedy, hate, despair and violence. Seriously, how many times could our hearts break in one story? Not only that, how many times would they break over one man and his love? Captivatingly visual story of Crime family’s loyalties, expectations and tragic consequences.

‘Music and dance were my peace. They made me feel whole. Turning and twisting, leaping through the air as if I had been a swan in captivity all my life. Finally, free.’

Sweet, sassy, strong, vulnerable- child victim of life, Lexi. The beautiful ballerina. She came into a story that had taken many paths only to play a momentous and powerful role. The girl, the teenager then the woman. She was a force. If words and actions could maim; her body would be marked by uncountable scarring.

‘His face inches away from mine, he opened his dark, dilated eyes, they were vacant of any life. Black pools stared down at me as I finally realized, I just met…El Diablo.’

We had no idea where this story was taking us, sure we had an inkling to some but we were surprised, and we LOVE being surprised. The writing was stellar- the story fabulous. We cannot recommend El Diablo highly enough as it was a passionate tearjerker that stole our hearts and minds. We fell in love with The Devil.

‘Every side of him consumed me. Every part of him engulfed me. He was mine. No matter what.’

‘Maybe there were just some people in the world that were born alone and died alone.’
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This is a spin off from THE GOOD OL’ BOYS SERIES each book is a different couple.
It’s not necessary to read this series before El Diablo

The Good Ol' Boys


COMPLICATE ME – BOOK ONE
Alexandra and Lucas’ story
I. Ruined. Us.
I had her.
I lost her.
I love her.
All I did was complicate us.

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FORBID ME – BOOK TWO
Jacob and Lilly’s story
It was only a matter of time until the truth came out.
I never thought it would come to this…
If there is one person I’d willingly go to hell and back for it was…
Lillian Ryde

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UNDO ME – BOOK THREE
Dylan and Aubrey’s story
I fell in love with her when I was seventeen.
She brought me to my knees when I was twenty.
I loved her against reason.
I loved her against hope.
I loved her against all odds.
Now she’s back, a constant reminder of what I lost, what could have been.

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CRAVE ME – BOOK FOUR
Austin and Briggs’ story
They say in order to find yourself you have to go home.
What if home was what you’re running from?
Where did that leave you?
Until one day you meet her.
The one.
She was my high, but she was also…
My demise.

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VIP by M ROBINSON

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SYNOPSIS:

The beginning- A point in time or space where something starts.

32 year old Sebastian Vanwell, was a very successful yacht broker, who always loved the design and architecture of a luxurious yacht. His only addiction was being on the water. He loved it, he thrived on it, and he needed it in his life. After a very stable, loving child hood with a few bumps, Sebastian married the love of his life. The one person that he knew would always be there. Julia was his rock, and he loved her more than life itself. Sebastian kept his addiction to the water under control, wanting to keep his time with his wife and son his number one obsession, that was until he saw her. This new addiction haunted him, the one compulsion that he couldn’t control no matter how hard he tried.

Ysabelle Telle hit him hard, knocking the wind from his lungs. Coming from worlds apart, beautiful, dark complexion Ysabelle Telle didn’t have the rich, protected background that Sebastian Vanwell had. Ysabelle lived a life of hell, in poverty, growing up with a drug addict mother that never cared, and horrific living conditions. Ysabelle lived for one person and one person only; herself. She was pure perfection, her beauty along with a flawless body had men lined up, driveling over her insuring her success as a VIP.

There are too many words that describe the effects when two diverse worlds like theirs collide. They both have too much to lose to get caught in the forceful pull, which could destroy them both.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and drug use. Intended for mature audiences.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

‘This isn’t a love story, but a story about love’

Jenny: And so begins the tragically woven story about the forbidden and overpowering love between Ysabelle and Sebastian.

‘I wanted to be with her. I didn’t care about repercussions.  I lived in that moment. I let it take over me. ‘ – Sebastian

We’re taken through the lives of these two characters from childhood to their eventual meeting in adult life. There’s seemed to be a path that was destined to collide and the events that followed made this a tragic tale of love, passion, sadness and of two hearts who had known their fair share of heartache.

‘I don’t need to be saved, this isn’t a love story…..’

This was one hell of a story wasn’t it Gitte?  We came to know all the characters on a deeply personal level as we followed them through childhood to adulthood and were there to witness all the sadness, hopes, dreams, triumphs, failures, wants and needs of them all. It was a well-developed story that held me captive from the get go and I know you were the same G.

Gitte: Was it ever tragic Jenny, it was so bloody sad I think I read with a lump in my throat the whole way through. The characters were so well fleshed out and had incredible depth. You got to know them and I completely understood them and connected with them. The story-line had me completely engrossed and I just knew it was building up into something intense and life altering. I wasn’t wrong, it broke my heart yet I was rooting for this moment too.

Jenny:  We are introduced to Ysabelle in the most cruellest and saddest of circumstances as she narrates her tragic and sad life before she takes us back to the beginning and her story was heartbreaking.

Don’t you dare feel bad for me. I’m not writing this for you to shed tears. My story goes a whole lot deeper than this, and I definitely don’t want your pity. I adapted. I embraced…….Ysabelle

Forced to survive from an early age this young woman has never known love or kindness and has suffered unbelievable pain, humiliation and degradation at the hands of her dug addicted mother. I wanted to strangle her mother with my bare hands. How could she have been so hateful?

In order to know my happiness than you need to know my sadness – Ysabelle

Ysa deserved a break, she deserved happiness. Ysabelle learnt early in life that her body was her tool to survival and this realisation would eventually lead her to become an escort for VIP under the “care” of Madam.  Ysabelle’s story was really gut wrenching wasn’t it G and this story spared no expense when taking the reader into Ysabelle’s world.

Gitte: Yeah, Ysabelle has had an awfully horrific childhood if you can even call it that. She never got the chance to be a child in fact, rather, she was simply there to sustain the habit of someone who should never have had the honour of the title; Mum. No wonder Ysa ran and didn’t look back. Growing up in a home where all you know is what Ysa knows, no wonder this girl was lost and unable to find or see her true self.

‘I realized that I had never experienced any normal things growing up. I never enjoyed my life, and the only time I ever felt true happiness and at peace was when I was using my body….’

It was so painful, ugly and disturbing and at no point did I feel anything but compassion, understanding and hope that she got what she truly deserved; love, hope and happiness.

‘I hated who I let myself become. I could barely look at myself in the mirror…’

Jenny: As much as Sebastian has known a life of privilege, love, devotion and enjoyed the love of two women who were devoted to him. Julia, who he had known since birth and Olivia, Julia’s adopted sister. These three shared a bond that was unbreakable and all three would do anything for each other. Sebastian had always “settled”.

You can think of any word and there is an opposite meaning; Happiness & sadness, pleasure & pain, Joy & misery, companionship & loneliness, life & death, and love & hate. I have experienced every one of these emotions …. –  Sebastian

He was always respectful of Julia’s feelings and was hell bent on ensuring her happiness and not wanting to hurt her, yet this always seemed to be at the expense of his own happiness.  Sebastian loved Julia without question, but I have to say I never felt the connection between these two. For me Julia knew his weakness was her happiness and she played on it and as nervous as I was at the impending meeting of Ysa and Sebastian I have to say I welcomed it and whilst yes, the cheating was an issue for me, but because I “felt” the connection between him and Ysa so strongly I accepted their love and lust early on.  Ysa and Seb came from completely different worlds…in fact, you couldn’t get more different, but there was a passion and intensity between these two – a love that went soul deep that couldn’t be denied.  Theirs was a destiny.

‘I was destined to meet Ysabelle. We were meant to cross paths. For whatever fucked up reason she came into my life, I couldn’t let her go.’ – Sebastian

Is it bad that I desperately wanted Ysa and Seb to find a way through G? Did you feel the same?

Gitte: Now, as for Sebastian Jenny, I wasn’t sure about his role at first as I felt he played into a role decided by others. However, I loved the boy and man he grew into despite this, the bond he had with Olivia and Julia was beautiful and turned into something quite overwhelming. I suppose the three of them created their own little world with their respective parents’ creating a path and destiny through the bonds they cemented as children. So yeah, I understood his sudden disparity at his situation and the connection between him and Ysa was so intense and healing for both of them, their souls and brokenness mended by this incredible connection.

‘We lost ourselves, we felt, we experienced, and neither one of us wanted to move on.’

J&G:  VIP is told in mostly alternating POV’s between Ysabelle and Sebastian taking us through the lives and the eventual destined meeting between two individuals whose lives couldn’t have been more contrast. Theirs was a sorrowful tale of lies, lust, love and heart ache. Could they find a way to be together? Would love prevail?

‘I learned in that moment that you can’t always have what you want and you just have to hope that everything works out for the best. – Sebastian

VIP is a story of a woman who doesn’t know how to love and a man who has known nothing but love and devotion all his life. What could they teach each other?  How could a happily married man, a devoted father fall so desperately for a woman who doesn’t understand or feel love and who only knows how to provide pleasure, not emotion or feeling? What could they learn and how can a man who yearns to make others happy very deliberately seek out a woman who could destroy everything he has built up and change everything he believed in? Well, VIP explores all that and more and the reader is certainly led on a journey of discovery and a whole lot of suffering and self-discovery.

This story had us hooked, no doubt about that. It was well developed, the characters were given such depth and it really was a good read.  So….why a 3.5 rating?  Unfortunately this amazing story was let down by editing and it breaks our heart that this book was not run through an editor before release.  We can overcome a few errors in a book, heck, we can overcome more than a few but when they are constant….past/present tense shifts, spelling errors….rendezvous spelt “rondayvoo” is just one example and when there is an over misuse of words, it has the ability to detract from the story and that was the case for us with VIP.  The errors were particularly prevalent in the last half of the story and it really is a crying shame.  If this book had been properly edited it was a 4.5 star without question.

 

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