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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.
Amazon USAmazon UKOur 5 Star Review

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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THE LINE by AMIE KNIGHT :: REVIEW

Standalone emotional love story 

SYNOPSIS
I was a thief.
The invisible girl only he could see.
The woman who wanted to be more.
He was the mark.
The extraordinary cowboy who stole my sixteen-year-old heart.
The damaged man who still owned it, even four years later.
The Line was where we began.
Where fates collided.
Where truths derailed.
The place where our love story ends.

THE LINE is available to purchase below

          


Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

4.5 stars

‘I was too cold. Too hungry. Too tired. I couldn’t afford to get off this line, no matter how much I wanted to.’

Don’t you just love when you start a book and you’ve never read anything by this Author before nor have you got any idea where the story is going to take you?  A book that takes you so completely by surprise you actually have to stop and think why did I not read this sooner and how fast can I go find everything out about this new to us Author. Well this was us when we read The Line by Amie Knight. This story was not what we expected, it was so much more. The synopsis grabbed us but the characters even more so and their story stole our hearts. We love our cowboys but what we love even more is a beautiful love story just like this. Sometimes the best stories are the ones you least expect.

‘It had only been four years, but it could have been an eternity and I’d never forget my cowboy.’

What you put out into the world comes right back; no more so than kindness, respect love and compassion. Do you believe in soul mates? We do, and from page one we knew that this was a romance with two people who without question were fated to be together no matter the obstacles and tragedies separating them.

‘His voice. His stories. They were like listening to the deep timbre base of my favourite song. And I didn’t want to miss a beat.’

Our emotions were all over the place as we learnt of Everly’s story and how she came to be where we met her, we felt overwhelmed with sadness yet inspired by her big heart, her strength and the love she had when she recognised kindness and compassion from an unlikely source. She was a brilliantly written heroine that showed real resilience and gratitude despite the little she’d been given in life.

“You’re so terrified you’re gonna lose them that you’ve already thrown them away, and that’s no way to live, Little Bird.”

Cole is one of the most gorgeous cowboys we’ve ever encountered. He’s all man yet he has vulnerability and a strong sense of empathy that shines through the male ruggedness. A man with passion and heart he sees something in Everly that compels him to look out for her, despite unanswered questions and his reluctance to give up his heart. Until he does give his heart and it is quite simply stunning. There came a point in the story were he wore his heart on his sleeve and we read with tears in our eyes at the beauty of the words. He’s been through a betrayal that crushed his heart so it really would take something incredibly special to put the pieces back in their rightful place.

‘Everly was fireflies and freedom. I couldn’t resist her.’ ‘Everly was the sun. Her light shining on me. Her heat searing through me. Forcing me to wake the fuck up. To live again. And, God, I wanted her sun. It felt so good to stand in it. I couldn’t resist her I never stood a chance. And I didn’t want to anymore.’

We fell in love and were completely captivated by this wonderful story that had everything we love in our romances. We urge you romantics to go pick it up and be swept away by Amie Knight’s words.

“Play me a memory, Peaches.”

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