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‘More guilt. More memories. More. Fucking. Demons. I was certain about one thing and one thing alone – when I walked out of this room, I would take her love…Her devotion…Her innocence and virtue…With. Me. Every story had an ending…And this was ours. This would destroy her. I. Would. Destroy. Her. In a way, I never thought I could.’

Wow, we just finished El Pecador, which is the continuation to El Santos and must be read in order; and what a sequel it was. We felt like we’ve run a gauntlet of emotion, an epic journey that cleverly drew together the worlds of so many of M Robinson’s beloved characters. We were dying to find out what would happen to Damien and Amira and it certainly wasn’t an easy path to tread. Drama filled with heart-break, angst, intense emotion, more twists than we could foresee but with this Author’s trademark passion and heat.

“We’re written in the stars, surrounded by nothing but darkness and the love we’ve always had for each other. Since day fucking one!”

Monica Robinson is an incredible writer whose stories and characters have such depth and are truly compelling to read, she takes her readers’ hearts and makes them suffer but somehow you confidently know that everything has a purpose in preparation for that overwhelming moment that’ll take your breath away and make it all worth it. It’s an undeniable gift.

‘I loved her with every last breath in my body, every piece of my dark fucked up heart, every last part of my being belonged to her.’

‘…a man with no soul destroys everything in his path. Including himself.’

Damien -hate him or love him- this man’s an arsehole at times but we love him without question and we know his heart is good, his vulnerability is evident despite his violent ruthlessness. His passion is sincere and without conditions despite his controlling and dominating ways. He’s a conundrum as he walks the line of both bad and good. All stemming from his past growing up in Cuba under a violent regime. He’s made decisions guided by his heart and for years they’re decisions which haunt him. He left his love behind, Amira- in order to save her from himself. Years pass with no word of her life and what truly happened as Damien continues to merely exist. Damien fights for everyone he holds close to his heart with his entire being, he’s an incredible man and we defy anyone not to fall in love with him.

‘I was always the sinner, but for the first time in my life…I had hope that the saint would prevail to win my angel.’

Amira is such a kick arse heroine. With what she’s been through- both the horrific tragedy which no child should ever have to experience as well as losing the love of her life we were so worried for what had become of her. Fighting battles beyond her control yet this wonderful girl shows everyone just what she’s made of and sticks her middle finger right up at life. Some people weather the storm of life others stare it right in the eye asking is this the best you can do. Bring it.

“I hate you.” “You wish you fucking hated me.”

This duet is about surviving and overcoming the tragedies in life. About war, love and hope. Violence and romance. Good and evil. Consequences of actions beyond control. It’s a story of two hearts having to build a life despite missing the other half of their soul. It’s a story of forgiveness. A romance written in the stars- where without the darkness you wouldn’t be able to see their light nor be blinded by their brilliance.

‘She wanted to save me. I wanted to save her. Never realizing we needed to save ourselves.’


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 monster.

Until it was too late.

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

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  1. Kieona Eder said:

    M. Robinson never disappoints! El Pecador is no different! Just when you think you have things figured out, she twists things, leaving you shocked but wanting more, needing more. Truly a fantastic talent!


  2. Wendy said:

    Loved this book but I love all of Monica Robinson’s books. They leave you wanting more


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