They say love conquers all.
It's a lie.
Five days a week, I dressed in smart business clothes. I painted my face, and went to work as an accountant. But nothing about my life was normal.
For eight years I had been the property of the Gypsy Brothers Motorcycle Club. I laundered their money so well they'd never let me leave. My only glimmer of light was the man I loved. The man who had saved me.
His love had been the only thing that kept the demons at bay. But he'd become so immersed in the cartel's brutal business that I hardly knew him anymore.
Dornan had been my salvation, but he was also my undoing.
Would he pull me down into the darkness until he destroyed me? Could I save him?
Did I even want to?
It is no secret that I have been a fan of this author since I began to review her Gypsy Brothers series for the previous blog I was with. She has this amazing ability to mess with your mind with some disturbing and dark scenes but at the same time fall in love with that darkness, make you crave more and suck you in from the very first words until the last. Kingpin is no different.
I really never thought that I could ever love a character like Dornan, if you have read the Gypsy Brothers series you know how much of a sadistic asshole he can be. He is the one you should never actually love especially after all of the vile, horrific things he has done, but Lili St. Germain has made me love him in Kingpin. You see a different side of Dornan, you see how he in his weird twisted way really does love Mariana and how he hates the things he has to do for his father.
Mariana loves Dornan, even though she is still a captive but her chains aren’t visible, she knows if she tries to escape she will die but she sees something in Dornan that she honestly does love. She also though sees John and how different from Dornan he is and there is this sexual tension from both of them. We are slowly seeing Mariana’s relationship with Dornan being destroyed because of events that happen but we also are seeing the beginning of the relationship between Mariana and John. If you have read the Gypsy Brothers series you know what eventually happens, but seeing their relationship form will only make that so much harder to for those who know what will happen to read about.
Kingpin will not only mess with your mind, but it will also have you asking yourself is there something wrong with you for actually loving the bad guy. I am going to be impatiently waiting for Empire, which will be the final conclusion to this trilogy, and while I am waiting I am going to try to prepare myself for the destruction, the disturbing and the total mind fucking that I know will be to come.
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I recoiled as I felt her blood hit my cheek, the deafening roar of my gun something that was becoming far too familiar. Allie hit the dirt before I’d even blinked, the force of the bullet sending her straight onto her back.
Above the steady drum of the rain, I heard movement outside. Jesus. Was she still alive? I opened the door as quietly as I could and slipped out, pressing it shut behind me. The rain was brutal, and I could barely see in front of me. I circled around the back of the pickup, gun at the ready, my eyes searching for any movement as I rounded the corner of the truck and happened upon Allie. There was blood coming from her mouth, and she had one arm outstretched, reaching clumsily for her gun. In her dying moments, she didn’t look like a bitch anymore. She looked like a sad, lost little girl, and I silently cursed Murphy for pulling her into this hellish existence. For the first time, I realized that she was younger than me, just a young woman who fell in love with the wrong man. Don’t we all.
She saw me, and her hand reached for the gun more desperately. Before she could grab it and take a shot at me, I placed my bare foot on her wrist, pinning it to the ground.
She looked up at me, her eyes sad.
‘I thought he loved me,’ she choked.
I nodded, crouching beside her. ‘That’s the thing about men like Murphy,’ I said softly. ‘They’re not capable of love, Allie. They only know how to destroy.’
She seemed to soften, her eyes closing momentarily. Blinking back tears, she gazed up at me. ‘I don’t want to die,’ she whispered. ‘I didn’t know.’
I nodded sympathetically, pushing her hair back from her face.
Before she could do anything, I placed my hand over her mouth and squeezed her nose shut between my thumb and index finger. Shock and realization lit up in her eyes as she thrashed her head back and forth beneath my grip.
‘That’s the difference between you and me,’ I said to her, as she clawed at my hand and sucked against my palm for air. ‘I’m old enough to know better.
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.