Saturday, 18 February 2017

⊱✿⊰ REVIEW ⊱✿⊰ ARC ⊱✿⊰ Black Hearts (Sins Duet #1) by Karina Halle

Black Hearts (Sins Duet #1) by Karina Halle 

TITLE: Black Hearts
SERIES: (Sins Duet #1)
AUTHOR: Karina Halle 
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: February 19th, 2017
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For Vicente Bernal, truth is all he’s known. The son of an infamous drug lord, Vicente was born to help run the family business, which means he’s been raised on a throne of sordid pasts and dirty laundry, violence and pride. But when Vicente stumbles across someone he’s not supposed to know about – a woman from his father’s checkered past – he sets out to California to find her behind his father’s back.

What Vicente doesn’t expect to find in San Francisco is Violet McQueen, the woman’s twenty-year old daughter. Beautiful and edgy with a vulnerability he can’t resist, Violet tempts Vicente from afar and though he promised himself he’d stay away from her, curiosity and lust are powerful forces. Besides, Vicente has always gotten everything he wants – why shouldn’t he have Violet too?

Soon his wants turn into an obsession, one that sweeps Violet into his games as they fall madly, deeply in love with each other, the type of first love that can drive a person mad.

But it’s a love with tragic consequences.

Both the truth – and the lies – not only threaten to tear them apart, but threaten their very lives.

Someone has to pay for the sins of the fathers.

And they’ll be paying the price with their souls.

NOTE: Black Hearts is book one of the Sins Duet, with the sequel, Dirty Souls, releasing in March 2017. 
These books can be read as a standalone – though they are a spinoff of the Sins & Needles and Dirty Angels trilogies, Black Hearts & Dirty Souls are set 20 years in the future and follow new characters. You do NOT need to read TAT or DA to enjoy or understand this duet.

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BLACK HEARTS: This is spoken in ‘Multiple Perspectives’ 
(Elle & Violet -MOTHER/DAUGHTER)
(Vicente & Javier - FATHER/SON)

Someone has to pay for the sins of the fathers. And they’ll be paying the price with their souls. 

At an early age Violet has always had an odd feeling that something is off about her parents, something doesn’t add up. Feeling that she was raised in a house shrouded in lies. Now at the age of twenty that feeling still lingers in her mind.

They say curiosity killed the cat, Violet's curiosity gets the best of her when she stumbles across an envelope, no forwarding address, inside is a newspaper clipping which screams more lies and coverups.

Vicente is next in line to take over his father's dynasty which he doesn’t want a bar of, but it’s in his blood, he’s been trained for this his whole life, his first kill was at the age of fourteen, from then on in he’s slowly been incorporated into that life.

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Now he’s on a mission headed right for California, a mission to find one woman. A woman going by the name Eden White, Ellie Watt but most recently Ellie McQueen. Unearthed papers reveal that she was the one that his father let get away. Now it’s Vicente’s mission in life to find her. He’s been granted two months leave but once those months are up he’s to return back home. 

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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Sometimes you have to hurt the ones you love to make them stronger, and while Javier would fight to the death to protect his son, he also knows he's the only one who can make Vicente the man he needs to be, even if it destroys both of them in the process. 
 - Javier

Slowly Vicente worms his way into Violet's life to the point where she can't imagine life without him, he's got his clutches in so deep it's going to take pliers to break them free. 

Image and video hosting by TinyPic This man is nothing short of a mystery to me, so many facets, so many sides, I never know which one I'm going to get. 
- Violet

What Vincente didn't count on though was the hard, fast attraction they both felt towards each other. He's here because he's curious, getting close to Violet was never part of the plan, he's here on one mission only and that mission is Violet's mother Elle, his father's ex lover. This moves in lighting speed, one minute it seemed like they had just met, blink and they are having the most hottest sex I've read in a long time. Vincente isn't your typical bad boy, he's got the looks to prove it along with his alpha killer attitude. His deep dark secrets he's trying to hide, but secrets always have a way of coming out. 

So many lies, one on top of the other. A pile of matchsticks about to go up in flames. 

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This kept me on tenderhooks throughout, if my nails weren't short as it is they would've been bitten down to the quick. So many lies that like a puzzle bit by bit they get revealed. Someone is after Violet, someone standing in the shadows watching the house, to being followed, to a botched up kidnap, all sit on the edge of your seat anticipation. 

This does end on a cliffy so be aware of that, but BOOK#2 isn't that far away. 

* Teasers used in my review are off the authors Facebook Page *

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