Dirty Souls by Karina Halle

April 7, 2017 Book Review 0 ★★★★★

Dirty Souls by Karina Hallefive-stars
Dirty Souls by Karina Halle
Series: Sins Duet #2
Also in this series: Black Hearts, Sacred Sins
Published by Metal Blonde Books on March 20th 2017
Genres: Suspense
Pages: 300
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From New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle comes DIRTY SOULS the much-anticipated, nail-biting conclusion to Black Hearts…
Violet McQueen has always been a sensitive soul. Troubled and misunderstood, she never realized her place in the world, nor her true potential…until she met Vicente Bernal.
From birth, Vicente Bernal has always known his place in the world – he’s been groomed to be a ruthless king. Yet for a man whose soul has become morally bankrupt, it’s only through Violet he’s realizing the worth of someone’s heart.
But at what cost?
With a deadly game set in motion taking them from the stark deserts of California to the steamy jungles of Mexico, Violet and Vicente’s forbidden relationship will be put to the test. Boundaries will be pushed, lines will be crossed and souls will get very, very dirty.
Because how do you choose between blood and love when both might get you killed?
NOTE: Dirty Souls is the second and FINAL book in the Sins Duet. You MUST read book #1, BLACK HEARTS, first before this one!

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

By LilyYou know when you get into your comfort zone and are enjoying the moment without a care in the world? Yeah, I found myself there and underestimated Javier’s level of patience. Usually, I hear the name Javier, and I am taken back to On Any Street, where I may have fallen for the guy.  I know, he’s not the good guy but there is something about him. His name evokes dangerous blissful sighs from me. Apologies for the TMI, but it explains why I was in a brain fog thinking his son Vicente was a chip off the old block. Considering my youth is a distant memory, I should have known better.

This is the point where you need to stop reading now if you haven’t read  Black Hearts, the first book in the Sins Duet.

“Always be prepared,” I tell her as we step inside.

I close the door behind me, locking the deadbolt and the top lock.

“Boy Scout motto, isn’t it?”

“Yes, but when they go camping, they bring extra matches. Not firearms.”

The youngsters are now on the adventure of their lives. Violet has now passed beyond Nancy Drew territory and is heading for something akin to the Hunger Games. OK, that’s a slight exaggeration but safety is a real concern. There was one moment where I had to stop reading and pause for a moment before I could return to the drama at hand.  Vicente had no idea the extremes that parents would go to keep their loved ones safe.

Javier’s idea of practical parenting freaked the hell out of me as he went about administering his tough love. His ruthless measures set off all sorts of warning bells when it came to his grasp on sanity. Was it worth it? What would it cost him to save face? Gee, even my jaw dropped to the floor in one scene. He knew he had overstepped the mark, breaking his own long held rule.

The plot driving the suspense had more facets than I first imagined. I loved how even in the darkest of moments the action made me smile. There was a lot that caused me to hold my breath, fearing for the souls of all, dirty or not. As I reached the final chapter, I was in a book buzz and experiencing the familiar adrenaline rush I got when I first read the Artists Trilogy. Fingers crossed we get to catch up with the Bernals and McQueens again someday soon!

5 Revenge fueled Stars!

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