Review: Dirty Promises (Dirty Angels #3) by Karina Halle


Blood. Sex. Revenge.
It ain’t easy being king.
Drug lord Javier Bernal has sliced and diced his way to the top of the Mexican drug trade, presiding over the country’s largest cartel. But his rise to power comes at a brutal price: the death of his sister, Alana. Devastated and wracked with guilt, he turns away from his new wife, Luisa, forcing their marriage into a steady decline. But it isn’t until she’s pushed into the waiting arms of Esteban Mendoza, his right-hand man, that Javier realizes everything he’s lost.
And it isn’t until he learns the truth about Alana, that he realizes everything there is to gain.
Blood will spill.
Cities will burn.
Heads will roll.
Because Javier will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants.
And what he wants is raw, ruthless revenge.
The most dangerous man is the one with nothing left to lose.



“Note from the Author:

Check your morals at the door – this isn’t your typical romance. These are bad people. They do bad things. They are immoral. Depraved. Ruthless and brutal. They seem to lack scruples at times. Please keep this in mind when you read this book or you’re going to have a very rude awakening. But if you like rude … go right ahead.”

Going into Dirty Promises by Karina Halle, I knew that it would be brutal.  With this being sad, I still got surprised by its intensity and depravity. It really is the most disturbing and dark book she has written to this date and I LOVED IT. My mind is still trying to wrap itself around the awesomeness of this book. You could feel the raw, gritty and gripping writing throughout ever page! IT WAS GOOD SHIT! I’M BLOWN AWAY!

But again, read at your own risk as this book is not for the faint-hearted!!! Continue reading


Bookreleases in July

New month, new books! Do you also have trouble keeping up with when which book comes out? We know the feeling.. That’s why we will post an overview every month of the books that come out in that month. Which book are you most excited for this month? 

July 7th:

 Chasing River (Burying Water #3) by K.A. Tucker
Armed with two years’ worth of savings and the need to experience life outside the bubble of her Oregon small town, twenty-five-year old Amber Welles is prepared for anything. Except dying in Dublin. Had it not been for the bravery of a stranger, she might have. But he takes off before she has the chance to offer her gratitude. (more



Pain & Rule (Pure Corruption MC #1) by Pepper Winters

She is a woman divided. Her past, present, and future are as twisted as the lies she’s lived for the past eight years. Desperate to get the truth, she must turn to the one man who may also be her greatest enemy . . .

He is the president of Pure Corruption MC. A heartless biker and retribution-deliverer. (more)

italy_quality_flag_circle_sticker-rf5ddc720fe054927a4fb16be480ac15e_v9waf_8byvr_324 Manwhore +1 (Manwhore #1) by Katy Evans

Billionaire playboy? Check.
Ruthless businessman? Check.
Absolutely sinful? Check.
Malcolm Saint was an assignment. A story. A beautiful, difficult man I was supposed to uncover for a racy exposé. (more)


Toxic by Kim Karr

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not…

New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr turns up the heat in a smoking hot, emotionally compelling new novel that takes you into the world of Manhattan’s elite.(more)


July 21st: 

Pale Kings and Princes (TfSA #6) by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman

Simon has an encounter with Downworlders and is reprimanded for not following the rules for Academy students interacting with Downworlders. A story within a story: Andrew Blackthorn, while a student at the Academy, becomes enthralled by a faerie and has two children with her: Mark and Helen. (more)

July 28th:

Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout:

Some loves will last ’til your dying breath.
Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust. (more)

Racing the Sun by Karina Halle:

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky comes a new adult novel about a young woman who becomes a nanny in Capri and falls for her charges’ bad-boy brother. It’s time for twenty-four-year-old Amber MacLean to face the music. After a frivolous six months of backpacking through New Zealand, Australia, and Southeast Asia, she finds herself broke on the Mediterranean without enough money for a plane ticket home to California. (more)

Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy:

They don’t play for the same team. Or do they?
Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died. (more)

Another Day by David Levithan

The eagerly anticipated companion to David Levithan’s New York Times bestseller Every Day.
In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan (co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green) tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you. (more)

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Review: The Pact by Karina Halle


It all started with a pinky swear…

Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome; a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He’s also one of Stephanie Robson’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she’s known him.

But some relationships can’t be boxed, can’t be classified, can’t be tamed.

Back in their mid-twenties and tired of the competitive hit-or-miss dating scene of San Francisco, Steph and Linden made a pact to marry each other if neither one of them are in a serious relationship by the time they hit thirty.

It sounds like fun and games but as the years to thirty tick past and lovers come and go out of their lives, the pact becomes larger than life.
Sex is inevitable. Friendships are tested. Hearts are on the line.

The pact is about to change everything.


The Pact is a hard for me to rate. It’s a book that I really really wanted to love but I didn’t. Don’t get me wrong, the story, the writing, the pace and the flow of events are all great. It was light, fun, and steamy with a bit of drama along the way. But I don’t know, I just felt disconnected with the characters. It is a friend-to-lovers trope and I think for me to like it I have to be invested and convinced of their friendship and sadly, that didn’t happen for me with the Pact.

In a nutshell, Linden and Stephanie are bestfriends and both are having difficulty finding the perfect person for them, so they decided to make a drunken pact that if they don’t find anyone at the age of thirty they will get married. As the years go by, they couldn’t resist the attraction between them anymore and so they gave in but they decided to keep it a secret because they’re afraid they might hurt their other bestfriend, James (the ex-boyfriend of Stephanie who can be an ass at times). However, true feelings was revealed and Linden chose to let Stephanie go for James. And that is where I freaking hated everything else. 9 years Linden harbored feelings for her but he didn’t do anything and when it matters most he didn’t fight for her, he just gave up.

“I don’t think Linden knows what fighting is,” he (James) says.

“Maybe not. Maybe he does. But I think I deserve that. Someone to fight for me. To believe in me. And trust in love. Sounds cheesy but… once you have love, you have to trust.”

Linden needs to grow some pairs. James needs to fucking grow up. Stephanie needs to stay awesome. I love her. So overall, this is a well-written book but doesn’t wow me and the last 20% of the book makes me want to pull my hair out. But I love Karina Halle so I’m still looking forward to read her other books.

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