#NewRelease & #MBreview “Dirty Souls” by Karina Halle

Dirty Souls (Sins Duet #2)

by Karina Halle

Release Date: March 17, 2017


 My musings…

4 You’re My Salvation CROWNS

Remember when I said that Karina Halle was going to bring all the guns, violence, and depravity with Dirty Souls.  Well, she delivered.  From the opening pages this high action romance will enthrall readers with the darkness and the devotion of these characters.

The evolution of these two characters in Dirty Souls is one readers can absolutely get behind.  For all the lying and duplicitous behavior from Vincente, he does a complete 180.  His loyalty and devotion to Violet, his desire to keep her safe at any cost, and his eventual honesty with her makes readers fall in love with this anti-hero.  He is still the violent heir to a drug cartel and the son of a dangerous man, but through this novel he becomes so much more. He becomes a man of honor. Violet also goes through a large evolution, mainly as a result of the trauma she is put through during the course of the novel.  The result is a stronger, fiercer Violet.  She becomes someone capable of ruling next to Vicente, but she also continues to hold the light within her.  By the end of this novel, they are truly perfect for each other and ready to take on the world by each other’s side.

From the first word, this fast paced, action packed story will have readers turning the pages as fast as they possibly can. The attempts to escape their families, the inevitable meet up between the McQueens and the Bernals, and the question of how it will all turn out will make it impossible to walk away from this story.  While also taking on multiple points-of-view throughout the novel, the story doesn’t just chronicle the development of Vicente and Violet but also other members of the family, and these glimpses into the different psyches of the characters is just as fascinating.  As always, Karina Halle delivers an ending that will leave the readers wholly satisfied and maybe a little anxious as to what may come next.

As with any Karina Halle book, Dirty Souls is an enticing reader, enthralling readers from the very first chase.  On top of a suspense-filled romance, this book, like all of her books, is beautifully written.  It takes the readers on the journey with the characters, and they will feel like they are living in the dangerous world of the drug cartel.  And, it is a journey you don’t want to miss!

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


 Synopsis:

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?

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 Synopsis:

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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About the Author:

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Smut, The Artists Trilogy, Heat Wave and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her rescue pup and her husband Scott Mackenzie, who co-wrote Rocked Up with her. That’s right. It’s like the book SMUT come to life! This is their first venture as a writing team. A lot of music was played. A lot of laughs were had. A lot of sex was…put in the book!

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