By Lili St. Germain
Book One in the California Blood quartet
Release Day MAY 30, 2018
This is probably going to be a rambling mess. My mind is reeling right now, and I feel like it is moving at the speed of light trying to think about all the possibilities.
4 I’M BEING TOYED WITH CROWNS
I love dark romances. Crave them. I was not, however, prepared for the level of depravity since it is my first foray into the Lili St. Germain world, and I am not just talking violence. The level of violence I have read before. I am talking about an overall lack of moral characters, unethical decisions, violations against women. This book runs the gamut for being book one in a series, and by chapter 2, my mouth was already gaping in shock.
Normally, this is where character analysis occurs, and I talk about what I liked and didn’t like about them, but I honestly feel like I just met them. We have just scratched the surface of who Rome and Avery are. What I have seen, I like. I like Avery’s fire, even though I wish she would keep it when it comes to here father, and I love that Rome is lethal and protective. I definitely like where she is taking them as characters.
Fair warning that this is book one of four, so a good portion of Verona Blood is setting up this world. Readers meet a lot of characters, the author gives readers essential backstories for the families, and they get the predicament currently facing Avery Capulet, as well as how Rome Montague plays into this all. A lot happens during this book, and yet, I feel like nothing happened. I know that doesn’t make sense, but all I can say is that I was left with a million questions (no, that is not hyperbolic. Well, maybe, but I was left with so many questions), and need them answered ASAP.
Dark romance readers, pick this up! PICK IT UP. It is rare that I cannot figure out what is coming next, who is involved, or how the story is going to play out, but at the end of book one I have nothing but questions. Lili St. Germain has messed with my mind, and my anticipation for book 2 is at an all time high!
ARC recevied in exchange for an honest review.
San Francisco is going to burn if the coveted princess of California’s criminal underworld isn’t returned to her family in one piece …
Avery Capulet is missing.
Taken by a madman. Kept in the dark.
She might not survive.
He’ll use her body. Destroy her mind. All before he ever lays a hand on her.
Rome Montague is a drug dealer. A criminal. A thief.
And he needs the secrets Avery and her family are keeping – even if it means cutting them out of her pretty Capulet flesh.
Rome Montague is missing – but nobody will miss him.
Not that it matters; After the things he’s done to this girl, he doesn’t deserve to be found.
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Prepare to step into the dark and bloody underworld of California, as Lili St. Germain brings you a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, in the same vein as her bestselling Gypsy brothers series.
The CALIFORNIA BLOOD series, set in the criminal underbelly of San Francisco, follows two warring families who are ruled by blood, power and twisted desire.
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About the Author:
Lili writes books about vengeful girls and villainous men. Her USA Today bestselling Gypsy Brothers series focuses on a morally bankrupt biker gang and the girl who seeks her vengeance upon them. The Cartel series is a prequel trilogy of full-length novels that explores the beginnings of the club, to be released worldwide in print and ebook in 2015 by HarperCollins.
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