Sunday, January 11, 2015

Review On Every Street by Karina Halle (The Artist Trilogy 1.5)

Recommended to be read AFTER Sins & Needles (book #1).

When young con artist Ellie Watt decides to call herself Eden White and go after the drug lord who ruined her as a child, she never expects to fall for one of his henchmen. But Javier Bernal is no ordinary man. Subtly dangerous and overwhelmingly seductive, Eden finds herself passionately in love with Javier, the very person she's set-up to betray. With her body and heart in a heated battle against her deep need for revenge, no one will walk away from this con a winner.

Takes place six years before Sins & Needles. It can be read before or after Sins & Needles and may also be read as a standalone.

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My Review & Thoughts 
5/5
Cover: Ms. Halle's covers all match so well with their stories!
Genre: Adult Romance & Suspense 
Romance: Rough...Hearthing O_O

Even though I would suggest to read this book prior to Sin & Needles, it may make you bias to Javier!
This book is the back story to Ellie and Javier on how they met and the fallen of their relationship. We get a closer look into Javier's background coming up in the drug business. The blurb is spot on description for the story in the book. It can be read as a standalone but I'm sure you would want to continue reading this series! (The Artist Trilogy has four books including this one)

Ellie, I am a fan of Ellie's character! She's been through tragedy growing up, looking for payback and finding it through Javier.
Plus, I was a natural. I was born to lie, born to scam. Okay, well maybe I used to be a natural— like I said, huge learning curve here. I spent a good two months running cons through Louisiana and Arkansas, doing exactly what Gus had taught me. Well, almost. I made more than a few mistakes— mistakes I only got out of by riding on my youth and rapidly deteriorating innocence.
Here's one of my guilty pleasures, introducing you all to Javier!
“I could never forget your voice. You sound like an angel who’s gotten her wings dirty.” 
Readers of the series, hint I'm team Javier! Ever find yourself routing for the 'villain', will be after this book. It's a hate and love relationship with Javier.
“Am I supposed to be your submissive?” I found myself mumbling into the pillow, my thoughts going back to some of the disturbing porn I had watched the other day. He chuckled good- naturedly. “Submissive? I’m sorry to disappoint you my angel, but I don’t run with that crowd. Perhaps you’ll submit to me tonight, but after that, I’ll be the one submitting to you.”
 He's comical, endearing at times, but possessively, dangerously, manly (many more -ly words I can use to describe my dear Javier)
He turned his head to the side, his eyes flashing beneath a furrowed brow. “I’ve killed as many people as I’ve fucked. I’ve stolen and I’ve lied and I’ve shown no mercy to people who may have deserved some. I’ve done deplorable things in the name of money. I’ve ruined lives for someone else’s pleasure. I’m a very bad man who has done too many bad things to deserve a pardon. I shouldn’t be walking this earth as I do, I shouldn’t have the money I have, I shouldn’t have the love of a woman who is so far above me she should have wings.” He twisted himself around and looked me dead on. “I don’t deserve your love, Eden. You have my heart, but yours should remain in your chest. Save it for a better man. Save it for someone who’s worth it.” His eyes fastened on mine, shimmering as tears threatened to spill over. “You need to leave me.”

He pulled back and ran his finger along my lips. “You are all mine, even if you run. I will find you because a soul needs its other half to truly live.” 

'On Every Street' is a quick read and great part of the 'The Artist Trilogy'. Any fan of Karina Halle will enjoy adding this to shelf. Actually any fan of Alpha, Sexy, borderline crazy will be a fan as well!

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