by K. Webster
Publication Date: April 30, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Mexican Mafia, Romance
Javier Estrada is the king of Mexico.
Evil. Twisted. Psychopathic.
A cruel madman with a killer smile.
And he is my boss.
My duty is to blend in, clean his home, and not make a peep.
I’ve done my job well for years.
Imbedded myself so deep in his world, he’s never going to get me out.
But I am this king’s worst nightmare.
Bad men like him took everything away from me.
I will never forget.
He will pay for the sins of many.
I’ll just bide my time—watching, waiting, calculating—until the time is right.
When I strike, he won’t know what hit him.
The monster who rules Mexico with an iron fist may not bow to anyone…
But I’m not just anyone.
He will bow to me.
This is a story fueled by revenge and Rosa goes to extreme measures to seek her justice. Her target is Javier, a powerful Mexican cartel boss. Everyone bows to Javier, no one dares cross his path. He is ruthless and shows no mercy to his enemies. To him, Rosa is simply a maid in his household. This kind of reads like an enemies to lovers, at least on Rosa’s part. Her plans to take him down go in a different direction and she finds herself being consumed by his charms.
I don’t know what it says about me that I just love these psychopathic heroes. Javier screams alpha male and while he does not hesitate to take down those that would betray him, he actually treats those that are loyal to him very well. His attraction to Rosa was quite evident and I loved that he treated her so special. He was not afraid to shower her with compliments and he made his feelings and affection for her quite clear and this is exactly what Rosa needed even though she did not realize it. I love when a man claims ownership of his woman and this is exactly what he did.
“I’m just scared.”
“Of me, manzanita?”
“I’ll protect you from all of it.”
“Who will protect me from you?”
“No one will protect you. I’m going to take you and use you and own you. Mine, mami.”
There was a period of time in the early part of the book that I found myself disliking Rosa. She seemed insecure and a bit of a pushover but that resolved pretty quickly and I grew to love her as she gained her confidence and part of that was actually because she felt like a better person around Javier.
“You are not weak,” he whispers. “You are fierce.”
I am fierce. Fierce, strong, smart. I needed the reminder.
This book of course is all kinds of sexy. There is nothing lacking in that department. There is also betrayal and twists and turns that I never saw coming that kept the story interesting. This is very dark and there are definitely scenes that may be too much for some people. So if you have a spine of steel and are looking for a sexy dark read that is unputdownable, then give this one a try!
Heat Level: HOT
*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review
About K. Webster
K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.
Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.