Stacey is Sassy received a complimentary copy of this story. The copy provided was not the final version and may be subject to edits and changes
Published by Self-Published on February 6, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
A SAINT. A protector from evil. One who without fear will lead you safely through darkness. LOS SANTOS. Cold and ruthless. A CARTEL who cares only for revenge and glory. My name is Nina Cross, and I’m the Los Santos’s newest prey. Determined to prove my partners innocence and avenge his violent death, I stumbled naively into the spider’s web. Tangled with lies and hunted for truth I was shadowed with each step I took. That was until one man, relentless in his touch and his desire threatened to bring me to my knees in ways I both craved and feared. Jair Ruiz. Powerful, brooding and confident and not at all who he seems. He has me in his sights and has every intention of toying with his newest target while fighting to keep us both alive. When the FBI turns it back on you and Los Santos cartel have already dug your grave, who is there left to trust? Only one man. A saviour. But if I look my saint in the eye and all I see is the devil…do I run?
“I’m not entirely good. I’m not entirely bad. But I’m enough of a little of each to ruin you.”
Never Trust a Saint (LOS SANTOS Cartel #1)
A man with many names…
Well, that was a wee bit heart pumping. I just finished Never Trust a Saint in one day. I don’t get to read all day much anymore. You know the drill, life gets in the way, people to see, places to go, all the other stuff that gets put ahead of reading. But today, my little man went off to his first overnight camp. Of course, he’s not stressed at all. I hardly even got a goodbye hug from him. Bloody boys, don’t they realise it’s HARD. Mum’s worry. Anyways…I was a little bit sad. No tears mind you just an underlying worry that he might get there and realise he does miss me. I know Ha bloody HA…AS IF!! So, to distract me from my worry I started reading and boy did I get sucked in.
I realised quickly that I needed to have my wits about me. The pace is fast, the explanations come to you rapid fire and the names whiz by if you’re not paying attention. I don’t read books like this one very often and I was surprised how much I was into it. There are rival gangs, FBI agents and drug lords to keep note of. Borders and areas mapped out for distributions and places where productions take place. It was explained well, but at times I had to re-read to make sure I got it all straight.
Nina is an FBI agent who specialises in fraud and money laundering. She and her partner of a year Garcia, are good friends as well. When a tragedy happens and Garcia is killed, Nina starts asking questions. Unfortunately, she asks too many questions to the wrong people. Next thing she knows she’s the target of a drug cartel. It’s time for Nina to GO WIDE – AKA – Get the F#*K out of town.
Who can she trust? Who should she turn to? One man charges into her life when she needs him the most. Who is he? Who does he work for? Why is he helping her?
The man with many names is a bit of a ghost. He steps out of the shadows when Nina needs him, takes out the baddies when she’s at risk and carries her to safety when the bullets are flying. He also has one smoking hot body…and he knows how to use it. 😉
Nina and the man with many names at times seem like they are working together. Then it seems like Nina’s on her own fighting the world. I never really knew who were the goodies and who were the baddies and that’s a good thing. I liked the intrigue and suspense.
Never Trust a Saint was a fast-paced thrill ride from beginning to end. There are shoot em up, bullets flying, showdowns that were bloody and violent. Death seems to be coming for Nina at every turn.
There is an immediate attraction between the main characters that produce some very hot scenes. While we can’t always tell who’s side the hero is on, it’s pretty obvious that he struggles to stay away from Nina.
I enjoyed Never Trust a Saint and I was impressed with the authors work. This is the first part of a series and I wait with bated breath for the next part of the story to play out.
Later my lovelies.
See you around. 🙂