Violent Delights (White Monarch #1) by Jessica Hawkins


In the de la Rosa family, old grudges run deeper than loyalty, and betrayal is a three-letter word: war. But this feud isn’t between enemies. It’s between brothers. And I’m the prize.

I was born a princess among criminals. An untouchable among thieves. Heiress to a life others have killed for, and one I'd do anything to escape. I vowed not to leave without Diego, my first love and best friend, but if his ruthless brother has his way, I won’t leave at all. Cristiano de la Rosa is a man as big and bold as his legend. Once upon a time, he was our cartel’s best soldier . . . until he became my family’s worst enemy.

A man like Cristiano will bend fate to his will to get what he wants. Even if it means dragging me to hell—and tearing me from his brother's arms.

“She is mine.”
Three words from two different men.
A life, future, and love I don’t get to choose.


Sasha’s $0.02


Well, Hawkins brought everything to the table with this book. Heat, angst, suspense and twists. This story was the very definition of binge worthy. Get ready to lose sleep over this, because it is just that good.

Where do I even start with Natalia. Having been born into a dangerous life, she’s completely aware of her family's involvement in organized crime. She’s not your typical damsel in distress in the story. She’s constantly digging for answers and putting herself on the line for her love interest. I really liked her, even though she seemed a tad naive about certain situations. I think that’s because she has dreams of a life outside of the cartel. She’s still hopeful even though her family history has taught her she shouldn’t be.

The men in this story are polar opposites. Diego is kinder and gentle. Where as Cristiano is rough and raw. I have so many theories about these two, but I’ll keep that to myself. All I can say is that anytime I think this author is going to go right, she goes left. And with two men in the story , there’s bound to be more nail biting twists and jaw dropping moments.

This was so different and yet so completely what I love and expect from Jessica. I can’t wait to see what wild ride she’s going to take us on.  I’m ready lady, bring it on.