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REVIEW: Never Trust a Saint (A Los Santos Cartel Story) by Melissa Jane

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BLURB:
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?

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EXCERPT:
Jair sat back in his chair and drained the last of his wine, eyes locked on mine. “I understand your apprehension, cariña. I do, honestly. But what I see is a woman who without me is quite easily going to be six foot under as soon as she tells me to walk. What you are choosing to see is a hero who can save you from the men seeking your blood. When in reality they and I, we all stem from the same societies soaked in deceit, violence, drugs and treachery. Fact of the matter is, I’ve killed for precisely the same reasons they’ve killed. My boot has walked through the blood of victims the same amount of times as they’ve strung theirs up from a bridge. I can be your saint for a day, a night, a week, but at the end of our time together just know that even the devil was an angel

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My Review

I loved Melissa’s Bittersweet Duet and wasn’t sure she was able to top it, but I think Never Trust A Saint has come close.

We are thrust back in to the world of the Mexican drug cartels, this time with an FBI agent that is way out of her league. Nina Cross is fresh out of the academy and on a noble mission, honor the work of her deceased father. Little did she know there was more to his death, and that of her partner than she could ever imagine. From the beginning you are sucked in to Nina’s world and that of her “perfect stranger”. In a world where nothing is what it seems and you can’t trust anyone, can Nina trust her stranger to get tot the bottom of her partner’s death.

This story is raw, gritty, and dark. There’s instalust, but under the circumstances, you can actually understand it. I was on the edge of my deat throughout most of the story, as I was trying to figure out who was the good guy, and who was the bad guy. The ending is a bit of a cliffy and you immediately want more. I’m so glad that wasn’t the end. I need more Jair, and I need the rest of Nina’s story. I could not put this book down and read it one sitting. Melissa Jane can write cartels like no other!

I give Never Trust A Saint 5 gritty kisses and I cannot wait to see what’s next!

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