REVIEW: Dirty Souls by Karina Halle

March 27, 2017 Adrienne's Reviews, New Release 0 ★★★★

This book may be unsuitable for readers under 17 years of age due to sexual content, drug and alcohol use, suicide, and/or violence.
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Dirty Souls by Karina Halle
Published by Metal Blonde Books on March 20, 2017
Genres: Adult Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 300
ASIN: B06XFJY6YR
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From New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle comes DIRTY SOULS the much-anticipated, nail-biting conclusion to Black Hearts…

Violet McQueen has always been a sensitive soul. Troubled and misunderstood, she never realized her place in the world, nor her true potential…until she met Vicente Bernal.

From birth, Vicente Bernal has always known his place in the world – he’s been groomed to be a ruthless king. Yet for a man whose soul has become morally bankrupt, it’s only through Violet he’s realizing the worth of someone’s heart.

But at what cost?

With a deadly game set in motion taking them from the stark deserts of California to the steamy jungles of Mexico, Violet and Vicente’s forbidden relationship will be put to the test. Boundaries will be pushed, lines will be crossed and souls will get very, very dirty.

Because how do you choose between blood and love when both might get you killed?

NOTE: Dirty Souls is the second and FINAL book in the Sins Duet. You MUST read book #1, BLACK HEARTS, first before this one!

Ahhhhh young love, it’s so refreshing.  Well sort of, in that kidnapped by a cartel leader who happens to be your boyfriend’s dad sort of way.

We’re right back where we left off at the end of Black Hearts.  I urge you to read it before picking up Dirty Souls.  In fact if you really want the full immersion you need to start at the beginning with Sins & Needles.  I had a feeling at the end of The Artist Trilogy, that we hadn’t seen the last of Javier Bernal and Ellie Watt.  I just hadn’t anticipated meeting them again some twenty years later.

I’m one of the very rare few that didn’t exactly love or even like Javier.  Whew…there I said it.  His son though…well Vicente is in a world all his own.  For being so young, he’s got this maturity about him that honestly is leaps and bounds beyond his father.  In my humble opinion of course.  I don’t want to bash Javier too much.  He did ultimately redeem himself, but that was another time in another book.  Read the Dirty Angels series.

Again this is about young love.  Vicente and Violet, his father, her mother, clash in the jungle of Mexico.  In true Karina Halle fashion, the sex is freaking hot, the betrayal shocking and deep.  There are many surprise moments, tears, joy, sadness, you name it that emotion will play a part in Dirty Souls.  Every time I got my hopes up, the author would bring me back to reality.  Love in this world is not easy.  Not at all.  The challenges just to survive are real, the stakes are unbelievable.

For the fans of Karina Halle you won’t be disappointed.  It’s always a pleasure reading her books, I love getting lost in the location and the characters.  I’m not sure this story is quite done.  I hope we get more, there’s definitely more story here.

* I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book *

About Karina Halle

Karina Halle is the New York Times bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, The Pact, Love in English, and other wild and romantic reads. A former travel writer and music journalist, she lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails, and devours a lot of books.

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