Also by this author: Cartel (Cartel, #1), Kingpin (Cartel, #2)
Vengeful Queen by Lili St. Germain
Series: Violent Kingdom #2
Published by Lili St. Germain on January 17, 2021
Genres: Dark, Romance, Mafia, Crime, Suspense, New Adult
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Sometimes, we lose ourselves in the devastation of love.But sometimes, we find ourselves there, too.
ROMEAvery Capulet. The forbidden fruit. The apple of her Daddy’s eye. The newly-minted Queen of California’s criminal underworld. And now, the missing girl nobody can find.
I know where she is, though. Kneeling before me, tears spilling from her eyes as the last bit of her dignity bleeds from her. I don’t want the pound of flesh that the girl who betrayed me delivers, but I don’t have a choice.
Avery Capulet. Moaning underneath me, as pain merges with pleasure, skin to skin as we do what we can to survive. In the dark, in the wild, we’re like animals. I try not to love her. I try so damn hard.
But the war waged inside my heart was won a long time ago.
By a girl who should have known better than to trust a man like me.
AVERYRome Montague. The boy from my past. The man in my nightmares. The dark, secret lover who makes me feel things I never knew I could feel.
Love and pain can both drive you insane. I fight, and I fight, until all I can do is surrender. Be pulled under. Submit, until I barely recognize myself.
Rome Montague. When he looks at me, I forget the lies that destroyed our past. When he makes me come apart underneath his touch, I forget where we are, and that a faceless enemy pulls our strings like marionettes.
The outside world beckons bright, teasing us with mirages of safety and respite.
But the light of day is a cruel lie.
Because once we find a way out of the dark, we both realize that our nightmare has only just begun.
“I might be too weak to walk, too injured to escape, but there is one thing my blood still sings for in those endless moments. Vengeance.”
After I did a re read of the first book, Vicious Prince, I dived right into this one. Man, I’ve missed her words. Welcome back Lili!
“Everything about you turns me on. But it doesn’t just turn me on, Avery. It sets me on fire.”
The pace of this book was so much more on point. I really liked the first book, but the pace of that one was a bit fast for what I would have liked. Avery and Rome’s chemistry was still there, I’m very thrilled for that, it was one of my favorite things about the first book. I love dark romance books, they are probably my favorite genre out of all romance books. They just seem to draw me in more and have that ability to make me feel like I escaped for just a bit while reading. This book is a dark romance story, yeah there may be “triggers” for those that have them, but I just love this book for being what it was meant to be and not getting watered down.
Thank you Lili for giving me the first book that has held my attention in a long time. I didn’t have to push myself even though I liked the book, this one held it with no problem. I’m so glad to see you back, you have been missed.