Verona Blood by Lili St. Germain ~ Live & Review

Verona Blood by Lili St. Germain ~ Live & ReviewAlso by this author: Cartel (Cartel, #1), Kingpin (Cartel, #2)
Verona Blood (California Blood, #1) by Lili St. Germain
ASIN: B078RJC4SD
ISBN: 1983692891
Series: California Blood #1
on May 30th, 2018
Genres: Dark, Romance, Suspense, Crime, Mafia
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four-stars

San Francisco is going to burn if the coveted princess of California’s criminal underworld isn’t returned to her family in one piece …

Avery Capulet is missing.

Taken by a madman. Kept in the dark.

She might not survive.

He’ll use her body. Destroy her mind. All before he ever lays a hand on her.

Rome Montague is a drug dealer. A criminal. A thief.

And he needs the secrets Avery and her family are keeping – even if it means cutting them out of her pretty Capulet flesh.

Rome Montague is missing – but nobody will miss him.

Not that it matters; After the things he’s done to this girl, he doesn’t deserve to be found.

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Prepare to step into the dark and bloody underworld of California, as Lili St. Germain brings you a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, in the same vein as her bestselling Gypsy brothers series.


The CALIFORNIA BLOOD series, set in the criminal underbelly of San Francisco, follows two warring families who are ruled by blood, power and twisted desire.

Verona Blood is the first book in the series.

“But I paid attention to Avery Capulet, and she paid attention to me. And something about the fact that we were forbidden only made me what her more.”

 

Review~

There are several things that make me jump for a book. Not a whole lot but there are several. First there is the Beauty and the Beast theme, second is marriage arrangements and then they fall in love tropes (theme?), and finally there is the Romeo & Juliet (well any Shakespeare theme) story lines. It’s probably because those are my all time favorite stories. I will always give the books that take those story lines, and make them their own, a chance.

“Love makes you weak..Hate keeps you strong.”

I really enjoyed this take on Shakespeare’s story. Not only does it spoof that but it has a mafia feel, dark romance, and suspense aspect to it. Talk about catnip for a reader like me. Stories that push you to your comfort level, maybe push you past that some, and make you question whether you are actually sane, yeah those will always be my kinda books. I have a feeling this series will fall into those categories. Verona Blood is dark and scandalous. It’s turbulent is some parts, end of your seat in others, and very very clever throughout all of it. I can not wait to see what is next for this series.

Oh and for those that love to know this sort of thing…Rome is mine. DIBS 😉

 

 

“Love isn’t always a happy thing. Sometimes it’s a dirty habit, a vice that makes you miserable with need. A desperate addiction that threatens to kill you in every moment that you spend apart. There’s no happiness in love when you know it has an expiration date.”

four-stars

About Lili St. Germain

Lili writes dark, disturbing romance. Her #1 bestselling Gypsy Brothers series was created in a serial format – quick, intense episodes released frequently with some wicked cliffhangers. The Gypsy Brothers series focuses on a morally bankrupt biker gang and the girl who seeks her vengeance upon them. The Cartel series is a prequel trilogy of full-length novels that explores the beginnings of the club, to be released in 2015 by HarperCollins.

Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, Tarantino movies and spending hours on Pinterest.
She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.

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