Black Hearts by Karina Halle (Sins Duet #1)

bh-3d-book-1-1Orginal title: Black Hearts
Year published: 2017
Published by: MetalBlonde
Number of pages: 295
First sentence: “Once upon a time, a troubled young con artist fell in love with her mark, the drug lord with ties to the man who ruined her life.”

Plot: For Vicente Bernal, truth is all he’s known. The son of an infamous drug lord, Vicente was born to help run the family business, which means he’s been raised on a throne of sordid pasts and dirty laundry, violence and pride. But when Vicente stumbles across someone he’s not supposed to know about – a woman from his father’s checkered past – he sets out to California to find her behind his father’s back.

What Vicente doesn’t expect to find in San Francisco is Violet McQueen, the woman’s twenty-year old daughter. Beautiful and edgy with a vulnerability he can’t resist, Violet tempts Vicente from afar and though he promised himself he’d stay away from her, curiosity and lust are powerful forces. Besides, Vicente has always gotten everything he wants – why shouldn’t he have Violet too?

Soon his wants turn into an obsession, one that sweeps Violet into his games as they fall madly, deeply in love with each other, the type of first love that can drive a person mad.

But it’s a love with tragic consequences.

Both the truth – and the lies – not only threaten to tear them apart, but threaten their very lives.

Someone has to pay for the sins of the fathers.

And they’ll be paying the price with their souls.


My thoughts: I don’t even know where to begin.

I LOVED this book. But then again I always love books that where written by this lady. I don’t understand how she does it. How she writes these characters you can relate to even if they’re drug lords or soccer players. How does she write these places in such a way that makes you feel like you’re there?

The only thing I can really tell you is that you are in for a ride with this one. This story is something else entirely and I love it. Vicente is just a bit too much to be true and Violet is just a young woman trying to figure her life out.


You guys need to read this book!


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