A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: EL SANTO by M. ROBINSON.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘El Santo’ (Saint-Sinner Series – Book #1) by M. Robinson.

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Title: EL SANTO
Author: M. Robinson
Series: Saint-Sinner Series – Book #1
Publishing date: November 16th, 2017
(Review based on ARC-reading a copy of this novel)

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The Synopsis for ‘El Santo’ :

I didn’t know darkness and evil lurked inside me until I had to murder in order to survive. Forced to become my own worst enemy. With so much blood on my hands, I was surprised I could still see my own skin.
I killed.
I tortured.
I loved…
I played God while I was rotting in Hell. Thriving on control and power was the only way I knew how to live. There were no other options.
If you weren’t my friend, you were my foe.
If you weren’t with me, you were against me.
Traitors, as I called them. There were no imaginary lines. I’d crossed them all. No boundaries. No second chances. No redemption.
Not for me.
For them.
For anyone.
Only for her…
She loved me. Always convinced I was a saint, never believing I was just another sinner.
A fucking monster.

Until it was too late.

Except, I didn’t choose this life. It. Chose. Me.

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘EL SANTO’:

“El Santo” is the latest novel by the talented author M. Robinson. The first novel I read from this author was El Diablo and that was a mind-blowing read! It was perfection! This novel falls into the same realm and intensity as that one. This novel is definitely a dark romance with a great dose of suspense. The fascinating and emotional roller-coaster these characters must struggle through and live with is both entrancing and riveting. This is definitely a page turner! Once you start, you just can’t stop. Amira and Damien’s story is just beginning and left me with an ache in my heart for both characters while still holding onto a glimmer of hope. It’s all the intensity that a great novel should deliver and then some. El Santo is written from the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views) of Damien Montero and Amira.

Damien was raised by his father, who was a close follower of a Cuban dictator by the name of Emilio Salazar. Damien admired and strived to follow in Emilio’s footsteps. When he comes face-to-face with the truth, about how his father and Emilio truly lived, he was also faced with a soul changing moment that would completely shape his life. One day would change everything he believed and knew and he’d end up needing to protect someone he was supposed to have completely destroyed.

Amira was a young child, clenching to her doll Yuly, as she witnessed the most tragic and horrifying losses in her young life. That night changed the course of her life when an unexpected person gives her the much needed safety and security she needed. Feeling so alone, she’s left at the mercy of strangers and a person she would’ve never thought would become more to her than she could’ve ever imagined.

As the story progresses, we witness the growth of Amira and her growing connection to her protectors, the only family she has in life now. All the while, Damian continuous to work for the brutal dictator Emilio Salazar while becoming a lethal killer. He’s lived two separate lives, keeping them both safely apart for as long as he possibly could. It worked, until they both began to bleed into one another despite his efforts to stop it.

Sometimes, the one thing you want and need to most in life, you have to let it go to keep it safe from destruction. “El Santo” is a truly heartpounding and emotionally charged story about Amira and Damien and their struggles with survival, taking risks, a bond that becomes hard to ignore and doing everything they can to not give into what hearts desire most. I highly recommend “El Santo” to those who love a riveting story filled with dark romance, action and for readers who don’t mind a little intensity and a complex story-line. Reader Warning: There is some violence and sexual content. Heads up, it does end on a slight cliff-hanger BUT book 2 will be so worth the short wait, which is titled “El Pecador” and will conclude Damien and Amira’s story. It will be out in early-January 2018! Read this one! It’s absolutely worth it! If you’ve read “El Diablo”, this one gives the same style of explosively awesome raw depth. Get your copy today! ❤

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘EL SANTO’  4 1/2 out of 5 stars:

 

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How I imagined Damien Montero “El Santo” and Amira while reading ‘EL SANTO’:

 

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘EL SANTO’

Damien’s thoughts: My story is going to make you fucking hate me as much as she does, but I want you to. I’m no looking for redemption. I’m not looking for your forgiveness. I don’t deserve it like I don’t deserve hers.

Damien’s thoughts: I felt the demons that would eternally haunt me. Torment me until the day I died, until I took my last breath. I didn’t walk through the valley of the shadow of death that night…
I would now fucking live there.

Amira’s thoughts:  It was then that another reality came crashing down on me.
I. Was. Wrong.
So very wrong…
The monster hadn’t left, he was standing right in front of me. Pulling the trigger.
Ending it all…

Amari’s thoughts:  I believed him when he said I was safe in his care, which was why I didn’t want him to go. I didn’t want to be a scared little girl, taking on this new world alone.
In a way, he was all I had left.

Damien to Amira: “I’m sorry, Muñeca. For the past, for now, for the future… for everything.”

Amira to Damien: “You don’t want me to be happy. All you want is for me to burn in the darkness with you. Well, I can’t do that anymore.”

Damien to his father:  “I protect what’s fucking mine. Nothing is going to happen to her and if someone – anyone – so much as tries, I won’t hesitate to pull the fucking trigger.”

Damien to Rosario:  “One day soon, I won’t be the man who saved her. I’ll just be another fucking monster that haunts her dreams.”

Amira’s thoughts:  He was the beginning to my end or maybe it was the end to my beginning.
It didn’t matter because he was my home too.
He would always be home to me.

Damien’s thoughts:  I’ve told you from the beginning of my story that I was nothing but a fucking monster. At least now, you can’t call me a liar….

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BooksMoviesFandoms: Top 20 Books Reviewed and More of 2016!

Books, Movies, Fandoms: Top 20 Books I Reviewed in 2016 that I Highly Recommend and More!

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This is “BooksMoviesFandoms” 4th Annual Top List of Recommended books I’ve reviewed from this past year. After compiling my list of favorite books/novels that I had the privilege of reading and reviewing during 2016, with great difficulty(amazing books do that to you!), I narrowed it down to this dynamic list of reads. These are stories that truly deserve praise for their enthralling story lines, captivating dialogue, and the emotional journey readers will be taken on by these talented authors. Let’s not forget those engaging characters that can make or break a story. First are the Top 20 Reviewed favorites of the “BooksMoviesFandoms Blog” in no particular order followed by The Top Lists of other categories! Check them all out! Farewell to a compelling 2016. Here’s to an awesome 2017! 🙂 🎉

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#1 – EL DIABLO by Author M. ROBINSON

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#2 – A THOUSAND BOY KISSES by Author TILLIE COLE

A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#3 – PIECE OF INFINITY by Author EMILY BOLD

Piece Of Infinity CURSE SERIES 3 by Emily Bold(Click cover above to read my review on this book)

⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#4 – NEIGHBORS by Author STYLO FANTOME

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#5 – PAPER PRINCESS by Author ERIN WATT

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#6 – ANTI-STEPBROTHER by Author TIJAN

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#7 – SUGAR DADDY by Author SAWYER BENNETT

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#8 – NEIGHBOR DEAREST by Author PENELOPE WARD

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#9 – MISFIT by Author KATHRYN KELLY

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

#10 – LAST RIDE by Author CHANTAL FERNANDO

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#11 – DEEP REDEMPTION by Author TILLIE COLE

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#12 – EDEN’S DELIVERANCE by Author RHENNA MORGAN

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#13 – BROKEN PRINCE by Author ERIN WATT

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#14 – CHAOS BOUND by Author SARAH CASTILLE

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#15 – A VEIL OF VINES by Author TILLIE COLE

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#16 – MONDAY by Author E. L. TODD

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#17 – THE HARD COUNT by Author GINGER SCOTT

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#18 – RAVAGE by Author TILLIE COLE

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#19 – WORTH IT ALL by Author CLAUDIA CONNOR

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#20 – STEPPING OVER THE LINE by Author LAURA MARIE ALTOM

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This concludes the Top 20 Favorite List of Books Reviewed for 2016!

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Below are Categories based on the books I’ve read & reviewed in 2016:

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More Categories for The Books of 2016!

(Not listed in any particular order.)

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TOP 5 AUTHORS OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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1 Tillie Cole (A Thousand Boy Kisses/A Veil Of Vines/The Scarred Souls Series/Sweet Home Series/Hades Hangmen MC Series/)
2 M. Robinson (El Diablo/The Good Ol’ Boys Series/Road To Nowhere Series)
3 Erin Watt (Paper Princess/Broken Prince/Twisted Palace)
4 Emily Bold (Touch of Eternity/Breath of Yesterday/Piece of Infinity)
5 Sawyer Bennett (Sugar Daddy/Sugar Rush/Sugar Free/Last Call Series/Cold Fury Hockey Series/Legal Affairs Series)

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TOP 5 MOST EPIC COUPLES OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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1 Lexi and Alejandro “El Diablo” Martinez 💖(El Diablo by M. Robinson)
2 Rune Erik Kristiansen and Poppy “Poppymin” Litchfield 💖 (A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole)
3 Samantha “Sam” Watts and Payton McLean 💖 (Piece Of Infinity by Emily Bold)
4 Chelsea Jameson and Damien “D.H.” Hennessey 💖  (Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward)
5 Valentin “194” Belrov and Zoya Kostava 💖 (Ravage by Tillie Cole)

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TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER MOMENTS OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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The intense and emotional journey between Alejandro “El Diablo” Martinez & Lexi (El Diablo by M. Robinson)
The kisses and life journey between Rune & Poppy (A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole)
Sela & Beck’s unexpected growing relationship (Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett)
When Katya, Liam & Wulfric are faced with the truth (Neighbors by Stylo Fantome)
Holt “T-Rex” Savage learning about his MC brothers & getting to know Naiya Kelly (Chaos Bound by Sarah Castille)

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TOP 5 SEXY, HOT, DREAMY MEN OF A 2016 BOOK SERIES’ (Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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Caden Banks from Anti-Stepbrother by TIJAN
Theodore “Hawke” from Monday by E. L. Todd
Payton McLean from Piece of Infinity by Emily Bold
Beckett “Beck” North from Sugar Rush by Sawyer Bennett
Damien “D.H.” Hennessey from Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward

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TOP 5 INSPIRING & STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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Lexi from El Diablo by M. Robinson
Faye Black from Last Ride by Chantal Fernando
Naiya Kelly from Chaos Bound by Sarah Castille
Ella Harper from Paper Princess by Erin Watt
Francesca “Frankie” from Monday E. L. Todd

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TOP 5 “I WANT ONE OF THOSE” PROTECTIVE / ALPHA MALE CHARACTERS OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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Dex “Sin” Black from Last Ride by Chantal Fernando
Alejandro “El Diablo” Martinez from El Diablo by M. Robinson
Reed Royal from Broken Prince by Erin Watt
Nico Medina from The Hard Count by Ginger Scott
Garrett Marsden from Stepping Over The Line by Laura Marie Altom

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TOP 5 AMAZING BOOK SERIES’ OF 2016(Based on Books/Novels I reviewed/read):

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1 The Royals Series (by Erin Watt)
2 Scarred Souls Series (by Tillie Cole)
3 Sugar Bowl Series (by Sawyer Bennett)
4 Sinner’s Tribe MC Series (by Sarah Castille)
5 Twin Estates Series (by Stylo Fantome)

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Looking forward to the mind-blowing books I’ll be reviewing in 2017… see ya for the next list around the next New Year! 🙂

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A Blogging Reader’s Review: EL DIABLO by M. Robinson.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘El Diablo’ (The Devil Series/Standalone – Book #1) by M. Robinson.

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Title: EL DIABLO
Author: M. Robinson
Series: The Devil Series – Book #1
Publishing date: August 30th, 2016
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The Synopsis for ‘El Diablo’ :

I was ruthless.
I was feared.
I had sacrificed. Myself. Her. Everything…

Living in a world where I was worth more dead than alive was a choice. I was a bad man, never claimed to be anything else. I’ve done things I’m not proud of. Seen things that can’t be unseen. I’ve caused pain that I can’t undo.
It was all my choice.
Every decision.
Every order.
Right and wrong never mattered.
Until her.
She was under my protection, until she became my obsession.
But who was going to save her…

From. Me. The devil himself.

Fate brought us together. Destiny destroyed us.

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘EL DIABLO’:

Wow! That is the first word that comes to mind after reading “El Diablo” by author M. Robinson. I have not read any of her previous work yet, but if this is any indication as to what to expect from this author, I will definitely be getting my hands on more of her novels. This novel is the first in a new series titled The Devil Series but can be read as a standalone. As far as genres go, this understandably falls under dark, erotica, and is listed as a contemporary romance novel. This dynamic story is told from the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views) from Alejandro “El Diablo” Martinez and Lexi.

Alejandro Martinez was living his young life surrounded by a lifestyle that was fated to be his future. As the son of a notorious and powerful crime boss, his path in life was already predetermined no matter what. The women in his life will always be everything to him, which include his older sister Amari- that he had a close relationship with growing up, his mother Adriana who showed him unconditional love, and his sister’s best friend Sophia. When the evil that lurked all around them finally seeped its way into their home, it was the day that “El Diablo” was born and the innocence of a young teenage-boy would begin to develop into a dark, soulless, and powerful man. The only thing his heart held onto was the love and devotion to family, power, and control.

Alejandro fell in love. Torn between his fate into the violent and gritty world, and his new growing young love, it was either up or down from there. Unfortunately, it was down to a dark and dangerous path for him. His heart was broken, and “El Diablo” was all he would ever be. But, life turns him toward a new and unexpected direction in life to try and lead him to something that he never saw coming. He wasn’t having it, fighting and pushing it as far away as he could in any painful and self-destructive way he could think of. But a strong and powerful love can sometimes even bring the strongest man and the most darkest of hearts- to their knees.

Lexi has had a nightmare for a childhood. Her mother is a broken shell of a woman with addiction problems and her step-father is a wolf in disguise. The only sunshine in her life seems to be her love for dance and ballet. When her world begins to spin out of control, and everything begins to fall apart all around her, she finds herself headed down a new path. She’s strong and not afraid to say how she feels because she is all she has in life. When she meets a man simply known as “El Diablo” in the dark-seedy world she lives in, she can’t help what he makes her feel simply with his eyes. She can’t get him out of her mind for some strange reason. When she finds herself once again face-to-face with “El Diablo”, she can’t let him get the best of her. Will she be able to find her way out of this darkened path or is there more to this darkness than meets-the-eye? Can Lexi find her way down the path of becoming a ballet dancer or will she become a victim of her background? Or, will Lexi fall into a dark hole of heartbreak, hurt, and violence?

I rarely give a perfect rating but “El Diablo” was riveting from start to finish. I couldn’t put it down. The dark twists and the beauty of it were both engaging, and my emotions were on one heck of a roller-coaster ride reading this. My heart was aching for Lexi but her strength shined through keeping the story full of hope for her character. “El Diablo” was a man who never promised to be a prince charming but admitted to being the villain in life. That showed on many occasions but something about this man was very alluring, charming, sexy-as-sin, and heartbreaking. He had to live up to his reputation or risk being killed because love was a weakness that he couldn’t afford or expose in his lifestyle. No matter how much he did live up to his dark and evil ways, he showed his heart in the only ways that he knew how to. I highly recommend this novel if you’re looking for a dark, beautiful, compelling story with so many emotional moments. Reader Warning: This does touch on some sexual abuse briefly and violent situations. This does not disappoint at all! Please check this one out today readers ! Such a damn good novel. And I must add that the Cover is Perfection and that man is exactly how I’d picture Alejandro “El Diablo” to look. Bravo!

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘EL DIABLO’  5 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined Alejandro Martinez “El Diablo” and “Lexi” while reading ‘EL DIABLO’:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROMEL DIABLO

Alejandro’s thoughts: My older sister Amari was always the perfect little angel. I, on the other hand, was the devil.

El Diablo’s thoughts: I wouldn’t learn until later in life you never allowed your enemies to see your weaknesses. You could be burning inside, but had to remain cold and heartless on the outside. Even if your whole life was laid out in front of you, dying.

Alejandro and Amari:  “I’ll always be your brother. I will always protect you, no matter what you think of my choices.”
“For now. You’re my brother, for now.”
I stopped dead in my tracks, feeling her intense gaze on my back.
“Even the Devil was an angel once, Alejandro. It’s only a matter of time until you become El Diablo, too.”

Lexi’s thoughts: He was my last resort. Believe me, I didn’t want to have to sell my soul to the Devil, But what other choice did I have?

El Diablo’s thoughts:  I had killed. I had avenged. I had loved. I had destroyed lives and now it was my time to pay for being the Grim fucking Reaper, taking lives that didn’t belong to me.

El Diablo’s thoughts:  She wanted me, maybe as much as I wanted her. I had to prove to her this illusion she had in her mind about me, about us…
Was just that.
A fucking fantasy.
A creation of a fairy tale in her mind. I didn’t do happily ever afters, and the sooner she realized who I really was, the better.

Lexi’s thoughts:  I wanted to know every single thing about him, including the man beneath the ruthless bastard…
Behind the power.
Behind the suit.
Behind the dominance.
Underneath the bright green, soulless eyes which showed no emotion whatsoever. Not one.

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