Title: The Slayer (Untamed Hearts, #2)
Author: Kele Moon
Genre: Erotic | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 31, 2015
He was a devil.
She was an angel.
Two people who should’ve never met, let alone become friends, but it’s not until they give into the dangerous passion that’s been simmering under the surface for five years that things go to hell.
On the outside, Chuito ‘The Slayer’ Garcia is on top of the world. He’s successful. He’s wealthy. He's a champion MMA fighter surrounded by friends who support him, but they don’t know what he was before he came to Garnet.
Now his past is churning up demons he can’t ignore. Chuito knows he needs to go back to Miami to end it, but there's something holding him back, a single temptation he can't resist before leaving.
She’s the one drug he can’t give up…even if it destroys them both.
“To me you’re coke. Fine. Smooth. Perfectly white. Very bad for me, but so fucking sexy I don’t give a shit. It’s worth going down for.” – Chuito Garcia
He swallowed hard, and his voice was still full of pain. “I just can’t. I shouldn’t even touch you.”
“You drink,” she pointed out. “You’re not addicted to that.”
“Alcohol is not my drug of choice. It’s the exact opposite of it.”
“I’m not cocaine,” she reminded him.
“That’s what you think?” He glanced at her over his shoulder, his dark gaze running over her for one long, hot moment until it stopped to rest on the pink lace of her bra.
“To me you’re coke. Fine. Smooth. Perfectly white. Very bad for me, but so fucking sexy I don’t give a shit. It’s worth going down for.”
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A freckle faced, redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives off pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.
So obsessed is she with the beauty of romance and the novelty of creating it she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully she married her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who had infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keep her grounded. When she leaves her keys in the refrigerator or her cell phone in the oven he’s usually there to save her from herself. The two of them now reside in Florida with their three beautiful children who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts–They wouldn’t have it any other way.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am completely in love with this book. Honestly, I was not expecting to get into it as deeply as I have. Marc was so charismatic that I just thought Chu's story would probably fall a little flat. I could not have been more wrong.
The Slayer skips between the present and the past; thus, many of the parts that happened during the other books involving Chu are filled in. Also, all of the characters who have grown to have a spot in our hearts are there. A bonus is that we learn more about lesser known characters who are sure to show up in future books, and of course they're awesome as well.
"Welcome to the wasteland for washed-up gangsters."
Chu is an MMA world champion who used to be a gangster. He tried to leave that world behind, but it crept back in. Now he's even found himself in bed with the Mafia.
I super enjoyed the bromance between Tino and Chu. They kept me smiling. Tino is really boisterous which is very complimentary to Chu's stoic nature. When Tino, Chu and Alaine had scenes, the dialogue left me truly rolling.
Chu has been in love with Alaine for five years but pushes her away because of how green she is. She's a small town girl with no experience with the way the big bad world works. But little Miss Alaine is not being left out by Chu no matter what.
This story is Chu's fighting, the sexy dealings with Alaine and Chu plus the friends involved or previously involved in organized crime. It has everything! I laughed and was emotional with tears, and I got so enwrapped that I felt like part of the cast/family. Some parts do head in a bit of a dark direction, but it definitely add to the storyline. Things don't work out perfectly for the characters some of the times which intensifies the quality for the reader.
I enjoyed this book so much that I definitely plan to do a reread, something for which I rarely allow time. It does contain some drug use, crime and murder (and a sexy Boricuan who loves to eat the P). The ending absolutely leaves you wanting the next book.
This was a 5+ star read for me, and I will certainly read the next in the series.