June 18, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Violent Ends by Jessica Hawkins


This series is SO *&$@#! GOOD that I'm legit at a loss for words.
There are no words.

VIOLENT ENDS, the second book of the White Monarch trilogy by Jessica Hawkins, is a nail-biting, page-turning, gripping-your-hair-out-of-frustrated-anticipation kind of good. 

VIOLENT ENDS picks right back up where VIOLENT DELIGHTS left off -- with my jaw on the floor. Natalia Cruz, the sheltered and naΓ―ve daughter of one of the most powerful drug lords in all of Mexico, has just been betrayed by the man she loves. To protect her family and everyone she loves, Natalia sacrificed her future happiness and agreed to a wedding that felt more like a funeral. By accepting her role as the wife of a powerful cartel kingpin, she is now legally and spiritually bound to the one thing she so desperately wanted to escape.

When Natalia finds out that Cristiano is not the man she expected, she struggles to sort through her warring emotions. As lines continue to blur, Natalia isn't sure if she should fear or hate her new husband, or if she should feel something else entirely. The only thing she knows for certain -- she will never stop searching for the answers to her questions. 

There is so, so, so, so much that I love about this book. The simmering heat. The power struggle. The witty banter. 

"I lost my breath at the sight of his ass. I could've flicked a quarter at it and ducked as it ricocheted right back at me. Smooth with bronze, concave cheeks, it had more definition than his top-of-the-line TVs."

But man... that cliff hanger is brutal.

I don't know how to survive the next few months without knowing how it all ends. I can only hope and pray, and cross my fingers and toes, that the title of book three, VIOLENT TRIUMPHS, means the end will be a triumphant one. 


Trust me, you need to read this book. 

You can thank me later.

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Listen to my self-curated Violent Ends Playlist on Spotify >>>
Violent Ends Playlist on Spotify

Unfoolish - Ashanti
Bad Boyz - Shyne
Mr. Wrong - Mary J. Blige (feat. Drake)
Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
Poison & Wine - The Civil Wars
Tragic Endings - Eminem (feat. Skylar Gray)
Let Me (Acoustic) - Belle Mt
Wreck Me - Chord Overstreet
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
Electric - Alina Baraz (feat. Khalid)
Never Be the Same - Camila Cabello
Hate to Love You - The Revivalists
Never Let Me Go - Florence + the Machine
Worth of You - Plested
Live or Die - Noah Cyrus & Lil Xan
Hold On - Chord Overstreet

My review of VIOLENT DELIGHTS (White Monarch, #1) can be found >>> here.

RATING: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
SUSPENSE: πŸ˜¬πŸ˜¬πŸ˜¬πŸ˜¬πŸ˜¬
STEAM: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

*An ARC of this book was provided to me by the author in exchange for my honest review. The thoughts and opinions expressed on Life as a Jane Doe are solely those of the blog owner (me) and have been written in my own words. 

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