Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a good first book in the reverse harem, enemies to lovers, dark romance series. I haven’t read many dark romance books, or any cartel books, so this is all new to me. I enjoyed the author’s world building which made it easier for me to understand the setting and circumstances of the characters.

Cecilia is such a strong character and her resiliency was great to read. Despite her harsh upbringing and the ruthlessness that was ingrained into her at a young age, she was still able to care for and protect others. The chemistry between her and Ronan was explosive, and the chemistry between her and Mateo was sweet and smoldering.

The author’s development of Ronan, Mateo and Santo’s characters was well done. I could feel their dedication and loyalty to each other, even when it was strained. Each man’s relationship with Cecelia was different and served a different purpose and need for her.

This book was well written and the author set a good pace. It’s a quick and easy read which I recommend you pick up.

Thank you to @katieandbreypa and the author for my complimentary copy of the book. All opinions are my own.