🥀𝑊ℎ𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑀𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑟𝑐ℎ #3🥀
𝐵𝑦: Jessica Hawkins
𝐺𝑒𝑛𝑟𝑒: Contemporary, Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mafia
𝑅𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝐷𝑎𝑡𝑒: November. 12, 2019
🥀 ℬ𝓁𝓊𝓇𝒷 🥀
The highly anticipated conclusion to the “emotional, steamy, and dangerous” USA Today bestselling White Monarch series.
I’ve become a queen to the forsaken, a leader to thieves, and the wife of a man who instills fear in all who cross his path. He was the husband I didn’t want. Now, I can’t fathom life without my king.
I should’ve been ready for anything. Like the caterpillar that feeds on poison during metamorphosis, I was raised in the dangerous world of cartel crime. But nothing could’ve prepared me for Cristiano de la Rosa, his brother’s poison, or the Calavera cartel.
This is still a story about a love strong enough to topple households, unite enemies, and divide brothers. Resilient enough to bring down those who would try to destroy it . . . and selfless enough to make the ultimate sacrifice.
But I was warned, and so were you. Death’s day always comes. This time, it will find what was once a caterpillar is now a butterfly—and hell hath no fury like the White Monarch.
𝐴𝑑𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝐺𝑜𝑜𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑠 𝑇𝐵𝑅
❝Love is I’d die for you, not would you die for me?❞
Violent Triumphs, the conclusion of the White Monarch Series by Jessica Hawkins is finally HERE! Gahhh this sexy, suspenseful, cartel romance has been EVERYTHING! I have experienced every emotion possible while reading these three stories, each one just getting better and better. Violent Triumphs is NOT standalone. Violent Delights and Violent Ends need to be read first and in order. The White Monarch Series has been a tragically beautiful story. If you are a fan of mafia/cartel/crime romances like myself, then trust me you are not going to want to miss this one.
The last thing that Cristiano de la Rosa hears is his new wife screaming his name into the phone…
❝It had been Cristiano’s dying wish to hear me scream.
And the heavens had granted him that.❞
Cristiano has just been attacked while away on business, and so has his home where his wife Natalia is.
Belmonte-Ruiz, Mexico’s human trafficking ring, and the cartel that Cristiano has been putting a dent in have now retaliated, sending him a message that they will no longer allow him to interfere in their business.
Thankfully Cristiano had ensured that Natalie had lessons in protecting herself and she is able to fight off her attacker and get to the panic room along with other members of the house… unfortunately, not everyone was so lucky.
Including Cristiano who was away from the Badlands on a hunt for answers for Natalia while all this is going on, Cristiano doesn’t make it out of his attack unscathed…
❝I prepared myself to tend to the devil. To fix the monster who’d destroy all other monsters. To bring my husband back to life.❞
After the assault on the house and Cristiano’s brush with death, something changes.
❝And your heart?” she asked. “Is it impenetrable, too?” “No, but it wasn’t where he thought it would be,” I said. “Because it was here. With you.❞
What was once a marriage that resembled a battlefield, has now transformed. Natalia is finally ready to face her growing feelings for Cristiano. The man she thought was a monster is now her protector, her husband, her king.
❝I could be the woman he thought I was. The queen he’s chosen for his bride.❞
Cristiano has gotten Natalia the answers that she needs to have closure after the death of her mother and will have no more doubts about her husband’s involvement.
❝He’d told me many times before—I was his.
And for the first time, a small voice in my head answered back.
He was mine.❞
But after being lied to for so long, and for so much of her life when Natalia subsequently learns the true extent of Diego’s betrayal, she starts to question everything. If Diego was able to pull the wool over her eyes for years, how can she trust her own judgment, let alone anyone else?
❝An utter and painstaking betrayal had given me the greatest gift I hadn’t even known possible—the permission to fall in love with my husband.❞
While recovering Cristiano prepares for war against Belmonte-Ruiz when Belmonte suddenly calls for a truce. As long as Cristiano doesn’t enact revenge against them for the attack on him and his home, then they will stop trafficking and move onto other illegal ventures.
Stopping human trafficking is exactly what Cristiano wants, but how can he just let them get away with attacking him, his home, his wife?
❝Nobody would get away with hurting you. I’d raise hell to avenge you, and if that meant risking my life to achieve it, I wouldn’t hesitate.❞
❝I wouldn’t be allowed in Heaven, but I swear on all that’s holy—I’d rattle the gates until they let me have you.❞
Cristiano is willing to start wars if it means protecting the women being sold into human trafficking, but his heroics have caused the Badlands to come under attack and soon the truth about the safe haven the Badlands really is, is at risk of being exposed.
With the help of Max and Natalia, even though it kills him to do so, Cristiano agrees that it is safer for everyone, including those in the Badlands if a war does not happen.
So Cristiano agrees to the truce.
For months, all is calm.
But just when they think the danger is over, that’s when the enemy will strike…
❝There was more than one way to make the world a better place. Good didn’t always prevail. Sometimes, monsters had to take the reins.❞
You guys… I finished Violent Triumphs days ago and my jaw is STILL on the floor. I seriously had anxiety during every single book, the entire time I was reading. I was constantly on edge, just waiting for what was going to happen next because you KNOW that SOMETHING is coming… but you have NO IDEA when or what… just when you think you have the story all figured out, be prepared for another twist. You will never guess where this one is going.
❝You are the White Monarch. Don’t you see that? You’re the weapon, the survivor, the killer. You can do this.❞
There was so, so much character development with Natalia. I went from really disliking her character to admiring her. In Violent Delights and Violent Ends, we see Natalia as this naive, fragile, foolish, spoiled cartel princess that foolishly accepted anything Diego told her. Now, in Violent Triumphs, Natalia has metamorphosed into the cartel queen that she was always meant to be. With the help of Cristiano, she has learned the truth about Diego and more importantly, she has learned to trust her husband. She’s not a weak little princess anymore, she has wholly embraced and accepted her feelings for her husband, and she is excelling in her role as his queen. She has spread her wings and she WILL fight back against anyone who intends to harm her family.
❝I’ve waited for you to stop acting like a princess and start thinking like a queen.❞
❝Nothing less would do for my king.❞
❝I wasn’t a king until you came along. Me coronaste. You crowned me.❞
❝To anyone else, he was a boss, a leader, a killer. To me, he was just Cristiano.❞
Cristiano de la Rosa, druglord, kingpin, ruthless killer, you name it and it probably describes Cristiano. But what you don’t know is that Cristiano’s ruthless Calavera cartel is only a cover. He may do some “bad” things but he’s one of the good guys as far as I’m concerned. He’s protective and beyond loyal to Natalia and to the people in the Badlands that have become more than just a community, but a family. Now that Natalia has finally come around and accepted the love he was trying to give her, we are seeing a whole new side to Cristiano that I NEVER saw coming. Don’t get me wrong even in books one and two I thought highly of Cristiano but in Violent Triumphs, OMG he is totally swoon-worthy! He skipped right on over being the perfect book boyfriend and went straight to being the perfect book husband!
❝I had run out of reasons not to love him. It had bloomed unexpectedly and brutally. The soil for it had been rich, the foundation laid before I knew what it was to love a man.❞
❝Cristiano had been nurturing that seed all along, and the vines had overgrown my heart without my realizing.❞
The animosity, the sexual tension, the tantalizing flirtations, the anticipation, it all has led up to Violent Triumphs where everything changed with Cristiano and Natalia and we FINALLY have the BIG MOMENT that we have all been waiting for. This has been a slowww burn, but trust me, it was well worth the wait. Cristiano’s dirty mouth has tortured all of us, including Natalia this whole series and with all that buildup, there was sure to be an explosion! With Natalia and Cristiano’s renewed relationship and the fact that the man is sex on a dang stick, Violent Triumphs is SMOKIN’ HOT! Watching Natalia FINALLY come to terms with her feelings, and then watching her admit them to Cristiano was just icing on the cake! *SIGH*
❝Give me that nectar only good enough for a god; let an unworthy man into the depths of Heaven.❞
We were warned from the very beginning that death was imminent, but yet I STILL wasn’t ready. I never expected Violent Triumphs to end that way. Never. I wanted Cristiano and Natalia de la Rosa to get their happily ever after. But no matter what, they chose their fate together, and I wouldn’t change a thing about their ending.
❝He’s made me a queen when others would’ve had me stay a princess forever. To have the choice to go and live or stay and die meant more to me than he knew. I would remain by my king’s side. Now. Always.❞
I am so happy to finally have the conclusion of Natalia and Cristinao’s story but I still can’t help but wish that there was more to come from them… maybe a story about Pilar, or excuse me, Esmeralda and Alejandro? *COUGH, JESSICA, COUGH!*
Jessica Hawkins is an amazing author, the descriptions, the small details that give the image in your mind just that little extra to submerge you straight into the story. I have been so enthralled from the very first page of Violent Delights, to the very last page of Violent Triumphs. Leave it to Hawkins to leave my jaw on the floor! BRAV-FREAKIN-O Miss Hawkins, you most definitely put my emotions through the wringer with that ending.
What an amazingly epic conclusion to the White Monarch Series. Suspense, romance, betrayal, violence, heartbreak, and a love that will last a lifetime, Violent Triumphs and the rest of the White Monarch Series are not to be missed! I HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND this series!
❝I thanked Cristiano, too, for the devil made his own destiny and crowned his own queen.❞
ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕗𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕆𝕗 𝔸 𝔹𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕚𝕠𝕡𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕖’𝕤 𝕆𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕝𝕝 ℝ𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – I absolutely LOVED this book and this series! I have experienced every emotion possible while reading these three stories, each one just getting better and better. The White Monarch Series has been a tragically beautiful story. Suspense, romance, betrayal, violence, heartbreak, and a love that will last a lifetime, Violent Triumphs and the rest of the White Monarch Series are not to be missed! BRAV-FREAKIN-O Miss Hawkins, you most definitely put my emotions through the wringer with that ending.
🔥🔥🔥🔥 – This series has been a slow burn but all the animosity, the sexual tension, the tantalizing flirtations, the anticipation has all led up to Violent Triumphs where everything changed with Cristiano and Natalia and we FINALLY have the BIG MOMENT that we have all been waiting for. With all that buildup, there was sure to be an explosion!
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About The Author
Jessica Hawkins is a USA Today bestselling author known for her “emotionally gripping” and “off-the-charts hot” romance. Dubbed “Queen of Angst” by both peers and readers for her smart and provocative work, she’s garnered a cult-like following of fans who love to be torn apart…and put it back together.
She writes romance both at home in New York and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.
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