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Title: Cold Hearted Bastard

An Underground Kings Seriesย Standalone

Author: Jenika Snow

Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance

 


Release Date: October 5, 2021




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From USA Today bestselling author Jenika Snow comes a full-length gritty mafia romance that blurs the lines between right and wrong… and love and hate.
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He didnโ€™t have a heart… but he wanted hers.
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All I knew about life was anger and violence. Pain and suffering. Kill or be killed.
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I was a โ€œfixerโ€ for the Ruinโ€”a syndicate for the Bratva, Cosa Nostra, Cartel, and any other organized crime faction that dealt in the darker, crueler aspects of humanity.
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I was a free agent who was called upon to do things weaker men didnโ€™t have the stomach for.
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And when you surround yourself with death for long enough, soon, you didnโ€™t remember what it felt like to be alive.
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And then I saw her. She was a fragile little thing who tried to be strong. But I could tell sheโ€™d seen too much horror in the world, too much of the ugly within people. I should have stayed away. Iโ€™d only bring her farther down into the darkness.
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But for the first time in my life, I felt a stirring in my chest, this protectiveness and possessiveness toward another living person. And it was painful. It made me feel alive.
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Lina tried to hide how broken she was, but I was an old friend of being ruined. She held secrets Iโ€™d find out. Because for the first time in my miserable life, I wanted something for myself. I felt something more than apathy and indifference.
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I wanted to possess the innocence she clung to. I wanted to break it open and consume it for myself.
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I could look into her too trusting blue eyes and knew Iโ€™d maim for her. Iโ€™d kill for her. And that became our truth when her past finally came back for her, when my present tried to destroy her.
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They thought they could take the one thingโ€”the only thingโ€”Iโ€™d ever wanted for myself. They were wrong.
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When I looked at her, I felt some of the monster that made me who I was retreat back to my black soul. Heโ€™d never leave… but heโ€™d share the space.
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For her.
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A complete standalone novel in the Underworld Kings series.

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EXCERPT

He had me off the ground and spunย around so fast I grew dizzy. And then my chest was pressed against the boxing ring rope, Arloโ€™s massive body against mine, every inch of him burning me where he touched.
โ€œYou should get your money back if this is what they taught you.โ€ I could hear the teasing, annoyed note in his voice, and my own irritation rose.
โ€œYouโ€™re bigger than me, stronger.โ€ I turned my head to the side so I could look at him, but that was a foolish move, as it brought our mouths dangerously close together. โ€œI donโ€™t have my pepper spray, and I donโ€™t have the added benefit of fearing for my life and getting that kick of adrenaline.โ€
My breath caught, my lungs tightening, when this dark, strange look covered his face.
โ€œYou should be afraid right now, moy svet.โ€ His words were lowโ€ฆ deadly. โ€œYou should be more afraid of me than anything else in the dark.โ€ He leaned in an inch. โ€œIf you knew who I truly was, you wouldn’t be so close to me.โ€
I looked down at where his hand gripped the rope on either side of me, the tattoos on his fingers sneaking up the back of his hand disappearing and going up his wrist and forearm. Iโ€™d never been one to think tattoos were attractive, but on Arlo, it made him brutally beautiful to me.
โ€œYouโ€™re so tiny, moy svet.โ€ He made a low, gruff sound and pushed away from me. I closed my eyes and breathed out just as he said, โ€œAgain.โ€
And so for the next several hours, I sparred and grappled with Arlo until I was sweaty and sore, more tired than Iโ€™d ever been, but had never felt more liberated in all my life.
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Lita’s Book Review: 4 Stars

Cold Hearted Bastard (Underworld Kings Series) by Jenika Snow. Galina finds herself promised to a low life drug dealer due to her father’s habit. She has always known her dad was trash. Between the drugs and gambling she knew she would have to make an escape from his bad choices. Leaving Las Vegas she finds herself in a small town in New York. She knows she is has to keep her wits about her, so she works in a diner. With a name change and living under the radar she is planning to save enough money so she can keep moving. Arlo has been going into the diner not for the food but a certain waitress. When their paths cross outside of the diner Arlo ends up saving her. But now that he has her, he doesn’t want to let her go. He wants to know all about her and to keep her safe.ย  And Arlo will go to great lengths to do just that and he will kill anyone who gets in his way. Galina feels the attraction to Arlo but she knows he is involved in the underworld. She knows that world and doesn’t want any part of it but her feelings for Arlo say something else. Hot and steamy. Violent and lustful.ย  A violent road to happily ever after. 4 stars for me.
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Tanya’s rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cold Hearted Bastard is the second book in the Underworld Kings series written by various authors. Each book can be read as a standalone but may be an introduction into the author’s own series. I believe it is the town that is the connection to each of these books in the Underworld Kings series.

I think that I read that each of these authors will write in the genre that they write. In other words not all the books will be dark.ย  I can say this is a โ€œdark readโ€ so get ready!

I enjoyed reading Arlo and Galinaโ€™s story. Galinaโ€™s father has given her to a drug dealer. Whom she escapes from and then has to live lying low so that her father nor the drug dealer can ever find her. Arlo is called the โ€œfixerโ€ and he is a contract killer.

Kind of funny (odd) that Arlo is a really bad guy, in a good way. The antihero! It does make for a good read in a dark way.

He frequents the diner where she works because he is very attracted to her. Then one day a situation puts them together and of course you need to read this book to find out what happens next!

I love how all these authors can create an interconnecting series!
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Starting out as an avid reader, Jenika took up penning her first story and published it in 2009. Since then, sheโ€™s written books in just about every trope and sub-genre in romance.


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