Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Review, Excerpt & Giveaway:The Slayer (Untamed Hearts #2) by Kele Moon

 
Title: The Slayer (Untamed Hearts, #2) 
Author: Kele Moon 
Genre: Erotic | Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: March 31, 2015 
Tour Hosted by: As the Pages Turn
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Synopsis:

To Chuito the apartment was a self-imposed prison for a lifetime of sins. To Alaine, the girl next door, it was salvation from her overbearing, religious father.

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.
 

A gangster.
 

A thief. An addict. A murderer. 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.

Alaine.

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
 

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 Excerpt


“It’s a new dance. I don’t know the steps.”

“No steps. You always need rules,” Chuito complained. “Just listen to the music. Close your eyes.”

“They’re closed. I’m listening.”

“Listen to the drums. That’s the part you listen to. Feel it.”

“I’m feeling it.”

“No. Feel it like a heartbeat. Like life. You want it to be a love song, hear the sex in it. Hold me like I hold you.” He jerked her tighter against him as he said it, forcing her breasts to crushagainst his chest and her dress to ride higher up on her thighs. “Like you need me.”

Alaine sucked in a hard breath and ran her hand up from his shoulder to his neck. The lust made her languid against her will, and when he moved this time, she followed because she didn’t have a choice.

“You’re not supposed to think when you dance. Supposed to just feel. To move the way I tell you to move.” He ran his hand up her back, pushing at the center of it until she arched into him, allowing her head to fall back and forcing her hips tightly against his. “Yeah, like that.

Better. I step hard. You step—”

“Soft,” she finished for him.

“That’s right. Follow my hand. Hard, soft, together we fit.” He loosened his hold on her waist, and she stepped back to the beat and then allowed him to pull her into his arms again. They did it a few times, the push and pull, stepping away from the heat and moving back together like they needed each other to keep breathing. Then he pulled her to the right and stepped to the left at the same time. When he used his hold on her waist to force her back, she stepped so that her feet were between his. He fit the two of them back together like a puzzle piece again, with his leg pressed so intimately between her thighs it was making her ache. She arched her hips on instinct, and he hummed in approval. “Bueno, asi mismo. Move them like God made you to move them. That’s good, mami.”

Before now, they’d been dancing salsa, not this hybrid, more sensual form of moving that felt like a guilty pleasure. The beat was the same, the steps were sometimes the same, but this was so much more intimate. A tease. A candy-coated sin that wasn’t a sin because it was labeled dancing instead.

Alaine loved it.

She let herself be completely soft in his arms, moving where he wanted her to move, because it felt so damn good to let go of everything else and just be with Chuito. All she had to do was feel the drums throbbing and listen to the erotic, lulling sound of a man singing in Spanish about dancing with his woman.

All night.

They danced until the sun came up. 

What I thought about The Slayer
"They call him The Slayer for a reason." 

From the very first scenes between Chuito and Alaine,  I was hooked on this story.  These two characters couldn't be more different--he's a gangster and a professional MMA fighter and she's a law student raised in an ultra conservative home. She's white, he's Puerto Rican. They've been in love with each other for the five years they've lived as neighbors, and the chemistry between them is just off the charts. In those five years, Chu has been adamant in keeping Alaine away fromthis life of crime. But there's no denying the feelings are there, and it was Chu and Alaine that had me staying up very late on a work night to read The Slayer.

The heat between Chu and Alaine burned up the pages of this book. Chu is a true "bad boy" with his gang tats and underworld connections he'll never get away from, but Alaine doesn't care. She sees him, knows him, loves him unconditionally. Their love scenes were truly about love more than sex and they were some of the hottest scenes I have read so far this year. I'm not just hooked on this story, but on this author, for being able to write such emotive scenes.  The opening scene between Chu and Alaine is worth the price of this book alone.

There's a lot more to the story than just Chu and Alaine getting together. Chu still has strong ties to his past life of crime, and there's all sorts of gangster involvement that made for a tension-filled conclusion to the story. He's got a good friend in Tino and I liked that about the story. I want more Tino and Nova now. 

So overall, this was a very satisfying read for me.  I hadn't read this author before, and I'm really glad I did.  My only criticism of The Slayer is that I thought the middle was a bit slow for me and could have been tightened up a bit, but it was really the love story between Chu and Alaine that had me turning the pages. 

The Slayer can be read as a standalone, and I will definitely be going back to check out The Viper, the first book in this series. 

ARC provided for review.


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Author Bio


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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5 comments:

Ruth said...

I looking forward to The Slayer. I hope it is a big success.

Trader Mare said...

HI Ruth, thanks for stopping by the blog! Hope you like The Slayer!

Kele Moon said...

Thank you soooooooo much for being part of the tour! So thrilled you enjoyed Chuito and Alaine's journey!!

:D

Kele

Trader Mare said...

Oh, thanks for stopping by the blog Kele! I love this world you have created -- my head is still stuck in it -- can't seem to get Chu, Tino and Nova out of my head! Looking forward to more! So thank you for one of my best reads so far this year!

Kele Moon said...

Wow! Thank you, Trader!! :D