Title: El Diablo
Author: M. Robinson
Genre: Dark Romance
Series: The Devil #1
◄◄ Goodreads Blurb ►►
I was ruthless. I was feared. I had sacrificed. Myself. Her. Everything… Living in a world where I was worth more dead than alive was a choice. I was a bad man, never claimed to be anything else. I’ve done things I’m not proud of. Seen things that can’t be unseen. I’ve caused pain that I can’t undo. It was all my choice. Every decision. Every order. Right and wrong never mattered. Until her. She was under my protection, until she became my obsession. But who was going to save her… From. Me. The devil himself. Fate brought us together. Destiny destroyed us.
◄◄ My Thoughts ►►
I love the rush of excitement I get when I completely ignore the blurb and reviews and judge a book solely on it’s cover only to realize I’ve judged it so wrong! This book was nothing like I expected; its so much more. If you’re looking for a book that will draw you in and sink its claws into you, look no further. El Diablo is a wickedly sinful and complex study of the human condition. That’s really the only way to explain this book that chronicles the tragic existence of Alejandro “El Diablo” Martinez.
I was captivated and mesmerized by the story. The plot is complex and gripping. The execution is flawless. I felt the full range of emotions while listening to this one. I was elated, heart-broken, confused, hurt, frustrated, and in awe.
Yep, all that from one book!
Here’s what I absolutely loved:
The storyline – Seriously folks, it’s so far from the norm. The book spans decades. It chronicles Alejandro’s life from high school to mid-life. It’s not a ‘wham bam thank you ma’am’ sort of book.
The twists and turns of the plot – I was knots while reading this, but afterward it all made sense and I fell in love a little bit more.
The hero or rather anti-hero, Alejandro. He did it for me in a big way. It definitely didn’t hurt that the narration is sheer and utter perfection. I’m talking panty-melting, sexy as sin narration ladies! More on that later.
The writing – M. Robinson has a new fan. This was my first time reading one her novels, but definitely not the last. It is hands down one of the most brilliantly imaginative gritty books I’ve ever read. The nuanced writing in some of the more difficult sections of the book is masterful. Overall, I was beyond impressed by her writing technique.
In a nutshell, I really enjoyed this one. I only had a few minor issues with things that were a little bit outside my comfort zone. This book is dark and may not be suited for everyone, so heed the warning.
I rate it 4.25 Stars
Audiobook review: El Diablo is narrated by Lauren Sweet and Marcio Catalano. I will definitely listen to this one again. The intricate plot and complex story demands a re-do, but so does Marcio Catalano. Oh my dear lord in heaven, this man’s voice had my knees weak.
Let’s not even get into the phrases he spoke in Spanish. I was a goner! I honestly never got the whole “my ovaries exploded” or “boom I’m pregnant” phrases until I listened to this narration. Yep, I totally perved on a stranger. Sue me! Ok seriously though, if sultry accents are your thing grab this now! It’s dual POV, so not all Marcio, but Lauren Sweet held her on too. I obviously recommend the audiobook version! 😀
This book is currently free with Kindle Unlimited
*I received a free audiobook copy from the author*
◄◄ About the Author ►►
Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein. She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left. She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.
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