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Crimson Desert (A Bittersweet Cartel Romance Book 2) by [Jane, Melissa]
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To hunt or to be hunted?
When you escape Mexico’s leading cartel, expect retribution.
When you escape from Juan Florez, a man who lives for the thrill of the chase, expect to run from the shadows that follow your every move.
I was “his”.
He craved and demanded my fear.
He destroyed me in every way he enjoyed.
It was power.
I could run. I could hide. But for how long?
He had one objective and that was to reclaim his prize, even if it meant putting to rest the one man who stood in his way.
His brother.
When yesterday I had nothing to lose and today I have everything to keep, can I trust the very man whose family of monsters is now chasing me?

CRIMSON DESERT is Book Two of the Bittersweet Duet. Book One, LITTLE DOLL is key to the progression of the story.

Continue the Bittersweet series with:
Book 3: Laughing Eyes
Book 4 Sofia

This story contains graphic and confronting scenes.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7331fb4) out of 5 stars Brilliant! Nov. 8 2014
By Robert Williamson - Published on
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This is the conclusion of Laila and Aiden’s story and it certainly didn’t disappoint. It was an absolute train of suspense throughout.

With Juan hot on their heels and determined to get back what he considers his, Laila, Aiden, Ethan and Jorge are on the run.

I felt connected to the characters in this book. I could understand why Laila had a hard time trusting that Aiden was acting in her best interests. I knew she did what she did to protect Aiden and Jorge even though it was a facepalm moment and I just thought trust him you silly girl!!

I liked the bromance between Aiden and Jorge, how one friend will literally put their life on the line for friendship.

The confrontation scenes were awesome but the author had built the suspense to such a degree, that you knew that when it was time to pay the piper it was going to make for good reading.

Knife fights, fist fights, bombs and a shootout were excellently choreographed by the author so I really felt I had to duck.

This book is brilliantly written and is original. I thought the first book didn’t really contain original ideas but this book certainly did. I have never read a book where it covers a whole cat and mouse chase and the author did it fantastically well.

I cannot fault the execution of this story. I could feel the blows, I could taste the metallic blood in my mouth and I don’t think my heart rate dropped until the very end! The author definitely has talent and I would put her in my to read list without hesitation.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7333024) out of 5 stars Great Conclusion to Laila & Aiden's story! June 25 2015
By Jennifer G. - Published on
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Crimson Desert (Bittersweet Duet #2)
By: Melissa Jane
5/5 stars

*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.*

At the end of book 1, we learn that not everything was as it seemed. But the damage was already done concerning Laila’s ability to trust Aiden and that shows significantly throughout the first part of the book. There are arguments between several of the characters and tensions are high. Of course, they are also on the run from Hector Florez & his son Juan, whose criminal enterprise and reach expands into an entire network throughout the US & Mexico.

Because of Laila’s brother’s deception to the Florez family many months ago, Hector had decided that Laila would pay the price. But then Aiden plotted & helped her escape Hector’s mansion in Mexico and he became the number one most wanted by the Florez Cartel, with Laila a very close second.

The reader does learn some more backstory about Aiden, and I had actually figured that out in the first book, but it was confirmed. This gives us a deeper feeling for Aiden and the need & excuse for ruthless behavior. I already hated Juan & Hector, but I hated them a little bit more during this book. Their crazy became even crazier. There are times when you have to suspend belief and just read the story. But in the back of your mind, if you’ve seen any news reports about how cartels south of the border operate, then you know that it can & usually is so much more brutal than how the author describes. (I’m glad she didn’t delve into that brutality.)

We do get to see more of Danny, Aiden’s military friend, and I enjoyed his dark humor and his presence in this book just as much as I did in the first one. I’m definitely planning on reading his book, Laughing Eyes, next. The last book in this series, Sofia, is due to be released soon and as much as I love this series, I’ll be reading it next!
HASH(0xa7333300) out of 5 stars Wow again Oct. 18 2014
By Manda Kelley - Published on
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Manda's 4 Star Review
Even though things did not go as planned Laila finds herself back across the border and away from the evil Florez mansion. The only problem is she is now stuck with the one man she doesn't trust and the man who is responsible for taking away the only thing she had left. Laila soon realizes everything is not as it seems. Aiden had kept a very important secret that could change everything. Armed with some new allies Aiden and Laila set out to try to free themselves once and for all. Its a dangerous game of cat and mouse when Juan decides not to go down without a fight and is determined to kill Aiden and keep Laila as his own.
Wow! What a crazy ride this book takes you on. I started book 2 the moment I finished book one because there was no way I could wait to find out what happens. Again the author takes you on an amazing roller coaster ride filled with twists and turns. You will not be able to put this book down as the whole story unfolds. From start to finish the action is nonstop and the storyline gets deeper and deeper. I am really glad I was given the opportunity to read these books. Melissa Jane has done a wonderful job bringing to life this amazing story. Bittersweet Duet is a must read and I look forward to reading more from this amazing author!
HASH(0xa733381c) out of 5 stars 5 Stars GREAT Conclusion to their story:) LOVED this mini series!!!!!!! July 17 2015
By Joselyn A Perry - Published on
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5 Dark, Suspenseful, Awesome Stars!!!

Loved, Loved, Loved this sequel:) I loved the writing as it flowed seamlessly, the storyline, it was sick, dark, twisted and yet the intense heat between Aiden and Laila, yum, the "players" in this story were well-written so much so you loved the good guys and boy truly felt the hate for the the bad guys. This story was the perfect conclusion for Aiden and Laila. It was fast-paced, it was suspenseful and mysterious and yet it also had those "sweet" filled moments too..... For me, the story had it all:)

All I can say is Aiden, oh Aiden, he was hot, sexy, swoon-worthy, arghhhhh he was the epitome of warped perfection!!!!!!!! Laila, I truly loved her....Her character was perfect for Aiden and I just loved every bit of them. Now, I would love a short little novella on the two of them in the future and see where they ended up...any kids, just anything to know they are doing GREAT because they both deserve nothing but true bliss:)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Made the first book make sense, On to the 3rd book not sure how the author made the 3rd book all the bad guys are dead (or so they think)