Songbird

A.J. Adams
Songbird
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Publisher
Amazon Digital
Release Date
September 2014
Genre
Action/Adventure Romance, BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

SUMMARY
"You're the big boss." She looked up at me and smiled. She was dressed in a cheap cotton shirt and jeans that should be on the burn pile, but that smile was pure gold. This girl had guts.

"I told José he was a fool to try and cheat you," she said. "I wasn't part of it, and I don't work for you. I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time."

She'd heard about our policy protecting bystanders. Of course it doesn't apply to anyone whose eyewitness testimony can put me in a courtroom. Well, try to put me in a courtroom. In Mexico nobody would dare accuse me, and I've enough resources in England to guarantee a police investigation would come to nothing, but it's not my style to take chances. Solitaire would be going into the ground along with Escamilla.

"Mr Vazquez," Solitaire gave me her best smile. "I don't expect something for nothing." She dropped her voice. "You'd like me," she whispered. "I've heard about you. We're the same."

"Are we?"

"Yes, I can make you very happy." She brushed my hand over her cheek and then kissed my palm. "I'm a very good girl," she said quietly. "Unless you prefer a naughty one?"

She sucked my thumb, and I was instantly rock hard.

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When cartel boss Arturo Vazquez discovers his girlfriend Gina is a DEA rat and his deputy Escamilla is staging a take-over, Arturo fixes his problems by killing everyone - except for Solitaire, Escamilla's unwilling mistress. Solitaire is intelligent, tough, and shares Arturo's interest in BDSM. Arturo falls head over heels but someone is leaking information - and the evidence point at Solitaire.

Songbird is a complete and self standing novel. Warning: This book contains explicit scenes of dubious consent, graphic violence and sex.

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Nov 20, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
126 people found the following review helpful
Wow, this book blew me away! What a suspenseful, captivating look at love, and life in general, in the Mexican cartel. I loved the gutsy, super sharp heroine, too! A.J. Adams shows her great talent for dark, suspenseful romantic writing in SONGBIRD, which amazingly is only her third book. Not only was the book well written, but it was witty and erotic and the elaborate well thought-out plot kept me guessing every step of the way. I will definitely be looking for more of Ms. Adams' works in the future!

When everyone is out to get you, can the one person who could possibly save you be one of the most evil and darkest drug lords ever to exist? That's the question that Solitaire is faced with as she finds herself smack dab in the middle of a Mexican cartel war over drug territory rights in England.

Having been kidnapped, held against her will and repeatedly raped by Escamilla, the leader of the Los Zetas' operations in England, she has nothing left to lose when the head of the entire Los Zetas, Arturo Vazquez, comes knocking on their door to take Escamilla out. Apparently Escamilla had been a very, bad boy and was looking to go independent.

Arturo is instantly attracted to Solitaire and impressed by her gutsy nature and apparent bravery in the hopeless situation she finds herself in. An attraction that Solitaire clearly shares. Rather than fall apart as most women (in fact, most men) would have done in a similar situation, she maintains her composure and tries her best to find a way to make herself useful to Arturo.
Still she's a witness to murder and a traitor's "girlfriend", so can she be trusted? In the cartel world, loyalty means more than blood and is the one thing you can't live without. Even if Arturo were somehow convinced, he also has to think of the optics. After all, cartels rule by terror. Can there possibly be a HEA in store for this couple?

Solitaire is one of the most ingenious, tough heroines I've encountered in a very long time. I was glued to my Kindle throughout the entire read, just waiting to see what she would do next. I was convinced a number of times that the plot was going one way, and then Ms. Adams would shock and astound me with yet another unexpected twist and turn.

Additionally, the BDSM erotic nature of this novel was well done and added a whole other dimension to this fantastic read. I also enjoyed learning both Solitaire's and Arturo's point of views throughout the whole novel as this greatly added depth to the story.

If you enjoy erotic, suspenseful romances with bad boy heroes, and even more impressive heroines, then I can't recommend SONGBIRD highly enough!
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