Saturday, April 11, 2015

Blog Tour: The Slayer by Kele Moon

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Title: The Slayer (Untamed Hearts, #2)
Author: Kele Moon
Genre: Erotic | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 31, 2015


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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

4.5 Star Review by Jen Skewes


KM_TheSlayerOh My God!!  I am not even sure where to start with this review, except to first that I loved this book so freakin much.  I think the first book or series that I read by Kele Moon was the Battered Hearts series and have ben a fan of her sever since.  I have read all of her boos and loved every one of them for different reasons.  The slayer is book two in the Untamed Hearts series, which is a spinoff of the Battered Hearts series.  And can I say that between both of these series, the books just keep getting better and better.  The Slayer by far being my favorite one and Chuito, oh that man completely had me from the start. 


Chuito has been living in the small town of Garnet for about five years now.  We have met him in the other books in both series.  He moved there 5 years ago to start training to be a UFC fighter but at the same time he was also trying to break free from his addiction and his life back home.  Hoping to make something of himself so he can go back home and take care of his mother.  Chuito grew up in a world of crime, drugs, violence and guns.  A very dangerous way to live.  But that was his life and that was all that he knew.  So by moving to Garnet he can somewhat escape the gangster life even if temporarily.

Chuito meets his neighbor Alaine one night in a very unexpected way.  He is trying to fight his addiction and doing it all on his own.  But Alaine comes into his life and for some reason this beautiful, innocent and na├»ve girl trusts him and wants to help him.  There is no denying his attraction to her but he knows that she is way too good for him.  And getting involved with her will only ruin her and put her in harm’s way.  But over time these two become very close in a very platonic way.  Alaine wants more, she wants her love story and her happily ever after and for her, Chuito is it.  But Chuito has no plans of being that man in her life.  He cares too much for her to destroy her. No matter how much he tries to fight it he can’t stop the feelings that he has for her.  Will they give in to the feelings that they have for each other?  And will Alaine finally get her love story with the man that she has loved for five long years?

There was so much that I loved about this book.  First there was Chuito.  There is just something about this man.  He is a bad boy to the core.  And I’m not talking the alpha male, man whore type of bad boy.    I am talking a real bad boy who does things that if caught will send him to prison.  He’s the type of person that girls like Alaine should stay away from.  But I understood why she fell in love with him.  Yes he is hard core but beneath the surface is also a man with feelings and a heart.  He loved Alaine even if he couldn’t admit to just how much.   And trying his hardest to stay away was proof that he loved her.  He didn’t want her to get messed up in his life.  He may be living in Garnet and right now he is at the top Of his game career wise, but he has made decisions in his life that can still in some way affect her.  And he would do anything to protect her and keep her safe, even if that means pushing her away. 

Alaine is sweet, innocent, beautiful and a preacher’s daughter.  What I loved about her was her strength,  to stand up to her father when she needed to.  But it was also the strength and determination that she had when it came to Chuito.  She loved that man completely.  And she loved him for who he was.  She didn’t care that her father hated him, or that her friends warned her to stay away.  She knew loving him was dangerous but she would rather live the dangerous life with him than a life without him. 

There were two relationships that I loved in this book.  The first, of course being Alaine and Chuito.  They were just perfect for each other.  You could feel how much they loved each other.  And I was rooting for them to find their love story together.  But the other relationship that I loved was the one that Chuito had with Tino.  What happens when you put an Italian mobster and a Latino gangster together?  You get one hell of an awesome bromance.  These two together will for one make you laugh.  It was the bickering between them but also how much they cared.  They had each other backs no matter what.  Their friendship at times was tested but they proved over and over again how much they meant to each other.

The Slayer was an amazing read.  It starts out in the present, but at times goes back to the past so we see how Alaine and Chuito’s friendship started.  We see how they both got to this point.  This is a love story between two people who came from completely opposite sides of the tracks.  But for some reason they just fit together.  Chuito lived a life filled with crime.  And what I loved was that his character was written in a way that stayed true to who he was.  We still saw the dangers of the life he lived and how much it affected those around him.  We still saw who Chuito truly was.    And to me that it what made this book perfect.  Because Alaine loved him no matter what.  I had so many feelings while reading this book.  The anticipation of wanting Alaine and Chuito to finally cross the line of friendship.  There were those stomach dropping moments where I feared what would happen next, afraid to swipe the screen of my I-pad to turn the page.  But there were also happy moments that just made me smile.  And just the right amount of humor added in.


I loved revisiting with some of my favorite characters from this series.  And the ending was fantastic.  It leaves you wanting more and also gives you a look into Tino’s story which I will be patiently waiting for. 


“I’m an addict. You know that. Getting off the drugs has never changed that. If I—” 

He swallowed hard, and his voice was still full of pain. “I just can’t. I shouldn’t even touch you.”

“You drink,” she pointed out. “You’re not addicted to that.”

“Alcohol is not my drug of choice. It’s the exact opposite of it.”

“I’m not cocaine,” she reminded him.

“That’s what you think?” He glanced at her over his shoulder, his dark gaze running over her for one long, hot moment until it stopped to rest on the pink lace of her bra. 

“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.”
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Kele Moon

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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2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book! You are a new author to me! Definitely going to check out

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  2. Thank you soooooo much for being part of the tour!! And I'm thrilled you enjoyed the book!!

    :D

    Kele

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