Fantastic ending to Magnolia’s story!
This was a great second book for a Duet! It was as good as the first and there was as much or more action and romance as in book one. I sure enjoyed every minute of it. This book takes up where the first book left off after Mount dropped a bomb on Magnolia about the fact that Moses wasn’t in her house during hurricane Katrina by accident or didn’t just happen by while those two guys broke into her house and were assaulting her. In other words, he wasn’t there to protect her. Though he did still save her from being brutalized by those guys, I’m not going to tell you the actual reason he was there.
If you have read Creole Kingpin you already know that Magnolia has gone legit and is selling her old “house” to one of the girls that used to work for her named Desiree. It seems that a client recently ran away with one of the girls, and that guys wife got so angry she hired a hitman to kill her husband, the girl and Magnolia, because Magnolia was still technically on the deed to the house until Desiree finished paying it off.
In Creole Kingpin, Magnolia fought off the hitman and ended up killing him and now the guy’s brother is intent on killing her. Moses and his team have been protecting her, but the more they find out about this guy the more dangerous he sounds. Mount and Kiera play a large role in this book as well since they live in the most secure home in New Orleans and can better protect Mags. Their little toddler princess Aurora is also in the book and Mount is so awesome as an overprotective father.
If you have read the Mount trilogy you will appreciate this because Lachlan Mount is the King of the New Orleans Underworld and he has Mafia and Cartel bosses bowing to his orders when it comes to doing business in the city of New Orleans but this little toddler has got him wrapped around her tiny little fingers.
The romance between Moses and Magnolia is steamy and has been a long time coming. Magnolia has had a very hard life. She was raised by her aunt and was kicked out at sixteen and became a prostitute after being raped. She worked her way up to being Madam and then when she finally got the house, she nearly lost it to hurricane Katrina and looters nearly raped her again.
She met Moses who was the love of her life, but she thought he didn’t love her enough to stay or to come back for her until finally fifteen years later and now when he finally does, some maniac is out to kill her for defending herself. She really just never gets a break. She deserves her happily ever after. Do her and Moses get it? Or does the killer get her first? You have to read the book to find out.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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