Friday, June 19, 2020

Book Review: Creole Kingpin

It's Friday, I've made it through the week, and I am so grateful. I was supposed to have a doctor visit, but that got switched to Monday and I'm on edge, folks. Yikes. My plan is to read, I have a few more books on my June TBR list that quite frankly, I need to get a move on. 
Creole Kingpin - Meghan March
The thing about ghosts is they’re supposed to stay dead.

That’s exactly what I am, but I can’t stay away from Magnolia Marie Maison for one more day, let alone another year.

We’ve already got fifteen of those between us.

As it stands, she’ll want to kill me as soon as she lays eyes on me. And knowing her, she’s completely up to the task.

But I’m a man on a mission, and I’ve got everything riding on this.

So, here I come, Magnolia. This ghost is ready for whatever you got.

After all, there’s only one way I want this to end—’til death do us part.
First thing first: this is my first book by Meghan March. Now would be an appropriate time to shame me and I'm here for it. I have three more on my shelf so I'm going to add those to either July or August's TBR list and for sure pick up more before I enjoyed this one a lot. 

Honestly I wasn't sure because when I started this one Magnolia is almost too much. I've always felt like the women who were alpha clearly had poor self worth (which Magnolia does and demonstrates it throughout the book) and its all a false bravado. As a person, that's the last kind of person I want to be around. In this book? I'll take it. 

Magnolia is a madam, trying to organize and clean up her life, but also put herself on a new course. She still pines over Moses, a man from her past who suddenly reappears after 15 years. And yeah, she's pining over him even though she fights it tooth and nail. It was almost too much and I wanted to just roll my eyes and set it aside, BUT! We've got murder and a nut job on the loose, and Moses is determined to keep her alive but keep her, period. 

Of COURSE this ends on a cliffhanger and I hate cliffhangers, so I have book two on the way. Just a piece of advice, have book two at the ready because having to wait a few days sucks. I want to know how this is going to end. 

It's a fast read and I think if you like a very strong female and male character battling it out for control, you will really like this one. I love the Louisiana setting, I love the secondary characters we meet, I love that Moses becomes a partner for her and that's what Magnolia had always wanted. Too often in romance novels we have one character barreling over the other and that isn't the situation here. Lots of secrets throughout, I'm anxious to read book two!

Have you read anything by Meghan March? What is your favorite?!

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1 comment:

Why Girls Are Weird said...

I am down if for no other reason than the Louisiana setting!