REVIEW – EMPIRE (Cartel #3) by Lili St. Germain



The breathtaking finale to the USA Today bestselling Cartel trilogy.

I should have known it would always come down to this, from the very moment I laid eyes on him in that motel.

I should have known his salvation was too good to be true.

Because it’s all gone now, the impossible, secret love I had for him bleeding away in the darkness that came afterwards.

Now there’s only hate.

Now I just want to escape.

Even if it means I have to kill him to be free.

Before the Gypsy Brothers series there was the Cartel – from USA Today bestselling author Lili St Germain.

*****Dee’s Review*****


(ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)

I’m sweating, I’m panting, my heart feels like it’s beating out of my chest. Empire was the perfect ending for this thrilling trilogy, and the perfect set up for the reader to get excited about the Gypsy Brothers books. I can’t wait to read every single book… so here I come!!!!


On this third and last book of the Cartel trilogy, Mariana finally has an escape plan in place. It is getting harder, and harder for her to keep pretenses in front of those who are always following her. She’s already lost so much, but inside her shattered heart there is still a place for love, and she is planning to protect it, no matter what.

Dornan is not who he used to be, he’s no longer the man who saved her ten years ago from that filthy hotel room when her life was in jeopardy. Mariana’s dream for the past decade has been to be able to be by Dornan’s side in front of the world, without having to hide any longer, but now that it seems that this dream might come true, why does it feel more like a nightmare to her?

Friendships that no longer have trust will end bloody, dangerous alliances will form, and the ranks inside The Gypsy Brothers MC will shift. A cruel war is on the horizon and nobody’s future is safe.

In Empire, the angst was through the roof, and all the unexpected turns, kept the plot so entertaining, that I’m sure I’ll have severe book hangover for days. These books were skillfully written and designed to keep the reader guessing, wanting, and parched for more.

One more thing I have to say about these thrilling stories is that together they make a seriously sizzling series. So hot I almost dropped my kindle because it felt like it was burning.


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