November 24, 2017


I didn’t know darkness and evil lurked inside me until I had to murder in order to survive. Forced to become my own worst enemy. With so much blood on my hands, I was surprised I could still see my own skin.

I killed.

I tortured.

I loved…

I played God while I was rotting in Hell. Thriving on control and power was the only way I knew how to live. There were no other options.

If you weren’t my friend, you were my foe.

If you weren’t with me, you were against me.

Traitors, as I called them. There were no imaginary lines. I’d crossed them all. No boundaries. No second chances. No redemption.
Not for me.
For them.
For anyone.
Only for her…
She loved me. Always convinced I was a saint, never believing I was just another sinner.
A fucking monster.

Until it was too late.

Except, I didn’t choose this life. 
It. Chose. Me.

What.The.Fucking.Hell??? Lawd! I have been out of my fucking mind the moment I hit Chapter 22 of this book. I am known for cussing author when I am being passionate but, I am telling you Monica Robinson.. yeah you M, I am yelling curses at you now in the highest volume I can muster, with bulging eyes, nose sticking out with nostrils flared and blood rushing through my face and shoutinng biggest FUCK YOU known to earth. Yes queen, Fuck You! Gah! With this profanities, I will be the devil's right hand in no time! 

El Santo.. where should I begin? I honestly don't know what to say or where to even begin this, but just to let it out... El Santo took me out of my book slump the moment I read the first Chapter. Man, I have been patiently/impatiently waiting for this book that I relished it from start to finish. It grabbed me and I don't want to let go. I am stunned speechless because M. Robinson always delivers. This time she did it with fucking class in a world of heartbreak, cruelty and raw passion, power and intensity, leaving me with my heart shattered to bits of pieces and my mind out of my sanity.

What can I say? This is M. Robinson and her all things angsty. Damien Montero..gah! This man consumed me despite my hate-love relationship with him. His complexity made my blood boil yet I loved him to pieces. He's a sinner more than a saint yet his darkness made me captivated with him. On the other hand, Amira's innocence and resilience got me. This woman had so much to suffer but I admire her strenght and her will to move on. Together their connection is undeniable and uncontrollable. Their like fire that keeps on burning and that's what made me keep on reading more of their journey. With Damien trying to hold back with all his might and Amira fighting for it. Ahhhh... how I feel for them with all my heart. 

Again, Monica nailed it, this time leaving me with this inexplainable feeling I just want to yell at the rooftops for you all to read it or just cuss out M. Maybe both, yeah read the book and cuss M after. El Santo lived through his name and the evil queen M that she is, weaved his story with so much gritty and powerful feels that all throughout I was in the edge anticipating for the next scene. For a while I was so lost, I was craving for more. I needed more. I was burning with so much passion and need .I was so hungry for Damien and Amira. I was at that point where I wanted to hold on to something I just couldn't grasp.  When I hit the ending, I understood why. Lawd have mercy on my beating heart!

Overall, this book is musty read. There's a reason why you need to trust an author. I am so glad I did with M. I trusted her brilliant imagination and excellent writing skills to take me to a journey worth riding. I enjoyed it. I love how it took me to the edge, wanting and begging for more. I just love EL Santo! 

Do me a favor,  Read El Santo. Do't thank me. Cuss M after.

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“My story is going to make you fucking hate me as much as she does, but I want you to.
I’m not looking for your forgiveness. I don’t deserve it like I don’t deserve hers.
I’m far from the hero in this story.
I’m closer to the villain.
Except I’m far worse.
I’m the fucking monster.
And, I’m perfectly alright with that. 

Well there you have it folks. There’s no need to wonder if this hero is going to sweep you off of your feet with his swoon worthy words or melt your heart with a romantic gesture you never saw coming. If you’re holding your breath for that, kindly exhale right the fuck now because that’s not going to happen! 

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Damien “El Santo” is NOT your prince charming. He’s the guy that your mom would throw holy water on while clutching her rosary beads and praying for the devil to get out of him. Growing up in Cuba and having to survive his surroundings in a Communist environment, has made him see things differently. Being second in command to the most feared and ruthless man in the country, is a blessing and a curse but when the only thing you know is blood, fear and power, your choices are no longer your own. 

After going through a horrific family tragedy, Amira is now adjusting to a whole new life without her loved ones. Vowing to protect and take care of her by any means necessary, Damien has made it his mission to see her Amira happy and turn into a well adjusted young girl. But as time goes by and their bond becomes stronger, there are just some things you can’t escape and being a foot soldier is one of them. Will Damien be able to keep his promise in protecting Amira? Or will something else keep them apart for good? 

"One day soon, I won't be the man who saved her. I'll just be another fucking monster who haunts her dreams". 

OK so I’m going to be really honest right now and say that for the most part, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and Damien and Amira’s long awaited journey. I loved their past and how their connection was developed on a simple purity act, and I freakin LOVED how much Damien cared for her. He didn’t have to say that he loved her because we FELT it in every action that he did good or bad. But……. With that being said, I just couldn’t get on board with some of his choices and quite frankly, it pissed me off. I wanted him to change his course because I KNEW it wasn’t going to end well but like he said, he’s not the hero in this story. 

Now as for the ending? I can’t even articulate what I want to say right now without being flagged or dropping too much f bombs in this review!!! Why?! Just why?! That’s what I would like to know because that cliffhanger was….

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And I’m going to leave it at that. This is the part where I tell you if you love this and that..., then you should read this book.I won’t be doing it and instead this is a caution warning.: Looking to get extremely fucked up and frustrated while desperately wanting more? Then this one is for you! Hope you have liquor *drops mic

USA Today Bestselling Author of El Santo, Ends Here, Keeping Her Wet, Road to Nowhere, El Diablo, The Good Ol' Boys Standalone Series, The VIP Trilogy, Tempting Bad, and Two Sides.

M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein. All time favorite books are The Bronze Horseman Trilogy by Paullina Simons.

She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German shepherd mixes, a Wheaten Terrier and a Tabby cat.

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