by Chelsea Camaron
Genres: Romantic Suspense

Titles: Cartel Bitch
Duet Title: Almanza Duet
Author: Chelsea Camaron

Release Date: March 15, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Model: Mike LaCombe
Cover Photographer: Golden Czermak/Furious Fotog
Cover Designer: Cassy Roop of Pink Ink Designs




I’m to be feared.

When your family is as much a friend as an enemy, there is no one to trust.

I am Javier Almanza.

Cartel kingpin.

No one can touch me.

No one can hurt me.

Except her.

Mari Belle Dominguez.

My first experience with a book by this author is this first book in the Almanza Crime Family Duet. We are warned at the beginning that this is a dark read and not a sweet romance, which is very true!

Javier Almanza, cartel boss, has always been infatuated, or obsessed, with Mari Belle Dominguez, who is confident she will move on and be free of her life in Mexico. After Mari’s brother, Maricio, forces her to leave Mexico she is anything but free!

The story is told in two parts, the past and the present and by both lead characters sharing insight into why they do things and how they feel. Vivid descriptions give us clear images as the story unfolds. Her description of each character is just as clear. Maricio, with such a lovely name you’d think ‘good guy’ but life throws some curve balls.

Although the genre might be dark romance, it is still a romance with flaming hot passion too. It is also a fast paced, easy read making you want the second book now! (which I do!😉)

Reviewed by Robyn

“There are betrayals, lies and a story that you will definitely want more of.” – Michelle Shelly

“It is without doubt an absorbing story that grabs your attention from the very beginning.” – Robyn Corcoran

“OMG this book had me hooked from the get go!” – Amanda

Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.