Let me take the time to introduce my future baby daddy… Alejandro Martinez aka El Diablo (The Devil). I am aware that commits murders in his spare time but that doesn’t stop my love for him, if anything, it me love him more.
M. Robinson really got this one right. El Diablo has now joined the list as a book boyfriend or baby daddy, either one will do.
I’m going to keep it pretty with this one, although the story itself if really fucking messy.
Here’s a quick word from the author herself…
I was ruthless.
I was feared.
I had sacrificed. Myself. Her. Everything…
Living in a world where I was worth more dead than alive was a choice. I was a bad man, never claimed to be anything else. I’ve done things I’m not proud of. Seen things that can’t be unseen. I’ve caused pain that I can’t undo.
It was all my choice.
Right and wrong never mattered.
She was under my protection, until she became my obsession.
But who was going to save her…
From. Me. The devil himself.
Fate brought us together. Destiny destroyed us.
Let’s keep it pretty…
Let me start by saying that M. Robinson did an amazing job at building the characters in this book. I don’t know how she did it, but she did. So, bravo!!!
Before Martinez became El Diablo, he was Alejandro Martinez, son of one of the most notorious crime bosses on the east coast. His father was also the devil but over the years Alejandro would become more ruthless than his father.
Years of violence, drugs, whores and more turned Alejandro into the devil himself. He didn’t completely mind becoming the devil, he just didn’t want to take his first love with him, Sophia.
See, I also knew I was going to Hell.
I just never imagined…
I would be taking her with me. – Martinez
Sophia was everything he ever wanted, she was to be his wife. She was to like his mother. The big question was, could Sophia be a ride or die type female like his mother? Even his father questioned if Sophia was about that life.
“Do you think she’s strong enough to handle our lifestyle? Your future?”
There was something I found beautiful about Sophia but I never got the vibe that she was for him. I don’t know why, but I just didn’t. I wanted to. Over time Alejandro’s dad came to accept their relationship and eventually their engagement. Sophia loved that his father opened up to the idea of him and even began to like his father as a person, stupid girl.
“Look at me,” I ordered in a harsh tone. “He’s the Devil, Sophia. He’s the goddamn Devil. I never want you thinking he’s anything but.”
“And you? What does that make you?”
“Next in line,” I replied without hesitation.
But Alejandro wasn’t feeling that. He needed Sophia to know that his father was a horrible and one day he would be too.
“Are you going to change when you take over?”
“You shouldn’t ask questions you really don’t want the answers to. I am who I am, Sophia.”
“Have you killed anyone else?”
“What I do is none of your concern.”
“So that’s a yes.”
“It’s not a no.”
Sophia should have know what she was getting into considering she was present the first time Alejandro killed a man. But some women are just stupid and she fell into that category. At the end of the book we find out just how stupid she really was.
When Sophia abandons Alejandro when he needs her the most, that’s when shit really hits the fan. Alejandro disappears and El Diablo is truly born. But you know what? El Diablo is 10 times sexier that Alejandro and Alejandro was pretty damn fine! So yeah, that devil could have me anyway he wanted.
So this is the point where we stop discussing weak bitches and bring in a true “ride or die” female, Miss Lexi herself. Don’t get me wrong, at times Lexi is just as stupid as Sophia but in a completely different way. Lexi’s vice was her unwavering love for Martinez, that love would eventually turn her world inside out. What’s worse is that she took the emotional pain he caused her for over 10+ years.
I’m going to tell you right now, there is no way in hell I would ever wait for someone to give me their all for over 10+ years. Fuck that. You get 2 years max and that’s with me being generous, very generous. You better have some bomb ass sex for me to even consider waiting.
From what I read, Martinez could put it down in that department. I might have given him 3 years.
Good God Almighty!
Martinez and Lexi’s love story was H.O.T. hot! Pure fire!
By the time Lexi comes into the picture, Martinez was already one of the most feared men on the east coast. His ties to the underground world earned him the name, El Diablo and for good fucking reason.
Even God wasn’t safe from me. I was a ruthless motherfucker who didn’t take no for an answer. No one crossed me and lived to tell the tale. I had no respect or loyalty to anyone but myself – El Diablo
You didn’t want to cross this man.
Even the devil had family and Martinez was no different. He family was his weakness, one he tried to protect by keeping them away from him but even that wasn’t enough. Martinez would eventually have to bring his family in closer than he ever wanted. He had to raise his niece. But even that had it’s boundaries and limitations.
Although he had to raise his niece, he refused to allow her to love him. He wouldn’t even give the little girl a hug. He was turning into a father that resembled his own, cold and empty. He was unable to show his niece love so she wouldn’t love him back. But he loved the shit out of her.
…it was easier for her to see me as a monster. I never wanted her to love me. I didn’t deserve it.
She didn’t deserve it.
The two women who loved me the most were both six feet under. There was no way in hell I would provoke fate again. – Martinez
I can’t say I blame him for keeping his niece, Briggs at arms length but it was difficult to read about. I hurt for him and hurt even more for Briggs. Everyone needs a family to love and neither of them had that anymore.
It was so sad. Oh, the feels.
I guess that what happens when your raised with a father like Martinez’s. His father was one fucked up individual. I mean he was proud of his son just for murdering a man.
I spent the rest of the night fucking her in every possible position known to man. i lost my virginity to a whore, all because my father was proud of me for murdering a man. If that wasn’t fucked up…
Then I don’t know what is. – Martinez
But Lexi saw past El Diablo, she was able to see Alejandro, the man inside. She was willing to fight for this man, a man that she felt so connected to. She stood by his side even when he didn’t realize it. Crazy thing was… he was always by her side. (You’re going to have to read the book to see what I’m talking about.)
“As much as I tried to show you my Hell, you were more than willing to burn right along with me.” – Martinez
Lexi became Martinez’s secret obsession, which was dangerous for a man like him. If anyone know how he really felt about her, he knew they would use her to get what they wanted from him. He wasn’t having that. So, he had to keep his feelings in check. OMG, did he. He was one disciplined man, that’s for damn sure.
She needed to stay away from me. That was the right thing to do. I was no good for her.
She looked at me as a savior, her hero, when I was anything but those things. – Martinez
To bad, so sad, for Lexi. Unfortunately, him keeping his feeling in check wasn’t enough for Lexi to stop herself from falling for him. Even when he would leave her locked up in a house for months on end. Those months lead to years. Years of her waiting for him to open up to her. To apologize to her for all the pain he caused her.
But El Diablo didn’t work that way.
Saying sorry was a sign of weakness, and I couldn’t bring myself to say the tow words. To show her that I had a weak side, buried under all the bullshit. I really wanted to beg for her forgiveness, over and over again for what I’d done. Not just for tonight but all the other times she mentioned. But in the end, I was who I was, not even Lexi could change that.
I just wasn’t made that way. – El Diablo
There are so many twists and turns in this book, it’s crazy! I loved every bit of it!
I told you I was going to keep it pretty…
Now go and read the damn book, it’s free on Kindle Unlimited. TTYL