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Boss by J.L. Lora Blog Tour and Review


by J.L. Lora
Trinity, #1
Publication Date: March 6, 2017
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Cartel, Organized Crime


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Determined to avoid the violence that claimed her family and friends, Carissa Elliott flees her hometown with a dangerous plan. She has proof that Calum DeMateo killed her father—now she just has to catch him. To do so, she’ll have to transform herself from small-town ingénue to New York crime boss.

When her path crosses with Alec McLean, the sexy stranger with whom she once shared a steamy nightclub kiss, things take an unexpected turn. Alec heads his family’s criminal organization, the kind of made man Carissa should want nothing to do with. But he also has a plan to take down Calum, and the flames that flicker between them are irresistible.

Will their vengeful quests jeopardize their chance at lasting love?




J. L. Lora was born in Dominican Republic and came to the United States just at the age of 13. Her goal in life was always to be a writer. As a child, she told stories to her family and friends and wrote fiction about historic figures. Today, her stories explore the dark side of good characters, people living in the gray areas of life and how they cope with the cards life has dealt them. She loves strong heroines and their equally powerful love interests. She currently lives in Maryland while pursuing her dream of writing compelling, sexy, can’t-put-down stories about empowered, badass alpha heroines and  take-your-breath-away alpha heroes. 

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I’ve been partial towards reading organized crime romance novels for a while now. I don’t know if it’s just my obsession on The Godfather and Scarface movies since I was a kid or maybe I just love reading about bad boys falling in love. But either way, if you’re really into that genre, then J.L. Lora’s The Boss is right up your alley! And can I just that I’m absolutely thrilled about those Elvira × Tony references in the storyline? Yay for pop culture references!

Fangirling aside, this book actually presented a refreshingly different take on the genre. Making the women the focal point of the story added another depth  and layer of emotions into the storyline. I just loved how strong The Trinity women are. Their characters showed a fine portrayal of strong independent women who thrived and survived the world of organized crime.

It’s absolutely refreshing to see how each of the girls complement each other’s personalities. Carissa, Mel, and Gia perfectly illustrated that sometimes the bonds you form with other people is stronger than the bonds you form by being related by blood. Their makeshift family helped them survive the danger of being hunted by cartel boss.

I absolutely love Carissa’s personality because it showed that she is no damsel in distress and that she can hold her own when it comes to tough situations. Her assertions of being a boss bitch in the crime world and making a name for herself and The Trinity girls are such a commendable feat. The moments when she butted heads with Alec’s dominating personality was also an absolute treat to read! When Carissa and Alec finally got back together, it showed that despite the unpleasant circumstances that kept them apart, they still belong with each other.

This book got me so intrigued about the storyline and I got invested in the other characters as well like Gia x Noah and Mel x Leo. I can’t wait for the next installment of The Trinity series! Looking forward to reading more of Gia and Mel’s stories.

Rating: 4/5

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