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Made by J.L. Lora Blog Tour and Review


by J.L. Lora
The Trinity #2
Publication Date: October 26, 2017
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Cartel, Organized Crime


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No matter how hard she runs . . .

Gia Corey’s on a first-name-basis with danger. Nothing can protect her from the madman stalking her every move. Not her vital role in New York’s most powerful cartel, her money or her influence. She can’t run from the cops coming to arrest her for the deaths of six people. She can’t hide from the past that thrusts her into the path of a madman, sets her up for murder, and threatens those she loves.

Noah McLean’s carefree lifestyle as a playboy has come to a swift and violent end. Betrayal is the bullet that forces him to take his place in the family business. Gia’s his anchor, holding him together, helping him accept the role he’s been burdened with. He fell in lust with her beauty and helplessly in love with her heart, but when danger slithers close, he risks everything to keep her safe. But she only trusts two people and Noah isn’t one of them.

The past is never far behind . . .

The monster will stop at nothing to have Gia. He’ll wage a dangerous battle where murder, extortion, and terror are his instruments to tear her way from Noah and her friends. To win the war, Gia must do the unthinkable — embrace her own inner darkness.

Will she slay the monster, once and for all, or will her past break her in the end?





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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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The second installment of The Trinity series explores the relationship between Gia and Noah. While readers of the first book may have noticed the instant attraction and chemistry that these two shared, now you get to see how these characters actually met and how the beginning of their story started.

I especially love how the author depicted Gia’s character in the book. While she may not seem as bad-ass as the other two Trinity women like Carissa and Mel, her unfailing loyalty and compassion to the people she loves made her so endearing. Running the cartel business made her tough though, and the decision she made to sacrifice herself for the sake of her family made me love her even more. The sheer selflessness that she portrayed just goes to show how deep her loyalties are to the people she cares about.

Another reason why I personally love these series is because of The Trinity women themselves. Each of them have their own colorful personality with Carissa being the mother hen of the group, Mel the loud-mouthed bad-ass, and Gia the brainiac of the business. One thing that you don’t get to see in their personality is that they are no damsels in distress. These women can fight and slay their own demons and they are the heroines of their own story.

While the love story between Gia and Noah is still palpable and swoon-worthy, the underlying friendship that J.L. Lora portrayed between these Trinity women showed the very definition of what a strong and independent woman should be.

This is one of those series of books that makes you so invested in the characters that you find it hard to put the book down once you started. You find yourself rooting for the heroines and hope that they finally get their well-deserved happily ever after. And with that said, I cannot wait to finally read Steel and witness Mel’s story.

Rating: 4/5

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