Adult Fiction, Dark Romance, Erotica, Romance, Suspense

Review: Queen of Diamonds | Old Money Roulette Series by Natalie Bennett

QUEEN OF DIAMONDSHis enemy. His partner. His whore.
His mind games. Her morals.

The road to hell…
Well, there is no road to hell.
I already live there.

I was forced to partake in a rigged game of seduction, manipulation, and murder.

Mateo Remmington is my formidable opponent.

He makes the devil look like a saint.

He’s immoral.
He’s ruthless.
He’s a goddamn king. 

King of a clandestine empire who sits on a throne covered in innocents’ blood.

I’ve become his obsession.
He’s becoming my deadly addiction.

And if I make one wrong move he’ll end my life.

5 stars

Dark Romance | Suspense | Erotica | Adult Fiction

***Received an Advanced Readers Copy during a blog tour with Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review***

Well tickle my pickle…. I am completely in shock. 

Queen of Diamonds was beyond gripping, I am completely enthralled I don’t even know if I can type a legitimately coherent review. I am just – well I am just wow. 

This has completely taken me by surprise. Honestly from the moment I opened to the first chapter Natalia poured this disturbing plot that was a forceful chokeslam. Opening up on a brutal, graphically captivating murder scene of Elena’s aunt really set the bar of expectations – expectations of WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING? Just that spot alone made me realize I was diving head first into a web of deceit and suspenseful drama. And not to mention that the author’s note also had me intrigued… I mean who doesn’t like a good warning note to set your goats? I know I love ’em. 

After finding her aunt dead, notified that her sister (Eva) is presumed dead, Elena is put into the guardianship of her Uncle, bringing her home to the luscious Vice City Remimngton Hill Estates. Elena is not entirely convinced her sister is dead, she finds herself immersed in a world with Mateo Remmington – Drug Lord, amongst other questionable lifestyles.  

Because Queen of Diamonds is essentially a prequel to King of Hearts, I do not think I have a full on read of either Elena or Mateo, and that isn’t a bad thing. Their personalities are both powerful, intense type presence yet they are completely consumed by one another in what seems toxic, possessively obsession type relationship. Just an amazing stepping stone to help the dynamics of the developing plot. 

By the end I am conflicted. Mateo obviously knows more about the disappearance of Eva than he is letting on, but to what degree? I have my suspensions, but honestly I think it is going to be so much bigger than I expect. The webs of connections are growing in just a short amount of words that I am left trying to solve the mystery only aiding in the suspense of all things holy. And while at times Elena is perceived as this naive, innocent woman that Mateo is hell bent on claiming, I believe she is playing her cards to a bigger game, one I don’t know if she is entirely aware she is playing or maybe she is just a really good game player…. if you get my drift. 

Just so many questions, so many possibilities – ugh I need more! 

Bottom line just from the introduction I was hooked. Queen of Diamonds was enticing, jaw dropping cluster fuck, hot mess of delicious proportions and to be honest with you I am ready to be consumed by this series. If this is the most ‘tame’ book in the series then comrades butter me up and call me Ley, I know this is going to be one hell of a ride. Natalia has consumed me with her darkly delicious setting – this was brutal, chaotic and down right perfection. Not to mention that cliffhanger – whoa! I am pretty sure I am either questioning my sanity, trying to devolve the possible plot developments or quite frankly a little turned on… man. 

Seriously, you are missing out if you do not pick this series up now! Phenomenal, bone chilling good – I am ready for King of Hearts

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