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The breathtaking finale to the USA Today best-selling Cartel trilogy.

People aren't born monsters.

They're made that way.

They're created, fueled by one singular moment in time when their universe shatters.

I'd been with Dornan Ross for the better part of a decade. Slept in his bed, sewn up his wounds, tasted his blood, seen inside his soul.

But even I wasn't prepared for what he did.

I should have known it would always come down to this, from the very moment I laid eyes on him in that motel.

I should have known his salvation was too good to be true.

Because it's all gone now, the impossible love I had for him bleeding away in the darkness that came afterward.

Now there's only hate.

Now I just want to escape.

Even if it means I have to kill him to be free.

Before the Gypsy Brothers series there was the Cartel - from USA Today best-selling author Lili St Germain.

©2017 Lili St. Germain (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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This Ain't No Romance But It's A Damn Good Book

What did you love best about Empire?

I loved (and hated) it's savage darkness. This book was a very realistic portrayal of life in the world of the Cartel and Biker gangs.

Marianna runs on survival mode. She is beat down but not beaten. She has an ally and true love with John. But they have to hide in the shadow of that sadistic @sshole, Dornan.

This book, this trilogy, as much as I loved it, hurt my heart with its bleakness.

What other book might you compare Empire to and why?

There really is no comparison to other books. As my title says, this is not a romance, really. I had no idea what I was getting into when I started the trilogy. I'm glad I gave it a chance.

Which character – as performed by Molly Glenmore and Roger Douglas – was your favorite?

Marianna of course was my favourite and Molly Glenmore did an exceptional job narrating her. She captured all the emotion and personality of Marianna and really brought her to life.

John was also my favourite. He was a good man stuck in a sh*tty world where he had to do sh*tty things that went against his own moral code. He was just trying to do his best for his daughter and Marianna.

I absolutely adore Roger Douglas as a narrator. He narrated Dornan, John and Agent what's-his-name excellently. He has the sexiest voice and it's a shame he hasn't narrated any other books. I'd love to listen to him narrate more books.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely. I was so excited when I saw this was finally available on Audiobook.

Any additional comments?

PLEASE MAKE ALL OF LILI ST GERMAIN'S BOOKS INTO AUDIOBOOKS.

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Wanted more of an ending.

I was really hoping for a great ending to this trilogy. This book was as good as the first two books. Filled with plot twist & suspense.
However, I have a few problems with the ending. There is an extremely disturbing scene that is worse than all the other demented acts performed by Dornan. The ending takes place in the last 15 minutes if the book. It was disappointing. Especially after the horrific act the chapter before the ending.

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Great End to a series

I finished this book a few days ago. I still cannot get it out of my head. This was an amazing end to a great series. I have not read the Gypsy Brothers series because it is not on audio. However, after reading this series I think I might have read with my eyes. The ending was dark, violent, and twisted. So if that is not you thing you might have a hard time reading this one. I got completely pulled in to the story. I hope that the Gypsy Brothers series become available on audible. This book will go on my fave list for 2017. The narration was great. Empire is a must read.

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amazing!!!!

loved it! didn't want the story to end. I fell in love from the beginning.

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Great series, but....

I loved this series!! The story was gripping, the narrators were perfect BUT I hated the ending. I'm a stickler for HEA, and I really really really wanted there to be some sort of HEA. :(

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**W O W**HEARTBREAKINGLY AWESOME**

I have waited so long for this audiobook, and it did not disappoint!!!!!
This is a Brutally Dark but so deliciously great series.I am a big Gypsy Brothers Fan and if you have not read or listened to the first 2 books stop now and start from the beginning or you will most likely hate it! Lilli does not sugar coat anything!!
Dornan, John and Ana's love story is incredibly complicated but disturbingly beautiful.( no it is not a three way!)
Their stories are far to involved to try and write a review without giving too many spoilers, so all I can say is proceed with caution this is not for the squeamish or faint of heart! pay attention or you will miss the equally complicated but beautiful ending to their story!
Thank You Audible for this incredible listen and for putting the perfect voice actors with an amazing writer! Molly Glenmore is a 10 star Voice Actor, along with Roger Douglas they really made the print come virtually alive!!
For me this was worth the three credits, I would have paid more!!!!!
BRING ON THE GYPSY BROTHERS!!!!!!!

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I can not believe after everything she went through she didn't end up with John.

I am so disappointed in this audiobook! And I will get a refund! Horrible author and writer'

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  • Sam
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EPIC!!!

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Epic. Book. Hangover!!!! WOW!!! Lili St Germain delivers an adrenalin filled, jaw dropping conclusion to this incredibly twisted trilogy!!! I loved every single word of this book and I was gripped with so much anticipation, dread and excitement from start to finish!! I listened to this audiobook and thought that the narrators were absolutely amazing!!! They played the roles so well!