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On Every Street

(The Artists Trilogy #0.5)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  11,200 ratings  ·  1,304 reviews
When young con artist Ellie Watt decides to call herself Eden White and go after the drug lord who ruined her as a child, she never expects to fall for one of his henchmen. But Javier Bernal is no ordinary man. Subtly dangerous and overwhelmingly seductive, Eden finds herself passionately in love with Javier, the very person she's set-up to betray. With her body and heart ...more
Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Published March 9th 2013 by Metal Blonde Books
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Annabelle It's hard to understand Javier's behavior. The first part of Dirty Angels reflects Javier's true feelings for Ellie. He is very vulnerable in On Every…moreIt's hard to understand Javier's behavior. The first part of Dirty Angels reflects Javier's true feelings for Ellie. He is very vulnerable in On Every Street.Javier always felt that Ellie was too good for him, and he was afraid to lose her. The pregnancy gave him hope that they might have a future, and when it turned out false, he felt that they were not meant to be and that broke him. In a way he gave up on them when he threw the angel away. That fueled his other decisions as well. They were living in a bubble and he wanted it to be a true relationship. He wanted Ellie to accept him, to believe in him, to be proud of him. Deep down he knew that their relationship was going nowhere. Ellie couldn't accept the real Javier, and he couldn't change his life; he didn't want to. To be honest I read the trilogy because of Javier. He was such a strong and complex character, and I wanted to understand what was driving him. I was very disappointed in Dirty Angels; very few authors are able to maintain their characters' image throughout the entire trilogy. I feel that that Dirty Angels was written in a hurry; no real plot, lack of profoundness, shallow characters and Karina totally killed Javier we knew. (less)

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Karina Halle
Jan 31, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Why do people like reading books that rip your heart out? Writing this HURT. Hurt so BAD. Uuuuuugh. Anyway, I wrote this and it's Javier and Ellie's story when they were young bucks, and if you enjoy this, you're a masochist.

PS Javier's a sexy mofo

PPS damn right
Mar 12, 2013 rated it really liked it

“Come, my angel. Dance with me.”


“You know ,” he began, voice low and full, “if you were to ever leave me, I’d come looking for you, on every street.”


“I want to rub it in you, like this, until it’s a part of your
skin.I want to stain you, Eden.I want myself embedded in your skin, in your heart, in your soul.”


First he steals my heart. And then he shatters it.

I'm telling you,there should be a law against it!!




Readers,this stor
Georgia ♥
5 I'm-Destroyed STARS

♪♫ A three-chord symphony crashes into space
The moon is hanging upside down
I don't know why it is I'm still on the case
It's a ravenous town
And you still refuse to be traced
Seems to me such a waste
And every victory has a taste that's bittersweet
And it's your face I'm looking for on every street ♪♫


He lied. I lied. Any love that starts out under a lie is bound to kill you.

To love someone is to reveal your deepest and innermost thoughts. To lay yourself bare in front th
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing


"Do you believe in fate, Eden?"

"Sometimes I do," I managed to say, trying to keep the breeziness in my voice.

"I think it was fate that brought you to me today," he said.

Ellie Watt/Eden White --

Javier Bernal --

Was it really fate that brought Ellie and Javier together?

Actually it was not. It was a single girl's need for revenge that made these two people meet...

As a young girl, Ellie Watt's life was destroyed by a powerful man with no mercy.
5+++ I-cant-breathe-need-a-CPR-right-now-just-call-Javier-or-Camden stars !!!!!

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“I’m going to teach you how to fuck me, Eden,” he said, his voice hoarse. He shuffled back until he was sitting just behind my ass. “But first I’m going to show you what it’s like to be fucked.”

Cue music : Angel - Massive Attack ...

I think my obsession with Karina Halle has just reached an all time high ... Can this woman get any better ? Apparently , yes ! Every time I ask myself that question I find m
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“Please, angel. Make me your home.”

I have so many feelings .


In this book Ellie is seeking revenge.
She wants to destroy that man who ruined her life so she asks help from an old good friend.
Gus helps her become one of the greatests cons and then she has to put her plan on work by approaching someone who will lead her to Travis.

I've never believed in love at first sight.


(I'm swooning so badly.)

Well , Javier has no idea the Eden is only approaching him in order to seduce him and he is s
Jan 11, 2013 rated it liked it
My Javier:

I couldn't get past all the wrongs in my life, I couldn't accept them. To accept it, to live it, peacufully, that was like saying it was all okay." - Ellie

In this novella, Ellie is 20 years old, young, naive, unexperienced and stubborn. She is completely different person than Ellie I got to know in Sins & Needles and more importantly, she deals with completely different issues. She wants to truly start living her life, but firstly she needs to get even with person who scarred her m
• Lisa •
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite-series

"I wanted to win over his heart so I could get what I wanted. But I had a feeling he was able to get to my heart first."


So here it is, I've finally read this novella after collecting dust on my must read shelf and I can honestly say that it has left me with all kinds of mixed up emotions. Since reading 'Sins and needles' I knew this author could put together a seriously well written and suspenseful story. I thought I had all my good guys, bad guys, i'm in love with you guys al
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

"I want to hurt the man who hurt me. I want to destroy him for destroying me. And I won’t be happy, I won’t be free, until I do so.”


This was the plan... this is what Ellie had thought about all her life... Revenge..
Travis.. the man who hurt her when she was just a child.

"When the man found me trying to rob him, he retaliated by throwing acid on my leg. He scarred my leg for life, scarred me for life. He took away all the good in my past a
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I need a cigarette. I don't even smoke, but I feel like I need a cigarette after finishing this book. My mind feels sated after being thoroughly screwed. I couldn't sleep after I finished this because my mind was overloaded with emotions, feelings, and unadulterated awesomeness. Before I even started reading, I knew that I would end up liking Javier, despite my firm allegiance to Camden McQueen. Karina Halle is a word ninja and has ways of
Alex is The Romance Fox
A prequel to Sins and Needles, Karina Halle’s The Artist’s Trilogy, which gives you an insight into Ellie Watt’s life as a con artist living under the name of Eden White and how she met the gorgeous and dangerous Javier Bernal.

Wow, I loved this story!! Can’t wait to start book 1!!
Emily May
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
"This little angel was definitely going to get her wings dirty."

I just can't get enough of these characters and this series. Ms Halle, what have you done to me? This little prequel of approximately a hundred pages packs a punch that I didn't think was possible. I'm trying to decide which tone was strongest in this story: the sexy or the sad. Because it is definitely both. This is an erotic, heart-breaking novella about first loves and first betrayals. And I highly recommend you do not read this
Lise *friends don't flag*
5++++ mind blowing stars!!!!

Karina Halle simply blows my mind with her writing. I become obsessed and perhaps possessed by her insanely amazing skills. She creates characters and weaves a story like no other; she truly is in a class of her own.

Long story short- I have been a fan-girl since Experiment in Terror book one-Darkhouse. I read the series book after book without stopping except she had not written the novellas or book 5 and 6, so I had to wait. FYI…. For all you lucky ducks just readin
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I tiptoed down the hall toward the bedroom door.

And heard him moan.

... came to a halt when I heard the sound following it.

I hate you, Javier. I hate you. I hate you. I hate you. I love you. I knew that was coming and it still tore my heart out. Despite all his flaws, I loved him and he’s done the unforgivable…

That’s what is fueling Ellie Watt. She needs to exact revenge on the drug lord who ruined her before she will be able to live a normal life. With her plan all thoug
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Damn you Javier! I kept repeating to myself the whole book that I will not fall for your swag and charm but you made it impossible! Did I mention that this guy is hotter than Haatis?

"Submissive? I'm sorry to disappoint you my angel, but I don't run with that crowd. Perhaps you'll submit to me tonight, but after that, I'll be the one submitting to you."~ Javier

Ellie Watt has one thing in mind when she makes this heart throb her mark...revenge against Travis. Travis is Javier's boss the head o
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS!!!

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Ellie Watts is on a mission. She is out for revenge. She wants the man who gave her the scars on her legs to pay. To do this, she will have to be someone else, Eden White. After being near Travis’s place for about a month, she knows what she has to do. She will get close to him by seducing one of his right hand men...

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It’s just when I chose Javier as my mark, I never thought my mark would chose me.

She meets Javier, and it doesn’t take long to get his attention. He asks her out
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 Soul Shattering Stars!!!!

I’m officially gutted and heartbroken, but on the other hand, I’m so head over heels in love with Javier....

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But then in the next moment, I want to cut off his nuts for all the pain I feel right now…

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Hmmmmmmm Decisions Decisions....

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Just kidding….. I would never hurt my Javier! Well not in a bad way at least “wink wink”

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Airah ♔
Once upon a time, there was a con artist named Ellie Watts.

But this isn't her story.

Here in this standalone book, we will meet Eden White.

I believe I had nothing to fear.
I believe I only had something to lose

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is her revenge story.

But in her disguise, she fell in love. HARD.

With a Mexican drug lord named Javier Bernal.

"How does he look at me?" -Ellie/Eden

"Like he's been searching for you his whole life."

This book is their story.


Any l
So apparently I was supposed to read this AFTER Sins and Needles but call me a rebel. Just finished this quick one and my emotions ran from one end of the scale to the other end once I was done.

Me for the most portion of the read:

My feelings for Javier for 90%:

My feelings for Javier in the last 10%:

THE AMOUNT OF RAGE I HAVE RIGHT NOW!!! There better be some good explanation for this!! *rage airfist*

Moving onwards with my Karina Halle binge-reading! Onto Sins and Needles now :D
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: march-2013

This is my second book by Karina Halle and OMG I love this author!!!!!

I think I broke Goodreads with all my status updates haha. Damn GR, I wanted to make another million updates of this book.


1. Please give Ellie / Eden / Elaine and Javier a HEA!!! Please….
2. I choose Javier over Cam. I believe E (That is just much easier) needs to be with Javier
3. Cam needs a second chance with is ex wife and child. How can you take a child from his parent a second time bwa
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
On Every Street is a prequel novella to Sins & Needles (book #1 in the series), which came out in January. What is awesome about On Every Street, is that you DO NOT have to read Sins & Needles first. According to the author, “It can be read before or after Sins & Needles and may also be read as a standalone.” That being said, I DID read Sins & Needles first and I can confidently say that you could read them in either order and no matter what, you will love them and they will no doubt completely ...more
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I am FEELING so much right now. Beautiful. Perfection. Grief. Broken.

This…this is how I feel right now.

The story begins with Ellie. She is a con artist, seeking revenge, which is a central theme to this book. She is seeking revenge on a man who ruined her as a child. Ellie is determined to get close to this man by conning his second in command, Javier. To Ellie’s surprise, Javier ends up pursuing her. There is attraction (the coffee house scene in the prologue was
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Karina Halle simply blows my mind with her writing!!I could not put the book down!!


I absolutely loved On Every Street.It sucked me in completely!
This is the story of how young Ellie goes back to Mississippi for revenge, but falls in love instead. Before heading to her revenge mission, she goes to Gus first.He's an ex-LAPD and a family friend and he trains her in becoming a good con artist.
He teaches her everything he knows. You can tell that he loves her like his own daughter.
I loved that Ell
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, ebook
Note that this novella can easily be read as a stand-alone, and you do not need to have read Sins & Needles first (more on this below).

Having already met Ellie in Sins & Needles, I was excited to get the before: What happened to make her run away, and how she fell in love with Javier to begin with. I must say, I feel very torn after this. In Sins & Needles, Ellie meets Camden with whom she develops a very chemistry filled, eccentric relationship that takes the reader by storm. Then she makes Jav
Duchess Nicole
"Any love that starts under a lie is bound to kill you."

I just feel...shattered and broken and so confused. Why, Javier? What is happening?

I'm not sure in what universe any reader could read this as a stand alone...that was the biggest cliffie ever aside from the one on Sins and Needles. And oh, boy, did this affect me waaaay more than I thought it would. I read Sins and Needles first, just fyi, so I had a vague idea of Javier and Ellie's (errr, Eden's) past.

I expected Javier to have some m
~ Becs ~
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novella
I completely loved Sins & Needles and, before embarking on this one, I hated Javier. We know that Ellie has ran from him and there’s no way on earth I’m going to end up with any affection for Javier. Right?


Javier and Ellie are birds of a feather – they’re both lying and cheating and they’re both hellbent on revenge. Javier is Ellie’s ticket to vengeance – she chooses him as her mark to get close to Travis, his boss and the man that so viciously scarred her legs when she was just a child.

Ash Wednesday
“You know,” he began, voice low and full, “if you were to ever leave me, I’d come looking for you, on every street.”
“You promise?”
“Always.” And I knew he kept his promises.”

Remember The Police's eternal anthem for creepy stalkers everywhere, "Every Breath You Take"? When taken with enough alcohol proof, that song will start to sound romantic. I kid you not, I once went to a wedding, and that was the couple's first dance. So this book maybe a tragedy for some, but i'm choosing to see it for t
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Having read Sins & Needles when it first came out, well, it left me prejudice against Javier. That didn't mean I wasn't curious about how Ellie and Javier met and how she could actually fall for him. And most importantly....W-H-Y he did what he did!

I definitely am Team Camden....all the way baby! But I do have to say that I did soften for Javier even though he's a "tad" possessive and plain ol' loco!

Here's My Javier. **WARNING...only click on this if you really, really want to see him! You've
Jun 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
I really liked this book but overall, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I enjoyed "Sins & Needles". I've seen many people say that this book changed their opinion on Javier and that they began liking him after reading this but it just didn't do anything about my opinion. I still can't stand that guy and I think that also highly influenced my reading experience.
Something that I thought was really interesting to see though was the development of Ellie Watt/Eden White (I don't know if the names ar
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Karina Halle is a screenwriter, a former music & travel journalist, and the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact, A Nordic King, and Sins & Needles, as well as sixty other wild and romantic reads.

She, her musician husband, and their adopted pit bull, Bruce, live in a rainforest on an island off the coast of British Columbia during the summer, and in Lo

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“You know,” he began, voice low and full, “if you were to ever leave me, I’d come looking for you, on every street.”
“You promise?”
“Always.” And I knew he kept his promises.”
“Why am I good to you?” he repeated, his lips brushing against mine as he spoke.
“Because I can see you are broken. And I want nothing more than to put you back together.”
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