As a flight attendant, Alana Bernal has had her share of suitors. She's also had more than her fair share of tragedy within her messed-up family. But what she hasn't had is love. Real, rip-your-heart-out, tear-your-clothes-off, all-consuming love.
At least that was the case until she met an American tourist, Derek Conway, a ripped ex-s ...more
However, after I finished the first book, I lost some of my enthusiasm for the series. Don't get me wrong, the first book was fantastic and as it turns out, so was this one. It's just that I was single-minde ...more
Hmm. This book is fine. It has a flawed female protagonist who isn't afraid to enjoy sex and doesn't take crap from all these big alpha males roaming around. It has an equally flawed male love interest who is strong, has a sweet side, and has a whole bunch of dark secrets. In theory, it does nothing wrong.
However, these two characters simply weren't memorable enough to carry this story. Alana Bernal is Javier's sister but, unfortunately, she's merely a shadow of her brother. Her char ...more
Karina Halle delivered another great installment in this series, this time, a more suspenseful one that features Alana Bernal, Javier Bernal’s younger sister, the
I picked up this book because of the amazing premise – a tough (anti) hero is sent to kill the heroine but instead, they fall in love while trying to escape the villain’s evil clutches? Yes please! But for me, this book was different from what I thought it would be, and in the beginning, I really struggled with it…even thought about setting it aside and moving on. In the end, however, I’m glad I rolled with it, because the pace did pick up and I enjoyed the story for what it was worth. ...more
Alana Bernal (Yes, as in Javier sister!!) is in danger. Someone is out to kill her and when you want a clean job there’s one man you call to do the job.
Derek is an ex-military haunted by his past, when it’s hired to kill Alan he believes it’s going to be just another job, until he sees Alana and everything change.
Things happen and now Derek is decided to keep Alana’s life safe, but when someone that has a very careful plan is out to kill her, soon both of their lives are in dange ...more
If you read The Artists Trilogy you may remember Derek Conway ... The American ... The Gringo ... G.I. Joe ... Well he's back & he's adding a few more titles to the list ... Assassin ... Action Hero ... Lover ... Liar.
In his cargo pants and white t-shirt, with his buzz cut, steely eyes, and sheen of sweat on his muscles, he looked every inch the man who was going to get me out of here. My man.
And if you read Dirty Angels you may remember Alana Bernal as Jav ...more
***3 Underwhelming stars***
*Sigh*. I really wanted to love this one, but it was just okay. I loved the Artist's Trilogy, and this book did have a few fun moments that lived up to the original series, but overall I was disappointed.
I think my main struggle with the book was that the romance wasn't very well developed, and I just didn't feel the chemistry or connection between Derek and Alana. Derek was a paid assassin hired to kill Alana, but took one look at her and had a complete transformatio ...more
This second book in the Dirty Angels trilogy was about Derek Conway, mercenary/killer-for-hire that was first introduced in Ms. Halle's The Artist's Trilogy and Alana Bernal, one of Javier Bernal's twin sisters, one of the only two of his family still alive.
The premise was promising, Derek's hired to kill Alana from a familiar yet unknown individual. No reason given and no indication of Alana's connection to Javier. Yet, when the rubber hits the road, we are thrown a curve ball. (vi ...more
I was completely thrilled when I first saw the synopsis for Dirty Deeds – Derek and Alana, both characters we’ve got to know over this series and the Artist’s Trilogy who apparently don’t know each other, are thrown together under the most dangerous of circumstances. it was a highly exciting prospect and it really didn’t disappoint.
Karina Halle has dished up another serving of high-octane, edge of your seat, thumping good romantic suspense – a thriller to grab your attention and race you throug...more
Dirty Deeds, book two in the Dirty Angels series, involves Alana and Derek. Alana is infamous drug-lord Javier Bernal's sister. Derek is a hired assassin, a mercenary. He's American veteran but living in Mexico, dealing with deep seated issues related to wartime in Afghanistan. What started out as a simple vacation in Mexico has evolved into years of violence and murder on his part. Whoever pays the highest price, he will work for...he will kill for.
Alana is a flight attendant and one of two l ...more
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The short story, DARK PARADISE, which is about Javier's evil henchman Esteban, is proof that not every side character needs a story. DIRTY DEEDS is also proof of that, only in longer form. Derek Conway is a character I only vaguely remembered from The Artists and, I think, once or twice in Dirty Angels. He's a fixer for hire, ex-military, kind of boring. So of course he gets a book.
The heroine in this book is one of Javier's remaining siste ...more
Dirty Deeds is the 2nd book in that trilogy and after reading the 1st, Dirty Angels, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... I wondered what else could possible happen to the Bernal family!!!
Wow, Alana Bernal’s story was not exactly what I was expecting. It could be read as a standalone, but it’s definitely better if you have read the previous book and ...more
Author: Karina Halle
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Type: Standalone Book 2 of Dirty Angels trilogy
POV: First Person - Dual
The ones who do the dirty deeds can never really be washed clean.
Derek Conway was an American ex-soldier resided in Mexico. He worked as a mercenary for the highest bidder, jumping from one cartel to another, never dipping his feet in one place for too long.
A fateful phone call brought him to the beautiful flight attendant, Alana Bernal. Alana happen ...more
There is nothing better than an entertaining story with a plot and this my friends has it! From murdering cartels, evil assassins and innocent bystanders getting caught in the crossfire. You want blood...there will be blood! The intensity and heat between Derek & Alana scorches the bedsheets and even then it sizzles out of control! Quick somebody call nine one one, Ooooh this one is for the records, abso-fucking-lutely loved it!
My oh my! Ms. Halle has done it again! Dirty Deeds offers another amazing ride on the crazy train. Stops include: shoot em ups', hit and runs, full on fire power, hot sex, plot twists, more hot sex, and a tender romance!
Derek is a killer. We met Derek in the Sins and Needles Trilogy. (Which I must say, is still my favorite of Ms. Halle's work! If you haven't read that series, stop reading this revie ...more
“Sometimes people are mysterious because they have something to hide.”
Dirty Deeds is the second book in the Dirty Angels series, about Derek Conway and Alana Bernal.
Derek is hired to kill Alana but when the offer is too good to be true, the warning bells sound and he turns the offer down. Derek decides to investigate Alana instead, because if she is worth that much dead, perhaps someone would be willing to pay more for her to be alive. What he finds is not what he imagined and what he receiv ...more
Derek was everything I expected him to be. I wanted to read a book about him sinse first time I "met" him in S&N.
I loved the fact that he never turned into a love sick puppy, even during his weakest moments, and always managed to stay somewhat cool, calm and collected. It's nice to see that in male main character for a change.
The other thing I liked was the heroine. I love how straightfirward and unapologetic, without being mean, she was. It made me feel normal :). We don't appre ...more
In the next installment of Dirty Angels series, we meet again Derek Conway not to be confused with Conway Twitty who could carry a tune with his guitar, this Conway carries his tune with his gun as he is an ex-military now assassin. He blindly takes a job to kill a woman and this woman is none other than Alana Bernal, sister to Javier Bernal(bad ass extraordinaire who by the way we see again). ...more
Javier, for all of his faults - sociopathic, cruel and just kind of totally evil - is a charismatic dude under all of that badassness. I was rooting for him through the Artists' Trilogy (Camden (stoopid name) did nothing for me) and then rejoiced when he got his story i ...more