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The Wrath of Cain (The Syndicate #1)

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*Mature Audience Only due to graphic sex and violence, a sexy Alpha Male and language.*

Watch the Wrath unfold! Clubs. Mafia. Drugs. Murder. And the man they all know as Scarface, will leave you guessing in book one of this brand new series...

Eloped at the age of eighteen. Separated at the age of eighteen. Disappeared at the age of eighteen. This is what happened to Calla
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 27th 2015 by Kathy Coopmans
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Kathy Coopmans As far as this couple goes... YES. There are three more books in this series where this couple will be pivotal in but their story is complete. I do…moreAs far as this couple goes... YES. There are three more books in this series where this couple will be pivotal in but their story is complete. I do leave a small section at the end of the epilogue about the next couple but not anything to hold someone back from the true meaning of this story.
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Sabrina
Oct 15, 2015 Sabrina rated it did not like it
1 'Not for me' Star



Cain and Calla fell in love in High School and thought theirs would be a love that lasted forever. Deciding to make it official, the two get married and plan to start their future together. But the day that should be the happiest day of their lives turns into the worst when Calla catches Cain with another woman only hours after saying "I do."

Six years later Calla returns home, finally ready to face her husband and ask for a divorce. But when she arrives she see's that Cain is
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Fre06 Begum
Jan 07, 2016 Fre06 Begum rated it did not like it
He F****d another woman to "protect" his wife??? He than for six years continued having sex with that woman and every other women in the club, so he loved his wife so much and was waiting for them to be reunited so to show his love he screwed around! Great way to prove and show your love a*****e!!!
Nanci Loves2Read**Warning**IWasASailor⚓️MyMouthisDirty
So after sleeping on this book and thinking about it today I came with the conclusion "I hate this book!" It was so stupid.

First our Hero is super in love with the heroine. The families hate each other. Real Shakespeare shit here. H is nothing like his corrupted father, he plans to be with h forever and become a cop. However! Wait for it. The day he marries the love of his life. Marries her. You know for better or worse. His dad pulls aside his son and whispers in his ear all the bullcrap he's i
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DW
Apr 22, 2016 DW rated it liked it
Cain and Calla had a pretty rocky start. They were so in love and ran off to get married when they turned eighteen. On their wedding night she walked in and caught him with another woman. I couldn't believe it. So heartbreaking for her.
Now years later she is going back to ask for a divorce so she can move on with her life. Of course Cain is having none of it and does not allow her to leave. He has her on lockdown.
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Cain tries to explain that he slept with that Emerson slut to "protect" Calla. I
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Leonor
May 05, 2016 Leonor rated it did not like it
DNF!!! This book is horrible this guy cheated on her on their wedding day and tells her that he had to do it because her life was in danger. totally bullshit I don't know why authors think it's alright to write about cheating. I wish I could get my money back
Riley Pearce
The hero was protective. He was very alpha. He was also a cheating asshole.
Seriously?!
On what planet does protecting your new wife equal banging the local bicycle and having her catch you on YOUR WEDDING NIGHT.
How is that protecting her from pain?
But oh it gets worse.
He doesn't drown in guilt, stay celibate for when he can finally win his one true love back.
OH NO!
He carries on sleeping the bicycle. And every woman in 100 mile radius.
The OW is such a super bitch and the things the heroine
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Paige
3.5 "Twisty" Stars

The description of this book had me hook, line and sinker. I devoured this baby. Deliciously angsty. Tons of twists and crazy turns. Cain and Calla's love story spans a lot of years, tears and fears but in the end, true love and devotion won out.

Cain and Calla secretly date through high school. Their families don't get along and actively dislike one another. Neither family would be happy that Cain and Calla were seriously in a relationship. When they turned 18 and graduated hi
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Spoiler Whore says calm your tits people, it's just a book
DNF at 55%

Nope. Just nope. Didn't like the story, characters, everything.



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Carissa
Initially the synopsis drew into reading this book. Then when I saw the series was a Syndicate, I thought hell yeah!!! Some bad ass sons of bitches. Mob, gangsters, death, hitmen, brutality, women. etc etc. So of course happy dance. Reading through the book and at it's conclusion, I became perturbed over the entirety of it. So here goes it.

Love should never hurt, damnit. It's one of the few things in life that are free.

This is the story of star crossed lovers who come from even more criminally
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Bev
I don't know how I even managed to get to 58%, but I'm out. I can't being doing with 3 year old whack jobs posing as adults, fighting, screaming, lying, etc. Ugh it got beyond ridiculous and I'm D.O.N.E.
Lani
Oct 28, 2015 Lani rated it it was ok
This story could have been so much better! The synopsis got me interested enough to buy it but the main character was such a push over. Cain was a complete asshole to her over & over & she took it. He cheats on her " to keep her safe" & within hours of when she comes home (6 years later) she is already forgiving him. Possibly spoilers ahead everyone... Cheating on calla made absolutely no sense & to keep emerald around the entire 6 years they were apart & continue sleeping wi ...more
Three Chicks
Oct 31, 2015 Three Chicks rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Review by Jen Hagen

“I love you. Just remember that and everything will be fine.”

If you’re going to hear your husband speak his last words to you, at least it’s something heartwarming. Calla and Cain’s wedding day has to go down in the books as one of the worst wedding days ever. One minute you’re married, the next you’ve left your husband to break the news to his father, and
BAM! You are now an estranged couple.


Calla and Cain married young at 18 years and their parents were not thrille
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Sexy and intriguing! This book had action, danger and sizzling romance.
Cain and Calla are young and in love. Their wedding happens in a flash and they are happy until their families get in the way.
Cain must protect Calla and there is only one way for that; he needs to hurt her the night of their wedding.
Calla flees. She grows up and when she returns to Cain and his MC she only wants one thing: A divorce.
Secrets have thrown them apart but will the truth pull them back together?
I liked the plot bu
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Beth
Oct 18, 2015 Beth rated it it was amazing
4.5 Where Have You Been Stars
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4.5 Hiding in Canada Stars



I don't have any tattoos. I am neither brave enough or cool enough. But I know lots of people with tattoos. But none there. I mean talk about a big owie.

Calla and Cain are young and in love. And in true Romeo and Juliet fashion, their parents are against them. So using all brains a pair of 18 year old possess, they run off and get married. That has to work, right? Not so much.

I don't do spoilers so I won't tell you the ins and outs of it
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Sheila
Oct 28, 2015 Sheila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EXCELLENT BOOK!!! I couldn't put it down and when it was finished I was left wanting more.

Cain and Calla's story began full of innocence and hope but was quickly overrun and shattered by betrayal, heartbreak, loneliness, despair, and danger. The path to rebuild what they once had into something even stronger and solid enough to survive any storm was a rocky one.

Calla learned that nothing about her life was what she had always thought it was, and no one in it was who she knew them to be. While s
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This story was full of surprises. Right when we got one question answered another one popped up. This story had it all: suspense, MC, mafia, drug dealing, gun running, strong female characters and yummy, badass, alpha men.

Not gonna lie, when I first started the book I wanted to put it down. I was put off with the whole teenage love is all we need storyline but then the story skipped ahead 6 years making it all worth it. Cain and Calla fell in love as teenagers and knew they wanted to be togethe
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Amy
Oct 17, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
The Wrath Of Cain (The Syndicate #1)
Kathy Coopmans
5 absolutely brilliant stars

How many times can I click that 5 star button cause I need to ....

This is so juicy good I cant even stand it. Drugs, Murder, Suspense, mafia, gun running, MC, bad ass women, and scrumptious men … YES please and thank yooouuuuu! Kathy I need to hug and squeeze you. This book has all my favorite yummies wrapped up in a tight exhilarating package.

Callas dreams are with Cain and being a lawyer. Cain’s life is wrapped arou
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Cocktails and Books
An MC/Mafia crossover storyline. That was something I wasn't expecting. Review to come.
Michele A.
Nov 02, 2015 Michele A. rated it it was ok
Shelves: mafia
Cain and Calla have not seen each other since their wedding day 6 years ago. Calla has decided she wants a divorce and is sick of being in limbo. When she gets back into Detroit and finally sees Cain, she is shocked to find out that she is in danger. Cain has let Calla go for the last 6 years and has been having someone watch over her for the last several years for her safety. Calla thought Cain didn't know where she was, or anything about her, but finds out she was very wrong. Calla's whole lif ...more
Cocktails and Books
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I wasn't 100% sure what I was getting into when I started THE WRATH OF CAIN, but a mixture of mob/mafia and MC was definitely not I was expecting.

Cain and Calla married young, against the wishes of either of their families. Then just as fast as they were married, Cain does the unthinkable and Calla runs off to Canada. In that time, Calla has gone through college to get her law degree and failed at trying to forget Cain and move on. When she
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Queen Bee
Nov 13, 2015 Queen Bee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite, mafia
Five Stars- I received an ARC for an honest review of The Wrath of Cain (The Syndicate #1) by Kathy Coopmans

The twists and turns of this book kept me interested and wanting more! The secrets, excitement and sex scenes were stimulating. This love story demonstrated not only how naive young love is, but how far people will go to sacrifice for those they truly love. I can't wait for the next book!

R
This is my kind of book, Cain, I love you, and yes you were a stupid dumb ass and no one had your back for good advice but it really was wasn't it. I love the twist that was what makes books worth mentioning in a conversation. Great job
Give Me Books
Oct 25, 2015 Give Me Books rated it it was amazing
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time I read this book!!

Young love is innocent and amazing, unless you are Cain Bexley and Calla Greer. Two innocents who get married because of love, and then, their worlds change. Love. Betrayal. Broken Hearts. Moving On. And that’s only the beginning of the book…

Calla moves to Canada and goes to school to follow her dreams of becoming a lawyer. Cain stays home and takes care of his father's business. On the surface things are simple and clean, but under
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***Cheryl***
Oct 25, 2015 ***Cheryl*** rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this MC/ Mafia read.

The story is about Cain and Calla. The story begins with getting married the 18 and them telling each of there families there good news, however shortly after their wedding Calla catch's Cain with another woman and disappears. But is everything as it seems? Calla then returns and she wants to free and she wants a divorce. However once Calla walks back into Cain's life he refuses to loose her again and there is also the fact that so many things have
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Nadine Hook Me Up Book Blog
*Makes the happy dance* YES YES!!

The Wrath of Cain is on my effing kindle! No idea what I'm talking about? Well, I signed up to read this book because of 4 important key words: CLUBS, MAFIA, DRUGS, & MURDER....

How could I not ;) ?!? It releases Oct 27 and I'm pretty sure it'll be frigging awesome - read the blurb and don't forget to pre-order it http://amzn.to/1Li1pal
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Natalie The Biblioholic
What can I say? I thought this book was adorable. I'm not sure why I think that amidst the drama, murder and mayhem, but that's the descriptor that came to my mind.

There was cheating. Sorry for spoiling it for those of you who didn't know. However, there were circumstances behind the cheating that make it a bit more... palatable. I'm lying. The reasons made me hate Cain less, but I think there were other ways to get the point across. Then again, he was 18yo at the time. His faculties may not hav
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Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
http://www.imasweetandsassybookwhore.com

When I saw that Wrath Of Cain takes place in Detroit, I immediately signed up. Why? Well if you didn’t know already, I am from Detroit so I got to support the books about my city. The fact that it was an MC and Mafia book, well that was just the icing on the cake for this book whore.

I was immediately sucked in after only a couple of sentences. I wanted to beat the holy hell out of Cain, and I kind of wanted to slap Calla as well for not standing up for he
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Ashley ❅ Sanaa's Book Blog ❅
The writing was just really hard to get past... The premise at first was intriguing but the actual layout was poorly executed. I found that the reasoning for their entire relationship ending at first but ridiculous. One of my biggest pet peeves is LACK OF COMMUNICATION. I can't stand when people make life altering decisions without actually considering the other person first. Not everyone is fragile.
Melissa Ann PA
Oct 15, 2015 Melissa Ann PA rated it it was amazing
Reviewing as Book Boyfriend Heaven

The Wrath of Cain by Kathy Coopmans grabs your attention from the start and doesn’t let it go I started this book and had trouble putting it down to go to bed. Calla and Cain start off as these sweet kids who are in love so they get married little do they know that everything they think they know is a lie. When they get together later in life they both have changed so much. Cain is now a badass alpha biker who does what needs to be done even if it hurts him. Cal
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Eve Recinella
Oct 07, 2015 Eve Recinella marked it as to-read
Shelves: romance
Well damn, I have to read this for the simple fact I grew up in Windsor!
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“You are not leaving here. You will shut your fucking mouth. This isn’t high school or college or even fucking Disney World. This is my club, my house, and my goddamned rules. You will stay in my house, you will do what I say, and you will sleep in my fucking bed. When I decide to fill you in on more, I will, but until I do, you will stay right the fuck here! Now, do I make myself clear? Because I’ve got shit to do, and even though this was a pleasant surprise, I was in the middle of a meeting I need to finish.” 0 likes
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