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El Diablo

(El Diablo #1)

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I was ruthless.
I was feared.
I had sacrificed. Myself. Her. Everything...

Living in a world where I was worth more dead than alive was a choice. I was a bad man, never claimed to be anything else. I’ve done things I’m not proud of. Seen things that can’t be unseen. I’ve caused pain that I can’t undo.
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Published August 30th 2016
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★★! El Diablo (stand-alone book 1). Meet the man behind the legend. Alejandro Martinez’s epic saga spanning decades!

“She was trying to save me when all I would do was destroy her.”

They called him El Diablo, the devil. Alejandro Eduardo Martinez spent his life running a worldwide mob empire.

Death and fortune attached themselves to him. Governments bowed to him. The law bent for him. Men equally feared and admired him. And women swooned at his feet.

One woman would come
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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A seductive tantalizing read that will for sure leave readers begging, wanting, craving, crying, and dying for more of El Diablo!! The devil has truly left its mark as M. Robinson has cemented her place as an author that deserves your fu
Spanning decades, 'El Diablo' tells the story of Alejandro Martinez, a notorious cartel leader. Following him from his childhood, this book provides a front-row seat to the tragedy that was his life. He was born into the life and groomed from a young age to take over his father's role as leader of the cartel. In so many ways, he never stood a chance at a normal life.

Surviving the loss of numerous loved ones, especially the women closest to him, he grows into a callous man. He shows no emotion or
Jul 05, 2016 rated it liked it
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El Diablo is another extremely angsty read from M. Robinson. This is one author who knows how to write an angsty story. It was an unexpected and thrilling ride with a great antihero. Martinez is one of those characters you will hate to love and love to hate. I love characters like this!

El Diablo is Alejandro Martinez’s life story in a way. It spans decades and tells the story of a man who is the devil. At times, he is a monster, but he’s only the monster they created him to be. He’s not all
5 My Dark Angel stars

The Devil is in the details, and this doesn't miss a thing... riding that fine line between love and hate.

Alejandro Martinez is El Diablo
I had killed. I had avenged. I had loved. I had destroyed lives and now it was my time to pay for being the Grim fucking Reaper, taking lives that didn’t belong to me.

He's never wanted anything until he sees her, knowing all too painfully he can never let her near. After all nothing ever good comes to those that loved him
Jennifer Kyle
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it

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The first forty percent of this story which spans the hero’s childhood to adulthood was definitely a five star read. Thereafter, I had a hard time with the manner in which the story was drawn out and dragged out till the reveals. I think for me, the first forty as a standalone story or prequel would have worked since I would have been prepared to let go of a heroine and embrace the hero’s new infatuation/love interest. Or perhaps if the story was just condensed a bunch in t
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: Well, I honestly am struggling on how to rate this one. Many other readers are loving this book, including some of my GR friends, but I didn't love it. This is definitely NOT for my safety gals! I don't mind an "unsafe" book from time to time, so that wasn't my issue. I had some major issues with the pacing (see below section), the constant push/pull from the H, wanting the h to be stronger at the end, and there was an overall lack of some good grovel by the H. It kind
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing

"Every Devil needs an Angel.
And she was mine..."

OH MY GOD! I'm speechless right now. This book literally took my breath away... I loved it so freaking much. <3

Pls stop whatever you're doing and go read this book. Go and meet with the Devil asap!!! You'll love him a lot.... ;)

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Good lord i barely made it alive..this fucking book gawd...i cried, screamed, i hated, i loved, i had an ulcer but i made it alive LOL...what a trip

Shhluts Foresome F(BR) CC, Liz, & War; I'm the angel on the right ready to please El Diablo or fight him whatever haha

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I was ruthless.
I was feared.
I had sacrificed. Myself. Her. Everything...

Living in a world where I was worth more dead than alive wa
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༺**Complimentary Copy**༺Provided by the author
"M. Robinson" exchange for an honest review..Thank you!!

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TITLE: El Diablo
SERIES: (The Devil, #1)
AUTHOR: M. Robinson
CHAPTERS: Prologue | 43 | Epilogue
RELEASE DATE: August 30th 2016



Buddy read this with Sonya- ❥Chatterbooks book blog ❥

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EL DIABLO: This kicks starts us off in the 'Prologue' yet again M.Robinson has cast her magic an
✰ Liz ✰
"I knew I was going to Hell. I just never imagined...I would be taking her with me."

El Diablo is a dark and delicious treat full of action, suspense, angst, intrigue, passion, and dark romance. The highly anticipated story of Alejandro the ruthless mob boss certainly does not disappoint! We met Alejandro in the final book of the Good Ol' Boy Series Crave Me. Although El Diablo can be read as a stand-alone, I was so happy to have read the entire Good Ol' Boy Series be
Mizz Latte

Beware of Spoilers!

Star Ratings:
Heroine (Lexi): 24yrs old
Hero (Alejandro): 45yrs old?
Plot: 1/5 – so disgusting
Grovel: none
Cheating: H deliberately has sex with another woman in front/within hearing distance of the h KNOWING he has feelings for the h
HEA: yes with a goddamned baby – they are so fucked up, it may as well have been incest

Triggers: attempted rape, detailed description of sex with OW, child sex abuse (h was sexually molested by her stepfather f
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who love crime bosses and long timeline stories
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone Book 1 from El Diablo series
POV: First Person - Dual

Alejandro Martinez grew up as a mob prince. As the son of the feared leader, he was groomed to take over the empire. But crime life quickly took its toll when the people he loved were taken away from him one by one. He earned the name El Diablo from being ruthless and heartless, locking his heart from emotion until a young girl wormed herself into his life.

Lexi learned to be independent since
Alex is The Romance Fox

I am really struggling to write a review on this book.....
Most of the readers of GR have loved El Diablo but for just didn't do it!!! There were more things I disliked about the whole book than I actually liked.

Now don't get me wrong....I don't mind reading "dark" stories and I was looking forward to finding out what all those 4/5 stars reviews were all about.

The first part of the book was okay....I felt for the trauma that the two main cha
⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers of a good book with a little dark inside
5 FANFUCKINTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stars

OMG, I loved this book sooooooooooooooooo much. This is going to be a really hard review to write because...............
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This superbly written book had everything I love in a book, intrigue, drama, suspense, twists and a dark side all of its own.

This was not a mafia/mob or cartel book as I thought going into it, it was the story of one mans fate in life. It starts when he is 15 and finishes when his in his 50s, so you get to read all the life changing ev
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
*****4.5 STARS*****
For my unfiltered review... https://prettymessreading.wordpress.c...

Let me take the time to introduce my future baby daddy… Alejandro Martinez aka El Diablo (The Devil). I am aware that commits murders in his spare time but that doesn’t stop my love for him, if anything, it me love him more.

Let me start by saying that M. Robinson did an amazing job at building the characters in this book. I don’t know how she did it, but she did. So, bravo!!!

Before Martinez became El Diablo, h
Dee Montoya
5 Sinful Stars*****

(ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)

Author M. Robinson; the undisputed queen of angst is back with another heart pounding novel, that will claim your heart from the moment you read the prologue. El Diablo will set your heart on fire, he will own you, hurt you, and love you like no other...

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Alejandro Martinez is the heir of a powerful Colombian drug cartel. From a young age he was being molded into becoming the ruthless leader that would follow
Elfina Renee
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Was a ten star read but regrettably could only give five!
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Diablo lived up to the hype and the well deserved reviews, comments, and gifs my Goodread’s friends raved about. Set in true cartel, mafia fashion. Alejandro played his villainous role as the devil perfectly! He was everything I embodied in an asshole. When I hated him, OMG I was ready to commit book murder. Yes there is such a thing. It's called chucking the tablet down and being very inventive over his death, nothing was off limits!
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

At the risk of sounding like a broken record I'm gonna say again, this one blew me away!! Before I started reading it I was mentally preparing myself for the ride and plus I didn't read a lot of reviews just a couple.....but then I saw the word anti hero and I knew I had to read it. I Love anti heroes, even though they're kinda tricky because for me there has to be a good reason or explanation why, and a believable redemption of the anti hero. This one was absolutely fantastic Alejandr
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
★★★★4 Diablo Stars★★★★

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I have been practically chomping at the bit to read this story and like everyone else, I was wondering how did Alejandro Martinez become the infamous El Diablo? How many bodies did he rack up on his journey to being one the most feared men of his time and who was the woman that brought him to his knees.

This was the story of how money,power, and a forbidden love became the ultimate demise of the one and only Alejandro Martinez.

Being the heir to a Drug Empire, Martin
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it

Alejandro Martinez was destined to fulfill the path already chosen for him leading to a life of crime, corruption, greed, lies and tragedy. At 20 years old, he was already feared and known as El Diablo, but knowing the destruction and pain his family caused, Alejandro vows to protect what remains in his life despite the consequences. Learning to be a “Martinez” at a very young age, Alejandro shields his heart but as decades pass, he begins to question whether loneliness is his fate or a fool’s c
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book, I swear it’s something. Let me start by saying it was completely addictive, from the beginning I was intrigued and wanted to know Alejandro Martinez’s story. This man is insane, ruthless and dominating. He will stop at nothing to get what he wants, it’s that level of intensity that gave him the nickname, The Devil.

When we first meet Alejandro he is just a child and we see how this young boy turned into the monster he is now. I will be honest, there were so many times I was reading thi
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
*** 3.5 Stars ***

WHOA. That was an angstfest.
Utterly addicting.
Definitely a book for dark readers who love an anti-hero.

I would also say, CONTENT warning: (view spoiler) Shocking stuff.... hahahaha!

I'm still trying to sort my thoughts. I don't really know how I feel. I just.. IDK. I hated Martinez. And just when I thought I could like him, he ruined it for me. While I could sympathize with his plight, I couldn't connect to h

4.75 "all consuming" stars

Impossible, complex, complicated, painful, trecherous, all consuming LOVE between two people who were pre-destined to meet, fall, shatter, hurt each other, then equally so find each other again through a time span of a lifetime...

The cruel crime boss Alejandro Martinez who was born into it, groomed and hardened by the merciless rules of a drug lord's life he was brought up in, turned him into a notorious force to recon known as El Diablo...heartless, cold, cruel, feared
If I've had the energy to write an review I would. But I don't. Reading this story totally left me with nothing. I have so many things to say about this book, but that would fill out pages. So I'm not going to do it.

The important things are: I HATE this book. I was really disappointed. The Hero isn't hero-worthy. Too many bad things are happening in this book. HEA was there but I didn't read it to the end, because I had no interest AT ALL. Lexi and Alejandro can do what they want, don't want to
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: M.Robinson, Crime Family, Romance
4 Rollercoaster Stars
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Keeping this short as so many others have done terrific reviews of this book... so good, it caused me to take the time to read it.

This is not for the faint of heart...It is exactly what is advertised...Ruthless behavior happening throughout the book. A crime family so destructive, no one is safe from its clutches.

Father corrupts son...
Sister fears with good reason what her brother is turning into...
A young man destroyed by his destiny and must learn how to survive
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Title: El Diablo
Author: M. Robinson
Category: Mafia, Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone
POV: Dual
Plot: 5
Characters: 5
Scorching Level: 5
HEA: Not telling

Jesus Christ! I feel like my heart was put through the grinder!!! What an amazing story.
M. Robinson has outdone herself with this book. The raw emotions, the heart-breaking twists and turns made this book a masterpiece. There is pain, danger, love, passion
☮ mary

My short review would be it is : A very, very and I mean VERY long and pointless book !!
(warning double exclamation points galore to convey my irritable mood after reading this)
I cannot fathom how anyone would think this rambling story was any good. I don't know this "M. Robinson" but I sure as hell haven't read anything so lukewarm and dull in a long time !!

There are 40 plus chapters of utter bullsh*t between the MC, the supposedly hero & heroine don't even meet until chapter twenty somethin
Nov 13, 2016 marked it as dnf
DNF @57%

This was boring. The story moved sooooooooo slowly. I expected the hero to be dangerous, dark, and ruthless, but instead I got a melancholy moping man whose whining self-pity went on and on. He's too weak for my liking.

I can't say much about the heroine because she'd just appeared in the story at around 40% of the book. Much as I wanted to know more about her, I couldn't hold on anymore. This one wasn't for me.

I'm sorry.
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