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Perfect Stranger

(Los Santos Cartel #2)

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4.33  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  34 reviews
He ripped my world apart by destroying everything I ever loved.
He was cruel, twisted, and showed no mercy.
And now, he threatened to do it all again. This time with the help of his sadistic nephew.
Gabriel had his sights fixed on FBI Agent Nina Cross. Strong. Beautiful. And none-the-wiser of those who shadowed her every move.
She was the one thing stopping LOS SANTOS from t
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Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 360 pages
Published December 19th 2017 by Amazon Digital Services (first published October 19th 2016)
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★♡Tamara♡★
Arc received in exchange for an honest review...

5 "I am your ruin" stars.

Sometimes you read a book that reminds you why you love reading,The Perfect Stranger was that book for me. Action packed, heart pounding and confronting The Perfect Stranger took me on a wild ride.throwing us back to where it all begins for Antonio. Learning his reason for revenge, all the why's and unanswered questions from book 1 (Never Trust a saint) the puzzle pieces fit together nicely creating an addictive read.betray
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Julia ⏃  ✦ :The Romance Rebels: ⏃ ✦
A hot riveting action packed novel! I could not put The Perfect Stranger down.
The sex, romance, and the steamy lust for vengeance.

My blood was pumping through the whole entire book. This story was intense, passionate and oh so sexy. So many twists and turns. I was biting my nails in anticipation wondering what would happen next!

I highly recommend this series.
Natalie Miernicki
I received this ARC for an honest review.

Holy crap on a cracker that was intense! This story had it all passion, intrigue, espionage, warring mob cartels and vengeance. Melissa has created another EPIC book!! Everyone needs to read this story; from the first page until the last I was well and truely hooked.
Michelle Austin
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The Perfect Stranger was a great 5 star read.

Antonio had a vendetta and no matter what, he was going to get his revenge. It was amazing how much time he committed and changed his life. There is so much that goes on in the first half that had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was next.

We then jump ahead two years, when things turn and Gabriel sets his sights on Nina Cross, an FBI agent. Antonio needs to be the good, bad guy. For an FBI agent at
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She's a Lip Biter
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5 Stars

I received this ARC for an honest review.

Holy crap on a cracker that was intense! This story had it all passion, intrigue, espionage, warring mob cartels and vengeance. Melissa has created another EPIC book!! Everyone needs to read this story; from the first page until the last I was well and truely hooked.

Reviewed by Nat


4.5 stars

God this book was amazing and powerful.

I loved reading about this subject. Flowers and fairytale it most certainly wasn't but the story w
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
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This is book two to the Los Santos Cartel and boy was it a gritty one.

This was from Antonio's POV and while you think you have some understanding of the type of person he is in book one, he is way more complex and has done way more than I first thought. This story goes back to where it all began and how Antonio got to the place he is now. It gives you an idea of the inside workings of the cartel and how he became the Hunter. And he surely didn't get his name because he hunts animals...he gets hi
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Amy
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Perfect Stranger
4 stars
Melissa Jane

This is the second in the Los Santos Cartel series from Melissa Jane. This book is written from Antonio’s point of view. You definitely find out what makes him tick in this release. Its also interesting to hear his thoughts and feelings on Nina. This is more of a flash back and how things began.

Antonio’s past is on display in this release. You know exactly the road that was traveled in order for him to become the man hunting the cartel. You also understand
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Robyn Corcoran
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This sequel to Never Trust a Saint gives us Antonio's point of view.
Antonio, Hunter, has a vendetta against the Santos Cartel and is determined to have his revenge. Nina Cross is an innocent FBI agent caught up in the struggle with the cartel and corrupt law enforcement officers. Trust is a huge issue!
This story has a well planned storyline, it is very detailed and suspenseful. Revisiting events from the first book but from Antonio's POV took up much of the book but it is important to the storyl
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Wendy Livingstone
This is the second book in this series, and is not a standalone, this series need to be read in order. This story is Antonio’s POV, and is an insight into his conflict, and what motivates his actions. This book certainly fills in all of the gaps and events that happened in #1. This is an action packed novel, which is intense, intriguing, vengeance, espionage, warring mob cartels, and passionate. The encounters between Nina and Antonio as hot and steamy!
Melissa Jane has certainly upped the ante i
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Bitches N' Books
“A fraction of an inch separated us and I was certain she could feel the heat radiating between our bodies. Her chest moved rapidly, eyes hooded, debating with her inner conscience.”


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5 Perfect Stranger Stars!! Hooked… that’s exactly what this series has me…


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Wow I’m obsessed with this series. It’s tense, action packed and has so much heat it’s almost combustible! I loved the angst between Gabriel and Nina! Melissa Jane knows how to write some serious melt in your mouth books! You will
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Ria -  Reading Is Our Satisfaction
THE PERFECT STRANGER IS THE PERFECT SEQUEL.....

Melissa Jane absolutely blew my socks of when I read Never Trust A Saint but now she has completely blown my mind with The Perfect Stranger. Told from Antonio's POV, The Perfect Stranger, fills in gaps that the reader never knew existed in Book 1. It allows the reaader to see how Antonio became the man he is today. The reasons for his decisions, why he is so desperately driven for the revenge that he seeks. Everything is explained and the reader can
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Christina Concus (Moonlight Novels)
The Perfect Stranger is an AMAZING sequel to Never Trust A Saint!!!!
This story is told from Antonio's POV and fills in a lot of the gaps/events that happened in Never Trust A Saint. These gaps/events really help you understand the full storyline of both books. In the Perfect Stranger we do get to see more into Antonio's life and why he picked the path that he did.
Even though this book is in Antonio's (Hunter's) POV we do recap some very important event that we saw in Never Trust A Saint. So, wi
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Jennifer Guffey
The Perfect Stranger (Los Santos Cartel #2)
By: Melissa Jane
4/5 stars

I believe this is the final book in this series. While I thought that this was about different characters, I was wrong. The characters are the same from the first book, and while the first book was from Nina’s POV, this book was from Antonio’s POV.

And in this book, we learn the backstory of Anotonio. This went far enough back to show us how a good man crossed over to the wrong side, in order to work a long-term game plan. This r
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Teri
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
His job was to protect America from terrorist and he did it well until a line was crossed. Once that line was crossed he had a different target in his sight and he would do anything to end them, even if he died in the process. He had no intention of falling in love, but he did and now he not only had to end his targets he had to save her life. A twisted story follows. A twisted story of love and lost, of deception and lies. His side of the story gives the details we missed in Perfect Lies. It al ...more
Love Africa Book Club
The Perfect Stranger follows on from Never Trust a Saint as we follow the antics of the one of the most dangerous drug cartels in South America, the Los Santos cartel. Ms Jane upped the ante with this story--the action, the suspense and of course the romance.

What I loved most was that we were in Antonio's POV and we got to see how his journey with the cartel started and understood his conflict and motivations. These things were never clear in book 1 where he was always a mystery and kind of a st
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
This is book two in the Los Santos Cartel series. As soon as I finished book one I jumped right into this and devoured it. If the author could step up a notch then she did with this book. I loved book one but this book blew me away.

Any gaps we thought we had are filled in with Antonios point of view in this sequel. I'm not going to go into the storyline. I'm aware that if you haven't read book one anything written here could spoil the series. So I will say if your looking for a gritty dark read
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Myra Espino
Loved it! The Perfect Stranger is Gabriel and Nina's story. This book is on the intense side! I love how the story easily captured my attention from the start up to the last and this book definitely is full of surprises! The characters, Gabriel and Nina, are amazing!!! I love both of them - they both can definitely kick some a**! This book is action packed and you'll definitely won't get bored! Loved it! Ms. Melissa just freaking nailed it! One of my favorite reads this year!

#mustread #bookhang
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Maggie
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gripping thriller

Told from hunters point of view, how he became embroilled with the Santos cartel and his need for revenge. it was a great story and flowed really well.
His feelings for nina and what happened after they captured her boss.
It was really good, great characters and dialogue. I loved it.
Ketrina Wheeler
I paid for this

The first 60% not so bad. From then on I was pissed that I paid cash for a book that I had read already! Up until 81% it is book one. Then the last 20% just felt rushed. 0 to 60% good , 61 to 81%, recap of book one, 82% on is just a rushed mess.
Jodie Lauren
From Antonio... the hunters, point of view

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Carolyn
Just okay. Too much awful behavior for shock instead of story. A bit long, especially when we know the story from Nina's perspective.
Melissa Mendoza
“A fraction of an inch separated us and I was certain she could feel the heat radiating between our bodies. Her chest moved rapidly, eyes hooded, debating with her inner conscience.”


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5 Perfect Stranger Stars!! Hooked… that’s exactly what this series has me…


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Wow I’m obsessed with this series. It’s tense, action packed and has so much heat it’s almost combustible! I loved the angst between Gabriel and Nina! Melissa Jane knows how to write some serious melt in your mouth books! You will
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Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
'"Then I told her the four words that summed me up.
Four words that spoke of her grim future.
Four words she would always see me as.
"I am your ruin."'

And what a beautiful chaos he brings to the world of Nina Cross. Having left the eye of the hurricane at the end of Never Trust A Saint, the first book in this series, we return to the beginning before the storm was birthed in this second part. The Perfect Stranger takes us back to the days when Antonio was known by his own name before drug cartels
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Jennifer Pierson
OMG am I glad that I had this book ready right after I finished the first! I'm so far off the charts jacked up right now, that I can't even try to describe the book without spoilers exploding everywhere. So the dramatic girly girl emotions will have to suffice! Basically, this is Antonio's aka Jair, POV, and it's EPIC! It shows how he became the man he was when he met Nina Cross, and OMG did it help me get over some of his actions from the first book. Melissa Jane ended this dark, and intense se ...more
Donna Parrott
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you haven't read Never Trust a Saint, please go read it. Where that book was from Nina Cross’ POV this one is from Antonio’s POV. In The Perfect Stranger you get a look at why and how Antonio became Hunter, the right hand man to the Los Santos cartel. Hunter is a sexy military man who just so happens to be on mandatory leave. He knows that his higher ups are up to no good. That they are corrupt or something. Even though he hasn't seen or been to his father's hometown in La Balsa he will stop ...more
Donna
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

God this book was amazing and powerful. I loved reading about this subject. Flowers and fairytale it most certainly wasn't but the story was just brilliant and kept me completely gripped and on the edge of my seat from the first word to the last.

Vengeance by bucket loads is the only way to best described this book. If your expecting lovey dovey then this isn't the book for you but it has hot sex And love but that isn't what this book is all about.

I really recommend this ballsy book fu
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Annamaria
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Fabolous Stars! This is the second book in the Los Santos Cartel Series and should be read in order to better understand the story. Antonio is determined to have his revenge against the Santos Cartel. Nina is an FBI agent caught between the Cartel and the corrupt FBI agents. Will Nina be able to help Antonio bring the Cartel down? This story is told in Antonio's point of view and it helps us to fill in the gaps from the first book Never Trust a Saint. This story is well written and is actio ...more
Teresa Adams
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melissa Jane has a way at keeping you involved in the book to where you don't want to put down until the very end.
This is about Antonio Suarez.
How he once worked with the government for the US and what led him to the Events of being one of the most wanted and part of the Los Santos Cartel as being the hunter.
Antonio Suarez ( Hunter ) spent Two years with the Cartel and looks as if there is a light at the end of the Tunnel when he meets Nina Cross. Will she be his ticket to bring down this Car
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Kristy & Kayla - My Person's Books
The Perfect Stranger is book 2 in the Los Santos Cartel Series, told in Antonio's POV. After reading Never Trust a Saint, I couldn't wait to get into Antonio's mind, I had hoped that the story would continue on from where book 1 left off, but we are taken back to the beginning of Antonio's journey filling in the blanks from book 1. I really enjoyed the first book but I couldn't quite get into this one.
There were a lot of suspense and twists that will keep you captivated.

“A fraction of an inch se
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LLEP  Book Blog
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This sequel to Never Trust a Saint gives us Antonio's point of view.
Antonio, Hunter, has a vendetta against the Santos Cartel and is determined to have his revenge. Nina Cross is an innocent FBI agent caught up in the struggle with the cartel and corrupt law enforcement officers. Trust is a huge issue!
This story has a well-planned storyline, it is very detailed and suspenseful. Revisiting events from the first book but from Antonio's POV took up much of the book but it is important to the storyl
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