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Creole Kingpin

(The Magnolia Duet #1)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  5,028 ratings  ·  643 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Meghan March goes back to New Orleans and the world of Lachlan Mount with a dangerous and bold new anti-hero.

The thing about ghosts is they’re supposed to stay dead.

That’s exactly what I am, but I can’t stay away from Magnolia Marie Maison for one more day, let alone another year.

We’ve already got fifteen of those between us.

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Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published March 10th 2020
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Carrie Miller They may have mentioned Magnolia's heritage in some of the other series with Kiera & Mount, but nothing that I can recall is mentioned in this story. …moreThey may have mentioned Magnolia's heritage in some of the other series with Kiera & Mount, but nothing that I can recall is mentioned in this story. I don't know if they mention anything in the Legend Trilogy when Moses was the big bad guy. The only thing I see regarding Moses in this book is on the first page of Chapter 28 when Moses describes himself. "Six-three, light-skinned, but definitely black somewhere in my Creole lineage, muscles with enough bulk to show I hit the gym regularly...(less)

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***4 STARS***

In Creole Kingpin we are once again transported to New Orleans and the underworld ruled by Lachlan Mount. Now we get the story of Magnolia Maison, a woman known for her beauty and no nonsense reputation.

Badass is tame in describing Magnolia. She is the most fiercest heroine I have ever read. She walks the walk and talks the talk. Not afraid of anything she makes her way into transitioning away from being the most famous madam of New Orleans. Just as she is starting to see her plans
Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ilikebooksbest.com ❤️
Loved it! Especially the anti-hero and the anti-cliffhanger!

This book was terrific, a five star book if I have ever read one. It has a former hooker with a heart, turned madam, now gone legitimate. A former gangster who wanted to be a kingpin until is life changed in ways he never could have predicted. A love that began in the midst of a hurricane and blew out of town just as fast but left both parties as wrecked as the city.

Fifteen years later Moses Gaspard blows back into New Orleans to tear
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

Moses nearly broke me once. I won’t let him do it again.

I CANNOT EVEN RIGHT NOW. I SERIOUSLY CANNOT EVEN. This was...and I just...and all of it was...GAHHHHHH!!!!!!
This has been easily both my most anticipated and favorite Meghan March book to date. And having read the woman's entire backlist, that's saying something. Not only do we get the infamous madam's story that we first met in Ruthless King, but we also get the most sinful anti-hero that was introduced in The Fall of Le
Ky reads romance
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy smokes. Absolutely sensational. Magnolia and Moses will be your new obsession. This book will leave you reeling in your feelings. This is without a doubt Meghan’s best work yet. The words on these pages will give you goosebumps. Your mouth will be left hanging open.

Creole Kingpin leaves you with ALL THE FEELS. I’m not lying when I say it will captivate your emotions. This book packs drama, humor, heartbreak, twists and turns, swoon worthy moments, HOT & steamy scenes, and a hottie Anti-her
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕

Meghan March has once again dangled us with a series that will no doubt have us begging for more!! In a underground world of sex lies and secrets, things are bound to be dangerous and when you add in the fact that a lost love has returned but with more questions than you ever imagined of asking, this story definitely made an interesting read.

Magnolia has done a lot of things that she hasn’t been proud of. For the past fifteen years she has gone from being an escort to a well known Madame and now
Phuong ✯
whew, i'm cursed.


the more i love a book cover, the higher the probability that i'm going to end up disappointed. this world is so cruel to me.

we have a badass heroine who doesn't take shit from anyone and an anti-hero. i eat that shit up. i live for power couples who could take on world domination, but Magnolia and Moses didn't do anything for me.

Moses or Moby how Magnolia calls him is the most boring anti-hero. after disappearing 15 years ago, he comes back to New Orleans to claim back
❤️Emma Book Lover ❤️
3.5 Stars

This was a sweet second chance story in Meghan's March universe. It was a bit too tame, too polite and too

"I know you like to dance with the devil, but watch yourself, girl. He always demands his due.”

Moses Gaspard left New Orleans a decade and a half ago after Hurricane Katrina and never looked back. Never called. Never wrote. Never kept the promises he made to Magnolia, to come back for her. After 15 years he is back and makes his intentions clear that he wants her by his
Dora Koutsoukou
2,5 ❤️😔⭐️s

Not so excited with this story.
Having read M. March’s previous series taking place in New Orleans, I expected this new release to be something different and fresh - which was not!

Although Magnolia had a very interesting character, Moses might have had epic lines and acted as a great Hero, but in the end he didn’t touch my heart.
I would have liked a better development of their romance, it was almost flat and emotionless.

Lachlan Mount (Mount trilogy) is by far my favorite anti-hero c
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This was my very first book by Meghan March and I must say her writing style captured me right from the beginning. The way she grows her characters through an enchanting and thrilling story is what I love most about this book. However, I really wished I had read the Mount Trilogy before. At the beginning I had a little trouble following this already established world. And my biggest problem with Magnolia and Moses was, that I couldn't feel their chemistry, their attraction. I knew it wa
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Two very important things to note here...

1. Magnolia is gangsta and I’m about that life!!
2. Meghan March knows how to do a cliffy. I was hanging off the edge of my seat at the end of this book yelling NOOOOOO WAYYYYYYY!

I’m off to read book two, but I’ll circle back soon to tell you all about this one in a day or two. Getting my binge read on - BRB
Catherine Cowles
Riveting, captivating, and emotional, Creole Kingpin is Meghan March at her best. Magnolia has jumped to the top of my favorite heroines list. March weaves a tale that enchants and entices, so raw and real the characters explode from the page. The perfect blend of sexy suspense and passionate love story, Creole Kingpin is one of my favorite books of all time.
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
Creole Kingpin by Meghan March was a brilliant, fast-paced read that had me eagerly flipping the pages. I knew going into this book that I would be in for one heck of a ride, and March did not disappoint. This journey proved more intense than her Legend Trilogy. Her ability to create relatable and likable characters be they good or bad and a captivating and realistic story will have fans eager for more.

Magnolia and Moses were characters with questionable reputations and persons may consider the
Christine B
Mar 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Magnolia Maison is the madam of New Orleans fiery temper shred business woman and best friends with Lachlan Mount wife Kierra. Now settling down sold her business for a legit one she believes things will finally start to even out, that is until she sees HIM through a window. The one man who lite every nerve in her body, the one who saved her during hurricane Katrina, the one she hates/loves and never wanted to see again, the one man that lied to her and told her he would be back for her and neve ...more
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
HOLY GIRL CRUSH!!!! I am head over heels in LOVE with Magnolia Maison. Like put a fork in me, I am DONE in love. Meghan March always creates strong, able minded female characters but Ms. Maison is BEYOND even that. She is tough, wicked smart, independent, yet can see when she has over stepped or when she needs to soften for the right of her heart. This book is an absolute favorite of mine. Don't get me wrong Moses is awesome...and perfect for her...together they can RULE THE BAYOU. I am so excit ...more
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Meghan has gone back to New Orleans with her new duet and I could not be more excited. And I think Meghan may have out done herself with this one.

If you read Meghan's previous trilogies, Mount Trilogy and Legend Trilogy, then you would have met both Magnolia and Moses (Magnolia in Mount Trilogy and Moses in Legend Trilogy). However, you do not need to read either of those to understand their story and truly get to know who they are. Meghan tells their story hauntingly beautiful in this book and
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for Magnolia’s story forever and I was not disappointed. Magnolia is such a strong heroine and she won’t take crap from anyone. She will stand on her own two feet. Love her and Moses, what can I say about Moses. He is so swoon worthy and an alpha man through and through. I can’t wait to see how their story ends. I highly recommend this book 1000%. Bring on book 2. I need it now.

I received an ARC of this book and I am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meghan March did again such a fantastic job with every single aspect of this story. Moses and Magnolia’s story was well written, suspenseful, crazy hot and gripping from start to finish. The two main characters are both big personalities that although are fine alone, need each other in different ways. And I loved that one of my favorite couples of all time Mount and Kiera from the Mount trilogy played some crucial roles in this book. Overall rating: 4+ stars! ❤️
Lacie Romano
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I swear I say this for every Meghan March book but DANG! How the heck did she do it?!?!?! If you have read the Mount Trilogy you will have read a good bit about Magnolia, the heroine of this book. In my opinion, she was not my favorite character and I had some resentment.
My opinion is now officially changed!!! She is a Bad A** heroine who takes no prisoners yet has a heart of gold! She is amazing!
Moses, whom we met in the Legend Trilogy, well he was portrayed as someone who is completely unrede
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing

5 In Love with the Heroine Crowns

This is quintessential Meghan March - suspense, fierce heroine, fantastic ending , and I couldn’t have been in love with Magnolia and her story.

Normally, I fall in love with the he heroes and like the heroines, but Magnolia stole the show. I love every single thing about her. From her lack of apology for her profession to her fierce independence, she epitomizes everything I love in a female lead.

Moses was a great hero. What I loved most abo
Book Maniac Forever

⭐️ 5 "No Damsel In Distress" Stars ⭐️
The Magnolia Duet was a highly anticipated series for me and it definitely started strong with Creole Kingpin! Meghan March promised a badass heroine and that’s exactly what she delivered in Magnolia Maison. That woman is so fierce and fearless! The power she oozes is something very enticing! Her connection with Moses is intense to say the least. She’s been burned by his love fifteen years earlier and she’s still bitter over it. She tries to stay cold in
Beneath The Covers Blog
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2020-reads, alison
Can we give a round of applause for Miss Magnolia! If you are looking for a book where the lead female character is a badass, look no further. Magnolia is that and more. She’s smart, snarky, feisty and doesn’t take crap from anyone no matter who they are.

Magnolia and Moses have a past. A rocky past. 15 years later she most certainly did not forget and forgive, but that does not mean Moses wasn’t going to try like hell to get her back. I admit writing this review is hard because I don’t want to g
Cécile Smits
Knowing i can’t wait tóó long to be able to read Madam Temptress, i decided to wait until i could survive the few days that are left before it lands in my iTunes library.
And i am só glad i did!
Because Creole Kingpin hit me,really hard!
And with that cliffy,i knów i need closure soon.....before it drives me crazy!

I’ve met Magnolia in Keira’ and Mount’s story,and i love the kind of woman she is.
Tough,independent,but with a caring heart.
A Madam,yes. But one that takes good care of her girls,and bewa
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
𝑅𝐴𝑇𝐼𝑁𝐺: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

It has been a while since I've read Meghan March's books, but damn it feel like It was just yesterday.
I have been let's say fascinated by Magnolia since I've read Mount Trilogy Series and boy do I love that woman.

Magnolia Mason is one of the fiercest heroines I've ever read. She experienced a lot in her life to be as strong as she is, she is her own boss. When she is finally ready to leave her old life, a ghost from her past comes and disturbs her peace.

Moses Gaspard co
Melissa  ❤️ bookaddict_fanatic
I AM SPEECHLESS absolutely STUNNED!!! Meghan has once again made unbelievable magic with her words woven together into this captivating, mesmerizing story!

"Do I look like a damsel in distress to you? No one has ever mistaken me for Snow fucking White."

This is a love story like no other.....take a fiery, badass, confident heroine (Meghan's best yet), a sexy as fuck, silver tongued swoon-worthy anti-hero and what do you get, your next ADDICTION! Magnolia and Moses are sexy as hell, explosive and
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Are you ready to head back to New Orleans? Magnolia Marie Maison thought she would never see Moses Buford Gaspard again until he shows back up in New Orleans after disappearing fifteen years ago. They have mutual acquaintances so if he’s back there is a reason. When trouble brews and she’s in danger can this former madam and gangster be civil enough to work together or has too much time passed for civility? “You’ve always been fixated on control and power, chère. Sometimes you have to release yo ...more
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5, I need the next book now, Stars!!

“Change is coming whether you want it or not. I know you like to dance with the devil, but watch yourself, girl. He always demands his due.”

“Brace yourself, Magnolia. Another hurricane is coming.”

“Once and for all, the winds of change are at my back and guiding me home. Guiding me to the future. Guiding me to her.”

I don’t know about you guys, but I have been dying and I mean dying for Magnolia to have her story told. And let me tell you, Meghan March does not
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
„I want someone to stand by me while we weather the storms. Because my life seems to be filled with fucking storms.”

I was hoping, dreaming and praying for Magnolia’s book since the Ruthless King, because she was so fascinating. And now when my dream came true I want to track Meghan March down and hug the *ekhm* out of her, because Creole Kingpin is flipping amazing! This second chance story exceeded all of my expectations and I’m fangirling so hard right now. Magnolia Maison is Meghan’s best
Julia Griffis - The Romance Bibliophile
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs

I honestly didn’t know what to expect with Creole Kingpin, the first installment of the Magnolia Duet, but Meghan March, as per usual, kept me guessing at every turn! The storyline was riveting, even though it wasn’t super fast-paced, and I loved the characters, especially getting to see some familiar faces again. Magnolia Maison and Moses Gaspard were quite the pair, and I thought they were perfect together. I really enjoyed the first part of their sexy and suspenseful story, and I
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This was purely unbelievable, Meghan blew it out of the park. So, in honor of that and this making it on my TOP 2020 MUST READ list, I am holding a SIGNED PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY in my REVIEW (open till 3/15/2020) -> CLICK HERE for Review & Gievaway
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Jennifer Hinson
“No man owns me.” “I don’t want to own you, mama. That ain’t why I’m here.” His narrowed eyes glitter like polished emerald and topaz. “Then why?” “I want you to own me.”


***PLEASE NOTE: The Magnolia duet is an interconnected duet that can be read on its own, but is better enjoyed after reading both the Mount and the Savage series.

Meghan March is one of the authors that reignited my love for reading......before I discovered GRs or switched to Kindle, the days of Google Books and no idea of ju
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Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Nort ...more

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