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Creole Kingpin

(The Magnolia Duet #1)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  1,085 ratings  ·  357 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 theyre supposed to stay dead.

Thats exactly what I am, but I cant stay away from Magnolia Marie Maison for one more day, let alone another year.

Weve already got fifteen of those between us.

As it stands, she
Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published March 10th 2020
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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
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 Meghans 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. Im 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
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

Moses nearly broke me once. I wont 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 Legend. And
 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 hasnt 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 side for
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
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
Christine Blake
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 ...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
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 ...more
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for Magnolias story forever and I was not disappointed. Magnolia is such a strong heroine and she wont 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 cant 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.
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
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
I will always have a special spot in my heart for Meghan March - her Dirty Billionaire series and standalone book Bad Judgment were very pivotal in rekindling my love for romance AND they kickstarted my love for audiobooks (which I previously thought were NOT my jam and I couldn't be happier that I was SO wrong about that), so if you've been with me for a minute, you know the love runs deep. I'm always quick to preorder her books as soon as I can and I'm quick to read them ASAP (as opposed to ...more
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 thats 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. Shes been burned by his love fifteen years earlier and shes still bitter over it. She tries to stay cold in front
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

5 In Love with the Heroine Crowns

This is quintessential Meghan March - suspense, fierce heroine, fantastic ending , and I couldnt 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
Beneath The Covers Blog
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alison, arcs, 2020-reads
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. Shes smart, snarky, feisty and doesnt 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 wasnt going to try like hell to get her back. I admit writing this review is hard because I dont want to give
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rated 4.5 Stars

Creole Kingpin was pretty good. It's sexy, hot, funny and has a bit of suspense to it. I loved it. I loved how fierce, sassy, feisty and badass Magnolia was, she's definitely on my list of favorite heroines. I loved that Moses was all alpha and growly but for her he's sweet, caring and loving. He's also harboring a lot of secrets, secrets I can't wait to be revealed. I so can't wait to see how this all ends.

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Melissa B
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 hes back there is a reason. When trouble brews and shes in danger can this former madam and gangster be civil enough to work together or has too much time passed for civility? Youve always been fixated on control and power, chère. Sometimes you have to release your ...more
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 Magnolias 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 Im fangirling so hard right now. Magnolia Maison is Meghans best
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 dont 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
Julia - The Romance Bibliophile
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs

I honestly didnt 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 wasnt 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
***5 Ho-It-All Stars***


Okay. Didnt see that one coming, but what a way to throw down!

Now I definitely NEED to know what the hell is going on, because the reaction is gonna be EPIC!

But outside of that ending, I FLOVED this book!

Absolutely, FLOVED.

Not that it should be a surprise to anyone, but this baby gave me everything I was hoping for when it came to Magnolia. After meeting her in the Mount Trilogy and getting more of her in the Savage Trilogy...well I NEEDED to know all the good,
Tiffy T
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy Meghan March book....this book grabs you from the very first word on the first page and you can't put it down, IT'S THAT GOOD!!! It was so fun to dive back into New Orleans and to hope to see those characters you know and love. You know how writers can leave you on the very edge of your seat with all those twists and turns and oh my god she did that, what did I just read??? Until you are on pins and needles anxiously awaiting that very next freaking book!! Meghan March takes you on a ride ...more
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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Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 STARS

Oh my I ever girl crushing on Magnolia!!! I loved her in the Mount trilogy and I adore her character even more after reading this book!!! Meghan March creates a romance that sizzles with every page. Moses and Magnolia are a bad AF pair and they are a couple that will keep you wanting more. I don't want to give anything away, so let me just say read this book and enjoy the addicting ride.

Creole Kingpin by Meghan March is an EPIC read and will join the ranks of the
Jessie (A Bibliophile’s Desire)
Creole Kingpin is a bone chilling, soul wrenching love story of suspense that will have you cracking a smile when you least expect it and wishing you already had the second installment in your hands.

Meghan March transcended the line from purely romance novel to true suspense in her own unique style without either of the two genres getting lost, which in my opinion as reader is not easy to accomplish. Shes yet again sucked us into her universe seamlessly from the start. As soon as you open this
* A review copy was provided by the author *

~ 5 Moby & Mama Stars ~

Well I can actually say that I have found my All Time Favorite Meghan March book..Creole Kingpin!!!! And to think this is only the 1st book in this Duet. I cant wait to see where this story goes in Madam Temptress ;)

This book was AMAZING!! I am rarely left speechless after reading a book, but this one I am actually speechless. I know my review will not do this book justice.

Now as you know, if you are a fan of Meghans, she
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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 ...more

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