Friday, 30 October 2015

The Wrath of Cain (The Syndicate #1) by Kathy Coopmans

 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...

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Eloped at the age of eighteen. Separated at the age of eighteen. Disappeared at the age of eighteen. This is what happened to Calla Greer. Her perfect life was shattered on her wedding day when she caught her husband Cain with another woman just hours after they said I do. With her heart broken, she moves across the border to Windsor, Canada to get away from the nightmare she stumbled upon. Hell bent on going to college and fulfilling her dream of becoming a lawyer.

After six long years of still being married, Calla returns to Detroit to have Cain sign divorce papers.

Only Cain has changed.

He’s bitter, angry and for a good reason.

At least that’s what he’s been telling himself for the past six years.

Cain Bexley had fifteen minutes to destroy his marriage to protect the woman he loved.  He did the only thing he could think of to make her leave. He jumped in bed with a woman. Life at home was a lie. Lives were at risk.

People are not who they seem.

Not even Cain’s dad or Calla’s parents are who they say they are. When Calla shows up begging for a divorce. He shows her exactly who he is and no way in hell will he sign those papers.

What happens when six years later she returns? The only woman he has loved. A woman who has changed herself! When all the lies surface will she be able to forgive everyone she has trusted in her life or will Calla turn to the man who destroyed her?

My brain finally catches up with the fact I’m naked in front of Cain for the first time in six years. I sit up in a rush of water and bring my knees to my chest, resting my chin on top of them.
“You... you shouldn’t be in here.”
“You wouldn’t answer me,” he says exasperatedly.
“Well, no shit. My head was underwater. That still doesn’t give you the right to just walk in here.”
“When you don’t answer me when I’m standing right outside of a wide open door, not to mention the fact this is my house... well, then I think I have every fucking right. Don’t you?”
“No, I don’t. You could have just peeked in and seen I was fine and waited. Was this some kind of ploy for you to get me right where you wanted me? Are you so afraid that the minute you turn your back on me I will up and try to leave? Are you going to watch my every move? Or did you have an ulterior motive in suggesting I shower, just so I could strip down naked and you could make damn sure I didn’t go anywhere? So tell me what the hell it is, because this back and forth, hot and cold game you’ve started is really starting to piss me the hell off!”
I glare up at him, not quite able to read his eyes.
What I do know is that the sexual tension between the two of us is so strong, it’s working triple overtime. There’s only one tiny little obstacle in our way... and that would be our past. The fact that I can’t trust him. He broke every bit of it the same day he broke my heart. One of us needs to give in, take charge so we can just fuck and move on.

About the Author:

Kathy Coopmans

Amazon Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans, lives in Michigan with her husband Tony where they have two grown sons.
After raising her children she decided to publish her first book and retiring from being a hairstylist.
She now writes full time.
She's a huge sports fan with her favorite being Football and Tennis.
She's a giver and will do anything she can to help another person succeed!

Use whichever one of these you would like babe.

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3 Stars

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 crossed families.  Cain and Calla's story start before they were even born, with their families. Their parents aren't who they make themselves out to be.  Both Cain and Calla's parents have always protected them, while hiding the truth of their families business.

Meeting as teenagers and falling in love has always been to the dismay of both their families. When Cain and Calla become of legal age, they elope.  After both families find out about their marriage, fury and rage isn't the only emotion running rampant among their parents.

Both parents decide in order to protect their children, they must tear them apart. This sets in motion a plan that will not only bring the truth to the forefront but will also devastate Cain and Calla to the point of six years of separation.

As the years go by, Cain has never lost hope in Calla, his love for her has only grown. Even though it hurt him to be away from her. He knew that was the only way to protect her. Finally knowing the truth of their families criminal activities, Cain is no longer the sweet naive young man is once was. Now...he is a hardened criminal.

Six years is how long it took Calla to settle down and attempt to gain some semblance of a life. Six years of grieving, and six years of being married to a husband that she lost only hours after marrying him. Six years too much.  It was time to get her life back, time to get divorced.

Calla has put on her big girl panties and has stepped up to the gates of hell. Ready to walk through in order to get Cain to sign the divorce papers. Setting them both free.  What she encounters is a different kind of hell that will shatter her image and perception of her loving family.  She will learn of the true betrayal and the pain and heartbreak that they all put her through in order to protect her.

Our minds try and overrule our hearts, but love can triumph over any obstacle, any distance, and any person who tries to take it away.

What I loved about this book was the general storyline and plot. I felt that Kathy Coopmans had a wonderful story to tell, however, the deliverance was lacking. Their were too many inconsistencies with the characters, along with Calla being portrayed with bi-polar disorder. One minute she was hot and the next cold. Devastated and in despair, wondering what the hell happened, then boom!! she became fierce and owned her family. In the space of seconds. I felt as if she had and emotional identity crisis.

I must say that ending with Manny has kept me intrigued and looking forward to the second book.

*ARC provided by TRSOR on behalf of the author for an honest review* Thanks!!

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