Title: Santiago’s Conquest
Author: V.F. Mason
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Cover Design: Sommer Stein
Release Date: September 18, 2020
Power. Money. Status. Whatever I want, I get. And if something stands in my way? I conquer and destroy it. I’m a monster with no redeeming qualities. A hunter who seeks his prey so viciously nothing can stop me. My prey hides in the shadows thinking it might save him from my wrath. It won't. A true hunter knows one rule: Every prey can be lured out of the darkness with the right bait. And I just found mine. His daughter. The monster inside me craves to possess her. A beauty who ends up trapped in a castle by the horrible beast. Seducing and then breaking her will be my greatest conquest. After all, la vida es cruel. Life is cruel. And so am I.
I love this author and I love this book. In this book we have Santiago. A man who as a boy had a charmed life until someone came in the middle of the night and stole it from him. Now a hardened criminal with a Robin Hood complex he takes his revenge on the man who hurt him the most on his daughter. The saying does go, that sometimes you pay for the sins of your father and it’s no different for Briseis. The daughter of a ruthless man, who is abused and mistreated by those who should love her the most. She still manages to be a big-hearted person. The love affair between these two is so sweet and entrancing that you almost forget you're dealing with serial killers.
This book is full of adventure, steamy sex and strong female characters that you can't help but fall in love with.
What I love: The main characters are amazing. I love how they both stay true to who they are until the very end. No one changed, at least in some aspects. I love how (without giving too much away) Santiago realizes that the one who helped him most was the one he hated so much. I love the scene in the end when he finally realizes it.
I love Bri. She is strong and she didn't let things like, abuse and murder harden her heart. She stays sweet and loving through and through. I love the Four horsemen and the original three. It was so nice reading about them again in this book.
What I didn't like: The story is amazing, but at times became easy to predict because a lot the books have the same theme... If you've read her before you know the tragedy I am speaking of. Sometimes it hard to stomach, but it causes you to root for those you normally wouldn't so I get why it’s done. I would like to see a serial killer who is one for different reasons though. That's just my opinion.
Even with the worn trope the writing and weaving was so well done it’s still a top notch read for me.
V.F.Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it. When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.