Series: California Blood
Published by Self on 05/31/2018
Genres: New Adult & College
Buy on Amazon US
Find the Author: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon, Instagram, Newsletter
An arranged marriage. A brutal abduction.
And a love so forbidden, it might destroy them both.
San Francisco is going to burn if the coveted princess of California’s criminal underworld isn’t returned to her family in one piece …
Avery Capulet is missing.
Taken by a madman. Kept in the dark.
She might not survive.
He’ll use her body. Destroy her mind. All before he ever lays a hand on her.
Rome Montague is a drug dealer. A criminal. A thief.
And he needs the secrets Avery and her family are keeping – even if it means cutting them out of her pretty Capulet flesh.
Rome Montague is missing – but nobody will miss him.
Not that it matters; After the things he’s done to this girl, he doesn’t deserve to be found.
Prepare to step into the dark and bloody underworld of California, as Lili St. Germain brings you a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, in the same vein as her bestselling Gypsy brothers series.
Verona Blood, set in the criminal underbelly of San Francisco, follows two warring families who are ruled by blood, power and twisted desire.
I have been dying to read Verona Blood by Lili St. Germain since I first heard about it. A modern-day retelling of Romeo and Juliet with a dark twist. A story about two families with ties to the criminal underworld at war and what they will do to get what they want. Sign me right up!
Avery Capulet wants to live her life as she pleases and to fall in love and marry someone she wants. But her father has other plans. Even so, Avery was a strong heroine who is loyal, but is it to the right people? She comes from a family of wealth and education, but what does that mean when her choices are taken from her?
Rome Montague once had everything and then he lost it. His hatred and anger towards Avery Capulet grew and manifested until it consumed him. He feels betrayed by Avery and wants revenge. He is not a hero, but even so, I loved him. Though he was determined to get payback, a bit of the boy who once loved her is still there.
Avery’s father leads one of the biggest crime families in the west coast. But being his daughter has a price. As her father sets one path for Avery, other forces set a different one. Not everything is what it seems and there are many players behind the scenes. With so much history and tragedy behind the Capulets and Montagues, how will it all end?
I loved how Lili took a story we know and gave it a dark and suspenseful twist. It sets a story that you will devour and want more off. That ending shocked me and left me wanting more. Cannot wait for the next book!