Creole Kingpin (Magnolia Duet #1) by Meghan March
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Could NOT put this down! Kept me enthralled from the very first page. Creole Kingpin is the second chance love story of Moses and Magnolia. I have been waiting to read Magnolia’s adventure since she “influenced” the coupling of Keira and Lachlan in March’s Mount Trilogy. She is one fabulous Alpha-Woman who has taken control of her destiny and doesn’t take any shit from anyone. Her most recent history has been super tragic, so she needs some love relief for sure. It just takes her a while to finally accept it.
“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.” Magnolia’s ominous advice from fortune telling Celeste at the beginning of the book.
Moses is our Anti-hero that we met as the villain in March’s Legend Trilogy. He redeemed himself at the end of that story and I just KNEW he was going back to New Orleans to sweep our Magnolia off her feet. He has come back for her after a fifteen-year absence and he is not taking “No” for an answer – no matter how much she thinks she needs to resist.
Ms. March weaves this sizzling romance between the reluctant Magnolia and the eager Moses with lots of sexy tension along with some crazy side-story drama. “Cartel-style” murders that will more than likely get ramped up in the next book. AND we get some hot Lachlan Mount as well! As always with a Meghan March duet, we are left with a bit of a cliff hanger – delivered by our gorgeous Mount no less. Usually, we can guess what that cliffy will maybe entail – this time I have NO IDEA what to expect.
Creole Kingpin is a roller coaster love story that has all the vulnerability, push and pull, drama, and sexy times we have come to expect in a Meghan March tome. You will just love this second chance romance for sure! Can we get that next book, Madam Temptress, ASAP?