Emilia Prado has dreamed of enacting revenge on her father's killer especially since he also left her and her mother for dead. This is also a man who they considered family. Emilia knows that she has a window of opportunity when her cousin, Jess comes to her for a divorce from the said killer. But nothing is easy. Her cousin's husband is still in the cartel. A cartel that wants her dead. To remain alive, she must enlist the help of her law school crush, Dom.
I cried, laughed, was angered, and disgusted--disgusted by the actions of the characters. Ok, two characters in particular. I do think that I would have had a better understanding of the characters had I read the previous four books--which are now in my Amazon list. Some of the content was a bit difficult to read--the details from Clara's abusive marriage and the things her husband did to her. But these horrific events shaped Clara into the strong and independent woman that she is. I did have to walk away from the book a few times when some of those scenes were particularly graphic or when children are involved. It was gratifying to see how much Clara changed and became a stronger woman. In the end, she stood up for herself and the children. Something that not every abuse victim is able to do. Clara is a woman trapped. For years she was trapped in an abusive marriage to Colin with her two little boys. She did everything to protect her angelic boys from their father. She made sure that she took all of Colin's anger. Finally, she was able to leave and live into a battered women's shelter. The shelter saved her life. Saved her boys.