Semblance by Chris E. Saros

Title: Semblance

Author: Chris E. Saros

Genre: Mystery & Suspense

Length: Novel (230 pages)

Publisher: DSP Publications (February 27, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Drake isn’t looking for justice. He’s not interested in doing what’s right. He’s after one thing and one thing only: revenge. That means taking down the Boredega drug cartel—and the shadowy, seemingly invincible man who heads it—even if he goes down with them.

Drake plans to destroy the cartel from within, and he uses his nightclub, Semblance, as a front for money laundering and drug trafficking. He’s sacrificed almost everything to complete his mission, and just as he’s getting close, he’s derailed by flirtatious bartender Scotty, who offers Drake a glimpse of the happiness he’s missed by pursuing a personal vendetta. Scotty might be irresistible, but Drake has come too far to turn back now. He’ll have to find a way to keep Scotty safe, fend off persistent prostitute Natasha, feed tips to the authorities, and edge his way closer to the upper echelon of the cartel, where he can finally strike. He’ll need to do it all while keeping his intentions covert—and he’s not the only one at Semblance with secrets.

ISBN: 978-1-64080-120-2

Product Link: DSP Publications | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Drake has dedicated his life to one thing and one thing only: Revenge. The reason for wanting this revenge is heartbreaking. I really felt for Drake and the loss he still feels years after. I found him to be brave and resilient when faced with danger at every turn.

The Bordega Cartel is responsible for a lot of deaths throughout the years. Their leader who no one knows is ruthless in his business. He takes out any threats to his organisation. The manner of interrogations were horrifying.

Scotty is the easygoing bartender at Semblance, the club Drake owns. He is sweet yet tough when he needs to be. I found the love interest between Scotty and Drake to be endearing yet terrifying at the same time.

This is a fast paced story with all amounts of twists that lead to a dangerous path for the lovebirds. Danger is all around and at every turn throughout this riveting story. I read it in one sitting as I could not put it down. My favorite part was what happens at the end. It made me smile with tears in my eyes.

Highly recommended.