The Slayer by Kele Moon

The Slayer by Kele Moon
Publisher: Loose ID
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (549 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by Tulip

Voted BoM by LASR Readers 2013 copy

To Chuito the apartment was a self-imposed prison for a lifetime of sins. To Alaine, the girl next door, it was salvation from her overbearing, religious father.

He was a devil.
She was an angel.

Two people who should’ve never met, let alone become friends, but it’s not until they give into the dangerous passion that’s been simmering under the surface for five years that things go to hell.

On the outside, Chuito ‘The Slayer’ Garcia is on top of the world. He’s successful. He’s wealthy. He’s a champion MMA fighter surrounded by friends who support him, but they don’t know what he was before he came to Garnet.

A gangster.
A thief.
An addict.
A murderer.

Now his past is churning up demons he can’t ignore. Chuito knows he needs to go back to Miami to end it, but there’s something holding him back, a single temptation he can’t resist before leaving.


She’s the one drug he can’t give up…even if it destroys them both.

“To me you’re coke. Fine. Smooth. Perfectly white. Very bad for me, but so fucking sexy I don’t give a shit. It’s worth going down for.” – Chuito Garcia

Kele Moon accomplished something amazing with this book. She created an exciting and suspenseful journey that left me breathless by the end. It immediately captured my interest and easily had me completely lost in Chu and Alaine’s love story. I found myself surprised by the characters, caught up in the emotions, and spellbound by the gritty climax and it’s aftermath. Throughout it all I grew deeply attatched to all of the characters, and honestly hated saying goodbye. Yeah, this book was everything I expected and then some.

I loved every bit of this story and the way it was unveiled in perfect layers of past and present. I loved the revealing glimpses into Chuito, and how it laid bare the flaws, mistakes, and the regrets that made him a deeply troubled soul. I enjoyed watching how the relationship evolved between Chu and Alaine, and felt that their love story was beautiful. At times the depth of character took me by surprise. Chuito thought that he was tainted by his sins, too bad to be with a good girl like Alaine, so he tried to push her away. Seriously, Chuito was a gangbanger in love with and a minister’s daughter. They had major issues and yet they were brutally honest with each other.

This was an exceptional story unlike any MMA romance that I’ve read. It was a story about love, loyalty and redemption. The characterization was real ; Chuito was a hero who had done some bad things, but he worried about the people in his life and needed to take care of them. His experiences and need for absolution helped to shape him into the man, the hero, that I could love.

Then there was the drama surrounding the Italian Mafia. This story definitely opened some doors for at least two more books in the series, and I can’t wait to read them. There was the humour in the friendship between Chu and Tino, and the sarcastic wit of the dialogue between the entire cast of characters. Lastly, there was Nova. I’ve been waiting for him, so just when can I expect his story ?

The Slayer is the second book in the Untamed Hearts Series, but it can also be read as a stand alone. However, since the story spans some time and events overlap, then I suggest reading book one, The Viper, as well.

The Slayer should be at the top of everyone’s must read list for sure.



  1. I agree with you, Tulip, 100%!!
    I absolutely LOVED this book! I had been curious about Chu since we met him in her Battered Hearts series. We didn’t really learn all that much about him, but just enough to pique my interest.
    This story had a bit of everything in it. Love, hate, suspense, heart-wrenching moments and more.
    I got a kick out of Nova, especially when they were in Miami at the party. 😉 I wonder who his woman will be. I liked the sneak peak into Tino’s story as well. Now, if only Kele Moon could write faster. Lol.
    Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts.

  2. Kele Moon says:


    So thrilled you enjoyed it!

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