Review: On Every Street by Karina Halle

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Published: June 4, 2013
Forever Yours
Series: The Artist Trilogy 0.5
Sex: PG/R - Medium/Strong Sexual Content
Source: NetGalley
Authors Website
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Reading On Every Street has put me on Javier watch…I like his character. He’s a brutal man…a killer, but there is a honesty to him that you don’t usually find in these type of men. Javier knows what he is…embraces it…he’s honest about the type of man he is. And that I can respect. He doesn’t go around doing what he does and makes excuses, he owns up to it. He is in essence a character you can love, hate or both. That darkness that draws you to him is appealing, sexxy and oh so very dangerous.

Ellie, I’m still not a fan of BUT I can emphasize with her. She makes excuses for why she does the things she does and me personally, I think her anger is directed at the wrong person. Am I excusing what Travis did to her as a kid? No, but her anger is misguided and misplaced. She should be mad at her parents…the half-asses that caused the incident to happen to her in the first place. And to make matters worse, they didn’t even own up to being the fucked up parents that they are. They stopped “grifting” for maybe all of a damn minute and then decide to drop Ellie off at her Uncle’s and start all over again. I guess this was they’re fucked up way of ensuring that she wouldn’t get hurt again.

This prequel gives you a look into the relationship between Ellie & Javier before Sins & Needles. Ellie sets out to use Javier, but instead of breaking his heart…he broke hers. The relationship between these two is complicated and sweet and really just fucking heartbreaking. You see the man that Javier is and the woman that Ellie could have been.

Betrayal is a bitch, it hurts...stings…bites. Who's using who here? you don't really know...who comes out winning? No one at all really. Karine Halle weaves a world that is dark and screwed up, you want to dislike this world she has so beautifully weaved, but you can’t…you’re drawn like a moth to light. You’re burning and you can’t leave because you’re transfixed by it. This world and it characters are like watching a train wreck happening…its going to be death and hurt, but you can’t look away…you just can’t.

Sharonda (SexxyBlogger) is a avid reader who enjoys a good book, good music, loves red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with the sexxy alphas she reads about. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.  photo cooltext1152477493_zps003c3433.png


  1. I enjoyed it too Sharonda. I'm still not quite sure what I think of Javier. I think I'm probably gonna be a Camden girl. lol Have you read the next one yet?

  2. Hi Anna

    I'm on the fence with both of them...really. I have love/hate relationship with both of em...lols.

    I haven't read Shooting Scars yet. I'm about to request it from NetGalley, but everyone is raving about it.

  3. I've got it and Sins&Needles on the tablet waiting for me and was all ready to start but got distracted by cowboys. And then firefighters. I'm so weak when it comes to them. lol

    Ahh love/hate with both of them?? Well this'll be interesting! lol

  4. Easily distracted huh? me to...lols

    I know I weird like that. I didn't like Javie when I read Sins & Needles, but this story kind change my view of him *a little*. I like Camden, but I feel that Camden is a little like Ellie as he makes excuses for the bad shit he does & doesn't own up to it. He's not as bad as Ellie with it, but still.

    I gotta see how the next one is...hell, I might still be on the fence..lmbo

  5. I've been seeing this around, but I haven't honestly taken a look at it to even see what it was about. But you had me at bad boy. God, I love them bad ones.

  6. lols....gotta love them bad ones, ah they are the best. Oh, you have to read this series. It will totally screw your head up and I don't know if thats good or bad, lmbo. But it a totally addictive read.

  7. Funny, I have time to do pleasure reads but because I've fricking HOARDED a lot of contemporary books, I had a bout of analysis paralysis and *surprise* ended up reading an Urban Fantasy novel instead. Bah!

    I forgot I have book 1 of this series, I should've read that one instead, took a break from Supes.

  8. ah! you have to let us know what you thought of it :) pretty good...gets you all conflicted & stuff, but still pretty dang on good.