Sammie Smith is desperate to escape the clutches of sex traffickers with the six teenage girls she rescued. When her mission goes array, she’s forced to seek help from the most unlikely source, Maximiliano Maldonado, the drug lord she left five years ago. She’s going to need his power and protection to avoid being captured. But what happens when he turns the tables and seeks revenge on the only woman he has ever loved? Sammie can’t trust him, but can she trust the new guard, Carlos, to help her escape the man who stole her heart all those years ago?
Carlos Mendez, former Marine Raider turned private protection, lives in the shadows of his grief. Once career military, now medically discharged from Afghanistan, Carlos no longer values his life and accepts the riskiest assignments. Hired to guard the drug lord’s newest captive, he sees the same grief and guilt tearing her apart as it does him. Keeping track of her means diving into her inner thoughts and watching her nurturing ways. Her do-gooder actions stir something in him he thought was dead long ago. Can he steal her heart away as she has stolen his while helping her escape?
As Sammie and Carlos’ friendship grows into something more, the stakes become life and death. Maximiliano will stop at nothing to rekindle what he lost, even if it means hiding her deep in the confines of cartel life. Can Carlos rescue her without getting them both killed?
Content Warning: Coyote has triggering content, including sexual assault and sex trafficking, PTSD, violence, death, animal abuse, and animal cruelty.
Book Bloggers Reviews
by Jane l Bookflutter.com
This is GiGi Meier’s debut novel, Coyote, and it did not disappoint.
Literally, the very first chapter displays the tone of this story. Action packed, filed with suspense, drama, and intensity!
The subject matter of this book is not to be taken lightly as it is very dark and disturbing.
There is extreme violence against women, including sexual assault.
BOOK REVIEW: 'COYOTE'
BY GIGI MEIER
by Sarah Cudlipp l Capeandcastle.com
From the second I read the synopsis of Coyote, I had a feeling that it was going to be an amazing read.
Being able to interact with GiGi on social media and kind of see her process and her thoughts on things made me super excited to get into the novel.
And when I did? Holy crap! I had a feeling it was going to be good. But the book that I ended up reading was nothing short of phenomenal!
Author Interview and Book Review
by Maddy's Blog l MadisonMichael.com
What inspired your last novel?
I’m often asked where I came up with the idea for this book. To be honest, the first half of the opening scene was a dream. It was me blazing across the desert trying to rescue the girls.
From there, I asked myself a series of questions. What if she sees a building in the distance? What kind of building is it? What if it’s abandoned? What if it’s not? Who would be there? Who is more powerful than the people chasing her? Will the person occupying the building help her? And from there, the story begins.
Readers are loving Coyote
"This was my first book my GiGi and I am absolutely hooked... Her writing style is amazing... I honestly couldn't put this book down... Sam the main character was a strong but broken lead but in the best of ways...Carlos was a surprise but a good one... And I kinda felt a bit bad for Maxie but I won't give and spoilers.. You just have to read it you will not be disappointed." Shelly M., Goodreads ★★★★★
"This is one book that will definitely stay with you long after you read it. It’s different from other books I’ve read, left me feeling speechless & my thoughts were all over. One thing for sure, you’ll feel emotions w/this book. It was so good, had amazing depth & the characters were written perfectly. Really great read!" Brandi-Lynn W., Goodreads ★★★★★
"What a fantastic, beautifully written book with a lot of suspense. An intense storyline that holds your attention as you get caught up in the fierce twists and hot chemistry and talk about steam. Plenty of excitement and emotionally heartfelt. A thrilling must read." Di., Goodreads ★★★★★
"I've never read a book where I was so anxious knowing I was so close to finishing! It's like you couldn't wait for the next page, but realizing you were holding your breath at the same time! This book stomps on the gas and doesn't let you off the ride!" Cheryl F., Amazon ★★★★★
"I devoured this book. I really loved Meier’s writing style and the plot had me hooked. The characters were really well written. Sammie is such a strong female, she has flaws, is vulnerable but is also a survivor. Her relationships are authentic and you are rooting for her the whole time." Cathryn, Goodreads ★★★★★
"What can I say about this book to give it justice? So good. I have to say that this book was so good, edge of my seat reading trying to figure out what was going to happen. Must read book." Celicia, Amazon ★★★★★
"I absolutely loved Sammie and was rooting for her from page one. And CARLOS!!!! My little cinnamon roll human. I love him. Ex-marine with a heart of gold. Chef's kiss." Emily, Goodreads ★★★★★
"This one was certainly a kick-ass book. It’s easy for me to give it 5 stars because I was impressed by everything. From start to finish I was so involved in what was happening. There were a couple of moments when I found myself actually gasping at what happened. And have you ever had a moment where you have to put the book down for a moment to absorb everything you just read?" Sarah C., Amazon ★★★★★
"This is what I call a masterpiece. Such a beautifully written book….the story, the characters….all were kickass!! I am REALLY REALLY looking forward to read more from GiGi Meier. This was an amazing ride!!" Kritika, Goodreads ★★★★★
"I loved it! The plot was so interesting and different from what I have ever read. A strong female character with lots of sass and a big personality. A little bit of spice but not so much that it took away from the story. Reading the bonus scene is a must!" Sally, Amazon ★★★★★
"I devoured this book. This is the first book by Gigi Meier and I'm sure it won't be the last. I read the book in a couple of hours and I enjoyed it. I liked the story, the main characters, and the writing style. The story is intense, dynamic, and in some parts it is painful." Magic Book Club, Goodreads ★★★★★
"Love the book!!! Hoping she is working on a sequel so the story continues!" Susan B., Amazon ★★★★★
"GiGi knocked it out of the park with her debut novel! Where some first time authors fall short, she soared. I was captured at every twist and turn and can't wait to read more from her!" Sarah B., Goodreads ★★★★