Under Construction, Book One of the Cartel Series

Rated 4.68/5 based on 22 reviews
In Book One of the Cartel Series, Alex McKenna accepts an offer on a new project that seems too good to be true.

Working to rebuild a broken part of in her life, she finds herself mixed up in a treacherous game of 'catch the crime boss.' With her company's reputation and her very survival at stake, she has only two choices: trust one really bad good-guy or one really good bad-guy. More
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Words: 49,750
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458122711
About Summer Ellis

Summer Ellis is a proud indie author from the Gulf Coast of Texas. She supports self-publishing, bad-asses, and naughty words. Lots and lots of naughty words.

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Review by: oldhorsegirl on March 16, 2016 :
interesting plot
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Review by: T T on April 02, 2013 :
I'm hooked...loved the action and pace of this book. Looking forward to reading the next one to see how it all plays out!
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Review by: sunita thapa on Dec. 09, 2012 :
fucking hell.. phewwwwww!! that was.. that was something.. the ending.. OH MY FUCKING GAWD.. i could not some up what i was feeling without swearing... i just finished the book.. my heart i still beating.. that was am AMAZING.. bookk.. i am suprised i cAN even type this ... my hand are shaking...like literally.... SUMMER ELLIS..... YOU ARE FUCKING AMAZING..!!!!!!
that last sentence and the picture right after did that job for me... .... hell yeah...
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Review by: hrhsophia on Oct. 06, 2012 :
Action packed, passion packed and fast paced.
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Review by: Faith Turner on Aug. 09, 2012 :
Loved the book! I'm looking forward to reading the next one!!
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Review by: Bookologist on June 16, 2012 :
Good story.
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Review by: Lotta Bangs on April 26, 2012 :
Fantastic stuff; great book. So looking forward to the rest of this series. Your character development is superb; Alex and her girlfriends so real and interesting, and you write violence so well, nothing vanilla about it. I had a tension knot in my chest from Alex’s kidnapping and by the end that tension lump had filled my throat. Man, you’re tough.
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Review by: gotmud on April 04, 2012 :
This was a well written book. It keeeps you spell bound. I would read more from this author. Keep the good work up.
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Review by: anna z on Jan. 31, 2012 :
i had enjoyed alot. Anxiously waiting for the next Cartel series. All the best Summer
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Review by: Victoria Joshua on Jan. 10, 2012 :
I just finish reading this book and I am impressed. The plot is great and the main character is a very strong woman. I will be looking forward to the next book in this series. Summer Ellis you have written a great book.
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Review by: smey on Nov. 07, 2011 :
Wow I just finished Under Construction it was great full of terrific story suspense and action with a strong woman as the lead character! Loved it!!!! I'm routing for Alex and Banker! Can't wait for the next installment, Summer Ellis other authors got nothin on you!!!!!!
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Review by: Christeen on Aug. 22, 2011 :
This was a good book, easy to read with suspense and surprising twists. I'm really looking forward to the next book.
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Review by: kahlynn lawrence on Aug. 15, 2011 :
Sorry i forgot to add my rating! Awesome
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Review by: kahlynn lawrence on Aug. 15, 2011 : (no rating)
I anxiously await the next Cartel series because this was AWESOME!!!!!!! I really want to see how Alex and Banker get together
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Review by: Juanita Anderson on July 26, 2011 :
Great book and very well written. Can't wait for the second series.
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Review by: Jaime Rhoades on July 19, 2011 :
If Suzanne Brockmann (Troubleshooters), Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum), Susan Mallery & Maya Banks made a baby that baby would be named Summer Ellis & the grandbaby would be Under Construction The Cartel Series.

Hilarious, cute, sweet, sexy as hell, hot, suspenseful, hot men, gun fight, murder, sex, tattoos, rough sex, girl on girl implied, and Dogs.

Bob & Penelope Barker make the book.
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Review by: Kerry Pacious on July 18, 2011 :
An absolutely fantastic read!!! I cannot wait for more! Very well written story, the charecters were quite believable,this story pulled me in and held me tight straight through to the end! Thank you Summer
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Review by: DaisyLang on July 17, 2011 :
LOVED this first in a great new series! CAN NOT WAIT for more. Bring it Summer!!!
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Review by: Sky on July 05, 2011 :
I can't wait for the next book. Oh my Lord, that had me on the edge of my seat.
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Review by: Sky on July 05, 2011 :
I can't wait for the next book. Oh my Lord, that had me on the edge of my seat.
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Review by: Carrie on July 01, 2011 :
I am looking forward to the next book.
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Review by: Leroy Jones on June 29, 2011 :
Summer has made a fantastic and believable storyline in this story. I started reading and straight from the prologue was hooked. Any book that starts in such a dramatic way has to hold your attention. The interaction between the characters is good and believable and your sympathy for the main character holds throughout the story begging the will she won’t she question until you eventually find the answer.

The erotic scenes are done in an excellent fashion (as always, see Summers free shorts for more of this lady’s excellent work in this department), and in no way detract from the story as they can do at times. This book is highly recommended and the twists turns and intricacies of the story bode well for the sequel. I am looking forward to it with much anticipation.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

Review by: Ellison James on June 27, 2011 :
Under Construction is wonderful first effort by Summer Ellis. Her main character, Alex was fully developed, and I quickly became emotionally connected to her as I read the story. At times I laughed at the absurd antics of Alex and her best friends, while other times, I was horrified, and just a little disturbed at the honesty and reality depicted in some supporting character's actions. I can see Alex developing fully into her continuing role when Summer Ellis comes out with more stories within this series. I will be patiently waiting and anticipating future efforts in this series and other works by Summer Ellis.

The strong story helped me glide past the very few technical and grammatical errors. Overall, a great first effort well-worth the money and time. a great read! Five Stars for story content and development; rich characters and exciting action.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)

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