by K.A. Merikan (Goodreads Author)
--- Love is sour like a Sicilian lemon. ---
The Family is always right.
The Family doesn’t forget.
The Family pays for blood in blood.
Domenico Acerbi grew up in the shade of Sicilian lemon trees ready to give his life for the Family. Ready to follow orders and exceed expectations. A proud man of honor.
When Seth, the younger son of the Don is kidnapped, it’s Domenico who is sent to get him back. The man he finds though, is not the boy he knew all those years ago. Lazy, annoying, spoiled, and as hot as a Sicilian summer.
Seth Villani wants nothing to do with the mafia. Unfortunately, he doesn’t get a say when the Family pulls him right back into its fold after his mother’s death. Thrown into a den of serpents otherwise known as the Villani Family, Seth has to find a way to navigate in the maze of lies. But when Domenico Acerbi, the most vicious snake of them all, sinks his fangs into Seth, the venom changes into an aphrodisiac that courses through Seth’s veins.
Domenico knows his life is about to change when he gets the order to train Seth up to the role of future Don. Seth isn’t made for it. He isn’t even made. But a man Domenico knows he would never have to fear might just be someone he’s always needed.
If Seth is doomed to follow in his father's footsteps, he might as well enjoy himself—with the most intoxicating man he’s ever met. Maybe he can even fool himself into believing that Domenico isn’t a handsome sociopath who kills for a living.
Themes: Enemies to lovers, mafia, homophobia, assassin, organized crime
Genre: Dark, twisted erotic romance / crime thriller
Erotic content: Explicit gay sex, coercion
Length: ~110,000 words
WARNING: Adult content. If you are easily offended, this book is not for you.
‘Guns n’ Boys’ is a gritty story of extreme violence, offensive language, abuse, and morally ambiguous protagonists. Behind the morbid facade, there is a splash of inappropriate dark humor, and a love story that will crawl under your skin.
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy from Authors
Genre: Gay Dark erotica mm mafia romance thriller
Part 1 in an ongoing series
My Guns N' Boys Book 1 Part 1 Review ...
Oh! Boy I think this series is K.A. Merikan's best work to date. I loved it!!!!!
Here we have Seth who is the son of the head of the Mafia but even though he is a bit of a big lug he also is a bit softer compared to the family.
He should have been left where he was, among civilians. You couldn't teach a kitten to be a wolf.
As Seth is kidnapped for being part of the family he's recused by his childhood nemesis Domenico who happened to grow up to a hottie and an assassin for the family.
"I do. I could have been a movie start if I weren't an assassin. This shit requires a degree of anonymity."
As Seth returns to his homeland he's notified that he will be next in line to lead the family which creates quite a stir because NO ONE thinks that Seth should be the new 'don'. To become the new don Seth needs to train so he's forced to go away and train with Domenico. Who quickly pounces on Seth and starts to confuse him since he was always a top and now Dom wants him to submit but with their past Dom makes Seth bottom and makes him feel like an idiot at the same time. As the two explore each and train for the future they find out that not only are they attracted to one another which is a big no no in the mafioso but they are also half brothers.
They by-pass that stigma pretty quickly as they can't procreate anyways. Dom and Seth's chemistry is through the roof and their bond is strong causing a great relationship between the two.
"First a bit of church, then fresh air and exercise. In the afternoon, a bit of incest and maybe a little kidnapping."
While Seth and Dom are investigating the mole within the family they get closer and closer but the reality of the expectations of Seth when they return are starting to weigh on them. This book had so many layers and elements so you get immersed into this mafioso world and the growing bond of the forbidden love of Domenico and Seth.
4.5 Gah! I loved this book Thumbs up!
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