Guns n' Boys by K.A. Merikan

81yZoVd50AL._SL1500_Title: Guns n’ Boys
Series: Guns n’ Boys, #1
Author: K.A. Merikan
Genre: Dark Erotic romance /Crime Thriller
Length: Novel (323 pages)
Publisher: Acerbi & Villani ltd (September 11, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.75Hearts
Blurb: — 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

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.

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I was excited to read this book after reading the blurb. Very well written, action packed in some scenes, and intense. After being kidnapped by the Chinese and tortured, Seth is traded for another man and taken home. While there, he learns that, he is to become the next Don.

After tailing Vera one time it seemed that page after page was nothing but Domenico trying teach Seth about being a don. I didn’t see it myself as I didn’t understand how raping(If someone says no and the other person keeps going that’s rape and there were rape scenes several times in this book) him several times, degrading him, continuously putting him down, mocking him and hitting Seth.

From what I could tell, Domenico was jealous of Seth as he felt he would’ve made a better don and it mentions that in the book and he abused the trust that was given to him to hurt Seth because of that. Domenico and Seth are actually half-brothers.

While this story was good, I had problems with some of the so-called intimate scenes. But the rest of the story is quite good. Full of action, drama, mystery, and intense fight scenes. I can’t wait to read what else happens in the next book considering Seth is ordered to marry a woman so that should be interesting to see if he follows through or if something else happens.

Good read.

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