Thursday, May 7, 2015

Review: Guns n' Boys: Book 1, Part 1 ( Guns n' Boys #1.1 ) by K. A. Merikan

Guns n' Boys: Book 1 by K. A. Merikan

--- 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 evenmade. 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. 




4 "crazy ass mafia m/m" stars

This is one hell of a crazy read. It was filled with dark humor, gore, dubious-con sex, taboo, ridiculous facepalming scene ..... there are simply so much wrong with this book.

I think it is one of those hate it or love it book. The sicko in me found it addictive even though I don't like half of what is happening. Weird.

Seth Villani is the Don successor and a total pussy. He lived a sheltered life in US away from his family until one day he got kidnapped and his father demanded him home. He was totally out of his element with all the violence. Dear Seth provide tons of face palm worthy moment with his ridiculousness. On one occasion, he started making homemade pasta while on a stakeout! And don't get me started with the smoothie. There is so much wrong with him, but I also think he is such dear, albeit a ridiculous one.

Domenico is the mafia hitman and was tasked with the responsibilities to look after Seth and train him to be the next Don. Dom being the loyal soldier tried his damnest to assist Seth even knowing he is a lost cause. Dom was all hardass and stone cold. I wish to know more about his past.

Talking about things that bother me is the way Dom dominate (pun intended) Seth in the whole relationship. I don't know much about gay etiquette, but I prefer my m/m couple to have equality. The way Dom refuse to put out make him looks selfish. I was bothered by it initially, but by the end when I see how Dom took care of Seth, I slowly warmed up to him. His love for Seth's cooking also make him seems more human. But I still can't wait to see Seth nail his ass one day. 

The pseudo-menage. I don't know how to describe that almost-three-way with Silvio. Is not suppose to be hot. But I can't stop tearing my eyes away from the page. What's wrong with me! And what's wrong with Silvio at 96%! 

With my favorite boys, Logan and Tate's conclusion, I'm glad I found a new m/m series to be obsess about. I read that Merikan planned 10 books for this series. Holy shit! I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I wonder will Seth turn into a badass motherfucker. It will definitely be a big twist for his character. Here to hoping that the author write fast.

Rating 4/5