Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Review: Guns n' Boys: Book 1, Part 2 ( Guns n' Boys #1.2 ) by K. A. Merikan

Guns n' Boys by KA 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 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.




This Part 2 is simply amazing! It filled with romance, sexy smut, jealousy, angst, violence, gore, heart pounding suspense and left me with a tearful and emotional ending!

When I first started this series, I found it weirdly addictive and the mad lust between Seth and Dom was super hot. Is the best kind of m/m smut for the pervy mind. But in this Part 2 there is more romance development and we delved in much deeper in to their feelings for each other. The action and the mafia biz was a bit toned down and we only get into the chaos during the last quarter, but I don't mind it one bit. I just love seeing Seth and Dom started to get lovey dovey together.

What make this series so great is the unpredictability. Is a wild ride that keep me on high alert every single page awaiting what will Seth and Dom do next. Even though I'm familiar with these guys already, they still manage to surprised me. Seth Villani is always such a girl. Honestly, if he is a real woman, I would have label him as a TSTL heroine. But since he is a guy, it makes him such a dear. There is no logic and plain biased on my part.

Domenico is the controlling bastard. But he finally showed his humane side and vulnerability. If I'm on the fence about his character previously, I'm definitely sold now. I'm 100% in love with Dom. I swooned over with the way he is so protective of Seth and willing to make sacrifices even though he always make us think he doesn't care. 

One of my favorite scene in the beginning is Dom and his mum, when he was telling her about his relationship with Seth by referring to him as 'Sofia'. He's such a mama boy. I wish to see the day he can bring Seth home and introduce to her. Next would the scene with him washing Seth at the sea. Romantic moment at its finest.

A big portion of the book is about Dom and Seth in New York settling into their blissful domestic life while ignoring the problem at home. It might sounds boring, but Seth and Dom can make a mundane life so damn freaking interesting. And watching them argue over stupid stuff is like watching my favorite soap opera. Bring on the popcorn!

"How the hell was he supposed to do? You can't do that to people!"
"You keep clinging to details whereas the bottom line is, one move of his ass, and you went after him like fucking Hansel to lick the witch's cunt in the gingerbread house."

The action finally came into play when the Family invade their cocooned of privacy in New York and this is when shit meets fan and all hell break loose! Things are freaking intense and I got to witnessed some pretty heartbreaking and touching moments that left me shed a few tears for the guys. With such a heartfelt ending, Merikan left me panting for more of Seth and Dom. I'm freaking worried for their next fiasco! 

Recommended for those who love M/M with mafia theme and a whole load of mayhem.

Seth swallowed and put his arms around his lover. "We will find a way to be together."

Domenico smiled at him, and the shadows on his face made his features seem softer than they were. He leaned in and pulled Seth's head against his chest. His heartbeat was frantic like that of a hummingbird.

Rating 5/5