Title: Guns n’ Boys: Swamp Blood (Guns n’ Boys #4)
Author: K.A. Merikan
Publisher: Acerbi and Villani ltd.
Release Date: September 5, 2015
Genre(s): Suspense/Crime thriller/Dark, erotic romance
Page Count: 389
Reviewed by: Renee
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.8 stars out of 5
— Faking their own death was the easy part. —
After months of recovering from his injuries, Seth struggles with who he has become. Afloat in a reality he never planned, he tries to find the lost pieces of himself again. Find the purpose, motivation, and strength to get back into shape. He is sick and tired of being a burden for Domenico, who seems to have it all together. When Domenico’s jealousy pushes them into the spotlight of a biker gang with connections to their former mafia family, Seth decides to step up, and make his own decisions, no matter what risks they might entail.
Domenico Acerbi can’t trust anyone. Nightmares of Seth’s torture are still haunting his dreams, and if he and Seth are to leave the country quietly and disappear off the mafia’s radar, he needs to stay in charge and keep everyone under control. What he doesn’t need is Seth giving him attitude, keeping secrets, and distancing himself for no reason. And as if Domenico didn’t have enough on his plate already, Seth forces him to help some hooker. Being stuck in the swamp with a kid hunted by a bunch of bikers is not Domenico’s idea of laying low.
How much do I love Seth and Dom?
They are in my top favorite couples. Not of the light and fluffy variety, but of the fucked-up-but I-still-love-them kind. Similar to Ben and Nik, for those who have read More Heat Than the Sun series.
Swamp Blood picks up 3 months after the previous book left off. Seth and Dom are not connecting well since Seth’s torture at the hands of Vincente. Seth is all kinds of self-conscious about the scars left behind on his torso and the extra pounds he’s put on while having to heal. Dom is having nightmares about witnessing Seth’s torture and is jumping to all kinds of conclusions about why Seth won’t let them be even remotely intimate.
This could be solved with just a smidge of honest communication. But that’s hit or miss for my beloved Dom and Seth, and it’s miss in this case. That is until…….some outdoor role-playing. Yowza!
Merikan introduces us to the Louisiana chapter MC for One Step Too Close – Coffin Nails MC Louisiana. Ryder and Jed are gonna be interesting! That kind of internal homophobia is gonna explode on page.
As for the other two additions to Dom and Seth’s family in this book:
Mark is a 16 y/o runaway who latches on to Dom and Seth. He is clueless and adorable and I loved him to pieces! He’s been through more than any 16 year old should have to, and he’s still standing and still naïve enough to believe in the good in people. All of his innocence hasn’t been stripped from him. But he’s grown enough through his tribulations to know that life sucks. He knows that Dom and Seth aren’t the “good” guys, but they are anyway. I am so glad he was added to their family!
Dana – the little “apprentice” whom Dom is training. This bitch needs to get what’s coming to her. Yeah – she’s reliable when shit goes down, but I don’t trust her at all. She’s a bitch to Mark, she’s a bitch to everyone but Dom. And mark my words, she will turn on them in a future book. And unfortunately, I now have to look forward to seeing her in One Step Too Close – Coffin Nails MC Louisiana as well. Sigh – I could’ve done without that.
Brilliant edition to the series. Merikan can’t go wrong when they write Seth and Dom for me!