Title: Guns n’ Boys: Swamp Blood (Guns n’ Boys #4)
Author: K.A. Merikan
Publisher: Acerbi & Villani ltd
Release Date: September 5th 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary, Dark romance
Page Count: 389
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 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.
Themes: mafia, homophobia, assassin, organized crime, outlaw bikers, human trafficking, runaway, trust issues
Genre: Dark, twisted erotic romance / crime thriller
Erotic content: Explicit gay sex
Length: ~117,000 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.
“I’d go to the depths of hell with you.”
Domenico grinned as if they just agreed to elope to Hawaii, and he grabbed Seth’s wrists, putting them over Seth’s head.
“You’d be safe in hell with the devil himself.”
Domenico Acerbi and Seth Villani are supposed to be dead. All they have to do is lay low for a while, until they make it to South America. Yeah, right.
Deep into the Louisiana swamps, the story goes on and it’s packed with action. Gator wrestling, helicopters and tanks and more than one encounters with the local motorcycle club, the Coffin Nails (which is the perfect springboard for One Step Too Close – Coffin Nails MC Louisiana (Sex & Mayhem, #6) ). But above all, love, passion, funny moments and super steamy sex scenes.
Dom & Seth
This book starts with these two going through a rough patch in their relationship. Seth feels insecure about his injuries by Vincente and the fact that he has gained some weight. Dom doesn’t know what he did wrong and is frustrated that Seth won’t let him touch him. But they always find their way to each other and when they finally make love after so much time it is so very romantic and super hot *cough*role playing *cough*.
Dom is more possessive and in love with his man than ever. Seth is his adorable self, who always tries to help but he’d better stick to cooking. They still push each other away and fight hard, but they always make love harder.
Mark is a 16-year-old prostitute. He’s a runaway and gets in trouble constantly. During one of these times, Dom and Seth are there to save him and eventually he sticks with them. At first, he is a burdain, another thing they must take care of. By the end of the story though, Mark becomes a member of their family. In more ways than one. But I’ll leave that to see for yourself.
I know some readers do not appreciate multiple POV in their books, because in a ay it “steals” space from their favourite characters. Personally, I don’t mind provided that it benefits the story. Mark has his on POV here, and it does take a lot of space but this is definately an advantage. Not only he is an intriguing and very interesting character that is here to stay, but it was so much fun seeing Seth and Dom through someone else’s eyes.
I don’t know how I feel about that bitch, Dana. I’m pretty sure she’s a sociopath and I don’t trust her at all. But we ‘ll see how that goes.
*Dom getting all crazy jealous in the gym.
*Dirty hot sex and role playing outdoors.
*Seth getting drunk and trying to save Mark like he’s starring in a crappy action movie.
*Dom when he saves Mark that last time towards the end.
Needless to say, if this love story has crawled under your skin too, this is a must read. Highly recommended!