Title: Guns n’ Boys: Bloodbath (Guns n’ Boys #6)
Author: K.A. Merikan
Release Date: March 4th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary, Dark romance
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
“I don’t even know who I am anymore.”
“All you need to know is that you’re mine.”
Seth would follow Domenico to the depths of hell. He promised to always be at Domenico’s side. But hell becomes all too real when they infiltrate the world of Toro – a notoriously security-obsessed arms dealer, who has eyes and ears everywhere.
Seth becomes unable to steal even a moment of intimacy with Domenico, and the tension grinds them down each day. Beyond the deceptive paradise of Toro’s villa, violence is an everyday occurrence, and the swimming pool could just as well be filled with blood. To survive, Seth has to become the man Domenico needs him to be, but in the process, he might lose who he truly is.
With Seth trained up, and Mark as backup, victory is so close Domenico can taste it. They just need to prove themselves to Toro as valuable assets. With each day though, Seth seems to be drifting away from Domenico, hidden behind a mask of cruelty and indifference. It is exactly what Domenico asked of him, so why is it so difficult to see Seth become his mirror image?
Themes: mafia, cartel, assassin, organized crime, homophobia, human trafficking, undercover, family ties
Genre: Dark, twisted romance / crime thriller
Erotic content: Explicit scenes
Length: ~115,000 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.
“You’re still here,” whispered Domenico when the soft kiss broke. Seth pressed his palm against Dom’s chest. “No. I’m here.” […] And I will keep you by my side even if I have to bleed out for you.”
Wow! That really was a bloodbath. Please keep in mind that if you ‘re easily offended, and if morally ambiguous characters and their actions make you uncomfortable, this book is NOT for you. As for me…I LOVED EVERY WORD!
Dom and Seth’s (and their growing family’s) journey continues in Colombia. The plan is to return to Italy, where they can live safely and with the respect they deserve. The execution isn’t so simple, though…Will they be able to work under Toro’s nose without getting their cover blown? Will they manage to establish some sort of connection with Moreno? And most of all, who the hell is Mr. Tropico, and how will they get rid of him? You ‘ll have to wait and see.
I pretty much loved everything in this book: the crime thriller aspect, the characters, the action scenes, the setting, the dark, twisted romance. But most of all I love that special connection, that unbreakable bond that Dom and Seth share. There simply isn’t Dom without Seth anymore, and vice versa.
“Even when I couldn’t touch you, I’d watch you. And I’d think to myself that you’re all mine. That no one else can ever have you. That everyone else is just dust to you, but me.
Domenico never ceases to amaze me. I ‘ve never met such a contradictory character before. On one hand he’s this traditional, religious, cold-blooded murderer, and on the other, the possessive, crazy jealous, sweet lover. Seth might have painted his hands red losing parts of himself in the process, but in the end this is not who Seth is. Personally, I want him to stay just like that, and I think that Dom does too. Mark surprised the hell out of me. He might have started out like the typical horny 18-year old boy, but he really grew up by the end. I believe that Mark has a lot of Dom in him. Miguel is still a mystery, and I can’t wait to find more about him. Dana…well, I got nothing. I can’t read this woman at all.
It was hard seeing how being under Toro’s roof impacted Seth and Dom’s relationship. Many things were happening at once that had me on the edge of my seat, unable to guess what happens next. But in the most inappropriate moments, something would just make me laugh out loud, like Dom vs jaguar, or the conversation about Dom and Seth’s imaginary daughter.
As for the steam, you don’t need me to tell you how hot this was. If you follow this couple, you must know by now that their intimate scenes are out of this world.
After reading Bloodbath, it occured to me that the way I see this series has changed. Of course, the love story is epic, but what started out as two guys running away from the mafia, has evolved into this little family of misfits fighting against the tide, claiming things that were taken from them. It’s not just a romantic story for me anymore, it’s like my favorite TV series that I never want to end. As for the ending…
“Things are looking up for the Vincitore family.” Are they, though?
This book is NOT a standalone.
Guns n’ Boys Series