Prince of Killers (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Prince of Killers: A Fog City Novel
Author: Layla Reyne
Publisher: Layla Reyne
Release Date: June 10th, 2019
Genre(s): Romance, Suspense
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


No indiscriminate killing. No collateral damage. No unvetted targets.

These are the rules Hawes Madigan lives by. Rules that make being Fog City’s Prince of Killers bearable. Soon, he’ll be king—of an organization of assassins—and the crown has never felt heavier. Until the mysterious Dante Perry swaggers into his life.

Dante looks like a rock god and carries himself like one too, all loose-limbed and casually confident. He also carries a concealed weapon, a private investigator’s license, and a message for the prince. Someone inside Hawes’s organization is out to kill the future king.

In the chaos that follows the timely warning, Hawes comes to depend on Dante. On his skills as an investigator, on the steadiness he offers, and on their moments alone when Hawes lets Dante take control. As alliances are tested and traitors exposed, Hawes needs Dante at his back and in his bed. But if the PI ever learns Hawes’s darkest secret, Hawes is sure to get a knife to the heart—and a bullet to the brain—instead.

There’s no shortage of twists and turns in this new romantic suspense trilogy from Layla Reyne. Prince of Killers is book one of three. Fair warning: buckle up, cliffhangers ahead!

Okay, WOW. What I was expecting and what I got were not the same thing, but in a very, very good way.

Layla Reyne is not a new author to me, so I should have known. This is so twisty and deep and full of suspense. It’s gripping and bold and fun and sexy. BUT… yeah, the dreaded but… we are left with a cliffhanger of epic proportions. Yes, the next book is coming, but I neeeeeed it now!

Hawes Madigan basically runs the mob in San Francisco. He’s got someone on the inside that wants him out and someone on the outside that wants in. He trusts his family, but he no longer trusts himself. And it’s sooooo worth the read.

I don’t want to say more and give any spoilers, so I’ll just say, please read this. Get as caught up in the shock and suspense as I did so that we can angst over our wait for the rest of the series. Because it’s bound to be amazing.

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  • Oh Love a good suspense!!! And I won’t mind the cliffy at the end….much… maybe…. I think bites nails. Can’t wait for its release and get to know the author as well!!

  • I have been eagerly awaiting this one and from your review I think I will be very happy when Monday gets here…lol. I may even join Layla’s Spoiler Chat as soon as I get through reading it. Sounds like there will be lots to discuss. 🙂 Can’t wait!!!


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