Title: Guns n’ Boys: Unshaken (Guns n’ Boys #9)
Author: K.A. Merikan
Release Date: September 30th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary, Dark romance
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
“You can never understand what this man has done to me, for me, and with me.”
Domenico and Seth have been together for seven years. After trudging through blood, tears, fights, and painful compromises, they’ve finally arrived at a point where every day doesn’t feel like it could be their last.
Settled in their comfortable life, they decide to go on vacation to Singapore. But their romantic break turns into a nightmare when an old adversary appears, tempting Seth and Domenico away from the peace and quiet of their home in Argentina, and toward a new kind of future.
What begins as a wild goose chase could be their ticket back to Italy, but when Seth and Domenico step into the snares that have been set up for them, they can only count on each other to get through a reality so horrific that death might be mercy.
What their enemies don’t know though is that their bond is stronger than ever before, and attempting to tear them apart will bring destruction on anyone who tries.
For Domenico, Seth would walk through hell and back.
For Seth, Domenico would tear down the heavens.
Together, they are not to be f*cked with.
Themes: mafia, cartel, assassin, organized crime, family ties, betrayal, revenge, Singapore, human trafficking, ghost from the past, unbreakable bonds, established couple
Genre: Dark, twisted M/M romance / crime thriller
Length: ~80,000 words (Book 9 in the series)
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, as well as scorching hot, explicit love scenes. Behind the morbid facade, there is a splash of inappropriate dark humor, and a love story that will crawl under your skin.
That’s a hard review to write. For once, I have no words to express my feelings for a Guns n’ Boys installment. It blindsided me in the best way. When it’s an established couple I’m reading about (and given that we ‘re nine books in this series, this couple is really established), the element of surprise is very important to me. And that’s what I got here.
If I had to use only a few words to describe Guns n’ Boys: Unshaken it would be… heart stopping action, plot twists and surprises around every corner, and a love story that only got stronger during the last seven years.
Dom and Seth go through hell in this book. I believe this the worst they ‘ve been through so far. I have said before that the action scenes are one of the strongest (if not the strongest) assets of this author duo. So detailed and descriptive and vivid, the action scenes leap off the pages and make the reader glued to the book. Usually, they keep the best for the end. Here, the action starts from the word go and never stops.
Finally, we get ANSWERS! Real answers about the over-arching storyline, not just the little things. Dom and Seth are getting closer and closer to the reason they ‘ve had a target on their backs all these years, which kept them from going back home. And the closer we get to the end, the messier things get (it’s not every day you read about a defeated Domenico and a bloodthirsty Seth).
But above all else, Guns n’ Boys is a romantic story. It might be dark and messy but it’s so, SO romantic. The way that both of them put themselves in the line of fire to save the other, their thoughts and feelings while one of them was in pain was the most heartbreaking thing to read.
I know that there are a lot of books in the series and that the first book can be a little off putting to someone new, but I urge you to take a leap of faith. The story only gets better and better as it goes. It’s one of the strongest love stories ever.
I can’t wait for the grand finale.
Guns n’ Boys Series