Guns n' Boys is an 8 book (plus an M/F side story written under Miss Merikan) series (so far) about 2 men who belong to the Sicilian mafia. Seth being the son of the Don and Dom his enforcer. They're on the run from "family" as being gay isn't quite accepted and there have been some betrayals from within. This is their, albeit bloody, journey together trying to make a life and uncover the mystery of "Mr. Tropico"
It is not a pretty story and this series is not for the faint of heart. It's very non-con and gory AF! to say the least. It is nothing less than what I expect from a 'real feel" Mafia book and from the authors themselves.
Overall I give this series a 4.5*
It's action packed, has humor in it, Dom and Seth are one my absolute favorite MC's of all time, and I just can't get enough.
If you're feeling brave, I have posted a review for each book below, if you would like to take a gander. If you haven't read this series, but are into hardcore action, then this series IS FOR YOU!
If you're just interested in the review to Book 8, K.A. Merikan's Latest release
Guns N' Boys: A Breath of Innocence, you can jump to it here:
Guns N' Boys: A Breath of Innocence, you can jump to it here:
If you want to know more in depth information about the entire series, keep reading below :)
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Guns n’ Boys: He is Poison (Book 1)
— LOVE IS SOUR LIKE A SICILIAN LEMON. —
The Family is always right. The Family doesn’t forget. The Family pays for blood in blood.
|A book where the character looses an appendage in the first chapter is my kind of book! It seems to be the ultimate set up for what is to come in this story line....|
We have our boy Seth, son of the Don, who is off in America doing his thing. Going to college, living with his secret boyfriend ((heaven forbid the family find out)) and cooking like his mama taught him. Out of nowhere he is kidnapped and has no idea who these men are or why he is being taken, as he has no part in "the family"
In steps rescuer, Domenico, to get Seth out. Seems a rival family has taken Seth in exchange for what they want.... but the mystery lies within who set the order...
Upon arrival in Sicily, The Don decides to name his 2nd born, Seth, heir to "the throne". This doesn't please ANYBODY, not even Seth, & especially not his brother, Vincente. His father knows Seth has a lot to learn and decides the best to train him would be his #1 ass-as-in, Dom. They are sent to Berlin immediately to start their training.
The chemistry between these 2 is electric, and not exactly in a good way. Domenico seems to have anger issues, as their past would leave you to believe. Not with life in general, but with Seth specifically. I felt Dom was a bit "rapey" and overbearing, and I think that had a LOT to do with his anger and he feels he is "punishing" Seth for what he believes Seth to be.
But as the story progressed and the character stories are built, he really started growing on me. He starts to understand that Seth really is a sweet and oblivious guy, who really doesn't want to have anything to do with being The Don or leading the family, and that's when things start to really change.
Seth is a big puppy dog and I feel so bad for the position is put in. I have so many questions as to why his father chose him and what he's playing at. I think it's one big test between the 3 boys. I'm really excited to see how this will play out. I'm really rooting for Seth and Dom.
Guns n’ Boys: He is Mine (Book 2)
— YOU CAN TAKE A KILLER’S MEMORY, BUT NOT HIS INSTINCT —
|Blown the fuck away. This is the best one yet.|
The authors took it there, I was biting my finger nails towards the end.
Gritty, raw, and just as fucking amazing. I bloody love these guys... a lot!
Not for the weak at heart (or stomach).
The book starts where 1.2 left off. They're holed up in Seth's ex's apartment while Dom is recovering after a shoot out with the rival family that kidnapped Seth in book 1. Unfortunately when Dom wakes up, he is not "quite himself" and Seth must take over this strange mission. Too bad Dom never told him much, only that they were going to head towards Mexico.
Now that Dom can't quite remember anything, Dom must re-learn about Seth and it i is killing Seth that Dom can't remember what they had. Is it a new beginning, without their rough start? or will it be an end to their relationship? The whirlwind of events that happen when they travel are both funny and traumatic.
I think my favorite part was the "Gay Italian Chicken Farmer" scene and seth "not wanting to be a meme" *chuckles*
When Dom learns the truth about his and Seth's past, he wonders to himself how someone like Seth could have liked someone like him, when he realizes the old him treated Seth like crap. This really changes the dynamic in their relationship and takes it a step further in the right direction. Dom becomes this sweet, caring, but still protective boyfriend, and it is the most epic thing to witness. I really just love these guys.
In my first review, I mention the awesomeness in chapter one about loosing an appendage. Welllllll... it gets even more gruesome! This series is just... I can't even tell you enough about it, you really just need to read all of this awesome.
Guns n’ Boys: Swamp Blood (Book 4)
— FAKING THEIR OWN DEATH WAS THE EASY PART. —
Guns n’ Boys: A Breath of Innocence (Book 8)
About Guns n’ Boys: A Breath of Innocence (Book 8):
“I WOULD WAIT A LIFETIME FOR THIS.”
“YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT ANYMORE. I WANT YOU.”
Mark is done with flings. He is looking for something real, and he knows just where to find it. Years ago, he fell in love with Charlotte Elswood, but after saving her life, he made the difficult choice to stay in a cartel for the sake of his family.
Now, free of the bloodstained work, he’s ready to rekindle what he’s lost.
But in England, he meets someone who is also blond, blue-eyed, and irresistible. Problem is, Griffith Elswood is Charlotte’s brother. Should Mark even consider putting his hands all over an innocent who would push him away if he knew what kind of monster Mark is?
After years of homeschooling, Griffith wants nothing more than to finally spread his wings at university. Secretly, he dreams of meeting a man he can fall madly in love with. A man he would have all the firsts with. But it’s hard to trust anyone after witnessing his sister’s heartbreak.
When Mark moves in next door, Griffith reaches out despite his sister’s warnings. Mark is mysterious, experienced, cocky, and just oh-so-dreamy. Alternating between hot and cold, Mark’s presence sends Griffith into a frenzy of passion like he’s never known before. So hot in fact, it might just burn him if he isn’t careful.
Leaving book 7, I was super miffed with Dom and Mark. I thought Mark was a super brat and deserved a smacking. What he ended up with was much worse, and I ended up feeling bad for him.
Coming into this book, I was curious how it would all play out. Would he be bratty and immature? Would he blossom even more on his own? I was very surprised as to what happens in this story, pleasantly so.
Mark not only is coming into his own, he's actually very sweet. Don't get me wrong, he's still Dom's protege, so he's willing to take an appendage or an ear. Dont let the sweetness fool you.
He goes to London to see if he can rekindle things with Charlotte, but he doesn't get a warm reception from her, at all. In fact, she's kind of an Uber bitch (but I can't blame her). Things kind of take a twist, he decides to try and get closer to her brother, and finds he is quite taken with Griffith. Watching their chemistry and relationship bloom was quite different than the rest of this series. Where Dom likes to take control of things and make them go the way he thinks they should, Mark takes a more natural, slow approach. He doesn't want to scare Griff off, but he also doesn't want to destroy this boy either.
Mark has a thing for watching Griff dance from across his balcony. So Mark asks if he can photograph Griff while he's in action.
Things get heated mighty quickly, but Griff has to slam on his brakes, and fast. See, he's not out to anyone yet, not even fully to himself. He's confused and needs time. Here is where I thought Mark was going to be an ass, but he surprised me when he was more embarrassed that he got shutdown instead of angry. They play it cool for a few weeks, and it's kind of cute. Their chemistry you can cut with a knife, but they're both so unsure.
Their relationship changes after Mark ends up sticking up for Griff at his 18th birthday party, when a "friend" decides he's going to move him and Griff along unwillingly. Marks not having it, and jumps in to be his Knight on a white horse (figuratively, though there are horses in this story :) )
Things seem to be going well, really well, but then Mark is smacked with another twist when he goes with Griff for the holiday to his families home. Blackmail, lies, deception. It's all the things you've come to know in a GnB book :)
Thankfully we get a HFN for these two. I won't spoil it with any deets though.
Of course there are a few Seth and Dom cameos, and it just makes me that much more excited (The Secret Chef!) to get back into them and watch their family grow.