Genres: Contemporary Romance
The first book in a seductive new series from Scott Hildreth, the #1 Amazon bestselling author of BRAWLER and HARD CORPS.
Once, I took down terrorists on the front lines as a marine.Now I'm in the business of bad.I've sold guns to people others might not approve of.I've eliminated the criminals, the lowlifes and the thugs who've tread on my turf.And I looked the Sicilian Mafia boss in the eye and told him to f*** off.No one tells me no, unless it's their last word.I didn't just act the part of bad—I lived it. Then she stumbled into my life.I tried to stay away from her. Tried focusing on moving my merchandise. But one smile from Terra was like a shot to the heart.She's mine now. And no one threatens what's mine.
I've seen a lot of terrible things in my life.I grew up around lies and deception, and I ran away from all of them.Until I met him.I knew he was corrupt. I knew he was dangerous.I should have stayed away, but my attraction to him, my need for him, overrode my logic.Now I love him.If he finds out who I am, we're done and I'll be nothing.I never wanted to be the Mafia princess they tried to make me, but mia familia had other plans. And what mia familia wants…it gets.Only Michael Tripp can save me.
Tripp and Terra's story continues in Book Two of Mafia Made, The Game Changer.
The Gun Runner
This was my first Scott Hildreth book and I must say, I really enjoy his writing style. I wasn’t sure what to expect but was pleased! First, the H and h go on dates! And the H (Michael) has a 30 days before sex rule! So often in romance books the relationship feels rushed. Some of that is because its a book and it can’t go on forever describing how the couple gets to know each other and such. But, Hildreth totally made it work. Michael and Terra even have the relationship talk at one point. It was all very realistic to me and I didn’t realize how much I would love that. Oh, and bonus: Michael isn’t a manwhore! He explains how he doesn’t do ‘hook ups’ (he has that 30 day rule). It was really awesome to read about a man with standards and integrity!
So, Michael is a gun dealer. While his guns tend to be in the gray area between legal and illegal, he is still not 100% pure here. Terra is the daughter of a mafia boss who hides her identity from Michael (because she is tired of people asking questions and making assumptions about her father). She didn’t know what Michael did for a living either, nor that Michael and her father had ‘crossed paths’. Michael and Terra’s father have some tense interactions that lead to building tensions as both Michael and Terra are keeping secrets!
Hildreth did a great job with this book. Its intriguing, well written, and utterly enjoyable! I can’t wait for the next book!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: No
- Trope: mafia
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »Yes « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »Terra still hasn’t told Michael who she is, so while the book ends on a very happy note, there is the secret hanging over the couple! « Hide Spoiler