Title: Guns N’ Boys: Bloodbath
Author: K.A. Merikan
Series: Guns N’ Boys
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 3/4/2017
Genre(s): M/M Dark Erotic Romance
Page Count: 305
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?
His confidence was like fuel to the fire in Seth’s chest.
Guns N’ Boys: Bloodbath felt like I was watching players on one big chessboard. Each piece is finally settling into place and revealing themselves as friend or foe, and Dom and Seth have to figure out where they are on the board and what their next move should be. It’s pulse-pounding action, longing glances and crackling tension.
Dom and Seth are making their move for their ultimate end goal—making their home back in Italy. To do so, they have to uncover Mr. Tropico and to do that, they need to get into the sphere of Raul Moreno. Taking over Moreno’s cargo ship is their ticket. But while waiting for Moreno to pick up the “package” that Dom and Seth find themselves transporting, they must dine and get the trust of Moreno’s cartel operative, Toro. It means Seth and Dom are back to hiding their sexuality.
But little by little, Seth’s assignments—and Dom’s expectations— begin to ask something of Seth he’s not sure he can give—his soul.
My heart cracked so hard reading this one. The toughest parts to read are the ones where Seth and Dom have to walk around on eggshells. They watch each other from afar, trying to resist the open affection that they have come to expect and love from the other. But now, no touching? No long conversations? It’s slowly rattling Seth who has to wear a mask 24/7 to keep his cover. On top of that, he has to become a man who doesn’t shy away from violence.
Dom knows Seth isn’t like him, but with their circumstances, he asks Seth to keep in character. But when the affectionate Seth he knows becomes a stranger, Dom realizes the mistake he’s made. It’s such an emotional roller coaster for all involved. They both are aching for a scrap of human touch, gentle affection. That can’t happen in Toro’s mansion where cameras watch their every move and bugs hear every word.
How far one will go in his ruse—his role—until it becomes who he is, whittling away who he used to be? Is it worth it? Can he live with that other side taking over? It’s not an easy journey. It’s violent and bloody and unforgiving.
They’d become a team. An uneven one in some ways, yet perfectly compatible in what they were.
I’m really happy to see the cast again! Mark’s finally growing up and figuring out his future, and I can’t wait to see where the author takes him. Also, I need inside Miguel’s head. Stat! He’s a character introduced in the last book, and he’s working alongside Dom and Seth, but he’s so mysterious. An enigma that I’m just dying to solve. We are also introduced to Nero, and oh my god, what is his story?!
Bloodbath amps the storyline exponentially for Seth and Dom, and I’m biting my nails in suspense! There’s still so much to uncover, unlock, and fight for as they chase their dreams. I’ve never been more verbal while reading a book or had more sappy smiles or surprised gasps. This series has everything I’ve come to expect—exploits (both sexual and not), bold maneuverings, and so much love my heart is just ready to burst.
5 “Gimme More” Stars!