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. Behind the morbid facade, there is a splash of inappropriate dark humor, and a love story that will crawl under your skin.
--- Love is sour like a Sicilian lemon. ---
The Family is always right.
The Family doesn’t forget.
The Family pays for blood in blood.
Domenico Acerbi grew up in the shade of Sicilian lemon trees ready to give his life for the Family. Ready to follow orders and exceed expectations. A proud man of honor.
When Seth, the younger son of the Don is kidnapped, it’s Domenico who is sent to get him back. The man he finds though, is not the boy he knew all those years ago. Lazy, annoying, spoiled, and as hot as a Sicilian summer.
Seth Villani wants nothing to do with the mafia. Unfortunately, he doesn’t get a say when the Family pulls him right back into its fold after his mother’s death. Thrown into a den of serpents otherwise known as the Villani Family, Seth has to find a way to navigate in the maze of lies. But when Domenico Acerbi, the most vicious snake of them all, sinks his fangs into Seth, the venom changes into an aphrodisiac that courses through Seth’s veins.
Domenico knows his life is about to change when he gets the order to train Seth up to the role of future Don. Seth isn’t made for it. He isn’t even made. But a man Domenico knows he would never have to fear might just be someone he’s always needed.
If Seth is doomed to follow in his father's footsteps, he might as well enjoy himself--with the most intoxicating man he’s ever met. Maybe he can even fool himself into believing that Domenico isn’t a handsome sociopath who kills for a living.
Excerpt . . .
Losing consciousness was bliss.”
A snap of the suitcase opening brought him crashing back to reality, and what he saw were neat stacks of hundred dollar bills. The handsome Sicilian looked sleek like a panther, with his long black hair tied back into a tight ponytail. His moves were confident, as if he were born to keep calm under pressure. The way he stood straight in his tar-black suit brought out the pride in Seth and made him straighten his back despite the pain in his muscles and joints. In a battle of suits though, Seth’s would lose before the fight even started. The immaculate tailoring on the black piece of art created an angular silhouette from the man’s wide shoulders to the slim waistline. Even looking at the dark perfection had Seth itching to take off his blue insult to fashion. The man’s tie was elegant and slim, while Seth didn’t even wear one.
Domenico shook his head, stuffing his mouth with a piece of potato. “You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. I never finished high school,” he confessed. He wasn’t ashamed of it, not really. He was pretty sure he would beat most graduates in any kind of test, but that didn’t mean he was happy about not having his skills confirmed somehow.
“Is that why you chose... you know...?” Seth trailed off, talking about being an assassin as if it was some part-time job. It was quite endearing.
“The opposite, actually.” He shrugged. “I didn’t finish because your father decided I was ready to do some independent work.” Or, killing.
“Like a freelancer...” Seth finished the glass, avoiding Dom's eyes and tapping his fingers against the table.
Domenico bit his lip and placed his silverware on the side of his plate to signify he was finished. “No, more like working on a contract without a fixed number of hours.”
About the Author . . .
As K.A. Merikan, Kat and Agnes have published a number of books, which cross genres while always staying homoerotic.
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