Review: Gun Runner
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 needfor 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.
Scott Hildreth is s prolific self published writer and this is his first foray into the traditional publishing world. The Gun Runner is book 1 in the Mafia Made series. It will leave you wanting MORE!
Michael Tripp and Terra Agriloi meet by chance. Terra is impressed with his fighting skills. Both are hopeful to run into each other again. Well, that's the surface plan anyway. What they don't share with each other is the true nature of their business. Tripp is a wealthy Gun Runner and Terra is a wealthy Mafia Princess.
Never good to start a relationship on secrets but off they go. Tripp is a perfect hero for this story. Honorable, chivalrous, and smoking hot! Loved his view on when to have s3x. Love that he wanted to get to know Terra first before he committed. And really loved that he fell head over heels for her.
The book has plenty of Hildreth's trademarks: Great comedic timing, creative s3x (I guarantee you won't look at fitting rooms the same!), a little bit of angst, and most important: a statement on the human condition. In this case, do we do what we have to as society dictates or due we do the right thing to try and correct the wrongs that society has wrought? Tripp does what he feels is right to help the underdog succeed even if he stretches the law to get that done. This book also brings movie ready action scenes, some suspense and a peek into the Mafia family from Tripp and Terra's viewpoints.
Fair warning--this is not a finished story. Book 2 will continue where book 1 leaves off. Not a huge cliffhanger but not an HEA either. Wonderful secondary characters in Tripp's band of Runners. Looking forward to seeing Tripp and Terra share more of themselves and working through the angst that that is going to bring.
*ARC provided via Netgalley for an honest review.
Born in San Diego California, Scott now calls Wichita, Kansas home. Residing in Kansas with his wife, Jessica, and six children, he somehow finds twelve hours a day to work on his writing. A hybrid author who has published more than two-dozen romance and erotica novels, his three book series through Harlequin is due to start release with the first book in August 2016.
Scott has spent his entire life pushing boundaries, and his writing is no exception. Addicted to riding his Harley-Davidson, tattoos, and drinking coffee, he can generally be found in a tattoo shop, on his Harley, or in a local coffee house when not writing.
Loyal to the fans and faithful followers who allowed him to make writing a full-time career, Scott communicates with his followers on Facebook almost daily. He encourages his readers to follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
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