Title: The Gun Runner
Author: Scott Hildreth
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mafia Romance, Military Romance, and Erotic Romance
Release Date: Aug 8, 2016
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.
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley for the Blog Tour *
~ 4 Stars ~
The Gun Runner is the first Scott Hildreth book I have read. I was drawn to this book because of the Blurb and was looking for a new author to read. I am glad I took a chance on this one. I found this book really enjoyable.
The Gun Runner is the first book is Scott’s newest Mafia Made series. I can’t really classify this as a standalone, because Michael and Terra’s story will continue into the next book, but it doesn’t have a cliffhanger ending either. This is a To Be Continued Ending. Michael and Terra are in a great place in the end of the book, but this book brought up a lot of questions that weren’t answered by the end. And there is still a HUGE secret to be revealed. I am interested to see where the author takes this couple in the next book.
This book is filled with lies, deceit, romance, a little humor and a lot of sex!! The storyline was an interesting one and it will keep your attention all the way through. I found the characters relatable and easy to connect with. There were only a couple things that I found not to my liking. One was that it seemed like time jumped between chapters, almost like the author left some things out. That might just be his writing style, but I thought it could’ve flowed a little better. The other thing was the amount of sex in this story. I know I am crazy for thinking that, but sometimes when there is too much sex in the story it can take away from the real storyline. I thought it could’ve been dialed down just a little bit and maybe focused on some other aspects of the plot. Now with saying that, I did still really like this book!! I will warn readers though….this book is of the insta-love variety….Michael and Terra’s relationship moves at quite a quick pace. So if you aren’t a fan of that, then this might be a book to pass on.
In this book we meet Michael and Terra. Terra is the daughter to the Italian Mob Boss. She is a trust fund girl, who doesn’t have a job, but also isn’t a fan of what her family is known for. Michael is an ex marine, who is also a gun runner. When these two meet it is under a scary situation. Terra is being dragged out of a coffee shop by an ex-boyfriend. Michael sees this and steps in. After that both characters realize they can’t stop thinking about each other and decide to see where things go. But both Micbael and Terra are keep secrets from each other. What will happen when everything comes out? Will their love be able to survive the deception? Find out the answers to those questions and more by reading this book.
So if you are looking for a story that has suspense, drama, and romance, then you should give The Gun Runner a chance. I know I am glad I did and I look forward to the rest of the books in this series and other books by this author.