Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Gun Runner (Mafia Made #1) by Scott Hildreth





Goodrreads Review






The first book in a seductive new series from Scott Hildreth, the #1 Amazon bestselling author of BRAWLER and HARD CORPS.

Tripp


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.

Terra

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.
 


Scott Hildreth writes an engaging story with interesting characters. So far I have tried one other book by the author but couldn't get past the sample due to the heroines body issues that she had. There is enough body shaming in social media so I don't need to read about it. You don't have to do it to yourself. But I'm getting off topic here.

Micahel has sepent the last ten years in the Marines he is now a free man and has established his own business as a arms dealer. He is a grey area of the law. He has no family and likes it like that. That is until he one day saves a Italian damsel in distress.

Terra is a mafia princess and after a split with her ex who drags her out of the coffee shop and is abusive she gets saved by a knight in shining tarnished armour. They hit it off and the relationship development progressed naturally. I loved that there is no instalove or cheating which I love. They can't forget one another but they both have their secrets.

You know what they say though.

Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead. Terra finds out his secret. So get off your high horse there sweetheart cause you ain't much better. You lied big time. This is no the colour suits you when it totally doesn't.

My problem with Terra? Trust fund baby and spoilt. Michael is a fantastic hero. The sex scenes are hot.

When I read a mafia book I expect it to be dirty and gritty. Ok so this wasn't rainbows and unicorns but I felt as if that edge was missing.

Me being ambivalent about this book is noone's fault but my own the same applies that I lost interest in the story.