Hitman’s Kiss – A Mafia Bad Boy Romance
Kate Sands (Author)
Hitman’s Kiss is full length novel with romance and suspense. There is some violence due to it is centered around the mafia, but there is a happily ever after. This story is told in alternating POVs.
Emily is an regular girl who attends college. One night her door is smashed in by two men, and Emily is made to go with them. Robert and Marco are in charge of collecting her for their boss, Don Capelli. The men take Emily to a house / mansion to wait for Mr. Capelli. Robert and Marco have Ace status in Don Capelli’s organization. When Capelli arrives, he gives Emily the creeps. Capelli tells Emily that her father has a lot of gambling debts. Emily learns that she is to work off her father’s debts. Later the men are instructed to bring Emily to The Chamber, a brothel. Robert and Emily are very attracted to each other. Robert wants to protect Emily and keep her safe. He refused to let her go to the brothel. With Marco help, Robert goes on the run with Emily. They go to a safe house used by Marco’s family. Unfortunately, Marco goes out one night and ends up seeing Melissa. She takes him back to her hotel room and poisons him, but not before learning where Emily is at. Luckily Marco is able to make a call to Robert that saves his life. Melissa is a cruel woman. She is just like her adopted father Don Capelli. She is able to shot Emily with a poisonous arrow. Poor Emily is kidnapped once again and taken to The Chamber by Melissa. She does not know if Robert knows where she is, but hopes that he will find her. Robert does not know where Melissa has taken Emily and slowly seems to become depressed/lonely. Robert eventually gets a tip on where Emily is and goes to rescue her. Robert boldly walks into the brothel and finds Emily hiding in a closet. After laying low for a few days, they plan to get as far away for Capelli as possible. Unfortunately there are men waiting for them at the airport, but Robert makes sure that Emily is able to get away. Eventually, Robert decides to go to Emily and check on her.
Emily and Robert are an unlikely pair / odd couple, but they fall hard for each other. I loved the sexual chemistry between Emily and Robert. Robert was definitely an alpha male, especially in the bedroom (or kitchen, living room or against the door, etc.) Yum. Emily was strong and knew what she wanted in the end. In the beginning, she seem switched back and forth between being weak/skittish and being bold/strong. I would like to know what became of Emily’s father. I liked Marco’s character and hope that there will be a book for him in the future.
I was given this arc book in exchange for an honest review.
Plot = 3 1/2 Stars
Bad, Boy / Alpha Male = Yes
Damsel In Distress = Yes
Sexy / Hot Level = 4 Stars
POV = Alternating (rotating each chapter)
Overall Story = 3 3/4 Stars