Gangster Moll by Bethany-Kris, Erin Ashley Tanner
Series: Gun Moll
Also in this series: Gun Moll, Madame Moll
on November 14, 2016
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As a newly Made Capo in the Pivetti Crime Family, all eyes are on James “Mac” Maccari, and not for a particularly good reason. The way to his new position in the family was paved with blood, and that left some all too suspicious of where—or who—he might be going after next. Mac isn’t interested in playing to the politics of other Made men or Cosa Nostra. His only goal is to keep his promise and be waiting for his gun moll when she’s finally released from prison.
Until all hell breaks loose … again.
Fresh off her six month sentence, Melina Morgan is all too ready to get back to life, and Mac. The mafia life has been one learning curve after another, but with Mac at her side, there’s nothing that they can throw at her that she can’t handle. Even with a ring on her finger, and a new last name to go with it, Melina won’t be domesticated. But with a man like Mac, he wasn’t exactly looking for that kind of a woman, anyway.
Sometimes, wedding bells bring bloodstains …
When directed attacks start to happen, taking the lives of some of the highest Made men in the Pivetti family, distrust and unrest begins to breed throughout the ranks. Someone is making a move on the boss’s seat, and it seems far too easy to put the blame at Mac’s feet when every single attack is somehow connected to him. All over again, Mac and Melina find they’re fighting an uphill battle to keep each other safe and survive.
But this time, they might not be fighting alone …
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Gangster Moll was high on my reading list. It took every bit of resolve to not take a peek at a chapter or two while I was still reading another book. I wasn’t bored with the other book, it was more I had two new shiny books vying for my attention. As soon as I began the book, I was constantly reluctant to stop reading. Cursing that my first opportunity to begin coincided with a busy few days.
The pace was slower compared to the first book in this series, Gun Moll. It complimented Melina’s easing into Mac’s world. Initially, Melina met resistance within Mac’s family, but she wastes no time in impressing the people who matter most to Mac.
She finds herself constantly battling her urges to sort situations out, much to Mac’s dismay! Her itchy trigger finger didn’t get as much action this time around. While there was a lot of action happening in this story, it had the feeling of being the calm before the storm. For me the biggest battle was the personal struggle Melina overcame in being with Mac.
It was good to see Melina rising above the subtle and blatant discrimination she experienced from others. Whenever Melina was introduced, it was as his girl. Mack always went out of his way to make her feel adored. Professionally and romantically they are perfect for each other projecting their strength as a team.
As the pieces to the puzzle came together, I was surprised to discover who and what was behind the drama. In no way did it justify what had happened, but it wasn’t what I expected. A couple of other situations made me raise my eyebrows, but overall it is the characters that I adore in this series and the plot, both kept me on edge.
Their endearing and lovable ways have me quickly overlooking the anomalies from other Mafia Romances. They have become one of my favourite couples and I can’t wait to see what’s next for them!
What I struggled with:
- Erika – while I thought she added an interesting addition to the story, I thought it was odd that Melina was able to offer her what she did.
- 89% – Mac having a chat when I needed him to get moving. Well he did eventually, but hells bells my nerves were on edge at this point!
What I loved:
- Time with Mac’s mother and sister
- The banter between Mac and Melina – both strong characters
- Melina’s new project and the name!
- Mac’s generousity and loyalty
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Synopsis: James “Mac” Maccari’s career in the mafia is at a standstill. As the best solider in his Capo’s crew, all he wants is to be noticed enough to get Made in the Pivetti Crime Family. But instead, his Capo’s interests seem more focused on keeping his solider hidden from the boss, and every other Made man he can. Seemingly stuck right where he is with no chance of going up, Mac doesn’t know what will finally get him the attention he needs to earn his button.
Melina Morgan survives—that’s just what she does. She’s never been able to depend on anyone but herself to keep her safe and get things done. When a chance encounter puts her in a bad situation with the cops and the mafia, Melina has no choice but to put her faith in the hands of a man that not only infuriates her with his cocky arrogance, but catches her interest, too. Playing pretend in a fake relationship with Mac doesn’t seem all that terrible, until pretend turns real and bullets start to fly.
A man is nothing without his woman …
When the attention on Mac and Melina turns from bad to worse, and someone in the Pivetti Crime Family decides the couple needs to go, they know they’re fighting an uphill battle alone. But making it to the end alive means Mac could get what he’s always wanted, and Melina might find what she didn’t even know she needed.
Together, they’ll make waves the mafia has no choice but to notice …
Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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ABOUT ERIN ASHLEY TANNER
Erin Ashley Tanner is the creator of stories featuring fierce females and the men who love them.
Erin is the author of Goddess of Legend, the first in her Demi-God Daughters paranormal romance series. The follow up, Goddess by Chance was released in November 2014.
Dirty Little Secrets, a light organized crime romance was released in June 2015. Her next release, an Organized Crime Romance, Devious Little Lies is scheduled for release in June 2016.
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