Title: His Lethal Desire
Series: West Coast Mobsters: Book One
Author: Leighton Greene
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 410 Pages
Category: Contemporary Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Rating: 4 Stars
At a Glance: Age gap, only one bed, and forced proximity are just a few of the juicy tidbits that round out this romance. What makes it work is the contrast between Jack, the hardened mob killer, and Miller, the kind and insecure man who grew up in a fully dysfunctional family. His Lethal Desire introduces the new West Coast Mobster series with a sexy kick and has successfully whetted my appetite for book two.
Reviewed By: Lisa
Blurb: There’s nothing more lethal than a hitman in love.
Johnny “Jack” Jacopo was once the Castellani Family’s top hitman, but one terrible mistake saw him kicked back down the ladder. So when the Boss orders him to look into the disappearance of a Hollywood starlet, Jack sees an opportunity to rise back up the Family ranks.
His first move is to question the missing actress’s twin brother. Miller Beaumont is charming, gorgeous, flirty…and he’s the same guy who was hitting on Jack in a bar the night before.
Jack tries to keep things strictly business, but Miller has access to inside information that Jack needs to solve the case. And it’s just too tempting when Miller proposes that they team up to find his sister.
As their search leads them into danger, Jack finds he has more to lose than he ever expected. Someone is coming after Miller, and Jack finds himself torn between duty to his Family and his own foolish heart.
Because despite himself, Jack is making one more mistake, the biggest of them all, the one dumb thing he swore he’d never do.
He’s falling in love.
Review: Leighton Greene’s His Lethal Desire is a deliciously tropey mob romance where moral gray areas crisscross the erotically charged relationship between a hitman and a former Hollywood child star who compensates for a lot of emotional baggage by making sure people like him.
Johnny “Jack” Jacopo is carrying no small about of baggage himself, which is parsed out through details about his demotion within the Castellani organization as well as the fraught relationship between Jack and Sandro Castellani, the heir to the Family throne. Jack has been performing menial tasks well beneath his skill set, so when the Boss personally asks Jack to look into the disappearance of a well-known actress, he sees it as a potential means of getting back into the Family’s good graces. Little could Jack have predicted that his best lead would be someone with whom he’s already vaguely acquainted.
Miller Beaumont and Jack have been eyeing each other at the Beartrap, a bar in the Castellani’s WeHo territory, for weeks. When Jack discover that the gorgeous Miller is the missing Anaïs Beaumont’s twin brother, the stage is set for some conflict and messy chemistry between them. Miller wants to help find his sister; Jack doesn’t need the blurred lines between his job and lusting after a beautiful stranger. When push comes to shove, though, Miller gets his way, and Jack is powerless to resist him. As their investigation goes from bad to worse, Jack will do anything to protect Miller, up to and including forfeiting his own life, all leading to a tense and deadly confrontation that brings the story to its peak.
Age gap, only one bed, and forced proximity are just a few of the juicy tidbits that round out this romance. What makes it work is the contrast between Jack, the hardened mob killer, and Miller, the kind and insecure man who grew up in a fully dysfunctional family. Leighton Greene gives her characters backstories that allow readers to feel sympathetic towards them even amidst the death and mayhem that swirls around them, which Jack himself often delivers.
His Lethal Desire introduces the new West Coast Mobster series with a sexy kick and has successfully whetted my appetite for book two.
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