Book Review: The Gun Runner

The Gun Runner (Mafia Made #1)

 4.06  ·   Rating Details  ·  49 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
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.

TeriLyn's thoughts: **The Gun Runner generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Scott Hildreth wrote an entertaining mafia-esque romance. The first person writing style is engaging and the characters intriguing. There was a certain charisma to this book that made in an entertaining read. The plot is different from what I'm used to especially where a mafia princess is concerned and the hero she chooses. From start to finish there was never a dull moment where these two main characters were concerned. 

Michael and Terra weren't looking for each other but insta-lust went viral the moment their eyes met. Their individual stories are just as interesting as their story together is passionate. The heat emanated from the pages, especially from Michael, is undeniable. As the two foster a new relationship without revealing pertinent details about themselves their lives begin to intersect in ways neither of them fully understand. Secondary characters provide excellent comedic relief as well as the banter between Michael and Terra. 

With more to come from the Mafia Made series I hope Michael and Terra's story gets further delved into. There are some plot points I think that need wrapped up in addition to the biggest one where book one leaves off. It's not a cliffhanger though, just leaves more to be desired in a good way. The Gun Runner was an easy, enjoyable read. I look forward to more in the series. 

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

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