One mafia boss.
One rival’s son.
One deadly setup.
Parties and orgies… those are the only things Carlos Carmichael wants to do. It’s the only way he knows to deal with his life as the son of a notorious cartel boss. He’ll get whatever he wants by any means necessary.
Until he tangles with a man who plays by totally different rules.
Dante Orsino has been raised in the old ways of honor, loyalty and respect of the business. His role as mafia underboss is more than just a job. It also makes him an heir to one of the biggest families in the Southern Territories.
When Carlos meets Dante and plays a silly game, their weekend tryst sparks a deadly cartel war.
For Dante there’s no other life except—the life. And he wants Carlos in his. But in the New World, a gay man is a dead man. Can he find a way to keep everything he loves and stay alive?
In a new world gone mad, even the good guys are bad. Welcome to the World’s End series
Received this book from netgally and the publisher in exchange for an honest review this has in no way affected my opinion
I really liked this book. It has action, romance, mystery and more. I haven’t read the first book in the series however I wasn’t confused at all. In this new world homosexuality is once again not accepted by the general population. Organized crime rules this new rule and being a gay man is a definite no and will get you killed. Dante is on a person mission to find out what happened to his parents. Since his mission is personal and not business he is a little more relaxed than usual and decides to visit the only gay club. There he meets Carl; there is just something about the boy. Dante is easily 10 years older than Carl but when he thinks Carl is in trouble he doesn’t hesitate to rush to help him. Carl is just as taken with Dante as Dante is with him.
They form a bond very quickly and a one night stand could turn into more. While out the next day Dante notices someone following them and sends Carl into cafe ahead of him so that he can talk to the man following them. He learns that Carl set him up the night before and can’t believe he let someone in and fell for a trap. Carl is the son of Dante’s enemy. He is mad at himself and at Carl; he doesn’t stay for any kind of explanation just leaves and doesn’t look back. However this isn’t the last time these two will see each other. Did Carl trick Dante to set him up to help his father or just to get Dante’s attention for himself? What will happen when Carl’s father finds out? The mafia world has strict rules and traditions.
Dante has to be careful of everything he does. There are lots of people who would like his job and kill to get it. Being gay on top of that would make him a bigger target if certain people found out. Carl has grown up never having to really work for anything. He is about to find out what it is like to have nothing. His father is a ruthless man and everyone does want he wants or he makes them pay. Carl is the disposable son and his father has always seen him as a disappointment. Carl hates everything about his father and older brother. He doesn’t know that Dante is in the same line of work as his father. What will he do when he finds out?
This book was a great read and I have picked up the first one to read it. The story was well written and the characters draw you in. I look forward to reading more books in this series in the future.