Hell's Kitchen (Hell's Kitchen, #1)
by Hart Saint Germain
Theo and Sal Barbieri are brothers, tasked by their Mafioso father Roberto with a very clear purpose: kidnap Kaitlin McLaughlin. The beautiful daughter of Roberto’s Irish enemy. It’s high time Kaitlin was punished for her father’s sins—not to mention, her own.
And Operation: Kidnap Kaitlin is a roaring success… until it isn’t. When Kaitlin escapes into the busy streets of New York City, it’s a race against the clock to find her before Sal and Theo become the hunted.
Zeth Mayfair has traded his life as a hitman for a quieter existence, but it isn’t long before the past catches up with him in the form of Roberto Barbieri. Will he succumb to the lure of power that Roberto is offering? Or will he retaliate by killing every last Barbieri in New York to get them off his back?
Jason Ross is running. Woken in the night by a tip that the Gypsy Brothers are coming for him, he packs a bag and gets his girlfriend the hell out of dodge. Arriving in New York City in the midst of a heatwave is one thing, but being tailed by an entire drug cartel is another.
Worlds collide in Hell’s Kitchen as secrets come to light and sins are punished. Because we might be different in the light of day, but in the darkness, we’re all connected somehow.
Hell’s Kitchen is a serial comprising three volumes: Hell’s Kitchen, Tribeca and Bleecker Street. Volume One releases on March 3rd with a limited-time sale price of 99 cents
‘An exhilarating and sexy read with plenty of unforeseen twists, witty dialogue and clever character integration.’ Kelly, Perusing Princesses
The synopsis covers everything you need to know with regards to the plot but what I will say is how beautifully it was put together. You get lots of character POV scenes, which at first I thought would be a little confusing considering the amount of characters packed into this 3 hour read, but actually… it really does come together beautifully. From a kidnap gone wrong, to a has-been famous actress coming to her aide, every backward and incompetent choice made by the Barbieri Brothers has consequences that has unsuspecting characters joining the fray. It is pretty comical at times, and I could feel myself rooting for team ‘Italy,’ because I just started to feel terribly bad for Theo and Sal, but it was funny bad, like shaking your head at their antics, knowing that failure will undoubtedly find them at the bottom of the sea with a concrete block for company.
New developments unfold at every turn with a plot that continues to thicken…
This new collaboration between Callie Hart and Lili Saint Germain is clever and executed perfectly, unravelling into what looks to be one hell of a battle on the streets of New York, with an erotic and sexy backdrop that just leaves you panting for more.
I am a huge Lili Saint Germain fan, and I love how she has integrated Jase and Juliette from the Gypsy Brothers series into this storyline. I can’t wait to see what happens next!
This book is an absolute must read if you enjoy the darker aspects of underworld crime with an added injection of wit, sarcasm and comedy. I highly recommend it!
Kelly - 4.5 Crowns