Gangster Country is an M-M Romance novella by Kade Boehme. I confess that once I read the description on Amazon, I had to download it to my Kindle. After that, I read it all in one day. This book definitely reminded me of Avril Ashton’s Brooklyn Sinners series.
Logan Marshall moves to New York to be a social worker where he feels he’s needed most. Logan’s always had it good. His Daddy is a preacher, sure, but he preaches a laid back, tolerant congregation who accepted Logan’s sexuality gracefully. He’s from a ranch in nowhere, Texas, which makes him a hot ticket in the clubs with his tight, work strengthened body and his cute accent. He’s out of his element in New York, not looking for Mr. Right Now but Mr. Right.
Gianni Rodriguez grew up in Brooklyn. Nothing could be further from the way he was raised than innocent, good hearted Logan was. Gianni is fascinated that people like Logan even exist. And parents that not only are God-fearing, but also accepting?
As second in command of Los Cuervos, his brother’s not-so-merry band of drug runners and pimps, Gianni’s life would be in serious jeopardy if anyone ever knew the truth. That’s why his growing attachment for Logan is a bad thing.
When Logan’s work collides violently with Gianni’s life, Gianni has to decide if the man is worth risking everything, even his family– the man that may not even want him once he realizes what a monster the man he’s been sleeping with really is. Could Logan be Gianni’s reason to go straight? Or will they both go straight to an unmarked grave?
- Loved the characters and the plot. Logan was awesome – the honest, pure Texan who moved to NYC to make a difference as a social worker. Gianni was so trouble and angst-ridden as the number two man in Los Cuervos, but he still tugged on my heart.
- I liked the pacing, but I felt like some scenes were too short – I wanted more detail!! I felt like some of the important things were summarized rather than being given the space they deserved in the story.
- The prologue was a bit long for me. I got caught up in the party and how Logan and Gianni met, and then we were at a year later in the story. Hang on a sec…
- I hate to nit-pick, but the editing left a lot to be desired. There were typos and inconsistencies. At one point in the story, Gianni made Logan’s coffee how he liked it – 3 creamers, 3 sugars. Later in the story, Gianni is once again making Logan’s coffee how he likes it – 2 creamers, 2 sugars. So…which one is it??
I like gangster stories where – oh wait, can’t say that as I might spoil the ending. Anyway, if you like your “good guy” hero falling for the sexy “bad guy,” then this read is for you. Despite the editing issues, I enjoyed the story.
Kade can be found at http://kadeboehme.wordpress.com/
3.5 stars rounded to 4 (because of Logan) out of 5 stars