Monday, March 2, 2015

Hell's Kitchen - book review



Blurb:
*From International Bestselling authors Callie Hart and Lili St. Germain comes a tale of two families co-existing in a melting pot of violence, murder and drugs in the seedy underbelly of New York City*

Hell’s Kitchen

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



3Stars
The Italian Mafia has it in for the Irish Mob. The Barbieri family is after Paddy McLaughlin's daughter Kaitlin. Call it an eye for an eye. However, everything that can go wrong with the kidnapping does. Theo and Sal, from the Italian mafia are idiots. It's a good thing they are the bosses son's. Otherwise they'd be at the bottom of the Hudson and they know it! 

This book has several POV, that after awhile were confusing and running together. The only POV I really liked was Zeth's. There was hot sex in his chapter, the other's ehh. It's not that I didn't like, but I didn't love it. I laughed more in the book than anything. I think I was supposed to take it serious, but the idiot Barbieri brother's were to comical. 

I'm not even sure why Jase/Julz were in the book. It was like, oh we need to add another chapter, yeah, that make sense let's put it in. Zeth/Sloane, I get, he was a hitman, so it makes sense. 

The ending left me confused. It just ended. Sure there's a cliff hanger, but it stopped right at the plot was beginning to flower. 

This is a quick novella that has a lot of potential for the rest of the series, but they need to weed out some of the extra's that don't belong. That's just my humble opinion. Take a chance. You might love it!

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