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- Language: English
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Duce: A Novel (World's End Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Suspenseful and emotional with well fleshed out characters.
If you like the GnB series by KAMerikan, you'll enjoy this - mafioso with a heart, who's not ashamed of his needs, his desires and his attraction to his 'softer' lover, but who needs to live by the Code. Add in that this is set in a dystopian world where gifted children used to be experimented on/enhanced (this guy has enhanced hearing) and where homosexuality is punishable by death or via 'treatment' at mental institutions and all combine to make a decent read.
I can't wait to read the second book in the series, where there's a bit of an alpha/dom and slave/submissive role reversal. This is a good first read.
Ebook courtesy of the author and NetGalley, for my reading pleasure.
This is a Mafia/Cartel type of book. Dante is an underboss for one of the families and Carl is the unfavored son of another more unscrupulous family. In this world being gay is a death sentence. They meet at a night club in a very red light district and due to Carl's manipulation end up spending time together. Carl's father finds out and thing go to hell in a hand basket.
This is an alright read. But I found myself thinking too many mistakes were being made. Carl's father couldn't figure out who set him up. Carl himself just seemed too mousey and needy. I didn't believe the 2 MC's, especially Carl's instant feelings. I think this story could have been better if the attack planning and the action was written instead of just skimmed over. We are talking about The Cartel and Mafia in a world where there is slavery and no government per say.
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Duce is a mafia M/M romance set in a futuristic, dystoptian type setting. The main characters Dante and Carlos meet in a night club when they are both out for a night of relaxation and interested in finding someone to have good time with. While they are both attracted to each other, Dante doesn't originally think its such a good idea to take Carlos home. A dangerous situation and a rescue lead to the two of them leaving the club together after all. That decision though sets off a chain of events that neither of them see coming. Dante soon discovers that the man he now can't stop thinking about is the son of a rival cartel boss. Carlos discovers that man he wanted from first sight is just like the men he has grown up around and despised. And in a new world that is against the two of them being together at all, it seems like their love is doomed before even really having a chance to begin.
Starting off, I'll mention the things that I liked about this book. Dante would be the main thing. Despite being this badass cartel guy, he was still honorable. If he made a promise, he kept it. If he saw someone in trouble, he helped. Of course he wasn't perfect, but that's what makes him even better. He has issues with things from his past. He also had moments where he did what he felt he had to do, even if it wasn't what he wanted to do, and even though it hurt Carlos. He still ended up being a great character for me and my favorite of the story. I liked the depth of the story-line. There were a lot of different things at play here but it was laid out in such a way that it flowed very well. There was no confusion as to what was going on in the moment, and there were no slow, boring moments for me. There were some supporting characters that I loved, and then there were some that I hated. But the ones that I hated were the bad guys that I was supposed to hate anyway so it was OK. And even Carlos, while I did not like him as much as his other half Dante, because he sometimes had some juvenile moments that weren't so endearing, I still liked him overall.
The only dislikes for me about this story were first, I felt like the two were "in love" without a whole lot there to base that love on at the time that they were throwing the word out there. Toward the end, I totally got it and felt that after everything that they had been through it absolutely made sense that they had fallen in love, but when they first mentioned it I kind of felt like they barely knew each other and I didn't get what the basis of their love was built on. And then second, there was the rushed ending. I felt like everything was flowing so steady and smooth and then bam, everything is getting wrapped up and finished out of no where. I felt like some of the things that happened could have been extended either into making the book longer, or could have been put into another book about these two characters and I would have happily read it.
Overall this was a very enjoyable story that I would definitely recommend and I look forward to the upcoming books about some of the secondary characters that I liked in this one.
Dante saved Carl's life, so he feels responsible for the kid. He does not think he is big enough or old enough to handle what he would give to him. Turns out that is not quite true...
When push comes to shove, all that matters is that Carl is willing to do what it takes to be where Dante is. Can Dante make a place in his carefully ordered life for him? All Carl wants is to be his.
There is more going on here, and Dante is right to be worried. It is a case of opposites attract. This is a great book of suspense and good banter. Sexy times, and dark and dangerous times. I loved how they could not deny one another even when they want to
***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.