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Kill Me (Kiss of Death, #1) by L.P. Lovell
Published by Indie on October 24, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Dark, Mafia, Romance
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To many, I am little more than a myth. The Kiss of Death, a hired killer, revered by some of the greatest criminal organisations in the world. Trained by the bratva themselves, without conscience, without mercy, the perfect soldier. I’ll kill anyone… for a price. Death doesn’t discriminate, she sells to the highest bidder, but even I have a weakness.
I want one thing—power. But power is merely a game of strategy. The pieces are on the chess board. Death is my queen, and also my pawn. She’ll paint this city red in exchange for the one thing she wants. Now all I have to do is watch it all play out. She’s nothing more than a weapon, and yet, I find myself wanting to dance with death, to possess her. And I always get what I want.
A game of power. A risk that could cost her everything. An obsession that would see the world burn at their feet. A bloodied king. A broken queen.
Kill me or kiss me?
I swear, I can’t get enough of L.P. Lovell. I’ve loved her snarky, sassy, sarcastic books lately but this book is so different and I couldn’t get enough of it. Think mafia meets Mr. & Mrs. Smith. There is so much drama and so much darkness mixed in with two very powerful leads. It really grasped my attention and kept me on the edge of my seat.
Una was broken as a child and raised by one of the most powerful men in the Russian Mafia. She is called The Kiss of Death. She’s a trained killer who has absolutely no emotions when it comes to killing. Other than she actually lives for the fight and for the kill. No one has been able to penetrate her cold, emotionless heart. Until Nero enters into her life. He’s dangerous and everything she needs to stay away from. Unfortunately for her, he’s brought something out in her and she can’t stay away.
Nero is the silent king of the Mafia in New York. He gains his power by being ruthless and cold-blooded. He’s the most deadly kind of man. He’s unpredictable and has no problem taking out anyone. No one is off limits when it comes to getting what he wants. So when he uses Una to get this power, he quickly learns that she might actually be the one person who is actually made for him. Someone he considers his Queen. Will she remain the Queen he has always planned her to be? The one as a pawn in his game to rise to power or will she be the Queen that is worthy enough to rule by his side?
This book was so raw and gritty and I soaked up every minute of it. Both Nero and Una are completely broken in an empowering way. That might not make sense right now but it will once you read it. These two are perfect for each other. Dangerous.
“I will become her savior and her nightmare.”
The fight between them is brutal but it’s what works for them. The darkness. The pain. They both need it to survive. I craved every dark moment they had between each other.
“I want to fight her and tame her only for her to break free and do it all over again. I want to strangle her while I fuck her and then fall asleep, never quite knowing whether I’ll open my eyes again, or whether she’ll put a bullet between them instead.”
I shouldn’t like this….right? Well, who the fuck cares because I love it. Both of them are such strong characters. Nero fights for whatever he wants. He’s ruthless and doesn’t give a shit about anyone. Until Una. Una has been trained not care. She was broken down only to be trained as a deathly killer. Despite that, Nero brings out feelings that she hasn’t had in a long time. She shows her vulnerability yet she’s such a strong woman. I really enjoyed watching her fall in love but be so strong and give Nero a run for his money.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and couldn’t get enough of it. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one. If you like raw, gritty mafia romances with dark yet incredibly strong characters, then this is absolutely the book for you. Don’t miss out!