Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Publisher: Skull Blaster Publishing
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
WARNING: This book contains homosexual relations, crude language and violence. Brief M/F scenes. This book is preceded by The Medicine and the Mob.
Just in case it isn’t hard enough being a teenager, how about heaping on the hardship by facing the sudden realization that you’re gay? Toss in a little danger by virtue of being the grandchild of a notorious mobster and a pinch of venom inherited from a mercilessly cutthroat businesswoman who happens to be your great-aunt and you have a nice bubbling stew of ‘what the hell’?
WARNING: This book contains homosexual relations. crude language and violence. Brief M/F scenes. It is preceded by The Medicine and the Mob.
Jordan Youngblood and Stefan Santorno can’t believe their children are nearly grown and they miss the days when kissing a boo-boo fixed everything. The kids struggle with identity, trust, lust, love — and they learn the hard way that nothing is ever just black and white. When trouble beats on the door, the Youngblood kids will prove they didn’t fall too far from that dangerous family tree.
It had been a while since I read the first book in this series but after a quick refresher I was ready to dive in to see what those Sanorno’s were up to this time. This was well written and a real story about family. The good, the bad and the ugly and everything in between.
At first glance this is quite a complicated book. Not only are we following the lives of Stefan and Jordan but their 4 kids have all grown up, or at least reached their teenage years, and we get to see how different they are all and how well they have turned out. There are a lot of characters to get your head round!
To go through all the upheavals that these kids go through would be to give the story away. For a lot of the book Damon was my absolute favourite. Not sure of his sexuality then ending up in a messy situation with his best friend I loved the way he was comfortable asking his parents for advice and the grown up attitude he took whilst working things out.
BUT then along came Heath’s reality. That story could have gone so wrong but Caleb thankfully stood his ground and what developed was a strong friendship. Struggling as he was before he finally got the courage to talk to his brother and his dads – I loved his story!
These are the Santorno’s we are talking about and just because Jordan and Stefano are living in loving bliss with their family doesn’t mean they are no longer in danger. When that danger comes it doesn’t come as expected but as always the family pull together and if there is anyone you don’t want to mess with it’s this family!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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