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Blog Tour: Duce by Kai Tyler

Title: Duce
Series: Worlds’ End #2
Author: Kai Tyler
Genre: MM Romance, Mafia, Suspense, Dystopian
Published: October 19, 2015
One mafia boss.
One rival’s son.
One deadly setup.
Parties and orgies… those are the only things Carlos Carmichael wants to do. It’s the only way he knows to deal with his life as the son of a notorious cartel boss. He’ll get whatever he wants by any means necessary.

Until he tangles with a man who plays by totally different rules.

Dante Orsino has been raised in the old ways of honor, loyalty and respect of the business. His role as mafia underboss is more than just a job. It also makes him an heir to one of the biggest families in the Southern Territories.

When Carlos meets Dante and plays a silly game, their weekend tryst sparks a deadly cartel war.

For Dante there’s no other life except—the life. And he wants Carlos in his. But in the New World, a gay man is a dead man. Can he find a way to keep everything he loves and stay alive?

In a new world gone mad, even the good guys are bad. Welcome to the World’s End series.

Rating: ★★★☆☆
Review:

Many people think organized crime is a thing of the past. But what might it look like in the future? For Dante Orsino, a mafia underboss, it doesn’t look all that different than one might expect–there are traditions and expectations, and they don’t leave much space for a gay man. And when he finds himself entangled with Carlos Carmichael, the son of the head of a rival family, he learns just how deep those traditions run…

A very interesting and intriguing read. In a world where I often feel like I’m reading some of the same stories over and over again in m/m romance, it was nice to see what I think is a new take and voice in the genre. Definitely an enjoyable read.

The focus here, to me, was on the characters and the relationships. The dystopian elements aren’t very strong, but that’s okay because they’re not incredibly relevant to the overall plot. I feel like the focus here was in the right place, for sure–just wanted to mention that caveat in case someone was picking this up looking for a story a bit heavier on the dystopian elements.

[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.]
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