Things have never been more intense in New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby’s With Me in Seattle Mafia series…
As the son of one of the States’ most prominent mob bosses, Shane Martinelli’s always been immersed in society’s shady underbelly. Learning to navigate it and keep to the edges was working just fine until an acquaintance turns up missing, and he fears the worst. From the moment he laid eyes on her, he hasn’t stopped thinking about her. Luckily, as an ex-special operative, he’s uniquely qualified to track her down and keep her safe. Unfortunately, nobody’s making that easy—not the people who took her nor the woman herself.
Ivie Jordan has led a pretty uneventful life, and that’s just how she likes it. Especially since she’ll be the first to admit that she doesn’t do so well in social situations. She’s a proud business owner, and while she doesn’t have family, she does have a network of people who look out for her. Little did she know that being accepted into that fold came with a laundry list of issues. When the worst happens, and she’s forced to rely on the ruggedly handsome alpha hero who comes to her rescue, she discovers her inner badass—and the sultry vixen on her other shoulder.
Too bad the two of them are literally running for their lives and trying to ensure the safety of those they love. There is way more at stake than meets the eye.
It’s time for the hunted to become the hunters.
Can’t get enough of this series and the Martinelli brothers!
Can’t get enough of this series and the Martinelli brothers! Ivie and Shane have had a connection for months and have flirted around the idea of each other, but that all comes to a head when Ivie is kidnapped, and it gives Shane the motivation to go after her and keep her in his life for good. As Shane works to not only find Ivie but also find out who is behind her kidnapping, we find out that Ivie is not who she says she is, and we find out her true identity and background. Once rescued, Ivie seems to feel the same way about Shane as he feels towards her, and we find that she isn’t the typical damsel in distress, much like the heroine in the previous book in the series. I was on the edge of my seat when Shane’s compound kept getting hacked into but loved that it gave him the opening to disclose who he really is to Ivie in that he’s not just a mafia boy. This book had me getting whiplash trying to figure out who’s behind Ivie’s kidnapping, and I was shocked over the twist that Kristen gives us with who’s behind it! I can’t wait for the next book – especially after all the back and forth and known feelings between Shane’s brother and Annika!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Shane and Ivie have been tiptoeing around each other for months. There is an attraction but both of them have secrets that leave them iffy about going any further than the innocent flirting the two of them have been playing around with.
But when Ivie's past comes roaring back into her life and she finds herself in need of some protection - Shane is the first to volunteer. As the two of them find their attraction growing by the minute - these two will have to determine if their pasts and futures together will be something they both can survive.
This book keeps you on your toes and is full of suspense and flaming hot romance. A great series and one I can't wait to read more of!
Shane & Ivie Are Awesome
When reviewing UNDERBOSS, the first book in the With Me In Seattle Mafia series, I believe I said, and I quote, "I am not really a fan of mafia romances," then went on to say that, because Kristen Proby had written it, I was all in. Now we've got HEADHUNTER, Shane's and Ivie's story, and, y'all, I am so so much, as it turns out, a fan of said mafia romances. I mean, it doesn't hurt that Kristen infused the book with her particular brand of magic, but I just loved this book, and could not put it down.
Where Carmine and Nadia are kick-butt in the Mr. & Mrs. Smith kind of way, there's something a bit more, oh, innocent about Ivie. Not that she hasn't had her share of the family business, but she's endearing in a slightly less in your face kind of way. And then there's Shane. Nothing innocent about this guy at all. He's the dude that's hiding out in his bunker, doing all of the covert stuff, but, my, oh, my, does he have heart eyes for Ivie. These two might seem like a case of opposites attracting, but when the ish gets real, they come together and get things done, and I loved every single page of it.
I am never not going to love a Kristen Proby book, but I have fallen extra-hard for the Martinelli and Tarenkov families. Lucky me, there's more to be had, because there is still OFF THE RECORD, Rafe's and Annika's book, to look forward to, and it's going to be all kinds of awesome. In the meantime, though, there's HEADHUNTER, a love story with a twist, to get you ready. Go forth and read it. You're welcome. ❤️