Thursday, June 20, 2019

Prince of Killers by Layla Reyne Blog Tour


No indiscriminate killing. No collateral damage. No unvetted targets.

These are the rules Hawes Madigan lives by. Rules that make being Fog City’s Prince of Killers bearable. Soon, he’ll be king—of an organization of assassins—and the crown has never felt heavier. Until the mysterious Dante Perry swaggers into his life.

Dante looks like a rock god and carries himself like one too, all loose-limbed and casually confident. He also carries a concealed weapon, a private investigator’s license, and a message for the prince. Someone inside Hawes’s organization is out to kill the future king.

In the chaos that follows the timely warning, Hawes comes to depend on Dante. On his skills as an investigator, on the steadiness he offers, and on their moments alone when Hawes lets Dante take control. As alliances are tested and traitors exposed, Hawes needs Dante at his back and in his bed. But if the PI ever learns Hawes’s darkest secret, Hawes is sure to get a knife to the heart—and a bullet to the brain—instead.

There’s no shortage of twists and turns in this new romantic suspense trilogy from Layla Reyne. Prince of Killers is book one of three. Fair warning: buckle up, cliffhangers ahead!

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Hawes’s mind whirled as Dante captured his lips. He still had questions—Holt’s and Helena’s lingering concerns about Dante couldn’t be disregarded—but no doubt, Hawes trusted Dante to handle himself when the shit hit the fan. He could use an ally, a partner, like that. And Hawes trusted Dante to handle him, especially tonight when other needs were so much closer to the surface.

Relaxing against the ladder, he opened wider for Dante’s kiss, inviting his tongue to tangle with his as it swept inside Hawes’s mouth. Dante tasted sweet, like the caramel candy he’d taken off Kane’s desk, on top of the Dante flavor Hawes had come to enjoy so much this week—dark, mysterious, dependable. A favorite cocktail that filled Hawes’s insides with steady warmth. That both ensnared and freed him. Dante’s thigh between his legs, the rhythmic rocking of hips, his hard chest beneath Hawes’s palms. The long, silky hair Hawes could wrap around his fist and hold on to. Or use to pull Dante back when it became clear, once shirts were shed and pants undone, that they were gonna fuck right there against the ladder if Hawes didn’t move them elsewhere. Granted, the blowjob Dante had given him there ranked among Hawes’s hottest sexual encounters, but it wasn’t what he wanted tonight. “I’m not sure this is better than the foyer pole.”

Dante fought his hold. “Picky, picky.”

Tugging Dante’s head back farther, Hawes licked a stripe from his throat to his ear. “Fuck me in my bed,” he whispered hotly, then released Dante’s hair and trailed his hands over his shoulders to his biceps. “And let me fall asleep in your arms after.”



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Veronica☆☆☆☆☆
Prince of Killers is fast paced and action packed. My best advice before starting this book is make sure you have cleared your schedule because you’re not going to want to put it down once you start reading. Unfortunately for me, life and being unwell kept interfering with my ability to read. All I wanted to do once I started Prince of Killers was close out the world and drown in the story.

Told entirely from Hawes’ point of view, from the moment that Dante tells Hawes someone is trying to kill him I didn’t know who to trust. Even though I had various theories running through my mind, when the twists and turns happened they were not what I was expecting.

Hawes’ evolving relationship with Dante through the book is thrilling. We know that Hawes is keeping a huge secret from Dante and it was easy to see that Dante was keeping his own secret. This is a couple that I want desperately to be together, but I can’t see how it is possible once the truth come out.

Prince of Killers is a brilliant first instalment to a new series. It’s such an exciting reading and it ends with a ripper of a cliffhanger. I have no idea where this story is headed next, but I can’t wait to find out. Hopefully, Ms. Reyne won’t keep us waiting too long for the next instalment.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the first in a new series and comes with a big warning of a cliffhanger in the blurb, so if you hate them, don't write off the book, just add it to your list so that when the series is complete you can read through without delay! I, of course, am going to have to live with the unknown... but hope that Reyne is rushing the rest of the books through the system!

I am trying to think of what to say without either giving away any of the plot, or alerting you to... well, anything!

The writing is good, the characters are interesting (to say the least), and Hawes' family organisation has some cool tech and some mad skills, not always on the right side of the law, but on the side of right. The new interloper in his life, Dante, is a mystery, but the attraction between them is real. We get the story from Hawes' perspective, so Dante does not reveal anything to us in his thoughts... which hopefully means that we will get some hints in a future installment.

I have read many of Reyne's books and enjoyed them all – this is no different. I am invested in the future of these people, and... well let's hope the wait for the next book is brief!


Angie☆☆☆☆
I loved the Irish & Whiskey series and just like that series, I had a hard time getting into this book at first but when I finally did, I was all in. I knew beforehand that there was a cliffhanger but come on!!!!! Ugh, I hate cliffhangers and love them all at the same time! This trilogy seems to be on the right path to being awesome! I just hope we get Dante's point of view at some point because while I loved getting Hawes’, I want them both.



RITA Finalist Layla Reyne is the author of the Agents Irish and Whiskey, Trouble Brewing, and Changing Lanes series. A Carolina Tar Heel who now calls the San Francisco Bay Area home, Layla enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart-pounding romance. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and its Kiss of Death and Rainbow Romance Writers chapters. Layla is a 2019 RWA® RITA® Finalist in Contemporary Romance (Mid-Length) and 2016 RWA® Golden Heart® Finalist in Romantic Suspense.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Prince of Killers (Fog City #1) by Layla Reyne to read and review for this tour.

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