Friday, August 9, 2019

King Slayer by Layla Reyne Blog Tour


Never fall for a mark. Mission fail.

Christopher Perri—a.k.a. Dante Perry—infiltrated the Madigan organization with one goal: vengeance for his murdered partner. Falling for the assassin at the head of the table wasn't part of the plan, but Hawes Madigan is not the cold, untouchable Prince of Killers Chris expected. Everything about the newly crowned king is hot, and every inch of him eminently touchable... and off-limits once Chris's cover is blown.

Exposure couldn't come at a worse time. Hawes's throne is threatened, and Chris suspects the same person who killed his partner is behind the coup. Working with Hawes benefits them both, but Chris's employer has other ideas. Dismantling criminal organizations is what Chris does best, and his boss expects the King Slayer to deliver.

But Hawes is taking the Madigans in a new direction, one Chris can get behind, and the two men form a shaky alliance strengthened by the irresistible attraction between them... until Chris learns who killed his partner. Once he knows the truth, the King Slayer is unleashed, and Chris will stop at nothing to destroy those who betrayed him, including the king who stole his heart.

Twists and turns—and cliffhangers—continue in book two of the Fog City Trilogy. Read at your own risk!

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“According to Tran,” Chris said, “the explosives are our primary objective.”

“Which are where?”

Chris poured a mug of coffee and sipped in silence, not admitting to the unknown that was more dangerous than any of the Madigans.

“Exactly,” Wheeler said, correctly reading his nonanswer. “You don’t know where they are. Explosives made by professional assassins, which could land in the hands of even worse killers. I want to eliminate the organization that made them thereby stopping them from making more and eliminating those who could put the explosives to use.”

That was one way to look at the situation. A bit Rambo-esque in its idealism, because fuck knew they couldn’t eliminate all the targets.

“And you’re going to help me,” Wheeler added.

“What do you think I’ve been doing here? The past week with the Madigans, the past month of getting everything into place, the past three years following Izzy’s leads? I’m trying to find a way in so we can identify the real killers and find the explosives.”

“Well, you failed, King Slayer.”

Chris gritted his teeth.

“Isn’t that what they call you?”

There was a reason he understood Hawes’s loathing of his Prince of Killers moniker. A reason Chris knew exactly when to needle him with it and when to let it go. Because after taking down more than a few heads of criminal empires, Chris had earned his own moniker. One he liked about as much as Hawes liked his. Unfortunately, every time he slayed a king, collateral damage was unavoidable. Innocents wrapped up in the organization. Partners, kids, organization members who were just trying to do right by their families. Another reason why Hawes’s new order had resonated with Chris, why he wanted to help him, not slay him. But Chris couldn’t tell Wheeler any of that. “Yes, that’s what they call me,” he said instead.

Wheeler grinned, victorious. “Then let’s slay the fucking king already.”






Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Veronica☆☆☆☆☆
King Slayer is the second book in the Fog City series. The story picks up right from where book one, Prince of Killers, left off and is told entirely from Dante’s point of view.

Dante and Hawes’ angst-riddled love affair dominated King Slayer, even when plenty of the story deals with trying to take down whoever had the missing explosives and who is behind the attempted takedown of Hawes’ organisation. The relationship between these men is sexy, dangerous, and oh so good! This couple takes hotness to a whole new level.

This is an exciting, fast-paced read and I loved every word. The only spoiler you’ll get from me is we are left with another cliffhanger, but this one was more bearable than the last. I can’t wait for more of Hawes and Dante’s story.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the second book in a trilogy – you have to read book one to have any hope of understanding the underlying plot! I assume that you have in my review.

There is a special kind of masochism involved in reading the second book in a trilogy... You absolutely want to move on from the cliffhanger that you were left on in book one, but at the same time you know going in that you are going to be super frustrated by the end, as it won't be the end either. That said, I am clearly such a person, as there was no way that I could have this installment and wait until the final one is released!

I love how the layers are peeled away, and yet we know that there are still more to come, and much like with onion, one can expect tears, or the manly equivalent. Chris (Dante) has to deal with the fallout of his being identified by Hawes, and the complete breakdown in trust that ensues, but then we know Hawes is also keeping a secret... well, maybe more than just one, but you know the one I mean! So they both are in a crazy place, facing crazy danger, and still utterly crazy for each other – however much it annoys both of them!

A super hot pairing, with more drama, plot twists, and hope than can really be expected in a second installment, so the final one promises to be all that I hope... mostly I hope it comes out soon!


Angie☆☆☆☆
You must read the first book; this book picks up right were the first one ended. In the first book we learned all about Hawes, and in this book, we learned all about Dante. This book was packed with action and I was biting my nails a few times. Once again, this book ends in a cliffhanger but hopefully we won't have to wait long for the next one. Great series, I highly recommend it.




Also Available in the Fog City Series

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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Prince of Killers Blog Tour.



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 King Slayer (Fog City #2) by Layla Reyne to read and review for this tour.

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