Review: Gunmetal Lily by Rebecca Royce (Mafia Wars)
Oh-my. Thank you Rebecca Royce, Gunmetal Lily was charming and immersed me into the world of the Mafia Wars and the Brides bargained away into marriage in a bid for peace among the families.
This was my first Rebecca Royce outing, it will not be my last. I adore the Author’s style of writing, supremely enjoyable. After Binding Rose, which disappointed me so greatly, I was a bit hesitant to jump back into the series, but within the first chapter, my worries were gone.
Lily is an amazing character, I loved her panache, this girl knows who she is, she understands the world of the Mafia, and she’s not naive or unaware. Carefully submissive with a side of sass, I enjoyed her characterization, growth, and relationships with the Hernandez men.
Then you’ve got the men. The three brothers of the Hernandez family, they fit the Mexican Cartel to a T and holy shiz, I did not expect them any more than Lily did. But from that moment at the altar when she kisses her new husband, to when she slips into the car with her new brother-in-law, to when she goes shopping with her other new brother-in-law, I was hooked.
Gunmetal Lily is Reverse Harem, from the get-go, out of the gate, it was RH and it was sooooo good. I really enjoyed this book. It doesn’t shy away from the terrible of the world these characters live in, the sex was perfectly placed to propel the story along – it isn’t loaded with sex to just be sex, the relationship as a whole, is beautiful. So freaking beautiful.
Alejandro, Javier, and Francisco are each individual characters that I couldn’t help but love and understand why Lily would love them. They don’t meld and disappear, as can sometimes happen in RH, they stand apart and I loved each of them for very different reasons. I loved the building of the relationship and the ending that they are gifted with. Beautiful.
The ending is twisted perfection and showed the darkness of this world, it’s definitely a mafia/cartel novel, there is violence, secrets, and a touch of chaos. It’s good, really good. I’ll probably add this one to my physical shelf.
Binding Rose, Book One Review > HERE <