Guns n’ Boys: Chokehold

Guns n' Boys V5

by K.A. Merikan

--- The ugliest truths blossom into the prettiest lies. ---


A year into the relationship with Domenico, Seth still wants him as desperately as ever. Nothing is better than being intoxicated with lust for his deadly man and feeling his steady hands all over.

No matter the misunderstandings, the fights... The crash. The burn.

Crossing the Mexican border has been a goal for Seth and Domenico for a few months, but the trip couldn’t have ended in more of a disaster. While Domenico is stuck at home, for Seth each passing day becomes more difficult. Desperate to keep his family afloat, he accepts a job offer from Los Sepultureros. The Gravediggers.

When Domenico’s need for control starts eroding their trust, Seth is sure their love can conquer all. But when Domenico rips open the wound left after the violence at the beginning of their relationship, it gushes blood all over their cozy lies and this time, there may be no way to seal it.



Themes: mafia, cartel, assassin, organized crime, trust issues, religion, love

Genre: Dark, twisted romance / crime thriller

Erotic content: Explicit scenes

Length: ~110,000 words

WARNING: Adult content. If you are easily offended, this book is not for you.

‘Guns n’ Boys’ is a gritty story of extreme violence, offensive language, abuse, and morally ambiguous protagonists. Behind the morbid facade, there is a splash of inappropriate dark humor, and a love story that will crawl under your skin.

This book is on:
  • 5 To Be Read lists
  • 2 Read lists
Publisher: Independently Published
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Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Alpha Character, Badass Hero, Criminals & Outlaws, Enemies to Lovers, Forbidden Love, Most Mindblowing Sex Ever, Opposites Attract, Antihero, Queer Wedding, Hurt / Comfort, Coming Out / Closeted, Married Life
Word Count: 110000
Setting: Mexico, small town
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters

“I’m not wearing a baseball cap.”

Domenico pushed at Seth’s arm and moved his head away from the disgrace of a hat, knocking it out of Seth’s hand.

Seth took a deep breath as if he was the reasonable one in this relationship. “There’s cameras everywhere in malls as big as this one.”

“What about me? Should I wear a hat?” Mark asked, excitedly shifting in the back of the car. It must have had something to do with the fact that he’d been promised he could buy whatever he wanted, within reason. He barely had any decent clothes, and Dom didn’t want his protégé walking around in cheap clothes and shoes that would fall apart within a few months.


Domenico leaned back in the seat and glanced at Mark’s rosy cheeks, still smooth like a girl’s. Domenico would make a real man out of him soon. Taking the boy in has been a spur-of-the-moment decision, but he already knew Seth had been right when he talked him into it. Even before Mark had been kidnapped, Domenico had felt uneasy about letting go of him. It would have been like selling someone a dog after already teaching it some tricks.

“None of us are wearing baseball caps. They’re a disgrace to hats.”

Seth groaned and stepped out of the car, letting in the smell of gas and motor oil, which clung to every single surface in the vast multi-storey parking lot. “Fine. Let’s just hope our faces aren’t plastered all over the darknet, and we can do this stupid shopping in peace.”

“Shopping!” Mark yelped in excitement and burst out of the vehicle, eager as if he was a puppy going on its first walk in days. He brushed some imaginary dust off his stinky T-shirt. “I for one, don’t want to look like a hobo when we go to a restaurant. We will go to a restaurant, right?” he asked, glancing at Dom like the said puppy begging for scraps.

Seth rolled his eyes. “We’re all hobos. We have no home.”

Reviews:Jen on Lustful Literature wrote:

"The love these guys have for one another even after everything is all consuming. That is one thing I took comfort in while my heart was completely breaking for these guys. The emotions were felt on every page as the words bled off them."

Natasha & Jasmine on Kindle Cousins wrote:

“There so many swoon worthy moments in this book.(…)Not only did we see growth, but we got to experience the growing pains with them. There was the action that we’ve come to expect from this series as well as some truly tender moments. ”

Serena Yates on Rainbow Book Reviews wrote:

"This is a great installment where the external fights and crisis mirrors what goes on in Seth and Dom's relationship. They have come far as a couple, but they also have some serious issues they never dealt with. Respect for each other and understanding what is important going forward is part of the focus of this book, and I was excited to see them dealing with long-buried resentment."

About the Author

K.A. Merikan are a team of writers who try not to suck at adulting, with some success. Always eager to explore the murky waters of the weird and wonderful, K.A. Merikan don’t follow fixed formulas and want each of their books to be a surprise for those who choose to hop on for the ride.

K.A. Merikan have a few sweeter M/M romances as well, but they specialize in the dark, dirty, and dangerous side of M/M, full of bikers, bad boys, mafiosi, and scorching hot romance.

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