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The Gun Runner

(Mafia Made #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  962 Ratings  ·  211 Reviews
The first book in a seductive new series from Scott Hildreth, the #1 Amazon bestselling author of BRAWLER and HARD CORPS.


Once, I took down terrorists on the front lines as a marine.
Now I'm in the business of bad.
I've sold guns to people others might not approve of.
I've eliminated the criminals, the lowlifes and the thugs who've tread on my turf.
And I looked the Sicil
Published August 8th 2016 by Carina Press
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★1/2! The Gun Runner, book 1 of X. Mob heiress gets her knickers wrapped up in Ex-marine and gun runner with a gifted tongue!

“He sucked my clit like a true trained professional. I wanted him to never stop, but I knew if he continued, I’d surely die.”

Books in Mafia Made series are stand-alones, but most enjoyed if read in order:
Book 1: The Gun Runner
Book 2: Untitled

The Gun Runner (stand-alone, book 1) opens up to mob heiress, Terra Agrioli being rescued from a vengeful and violent ex by
"Riding you and riding a roller coaster are similar, I guess. Both are exhilarating, take my breath away, and cause my heart to race."

The Gun Runner is the first book in Scott Hildreth's new Mafia Made Series. Like a blockbuster movie, once I started reading, I could not put it down! If you love a strong hero, a sassy heroine, heart-stopping action, and a sexy fun filled read get your KINDLE ready now!


Terra Agriloi is a Maffia Princess. Living a luxurious life as a trust fund baby, you would
Aug 01, 2016 rated it liked it
I vacillated with the rating for this one for a bit before deciding what I consider a generous three for me. Let it be known up front that this is my opinion and that plenty of my friends quite enjoyed it. I listened to this in audiobook. Not sure if it matters, but the narrators were pretty good, yet that didn't save the dialogue from killing the story for me. The words "like", "um", and "huh" were overused to the point it stopped being funny. -.- The exchanges between the best friends Terra an ...more
When I saw this one was up for graps on NetGalley I was super excited by the blurb and was really looking forward to reading this book. I mean who doesn't like firstly the cover and secondly strong men with guns and an action packed plot, right? So after reading the first few chapters I can say that I really enjoyed the story but then came the freaking questions. I drove me nuts, I mean, I get it, if it's only a few times and on various scenes but to have a person you are talking to reply to you ...more
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've finally found the perfect man.

Firstly I have to say I'm in love, I think Michael is just about perfect.
This was a book of surprises for me.
Firstly I was surprised to discover this is the first book I've read by this author and with the amount of books I read I'm wondering why.
Secondly I was surprised by Michael but more on that later.
Then I was totally surprised by this book it wasn't at all what I expected, I thought it would be dark and gritty with the requisite hot alpha male who goes th
Jul 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Scott Hildrith Fans, Mafia, Romance
4.5 Secrets, Mafia, Sex Oh, My! Stars
* * * *1/2
When you read Scott Hildreth, you know you are going to have something worthwhile in your hands. He will fill your mind with stories of complete ideas... but the added bonus is his way in showing you how strong the man loves his woman with his writing. I have read only one other book, Money Shot (Selected Sinners MC, #6) ( The Hero was so impressive, I immediately understood why Hildreth's fan base was so l
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Michael has been in the military for ten years. Now he's finally done with that life. But his new life of being a semi-legal gun seller in Kansas City is not at all without its dangers either.

And once he meets and falls for Terra, things will get even worse.....
Because what he doesn't know is that Terra is the daughter of the local mafia godfather.
The same guy who wants to become 'partners' with Michael. Violently if needed.
But Michael doesn't want anything to do with the mafia. And the mafia bo
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing

'The Gun Runner' first got on my radar when the cover popped up on my FB feed weeks ago. Then I saw someone mention that it was up on NetGalley so I figured 'Why not?' ... I din't even read the blurb. I just really REALLY liked the cover and the fact that it said 'mafia' made me want to read it even more because, lets' face it, who doesn't like a good mob story?

I devoured this book. I mean, DEVOURED it! The story was engaging enough to keep my interest. H/h were a great combination! He is a stra
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
*** ARC kindly provided by the publisher Carina Press, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ***

Michael has been a Marine for 10 years. Since a year he’s home working as a Gun Runner. He isn’t looking for a relationship until he sees Terra being dragged across a parking lot by her former abusive boyfriend. Nobody steps up to help her but Michael. Terra is immediately attracted but a non-catholic, non-italic man would never be approved by her father, the Godfather of the Italian Mafia.

Carlene Inspired
ARC recieved via Netgalley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Buddy Read with Elizabeth from Crazies R Us! Love you my Shhlutty friend!

Can we talk about cover lust?! Swoon!

Terra is frustrated with always being judged by her family name and tired of the expectations being a mafia heiress comes with. When Michael Tripp in his expensive suit saves her and her louboutins from a bad situation she finds she can't get the handsome man out of her mind. He's a bad man, he's not looking f
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Jun 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
Link to full review below! My first Hildreth book was a success! Loved that the H isn't a manwhore and he and the heroine actual go on dates and talk about the status of their relationship! Woohoo for normal behavior! Overall, very enjoyable! This review was originally posted on The Book Disciple
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

Great book until the end. I mean I shook my Kindle trying to get a few more pages, but nothing.

There's lots of hot sex, secrets on both sides, and little bit of angst with when to say L word. It was great and I was loving every minute of it until the last pages. It just ended with a HFN and several holes. Yes, there's another book, but is it more of Michael and Terra or is it about Cap or Lance or... I need more now!
Expresso-Girls Just Wanna Have Books  ; A Mafia Romance
ERMAGAWD! TGR is your favorite action movie and the best chick flick ever made rolled into one badass, slammin', no holds barred Mafia book!

The opening scene......oh man I read it twice! There's nothing sexier than a sexy alpha dude dressed to the nines coming to the rescue of a damsel in distress! Hello! Michael went IN! Like a wrecking ball, dude dropped Vincent like a wannabe bully without his crew around to help....after that scene this story was at like five gazillion stars!

Michael is a for
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Gun Runner (Mafia Made #1) by Scott Hildreth
4 stars!!!

“…the union of family is a greater bond than any other, with the exception of one. Love.”

This is my first book by Scott Hildreth and colour me impressed. It is no secret I love my mafia books and I have to admit that is what first drew me to this book, along with the cover. The mafia have always been feared, you only read a little about what is said in papers but underneath reporters license I have always been intrigued about the goin
Kate's Corner
Scott Hildreth writes an engaging story with interesting characters. So far I have tried one other book by the author but couldn't get past the sample due to the heroines body issues that she had. There is enough body shaming in social media so I don't need to read about it. You don't have to do it to yourself. But I'm getting off topic here.

Micahel has sepent the last ten years in the Marines he is now a free man and has established his own business as a arms dealer. He is a grey area of the l
3.75 stars
This book was sexy. Terra Agrioli was a mob princess who was dating guys below her level. One day when a ex-boyfriend got physical with her, Michael Tripp came to the rescue.
Tripp was an ex military but current arms smuggler and he just didn't do relationships.
Once he met Terra, everything changed.
He told her that he "wanted to earn the right to watch you pull your panties up your reach around and clasp your bra while watching me watch you..."

They began seeing each other but
Oct 25, 2016 rated it liked it
$&@#!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING!!!?? REALLY!!!!! Yes, I HAVE to read the next in this series. She acted all indignant over Michaels job and his dealings yet she didn't tell him she was a mafia princess. I understand in the beginning why she did it. But as things progressed and became more serious between them, nothing!! Tara, kept the truth from him through the entire book. I'm so frustrated with this book!!! I'm torn between like and hate.
Jun 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc

**The Gun Runner generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

3 "And nothing else mattered." Stars

Scott Hildreth wrote an entertaining mafia-esque romance. The first person writing style is engaging and the characters intriguing. There was a certain charisma to this book that made in an entertaining read. The plot is different from what I'm used to especially where a mafia princess is concerned and the hero she chooses. From start to finish there was neve
Jen Campbell
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I finished this book yesterday but I have been going crazy – (yes crazier then I am already am) on how I can express how much I LOVED this book when in fact I want to CHOKE, yes CHOKE a main character… Bwhahahahaha!!! I was channeling Sienna from MONEY SHOT yesterday when I finished….
YES, Mr. Hildreth has done it again he has created a story that had me sighing, clapping, biting my nails, fanning myself, taking MANY time outs to think (dangerous I know), and most important greedy for MORE!!
Sep 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Ehhh this didn't do it for me. The dialogue was stilted. Some of the things they said sounded more like something a teenager would say. All of the drama was a result of a lack of communication. Both of them weren't being upfront about things in their life. Terra found out what Michael hadn't told her. She flipped out and got overly dramatic. Of course none of this inspired her to be honest with him. Most of the book was rather dull. I may read the next one, but I'm not looking forward to a bunch ...more
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
Omg yes!! Love, love, love this book!! Could not put it down!!
Terra is a mafia princess who dislikes anything to do with the mafia. She is a trust fund baby who just got out of an abusive relationship. But her ex isn't done with her and when her ex decides to put hands on her again he is interrupted by a big fine ex marine. Terra doesn't care who he is she just wants to see him again.
Tripp is an ex marine who doesn't stand for men putting their hands on women. So when he happens to visit Starb
Melissa Mendoza
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"I kissed her and leaned away. 'I'm sorry, but I'll do whatever I have to do to protect you. Always. I can't turn it on and off.'"

5 Tripp stars!!! I'm starting to turn into a Scott Hildreth book boyfriend junkie!!! I'm loving Tripp!!!

Tripp is the ultimate bad boy, brooding, dark, and sexy as sin. He's not afraid of anything or anyone and will tell anyone who gets in his way. Terra is used to danger, and it's not usually something she runs away from. So when Tripp rescues her she knows she needs
Debi Price
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OH.My.Gosh!! I literally just finished reading. How do
I even begin....I am sitting here with a huge smile on my face and filled with so many parts of The Gun Runner swirling around in my head. I have read every single book Scott Hildreth has written and even a few he wrote and then dumped lol. This! This series is going to be up there with my favorites! I fell in love with so many of these "New" characters! Michael, Terra, Cap, Michelle, and especially "Hank the Tank" <--- ❤!! I just want to
Chris K.

I'm so sad I didn't get to enjoy it as much as I expected.

May 01, 2016 marked it as to-read

yeah i needed to pay more attention...but in this case i just might deliberately trip on Tripp...

Tapping this one next...shit, did that sound weird...*scratches her head*

Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, 4-stars
“When I’m with you, nothing else matters. When nothing else matters, the world around me dissolves, leaving only you. And. Nothing. Else. Matters.”

“Life isn’t perfect baby, and it never will be. But a bad day with you will always be better than my best day at war.”

The Gun Runner is the first book in an exciting new series by Scott Hildreth and is told from dual points of view. The Gun Runner follows the story of Michael and Terra. Michael is a former marine. He used to save the good guys and is
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
Scott Hildreth is s prolific self published writer and this is his first foray into the traditional publishing world. The Gun Runner is book 1 in the Mafia Made series. It will leave you wanting MORE!

Michael Tripp and Terra Agriloi meet by chance. Terra is impressed with his fighting skills. Both are hopeful to run into each other again. Well, that's the surface plan anyway. What they don't share with each other is the true nature of their business. Tripp is a wealthy Gun Runner and Terra is a w
Angela Lamb
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Scott Hildreth dove head first into the Mafia world and nailed it! Michael Tripp is a trip I’d love to take over and over again. I mean he’s as Alpha as they come…ex-marine, arms dealer, dirty talker and sexy AF. He’s a man that lives by his code of ethics and makes his decisions on whether or not he feels it’s right. So helping the woman being drug out of a coffee shop was a no brainer. He just didn’t expect to be caught up in her. Terra is a mafia princess, but meeting a new guy and tel
The Gun Runner by Scott Hildreth
Actual rating: 4 stars

The Gun Runner tells the story of two star-crossed lovers who don't know shit about each other.

I really loved the hero, though. I liked that he is not a manwhore and takes relationships (and sex) seriously. He actually has a 30-day rule about waiting to have sex with a woman he's interested in. Refreshing!

Terra, the heroine, is a pretty big hypocrite, which made it hard for me to like her quite as much. She doesn't know Michael is a gun runn
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