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James “Mac” Maccari’s career in the mafia is at a standstill. As the best solider in his Capo’s crew, all he wants is to be noticed enough to get Made in the Pivetti Crime Family. But instead, his Capo’s interests seem more focused on keeping his solider hidden from the boss, and every other Made man he can. Seemingly stuck right where he is with no chance of going up, Mac ...more
Kindle Edition, 358 pages
Published May 23rd 2016 by Bethany-Kris
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Bethany-Kris It's the first book in a Trilogy following the same couple. The series title is in the Goodreads title and is the same as the first book title. :)

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Snow
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing

4.5 "their love will be stronger than the mafia rules" stars
A man is nothing without his woman...

Bethany- Kris never disappoints and now she has teamed up with Erin Ashley Tanner and they doubled the thrill.

They both gave us a strong, bold, brave heroine - Melina Morgan , she's a survivor. That’s just what she does. She’s independed, she knows what to do to keep her safe and get things done. And she's not afraid or reluctant to do it. And she doesn't trust anyone.
Trust on one and they'll
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Elfina Renee
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We interrupt your regular novel program for this ground breaking Gun Moll emergency.
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Fellow reviewers and fans are to proceed in an orderly fashion to your nearest Bethany Kris & Erin Ashley Tanner site and pre order now. Failure to do so will result in utter boredom, unsatisfied reading experience and being left out in the cold! Now onto the review!

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Talking about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. No second chances. Do not pass go. If the cops don't want Melina Morgan in Jail
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Amanda
5 ' My gun moll' stars

I knew I'm gonna love whatever Bethany-Kris had in store for me. But when she teamed up with Erin Tanner and came out with Gun Moll, it totally blew my expectation out of proportion. Mac and Melina have just turned into one of my favorite mafia couple, because they are both totally badass together!

"She's dangerous. She's amazing. She's a mobster's girl, the unsuspecting lady with a gun hidden under her coat, and the only thing a man can trust to follow through. That, doll,
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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James “Mac” Maccari’s career in the mafia is at a standstill. As the best solider in his Capo’s crew, all he wants is to be noticed enough to get Made in the Pivetti Crime Family. But instead, his Capo’s interests seem more focused on keeping his solider hidden from the boss, and every other Made man he can. Seemingly stuck right where he is with no chance of going up, Mac doesn’t know what
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Deborah
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it


I struggled initially to get into this book and it actually took me three attempts before I got going. I suspect it was me I because once I got past the first couple of chapters there was just no stopping me.
The book opens with Melina Morgan standing over her father's casket, he was the only family she had and now he's gone she really is completely alone in the world.
Mac has family, his own and the Pivetti Crime Family. He's a soldier probably the best they've got but he desperately wants to get
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Bethany-Kris has written some of the best mafia romance books I've ever read. This book, written with Erin Ashley Tanner, is one of her best yet!! I could tell right from the start that this book would be the start of an incredible series.

Gun Moll is primarily about James "Mac" Maccari, a soldier of the Pivetti Crime Family. He's overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated. He meets Melina, an escort that doesn't have sex for money. Together, they get Mac noticed (through some unorthodox means)
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S.M. West
4.5 Doll STARS

It’s a man’s world. Truer words were never spoken than when talking about La Cosa Nostra. Women are merely pawns or commodities to be used as bargaining chips or toys and then discarded as one pleases.

Melina Morgan is discounted because she’s the fairer sex. But that would be someone’s first mistake, because she’s a force and not to be messed with. She’s a real Gun Moll.

“She’s the one that no one ever expects. She’s the pretty face in the corner that everyone overlooks. She smiles
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Sasha elle a.k.a. Mrs. Liam Callahan!
*4 Sweet like cyanide Nutella Jars*


They met at the right place but at the wrong time. Clean hands & dirty tricks, streets that are paved in gold normally were stained in blood it's destiny vs the mafia so get those guns ready, it's time to aim, shoot and fire



Malina Morgan at age 25 had one thing clear and that was real life was a bitch , the hands that protected her were taken away to fast and since that moment the ice queen was born. Malina worked hard to be the Alpha in a man's world
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MelaDWolf
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-it, romance, mafia
I never even thought that one day I will write review like this, but I suppose you should never say never.
Here comes my confession.

''Dear Bethany-Kris,
You know that I love your books. I love ''Filthy Marcellos'', ''The Chicago War'' and ''The Russian Guns''. I just can't choose my favourite one from them. They are all special and one of the best mafios books ever. And then comes ''Gun Moll''. And I can't believe what I am reading. I though that your other series were amazing, but this is ten
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Paige
IT CAN'T BE OVER YET. Nooooooooo!

Okay. Now that I got that off my chest...

This was excellent. Beyond excellent, really. The first book in a 3 book series, Mac and Melina's story is told in dual pov. Mac is one of the best soldier's in his Capo's crew and working toward becoming a Made Man. That is if his Capo allows him to be noticed which doesn't seem to be happening. Mac quietly does his job, works his way out from the shadows cast by his family and The Family, waiting for his time. Then he
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Julia
5 - doll - stars

IT'S LIVE Amazon

What an emotional roller coaster. I was constantly on the edge while reading the last 30% of the book biting my nails and praying for them. Imagine my surprise when I came to the page and my kindle refused to go to the next one. The first book was over. I literally wanted to throw my kindle at the wall.


As with all other Bethany-Kris works, I loved this book. It was unusual in its own way. First of all, it is the first book written with a co-author Erin

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AleJandra
Apr 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Alpha Female STARS

"She smiles and bats her lashes, but when you turn your back, she'll cut your fucking heart out from behind. She's dangerous. She's amazing. She's a mobster's girl, the unsuspecting lady with a gun hidden under her coat, and the only thing a man can trust to follow through. That, doll, is a gun moll."

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Leí este libro después de terminar uno de los mejores libros de mafia que existen en el mundo. Leí un libro perfecto de este mismo genero por lo que al leer este libro
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The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears
I don't like mafia romances.

I don't like them because most writers gloss over the ugly, violent side of the life. They don't show the victims of the business - the addicts, the prostitutes, the little people paying money to extortioners. I especially hate how writers make the heroines of these books out to be these sweet, virginal ingenues who have no clue how the hero makes his money, nor do they seem inclined to ask. Even when bullets are flying and bodies popping up all over the place,
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Selene
New York.

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An innocent encounter with a beautiful woman.

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The players.

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Melina Morgan is a twenty-five year-old public relations extraordinaire/ courtesan who is grieving the loss of a cherished loved one at the opening of this story. With no true friends, and even less of a connection with her remaining family members, she feels the rawness and the grit of life attempting to strangle her soul. While fighting this harsh bite of reality, she has a chance encounter with an intriguing
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Ari Reavis
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read. I loved it all.... The romance, the action, the mystery of who to trust, the dynamics within Cosa Nostra.

First, I'll address all that is right in a man, aka Mac.
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He was dominant, sexy, ambitious, but most importantly, a gentleman who knew how to treat a lady. His mama raised him right. He said how he felt whether with Melina or the Family.

Now to Melina. I absolutely loved her.
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She ain't take no s**t. She was witty and tough. But I loved that she let herself be
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Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 3.5 Stars *****

"She's a mobster's girl, the unsuspecting lady with a gun hidden under her coat, and the only thing a man can trust to follow through. That, doll, is a gun moll."

Gun moll is unique because Mac isn't a 'made' man. As one of the best soldiers in la famiglia, he works hard to earn his button. Mac is strong, confident, and a sometimes a bit arrogant. He also talks a lot. Always trying to explain to Melina what he thinks she's thinking.

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Melina is a high class escort with a big
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Tanaka K (The Romantic Angel Blog)
“She’s the one that no one ever expects. She’s the pretty face in the corner that everyone overlooks. She smiles and bats her lashes, but when you turn your back, she’ll cut your fucking heart out from behind. She’s dangerous. She’s amazing. She’s a mobster’s girl, the unsuspecting lady with a gun hidden under her coat, and the only thing a man can trust to follow through. That, doll, is a gun moll.”

I love reading mafia books. They just give a certain hype. They also remind me of when I used to
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Tina
I'm not sure how to really rate this since the story isn't over. It ends on a cliffhanger. One that leaves the story with NO resolution. Since this is a fairly long book, not sure why this had to be continued.... whatever.

That said, this was pretty good. I typically don't read mafia books but I was attracted to this one because the title. I liked the idea of the heroine not being some naif who is swept off her feet by money and male charisma. There is a little bit of that, but Melina is that
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Roisin
I loveeeed Gun Moll!!

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I was completely enthralled by the rags-to-riches story of Mac & Melina, don't get me wrong I love reading about mafia princes & principessas but it was so refreshing to have a different style mafia story from Bethany-Kris.

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I also love a bad ass heroine, which Melina completely was!! She was made for the lifestyle and completely held her own which I love to read about and was a nice switch up from the usual mafia principessas who are there to look pretty and play
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Expresso
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Oh My GAWD! This book is absolutely FABULOUS!! I love Mac and Melina!

This story is not the typical Mafia book. In most Mafia stories the male character is "made", already high on the food chain. Mac is a soldier. It's totally awesome to read about how these men scrimp and scratch to pay their dues to their Capo. It's totally refreshing to understand how the process of becoming made from the ground up.

Mac and Melina meet under unusual circumstances and the timing sucks. But who said love is fair?
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Susan (susayq ~)
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a nice difference this was in terms of mafia books. This time it wasn't the mafia princess falling in love. Melina was badass heroine who could shoot, kickass, and take names with the best of them. Mac was great. He was so flirty and loyal, and all he wanted was to be a made man. They were perfect compliment to each other.

*Thank you to the authors and IndieSage for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review*
Paganalexandria
Read as part of a buddy read in The Mafia Connection group. Review to follow.

re-read 03/09/19
Bev
Loved it! Mac is absolutely the hero I love reading about, he loves with everything he is and makes sure Milena knows that. He was all in and never waivered.

Great twists and turns that have me itching to move straight on to book 2.

Maria11
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Awesome read

Woah what a roller coaster. My stomach has gone up and down throughout.

Melina is the woman. Love her she is one tough cookie who is balls to the wall for her man!

Mac is one hot man! Sexy as hell! And tough as nails.

Lots of action and hot loving!

On to the next
Aishah
"Playing pretend is a pretty serious game." "Good thing you're the kind of woman who doesn't seem to like to lose, doll."

Gun Moll is about Mac and Melina from New York so this one is a story based on the New York Cosa Nostra. Two individuals from completely opposite sides are entangled in a string of complications that leads to a scorching romance between Mac and Melina who is affectionately called doll by Mac. While I like the writing of Bethany Kris I wasn't surprised by the difference in
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Marcella
Arc provided by author :)

"What is a gun moll, anyway?" she asked.
"She's one hell of a woman," Mac finally settles on saying.
"Is that it?"
Not even close.
"She's the one that no one ever expects. She's the pretty face in the corner that everyone overlooks. She smiles and bats her lashes, but when you turn your back, she'll cut your f*cking heart out from behind. She's dangerous. She's amazing. She's a mobster's girl, the unsuspecting lady with a gun hidden under her coat, and the only thing a man
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Venus Blancia
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: release-2016, crime, arc
ARC was graciously provided by the author for an honest review.
“A man is nothing without his woman."

I’ve gone gun moll with its title. Yes, I am done knowing that I’ll be reading one kickass FC alongside with one strong MC next in line leader of the tribe of the mafia world. The Story is centered to the premise that “A man is nothing without his woman.” Melina Morgan has proven to herself and people around her that she is one to be noticed always not only with her alluring beauty but with her
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“A good man always takes care of his girl,” Mac said quietly.
Melina’s eyes opened again at those words. “But I’m not really your girl, Mac.”
“So? I should still take care of you.”
“What if I was?”
“My girl?” Mac asked.
“Yes.”
Mac cocked a brow, eyeing Melina as she grabbed a loofa off the ledge of the tub and
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Christine
4 STARS!!

Another great read by Bethany-Kris and Erin Ashley Tanner. I feel a storm brewing for the second book in the series! Review to come!!

*ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review
Kira
Apr 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, mafia
3.5 stars
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