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Gilded Agony

(Guns n' Boys #7)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  363 ratings  ·  85 reviews
“We are two halves of the same rotten apple.”

Deep in the Amazonian jungle, there is a mansion with a rose garden and a hen house where juicy tomatoes are the perfect shade of red, and marble countertops glisten.
Inside, where even the shadows don’t reach, something is rotting, and the perfect facade can only hold the stench for so long.

Domenico promised his husband that he
Kindle Edition, 257 pages
Published March 24th 2018 by Acerbi & Villani ltd.
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All the stars!!

"Sometimes I think it's impossible for two people to be so closely connected.Maybe we've met in a different life."

Seven books in and this series just gets better and better and how many series can you say that about?After years of reading MM romance books,Dom and Seth are still my favourite couple.In this book K.A. Merikan once again grab your attention and don't let go in what is my favourite book in the series so far.

This one is brutal in terms of Dom and Seth's rela
~Mindy Lynn~
5 Stars!

It is no secret that I absolutely love this series and these two men. They stole my heart and loyalty from book one. They can do no wrong in my opinion.

7 books and more to come and you have no idea how happy that makes me. I am dreading when these ladies decide they are finished. With every book the tension builds. With every book more blood is shed. With every book Dom's and Seth's relationship takes hits only to come out stronger and more fiercer. With every book I anticipate the next
5 HUGE stars

I absolutely adored this book!

We got a lot of action, angst, suspense, blood, revenge, unexpected turns and heartbreaking scenes, followed by a perfect ending.

It's the 7th book in the series and possibly my favorite so far. But it ripped my heart!

The first 30% of the book was a little slow paced, but we get to see Dom and Seth's new life in the Amazonian jungle, 2 years after Guns n' Boys: Bloodbath's end.
Seth asked Dom to keep him away from the violence and he got exactly that. He
*5 stars!*

Holy relationship angst batman! The BEST kind! Once again, you need to heed the warnings before reading this (although you already know this if you 've followed Dom and Seth's journey). These protagonists are not your usual cuppa. When Domenico Acerbi and Seth Villani fight, there are guns and dead animals involved. When they reunite, it's above someone's grave.

It's been two years since Domenico overtook Toro's business and became local royalty in Colombia. On the outside, life was ro
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is why I read. Books like this which cause your heart to pound, your stomach to churn and your blood to boil.

Books which take you into the depths of a Colombian jungle and leave you fervently devouring the words on the page so closely just in case you miss something vital in the life of a favourite pair of characters.

This book brings Dom & Seth back in turmoil, two years have passed since the events of Bloodbath and there's something definitely wrong in paradise.

When a shipment goes missing
Lorraine Lesar
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a case of “Here Seth, hold my morals. I’ve got some sketchy shit to take care of.....”.

7 books into the Series and Domenico and Seth are still the masters of extraordinary drama and skulduggery galore.
But Dom is still no closer to getting to Mr. Tropico, or Italy, which he promised his family he would do.
For me, this was Dom’s storyline all the way - a classic Dom-don’t-fuck-with-me-shitastrophy of a story because five million dollars worth of guns have gone missing on an assignment h
"There is no me without you."

This was a tough read. There's tension and then there's tension. K.A Merikan are really good with the latter. From the first chapter on I was getting this gloomy feeling, something just wasn't right with my favorite boys.

It's been two years since we last saw Seth and Dom. Dom is now the Toro and keeping the promise he made to Seth. But Seth isn't as happy as he thought he would be. Being Dom's "trophy husband", staying home, cooking, and being excluded from any
4.5 Stars!

Two years later in the timeline, Domenico and Seth are living in the Amazonian jungle while Dom is the acting cartel boss known as Toro. While surrounded by the luxury of their compound, Dom tries to insulate Seth from all the violence and carnage he must endure. But even though Dom keeps his promise, Seth begins to feel isolated and craves the emotional intimacy he once shared with Dom. Amidst these feelings, Dom is forced to deal with business complications that could affect his lon
​Even a gilded cage is still a cage...​

​​​​Guns n' Boys: Gilded Agony is the seventh book in one of my all-time favorite series. If you love stories with morally ambiguous characters and plot-lines, along with blood and violence, then this series is for you​!​ Go read it​!​

​“We’re two halves of the same rotten apple.”

There is a lot of angst in this one! ​And it's my favorite food-group type, too -- relationship angst. I eat that stuff up like a favorite desert! ​Dom and Seth are
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a hard one - SO much angst between Seth & Dom, so much miscommunication and so much misunderstanding. Throw Mark into the mix, with his attitude and swagger and you have a powder keg of emotion. This was a tough one with Seth being a “kept” man and being removed from all things bloody and dangerous- while Dom was protecting him, he also took away his balls ! The missed anniversary broke my heart and the angst intensified from there. I hope the next book comes fast - I want them back as ...more
I love this series!! Domenico and Seth are two of my all time favorite characters!

This book made them refocus on their relationship and look at some things that may have been taken for granted or overlooked as day to day life got crazy.

I know the next book is supposed to focus on Mark...sort of mixed feelings on that because I want more of Seth & Dom....we leave them at the end of this book in a new place, after some "relationship work" ...and me, being greedy....I want more of them.

So, now I
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
These guys . . . They are crazy and crazy in love. Talk about domestic violence. But Seth and Dom might just be my favorite book couple. Not a lot of moving the plot line forward in this one but we got some serious moving forward of their relationship. And at the end of this, they are once again in a great place together. LOVED LOVED LOVED
Denise H.
*** We are back to the dark adventures of Dominic and Seth, our favorite bad-ass men.
Hot sex and wild times in Columbia. They have a safe home, a little girl, Angelica, plus Mark, who they began raising in Book 4, has grown. These guys deserve every happiness they can find, because they've been through hell and back, several times.
Dom ...

and Mark work with Moreno, Diego, and Michael, while...
Seth runs the house, cooks, loves Angelica and being a dad,

gardening, raising chickens, etc...
Mar 29, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars rounded down to 3 because still no 1/2 stars here on GR and this one just didn't make it to 4 stars for me.

Let me just start by saying 3.5 stars is not that bad...unless...
everyone else is giving it 5 stars?

In the scheme of things I just couldn't connect with Seth and Dom this time around and in a strange way I think it kind of speaks to how good the author are because for much of this story Seth and Dom were at odds and they just weren't connecting with each other. So maybe I was
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, arcs
The boys are back and even though they are daddies now, things are crazier than ever.

I'm going to try to explain this crazy rollercoaster of a story without spoilers or giving too much away so bear with me.
This story starts more than two years later after book 6. Dom is now handling Toro's business, Mark has grown and learned and it's a great asset for Dom, Miguel is hanging around and binding his time until he can be unleashed from the deal he made with Dom and get his revenge, and my favorit
Whew....well, that certainly was as hard to read as everyone said in their reviews.

Now, no one ever gave away exactly what happens with this asshole, Diego, and I don't know if I would have wanted to know, but also a part of me would have wanted the reassurance, so I will under the spoiler tag. If you don't want to know and be surprised, don't look under it.

(view spoiler)
K.S. Morgan
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I can’t describe coherently the crazy excitement I felt when getting my hands on this book. I engulfed it in the span of several hours, without stopping, and I have one word to describe it – agony.

It truly was, in the best sense of this word.

From the very first chapters, the relationship between Domenico and Seth is not satisfying. Seth feels it, the reader feels it, only Domenico remains oblivious because he works like crazy and has numerous problems to deal with. They kiss, they touch, they
The title is spot on, I was in agony. This book didn't start off at a good place for Seth and Dom. It had been two years since we met them last and married life might not be agreeable to them. Not the marriage per se, but their roles and responsibilities. Dom and Mark are out there doing God knows what with the mafia, while Seth is being the best house husband. But there seems to be a lot of miscommunication and resentment between them. It hurts me to read about them this way. I miss the loving ...more
I Dream of Dragons and Unicorns
I don’t think it’s possible to add a book faster than I just have with this one :-)!! Gimme gimme gimme!!
Marita Hansen
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved it! These books just keep on getting better and better. The book was brutal, the way Seth's and Dom's relationship took such dire hits was brutal in itself. So much misunderstanding and lack of talking caused so much trouble. All of the hurt they went through could've been avoided. And that part in the barn with Dom, it was heartbreaking... but I'll leave it for you to find out whether they pulled through or not. But, just to let you know, I want to read it all over again. So ...more
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gilded Agony is book 7 in the Guns n' Boys series. Dom and Seth have been through a lot in the years they've been together. Their relationship has had it's ups and downs but I wasn't prepared for the emotions I would feel while reading this book. From page 1 you could feel the tension and I was on edge the entire time. While everything on the outside seems perfect on the inside Seth is slowly losing himself and his relationship with Dom starts to get strained. While I do believe they both are re ...more
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So good!

I love that Seth is back in the action and I can’t wait to read Marks book! A great addition to the Guns and Boys series!
Ayesha Devi Seebarat
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I will start the review with a Big *Sigh* as Kat and Agnes know that each time I read about Dom and Seth, I must sigh with big hearts in my eyes..Guys, hold on your panties and read this book in an AC room or in front a fan as the Hotness, the madness and craziness are still there and are greater than each start of Dom and Seth story, you will want to punch asshole Dom and Slap whiny the story progresses, both will cave their ways back in your heart and at the end you will fa ...more
Serena Yates
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
By now, seven books into the series, I know to expect relentless action, pretty much never-ending suspense, and quite a few challenges and obstacles to Seth and Domenico’s plans. Things never go smoothly for them, but ‘Gilded Agony” brings their relationship to new depths on top of all the other messes they have to deal with. Infiltrating the world of arms dealers and drug lords in the hopes of creating a way to allow them to return home to Italy proves to be more difficult than they expected an ...more
Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: nope, mafia
I can't rate this one more than 3 because as much as I enjoyed these authors and this story.
Domenico represent everything I despise and in this book more than in the others...

Mark is my favorite here and I'm glad the next one is his story.
I also read that Miguel and Nero will have their book and I am really intrigued by this!

Anyway. My rating is purely on my feeling of uneasiness with Domenico's personality. Probably because I read all the books in one go...

I'll keep following what's next.
ARC provided by authors I exchange for honest review.

GAH!!!! I fall deeper in love with Dom and Seth with each book. When their books are released my life stops.  This book was no different. It picks up a few years later from where we left off in book 6. It was easy to fall back into their hectic lives. Seth is the ultimate house husband, while Dom is his protector and provider. This book wrecked me. Dom and Seth struggled with communication, secrets, and assumptions. It broke me to watch them b
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Damn, I missed these boys! This is one of my all time favorite series and couple.

I cannot do this book justice with my review but if you love a dark adventure, suspense, a hot couple, family drama ..... this series has it all!

Soooooo good! These two lovely authors are amazing!!
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
6 'Fuck me what to say after that. I'd read reviews because I need to prepare myself sometimes and I was so fucking excited to have more of one of my fave couples and at the same time shit scared. People were definitely not wrong in saying it was hard at times to read or by saying it was painful. It hurt. I cried. I cringed. I ached but I also understood ... both of them, both Dom and Seth. These two, their lives and their love is insane, its undeniable, its everlasting. I FUCKING LOVE THESE TWO ...more
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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 d

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“Tonight, no matter how bloody, was bringing him back to the man he’d fallen in love with. Sweet but violent. Capable, but needy. Vulnerable, but so, so strong.
There would never be another man like him in Domenico’s life, and watching him work felt like falling in love all over again.”
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