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Headhunter

(With Me in Seattle Mafia #2)

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4.37  ·  Rating details ·  545 ratings  ·  163 reviews
Things have never been more intense in New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby’s With Me in Seattle Mafia series…

As the son of one of the States’ most prominent mob bosses, Shane Martinelli’s always been immersed in society’s shady underbelly. Learning to navigate it and keep to the edges was working just fine until an acquaintance turns up missing, and he fears th
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Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published April 6th 2021
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Wendy'sThoughts
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kristen Proby Fans, Mafia, Romance
3.5 Multiple Secrets Kept Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
When two people have so many secrets, is it possible to have a real, trusting relationship. That is the main question posed and the main thrust of the relationship between Shane Martinelli and Ivie Jordan.

Headhunter (With Me In Seattle Mafia, #2) is the second entry to the new series by Kristen Proby. We met all of the players in the first book and this focuses on secrets, life-threatening secrets.

It starts with Shane and all of the family/f
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Nadine Bookaholic
This was a fast paced Organized Crime Romantic Suspense that will keep your heart pumping with tons of adrenaline and keep you guessing on who the bad guy is right to the end.

With the way Underboss had ended I knew that Shane and Ivie's story was going to be intense, no worries if you haven't read it because this can be read as a standalone, how could it not be when someone walks into her place of business and kidnaps her.

Shane and Ivie have been dancing around their feelings for one another fo
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Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
This is a suspenseful, action packed romance filled with secrets. The second book in the With Me in Seattle Mafia Series comes out swinging. This story is about Shane Martinelli and Ivie Jordan and it begins with Ivie being abducted.

Shane and Ivie have formed a connection so when she is abducted, Shane doesn’t bat an eyelash to find her. Once he finds her, the why was she abducted needs to be answered. While Shane is protecting Ivie, they are able to be together and let their feelings show. But
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Books I Flove
Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wooow, I could not put this book down and read it in one sitting!!

The second installment of the Mafia romance trilogy from Kristen Proby gives us the story of Shane and Ivie.
This story is intense!! Shane is such an alpha, and Ivie tries to defy him in every step. Ivie has some drama to deal with, and Shane helps her out! The tension is more than high, it’s sizzling hot.
Of course Kristen Proby manages to throw us twists and turns in this book so you don’t know what will happen next! Huge surpri
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Melissa  ❤️ bookaddict_fanatic
This is the second book in the With Me In Seattle Mafia series and one again Kristen does not disappoint!! I've been anticipating Shane and Ivie's story since reading Underboss and especially after that ending.

From the first chapter to the last this story had me hanging on every word with suspense, intrigue and of course all kinds of explosive chemistry. Shane Martinelli has secrets, ones he can't divulge to anyone especially the woman he's enamoured with and had now sworn to protect. Ivie Jorda
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Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Gripping, edgy & addictive

HEADHUNTER
is the second of three books in Kristen Proby's With Me In Seattle Mafia Series, and it was just as gripping, edgy and addictive as Underboss. To get more out of this story I do recommend reading Underboss beforehand, although it can be read as a standalone. This book concentrates on the story of Ivie Jordan and Shane Martinelli. from the opening pages through to its conclusion, Headhunter is a fast-paced, action-packed read that will definitely have the adre
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ReadingTilTheBreakOfDawn
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, arc
This is book two in the With Me in Seattle Mafia series and it is fast paced, action packed, and a “get to the point” sort of romantic suspense. There's not a lot of build up to the relationship or even the first initial scene, so get ready to rumble! While it is light on the mafia, the action scenes were high octane and some of my favorites of the book.

While Headhunter is book two, it can totally be read as a standalone. If you've read Underboss (book 1), this book picks up right where the epil
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Erin Lewis
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Star review of Headhunter (With Me in Seattle Mafia #2) by Kristen Proby
I will be honest and admit that mafia based stories are not at all a genre I usually read, however I have to say that Kristen Proby has drawn me in, hook, line and sinker.
Headhunter is a friends to lovers story that was well written, riveting and the story line drew me in and held me captive from the first to the last chapter. Shane Martinelli intrigued me when I met him in the first book and his story did not disappoint.
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Hayley
I adore Ivie and Shane! I could not wait for this book! This book starts with a prologue of Ivie's past which is a heck of a shock and then the action starts right away. This book has all the suspenseful action mafia goodness, plus some military skills and knowhow that gives me major Caleb Montgomery flashbacks (iykyk).

The attraction between these two is palpable in book 1, Underboss. By the time they are in the same scene in this scene in Headhunter I thought my kindle might set fire. There wa
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Pam Nelson
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok this book surprised me in all the ways.
I wasn’t sure if I would like book 2 only because I was on the fence with book 1 but I kinda loved it.

I loved Ivie and how strong she is.
I loved Shane because of how fiercely protective he is of Ivie.
Sometimes he was a little overbearing but if you think about his line of work then you can see why he is.

Their relationship might have happened because of circumstance but really it seemed like it was coming this was just the push they needed to jump in
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Sara
Mar 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Wow! Kristen Proby delivers another nail biting mafia romance with the second book in her With Me in Seattle Mafia series.

Headhunter is the story of Shane Martinelli and Ivie. Shane is mysterious with his “other job” outside of the family but one thing is for sure, his eye doesn’t wander far when Ivie is around.

Ivie is best friends with Nadia and Annika and has spent a majority of her later adolescence and early adult life surrounded by the families. Her past is one marred with secrets that sh
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Emma Johnston
Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not gonna lie, I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars!

Shane is definitely my favourite of the Martinelli brothers-so protective and strong and damn sexy!

That being said I can't wait for Rafe's story 🥰
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Amour.Rebelle92 (Bran.d)
Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Duuuddde Headhunter is like Die Hard meets American Sniper meets The Godfather!!! Shane & Curt are two BAMF! This is an absolutely explosive read! Ivie has threats coming from all directions and more hiding! The biggest threat is one she never saw coming but she totally handled it like the awesome chick she has become!

Shane is an absolute beast but I’m thinking after that sneak peak of Off the Record Rafe will give him some competition.

***fingers crossed that Curt will find his soulmate***
Kristin Wolter
Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Shane and Ivie. I am glad Shane opened up to Ivie. I am loving this new series from Kristen. I can't wait to read Rafe's book. I need it now. I love everything Kristen writes. ...more
Sandy S
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
HEADHUNTER is the second instalment in Kristen Proby’s contemporary, adult WITH ME IN SEATTLE MAFIA romantic suspense series-a spin off from the author’s With Me in Seattle series. This is mob boss’ son Shane Martinelli, and medical receptionist Ivie Jordan’s story line. HEADHUNTER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line (or series) is revealed where necessary.


Told from dual first person perspectives (Shane and Ivie) HEADHUNTER
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Sandy S
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
HEADHUNTER is the second instalment in Kristen Proby’s contemporary, adult WITH ME IN SEATTLE MAFIA romantic suspense series-a spin off from the author’s With Me in Seattle series. This is mob boss’ son Shane Martinelli, and medical receptionist Ivie Jordan’s story line. HEADHUNTER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line (or series) is revealed where necessary.


Told from dual first person perspectives (Shane and Ivie) HEADHUNTER
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Romance  Recs
Headhunter is the second installment in the With Me in Seattle Mafia Series. In this book we get Ivie and Shane’s story.

We met them in the first book, Underboss which is the first With Me in Seattle Mafia Series book that features Nadia and Carmine.
Underboss

Shane Martinelli is one of three brothers. Carmine is his older brother. Headhunter is a standalone novel that is set in an interconnected series. I highly recommend readers first read Underboss if you haven’t read it yet. In Underboss we a
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NICUnurse Stephanie
I’m a long-time Kristen Proby fan. Her With Me in Seattle series hooked me from book one way back in late 2012, and I’ve devoured each book since. So when we got a small taste of what she could do with a mafia spinoff in Archer’s story (You Belong With Me), I was quite intrigued. Being a long-time mafia romance fan, as well, seeing her dip her toes into that genre made me fairly giddy. Underboss (book 1 in this new mafia series) was a huge hit with me, so it was a given that I was going to dive ...more
NICUnurse Stephanie
Apr 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I’m a long-time Kristen Proby fan. Her With Me in Seattle series hooked me from book one way back in late 2012, and I’ve devoured each book since. So when we got a small taste of what she could do with a mafia spinoff in Archer’s story (You Belong With Me), I was quite intrigued. Being a long-time mafia romance fan, as well, seeing her dip her toes into that genre made me fairly giddy. Underboss (book 1 in this new mafia series) was a huge hit with me, so it was a given that I was going to dive ...more
Anastasia
Mar 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy shit! Okay, hands down so far Shane is my favorite of the Martinelli brothers. He is everything...alpha, protective, passionate. This book has me sucked in from the start and I didn’t want to put it down. With Me in Seattle series has always been my number one series and the fact that it’s still going and has spin offs…man oh man. I am loving this!

Shane Martinelli one of 3 sons of the Martinelli mafia. But he lives a double life. If he’s working for his family on a job or on a job for his s
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Star Rating : 4/5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : None

Hero : Shane

Heroine : Ivie

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 5/10

Heat Rating : 6/10

Triggers Involved : None

Plot Summary :
Shane and Ivie have been dancing around each other’s feelings for a long time. They both had their reasons but now the wait was too much.

They both have this crazy chemistry and They know things are going to be explosive once they get together.
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FS Meurinne
Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, reviews, 2021
Shane and Ivy's story is the second one in this new fantastic mafia series by Kristen Proby. It's definitely full of action, it will hook you from the start, I liked the plotline, it was a fast paced but well written story that kept me engaged the whole time. All the characters are fantastic and they play in all the stories. The mystery behind it all that is happening is one you need to find out. I absolutely loved Shane and his protective side. This series is becoming one of my favorite to foll ...more
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
"Headhunter, the second book on Kristen Proby’s Mafia series, this go around we get Shane Martinelli and Ivie Jordan’s story.

This book is fast paced and action packed, Shane is an over protective alpha hero, Ivie is the sweet take no crap better half to Shane. You will be sucked in from the first few pages, and find it hard to put down. They have kept one another at arms length because of secrets, as we all know secrets always come out in the end. Shane has a military career even his family know
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Jenifer Briggs
*3.5 Stars

I really struggled with this book, and even though I did like it more than the first installment in this series, there were parts where I was cringing and just wanted to smack Ivie in the head. I found her adorable at the start, but she just got to be more and more annoying as the plot played out. She went from this clumsy girl who was so insecure about everything about herself (which honestly, same) to this ultra badass who could take down her arch nemesis in the blink of an eye, who
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B-Books Review
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“𝙄𝙛 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪, 𝙄 𝙙𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙄 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙩. 𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙩, 𝙄𝙫𝙞𝙚. 𝙄 𝙬𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙡𝙚𝙩 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣.”
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Let’s talk about “Headhunter by Kristen Proby”, second book in the “A With Me in Seattle Mafia” series.
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You know when you think you still have time? Shane was living his life, work, party, while dealing with his attraction to Ivie, they became friends, with long hours talk on the phone and creating a connection. But when news arrive that she was taken, s
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Deborah Kurniawan
4.5 ❋❋❋❋

~Shane Martinelli & Ivie Jordan~

Book 2 is here and it's getting better!

My thoughts on this book: Shane is INTENSE!
Since, Headhunter, Shane has shown his attractiveness towards Ivie. They even have a few flirting that show promises of their story. And do they deliver.
They can be said to have a little push and pull before they fall all in into their relationship.
Shane has his baggage of not being with anyone because he doesn't want them to lose him and Ivie doesn't want Shane to think
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Tracey
Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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When reviewing UNDERBOSS, the first book in the With Me In Seattle Mafia series, I believe I said, and I quote, "I am not really a fan of mafia romances," then went on to say that, because Kristen Proby had written it, I was all in. Now we've got HEADHUNTER, Shane's and Ivie's story, and, y'all, I am so so much, as it turns out, a fan of said mafia romances. I mean, it doesn't hurt that Kristen infused the book with her particular brand of magic, but I just loved this book, and could not put it
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Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
Do you read mafia romances?

"Headhunter by Kristen Proby is a book I have been excited about since closing book 1 Underboss as Proby did a great job with the lead-in to Shane and Ivie's story.

Shane Martinelli is so much more than just the son of a major crime boss.... the hint of mystery about him in book is quickly revealed to the reader in the opening pages and man are they WOW.

Shane is then forced right into the .... well I am not going to tell you the catalyst... read the story... what I wil
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Pam
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

Ivie has worked so hard at rebuilding her life, leaving the past hidden where it belongs. She has all she needs with her two best friends and their family. Her confidence is still a little low as she can be a little clumsy from time to time. Not seeing her girl next door beauty for what it really is. She is sideswiped when her past quickly comes crashing into her future and she finds herself fighting for her safety.

Shane is damn good at what he does, not that his family truly has any id
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Adanna
Mar 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ivie and Shane have been flirting for months. But, they've been keeping each other at arm's length because both have secrets. Then Ivie is kidnapped out of the blue. Will Shane and his brothers be able to locate her before the kidnapper harms her? Can they get to the bottom of the mysteries around Ivie's past?

In the previous book, Underboss, Shane was the quiet one. A lot is going on with alpha hero Shane, who's even better than James Bond. Once Ivie is kidnapped, Shane goes into protector mode
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Kristen Proby has published more than fifty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, The Big Sky Series, as well as others.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats and dog.

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