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Intent to Kill

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Five years after faking his death Adam Vandemilio returns to his organized crime driven hometown to enact his revenge, only to find the love of his life now engaged to the man who nearly murdered him.

Adam and Mercedes, lovers and partners in crime, almost had it all. Until a single encounter with Dorian Blake - head of the Blake Family Crime Empire - nearly ends Adam's lif
Published August 10th 2022
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Aug 08, 2022 rated it really liked it
The people in Ridge City surely had a habit of getting up from the death. So, if you really want to kill someone, make sure you do it yourself and go for the head.

A classic and action-filled read. Set back in late 80s and early 90s, Intent to Kill was about five friends striving to take over the biggest crime empire in Ridge City. I have this love-hate feelings towards all of the characters. Man, they were so stubborn, crazy and dangerous that will make you question their actions. They had me t
Stephannie Tolitsky- Swoonworthybooks/EnticingJourney
Stephannie's 4-Star Review: 
This is a second chance, enemies-to-lovers action romance.  I really enjoyed reading this one; it is full of action. I personally not a big fan of the back and forth from past to present. But I really did love the characters Mercedes and Adam and the other guys Carlos, Dan, and Paul.  I wanted them to win out and take down the bad guy Dorian Blake. Mercedes is hurt by Adam's actions from 5 years ago and she doesn't let him off the hook easily for what she felt he did
Catherine O'Neill
Sep 13, 2022 rated it really liked it
If you're looking for some fun, some great characters and a seriously bad-ass heroine, then strap yourselves in for a rollicking ride with Adam and Mercedes as they try to recapture what was theirs. There is a good deal of tension between the two protagonists which gets hot and spicy, and while I loved Adam, I loved to see strong women portrayed who don't need or want to be rescued. Well done Amy! ...more
Sandy Demuynck
Aug 15, 2022 rated it really liked it
If you like fast and furious than this book has your vibes.

This book has amazingly written characters, deep thought out plot with twists.

Mercedes has my heart and Adam as well.

He is loyal, reckless, protective but also kind.

Mercedes and Adam are such a force.

A second chance, enemies to lovers action romance.

Really loved it.
Jul 30, 2022 rated it really liked it
I loved this book.
Molly Insall
Aug 04, 2022 rated it really liked it
This book was everything and more ❤️❤️

If you loved fast and furious then this is 100% the book for you!! Well written characters with a deep and twisty plot!

I loved mackenzie with my whole heart ❤️ the boys were all brilliant too (it's not rh though) fast cars, murderous mcs, sexual tension and friends to enemy's to lovers? You don't need anything else 😈

My only downside would be not enough spice for me personally but I've never been one for a slow burn 🤷🏼‍♀️
Aug 01, 2022 rated it really liked it
Good read

This definitely feels like it should be a movie so it wasn't surprising when the author says that waa the initial plan in the Acknowledgements. I enjoyed this fast paced read but really wish it wasn't in 3rd person POV.
Aug 10, 2022 rated it really liked it

"There is no in between, if you're in, you're in for life."

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 3.8/5

Spice Rating: 3.5/10
Characters: 8/10
Atmosphere: 8/10
Writing: 7/10
Plot: 7/10
Intrigue: 6/10
Logic: 7/10
Enjoyment: 5.5/10

Hero: Adam
Heroine: Mercedes

Cliff-hanger: No
Triggers: Murder, Violence, Torture

Pages: 447
Style: Contemporary, Second Chance, Enemies to Lovers, Dark, Twisted, Suspense.

This was an action-packed, second-chance debut romance by Amy Barnett, and it was definitely a wild ride.

Amy is a beautiful
Aug 05, 2022 rated it really liked it
✨ ARC Review ✨

Intent to Kill by Amy Barnett


“A safe life isn’t a great life. Nothing worth having ever comes easy.”


⭐️: 4/5
🌶: 2.5/5


A second chance, enemies-to-lovers action romance brought to you by Amy Barnett. This was an angsty, action-packed, pretty fast paced story.

Mercedes and Adam are reunited after 5 years of separation. Adam was surprised to find out his ex-girlfriend, Mercedes, is the fiancé to a man they both used to despised. I lo
Anshul (stories.buddy)
It’s a simple story of power hungry demons who want every dark corner for themselves without any rivals or opposition. Even if Adam is good but he’s no better than Blake. Five years of abandonment from Adam had left Mercedes thick hearted with a wall in her heart that no one can break. A twist where Adam died five years ago but is now back to conquer or say to take back what he has left behind all those years ago. The entire story goes on back and forth with past explanations and present doings. ...more
Brittanie England
Aug 30, 2022 rated it really liked it
This book is a standalone, enemies to lovers, second chance romance story. This story had a lot of back n forth going on which gave more background to the events going on then and now. The action and drama in this book iw well written and kept me on my toes.

The characters are amazing and their development is great! Adam, Paul, Dan, Carlos and Mercedes are trying to take their town back. Dorian Blake! The man that has the town, his friends and his woman. Read to find out Adam’s jour
Rebecca Hawkins-Lee
Aug 19, 2022 rated it really liked it
This book was INTENSE!!! OMG!

The twist and turns were insane and the two separate timelines were awesome. It really added to the intensity of the plot and made my heart skip many beats. I also loved the side characters so much and I really wish we had gotten more time with them...

Maybe the author will give them their own books????? (That would be amazing!)

The gangs, the violence, the plotting. It was all so GOOD! This book definitely had action movie vibes to it.

Mercedes was also was SOOOOOO
Ms Cat's World
Aug 11, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Forever & Always

Adam Vandemillio, years on the run and on hiding. Now, seeking revenge and to reclaim and save his lost love, Mercedes Preston, from his deadly opponent, Dorian Blake.

Adam and Blake, intent on killing each other and controlling the city. Vendettas run deep and Adam pulls in his old friends and the love of his life to finish what they had started five years prior.

Slow burn, second chance at love romance read that's action-packed and kept my interest and intrigue. Storyline runs a
Aug 14, 2022 rated it really liked it
Wow, what a debut. Definitely not for the faint-hearted, this is a pacy, action-packed revenge thriller with the most intense fight scenes and car chases you can imagine. I can definitely see it leaping off our cinema screens one day. Did someone say Fast and Furious?

Mercedes is a great protagonist - one of those love them AND hate them characters, who takes no prisoners and and doesn't hold back when it comes to driving high powered vehicles at high speed or taking down her opponents in a figh
Rebecca Carsley
Aug 18, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is my first book I’ve read by Amy Barnett and I’m definitely going to be checking out some more of her work. She did an fantastic job creating the characters and story line for this book and I loved that it was set in the 80’s and not a present or future story.

This is Adam’s story and how he chose the safety of his first and only love and best friends over his life and happiness. When he finally returns to his hometown and where he’s not welcome, he’s intent on getting his re
Aug 15, 2022 rated it really liked it
Loved this book and I am happy to have read it. I don't read a lot of non RH but this one wasn't RH. I loved the part that it is set a while back in the late 80s early 90s as you don't see that much. This is about a fight if you will and the things that happened. Being gone for a while and now set to get things the way it should be. The girl should be his and not the guy who made sure he lost all. So it is a story that reels you in and catch you. I would recommend reading it for sure. ...more
Stacey Woods
Aug 22, 2022 rated it really liked it
This reminds me of Peaky Blinders somewhat. The characters are crazy and psychotic. You never know what they're going to do next. A lot of drama packed into this story. Oh, I know it's a mix of Peaky Blinders and The Fast and the Furious. ...more
Briana N.
Aug 15, 2022 rated it really liked it
Quick and easy read!

Intent to Kill is a fast paced, high action, 2nd chance romance! If you enjoy angst and a lot of action, definitely give this book a try!

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Spice: 🌶🌶
Sep 04, 2022 rated it it was amazing
OMG the pace of this novel is amazing! Like fast and furious meets Mathew Riley. So many twists and turns. A fantastic read, I couldn’t put it down. 👍😊
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Amy Barnett is an Australian author of romantic suspense fiction.

First and foremost a fan-girl, Amy is obsessed with stories and the wonderful worlds created by them. You will find her forever swooning over her latest book-boyfriend, staring void-eyed off into space as she lives out stories in her head and generally going about her being as a hopeless romantic.

When she's not daydreaming love stor

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