Title: Tarnished Souls Frankie and Gent
Author: Brita Addams
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: November 18, 2013
Page Count: 92
Book Series/Number: Tarnished Series Book 2
Bell Rating: 5
Heat Rating: Spicy
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars.
Reviewed for For Whom The Books Toll
5 Bells/ Spicy
Growing up in the same tough New York neighborhood, Frankie Monetti and Gent Vitali learned the ropes of gang politics. Sal Sebastiani, mob boss likes what he sees in Frankie and personally takes him under his wing and teaches Frankie all he knows.
Sal sends Frankie to California, and keeps Gent for his hit man. After five years, Sal believes Frankie isn't sending back the correct payments.
Frankie is a mob boss in Hollywood, he controls the studios and unions, which makes him and the syndicate a lot of money.
Gent is sent to Hollywood to bring Frankie back to New York and Sal. It's not a good thing, and Frankie's chances of coming out of his meeting with Sal alive is zero. But will Gent be able to bring Frankie in or will his past feelings for his childhood friend get in the way?
As soon as I started reading Tarnished Souls Frankie and Gent by Brita Addams, I thought I was back in the 1930's. Ms. Addams always does her research and it really shows in this story. The story is very well written and the dialog between the characters comes off as very authentic. It took me a page or two to get used to all the mobster 'talk', and then, I couldn't get enough. It's this genuine feel to Tarnished Souls Frankie and Gent that kept me turning the pages.
Frankie's character is very likable, he's opportunistic and charming and wants to make something of himself. He's also very smart, good looking, a smooth talker and very loyal. Gent's character is a little harder to figure out. He seems a man of few words and all muscle, one who acts first without thinking about the outcome. But I think Gent was a little more complicated. I liked both Frankie and Gent and wondered how they were going to get out of their mess.
Tarnished Souls Frankie and Gent is an incredible read that has a few surprises and will keep the reader intrigued until the last page. Ms. Addams has penned another great book and I can't wait to read the next installment of this series.