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Booze & Bullets (Brooklyn Brothers #3) by Melanie Munton

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We are the Rossetti’s.
The exiled “sixth” family of the New York mafia. We’re the good guys.
People don’t fear us…much. They respect us.
The five of us? We’re the Brooklyn Brothers.
And we protect what’s ours.

Lexi Kozlov is a spoiled brat. Rich. Entitled. And unfortunately, she’s now my wife. The marriage is part of a deal I struck with her father…the boss of the Russian mafia. Insane? Maybe. But the payoff could mean millions for my family. Marriage is just a contract anyway. We barely even have to speak to each other. Piece of cake, right?


Lexi is not what I bargained for. Her millions of Instagram followers see her as an international sex symbol, but I’m learning that she’s so much more. I should be relieved that she’s the bachelorette to my bachelor. I shouldn’t want to convince her to turn our fake marriage into a real one.

But when her life is threatened, you better believe I’m going to protect my wife, contract or no contract. Because this sham marriage is the most real thing I’ve ever had in my life.

And I’m not about to let anyone take that away from me.

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I always love a great enemies-to-lovers story and when it is written by one of my favorite authors in book 3 of the fabulous Brooklyn Brothers series, even better. Melanie Munton does not disappoint.

Nico Rosetti has no idea how to have an honest-to-God relationship with a woman. One-night stands are his thing. Not sharing his home with a stranger and definitely not facing his siblings’ ribbing about the family manwhore bringing home his Russian bride. But Lexi is not the spoiled rich girl he originally thought. She is generous and kind and has a heartbreaking past. He will honor his promise to Lexi’s father and will protect her until it is safe for her to go back home, but why does it give him indigestion every time he thinks about her returning home to Russia.

Lexi Kozlov has married a surly and arrogant stranger at her father’s behest and is thousands of miles away from home. Her new husband Nico has many layers and her attraction grows as they are peeled away revealing the truly remarkable and heroic man he is. It’s just getting him to believe it himself. Her head says it’s a temporary marriage, but her heart wants more.

Nico and Lexi are made for each other. His cocky quips and her sarcastic comebacks are outrageous and oh, so hot!! Add in an impromptu marriage deal and let the sparks fly. The steamy scenes in the parking garage and the pool left me breathless. And let’s not forget the many LOL moments, particularly the Battle of the Sexes charades competition and the steady teasing Nico endures from his siblings. There is also a bit of mystery and life-threatening suspense woven into the story as well as a few surprises.

As for supporting characters, you can’t beat the incredible Rosetti family who takes Lexi in with no questions asked. For Lexi, it means so much as an only child with the tragic past she had.

I relished this superb romantic suspense story about finding love unexpectedly with an unknown threat that could tear them apart. If you love jealous possessive alpha males and brave sassy females, give this book a try. 

Please see my reviews for Cris and Jasmine’s story in Lace & Lies, Book 1, and Ace and Roxy’s story in Scars & Sins, Book 2.

Thank you again to Ms. Munton for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Take my mind off the bullshit, baby.

God, she was a fucking vision.
Outlined by orange and yellow radiance.
Silhouetted by fire.
Burnished in flames.

My plan to relieve the tension in my neck had been to guzzle down about three glasses of whiskey, followed by some self-love in the shower later.

Lexi’s idea was exponentially better.

With pink-tinted cheeks, courtesy of her lingering buzz, she gifted me with the most subtly seductive, wildly erotic dance in the history of the world.

If her willowy, feminine figure was carved into marble, like the Venus de Milo, people would come from all over the world just to behold its beauty. The way her curves rolled provocatively brought to mind the ivy that had wrapped itself around the columns at our Rovinj villa. Her petite nipples were clearly outlined through her thin cami, creating a salacious image.

Those will be in my mouth tonight.

She tipped her head back, letting all that shiny blond hair fall around her slender shoulders, a sultry grin gracing her sinful mouth. She swayed to the sounds of violin strings. The melody was maudlin—almost haunting—which only served to heighten the sexual charge energizing the space between us.

“Lose the jeans,” I grated.

I needed to see what delicate material was covering that ass. What had been in contact with her pussy all day, and what now shielded her femininity from me. What would become sodden with her juices, soaked in her scent, if I sucked those distended tips into my mouth. And what I would rip to fucking pieces if I decided to impale her with my cock right here on this chair.

I needed her to show me.

As I wondered whether or not she would obey my command, she seemed to be contemplating the same question. Then, miraculously, her slim fingers slid down her torso and opened her button. Next came the zipper. Then she took her sweet time slipping the painted-on jeans over her hips and down her thighs. As much as I appreciated the sensual way she moved every inch of that body, it was proving torturous to my self-control.

My fingers dug into the armrest. “Get them the fuck off already.”

Her mouth curved, her eyes half-lidded. “You didn’t specify how I should lose the jeans.”

“As fast as goddamn possible.”

She finally stepped out of them and kicked them away. Just like the cami, her microscopic panties were silky with a lace trim. Only these were black as the midnight sky, while her cami was a pretty ivory. Another enigma. On top was guileless innocence. Down below was confident siren.

But in that moment, all of Lexi was wanton and willing.

“Show me your ass,” I demanded. “I want to see how it looks in those little fuck-me panties. Let me see what’s been filling out those jeans so well.”

A coy smile touched the edges of her mouth as she rotated her hips and presented her back to me. As if anticipating my next command, she automatically lifted the cami a couple of inches so I could see everything.

I sucked in a breath. “There it is.”

Her cheeks spilled out the bottom, exposing matching dimples on the undersides that begged for my tongue to lave and my teeth to nip. This woman’s entire backside just needed to be sampled. When she bent over slightly, sticking it up in the air, I was teased with an image of her bent over my pool table, those firm, rounded cheeks cradling my dick as I drove it brutally hard into her.

And the overall shape of it… “It’ll be a perfect fit for my hands,” I murmured. “With those long legs, it’s at just the right height.” For a good, rough pounding.

That prompted her to give it a little shake. I chuckled darkly.

She had no idea what beastly urges she was provoking inside me. No idea how quickly the tether leashing my restraint could snap if she pushed far and hard enough.

Balancing herself on her toes, like a graceful, naughty ballerina—enigma—she turned back to me. Her skin would be warm from the fire. Bet I could give her goosebumps if I placed my cool lips on the heated flesh of her neck, or the swell of her breasts.

I crooked my finger at her. “Bring that over to me.”
She bit her bottom lip. “What will you do when I get there?”
I chose honesty. “Destroy you.”
Her breath hitched.
My eyebrow went up. “Scared?”
Her sumptuous lips parted. “Intrigued.”
I spread my legs invitingly. “Prove it.”


Melanie MuntonMelanie grew up in a small town in rural Missouri. After marrying her husband, she decided she wanted to try coastal life because why not? A few months later, they moved to North Carolina where she discovered her passion for writing, and they never looked back. They are now enjoying life with their beautiful daughter in Savannah, GA and loving every minute with their little Georgia peach.

Melanie’s other passion is traveling and seeing the world. With anthropology degrees under their belts, she and her husband have made it their goal in life to see as many archaeological sites around the world as possible.

She has a horrible food addiction to pasta and candy (not together…ew). And she gets sad when her wine rack is empty.

At the end of the day, she is a true romantic at heart. She loves writing the cheesy and corny of romantic comedies, and the sassy and sexy of suspense. She aims to make her readers swoon, laugh out loud, maybe sweat a little, and above all, fall in love.

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