Love Among Reptiles By: K.A. Merikan Narrated by: Wyatt Baker

Love Among Reptiles is a dark romance. Lesetiger shares their review of the audio version.

From the blurb:

He's a monster with sharp teeth, but I'm the snake he won't see coming....

Tormented. Lethal. Dead inside.There is only one reason Miguel became the bodyguard of a cartel boss’ son. So that one day, he can take revenge and put a bullet between his father’s eyes. To do that, he needs to keep his secrets close and play a double game with the outrageous Nero Moreno.

And there has never been a more infuriating demon of a man than Nero. From his filed teeth and green hair to the gaudy gold necklaces and a diamond-studded AK-47, he is narco excess personified, and everything Miguel despises. The fact that Nero hits on Miguel every chance he gets is just another burden, because Miguel decided long ago that there is no room for love in his black heart.

Slutty. Deadly. Lives to spite the world. No one refuses Nero Moreno. When he sets his sights on a man, sooner or later, his mark surrenders. With the endless buffet of flesh available to him, he shouldn’t care about rejection, but every time his insanely hot bodyguard gives him the cold shoulder, Nero is more set on seduction. He can see a spark of interest behind the dead black eyes. What does Miguel hide under his tattooed skin and expressionless face? Why won’t he let Nero touch him? Is his heart really made of stone, or does it hold a soul gentler than Miguel would like to admit? Nero will not rest until he finds out.

When their goals collide, blood follows bullets, and it turns out nothing is as it seems.

Gritty, dark, and intense, Love Among Reptiles is a dark enemies-to-lovers M/M romance standalone novel set in the world of cartels. Prepare for brutality, heated arguments, slow burn pining, and scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS: WARNING: This story contains scenes of violence, offensive language, and morally ambiguous characters, as well as sensitive topics of homophobia, suicide, child abuse, and SA.

Lesetiger's Review:

This is an enemy to lovers story. Miguel is the bodyguard of the cartel heir Nero. His motive for hiring the cartel is revenge. Revenge on Nero's father. Miguel is grumpy and has a terrible history with the cartel.

Nero, on the other hand, is openly gay, conspicuous and loud. And he takes what he likes.

Both men did not know love. So far.

The character development in this book was great, because both Nero and Miguel are fighting an inner battle. However, from different motives. And my heart has bled for poor Miguel.

But they must survive in this immoral world in which they live. This includes accepting the other, but also accepting oneself.

The story is dark and sometimes violent. It's definitely not for the faint-hearted, but I found the story very entertaining and action-packed. And then there's a kiss and a glimpse of light on the horizon.

Wyatt Baker has brought this dark story to life very well. He gave the characters the right accent and I was able to tell the protagonists apart. He did a great job! 

­čÄžAudiobook Review­čÄž
Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4,25
Performance: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Love Among Reptiles is available to buy from Audible and is Whispersynced.