Top positive review
Fast Paced Suspense
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2021
Headhunter is the second book in the new mafia series from Kristen Proby and centers on Shane and Ivie who were introduced in book one. The story is fast-paced, and the action begins right away with Ivie being kidnapped. Ivie at first comes across as being very timid, but it quickly becomes evident that she is much stronger than she appears.
Shane is not the person he seems to be on the surface either. He has been working as a government assassin for years and hiding that side of himself from his brothers. He keeps his home separate from the rest of the family and maintains it as a fortress. This puts him in a good position to keep Ivie safe from those who wish her harm. I like that he wanted her to learn to handle firearms and how to defend herself so she would not be so vulnerable again. The two also clash over what they each consider to be safety precautions and the sparks soon fly.
The things I like best about Kristen Proby’s books are the strong family ties and the fierce female friendships. Those themes are both very evident here and although I consider this to be more mafia lite, the family dynamic comes over as the most important thing to the brothers. Family first, always, and family is not necessarily bound just by blood. The female characters are strong, smart and extremely loyal to one another. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.