Like Lions – Brian Panowich

Happy publishing day!

Thanks to Minotaur Books for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

LIKE LIONS – Brian Panowich (out now!)

This is book two in the Bull Mountain series – book one is BULL MOUNTAIN

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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

I haven’t read book one, but after finishing this one I’m definitely going out to pick up a copy. From reviews I have seen many readers agree that BULL MOUNTAIN was incredible, so I don’t want to miss out. Normally I hate reading a series out of order but I was so drawn to the synopsis and this STUNNING cover. LIKE LIONS picks up a year after the events of BULL MOUNTAIN but I didn’t feel like I was out of the loop on any major details.

Clayton Burroughs is the sheriff of a small town in Georgia, but what makes him stand out is that he also belongs to the area’s most notorious crime family. After the events of the year prior, he becomes the apparent heir to the family business with his brothers now gone. Trying to cope with what happened and becoming a new father is proving to wear on him. When a rival gang begins to cross into their territory, Clayton is faced a difficult decision. Will he remain on the right side of the law as the Sheriff, or will he be forced back into the life of crime he was trying to leave in his past?

The writing in this is phenomenal. The characters were brought to life and you felt their struggles. Panowich sets the stage perfectly and transports you to that small Georgia town and into the middle of this crime family turf war. Gritty and intense, I love anything with organized crime, so this was right up my alley. Clayton was a strong lead and he felt incredibly human and authentic. I cannot wait to pick up book one and see what led them to where they are now. The prologue and epilogue are must-reads in this book!

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