Salt Kissed Love (TAT1)

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He is the son of a mafia boss fighting against a legacy.

I’m the tension relief specialist hired to kill him.

Sal Raniero is my target, but his asset is me.


After escaping from his crime family,

Sal is kidnapped, trained, and manipulated

into becoming an underground assassin,

guarding a vulnerable heiress.

I need to eliminate him,

but his beautiful mind and flirtatious charm

prove impossible to ignore

as a passionate hunger radiates through my veins

for his confident arrogance.

With every menacing gaze, he demands my surrender.

And with every stroke of his finger, I willingly comply.


I quietly abandon my mission.

And fall in love.


Now our very lives are at stake because

I’m addicted to his love, his passion, and his protection.

Sal is all I think about.

He is all I want. He is all I need.

My focus blurs as I crave more.


Stealing the money from those who paid me to kill him,

I fake the bad girl role,

pitting the corrupt against one another as

Sal and I become a team, playing a deadly game of cat and mouse.

But the monsters are closing in.

He will hide me alone, but without his shelter,

I fear a breakdown––a collapse of our love.

Will I fall prey when pushed into a corner and

end up hurting the only one I want watching over me?


With his compulsion to strategize,

he keeps his eyes on the world and his obsession on me.

I am Iris Nakamura Kettles.

This is our love story of lies, betrayal, and lust.


a Tomb of Ashen Tears is a dark mafia romance saga focusing on Iris and Sal’s sweeping epic journey to love. TAT Books are intense, addictive, and not for the faint of heart.


MMF/Mafia/Kink/Dark Series

not for the faint of heart



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2 reviews for Salt Kissed Love (TAT1)

  1. emilycdorsey

    “Together, we merge into one and he is the dark prince of my salvation and I am the angel of his sins.”

    There are no words that can describe my feelings and emotions for this book properly but I will try my hardest. Devastation, hopeful, heartbroken, love, despair, happiness and longing. I could tell from the prelude that this one was going to put me through the wringer.

    “We seem destined to always be somewhere between the blissful heaven of love and the hell of disgust.”

    Juliet is a MUST read before you can even begin to understand the world of SKL.
    A lot of things are explained and many answers are given to lingering questions. Sal presents yet another side of himself and once again I’m caught in his web. He is still broken but is evolving into a beautiful, strong dominant. His mind is set on who he wants and heaven help anyone who gets in the way.

    “I need Serene’s kiss of leather and want a certain someone special on her knees. The revelation changes me. And the me I was before… Well, he disappears, too.”

    Iris…holy shite…Iris blew my mind in this book. I’ve always loved her since the beginning and I feel no matter what I will continue loving her. Did she piss me off? Hell yes, no doubt. Probably one of the biggest shocks ever. She has grown so much since Juliet and I’m excited to see how she will grow from here. Sal runs through her veins and I believe no matter what she will be forever bound to him. I wish I could go on and say more but I don’t want to spoil anything.

    “The one my soul seeks safe harbor within. The one my spirit believes as my own. My halcyon devil and my dirty savior. And we are more. More than the hate. More than the love. More than words…”

    This is not a mindless read. No skimming allowed. You need to read every line to understand what is going on and right when you think you have it figured out…Be prepared for another turn in the plot. This is what I love most about Kailee’s writing. I think I know what is going to happen but then time after time I am proven wrong. She always keeps me guessing and on the edge of my seat the entire journey. Don’t even get me started on that ending…WTH?? I’m stunned and at a loss for words.

    “We are perilous. We are violent. Sal and I are caged.”

    Since Juliet I have always been and will forever be TeamSal and TeamIris. I want them to find their balance and their dark, twisted happily ever after. This book is simply breathtaking. Another exceptional read from Kailee Reese Samuels!! I am, not so patiently, waiting for the next book.

    “Iris was a bad girl. A really bad girl. And I am going to be the mofo to punish her for her sins.”

  2. mimi

    There are some authors’ work you simply can’t stay away from. Kailee Samuels is undoubtedly one of them; every time I finish one of her her stories, I long to read the next one.
    “A night to remember, a day never to forget.”

    With Salt Kissed Love, she puts the accent on Iris and Sal’s story and, OMG, was it good!!! This couple is fire, danger, heartbreak and whiplash.
    They are messed up, perfectly imperfect, real. They infuriated me, made me cringe and scream, and yet, they are those characters you love and root for, no matter what. The complexity of their couple, the asset versus the target, proved to be challenging, beautiful, intoxicating. And so addicting. Emotionally intense, SKL stirred some strong reactions in me. Jealousy, deceit, doubts, trust issues, betrayal, lust, love, and friendship run the story. Hang on, that is pure craziness.
    “Our relationship is a complicated, misunderstood encyclopedia of psychological mind fuckery and we speak a language unto ourselves.”
    You can count on the author to make you think, to keep you riveted to her words. Between the sensuality, the pain and the hurt, the thrilling storyline and the multi-layered plot, you’ll never know what’s coming to you, and when it does… Boom, it’s going to blow you away!!!
    “We sin with one another as we soar over the edge and fall.”

    Collect the pieces of the puzzle, add more to the bigger picture, see the events in another light, let the story unfold. Enjoy the experience….

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