Wendy reviews ‘They Call Him Levity’ (Welcome Boulevard #1) by Davidson King. Published November 16, 2021 216 pages.
Levity works the streets of Welcome Boulevard, begging people for money. It keeps food in his belly, a leaky roof over his head, and he gets to do it with his best friend, Clove. No, it’s not the ideal life, but he does what he must to survive.
Salvatore Grillo is a man who is used to getting what he wants. He’s a loyal brother to his autistic sister, runs numerous business empires, and knows how to make people to bend to his will. It’s not often someone comes along and shakes things up. And then Levity smiles at him.
Levity’s idea to pull in more money draws Salvatore’s attention, and while being the focus of a crime boss should be terrifying, Levity is intrigued by the man. Not to mention, Sal is as gorgeous as he is powerful. The two gravitate toward one another and soon are wrapped up tightly in each other’s worlds. When enemies try to break through their doors and their lives, Salvatore has to do everything in his power to save not just himself but Levity too.
Not knowing who is behind all the chaos or when they will strike makes their happily ever after almost impossible. Time’s running out for Sal and Levity. Will they survive, or will their story end before it’s even begun?
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I’ve read everything this author has written, and can I just say that she is Mafia trope royalty. Not only does she write fantastic stories with plot twists and turns, suspense, action, and danger, they convey a sense of community and family values while doing all the above.
Levity doesn’t quite live on the streets but it’s a close thing and he certainly has lived rough in the past. He and his roommate Clove, along with their group of friends work on the streets for the man whose name instills fear in all who hear it. I love their loyalty to each other and the way they stick together and take care of each other in such a dangerous environment. Levity is exactly like his name. He’s pure joy to read.
Salvatore or Sal also has a sense of family and values but they’re a bit different from Levity’s. Sal will fight to his last breath for those he loves and that plays a big part in this story. His sense of community however is sadly lacking, at least until he meets Levity and has his eyes opened to the consequences of his actions. He’s completely devoted to his sister who has autism. Jacquelyn or Jac is probably my favorite secondary character of all time. She’s written with compassion and sensitivity and has strength that most people wouldn’t immediately see.
As all good romance stories go, they fall for each other… hard. They are perfect for each other, playing off the other’s strengths and weaknesses. I love them as a couple. They listened to each other and learned together.
So, I briefly mentioned the suspense, action, and danger earlier… this book is action packed and will keep you on the edge of your seat right up to the end. It’s a wonderfully written story. I hope you’ll take a chance on it and love it as much as I do. I’m so excited for more of this series!
10/10 Pots of Gold or 100% recommended