Author: Jaime Reese
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 23, 2018 Cover Designer: Reese Dante
Killian Marks is a third-generation hitman. After hunting monsters for over twenty years, he lives under no illusions of happily ever afters and fairy tales. Until he meets a man who threatens to disarm him, by giving him hope for a future and showing him there’s more to life than just death.
For Nick, living in shadows is second nature. He’s all too familiar with the dark side of humanity and knows how delicate life can be. Each new day is a gift, even though it means doing it alone. But he’ll risk his survival for the one man who awakens something deep within and leaves him yearning for more.
Nick wants to solve the mystery behind the dark, brooding man, while Killian craves the life and light emanating from Nick. They soon discover they have more in common than either could have anticipated. With both their lives and hearts at stake, they must confront the ghost from Nick’s past intent on tying up a loose end. Only then will they truly find peace, and discover the shades of life in between.
Whoever thought you could get a true romance out of a hitman book, but here we are.
I really liked Nicholas and Ian, heck, even Dex.
I loved the talisman aspect to the story and the twist of fate that happens within.
Ian is a stoic guy, so it is funny to see Dex (his partner and only "friend") get a rise out of him.
Same is Nicholas, there's a certain thrum between these two, they can see past their outer shells.
It's a wonderfully written love story with an edge of danger and while I loved it, I also thought it got a little "too sweet" at times. While I am a romance girl, I am an action girl at heart and i thought it would have a little more than that, and kind of took away from that danger part of the story.
I still highly recommend this read, especially if you enjoyed Jamie's Men of Halfway series (which I did) :)
Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.