Skin Game

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Kyra's a con woman and a thief who can steal her target's strongest skill. But when she becomes the target of a hit man, she won't be able to hide from the passion that engulfs them.

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Overview

Kyra's a con woman and a thief who can steal her target's strongest skill. But when she becomes the target of a hit man, she won't be able to hide from the passion that engulfs them.

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Ann Aguirre's first book as Ava Gray adds a tiny touch of the psychic to a riveting romantic suspense novel. Con woman Kyra Beckwith can absorb a person's special skills through touch, allowing her to beat them at their own game. She rips off and humiliates a casino owner who then orders a hit on her. Hired for the job by a strange intermediary with an agenda of his own is Reyes, who only kills those he finds deserving of death. Posing as a drifter, he offers Kyra his protection after her latest mark threatens her. Chemistry sizzles between them, and once Reyes realizes his contact lied to him about Kyra's history, the two team up to figure out what's really going on. Strong, nuanced character development adds depth to the danger, but over-the-top coincidence and drama occasionally interrupt the narrative flow. (Dec.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425231531
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/3/2009
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted October 20, 2009

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    a fast-paced romantic suspense thriller

    In Vegas, the big shot casino owner Gerard Serrano beat to death her father; two bit con artist Kyra Marie Beckwith vows to get even. She cleverly wormed her way into his vicious inner circle and pulls off a con that leaves a raging Serrano stripped of his monumental pride and a thirst for enacting vengeance to rival that of Kyra.

    Kyra uses her skills to steal someone's abilities by touching them as she just did in the pool hall. However, the deadliest hit man alive, Reyes is after her and unbeknownst to her he marked her at the pool hall. Hired by Serrano to kill her after he recovers the money he claims she stole from him, Rey knows he must get close to his target to retrieve the loot before killing her. He figures that will prove easy as all he has to do his forge a relationship and seduce her. However, Rey makes love with her in Lake Charles only to find he wants more and she is gone. Taken aback because for the first time in memory he cares about someone else; he is falling in love just as she is with him. However he also knows once she learns who he is, Kyra will end their relationship as she will never forgive betrayal even as his failure to do the job means the end of his vocation. Soon Reyes realizes Serrano hired some of his assassin competitors.

    With a literally touch of para-tactile skills to enhance the tale, SKIN GAME is a fast-paced romantic suspense thriller starring two unlikely lead characters. He is a paid killer and she is a con artist while their "matchmaker" is a cruel individual used to ordering executions. Fans will enjoy this fun tale mindful of Grosse Pointe Blank only the female star is a felon too.

    Harriet Klausner

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    very good

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    Recommend

    I have enjoyed this entire series so far. Liked the premise and they kept me interested.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Too long

    The story was interesting. Con woman hooks up with the assassin hired to kill her. They fall for eachother...etc. but there was just too much useless information. It was too long. So even though i enjoyed some of it, i felt disappointed.##

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