The Assassins' Lover

The Assassins' Lover

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by Emma Holly
     
 
Assassin-guards Ciran and Hattori were bred to live by a code. Never betray your master and never lose your heart. Each icy man is all the other needs until they're sent to kill the beautiful demon aristocrat, Katsu. Against all expectations, this tenderhearted female teaches them they can love. The trio's future would be sweet . . . but only if they escape the enemy

Overview

Assassin-guards Ciran and Hattori were bred to live by a code. Never betray your master and never lose your heart. Each icy man is all the other needs until they're sent to kill the beautiful demon aristocrat, Katsu. Against all expectations, this tenderhearted female teaches them they can love. The trio's future would be sweet . . . but only if they escape the enemy who wants to slay them all!

A tale of an alternate Victorian world from USA Today bestseller, Emma Holly.

"I feel as if I am actually friends with these characters . . . groundbreaking . . . an absolute Must Read."--You Gotta Read Reviews
 
"An erotic powerhouse that dives right into what readers love best about the . . . amazing mind of Ms. Holly."--Whipped Cream Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013157002
Publisher:
Emma Holly
Publication date:
07/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
107,711
File size:
459 KB

Meet the Author

Emma Holly is the award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty romantic novels, featuring shapeshifters, demons, fairies and just plain extraordinary ordinary folks. She loves the hot stuff, both to read and to write!

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The Assassins' Lover 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Buffy_Ann More than 1 year ago
I love the steam punk feel of this book! The class difference between the people and the the enduring love that they carry for each other is very moving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love her books
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
This story is an erotic powerhouse that dives right into what readers love best about the demon world created by the amazing mind of Ms. Holly. For readers who may feel that they don't or can't get enough of those scenes that the author does so well, The Assassin's Lover is a bonanza. What always amazes and delights me is the raw emotion and need that Ms. Holly imbues her characters with. I don't know how she does it, but every erotic scene has meaning to the characters and brings depth to the story without ever seeming gratuitous or for the sake of sex itself. The conflicts are varied. There's the external threat of assassins going after the assassins, the idea of vengeance, and the most important and relevant issue is the balancing of three lives into a cohesive and healthy relationship. Feelings are hurt, soothed, explored and exposed. The dynamics of bringing together three such diverse and unlikely characters and making them fall in love was tricky and fascinating. To add spice and suspense there was an additional goal or plot -- to rescue a relative from an unspeakable and well guarded place. Put it all together and readers are in for a roller coaster of drama, uncertainty, daring-do and a romance that defies the odds. Kat is an exiled princess. The best description I can come up with to refer to her is 'survivor'. There's a bow to the tale of Cinderella regarding the heroine. The unfair attacks against her haven't broken her but made her stronger, more determined and more appreciative of the gifts that come her way. I loved that she could be haughty and prim, wild and devious, and sexually bold -- truly a mate worthy of the strong men in her life. Those manly men come in the yummy packages of Hattori and Ciran. A reader will first meet them in an innocent setting. What's genius about that is its showing of a simple and uncomplicated time in all of their lives. The author sets up the future by looking briefly into the past. By doing so, I understood better about what they lost, what they struggled to overcome and what they eventually will fight for. It's a hard road but the men are harder. Hattori is the main focus of Kat's desire. Ciran is the unfortunate third wheel whose emotions and feelings are locked inside. His yearning is what endeared him to me. He was trying so hard to be selfless and it was killing me. I believe that he needed to love and be loved most of all. Hattori and Kat's eventual realization of that truth enhanced the telling of this fascinating tale. Sure, it's full of bumps and bruises, but a lot of hot loving is what eventually takes the blinders off allowing Hattori and Kat to let go of their ingrained reserve and finally reveal the true love they all share. It's beautiful; their passion has an incendiary quality that had me having to fan myself a few times. Okay, more than a few. As I said before, one of the plot goals was to rescue a family member. What the trio had to do in order to be successful had me shivering and perspiring. It's intense, it's a bit rough and it's well written. The saying is, when you love someone, you'll do anything for them. Ms. Holly explored it in a way only she can. Get ready for a wild ride. Read the Full Review at Whipped Cream Reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth every penny ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite erotic menage books of all time. I still check back every once in a while to see if she has written a book for hattori' s brother.
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I love all her books, they are a must read! This book was the only book she wrote this year that continues the story of the "Yama" series, like from the "Prince of Ice". I was amazed at the lenght of the book for the price. It is over 700 pages and wonderfully written with many delicious erotic encounters to steam up the pages, that Emma Holly is known for. This was the first book I bought this year and, I quickly purchased all the rest in great anticipation of wonderful stories to come! I love her as an author and have all her books. I love the "Yama" series, so if you are a major fan like I am, you will be thrilled.
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