The Assassins' Lover [NOOK Book]

Overview

In the alternate Victorian earth the Yama live in, secrets are tantamount. This supposedly demonic race doesn't believe in letting out emotions - or in giving their hearts away.

Assassin-guards Ciran and Hattori were bred to live by that code, until Hattori's too-moral twin is imprisoned, and Ciran falls in love with the grieving man. Both have illegally altered genes that heighten sexual needs, making those needs a challenge for anyone else ...
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Overview

In the alternate Victorian earth the Yama live in, secrets are tantamount. This supposedly demonic race doesn't believe in letting out emotions - or in giving their hearts away.

Assassin-guards Ciran and Hattori were bred to live by that code, until Hattori's too-moral twin is imprisoned, and Ciran falls in love with the grieving man. Both have illegally altered genes that heighten sexual needs, making those needs a challenge for anyone else to satisfy. Theirs would be a match made in heaven, if only Hattori’s heart could stretch that extra inch toward Ciran.

Katsu Shinobi isn’t your typical demon princess. As tenderhearted as she is lovely, she seems an unlikely match for these dangerous men - until an enemy orders them to kill her. None of them can forget the erotic interlude they once shared . . . or give up the chance to build a lasting future, together.

“Unfreakingbelievably hot-hot-hot!”—RBL Romantica on the demon tale, Prince of Ice

“Thoroughly engrossing . . . A must-have for fans of more erotic romance.”
—Booklist on The Demon’s Daughter
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013157002
  • Publisher: Emma Holly
  • Publication date: 7/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 93,091
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Emma Holly is the award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty romantic novels, featuring vampires, demons, fairies and just plain extraordinary ordinary folks. She loves the hot stuff, both to read and to write!
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  • Posted December 27, 2011

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    Fabulous!

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2011

    highly recommend

    love her books

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Fantastic Read

    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.
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    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Must read!

    Worth every penny ;)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    One of my favs

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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