Ethan Blade—assassin extraordinaire, cold-blooded killer, heartless monster, and . . . retiree?
I’ve spent my whole life dealing in death, efficiently eliminating targets while fighting to preserve a sense of self and morality, to avoid becoming as detached and ruthless as my siblings. I thought I had succeeded. Then I met Jack Reardon—contrary, handsome, forgiving, and far too good for the likes of me—and my life was tipped upside down. When he asked me to move in with him, he didn’t specify that I had to quit my job, but I wanted to—for myself, not for him. I should have known it wouldn’t be that easy.
My old instincts—“Ethan Blade”—are soon tempted out of retirement by a job offer I can’t afford to refuse and by an old hook-up of Jack’s he’d be a fool to refuse. While falling prey to my own temptation, Jack struggles with his. Which is precisely when the true danger exposes itself—one of my siblings with no such sense of self or morality. Only pain. And he is prepared to rain it down on me and Jack, unless I can square the Ethan Blade I want to be with the one I need to be, in time to save us both
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About the Author
L.J. Hayward has been telling stories for most of her life. Granted, a good deal of them have been of the tall variety, but who’s counting? Parents and teachers notwithstanding, of course. These days, the vast majority of her story telling has been in an honest attempt to create fun and exciting ways of entertaining others (and making money). As such, she is still a mad (always provoked!) scientist in a dungeon laboratory (it has no windows. Seriously, the zombie apocalypse could be going on outside and she’d have nary a clue) who, on the rare occasions she emerges into the light, does so under extreme protest and with the potential hazard of bursting into flames under the southeast Queensland sun.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dealing in Death is the seventh title in the Death and the Devil series, which has yet to disappoint me. This is definitely not a series of standalones as they follow one couple and have a story arc that spans all the books. The timeline for Dealing in Death overlaps that of Why the Devil Stalks Death, but it isn’t a rehash. Instead it’s the events told entirely from Ethan Blade’s point-of-view, providing significant insight into his thoughts, past, worries, and hopes…and I ate it up like candy. Dealing in Death had plenty of the intense action scenes that have become this series’ trademark, and even though I knew how the major moments played out, I still found myself perched on the edge of my seat with my heart racing. However, Dealing in Death also revealed an unexpected vulnerable side of Ethan that deepened my love for his character and left me that much more invested in Jack and him getting their happily-ever-after. This couple is what chemistry is all about. I can feel their connection in their words, actions, and even the pauses in between moments. Every time Jack and Ethan come together there are fireworks, but it’s the little things like the touches, hugs, and the kisses (!!!!) where the magic exists that make my heart flutter and make this one of my very favorite couples ever. I know I’m going to be incredibly sad when the curtain closes on this series, but happily there seems to be at least a few more exciting times to come as Ethan strives to carve a new life for himself alongside Jack. If you enjoy a good romantic suspense/ action thriller, this series tops my list of recommendations. *eARC received from author. The author had no influence over this review*