If there’s one thing assassin Ethan Blade knows, it’s how to plan a job. How to study a target, find the weak spot, and strike. He keeps his guns clean, his knives sharp, and his heart sealed away behind more locks than his precious cars. Alone but safe. Until Jack Reardon burrowed his way into Ethan’s life, his car, and his heart. This may just be the deadliest mess he can’t plan his way out of.
Jack wasn’t sure he’d see Ethan again—not after the less-than-stellar ends to their previous hookups. Even finding the assassin skulking about his apartment isn’t as reassuring as it should be, especially when he works out Ethan’s motive for being there might not be personal. That said, Jack will take any chance he can to salvage their relationship, assuming he survives whatever plan Ethan is cooking up.
Ethan and Jack had a bargain, but the parameters changed and neither are certain how to move forward—together or apart. But before they can start to renegotiate, lives, trust, and hearts are endangered by ghosts from the past. Even if they dodge their enemies’ bullets, there’s a risk of friendly fire, and when you let someone get too close, even small knives can cut deep.
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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
Does anyone else shout “just kiss him already” when reading Ethan and Jack’s continuing adventures? I can’t imagine I’m the only one. Miss Hayward is excellent at the art of the tease- making me crazy with want for a specific moment or reveal, without ever feeling like I’m being played. Instead, every moment feels natural for these men, steadily ramping up the tension and chemistry each time they’re together. Though Devil in the Details had plenty of action to lead and cap off the novella, this installment seemed to really focus on furthering the relationship- answering questions both men had regarding what they have and what they want in the future. And I loved every moment. The writing is so smooth, there’s insight and little details in the quiet moments seamlessly woven alongside action scenes that deliver without letting up on the pace. And the style always reflects the moment, either conveying the urgency of the situation or relaxing to allow the reader to fully witness the characters shifting from trained operatives to tender lovers. I really enjoy seeing both men lower their defenses as they come together and evolve over the course of the series. For me, this couple and series simply gets better and better, and I’m absolutely stoked to find out what’s in store for the men next. *eARC received from author. The author had no influence over this review*