BOOK LENGTH: NOVEL
WORD COUNT: 52521
GENRE: GAY, CRIME AND MYSTERY, PARANORMAL
Mick is a hit man sent after Gavin. Can Gavin, an ex-conman and a shifter, convince Mick they should join forces before Mick kills him?Mick Whalen is a hit man hired to kill Gavin Wilde. However, when he tracks Gavin to a remote mountain cabin, he discovers that killing the coyote shifter is not in the cards. Especially when Gavin offers sex as an incentive to spare his life—an offer Mick does not refuse.At Gavin’s insistence, they find out who hired Mick before someone else is sent to finish the job. The most probable person is a vampire with an ax to grind because of something Gavin did to him in the past. With the help of Gavin’s bear shifter friend Torben, and Torben’s vampire friend Brynja, they set out to stop the vampire—perhaps permanently.Mick and Gavin decide to join forces since, as Gavin points out, he can teleport Mick away after a hit. The contracts come, and their rough bouts of sex heat up in the process.However, they’re almost killed on a job—a job no one knew about except Mick’s friend and handler Johnny. When Johnny is murdered, they team up with the two other hit men who also once worked for Johnny, to find and eliminate his killer as well.With death and destruction now both men’s way of life, will it draw them closer together—or destroy what has become more than just a friendship? Reader Advisory: This book contains light BDSM.
Review by multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Oh, this is a new one from Edward Kendrick. It is still filled with the action-packed scenes I love, there are still the erotic scenes that can make readers blush. So what is different?
We have Mick who is an assassin for hire. His task is to 'off' one Gavin Wilde, actor and all-around a$$. Supposedly. Then we have Gavin himself. He is an actor, yes, but he also has a long background as a con man. He is also a coyote shifter which makes him wily as manipulative could be. The two meet, the con cons the assassin, the assassin takes the con, both like the results, and then we have an unusual partnership.
Basically, these two main characters are not your usual main squeezes. They are what I would call the anti-heroes who I just love to love and kind of get frustrated with. Mitch and Gavin, they don't have much of morality dear readers, neither do they have much of a conscience to speak of. No, they are not pathological liars or psychotics, they are just who and what they are because of their backgrounds. But I do really like them, although as fictional men, not in real life. They are kind of scary and deadly and sexy, just the type of men I like to spend an afternoon reading about.
This is a different Kendrick, but I likey! So more of this, I am waiting and wanting for.
Note: Copy provided by publisher for an honest review.