Walker Easton has chosen a life of solitude, and it's always suited him well. When a young lover is viciously taken from him, he begins to reevaluate his connection with Emilio. Could he have saved the young man had he resisted the deep-seated desire to belong to someone? Lost and uncertain for the first time in his life, his bravado is slipping away.
When he's given his next filthy assignment, he remembers Emilio's final words to him..."Who will grieve for you when you are gone, Walker?" His next choices set him on a dangerous path where there is no turning back, and when an old friend gets in the way, he has an impossible decision to make.
Callum Tryst is a dangerous man in his own right. Young and cocky and undeniably one of the finest assassins alive, he goes after a target not knowing that there is one painted on his own back. When he crosses paths with a career sniper, he finally meets his match...or does he? Callum learns the hard way that perhaps the best weapon against his enemy is another enemy. He finds himself asking the question, "If I've never ever cared about anyone, did I ever really matter?"
Join the pair as they mete out justice as only they know how, in a desperate fight to the finish...and the discovery that the fight is not as they always assumed it to be. Assumptions get you killed...and dead men cannot love.
©2014 Patricia Logan (P)2015 Patricia Logan
Hot, action packed
That both main characters are alpha males!!
I always love seeing some of the characters from other Patricia Logan books and how each series is almost intertwined but at the same time each book can be read as a standalone.
I thought the narrator did a great job and I really enjoyed listening.
To say you would have to suspend disbelief to get through this story is an understatement. I had high hopes for this assassin/revenge trope, and it started out good but ultimately really fell flat with me. It has light D/s, but not overly so and the multiple relationships kind of confused me, but I was still engaged in the first half. The first half of the story was about Walker seeking revenge for his murdered lover. Aside from an overuse of adjectives in describing the men in this story, it wasn't too bad. There are no normal looking men in this book, they are all pretty, beautiful, magnificent, etc. It was a little too much. But then it went downhill fast when the instalove happens. Then my eyes rolls increased a little, but I was still down with giving it a solid 3 stars. The final nail was the "not really epilogue." It was just ridiculous and I couldn't even in good conscience give the story a 3 star rating. The story just made no sense after that.
The narrator did a great job and he got an extra star for trying to sing at one point, which really made me smile. Maybe the 2nd story is better, but right now, I have no desire to find out.
"Good but could've been better"
This was a good story but it could've been so much better. One of my major peeves was the different threads of stories featuring other characters in detail that distracted from Walker and Callum's story. For example I found Stefano a lot more intriguing and for a little while I actually thought the story was about him until Callum showed up. I just wished the author showed us their world purely from Walker and Callum's POVs rather than the constant flipping to secondary character's POVs. It just dampened the intensity and action for me. Another plus is that the audio narration was good.
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