Mateo Esposito loves his job. Hired assassin for the US Government, he takes lives and he kicks ass with no mercy. When a job lands in his lap that's just not quite right, Mateo finds himself questioning orders for the first time in his career. Who would have known he'd be undone by a purple hippo.... Riley Flynn is CEO of Flynn Electronics. Deep in his closet, Riley wonders what it would feel like to be with a man. When his path crosses with Mateo's, their lives will never be the same. Because Riley is Mateo's next target....
©2012 Sandrine Gasq-Dion (P)2016 Sandrine Gasq-Dion
I'm an unabashed fiction fan: mostly M/M, Romance, Erotica, Suspense, Thrillers, Action, NA/YA genres.
Seriously, one of the only reasons I've given this such a high rating is because Greg Tremblay (as Greg Boudreaux) made this flufftastic ridiculousness entertaining.
This story has a badass assassin who only kills bad guys. Where the guy who's never given a blow job can suddenly deep throat because he's watched others doing it. Where a thirty-two year old man can orgasm 5 times in one hour.
There be magic penises here, aye!
But, at the end of the day, Greg Tremblay (as Greg Boudreaux) makes this SO FREAKING ENTERTAINING. It didn't matter how many plot holes or how completely ridiculous and unrealistic it was - it was FUN. And I will definitely check out the rest of the series.
NOTE: Don't be confused like I was. Though this is called the Assassin/Shifter series, there are, in fact, NO SHIFTERS in this book. Apparently, some time in book two shifters are mentioned, and then show up in book three? I don't know, but I'll find out!
Love listening to great stories matched well to the right narrators.
Plain story .... No suspense or trill.
Well not bad but not great.
Avid reader, reviewer, blogger and budding author.
Not better, more like an enhancement.
The rescuing of Riley
Mateo, hands down. Love that brooding, sexy voice he has.
Mateo, hello, sexy!
E-book review December 2012...
Openly gay assassin Mateo Esposito has the perfect life. He kills people for a living and doesn't even think twice as he pulls the trigger. His targets are murderers, rapists and pedophiles; so the fact that he doesn't loose any sleep over them is no surprise. Until he stumbles upon Riley Flynn.
Riley Flynn is the CEO of Flynn Electronics. Not so openly gay, Riley stays safely behind the doors of his closet. After his mother died when he was a teenager, Riley was raised by his homophobic father. Riley is also Mateo's next target.
Character developement was precise as we watch Mateo go from predator to protector. The relationship that develops between the pair is amazing, even as they fight it, then give in to it, only to come across yet another road block. Gasq-Dion definitely laid the ground work for many more books and promising storylines with the side characters as well. My personal favorite would be General "fuck it" Derek and Pruitt, I do so hope they get much more page time in the coming books.
This is a M/M erotic love story that is sensual and steamy! It is also fast paced and action packed with several twists and turns to keep you guessing.
Audio book review April 2016…
It’s always a joy when a favorite narrator breathes life into one of your favorite books. Boudreaux truly brings Mateo and Riley to life with tone, inflection and sometimes not so subtle nuances. I especially liked the desperation I could hear in his voice during a more dramatic part in the story. I’ve probably read this book a dozen times or more so I knew full well how these two met, fell in love, were torn apart and the dangerous road travelled to bring them back together. Listening to the events unfold gave me a new insight into the story. You can read a book and imagine how something sounds or feels, Boudreaux was able to bring those sounds and feelings out for the characters with the voices he gave them.
I highly recommend this series to anyone that reads the genre. Whether you like shifters, paranormal, romance, passion, angst, you can find just about anything in this series. And now we have the promise of hearing the escapades and sexcapades of this Motely crew of men that make up the Skull Blasters and Shifters. Very exciting!
OMG! OMG! OMG!
I have absolutely loved this book (and series) for so, so long and to have Greg Tremblay (I mean Greg Boudreaux!) narrate? Nirvana!
By now you’re probably familiar with the book – but – WTH I’ll sum it up for you here.
Mateo belongs to a group of ex-soldiers who go around now killing bad guys for the government. (This is not a big part of their story line, but it gives you a taste of the type of men they are.)
In book one, Mateo is on assignment (supposedly) to kill Riley for unknown reasons. Luckily, Mateo always does the research before he makes a kill, and what he finds baffles him. So… instead of killing Riley he ends up kidnapping him!
Meanwhile, Mateo, who is openly gay, has an encounter in the back room of a bar with a guy who rocks his world… you can guess who the mystery man ends up being, right?
So now we have two guys, one who is out and proud but a mercenary assassin, and another in the closet-high-profile-businessman who are hot for each other but not sure they can be with the other in the long term.
And…bad guys are still after both Mateo and Riley… and we get to meet the other guys who will have their own books soon.
Oh – and lots of scorching hot sex!
Audio – Don’t get me started on how much I love Greg! He’s amazing and absolutely the best choice for this book – my only dream is that he does the entire series … (My friends and I are already applying for the loans to buy the series on audio… it’s like 24 books – so at around $12 a pop… well – it’s TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!
This is a fun, sexy, funny series with lots of sappy romance, hot sex and funny, unique characters that all link together – you won’t want to miss a book!
I highly recommend this series and this audiobook.
6 of 5 stars
I can't wait for the next installment of this series. love the storyline , the narrator bring the book to life, greg boudreaux one of my favorite narrators.
I absolutely loved this audiobook. I have ALL the Assassin/Shifter books. I am so happy this book was put in audiobook form.
The narrator was PERFECT! I hope he is used for all the books. I look forward to hearing his Italian and Russian accents. He was perfect on each characters .
As soon as I've seen that one of Sandrines book is on audible I immediately bought it. I just love her books especially this Assassin/Shifter series. But I really, really dislike this narrator. I struggled to finish. I don't like his voice, how he reads, how he portraits characters, etc. I guess we are just not a good match.
"such a sexy voice !"
I read this book a few times before as sandrine is one of my favourite authors but to lie in the dark with a very sexy voice reading it to you at a more relaxed pace than I read myself with added chuckles and sighs and grunts in all the right places makes it a very enjoyable experience...roll on book two!
Report Inappropriate Content