alwaysanswerb’s #CBR5 Review 51: Assassins in Love by Kris DeLake

Goodreads summary:

Agent: Misha
Profile: Highly trained in every method the assassins guild has to offer. Always goes by the book.
Agent: Rikki
Profile: Rogue assassin who kills only to rid the world of hardened criminals. Hates organizations. Always does it her way.

Misha’s mission is to get Rikki to join the guild or give up her guns. He completely undere

stimated the effect she would have on him…and what heat and chaos they could bring to each other…

You guys, I just can’t with that cover and title. I CAN. NOT. The book was pretty bad too: what you see is what you get. I finished it a week or two ago and can barely remember enough of it to compose a thoughtful review; I only remember that I thought it was pretty banal and followed a pretty typical pattern of instant lust somehow becomes love even though they barely know or trust each other, because in the world of romance, pants feelings conquer all. In some cases, “love” is measured here by the two having growing respect for each others’ skill at their jobs, but this is pretty rich because we never see Misha complete a job in the book and Rikki doesn’t come across as a superstar in the one job she does on her own at the beginning either.

This isn’t really worth reading, but I am generously rounding up to 2 stars from 1.5 because the author did some competent world-building to flesh out the sci-fi universe, and there were details there that I appreciated outside of the hum-drum romance.

One thought on “alwaysanswerb’s #CBR5 Review 51: Assassins in Love by Kris DeLake

  1. This is one of those books that gets RAVE reviews but I always looked a the title & cover art thinking, “Really? This book is REALLY awesome?”

    Your review just confirmed my suspicions – thank you for sparing me the time and $$ on this one. And also the shame of carrying around a book with this cover 😉

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