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Published by Swerve
Released on December 6, 2016
The Deadliest Lies series has been one adrenaline-fueled rush since the beginning. I was beyond excited to get Diego’s book since I encountered him in earlier books
Hit Man is book three in the series and works best in order, but can be read standalone the way the story is on a slightly different story arc from the others though the series arc is continued from previous books.
Diego is on the hunt for the missing pieces from TORC’s ongoing mission and he needs to locate one man. His mission is turned on its ear from the moment Audrey trips her naive way into the middle of the situation and breaks everything wide open. He finds it hard to believe that all the coincidences that connect her to the situation are merely that, coincidences. She’s a siren to him and he can’t resist the attraction even while she constantly blunders and screws everything up nearly getting herself and him killed many times.
Aubrey came to Mexico City to do something good and worthwhile with her architectural degree and her investment in a housing project for the poor only the company goes broke taking her investment with it and she is forced to help raise funds to get the project back on its feet. This is why she is teaching English at a private school and ends up near a bombing that almost takes out the school and results in one of her little students swiping her passport. Aubrey is stuck in town, but learns of a wealthy man who might be willing to fund her housing project and that is how she ends up crossing paths with the sexy Diego and landing in a boatload of trouble she doesn’t even understand.
Alright, this was a book that- sigh… I liked it, but I also was nearly driven up the wall by it. I wanted to take it seriously like the past two, but it was a struggle. In one word, Aubrey. She has so many TSTL moments in this story that I swear she wore out a plethora of guardian angels. It got to the point where it descended into slapstick. Maybe I missed something and it was meant to be suspense mashed with comedy. If so, then I suppose that alters things. Watching Aubrey stumble and bumble her way around and land on her feet each time provided entertainment.
The thing is she has a good heart and seemed to be highly intelligent in her field. She’s a sexy woman who lets go and embraces her sexuality and Diego. She takes that tom cat by storm and it was fun to see. Diego is wild and has been since his youth because losing his parents and living on the streets and in a gang leave him something more than normal. He’s a deadly operator, but also a person who relishes his work. Aubrey knocks him on his butt. Attraction turns into want and he struggles with putting her aside for her own good though it takes all his skill and ingenuity to keep her out of harm’s way.
On a side note, the mysterious Hayden who has intrigued me all along had a facet of his past revealed in this one. And it was fun to see where the series seems to be headed next.
In summary, I’m on the fence about this one, but I suppose if taken as amusing and fun instead of intense then it was quite the entertaining, exciting, sizzling hot read. I can heartily recommend the series to romantic suspense lovers who like it fast and exciting.