This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Intermix
Released on January 20, 2015
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
I was excited to see this follow-up story for Nick and Daisy that shares what happens after their exciting happily ever after. It answers the question of what happens when a cold-hearted killer falls in love and tries to go straight. This story was laced with humor, sweet moments, red-hot dirty mouthed passion and a few challenges that only a former trained assassin can deal with all in a day’s work.
This one cannot be read as a standalone. At the very least, it needs to come after book one, but ideally it’s nice to get it in order so references to characters from book two will make sense.
Daisy and Nick are trying to settle into normal life, but can’t seem to figure out where they are going wrong, particularly Daisy. Nick just needs Daisy and is content if a little off balance with his new start, but Daisy, she loves people and wants friends. Unfortunately, the other college students mark her as different and are terrified of Nick so she is lonely and sad. Nick can’t have that so he tries to help even while he is also trying to figure out what the suspicious cop has on his mind and deal with the possibility of a dangerous hit man on their college campus. In between the joys and sadness of daily life, Daisy and Nick are as passionate as ever. Nick’s crude yet tender lovemaking and filthy talk stir Daisy to no end and at the end of the day she realizes that what does she need with a bunch of friends if she has her Nick.
I had a good time with this one though I do confess that it has its draggy moments and Daisy can come across as a tad whiny about the friends thing. She is insecure and not strong enough to embrace her differences, but she is also sweet and cute and perfect for Nick who needs her sunny light and generous nature. He doesn’t need normal; he needs a woman who will accept a damaged man with a dark past and she does that whole-heartedly. Now, Nick was Nick and that is always a good thing for me. I’m amazed how these talented authors were able to convince me that even a cold-hearted killer would make an engaging hero.
Now, that I’ve had a visit with Nick and Daisy, I am so ready for the next installment of the series that promises to be just as riveting as the others. Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense lovers might find this series an interesting change of pace.
My thanks to Penguin Group and Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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