Review: Assassin Next Door by Eve Langlais

Posted April 19, 2018 by Shari in Reviews / 7 Comments

Review: Assassin Next Door by Eve Langlais
Assassin Next Door

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Series: Bad Boy Inc. #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on July 18, 2017
Pages: 324
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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The Delight

I had such a fun time with this book. It was some of what I expect and some not what I expected. Eve Langlais takes a serious subject, injects some heat and laughter to come out with a great story that grabs you by the balls…or not if you are a female.

Review

What a cute, but deadly story! I didn’t know what to expect going into a story where the hero is an assassin. Does he have a conscience? Kill anyone and everyone for a paycheck? Or does he have morals…standards. Right away she throws you into a mission with Calvin. You see him in action and it doesn’t end the way you think it will. I laughed because it was actually funny how he finished the mission without really having to finish the mission.

Calvin has a pretty quiet life outside of work. He owns a house, renovates it, but also has it secured to a T. He has no family or entanglements and he loves his suits. In comes Lily to the story. A newly single mom takes on a rental house next door with her daughter Zoe. She’s broke, finalizing a divorce to an abusive husband who doesn’t want to let her go, and trying to create a new life for her daughter and herself. Just what Calvin doesn’t want or need.

A series of events put both parties on alert, but for different reasons. Calvin is suave and while he is upset at first, he starts to warm to the idea of getting involved with Lily. Lily for her part is a little more reluctant after leaving her husband to get involved with a dominant guy.

Eve takes these two characters and makes them real, turning the assassin into a hero more than a deadly, cold hearted villain and an abuse victim into a strong heroine. What you go in expecting is not what you get. I found depth to characters I wasn’t expecting. These two were sexy while also being real people with hopes and fears. I enjoyed myself immensely reading this book!

Now I can’t wait to get the next book and the next one and even the next one in this series!

Bad Boy, Inc. Series

Challenges

Bad Boys of Romance #4 – Assassin
Review Writing Challenge = #8
Literary Pickers #6 – Business Suit
Books ‘N Tunes #5 – Dancing in the Dark by Imagine Dragons

Recommendations

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Preview

About Eve Langlais

~ New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

Hello, my name is Eve and I am a Canadian author who loves to write hot romance, usually with werewolves, cyborgs or aliens.

I should warn you that I possess a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. I enjoy strong alpha males, and shifters. Lots of big, overprotective shifters. I am also extremely partial to aliens, the kind who like to abduct humans and then drive them insane…with pleasure. Do you like something a little darker? Then check out my cyborgs whose battle with humanity have captivated readers worldwide.

I love to write, and while I don’t always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a happily ever after.

Thanks so much for coming by and checking me out. If you’d like to know more, read some excerpts or find out what’s coming next, then please visit me at http://www.EveLanglais.com

Or sign up for my new release email list at
http://www.evelanglais.com/newrelease

Happy reading!
Eve Langlais

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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  • Karen

    You had me at assassin. I love assassin stories/tv shows/movies!

    Karen @ For What It’s Worth

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I didn’t know how I was going to like him being an assassin, but he is one with morals, so I guess I will forgive him. I ended up loving his character.

  • Karen

    You had me at assassin. I love assassin stories/tv shows/movies!

    Karen @ For What It’s Worth

  • Yep, I must read this one. I’ve enjoyed some of her more recent ones that get into heftier subject (along with my pursuit of the backlist). How to make the killer a hero. LOL

    • Shari Delighted Read

      You have to read it. I have a hit or miss relationship with Eve’s books, but this was a good one, testing my own morals of what I can take,

  • This sounds really good! I have heard so many great things about Eve Langlais but haven’t tried her books yet. I love that the assassin becomes the Hero of the story.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I usually shy away from assassin stories, ut I am glad I gave this one a try.