Author: LJ Hayward
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Rating: 4 stars
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Blurb: Jack Reardon, former SAS soldier and current Australian Meta-State asset, has seen some messy battles. But “messy” takes on a whole new meaning when he finds himself tied to a chair in a torture shack, his cover blown wide open, all thanks to notorious killer-for-hire Ethan Blade.
I liked this book. I liked how you never really knew if you should or shouldn’t trust Blade. Or anyone else for that matter. I enjoy the mind games. There is tons of action in this book. Jack and Blade are attracted to each other but they try to keep from acting on it because they’re in enough trouble as it is. They each have an objective and getting laid isn’t one of them.
The book alternates from past to present through the POV of Jack. Parts of it are purposefully vague so you have to keep reading to put everything into place. I have to say normally I like this. For me in this book it was jarring. I think it diminished some of the tension being built up. Blade’s character was interesting. He’s a very polite and fearless murderer that you really can’t help but like. I personally didn’t get too into the romantic relationship that was beginning between them. It’s initially supposed to be sex only but then they have to admit their feelings. The job and finding the traitor take priority since neither will be safe until they do. Over all I liked the book. I’d definitely be interested in reading the next one.