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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dying Assassin by Joyee Flynn

Dying Assassin by Joyee Flynn
Wolf Harem Series Book #3
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (174 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M/M/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Toys, Spanking, Violence
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Edelweiss

In the next installment of the Wolf Harem series, Ryder and Luc are desperately trying to help in the aftermath of the bombing. They call on pack leaders for help and resources to aide Spencer and Dean. While Luc focuses on helping their men, Ryder works on the cover up, to hide every possible detail which could potentially reveal their true identities to the human police. As they work through the situation and fear losing the two men they love, there's one mystery they must solve, who hates them enough to send a bomb intended for murder?

What could possibly be hotter than four gorgeous guys in one big bed? Why five gorgeous guys of course! Joyee Flynn turns up the heat with the third book in her Wolf Harem series. Let me tell you why Dying Assassin is a must read for m/m menage fans...

I truly anticipate reading Joyee Flynn's series because she continues the love story of the couples introduced in all of the previous books. It begins with Spencer and Ryder, then continues with each book to change their relationship by adding a new man. These kind of relationships seem impossible until you learn more about the men and the circumstances that bring them together. The protagonists in this book are all so unique that they each bring something special to complete “harem”. Each scene was designed to illustrate the love these men have for each other. I was touched by the dedication of all the members of this little family to make their partners happy by self sacrifice and thoughtfulness. By the end of the book you'll be able to see that losing any one member of their group would devastate them and their special bond.

Another singular feature in shifter books is the bond between mates. Ms. Flynn manages to maintain the faithfulness in each mate while adding a new companion to the union. The scenes she creates are incredibly imaginative and leave the reader with a clear picture of what is happening. When these men get together in bed, a plane, and other random flat surfaces, the fireworks are almost overwhelming. These boys should come with their own "Smoking Hot" warning label.

This is book includes violence from outside forces. I can appreciate a story that allows the good guys to struggle just enough to refine their personalities. This refinement is evident as each person must deal with their own battles, and stand ready to unite with their lovers to face their foes. The protectiveness shown for their mates made me smile on several occasions.

This book does end with a cliffhanger, but it does not in any way endanger the partnership of the harem. I've added a BDSM tag to this review but it is not a strong element in the book and is, in my opinion, very light in nature. I strongly suggest reading the first two books in this series before continuing to Dying Assassin. This book is written in first person, and includes two different perspectives. Do not be concerned by this as the change in perspective makes perfect sense and really adds to the understanding of the story.

I highly suggest you read the Wolf Harem series, especially Dying Assassin as it is my favorite so far. There were moments that I laughed so hard I had to find my place again. I think you'll really enjoy this book and recommend picking it up today. I'll end with my favorite quote from the book: "Well, we can't have you upset, baby." I chuckled, taking his hand. "You're the one who feeds me."

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