The Assassin by Jenika Snow
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (116 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Fuchsia
When Neeka McCarthy is taken, she doesn’t expect her kidnapper to be one of the people she trusted the most. With her father's life hanging in the throes, Neeka tries to stay strong and plot her escape. When deadly trained assassin Gage Nyght comes to her aide, Neeka must trust him with her very life.
As they fight to survive, Neeka realizes her kidnapper has other plans for her, plans that include twisted experiments and innocent lives. As her feelings for Gage escalate, Neeka realizes she may never feel safe without her roughened assassin by her side. When she thinks things are finally safe, a new threat presents itself, one that may very well end her life this time. With Gage out of the picture, Neeka must fight this battle on her own. It may very well be her last.
Being kidnapped, held at gunpoint, betrayed by someone she trusted and forced to give her blood to some unknown cause leaves Neeka in a really bad situation. It'll take the baddest of the bad to get her out of this, and that's where Gage Nyght comes in.
This story is a really good length for a short read. It would fit perfectly into your average anthology for mass market, but what holds it apart from other stories this length is that it reads like a full length novel. I could easily compare it to some of my favorite mass market authors. I was able to follow the story without wondering if I had missed a couple of pages. There were plenty of hints to the back story to keep me informed of important build up for current happenings and the characters read as if they were friends I had known forever.
Ms. Snow did a wonderful job with this story. I couldn't put it down and when I finished it, I immediately started wondering about any characters I thought might come next. Alas, I checked Ms. Snow's website and there is no mention of a coming title for this series, but I'm holding out hope.
If you like action and suspense added into a really hot and sexy romance then this title is the one for you.