Warrior Scorpio finds himself alone on a botched op. No weapons, no communication devices, injured…and instantly recognized by a group of witches who want him dead.
Witch Tessa promises to marry a rival leader to save her people. But she never planned on the new prisoner in her coven. Scorpio, a rough, former mercenary makes the outrageous claim that she belongs to him.
Even from behind bars, the longer Scorpio stays, the more he unsettles Tessa and she questions all she thought she knew. Choosing him will put everyone she cares for at risk. He’s nothing like she expected, and the last thing she could dare to want.
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Powerful warriors with dark pasts, wronged witches seeking revenge, a man and woman deemed enemies but helplessly drawn together - Assassin's Kiss (A Watchers Kiss Novel) has everything a paranormal romance fan could want. Once I started the story I could not put it down until I read the whole thing. Sharon Kay just keeps making the world of the Solsti and Watchers better and better and this latest installment is one of her best to date.
What I Loved: Assassin's Kiss is a solid story and I loved that it can be read as a stand alone. While established fans will find the well established paranormal realms and creatures that they've come to know and love in Kay's previous books, new readers will just find an incredibly well written and exciting story that they can dive right into. Scorpio and Tess a make a great pair and their energy sizzles.
What I Didn't Love: I would have enjoyed just a bit more interaction between Scorpio and his fellow Watchers or a slightly expanded epilogue showing Scorpio and Tessa more in that environment. That's just nit-picky though, Assassin's Kiss is still a top form paranormal romance.
"His brutally efficient outward actions seemed to define him, but obscured the true motivation that made his heart beat with the urgent need to protect."
"She gazed up at him, lost in the sincerity of his eyes. Sincerity that had radiated off him like sunlight ever since she'd first gotten near him. Warrior. Honor. Duty. Protect."
"Her warrior wore the armor of a cold mercenary. But under the veneer was a noble man who burned with life and love, who adored his family. Who fought for justice. All she could ever want in a mate."