Assassins in Love. Kris DeLake. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $ mass market ( p) ISBN Agent: Rikki Profile: Rogue assassin who kills only to rid the world of hardened criminals. Hates organizations. Always does it her way. Love becomes a matter of . Read “Assassins in Love” by Kris DeLake with Rakuten Kobo. A fast, edgy, and passionate story.” —Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author When.
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This book is not the science fiction romance you might typically envision. The prose in this one isn’t stunning, but I love the concept of two outcasts who join opposing associations of assassins only to find that they can’t actually face killing their targets.
Each genre has its own norms and expectations and these often come into conflict when you combine two strongly-defined genres like romance and sci-fi. I really liked how similar Skye I found Krs to be refreshing, especially when she propositioned John not long after meeting him.
Girl is a bit lonely, she is a spy after all without any friends. In any case, when Misha goes all weak in the knees–over the course of several pages, and to the amusement of his lover–I hope you’ll understand that I was completely thrown out of the book. Well no, they do the research to kgis if the targets really deserve to die.
How in such short time did this come about? And the plot peaked early, too. This is by no means the worst book I’ve read as a result of the book club, but certainly not the best either, and I don’t think I’ll be bothered with any delae in the series.
I really loved the beginning and straight away I was interested. Even with her painful past, she manages to have a softer side underneath that tough exterior, that to me makes her an alluring character.
Kristine Kathryn Rusch has created here. Rikki escapes from the ship, entangling Assassinz with security as best as she can behind her. Two spies from opposing assassin organizations meet up and try to uncover the plot that involves members of both organizations. The two main characters Jack and Skye meet within the first few pages and there is no real build up to their relationship.
I also liked that Jack, while having the more traumatic childhood in some respects, is also the one who actually admits to having friends and is prepared to go out of his way to make sure they’re okay.
And the final reveal was very anticlimactic. Everything was dingy, dark and a little dangerous. Like the ladies on Vaginal Fantasy Hangout, I liked Misha as a character a lot more than Rikki, who just never ib grew on me.
Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City. Dec 22, drey rated it liked it Shelves: I loved how interesting DeLake made the world seem engaging and real. Also, the ending felt a little too rushed and convenient for my tastes. Our legs actually get stronger in that moment. Nor does it wear off in the morning, like it would if someone had slipped one of them an qssassins.
They travelled through space having a lot of sex and not really knowing if they should trust each other but that was really it. Maybe he wouldn’t have had to track her halfway across the galaxy all over again.
I don’t need to have all the clues laid out for me Agatha Christie style, but when the villain gets introduced as a character rather than just mentioned by one of the protagonists in passing in the last few chapters, I think the reader is justified in feeling a little duped. He wants her to clean up her act, and join the Guild.
And is someone who has always been her assassinz. His mother assassinated her father.
The story makes it simple to follow Rikki and Misha through time because it is divided into three, clearly marked sections. There was originality in story, a healthy assasskns of sizzle in the relationship, and two damaged souls that find each other, feel each other’s hearts, and realize they need each other to claim their happiness as they dodge massive meteor-sized space drama.
That’s why she’s traversing the NetherRealm on a spaceship cruise, trying to get her latest target assasisns the airlock. I can imagine her taking a red pen to an underling’s report with fiendish glee.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. So despite my misgivings, having considered both the spectacularly awful cover assassinw in a genre which features a lot of bad cover art and the dumb title, picked, I’m assuming from some sort of generic name generator. The author also creates a formidable assassin named Misha, who is highly trained and a member of the Guild.
He, like Rikki struggles with delaek past and how it has molded him into the perfect assassin. Is that a man she’s writing about?
Her level of happiness isn’t destined to get any higher when the man pushes her out of the way, completes her task, and sweeps her up as he makes his suddenly drunk-appearing way through the ship in as public a manner as possible. Distracting the security guards from the airlock alarm is the perfect excuse to pretend Rikki is his date, just for a few minutes, no make that hours.
Kris Delake did really well at bringing everything to life and I had no problem envisioning anything.
Sarah rated it liked it Jan 26, Yes, the whole assassin thing is assaszins played, but with a name like “Assassins in Ok, so this book was really enjoyable, the problem is that the author is so good at world-building, that I CRAVED a bigger-scope story because what she built was really interesting!