Celt. by London Miller
Series: Den of Mercenaries #2
Also in this series: Red., Nix., Calavera.
Published by Self-published on July 25, 2016
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Welcome to the Den ...
Six minutes is all he needs to get a job done …
Kyrnon “Celt” Murphy is one of the best thieves in the world. After all, his childhood was spent with a caravan of Irish Travelers that taught him everything he knows.
He got in …
He got out …
No witnesses …
When his latest assignment, one that even the best of thieves couldn’t pull off, brings him into contact with a girl that awakens a part of him he long thought dead, Kyrnon is reluctant to walk away.
But in his trade, witnesses meant consequences …
And sometimes those consequences meant death …
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I had no doubt I was going to enjoy getting to know Celt. The minimal information on him within the first book in this series had me curious, smiling and wanting more! The woman who managed to unsettle Celt did so in such a believable and touching way. For a mysterious man, it was the girl who caught his eye that added another layer of complexity resulting in enhancing the story.
Celt was the epitome of a bad-ass but like a lot of other antiheroes, he had the charm and sweetness when it counted. He had an air of confidence which got him out of trouble more times than I could recall. They are both familiar characters. It didn’t hit me straight away, but when it did it was a face palm moment. Of course! How could I have not picked up on it sooner? Too many books of similar genres can be my only excuse 🙂
Each mercenary brings a talent to the organisation, apart from their stealth operational skills and Celt’s talents were not what I imagined. What they did allow was for a change in the usual setting for a romance to evolve and make this more than a bad guy falling for the good girl scenario. His insight into her passions showed their deep connection, articulated through beautiful descriptions and a solid starting point for what was to come.
Despite the reason behind what draws them together, both of them came across as interesting and genuine characters. As with previous books by London Miller, she manages to tie-in other characters from her previous series, placing them neatly into each story. It’s an interesting take on world building outside of the paranormal/fantasy genre and something I love encountering!
What I struggled with:
- Falling for a particular false lure too many heroines fall for, you could see it coming a mile off!
- Indifference and greed
What I loved:
- Girl time
- Knowing she has some mighty power backing her should she say the word
- The chemistry
- A man who knows how to apologise with memories that last a lot longer than flowers 😉
Lily’s Rating: 5 Stars
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