Nix. by London Miller
Series: Den of Mercenaries #3
Also in this series: Red., Celt., Calavera.
on November 3, 2016
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Five little words ...
They should have meant nothing, just a proposition made by a man Luna Santiago didn't know for reasons she didn't understand.
Five little words was all it had taken to open her eyes and see the new life he offered.
With five little words, Kit Runehart owned her.
The tantalising anticipation of the revelations at the beginning of a book is akin to looking at a wrapped gift and then slowly removing the paper. The pleasure of discovering who the characters are and why their story needs sharing is second to none. It’s important to me you enjoy the same rush as I have. What I’ll share will be scant details of the story and more about the head-space it took me to. Without thinking, I do this in most of my reviews, but my reading progress indicated I was a mere 2% into Nix when I was overwhelmed to jot this down. Curiosity drew me back to reading, and his review should wait until the last page and I become acquainted!
Nix is the first part of the Luna and Kit’s story. As mercenaries, they go by at least a couple of names. The complexity of dual names I see as another tool to keep readers’ wits in check. The level of detail is high and even having just finished this book, I want to return to the beginning of the series and read it again. Why? Well, now I know a lot more and realise there is more yet to learn about the secretive world of the Den.
Their relationship could never be seen as simple, not with the way it started, or even the way it ended. Even she didn’t understand it sometimes.
I was team Luna all the way through this book. Her growing determination and intuition show how she evolved into the woman we met earlier in the series. Each mercenary has a history that would crack the heart of the hardest of souls. Luna’s background was no different. As a couple, Nix and Luna compliment each other but the beginning and end of this story highlights that their relationship is complex.
Determined not to reveal anything that would spoil another reader’s joy in reading this series, all I will say is this series would make a fantastic movie series. Suspense, mystery and love interests keep you glued to the pages. Each book reveals the background of a mercenary while building on the ongoing mystery as to whom or who is behind their missions.
While she plays checkers, I play chess.
Imagine several suspended chess boards. You can’t see who is moving the pieces until after they have removed their hand from the piece. This multi-platform game is how I see the Den of Mercenaries Series. It depicts the emotions the mercenaries have, while not detracting from their trademark cold indifference when on an assignment.
A two-part story that you’ll be grateful for the chance to sit back and absorb all you have read. I didn’t hesitate, clicking all five stars at the rating prompt, and then added it to my 2016 Favourite Shelf!
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