Assassin Next Door by Eve Langlais
Series: Bad Boy Inc.
Published by Self-published on July 18, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
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A killer with a white picket fence.
Suburbia, a great place for a man with secrets to hide—while investing in some solid real estate. The biggest drawback?
In this case, a neighbor with sexy curves and a bright smile. Good thing she’s not his type. Single moms with annoying exes are on the do-not-date list.
Calvin wants to; it’s just not happening. He can’t help but find himself drawn to the chaos next door. And when danger threatens his suburban lifestyle, this assassin doesn’t hesitate to act.
Killing people is easy. Domestication, on the other hand...
I usually like Eve Langlais’ off the wall paranormal romances so I was excited when I won an ARC of Assassin Next Door. Generally, I’d be all over a snarky assassin trying to help his neighbor deal with an abusive ex, however, although an okay read, it just didn’t melt my butter.
Part of my problem was that at first, Calvin was almost too sure of himself and cocky which was a bit of a turnoff. Thankfully he recovered from that and I ended up liking him but the book itself never jelled completely for me. I can’t believe I’m saying this—it was almost too tongue in cheek plus it was predictable. It was especially disappointing when I pegged who was part of the drug ring right from the start.
That’s not to say there weren’t a couple surprises along with some good secondary characters. I also adored the idea of Bad Boys Inc. Forget security guys, these guys are assassins who all went to an academy together. Talk about potential. Not sure about the name Bad Boys Inc. as a good name to hide behind (an example of the tongue in cheek stuff that went overboard for me).
Lily and Calvin, when they finally got together, were hot with lots of chemistry. Like I said, he redeemed himself from his shaky start. I can’t say I ever warmed up to her, but I didn’t actively dislike her either.
Again, this was an okay read, especially if you are in the mood for an OTT snarky, way too sure of himself alpha male. Just not really what I expected.
3 Tongue In Cheek Stars
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