Well, this book was certainly different! If you’re looking for a sweet, heartwarming story, this isn’t it. Likewise, if you’re in the mood for a tortured hero with darker urges that has redeeming qualities, keep looking. You won’t find any rainbows or unicorns here.
Paisley is a technician, working in the medical examiner’s office. After a steamy one night stand, she finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun. She’s taken hostage by the very same man that she’d spent the previous night with. All of her coworkers are murdered and her workplace is blown up.
From that point forward, the story follows Paisley during her captivity. She moves from place to place with Six, a ruthless assassin. Frequently, he reminds her of the fact that he plans to kill her soon. He uses her for sex and to help maintain his cover, but never lets her forget how disposable she is.
As the story progresses, Paisley finds herself developing feelings for her captor, despite all rational thought. Although Six never admits it, it is clear that he feels something for Paisley also. The two are an odd couple, for sure. Picture a sociopathic Bonnie and Clyde pair.
This book had a lot of action and even more sex. It played out kind of like–murder, sex, repeat. While the sex was certainly steamy, it did begin to feel gratuitous after awhile. I began to skim a little because it did start to seem repetitive and the storyline didn’t seem to be moving along.
I have to admit that I did have trouble connecting with the characters at first. Paisley didn’t appeal to me in the beginning, coming across as a bit crass. However, they grew on me.
Overall, this was a great story. It was different from the other dark romance/erotica works that I’ve read. It was action-packed and very suspenseful.