It all changes when an ordinary boy becomes my next target.
And my first love.
I have to choose.
The only life I’ve ever known has to die, or he does.
Either way, I’ll be the one pulling the trigger...
Hello, Unpopular Opinion Crew! Nice to see you again! It’s been a while. I’ve missed y’all.
This book was an impulse download for me. Young, cute, Barbie-looking contract killer? Yep. I’m all in. But sadly, I had tons of problems with this read:
So, at the end of the day, this book gets 2 stars: 1 for Rage and 1 for Nolan, because I did like them as characters. I just didn’t like their story, and frankly, didn’t find them to be particularly believable or well-matched as a couple. Their chemistry was great, so maybe they could be successful friends with benefits? I dunno.
And with that, I stick my nose up in the air, turn on my heel, drop the mic and flounce away, never to return to this series again.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It definitely gets points for covering some pretty serious territory, but it abruptly loses them for the lack of editing. And that ending? It’s definitely not doing the romance stigma any favors. So, all in all, I’d say this one contributes to the romance stigma.
Other reading suggestions
If you’re into sexy, kinda dirty YA hitman stories, try Last Hit by Jen Frederick and Jessica Clare. For an unconventional, tough, emotionally-stunted heroine, try The Drowning Game, by LS Hawker. (Fair warning, though: there’s very little romance in The Drowning Game. I just had to recommend it, though. It’s a great read.) For a sexy, dark, Bonnie and Clyde sort of read, try the In the Company of Killers books by JA Redmerski.