Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Assassins Bite

Author: Mary Hughes
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61922-254-0
Genre: {M/F} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx
Release Date: 11-11-14

Sunny Ruffles’ dream of being a police officer almost ends before it begins. On her first night on patrol, she’s involved in a mugging and gets attacked by several vampires. Lucky for her, a gorgeous man jumps from the shadows to save her, dispatching the attacking vamps. The face of her mysterious rescuer in burned into Sunny’s brain and even when she told to forget him, she can’t.

Attending a meeting is Aiden Blackthorne’s reason for being in town, but when he realizes the very human Sunny’s in danger, he has to act. After kissing her once, Aiden can’t get Sunny out of his mind. He wants her but someone’s trying to kill him and being at his side could be dangerous. Sunny’s his mate, and Aiden will need her help to defeat the evil from his past before they can have any hope of a future.

Assassins Bite is the newest release in the Biting Love series by Mary Hughes.  Due to the recurring characters and ongoing plotline threads, I recommend the books be read in order.

What a joy to read. It’s fun, entertaining and a wonderful addition to the family of books. I always look forward to each release in this well written series and Assassins Bite is no different. The descriptions are vivid, there’s great integration of the romance with the dangerous vamp parts of the story and I loved getting to see some of the previous characters. Best of all, it’s fast paced, has snappy dialogue, plenty of action and lots of surprises. What more could I want? I’m pretty certain I read it in 24 hours.

I couldn’t be more pleased with Sunny and Aiden as the featured couple. What an interesting mix—a tiny spitfire cop and a tall, broad-shouldered vamp assassin. Talk about opposites. Their outlooks on life are vastly different too. With some background as explanation and a little creativity, Ms. Hughes gets these two together, and does it believably. FYI—As much as I’ve enjoyed the other books in this series, this one might just be my new favorite. I look forward to the next one.

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