Friday, October 23, 2015


Title: Reckoning
Author: Fyn Alexander
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62300-993-9
Genre: {M/M}, Mystery, BDSM, Series        
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Angel thought he knew what his Daddy did for a living.  When he is sent on a mission, and truths are revealed, neither Angel nor Kael is sure how their relationship will play out.

Reckoning is the fourth story in the Angel and the Assassin series and, like the previous three books, this one will pull you right in.  The author snags you at the beginning by having Kael see a psychiatrist.  Any fan of this series knows this is a not a safe thing, and I have to say I was a little afraid for the shrink.  Of course things go the way you may expect, which leads to some intense time for Angel and Kael once they get home.

Angel and Kael have been together for about two years now and both think their relationship is working out perfectly. But Kael is struggling with personal and job related issues, and Angel is training with MI6.  With things slowly going out of control for both of them, their relationship starts to take some hits.  Later when Kael and Angel are sent out on missions, secrets are revealed that really affect their personal lives.

One of the things that Reckoning does is showcase just how innocent Angel still is, even after spending all this time with Kael.  There are moments, such as when Angel is in the dungeon with Kael, or killing someone for MI6, that it is easy to forget that Angel is only 19.  When the reader keeps that in mind, they can understand why the young man would feel betrayed by Kael and has no idea how to handle his feelings. 

Kael, on the other hand, is growing emotionally because of his time with Angel. However, he has trouble understanding Angel’s reactions when he finds out that not all Kael’s kills are ‘justified’ but strictly work ordered.  It takes some doing before they find their way and, at one point, Angel becomes so assertive I could not help wondering if he was finally starting to come into his own and, if so, what that will mean for their relationship down the road.

There are several returning secondary characters and times when Kael has to hand out his own brand of justice.  In the end, Reckoning does a good job furthering the men’s relationship as well as the series.  Fans of the series are sure to love the book, and those thinking of reading the book need to remember that this series must be read in order. 

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