Title: Luke’s Crusade
Series: Assassin’s Loyalty #3
Author: Stephani Hecht
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction
Publisher: (August 23, 2017)
Length: Novella (111 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: As an Assassin, Luke has learned to trust only a limited number of shifters – his fellow Assassin’s Loyalty members. When he makes a promise to one of his few friends’ new mate, Conner, to find the Mountain Lion that saved him, Luke had no idea that his world is about to change.
Calvin knew he couldn’t let the slavers capture his friend Conner – a rare Koala shifter – so he sacrificed himself so Conner could escape. After he killed his first master, he ends up on the auction block losing what little dignity he had left. He didn’t think things could get any worse until he’s purchased by an Assassin!
Both Luke and Calvin quickly find out that the other changed his world for the better – however there is a pesky problem of a bounty on Calvin’s head and why would Mitchell from the Coalition be visiting the mansion to speak only to Calvin?
Review: Each book in the Assassin’s Loyalty collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. In fact I would suggest starting with Lost Shifters and Wayne County Wolves. This series is in fact a branch off from those.
Every once in awhile you find an author that can give you a world that would be perfect to live in. I came across Stephani Hecht awhile back when she had written the first book to one of the original series that leads into this story. I knew from that moment that she was going to be one of my favorite authors of all time, if not the top one. There is something about the way that she writes that not only draw you in but keeps you there. She gives you hot sex, lots of love and tenderness, mixed in with excitement, adventure and lots of dangerous situations. Any where from bigots to evil scientist bent on experimenting on shifters. They are not only the perfect length for me, but they are so full of detail that it feels like you are right there with them. They not only entertain you but captivates you throughout the whole story. For me once I start reading I can’t move until I find out how they end. Her characters are also very fascinating and unique to me.
The characters are beautifully written with big hearts, however if you cross them, they have no problem putting you down. To me there is nothing better than a good romance, but when it is a paranormal then it hits higher marks to me. I love them especially when there are some gorgeous men in some kinky situations.
Conner had been saved by his mate and desperately wanted his best friend to be found. So when a clue came in Luke decided he was going to save Calvin. He saw that picture and knew he wanted that man for himself.
Now I would have thought a mountain lion would be hard to keep control over, and I guess Calvin’s last master found that out. Now he was going to be sold again, and this time to an assassin. He was about to find out he was in for big surprises along the way. There are so many surprises I was even left with my mouth open.
I can honestly tell you that this is going to be one of those types of series that you can’t put down and have to read more than once. It is the perfect story for me and gave me all that I needed. I love the way all the feelings they felt was involved in this story. I had a blast reading it and I can’t wait to read the next story.