Series: Assassin/Shifter #17
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Genre: Erotic Paranormal
Publisher: Sandrine Gasq-Dion (April 26th, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Colin Greystone has loved one man since he understood what love was: Nikolai Markov. But Nikolai is too young and Colin makes himself stay away. By the time he decides to declare his feelings, Nikolai has earned quite the reputation as a playboy and a badass. Colin spends years trying to forget the younger man, only to have his world flipped upside down when Nikolai Markov barrels back into his life. Colin is in danger and his fathers have asked Nik to protect him. Colin is less than thrilled to be forced into spending so much time –in such close contact — with the man he swore he’d stopped loving.
At 20 years old, Nikolai Markov is well-known as a hired gun with a hot body. But now he only wants one thing: For Colin Greystone to give him a chance. Thrust into Colin’s college life — and dorm room — Nikolai unloads his charms on a resistant and unbending Colin. When the two of them are in harm’s way, Nikolai will kill anyone who threatens his man. His other mission? Making Colin fall for him.
Can a love that began at birth survive to adulthood? Or has Nikolai’s chance passed him by?
Review: Collin Greystone has known and loved Nikolai Markov since he was four years old. When Nik was kidnapped at the age of ten, he locked away part of himself so he’d never be hurt again; morphing himself into the vicious killer he is today. The trouble is when he locked away his emotions, the ones that connected him to Collin were locked up as well.
Feeling that he’d lost the boy he loved, Collin removed himself from Nik’s life to avoid any further heartbreak. He was trained to be able to protect himself; as a member of the infamous Santorno/Markov/Panchenko inner circle, the Greystone family could be put in harm’s way at any given moment. He then went to college thinking he’d finally be able to forget about young Markov. Fans of the series will know that Collin fell back into Nik’s arms, quite literally, several books back. Collin was heartbroken again when Nik didn’t even remember the love they shared as children. Nik, however, was instantly pulled into Collin’s orbit. But, young Markov has a reputation as man whore, and Collin wants nothing to do with him.
Our latest installment in the series finds Collin in imminent danger and Nik has been sent by Mark and Paul Greystone to protect their son at any cost. Determined to protect Collin and make him his own, Nik slowly starts to regain his memories of their shared past. Just when it seems that Nik will finally get his man, someone close to Collin, someone they thought they could trust betrays them. These two young men truly are destined to be together. But, will they survive the fury of Carmine Rizzo and find common ground, finally be able to love each other and set aside the past?
Gasq-Dion has yet another hit on her hands! Seventeen books into this series and she always seems to come up with something fresh for each book. Weaving well-known and much-loved characters from other books in the series into every story is her niche’. She also has a keen sense of the male anatomy. The sex scenes are passionate, sensual, sexy and just downright HOT! And if you thought she was getting close to wrapping up this series, think again. Runaways Skylar and Elijah have set their sights on a couple of our favorite shifters, and oh goddamn, I can’t wait for them to get their man!!
I whole heartedly recommend this series. If you are a fan of sex on a stick storylines, romance, intrigue, suspense, paranormal, werewolves, assassins… and oh so much more, you are going to love this series. I would say please start at the beginning with A Marked Man, but each book can easily stand alone.