Review: Assassins In Love by Kris DeLake

Posted 17 March, 2012 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 0 Comments

Assassins in Love by Kris DeLake
Series: Assassins Guild #1
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca on March 6, 2012
Format: eARC
Pages: 352
Source: NetGalley
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When one killer falls for another

Agent: Misha
Profile: Highly trained in every method the assassins guild has to offer. Always goes by the book.

Agent: Rikki
Profile: Rogue assassin who kills only to rid the world of hardened criminals. Hates organizations. Always does it her way.

Love becomes a matter of life and death

Misha's mission is to get Rikki to join the guild or give up her guns. He completely underestimated the effect she would have on him...and what heat and chaos they could bring to each other...

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


A sultry futuristic thrill ride!

Two trained assassins from different worlds collide when fate brings them together…again. Rikki is a skilled assassin who prefers to work alone when she kills, a freelancer if you will. When her latest hit goes a little awry above a spaceship and her cover’s almost blown, she’s “rescued” by Misha, another assassin who works for an organization called the Guild. Misha has been on Rikki’s tracks, hoping he can convince her to join the Guild for her protection, but never expected the immense attraction he feels for the rebel assassin. Things between the two highly trained killers quickly heat up but when secrets from the past and a conspiracy are revealed, Rikki and Misha must conquer their toughest job yet…trusting each other.

This book is not the science fiction romance you might typically envision. It’s set in a futuristic world with some sci-fi elements but you won’t find any aliens here! What you’ll get is an exciting and dangerous adventure that will keep you turning the pages in anticipation. The story has a sexy 007 feel to it that I absolutely love.

Rikki is a feisty heroine that has her guard up and always has a witty comeback. In a world where hired assassins are a commodity, she plays by her own set of rules and doesn’t apologize for it. Even with her painful past, she manages to have a softer side underneath that tough exterior, that to me, makes her an alluring character. Misha is the complete opposite of Rikki. He never takes risks and follows the rules at all costs, until he meets Rikki of course. Misha is a dashing hero who you instantly fall for, he has a protective nature, is extremely charismatic and sexy as hell! He, like Rikki struggles with his past and how it has molded him into the perfect assassin.

My favorite scene in the book is when the two play a little game of seduction with each other in the ships ballroom, the author’s imagery was enough to make me feel like a voyeur watching their every move on the dance floor! The romance that develops between Rikki and Misha is hot and exhilarating but overshadowed by the secrets and suspense. I would have loved to have seen these two spend more alone time together.

ASSASSINS IN LOVE is filled with action, intrigue with the added bonus of a sexy romance and a little danger. Kris DeLake’s intriguing and unique futuristic world will introduce you to a pair of fascinating characters and a plot that will keep you enthralled until the last word. Rikki and Misha’s story is one that will certainly entice readers beyond the genre of science fiction!


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