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I am the thing that goes bump in the night. I am a liar, a protector...a killer...I am Noah Blake.
There is only one light in my darkness, one bright ray in the storm of my life. Lucia DeMarco. And I’ll do anything for her. Anything except show her who I really am...an assassin. Well, former assassin. I don’t really do that anymore...usually.
It would be easier if she didn’t call me names. Asshole, control freak…shameless. It would also be easier if she didn’t look at me with those trusting gray eyes. If I didn’t dream about the perfect curve of her — never mind all that. The point is she’s digging into my world, my secrets, and it’s going to get her killed.
But first, we have another more immediate concern. Lucia is going on a date—With someone else...
Lucia DeMarco is a woman who has to multitask but sometimes it gets a little frustrating. Noah Blake is a self-made man. The reader gets some laughable moments at both of their expenses. What a great way to forget how stressed your life is.
Be very careful while reading this – and I’m speaking from experience. Was at the hairdresser’s and I had to catch myself before I burst out laughing – that would have been embarrassing. Besides all the humor, I loved the building of anticipation. You could almost feel the tension in the air.
A secondary character that I found myself wanting to be friends with was J.J. She’s a good friend to Lucia but she’s also good for her. And she stood up to Noah. The disappointment comes when you realize that the book is over. The ending leaves the mystery and suspense up in the air. The cliffhanger is a great idea because it has me looking forward to the next part of the adventure. And if you’re like me, you’ll make sure to get a copy of Shame, which is the prequel, so you get the full effect of the trilogy.
NYT & USA Today Bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her three favorite guys, her husband and their two sons. She holds a Master's degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized at how she's using her expensive education.
Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella "Teasing Trent", her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.
She's now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.
USA Today Best Seller, Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she "borrowed" from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.