I knew this story was made for me :o)
MY OPINION OF THE REQUEST
by Marquita Valentine
Russian assassin plus a weakness for an innocent woman he wants to protect but might have to kill? Well, I did not resist this at all!
Besides, this man runs a bookshop as his fake business. That's so cool! The woman in question is his (only) customer who goes there to buy romance novels and chart-charm him despite his rock-hard demeanor.
From the very beginning, I felt all connected to the character of Roman/Nikolai. His mind is an interesting place to dwell in. As soon as we learn about how he and Everly know each other, action kicks in full throttle. The tension never lets go. There is a dangerous tone in the atmosphere all along.
There are so many things I loved about this first installment:
-Roman's point of view: his thoughts, his reactions, his solemn self-loathing, his craving for Everly's soft touch
-the deadly secrets, tactics, and procedures of a contracted assassin's way of life
-the beautiful, sweet, sexy intimacy the author weaves in her writing
-oh, those tattoos in Roman's hands!
The pull of desire between them is undeniable, and achingly sensual to read about. However, there is an undercurrent of doom that laces every moment of closeness. The more personal it all becomes, the more deadly the danger that Roan poses for unsuspecting Everly. This double situation, the menace and the sweet romance, makes for an exciting reading. I loved how the attraction builds up slowly, but still there is so much heat going on every second. Roman's thoughts are lustful, though his behaviour is almost gentlemanly.
Verdict? In love with it already! I need, yes, I need the second part. Love serials, but they're hurtful to my patience ;o)
Series: The Request #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 6/25/14
Hosted by: Wordsmith Publicity
Roman Smith ~ Shopkeeper by day. Assassin by night.
The undercover Russian contract killer has never turned down an assignment that rids the world of scum. But this … request is the first time his conscience gets the best of him.
Only, he has a good reason—Everly Andrews, the woman who saved him from dying and has no clue who or what he really is. There’s nothing Roman won’t do to keep Everly in the dark, even if it means losing her in the process.
The Request is a three-part series, releasing every month, perfect for the summer!
Part One: The Request – Releases June 25, 2014
Part Two: The Deception – Releases July 30, 2014
Part Three: The Confession – Releases August 27, 2014
About Marquita Valentine - isn't she lovely?
New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.
Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.
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5- The Request, Part One (ebooks)