Why did I buy it? The cover drew my eye a bit. Skimmed the blurb quick. Didn’t read the excerpt. I bought it because of this reader warning:
Warning, this title contains the following: Sex, Violence, Violent Sex, Naughty Words, Assassins, Thieves, Samurai Swords, Explosions, Breakfast, a Nuclear Wasteland, Mythical Creatures, a Nefarious Corporation, Death-defying Adventure, Happily Ever After.
To be more specific, it was one word: Breakfast.
BAM! I was sold. There was no way I could read that warning and not read the book.
Oh, for those who read them, here’s the blurb:
Sheâ€™s a heartless assassin; heâ€™s an immortal thief. In another life, they would have been lovers. In this one, heâ€™s her target and sheâ€™s his prize.
A Strangers in the Night story.
Death comes like a thief in the night. For reclusive thief Sevastien Aniketos, death comes in the form of slinky assassin Arden Black. But Aniketos has a surprise for his would-be assassinâ€”he is immortal. And he is about to turn the tables on the pragmatic femme fatale.
Arden finds more than she bargained for when she sneaks through the window of Aniketosâ€™s glass penthouse to take his life. The immortal thief is no victim; heâ€™s a clever strategist who has set his sights on capturing the lethal lady and making her his own.
Trapped with a man she cannot kill, Arden slowly succumbs to Aniketosâ€™s scheme of seduction, ceding her secrets, her loyalty, and eventually her heart. But when Ardenâ€™s wicked past catches up with her, Aniketos is faced with a choice.
An endless life without Arden, or a paltry mortal lifespan with the woman he is increasingly sure he cannot live without.