Watcher's Kiss #2
Paranormal Romance - Supernatural - Magic
January 12th 2016
Locking emotions away is how Scorpio survived years as a conscripted killer. Now, as a Lash Watcher, he uses the same lethal skills to help his fellow warrior demons maintain peace in the realms. When a mission goes awry, he finds himself a thousand miles from home with no weapons or comms. Injured and alone, he is taken in by a group of witches who know him well.
And want him dead.
Tessa’s affinity with metal makes her one of the most powerful witches in her coven. Her deepest wish is to stop the oppression of her people—a direct result of her former leader’s murder. She agrees to marry the chief of a rival coven, knowing it won’t be a love match. But she abandoned the idea of a soul-deep bond long ago. Especially one with the rough, former mercenary warrior who shows up and claims she belongs to him.
Even from behind bars, the longer Scorpio stays, the more he unsettles Tessa and she questions all she thought she knew. Choosing him will put everyone she cares for at risk. He’s nothing like she expected, and the last thing she could dare to want.
~ 4.5 Assassin’s Kiss Stars ~
Assassin’s Kiss is book two in the Watcher’s Kiss series by Sharon Kay. This novel can stand on it’s own. It’s an epic read full of deceit, hostility, corruption, and romance.
I was pulled into an intense, emotional, and epic battle for love and family. We are treated to a memorable couple and incredible world building .
The author does not hold back starting us off in a remarkable way by showing us Scorpio’s past before becoming a Watcher. His circumstances left him with little to no real good chooses. Now he is left in a precocious predicament and must take baby steps to show those he hurt and his mate that he is as much a victim of circumstances as them.
Tessa is quite a character. She is in a precocious position as well and the feelings that Scorpio stirs make it that much more difficult. She’s stubborn and strong willed. Willing to make a big sacrifice to help save her people.
Tessa and Scorpio’s relationship played out nice and slow, making it realistic. The sensual scenes where passionate and powerful. Scorpio understood what needed to be done to win his women and the village over. The final battle was epic with loads of action and suspense.
The only thing that I did’t get was why her friend (Zeebi) at the end threw herself in front of Tessa to save her from the bad wizards spell. I felt during that final scene that Zeebi was going to hurt Tessa, just to be with the bad guy or something. Zeebi’s actions at the particular moment felt out of character. Maybe she still had a sliver of goodness in her left. I just don’t know.
Assassin’s Kiss is a sensational read. This one is not to be missed, especially for paranormal romance fans who enjoy magic with a side of sexy as sin Lash demons.
*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy provided by Sharon Kay with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
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