AUTHOR: TJ Nicholas
SERIES: Order of the Black Knights
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Paul Richmond
GENRE: Mystery/Suspense; Urban Fantasy
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 31, 2017
PRICE: $8.32 -e-book / $14.99 -paperback
Olivier Merlo works for a dangerous man. He does what he’s told without asking questions because he needs to protect his sister and niece. When someone gives his boss trouble, Olivier does what he does best. It’s a routine hit—until the victim’s brother starts poking around.
Cody Anders left his family behind a decade ago—along with their wealth and influence—to live on his own terms. Still, he knows his twin didn’t die of a drug overdose, and he’ll do anything to find the truth. What he uncovers is a conspiracy that will topple his family and leave him staring down the barrel of a gun.
Olivier must decide if he’s going to obey orders or free himself from the curse that has guided his hand for centuries. Cody, who challenges Olivier’s notion that no one can love him, holds the key to breaking his chains. But when the truth finally comes out, it might be more than Cody can accept.
I have been of fan of this series, and this book continued to feed my love of it. This author has a great sense of writing a hot and steamy read but also has me thinking throughout the whole book. The men in these books have lived many lives and die, just to start all over. They have made a deal with the wizard centuries ago and continue to fight. It’s pretty simple what they have to do to not to have to continue this cycle, but it always takes a few lives to figure it out. Forgiveness…
Olivier is no different. He has loved, killed and died for a very long time now. Olivier thought he might have had something with Finn but then…betrayal is a hard slam on the ego. And, Olivier is not able to do the one thing to end this cycle. Forgiveness. That’s all it would’ve taken, but then again, that would have been a short read. LOL
Then there is the twins. Always twins for Olivier but no matter, Olivier always falls for the sweet one. Cody is trying to piece everything together that happened with his twin, Connor. As soon as he spots Olivier, he can’t help but stare at him. The chemistry is so apparent but, of course, nothing is that easy.
There are the other characters that help the story. There are the bad families and bosses. Who can be trusted? Who should you watch over your shoulder for? And who gets to live and die?
I loved this book and really enjoy the way it makes me think. Don’t sweat the little things and grab ahold of that spark of life and run with it. Forgive and be forgiven. We all make mistakes. Be the best person you can be and love with all your heart.
***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book***