ASSASSIN'S GAME by Ella Sheridan: Review + Giveaway





Title: Assassin's Game
Series: Assassins #4
Author: Ella Sheridan
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 30, 2020


Blurb

I’m the genius behind the keyboard, the man at my brothers’ backs when trouble comes calling. Killing might not have been my nature, but I learned to do what I had to, to survive. To keep them alive.

Now, with everything going right, with my family finally happy, a new threat has risen. A shadow. A menace that could take it all away in a single breath.

And not just from my family. From hers.

Nix. 

One glance and I knew I’d walk through fire to make her see me, make her mine. Too bad she’s not willing to see inside of me.

In a world where might makes right, we’re on different sides of the spectrum, but in this game of cat-and-mouse, it will take both of us to make it out alive.





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Excerpt
The silence between us built as I waited for him to speak, and a warm flush crept up my neck and onto my cheeks. Finally I risked a sideways glance.
Eli was staring—at me.
“What?” I gathered my bowl and plate, silverware, but couldn’t step away without looking at him again. “Eli?”
He shook his head. “I was just…” Another shrug showcased the thick muscles beneath his thin T-shirt. “I was trying to figure out what it is about you.”
The thump of my heartbeat got harder against my ribs. “What is what about me?”
He turned, planting a hip against the counter as he continued to stare. “Every time I look at you, it’s like a magnet,” he said, “pulling me back time and again. I noticed it at the restaurant. Couldn’t stop thinking about it. About you. And now…”
Every cell in my body screamed at me to run, hide, get away—and yet… “Now…what?”
“Now I know about you—a little of what you’ve been through, what you do, how you love your team.”
“They’re my family.” The amber glow of his gaze had me dropping mine.
Why was I looking at the floor? I wasn’t shy. I didn’t lack strength or confidence—maybe had a little too much sometimes, actually. And yet that look… God. It was his intensity, the way his gaze crawled inside me and uncovered things I didn’t want to think about, didn’t want to feel. Especially right now.
I couldn’t bear it; Eli Agozi was too much. Too big a threat—to me, personally, my emotions, my thoughts. He pulled me down paths I couldn’t afford to follow. Mere hours in his presence and I knew.
He was the biggest risk I couldn’t afford to take.
“I don’t think it’s only that they became your family, though it’s partly that. It’s also just who you are, Beautiful.” Eli leaned close until his nose barely brushed mine. Too close. “You fascinate me, Mikaela. I’m not sure why, and I’m definitely not certain where it will end, but I do know one thing: it’s gonna be a hell of a ride.” He nudged my nose, one side of his mouth tugging up. “I can’t wait.”


Review
Assassin’s Game is a thrilling, gripping, edge of your seat romantic suspense that is full of heartbreak, action, and steaming hot chemistry.  It is a fast paced novel that captures the reader right from the beginning and you won’t be able to put it down once you are pulled into this story’s web of intrigue and mystery.

I was enchanted by Eli as I immediately fell in love with his compassionate soul along with his brilliant mind and sensuality. While he may be the youngest and more tech savvy of the Agozi brothers, he is a man that should not be underestimated.  Mikaela Nix is no wilting flower.  She is a hardcore heroine who can hold her own. Like Eli, family is of utmost importance and I admire her bravery in the face of danger.  Eli and Nix are like magnets being drawn towards each other.  The heat between these two was palpable and there were several scenes in the book that nearly caused my kindle to spontaneously combust.

Assassin’s Game brings Eli and Nix together as there is a joint threat that could be devastating to them and their families. There is an underlying mystery along with heart pounding suspense and some great action scenes.  I loved all of the family dynamics that were at play and if you have read the previous books in the series, then you will be thrilled that there are a few chapters told from Abby’s and Levi’s POV.  Assassin’s Game is the 4th book in this author’s Assassin’s series.  It could, in theory, be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend starting at the beginning to have the full experience. If you like romantic suspenses with an engaging storyline complete with well developed and likable characters, mystery, suspense, and steam, then you will enjoy Assassin’s Game.

I read an early complimentary version of this book.

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Author Bio

Ella Sheridan never fails to take her readers to the dark edges of love and back again. Strong heroines are her signature, and her heroes span the gamut from hot rock stars to alpha bodyguards and everywhere in between. Ella never pulls her punches, and her unique combination of raw emotion, hot sex, and action leave her readers panting for the next release.

Born and raised in the Deep South, Ella writes romantic suspense, erotic romance, and hot BDSM contemporaries. Start anywhere—every book may be read as a standalone, or begin with book one in any series and watch the ties between the characters grow.

★ Anything can happen in the shadows of a sultry Southern night. Explore the heat with the SOUTHERN NIGHTS romantic suspense series.
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★ Dark desires come to the fore in IF ONLY, a BDSM contemporary series.

“The perfect blend of suspense and romance.” – Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

“Ms. Sheridan writes suspense that grabs you and won't let go.” – Tea and Book

“The perfect kind of naughty…with [characters] that have great chemistry.” – Alpha Book Club

“A great plot, likable characters, witty banter, and seductively wicked love scenes—the perfect recipe!” – Blogging by Liza

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