An Assassin’s Holiday

Title: An Assassin’s Holiday
Author: Dirk Greyson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 54
Reviewed by: Ariel
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Brick Colton has been hired to kill Santa Claus—or at least the kindhearted accountant playing Santa for the kids in an orphanage. Brick grew up in an orphanage himself, but that isn’t the only thing bothering him about the contract on Robin Marvington’s life. The details don’t add up, and it’s looking more and more like someone has set Robin up. As Brick investigates, Robin brings some much-needed cheer into his life, the light in Robin’s soul reaching something in Brick’s dark one. But all of that will end if they can’t find the person who wants Robin dead.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Advent Calendar package “Sleigh Ride”.


Can an assassin find love? In this story he can.

Brick is a gun for hire. He was born into it, or at least the Army trained him to be one. He’s really good at his job. He puts his whole being into it and he never misses. He’s precise and neat and he never leaves loose ends. So, when he’s following Robin, his latest contract, he notices Robin is different from his other victims. He delves deeper into Robin and finds out that Robin has been played as a patsy. Instead of letting it go, he decides to dish out Justice.

Brick and Robin spend a lot of time together. Brick questions Robin and decides to protect him at the same time. Robin decides to do some questioning of his own and brings some needed Christmas cheer into Brick’s life.

The ending is great. We witness Brick’s method of bringing justice for Robin and the wonderful happy ending they both deserve. It’s sweet and heartwarming and full of Christmas cheer.

I loved this book. Dirk Greyson is an excellent author and his books are always good and this one does not let me down.

The plot is great. An assassin who has so finely-tuned his craft over the years and who has hardened himself that he doesn’t even feel the cold from snow, gets his heart softened by this Santa who’s full of The Christmas Spirit and who sees the good in everything. Even in an assassin.

I also loved it when Brick dished out justice for Robin. That was an exciting scene.

Robin and Brick are really perfect for each other. They have a lot in common, from their childhood, and they’re opposites, but so compatible. They’re really good for each other.

For a short story, a one day read, it really is complete. It flows like spiked eggnog at a party. There’s a solid beginning, middle, and end.

The ending was perfect and sweet. You could bake Christmas cookies with it. It really was a beautiful happy ending.

I highly recommend this book. If you want a great one-day Christmas Story, this is the one for you.

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