Title: Alaska, with Love (Assassin/Shifter #2)
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion and Greg Boudreaux (Narrator)
Publisher: Skull Blaster Publishing
Release Date: August 2nd 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Josh Montgomery is a red-blooded American male that loves his job and loves women even more. Part of an elite team run by General Derek Jacobs, Josh and his fellow assassins take pride in their jobs. When one Assassin gig turns into a rescue mission on the side, Josh’s life is turned upside down by the man he rescues. Now, he has to take a good long look at who he really is.
With the help from his friends Mateo, Riley and Troy, Josh tries to understand what he’s feeling.
Mark Patterson joined Doctor’s without Borders to do good in a foreign country. Little did he know a maniacal drug lord would kidnap him and use him to deal drugs, among other things…. Without any hope of rescue, Mark resigns himself to his prison. Until early one morning when he’s rescued by a blonde God. Josh Montgomery is tall, light and beautiful….and straight.
Being in close quarters only makes things harder on both men, will Mark get his man? Will Josh take a chance…. In the wilds of Denali Forest the two men come together, but is it for good? Or will Mark’s past drive them apart?
Someone told me this series is like crack. They’re not entirely wrong. It’s really, really hard to stop once you start…except maybe with an intervention. But who needs that?
Once, again the story features a badass assassin who only kills truly bad guys. This time the assassin rescues a doctor from a horrifying situation. Trigger warning: Rape.
Greg Tremblay, under his Greg Boudreaux alias, narrates this story just as wonderfully as expected. Seriously though? One of the only reasons I’ve given this such a high rating is because of Greg’s entertaining narration. There are definitely issues with the story, the writing, and the editing (I whispersynced so I both read and listened), but Greg’s narration sweeps those concerns away in pure pleasure.
There were two things I absolutely loved in this story though (besides the narration): first, Mark goes to therapy after his ordeal. It wasn’t just a quick fix and jumping into bed with Josh. Second, when Mark and Josh first make love it’s not super easy, pound ’em into the mattress…it was a realistic love scene that didn’t take away from the passion. Me likey.
Me likey a lot!
Greg’s narration absolutely elevates this story to pure entertainment. Bottom Line? It was FUN. Fun enough that I bought the next two books in ebook and audio.
NOTE: Don’t be confused like I was. Though this is called the “Assassin/Shifter” series, there is, in fact, only a brief mention of shifters in this story, and they don’t really show up until book three.