Speak No Evil (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Speak No Evil
Author: J.R. Gray
Publisher: Gray Books
Release Date: March 28, 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Page Count: 275 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Weston doesn’t believe in voodoo but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t believe in him. His life and family were steeped in the stuff and it was fine, until voodoo took everything from him, ripped his life from his grasp. And when it swallowed whole the person he loved most he had to escape.

But there were consequences. His voodoo goddess wasn’t going to let go of him so easily, and her revenge was the pinnacle of evil. He could have dealt with something like impotence or boils, but this was purely depraved. She came for him and hit him where it hurts. She might as well have taken his guns.

Weston found himself unable to lie. A hitman who can’t lie. What a joke.

When his handler throws him a bone, a job that requires no interaction only observation, Weston takes it. He should be able to do this in his sleep, but he’s off his game. He gets way too close. Nothing is as it seems, and someone else, maybe someone worse than him, is stalking his mark. But he can’t leave the kid high and dry. Not when Eli is all he can think about.

OK so I gave this book a rating of five but I have to be honest and say that I really debated this rating. I debated this rating because even though this was an extremely good read, the ending kind of left me blowing in the wind instead of grounding me. The ending was abrupt and I feel there is more that was not resolved. So I am giving this a five rating but I am giving that rating with the hope there will be another book to finish this story out. Because let’s be honest, Ava is not done with these two men by a long shot in my opinion. So hopefully there will be another book. Other than the ending I truly enjoyed this book. It is action packed, an air of danger to it, mysterious, definitely lots of anguish on both the main character’s parts but with different reasons for each of them, and maybe some love.

Weston is a hired hitman. He is the best at what he does and he knows it. But to be a hitman, he also has a code of ethics he plays by. Namely that the people he kills, they have to be the worst of the worst. So when Weston’s handler has him to start his information gathering on a possible hit, Weston never thought he would find himself attracted to the man he may have to kill.

His new job is a man named Eli. Eli is far from being a bad person. He is in the military and just happened upon finding the wrong thing that put him in danger. Eli never figured the man he has seen in the distance so many times would end up talking to him, much less anything else. But that is what happens one afternoon while out with his military buddies. Eli is thrilled to finally talk to Weston and get to know him.

Weston knows he is making a mistake by talking to Eli but he cannot help himself. And he can help himself even less when he ends up sleeping with Eli. Now Weston just has to figure out how to keep Eli alive. But what Weston does not realize is, Eli may not be the only one in danger, Weston may be in danger as well. And the curse his ex-wife placed on Weston does not help the situation in the least either. Can these two men work together to stay alive?

This really was a good read. I do hope there will be another book because it would be a shame to end this book like it did. J.R. Gray did an amazing job on this book and again I hope to have at least a follow up story!!!

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Galley copy of Speak No Evil provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.

This was a really good read. Only down side was abrupt, unfinished business. Hoping for another book!!!


  • New to me author, and I like the premise but the fact that the story doesn’t feel whole when it ends, I think I’ll either have to check another work of the author to see if we mesh well or wait to see if this one we’ll get a 2nd book and start it then. Decisions… decisions…


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