Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Brick Colton is an assassin who seems to like his job. He has all the money he needs and takes pride in always accomplishing a mission. His newest target is an accountant named Robin Marvington and Brick takes his time following him and figuring out the best time to fulfill his contract.
It is Christmas time and Brick has no way of knowing how much this contract will change his life. The night he finally decides to kill Robin things go wrong. Robin does not do what he usually does and does not head home instead he winds up playing Santa Claus at a children’s home. Happy children hugging Santa with toys in their hands is not conducive for murder so Brick decides to try another day.
Well the next time he finds Robin playing Santa at a shelter and suddenly the idea of killing such a warm loving man seems to be too much. Why would a simple accountant have a target on his head? Brick intends to find answers and that leads him to a face to face with his intended victim, Robin.
Apparently, Robin did nothing wrong but was betrayed by someone he worked with. Brick is determined to save him and he also can’t hide the fact that he has a strong attraction to the man. It seems that both Robin and Brick grew up in orphanages, Robin got adopted and Brick did not fair as well. The army taught him to kill and when he returned home there was no where he belonged except as an assassin.
I have no intention of giving anything else away so to find out whether this is a happily-ever-after, or just another Christmas miracle you will have to read it. There is explicit sex and it is a story that brings you into what happens to children without families. If you don’t feel emotional over this book I will be very surprised.