Friday, November 27, 2015

"The Reluctant Assassin" by J.C. Morrows

About this book:

  “Her mission was simple — get close to the Prince, and kill him. . . but plans don’t always go the way they’re meant to, and emotion gets in the way.
  Kayden entered the palace under a lie, one designed to get her close to the Prince. On the outside, she may look like a princess but beneath the mask, a killer lays in wait — for the perfect moment.
  Dvarius was not ready to take the crown, nor was he ready for a wife . . . but due to his father’s unexpected death and an archaic law — he must find a bride before he is allowed to take the crown.
  And the one woman he wants — just might be the one who is there to kill him...”

Series: Book #1 in the “Order of the MoonStone” series. {Review of the novellas #.5 Here and #1.2 Here! Best to read #.5, #1 and then #1.2 in that order. :)}

Spiritual Content- Many Prayers; Talks about God, trusting Him, God’s plan & having faith; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Dvarius has a strong faith even though others don’t; Mentions of chapels.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘what the blazes’, two ‘idiot’s, and four ‘stupid’s; Kayden is on a mission to kill the prince; Pain & Fighting (semi-detailed); Mentions of blood, killing & hanging (up to semi-detailed); A mention of a later death (boarder-line semi-detailed).

Sexual Content- two hand kisses & two almost kisses; Many Touches, Nearness, Warmth, & Dancing (semi-detailed); Noticing & Staring; Blushes; Dvarius has never kissed a girl before; Marek is somewhat of a ladies’ man; A mention of the Prince in his bed; A bit of jealousy; A few mentions of a young woman wearing a tight dress & showing her womanly charms (Dvarius is careful to touch where her skin on her back is covered); Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Kayden Argos, age 17
-Prince Dvarius
                                        P.O.V. switches between them, The Man (twice) and Drey (once)
                                                   180 pages

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My personal Rating-
“What if Cinderella had been sent to kill The Prince?”
I think that is such an interesting twist on the classic fairy-tale. I’ve been really waiting to read this book ever since learning about it. The cover is great, even if it is a bit inaccurate on the girl. The plot is different, but a good different. It sometimes came across as a Medieval novel, but it’s a Dystopia. I wasn’t a fan of all the touches & warmth, but for the title being “The Reluctant Assassin”, there wasn’t much fighting/killing which was a nice surprise. :) It’s pretty short at 180 pages, but once you read “A Cunning Masquerade” (which the author says she wishes she could add to this first book), it feels longer, so that’s a bonus. :)
That ending though! I’m definitely looking forward to the next book coming out next month! :)

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

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