Author: Gena Showalter
Book: (An Otherworld Assassin Novel, #1)
So this wasn't one of the free books I got on my Kindle but it was so worth it! I mean this book was so amazing I couldn't put it down...well I had to when I went to work. I must admit I wasn't too happy about putting it down though.
Solo is an otherworlder. He works with men like himself to hunt down and kill bad men who would destroy others. So though he might not consider himself a good man he doesn't consider himself a bad man either. Despite the fact that when he is angry he turns into a monster (literally). When he and his friends are (for lack of a better word) ambushed he is sold to a zoo. Not just any zoo. A zoo filled with otherworlders of different species. There he is drugged and stuck in a cage. His only hope is the girl who feeds and takes care of them. He just needs to figure out how to get her to let him go.
Vika has lived with her father (the man who runs the circus/zoo) and has lived with his abuse since her mother fled with another man. Now she does the only thing she can for the otherworlders, which is too feed and clean them. What else can she do when she can't find the keys to the cuffs which keep the prisoners drugged up? But when she sees Solo she knows he is different and longs to know more about him. If only she could hear what he was saying when she wasn't looking. After all her father had taken away her hearing when she helped the otherworlders escape the first time. Now she has to think through, has to plan, has to make sure everything goes as planned.
Solo falls hard for her and they plan to run away together...only to get caught. Then another man decides he's had enough and demands that Vika marry him. She declines and is almost killed by his hands. Then she is locked up with Solo as they travel between worlds. Then when they do manage to escape he shows her what it is to be loved for the first time in years. But all too soon their romance ends when Vika's father finds them and drags them back to the circus where he is determined for Solo to watch his daughter suffer and she him.
What will happen to Vika? Will Solo be able to remove the cuffs a second time? Will the other otherworlders manage to escape? Does the evil of the circus burn to the ground?
Man I loved this book and almost cried at the end but held onto my hope for a happy ending. I wasn't disappointed and I must say that this is one of my favorite books now!
About The Author
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.
Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.