Review – Assassin’s Honor (Order of the Sicari #1) by Monica Burns

March 25, 2016 Review 0

Review –  Assassin’s Honor (Order of the Sicari #1) by Monica Burns

A woman with visions of the past…

Archeologist Emma Zale sees the past when she touches ancient relics. It’s how she uncovered evidence of an ancient order of assassins—the Sicari. When a sinfully dark stranger shows up on her Chicago doorstep demanding an ancient artifact she doesn’t have, he drags her into a world where telekinesis and empaths are the norm. Now someone wants her dead, and her only hope of survival is an assassin who’s every bit as dangerous to her body as he is to her heart.

Bonded to an honorable assassin…

Ares DeLuca comes from an ancient Roman bloodline of telekinetic assassins. A Sicari, he’s honor bound to kill only in the name of justice. But when the woman he loved was murdered, Ares broke the Sicari code and used his sword for revenge. Love cost him dearly once before, and he’s not willing to pay the price again. At least not until hot, sweet, delectable Emma walked into his life. Not only does she hold the key to a valuable Sicari relic, she might just hold the key to his heart.

Their dangerous passion will redeem an…Assassin’s Honor

Title: Assassin's Honor
Author: Monica Burns
Series: Order of the Sicari
Published by Maroli SP Imprints
Source: Author
Published: March 28, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 342
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames

When ever I read a PNR, I know that it’s going to take at least a few chapters for me to understand the world I’m diving in to. That being said, I don’t think I “fully” grasp who the Sicari and Praetorians were and what they were currently doing in today’s world. They aren’t mortal, but they have powers. They’re both searching for the same thing, but the true nature of the item isn’t clear to the Sicari, well except the “leader”. Don’t get me wrong, this was written well enough that I was still drawn to the story line, enough so that it was very difficult to put it down when I had other things that needed to be done. Like family stuff…lol.

Emma is an archaeologists daughter who was murdered five years ago. The significance of her parents death is important because her father was a believer that the Sicari were still alive and very active. While on a dig in Egypt, a colleague is murdered in the same fashion as her parents which has now caused a ripple effect in her life. She’s forced to trust a man she literally just met and is asked not to interfere in their culture, but that’s just not the kind of woman she is.

Ares is a Sicari Assassin who has been watching Emma and her parents for a while. He is under the assumption that Emma knows where to find the Tyet of Isis, an important artifact that his people need in order to defeat the Preatorians. While trying to discover if Emma actual knew anything about the artifact, the sexual tension he feels when around her has caused him to do things that are against the Sicari way, putting her in even more danger. Now it’s up to him to protect his responsibility (Emma) because that’s the Sicari way. Or at least that’s what he keeps telling himself, over and over again.

Look. Although I wasn’t able to completely understand the “background” of who the Sicari and Preatorians are/were, I was very much so able to enjoy this book. It’s filled with adventure, drama, magic, lust, love and of course a HEA. What more could you ask for in a PNR?

Oh, there’s just one thing……CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!!

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