Title: Leopard's Kiss
In New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Rowe's new shifter series, an ice-cold billionaire assassin must save the woman he was assigned to kill.
Driven by the need to avenge his family's murder, billionaire Slade Cross has become a deadly assassin who kills with his kiss. He lives in the shadows and trusts no one…until a hit gone wrong thrusts him directly into a role he can't afford: to protect instead of kill.
Desperate for help saving her kidnapped sister, Anya Diaz refuses to allow her personal assassin-turned-guardian to retreat behind his cold mask. Her irreverent determination drags Slade out of his self-imposed isolation, forcing him to engage.
Raw, explosive passion ignites between the two guarded souls as they race to save those they love, but a brilliant and ruthless enemy is closing fast, determined to finish what he began so long ago.
Author: Stephanie Rowe
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: A Real Cowboy Loves Forever
Series: Shadow Guardians #1
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: June 10th 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romance
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Leopard’s Kiss is another great read by Stephanie Rowe. Rowe writes several genres, all equally well, and I especially love her paranormal romances. It takes so much imagination to write any fiction but to create your own world with very different circumstances from the one we inhabit is quite a talent. Rowe shows how well she does this again with this book.
Slade Cross is so sexy. The stereotypically brooding, gorgeous, rich hunk who doesn’t think he has a protective side until he meets Anya Diaz. While trying to assassinate her, he is forced to instead keep her safe from others who would do the job he can’t.
Anya can’t afford to trust anyone but she’s a far more open soul and can see Slade is a much better man than he thinks he is. She knows he won’t hurt her and will help long before he realizes it. I love the way she calls him out on that fact several times. Slade fights her belief in him but ultimately can’t help but develop feelings for this amazing woman.
I particularly like that Anya is strong. She’s capable. She’s determined. She can do it without Slade. But even strong women get tired of carrying the burden alone at times.
The two don’t even realize until late in the story that the secrets they can’t even share with each other are the ones which tie them most strongly together.
I can’t wait for the next installment in this new series. There are several characters I’m anxious to learn more about.
Imaginative characters and situations, gripping action, hot sex and melt your heart romance make this book one you must read.