Manipulating The Assassin

Lauren Reign
Manipulating The Assassin
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Lauren Reign
Release Date
March 2017
Book 1 of A Twisted Tales Short Story
Romantic Suspense/Mystery

She's running for her life.
He's the assassin hired to hunt her down.
A dangerous game of manipulation will twist their lives together.

Kimber Wellington skipped town with a USB drive that could collapse her family's empire. After her sadistic step-brother, Marco, hostilely takes over the business from her father, he makes it his only priority to find Kimber and the information that could ruin him. Kimber has strategized how to stay out of Marco's clutches, but she didn't plan on the monster that finds her.

Rye Anderson is ruthless. He kills without regret, collects the paycheck and enjoys a solitary life. The last hassle he wants to deal with is tracking a socialite across the country, a job he accepts as a favor. Rye assumes that delivering the twenty-three-year-old college student will be a quick, easy payday. He soon realizes that his underestimation of Kimber could be a game changer.

Book Review by Caitlyn Lynch (author,reviewer)
Mar 16, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
52 people found the following review helpful
This is a 10,000 word (or thereabouts) short story and it's one of those stories that doesn't seem quite sure what it wants to be. Is it an erotica snippet? Not enough sex in it for that. There's not enough emotional detail for it to be a psychological suspense, as we hardly get inside Kimber's head at all despite the story being told in first person.

The story also needs a thorough proofreading. There was a 'door jam' instead of a 'door jamb' in the first couple of pages and at another point where the suspense should have been building, I ended up in a fit of the giggles as Rye 'unbuttoned his shit' instead of his shirt.

However, there was quite a cool little twist at the end I admit I didn't see coming, and at the end of the book I put it down with a feeling that I'd actually quite enjoyed it. I'm in a good mood so I'm gonna be generous and give it three stars... but Ms. Reign really needs to hire a proofreader at the very least or next time I run across her work I won't be so forgiving.

Unbuttoning his shit, indeed. *shakes head* Well, at least you gave me a giggle.
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