Assassin Next Door
Book 1, Bad Boy Inc
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He’s just a hot guy living next door to a single mom – and oh yeah, he kills people for a living.
Suburbia, a great place for a man with secrets to hide while investing in some solid real estate. The biggest drawback?
In this case, a neighbor with sexy curves and a bright smile. Good thing she’s not his type. Single moms with annoying ex-husbands are on the do-not-date list.
Calvin wants to, it’s just not happening. He can’t help but find himself drawn to the chaos next door. And when danger threatens his suburban lifestyle, this assassin doesn’t hesitate to act.
Killing people is easy. Domestication, on the other hand…
Assassin Next Door
Assassin Next Door by Eve Langlais
Romance and suspense. Hugely entertaining.
When the hero is introduced with "I like shadows", you may expect dark and moody. Not this assassin. He loves his job. He is not a good guy. He's an assassin! And you can't help but like him. He's cheerful and quickly enamored with the little girl.
The heroine is struggling to stand alone and support herself. She is smart and determined. And she certainly doesn't believe Calvin when he tells her truthfully that he is an assassin.
It's a fast, compelling read with humor and grit.
And in the last third, some spicy love-making. Wink.
“You have to be firm with them. “Go back to your place.” He’d shooed the little girl. It seemed the most understandable gesture, and yet she blinked at him. “You can’t stand there.” He’d pointed at her house. “Go find your parents and insist they watch you more closely.”
The little tyke then smiled. A gap-toothed brilliant thing that could have blinded a weaker man. She blinked long lashes and lisped, “Will you take me to my mommy?”
She dipped her chin, and her eyelids fluttered. Little freckles across her nose crinkled. “Please.”
Good God. The child was possessed by a dark force. Surely, she possessed some kind of insidious evil because Calvin had held out his hand and didn’t flinch when her sticky palm slid into his. Still under her dark spell, Calvin had said, “Come with me. I’ll take you home.”
Call a f**ing priest!
And that was how he’d ended up on a concrete porch, looming over a tiny woman as she cried.”
Excerpt From: Langlais, Eve. “Assassin Next Door.”
Such an exciting story!
Calvin is a 'problem specialist' working for Bad Boys Inc. He's good at his job. He's got his life set up just the way he wants it. Until that cute single mom moved in next door. Lily is quite a handful. She's still dealing with her abusive ex, who never quits trying to force her back. She has a 4-year-old daughter, Zoey, whose welfare is her biggest concern. And she has secrets she's too afraid to divulge.
Not your run-of-the-mill romance. It's unusual, edgy, exciting, sweet, scarily dangerous, and romantic. Dive on in to the beginning of a fascinating new series!
Thrilling from beginning to end!
What a great book! Ms. Langlais takes a diversion from the paranormal and alien genres into contemporary romance, and hits it out of the park! Throw away all the cheesy story lines, and everything you think you know about bad boys. This story drops us into an untenable situation for Lily, as she tries to make a new life for herself and her daughter. Of all the houses in all the neighborhoods around the country, she lands smack next door to a killer-for-hire. Will he make things better or worse for her?
This story is very down to earth, and I felt like this could happen just down the street to someone I know. It’s relatable, which is so essential to a gripping story, and so different from a lot of the other books out there where you think “this couldn’t happen in the real world”. The characters have flaws, but are just trying to live their lives and find their way forward. They don’t pretend to be something they aren’t, but still keep their secrets close.
Lily is fleeing with her daughter from an abusive ex-husband who won’t let go. Calvin is an assassin working for the highest bidder. Sparks and insults fly when they first meet, but the attraction is unmistakable. As their relationship threatens to become something more than just neighborly, Lily tries to save Calvin from her ex, so she fights the allure and pushes him away. Calvin has never been ruled by his emotions, but finds himself drawn to his beautiful neighbor and her daughter. A ready-made family never entered his mind before, but now things have changed. The more she pushes him away, the more he wants to be her knight in shining armor.
Will they be able to escape the nightmares that have been haunting her? Will he be able to convince her that he is the man for her? Will her ex ruin everything? Whose secrets are worse, and what will happen when those secrets collide? Fireworks for sure, but only time will tell if they can survive the explosion.