3.5 starsVery enjoyeable, fast paced, but sometimes Dillon s insecurity drove me nuts I d certainly read Ronin s book if it became available. Dillon Carter S Boyfriend, Marc Francis, Is A Paid Assassin That Little Fact Makes Having A Normal Relationship Very Complicated Especially When There Are People Out There In The Big Bad Spy World Who Hate Marc So Much The Last Thing They Want Is Him To End Up Happy Obsessive Enemies, Ex Lovers And Poisoned Espresso Do Nothing To Make Marc And Dillon S Trip To Italy Relaxing In Fact, They Ll Be Lucky If They Survive At All I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.Mark and Dillon are on the move, trying to avoid Mark s enemies and stay alive This leads them to staying with Ronin, a colleague Mark s as well as his former lover Mark and Ronin decide to take the fight to the bad guys.For a short story this had a good helping of angst Mark s inability to share his feelings allows Dillon s insecurities to fester and the addition of Ronin into the mix doesn t help This story also has some good action and moves at a fast pace I really enjoyed Assassins Love People Too and epilogue left me eager for. Book Assassins Love People Too Assassins in Love 2 Author S.C WynneStar rating No of Pages 105Movie Potential Ease of reading very easy to readWould I read it again Yes I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK, BY THE AUTHOR, IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW Reviewed for Divine MagazineFor me, this one suffered the curse of Book 2 It happens every time with me Book 1 is so incredible that I m giddy and barely able to vocalise what I loved about the story Then Book 2 comes along and something is lost in translation Thankfully, this one wasn t TOO lost It was a minor issue that I can easily overlook, to come back and happily delve into the next book in the series and, hopefully, the next one after that.The characters were just as great They keep their old personalities and quirks, while having time to explore of their new ones The story and plot line was well developed and paced, too, which was great I never felt rushed or that the story stagnated anywhere Both books in this series are the perfect length required to tell the story properly All too often, with action adventure stories, book 2 s plots try too hard to out do the last book Wynne did a brilliant job of making sure that didn t happen It wasn t necessary These characters and their stories are strong enough to stand on their own two feet, without exaggerating the plot or making it ridiculous, with too much action or not enough.As for editing, there were less issues than book 1, which was great One or two missing quotation marks and nothing else, as far as I noticed.What made the book lacking, for me, was the constant bickering between Marc and Dillon It was all repeating the same conversations over and over again Though their fears made sense, it got a little repetitive to keep reading the same arguments in new words, in new places That s when I lost interest and it took me a few pages to really pick back up again So, due to how often that happened, I was being nudged out of the story by the argument, then had to ease my way back in again about a dozen times.I get that Marc is an assassin and he doesn t open up, but it irritates me the way he uses that as an excuse to not be completely honest Dillon has placed his whole trust in him and Marc can t do the same He hasn t even revealed his real name to him, which I m not happy about At the same time, they haven t known each other long, so it makes a little bit of sense to be hesitant But the repetition of that got in the way of what else was going on between them There were some really amazing moments where Dillon gave up the fight and placed his heart, soul and trust into Marc, with no reason to except that he loved the man It made me sad that Marc couldn t return even a sliver of that trust.For that reason the repetition I removed one star It was the disconnects that made reading this one, at only 105 pages, take longer than book 1, which had about 10 pages Without that, I would probably be as speechless as with book 1, because I really do love these characters and their quirks.I loved the new additions, Leo, Gianni and Ronan They were all great in their own way I even liked meeting crazy Julio.There were still funny, hot, intense moments I even liked when Dillon got drunk and said all the wrong things at the wrong time, because he was sticking up for himself with the same spunk and fire that I d loved in him in book 1.Overall, I can t wait for the next book It will be nice to see Ronan and Gianni again, but I really hope all the focus is still on Marc and Dillon Those two guys have some serious issues to work on Favourite Quote He had no idea the power he had over me I was wrapped like silk thread around his perfect fingers, and he had no clue It s not easy for me to talk aboutmy feelings My voice was stiff, and I wanted to be able to say stuff without it seeming like I was being tortured. This was my first book by SC Wynne and I really enjoyed the story I wasn t too far in before I realized I was missing some vital information So, after doing a little research I found out Assassins Love People Too is book two in the Assassins Love series I read a few reviews for book one to kind of help me get up to speed but I definitely want to go back and read it for myself Even coming in at a disadvantage I was still able to follow along easily and understand what was going on The author has a light and fun writing style that is easy to adapt to and before you know it you are pulled into the story Dillon finds himself in some very stressful situations trying to get to Marc s side He doesn t know what s going on only that he needs to get there and refrain from talking to anyone in the process But, for Dillon, that s easier said than done He likes people, he likes to talk and make friends and he has a hard time accepting that not everyone is what or who they appear.Marc is a trained assassin who has a hard time showing his emotions He is used to being a loner but he really wants to make a go with Dillon so he s trying Taking Dillon along while trying to stay ten steps ahead of another killer is not easy but it s the safest bet, he hopes From the minute Dillon starts on his journey he is met with one strange situation after another He really wants to make it work with Marc so he s pretty willing to do anything he asks or tells him but he would like to have some reassurances in exchange Would it kill him to tell him how he really feels Hopefully, no one gets killed before Dillon gets his wish.This is a fast paced story that can be read easily in one setting with just enough action and suspense to keep your interest peeked There is danger and a little mystery that adds to the story but at the same time it s kind of light and fun I never really felt like anyone was in any real danger but I was intrigued with the plot Enough so that I m interested in Ronin and what happens next Overall, I enjoyed the story and would recommend it to others for a low angst, funny, yet adventurous read 4 stars from me. So this book picks up with Dillon living in France with his assassin lover who hasn t quite quit his job yet He gets an urgent call to get to Paris by train and trust no one Of course innocent Dillon chats with the old lady next to him, not good After she tries to kill them, they head to Italy to Marc s ex s house This leads to some tension needless to say, but the two assassins decide to head off and put an end to the criminal wanting to kill Marc and leave Dillon to hang out with an old trusted friend of the two and he befriends a young waiter at the local cafe.Things come to a head in the cafe with lots of drama and murder and mayhem, leaving Dillon and Marc free and maybe the ex and the cafe boy looking at something This was okay, but it obviously didn t leave an impression because I had to go back and refresh myself as to the plot I liked the characters well enough and yes, I would read a story about the ex and the barista So just depends what you are in he mood for. All the happiness I love the suspense these books give me Dillon and Marc are so entertaining together Marc with his inept social graces and relationship experience and Dillion with his insecurities and inability to read Marc all that well These two LITERALLY need to communicate to get what the other one is trying to convey In the first book it ended on a cliffhanger and we all wanted to throw our Kindles, and cry Well, there s a bit of a cliffhanger on this one as well butttttttttt it s not who you think who Yeah I said who And I m thrilled about what book 3 will bring.SC Wynne made this book even better than book 1 and it s reading like a suspenseful TV show Her ability to introduce new characters, make us question each one and if they are trustworthy is great I love how I found myself saying, Oh I want to like this person Please don t make them a malicious assassin who wants to kill Marc and Dillion s happiness LOLI really really loved this book and am eager for When is the third book coming out Argh, that ending I loved reading about the continued story for Marc and Dillon, lots of action and fast paced plot in this one I really liked them struggling to define their relationship and find balance with each other I ll definitely be on the lookout for the next book What a great sequel The action starts right away..loved watching Marc and Blondie stumble through there hot steamy romance Is the third book out yet I loved the first book so much and was hoping that the second could live up to the incredible action and developing love story introduced in the first book and I must say this one did not disappoint We follow Marc and Dillon, now in Europe, some six weeks into their dash and hide existence trying to escape the deadly interest of Julio, a very bad man who Marc seems to take delight in thwarting While Julio pulls out one henchman after another trying to kill both Dillon and Marc, the two of them find themselves in pretty rocky waters trying to not only evade killers but negotiate the twisting path of a new relationship as well At least Dillon hopes that is what is forming, for Marc is not an easy man to read and Dillon is worried that Marc has brought him along just to keep him from harm and for easy sex While Dillon s heart is rapidly being lost to his assassin boyfriend, Marc is focused on one thing only keeping the two of them alive.Though short on page time, Assassins Love People Too is long in suspense and danger Introducing a former lover of Marc s and a fellow assassin, the author expands both her plot and her burgeoning love story Now with such uncertainty and jealousy mixed in to play, Dillon becomes and uneasy that Marc might never find it in himself to fall in love Unfortunately Dillon has no such difficulty and has fallen for the reticent Marc despite his own doubt as to whether Marc can love him in return Each chapter trades off in narration so that we get continual updates as to how both Marc and Dillon are dealing with their current run for survival I loved how with each subsequent section we were privy to the inner dialogue of each character allowing us to understand how both Marc and Dillon felt for each other even while they seemed to have great difficulty communicating those same feelings to each other.In particular, I really felt the author exposed much about Marc and his fears and doubts This installment in the series gave added depth to both main characters and pulled us further into their story You could not help but root for these guys and hope that they both would find the courage to confess their reel feelings for each other before the danger facing them destroyed them both.
S.C Wynne started writing m m in 2013 She s the 2018 Lambda Award winner for Gay Romance with her book Crashing Upwards She loves writing m m and her characters are usually a little jaded, funny and ultimately redeemed through love S.C loves red wine, margaritas and Seven and Seven s Yes, apparently S.C Wynne is incredibly thirsty S.C Wynne loves the rain and should really live in Seattle
- 123 pages
- Assassins Love People Too
- S.C. Wynne
- 20 January 2017 S.C. Wynne