FBI Special Agent Devin Lyons and Russian mob boss/FBI ally Andrei Panchenko have been at each others' throats for years. Literally. They've had their hands around the other's throat lots of times. When Andrei barely escapes a bold attempt on his life, government big shot James Jacobs decides to put Devin in charge of Andrei's safety. After all, who better to keep the Russian alive than the man who wants to do the killing himself?
Andrei Panchenko knows two things as fact: Devin Lyons hates him. And the FBI agent is the sexiest man he's ever seen. Forced into cohabitation, Andrei tries to figure out why the agent wants him dead. He has been nothing but honest in owning up to his crimes and kills only the vilest men who manage to escape justice. But still Lyons (who has his own violent record) treats him with contempt. In the meantime, Andrei notices a touching side to the man that he's never seen before. And THAT scares him more than any gun.
Devin Lyons hates Andrei Panchenko. It's one of the things in his life that he can count on. Until he's forced to spend time with the ridiculously beautiful and sexy man. Seeing the "real" Andrei turns Devin's world upside down until he's not sure whether he wants to kill Andrei or make love to him.
A common enemy of both men is determined that neither will have the chance to do anything except die. When a life-changing secret is revealed, will the resulting fallout bring the two men together or separate them forever?
Someone has ordered a hit on Andrei Panchenko. When he manages to escape the first attempt on his life unscathed, James Pruitt sends Agent Lyon's to Russia to be his bodyguard. Devin Lyons hates Panchenko with a passion. The only thing he hates more is the thought of someone, other than himself, ending his life. As the story unfolds we travel through three countries, delve into the past Lyon's can't remember, and learn of the future Panchenko longs for.
The sexual tension between these two is so think, you could cut it with a knife. And yet, they fight it. In an almost comical war for domination Andrei refuses to change his life in the wake of the attempt on his life, and Devin is determined to provide the protection he needs. Shadowing his every move, Devin learns there is more to Andrei than meets the eye. His tough exterior is fading and Andrei manages to get a little more under his armour everyday. Little by little they chip away at the other's over bearing exterior, the facade they present, the supposed hate that only goes skin deep. Let's just say their idea of foreplay is a sparring match where fists and clothes are flying, and blood as well as some sexy sensual kisses are exchanged. When the dust settles, which man will wind up on top (pun intended!)?
I blew through this book in one setting! Every book in this series has managed to not only grab my attention from the start, but hold my attention until the very end. At the end of every installment I find myself anxiously awaiting the next, I seriously hope this series never ends! Gasq-Dion manages to hold true to the series by including updates with a lot of our favorite characters, and yet add's something fresh and new to the mix by uncovering Lyon's elusive past. As well as a sneak peak at "The Nik of Time" book 17, out April 1st 2013.
And now, my "dream cast" for Devin Lyons and Andrei Panchenko (giveaway details to follow).
FBI special agent Devin Lyons
My vision of uber sexy "special" FBI agent Devin Lyons would be Ryan Reynolds. Lyons is dry, whitty, sarcastic and concieted. He carries himself with an assured sexiness and skirts the boundries of what is unforgivable. Even his fellow FBI agent and best friend Keegan will tell you the man is clearly psychotic. The elite team that makes up The Skull Blasters, the shifters and the Russian mob all want Lyon's on their team when the shit hit's the fan!
Leader of the Russian mob Andrei Panchenko. My vision of this dark angel is Marton Csokas. With his black hair and equally black eyes, even Lyon's sometimes questions which Andrei he's with. The ruthless mob boss that has killed dozens of people without even breaking a sweat? Or the fiercely loyal father and family man. No one wants to get on Andrei's bad side, much less mess with his family or friends. His best friend Chrisophe Voronova along with his husband Dimitre do everything they can to make sure when Andrei falls, he falls right into the arms of Agent Lyon's!
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Sandrine (Sandy) Was born in Inglewood, California. Raised by "Old School" French parents, she later moved to Tucson, AZ. It was there that writing became a hobby. Always told she had a great imagination, Sandy wrote short stories for her friends in High School. In college, she took more writing classes while working on her Criminal Justice degree, but it wasn't until a soap opera caught her eye that she got involved in male on male romances. On the advice of a friend, Sandy dipped her toes into the world of M/M Romance. Sandy takes the writing seriously and has had countless conversations with gay men as well as hours of research.She's been involved with the military in one way or another for over twenty years, and has a great deal of respect for our men in uniform. She's traveled the world, but is currently enjoying the South.
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