Title: The Smiling Assassin
Author: Nathalie Gray
Heat level: H
With its zooming pace and many actions scenes, this read much like a James Bond movie. I loved Uriel, who came across as the ultimate dark, dangerously sexy, alpha anti-hero. I would love to get my hands on him and do some very bad things! But at the same time, he is so normal and chivalrous. It’s an odd mixture that somehow works and left me wanting more.... When the two of them get together, the sex is rough and intense.
~~T.S. Peters ~ Just Erotic Romance Reviews
The Smiling Assassin an 80!
The Smiling Assassin is a short story, with Ms Gray exercising judicious economy so that only the details needed to bring the story to life and nothing more are present in this story. Therefore, the end result is a scene rather than a story, because I have this feeling that those two are going to have more adventures together long after this story has ended.... For a story of its length, however, The Smiling Assassin is a fun and fast-paced read. Think of this one as some kind of appetizer before you pick up the author's longer works.
~~Mrs. Giggles - mrsgiggles.com
Uriel is an assassin with a problem – he has to kill the man in front of him, but he doesn’t want to do so in front of the mysterious lady that is keeping him company. This is a problem that Uriel is not used to dealing with as he is generally cold and detached enough to complete his contract and walk away. But as the woman searches for him and eventually finds him, it leads trouble to his door. Will Uriel follow his protective and erotic impulses and keep her around or should he send her away as he has done with everyone else?
The Smiling Assassin is a futuristic tale with an interesting plot and characters that are intriguing, yet leaving the reader with the question of what happens next. The pace of the story is so quick, but with enough detail that it will keep the reader wondering in which direction it will head to next. While I found the romance somewhat difficult to believe as it happens in a matter of hours, but the sci-fi aspects left me wanting for more. The Smiling Assassin is a charming quick read that is only a quick taste of a fantastic tale.
Reviewed by Sabella~Joyfully Reviewed