When Alexei Medvedev joined the Forgotten Brotherhood — paranormals hired to assassinate other paranormals — he knew it wouldn’t be a cakewalk. But his next target is one of Death’s own Reapers gone rogue. For the first time since he started this gig, “damn hard to kill” feels more like “damn near impossible.”
Tracking Cassie Dobbs brings him to a remote bar in small-town Alaska, where this hot-as-hell Reaper is casually serving drinks as if she doesn’t have a bounty on her head from Death himself. Alexei is dangerously intrigued. Everyone in the Brotherhood knows the first rule: don’t fall for your target.
But Alexei soon has bigger problems to face than an unexpected attraction. They only send assassins after those who deserve to die…or so he’s been made to believe. Now that he’s met Cassie, though, he’s not so sure.
What if everything he’s been told is a lie, and the person he’s been sent to kill is the only one who knows the truth?
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Arctic Bite
Series: Forgotten Brotherhood #2
Author: N.J. Walters
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: May 19, 2020
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
‘Arctic Bite’ is the second title in the ‘Forgotten Brotherhood’ series, and to say that it’s intense is an understatement. And that cover just screams power, fury, and yeah, sexy. This is the second story in this series I’ve read and it’s a paradox in so many ways. What these men knew is turning out to be far, far different than expected… even after a long life, it seems there are still surprises awaiting Alexei. Cassie is certainly not what Alexei expected when he tracked this reaper to a small town – and he certainly didn’t expect the sparks between them.
Cassie is so very different than a reaper who should be put down for good. She has reasons and secrets of her own. The spark, the strong attraction between Alexei and Cassis is very real, but why she’s been targeted isn’t clear to either and the surprises just keep rolling on. Alexei needs to figure out what is truth and what has been a lie for a long time. One thing he does know, his feelings for Cassie are not lies and he needs answers before someone else comes for her or them both.
I’m enjoying this world as a little bit is revealed with each story. I love a puzzle, and ‘Arctic Bite’ is certainly that in many ways. The writing is smooth and believable (for the genre), the characters are fierce and intense one moment and gentle, caring with each other the next. There is definitely sizzling steam with this couple. Alexei needs answers, and he may not like what those answers eventually turn out to be. I’m already waiting for the next title to release and would definitely recommend this story or the series for any Paranormal Romance reader.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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