Tuesday, December 9, 2014

** @inkslingerPr's Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway** THE ACCIDENTAL ASSASSIN by Nichole Chase @nicolechase














SYNOPSIS:

Ava McKenzie is a creature of habit. Life is passing her by and she has nothing to show for it. She’s had the same job since she started college, she orders the same dish every time she goes to her favorite restaurant, and only reads books from authors she knows. There is nothing new or surprising in her life… until her best friend marries a man from London. When her newlywed friend asks her to house-sit while she honeymoons, Ava jumps at the chance. She thinks this could be the very thing she needs to shake up her life. Ava throws herself head first into her new lifestyle; she wants to try everything, go everywhere, and never get stuck in a rut again. Of course, offing a man in a car garage hadn’t been one of the things on her list to try.

Owen Walker spends every day in a new place with a new case. As one of the most renowned assassins in the world, he has his choice of marks—and he’s never failed in a mission. When a new hit takes him back to his hometown, he looks forward to spending time somewhere familiar. What he isn’t expecting is to help an attractive, confused American woman find out how she’s ended up on a hit man’s list.

As Ava and Owen dodge bullets, will they be able to escape their undeniable attraction to each other? Or will all of that chemistry blow up in a shower of hot and dangerous sparks?









REVIEW:

             



What a great book!!  I haven't had so much fun reading a book in a LONG time!!  Nichole Chase is a new to me author and I am definitely going to be diving into her back list when I get the chance.  The Accidental Assassin was fun, charming, action packed, sexy and highly addictive.  I can't pin point just one thing I loved about this book but I was instantly hooked by Nichole Chase's writing style and was anxious to get back to reading when real life got in the way.  The Accidental Assassin just hit all the right notes for me and I can't wait to read more in this (please, please let me be right) series.

Nichole Chase took a pretty serious situation of assassins, sex trade organizations, murder and mystery and made it charming and fun.  I love a good "chase" novel and this took the best parts of action and mixed it with humor and heat to make an enticing story that I couldn't stop reading.  I am still thinking about this book days later and stalking Nichole's social media sites to learn when to expect more from these characters!

The Accidental Assassin introduces us to Ava and Owen in a most unusual way.  I love how quirky and a bit naive Ava is on the outside, but diving deeper into her character we get a strong, intelligent woman that is whisked up in this crazy situation.  Owen is everything you could want in a hero.  He is a bit closed off, but charmingly sweet and caring (but deadly).  I would love to get to know both of these characters more, but in a fast paced novel like The Accidental Assassin, we get to know them in bits and pieces (which is fine) and that leaves you craving more.  

Nichole Chase has a fantastic way to weaving a story, she revealed things at a fast pace but I never once felt rushed.  The pacing was perfect, the chemistry was hot and the characters were unique.  Not only did I fall in love with Ava and Owen, but the cast of secondary characters were interesting and just ripe for more stories to come from them!  The Accidental Assassin was not what I was expecting, it was not a dark or gritty story, it was a lot of fun to read and took a darker subject and made it sexy and charming.  I loved every bit (which as you know is rare for me).

If you have never read Nichole Chase you are in for a treat!!  Fans of action packed stories with romance, heat and fabulous characters will definitely want to 1-click The Accidental Assassin.  I have only given out a 5 star review to 10 books this year (I've read over 200 books in 2014), so if you are looking for a guaranteed good book, this is it!  Grab your e-reader, turn off the phone and enjoy running away with Owen and Ava...




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Nichole Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Suddenly Royal, Flukes, The Dark Betrayal Trilogy, and several short stories. She is also the instructor of Say What? a dialogue class at the Romance Academy.

Nichole lives in Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, superhero dog, Sulcata tortoise, and two cats. When not writing, you may find her reading, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises. 








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