Saturday, December 5, 2015

Deviant by Natasha Knight


I'm a hit man, an assassin. A deviant by all accounts. I never pretended to be the good guy.

She was the opposite.

But the minute she pulled the curtains of her window back and saw my face, watched me screwing the blonde who happened to be my next mark, she sealed her own fate. There could be no witnesses, ever.

I let it go on a few days though. Never closed the curtains, gave her one hell of a show. I liked it, liked seeing her get all hot and bothered. Her face so innocent, so…corruptible. And all that time she was watching, she had no idea I'd seen her, that I was watching her too.

But all good things must come to an end.

Imagine my surprise when I turned up to take care of her only to find two goons breaking down her door, weapons in hand.

Turned out she had a price on her head. Her stepbrother wanted her and he wanted her alive. I'd never been one to pass up an opportunity to collect the kind of money he was offering, especially if I could have some fun while I was at it.

It just never occurred to me she’d be anything more than my next mark.


Curiosity killed the kitten.

I'll never forget the look in his eyes when he said those words.

When I watched them from the window, I didn't suspect for a moment that he'd seen me, that he was watching me back. Not while he was doing what he was doing to the woman on her knees before him.

But then she turned up dead, and he turned up in my hotel room, waiting for me in the dark.

I didn't think for one second him being there that night would save my life. I'd been on the run for two years, but my stepbrother had finally caught up with me. Or his two thugs had.

Finding out I had a quarter-of-a-million dollar bounty on my head convinced Julien I was more valuable alive than dead. But to collect it would mean returning me to my stepbrother, who had sworn to make me pay for what I'd done.

Julien was cruel. He was merciless. He scared the crap out of me. But there was something else, something he never wanted me to see. Inside, he was broken, like me.

My stepbrother was wrong if he thought I'd let him get his hands on me ever again. I had no intention of allowing that to happen, even if it meant I'd have to sleep with the devil to survive.

And I had no doubt Julien was the devil.

Please note: This standalone dark romantic suspense is complete at 68,500 words. No cliffhanger, only a badass Alpha male who doesn't seem like much of a hero at the start, who uses strong language, and likes dirty, kinky sex. Some readers may find him offensive.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the first book I have read by this author and I will have to say I liked it. I wasn’t bored, it kept my attention and it had some hot sex scenes. I could feel the connection between Mia and Julien. I really liked the relationship that Mia had with Julien’s grandma; it made it all seem so real. I will say that it seemed a bit rushed at the end but I still really enjoyed the book and will read more by this author.

Characters: Well written
Sex: Yes
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: No
Genre: Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

The relationship between our heroine Mia, and hit man Julien is a little screw up. And as much as logically we should think Mia falling for Julien is wrong, it feels so right.

We are warned this story is a dark romance but I didn't find it particular so and there was only one scene near the end that I found confronting. There is good suspense but the relationship between Mia and Julien takes centre stage. That relationship is difficult, hot and at times very dirty. It was great and when we got the end I was a very happy reader.

This is a story which it is difficult to explain, and possibly even difficult to understand. I enjoyed reading it, I had confidence that there would be the right ending, and along the way I got the chemistry. Did I buy into it all, see how the changes happened, and why? Maybe not so much. The writing is good, so it was easy to just keep reading, and I did want to know more, and enjoyed the unfolding of their feelings for each other. It is partly set in Italy, and I think that the scene setting was excellent, and added to the depth of the tale. I think that maybe the title doesn't do justice to the book.

This one hit in all the right places. It was sexy and erotic, dark and suspenseful, and I couldn't put it down. The tension and sexual chemistry were top chart toppers.

Julien and Mia's first meeting is....unexpected. He's there to do a job, but Mia catches his eye. She's seen his face, knows what he's done. She can't live. Until he finds out there is a price on her head, if she's kept alive. The only negative is the feelings that develop are a little off but you can push through to finish. It's not all believable but makes for a good read.

I am the author of several BDSM, spanking and dark romances, all of which explore the mind of the Dominant male and the submissive female. I'm forever searching for that single most important element of LOVE. My characters are as human as I: powerful yet incredibly vulnerable, flawed, perhaps damaged, but with an unending capacity to love.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Deviant by Natasha Knight to read and review.

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