It’s been a while since I’ve read a story with this blend of genres, and it took a few pages to get back in the swing. It’s worth it. Serenity takes the reader on a non-stop action-fest with plenty of plot twists. There are witches, and power plays between werebats, bee-bats, brown bats, firefly-bats to name a few of the interesting shifters. Within the first couple of chapters, the two main characters, Carnelian and Bali, are introduced. Carnelian’s cousin, Mina, goes missing. Carnelian is ex-CIA, and a witch, starts to dig into what happened. The leader, Jeri, of the Midnight cabal is murdered, Bali, a lesbian dominant, doesn’t want the top job, but it’s personal, and she wants vengeance.
The story is complex and full of revenge plots driven by events from the past, including witch wars. Don’t skip forward. The story is developed by switching between the lead character perspectives. Carnelian and Bali paths quickly cross and sparks fly between the two women, although Bali tries to keep the relationship non-sexual. She fails and in the latter part of the story there’s a couple of steamy sex scenes between the two women…plus a surprise. This is an exciting action story weaved with a romantic love story between Carne and Bali. I couldn’t guess the ending—which is great—and without giving the plot away, the final grandstand battle is awesome.
I enjoyed it. The fast pace, vivid characters, and spicy sex scenes—sold me. You’ll enjoy this one.
Ace is a covert assassin who happens to have a whip involved fling with Jasmin. But Jasmin’s story is turned into a dangerous gamble that only her sexy assassin can handle.
We start the book off right in the middle of a bdsm sex scene with characters we don’t know. Sure, I love sex scenes as much as the next gal but I don’t know a thing about these women! Needless to say I instantly felt disconnected from the characters. I’ve also never heard a woman’s vagina called cat before. Can’t say I’m a fan of that. Once we get through that scene, the story opens up, letting us engage and learn about Jasmia and Ace. There’s plenty of action to keep you glued to your seat and now that we know these lovely ladies, the next sex scenes are fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
An Assassin’s Kiss is a highly recommended read!