Series: Otherworld Assassins #2
Published by Pocket Books on October 22, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Sci-fi romance
Source: Received from a giveaway
The sizzling second book in New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter’s Otherworld Assassin paranormal romance series.
He is every woman’s fantasy…
Corbin Blue is a man of many talents. One of the most powerful otherworlders ever born, he is wealthy, a professional football star, and a legend in the bedroom. But only a select few know he is also a black ops agent…and there is no better killer. When he and his crew are attacked and separated, he’s forced to turn to his boss’s daughter for help—a woman with even more secrets than Blue.
She becomes his only obsession…
Evangaline Black has always been wary, guarded. No man has ever breeched her walls. Until Blue. He has never been denied something he wants, and now, he’s decided he wants her. As he sweeps her into his double life of seduction, intrigue, and danger, he helps her see beyond the darkness of her own past. But as an enemy closes in, Blue will have to let Evie go to keep her safe—even though he'd rather die than live without her…
Black and Blue by Gena Showalter is the second installment in her Otherworld Assassin series. Please note that I did not read this first book in this series, Long Kiss Goodnight. I do not feel that this effected my enjoyment of Black and Blue in anyway.
Black and Blue is a fast paced paranormal romance where the non-humans are from different alien races. I guess you could classify this as a sci-fi romance as well. Almost all aspects of this book appealed to me. The characters, chemistry, and action were all top notch! The flaws in both Evie Black and Corbin Blue created a beautiful view of their personal conflicts and flaws. The fight scenes and action are very well written and well placed throughout the story.
Even the heroes in Black and Blue are kind of the villains, as they are assassins. This added a great dynamic and I loved the super spy and James Bond feel created by this effect. I think lovers of romance with also not be disappointed. Showalter writes high tension sex scenes that could melt the letters off the page!
I rate Black and Blue 4.5 out of 5 Bullets!