A good assassin must always be alert but shouldn't have much to fear. Authorities can be avoided or bought, blending into a crowd comes in handy for errands, and living by yourself in a fortress has its perks. What one would worry about though is if another assassin comes knocking.
Misha is a golden boy, always does things the right way. Rikki is a risk, does things her way and doesn't handle authority well. The reasons behind their work methods is explained by their pasts and by default, their parents. DeLake has them meet years ago when Rikki was a kid, the emotional scars from that event color her view of the world until Misha helps fill in her gaps. In the end their goals might rub each other the wrong way but their attraction to each other certainly rubs the right way, in many different ways.
More than just entertainment and emotional healing there is a great plot line going on that Misha and Rikki find themselves stuck in the middle of. Each of their employers are involved but the people pulling the strings are hidden till the end. What spy novel would be complete without weapons, hidden rooms, and sneaky villains. Well timed surprises keep things moving and pages turning.
Assassins In Love is a great mix of sci-fi, spy mystery, and romance. Throw all that together with an author like DeLake and you have a smashing success! This entertaining read will take you along for a ride on a space cruise ship, across galaxies and planets, only to end up in the bedroom more often than not. For our hero and heroine their goals might rub each other the wrong way but their attraction to each other certainly rubs the right way, in many different ways.
Review to be posted at Reading Between the Wines blog.