The Accidental Assassin by Nichole Chase
Series: The Assassins #1
Published by CreateSpace on November 28, 2014
Genres: Suspense, Love, Romance
Pages: 354 : Paperback edition
Source: Purchased on Amazon
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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?
Nichole Chase’s books always take me on such a fun ride (usually through Europe which is always a huge plus) and there’s romance along the way! Oh my! I loved her Royals series, and thought I would check this one out next and I’m so glad I did. Ava has got to be one of my new top favorite characters; she’s got so much spunk and attitude (plus loves to curse? Um hello, how can you not love her?) and she gets to run from life-threatening situations with a hot hunky British man at her side.
In all seriousness though, I did love this book. I’m not usually drawn to assassin style novels, but through a little romance in the midst of it all, and you’ve got me hooked! Owen’s character was so dark and mysterious, but once we got to know him, along with Ava, he showed his true side and that was an awesome experience as well.
The only thing I can wish for now is a sequel or spin off! I want to go exploring with these characters a little bit more and find out what’s in store for them next!
(I also appreciated the nod towards the Royals series by mentioning their country and one of its characters. Super cool!)