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The Duke and the Assassin (The Royal Agents of MI6) Paperback – June 20, 2021
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An M16 agent falling for the wrong woman.
A Russian with secrets to hide.
And the passion that defies the rules...
My team. My family. My allegiance. As a duke, the boundaries and loyalties are clear. I may be the Marquess of Wells with a stoic and rigid father on his deathbed, but I have desires and needs that break those boundaries. Falling for an assassin may be an issue. But I haven’t faced a problem yet that I can’t solve—other than assembling a crib.
Secrets. Lies. Deception. As a Russian assassin, I’m riddled with it all. Now, with a ten-million-dollar bounty on my head, there’s no way I can get out alive. But the irresistible and incorrigible duke thinks otherwise. He wants me in his life, in his arms, and in his bed. There’s no declining the desires of a duke. And quite frankly, I have no intention of denying him anything.
While each book in the Royal Agents of MI6 series is a standalone with its own HEA, they may be more enjoyable read in order.
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- Publisher : Sparrow Publishing (June 20, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 312 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1953626319
- ISBN-13 : 978-1953626318
- Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.71 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,573,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I liked both of the main characters who have led and are leading such an interesting life. Orina (Losha) is still in hiding even from Shiver (Thornton) and has been for quite some time. But he's good at what he does too so he will find her out.
Even some of the supporting people in the story kept my interested. And a few of them are holding some pretty dangerous secrets. One of the other people that I now would like to read more about is "Pinch". I'll have to follow that up.
I liked Orina's best friend, Zary. The two "girls" have had each other's backs since their teens right into the present time. They still have such a strong friendship and loyalty. I enjoyed that.
One thing that I did find a bit uncomfortable was when I realized the story had switched back into Losha and Shiver's past. It wasn't as smooth as I would have liked. But thankfully that only happened a couple of times.
There is plenty of dangerous times in the story with it ramping up big time towards the end. It finishes with a H.E.A. and a good Epilogue.
I received a free ARC of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
The Duke and the Assassin is book 1 in the Royal Agents of MI6 series by Heather Slade. Revamped from the former version known as Shiver. We get to see some of our old friends from the Butler Ranch and K19 Security Solutions series and how they all intermingle...
Thornton “Shiver” Whittaker, MI-6 agent, who will become a Duke with the passing of his father is trying to find the love of his life who has gone underground after a bounty of 10 millions dollars was put on her head by United Russia. He believes she doesn’t know that he, MI-6 and the CIA have worked to have the bounty removed...now all he needs to do is find her make her believe she is the love of his life except there’s another secret he isn’t prepared for...
Orina “Losha” Kunersov was a United Russia operative who fell hard for Shiver when she was sent to kill him..she knew getting involved with him would make United Russia think she was a double agent but that’s not the case. Now on the run and underground she has a secret that no one can ever find out...will she be able to keep the secret or will Shiver find her and discover what she is trying so hard to hide??
Before he can follow her, he has to speak with his mother, Duchess Victoria, his brother Sutton 'Wilder' and sister Darrow. With his father the Duke fading he has decisions to make especially with regards to his position with MI6.
Shiver does finally locate and reunite with Orina in the US.
Things get a bit crazy as Shiver's father dies. Losha and her friend Zary discover a bomb in the townhouse they were staying at. It's here that many people get involved to keep them safe.
Some of my favorite characters show up in this book, there's plenty of suspense and intrigue as well as a fair amount of family drama. Shiver and Losha have many ups and downs, but their love is very apparent right from the start and extends to their son.
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The storyline draws you in from the start, keeping you on edge throughout this book. It was full of danger, suspense, secrets, romance and emotional moments. I was unable to put this book down. I read it all in one go.