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Black and Blue by Gena Showalter
Series: Otherworld Assassin #2
Published by Pocket on 2013-10-22
Reviewed by Miranda
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter’s pulse-pounding paranormal series continues with an electrifying story about the ultimate warrior and his prize: a beautiful woman he will do anything to possess. 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 . . . Evangeline Black has always been wary, guarded. No man has ever breached 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 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. . . .
Corbin Blue is a talented man. He is a star football player, a playboy and wealthy. Unfortunately, it appears someone wants him and his team dead. After a bomb nearly kills him, Corbin must seek out help from the last person he ever expected to need. His boss’ daughter is sexy as sin with an attitude that rivals his but only she has the skills to save his life.
The last thing Evangeline Black expected to find in her bed is an almost dead Corbin Blue. Corbin has always been her least favorite person—well, that is what she tells herself to fight the attraction. He is one of her father’s men; she is determined not to cross that line but as she finally gets a glimpse of the real Corbin Blue, Evangeline finds it hard to say no to him.
If Evangeline and Corbin want to find out who is behind the bombing they will have to learn to work together. Corbin finds himself admiring Evangeline’s skills but she provokes his most protective instincts. He soon realizes that if he wants to keep her safe he will have to leave her. Good luck! Evangeline is not a push over. Will Corbin and Evangeline make it out of danger alive?
Gena Showalter’s Black and Blue is a fantastic addition to the Otherworld series. I cannot get enough of Showalter’s brilliant writing. Ms. Showalter writes with incredible depth making her world and characters come to 4D life on the pages. I would absolutely love for James Cameron to bring the Otherworld series to life on the silver screen!
I’m so excited about Corbin’s story! His character is a striking one. I couldn’t wait to learn more about what makes this sexy playboy tick. Some of his scenes are so striking. I could feel the immense pain he was feeling after the bombing that almost killed him. And let’s not forget how great the scenes are where he attempts to be protective of Evangeline. This playboy becomes serious really quick! Evangeline has always seen Corbin as his reputation dictates. But she learns quickly that he is serious when it comes to her. However, she has been taking care of herself for years. I love that Evangeline is smart and capable of kicking some butt. These two make a great team in and out of the bedroom! Their chemistry is powerful and off the charts. I could read stories about them forever they are so dang interesting!
Black and Blue sizzles in all the right places. I’m Joyfully Recommending it! This is one of those novels that combines fantasy and romance giving the readers a phenomenal read! Black and Blue hits the spot!