I am always on the lookout for books that are a little different. Don’t get me wrong, I love the tried and true romance novels that end with a happily ever after but sometimes you just need to mix it up and JR Gray's new book, Speak No Evil did just that. And more. A hitman who can’t lie, a touch of Voodoo, lots of action, and two characters I couldn’t help but fall in love with, this book was one fun, wild ride from beginning to end. Set in New Orleans, Speak No Evil grabbed me from the first page and kept me turning the page as fast as I could until the end.
Weston is hitman and thanks to his bitter, vindictive soon to be ex-wife, Ava, he's been cursed and can’t tell a lie. In his line of work that makes things rather difficult to say the least. When he gets a new assignment, one he's more than grateful to get, he figures it will be business as usual but oh man he couldn’t be more wrong. Weston’s mark is Eli, and his job to follow the guy and find out what he knows about a certain situation (no spoilers, promise!) No big deal, right? Well maybe not if the mark would have been anyone but Eli.
I have to say, I LOVED Eli! Snarky, witty, and charismatic, it’s no wonder Weston can’t resist him. Even when he knows better and tries not to, Weston can’t help but be drawn to the sexy man. These two had chemistry that was off the charts hot and it makes every interaction they have so much fun to read. I loved how they argued, how they worked together, and how they grew as a couple. I won’t say anything about their situation because I don’t want to spoil anything!
Speak No Evil has it all people. Action, suspense, humor, and two flawed main characters that just work and you can’t help but root for. The setting of New Orleans was an absolutely perfect backdrop to the story especially with the Voodoo element added to the mix. This is a fast paced, thoroughly entertaining and engaging book and I am keeping all my fingers crossed that this isn't the last we've seen of Weston and Eli because I definitely need more of these two! Don’t miss this one, you’ll be missing out if you do!
Eli was desperate by the time they got to his apartment building. He loved the cat and mouse game, but there was only so much he could take. He shoved Weston against the wall in the hallway feeding from the surprise his bold move caused. He’d thought about this moment too many times to waste it. He was getting one night and going to take his fill and more. He’d never known what it was like to be drunk off another human until Weston, and Eli was addicted to him already.
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