When a new contract comes in and the mark is a snow leopard shifter, he can’t resist venturing into the mortal world on a personal mission to find out why one from a normally peaceful species now has a price on their head. What he finds in a rundown nightclub isn’t quite what he expects—a beautiful snow leopard female that awakens a fierce hunger inside him.
Aya has spent seventeen years living in London, immersed in the underbelly of the fae world, keeping her head down and her tail out of trouble. But when trouble walks right into her life in the form of a sinfully handsome, dangerous assassin, she is pulled into a whirlwind of events that stir up the nightmares of her past but might just give her a shot at putting those ghosts to rest—if she can resist the dark allure of a male she knows is her fated mate.
Can Harbin and Aya resist the passionate fire that blazes between them as they chase the vengeance they both crave? Or will they surrender to their deepest desires?
I have no wish to ruin Marked by an Assassin for others, but will say it's a heartwarming romance this couple really deserves after all they and their loved ones have suffered. Harbin is so weighed down with guilt and yet valiantly carries on. Aya is a bit of a conundrum at first, but in true style quickly shows her mettle.
What really did surprise me was seeing a scene I remembered from a previous book played out from a completely different prospective. These scenes really helped ramp up the action, but like others I'm sadly left wanting just a little (okay, a lot because hey Bleu!) more. Yes, there's passion but it's everything that's happening that keeps me gripped. Ms Heaton writes top notch paranormal stories with diverse characters and I can't wait to read more.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.