Assassin’s Menace by Everly Frost : Assassin’s Magic 2.5
English | 2019 | YA Fantasy | ePUB | 693 Kb
Assassin’s : Never step between an assassin and his prey…
Nobody would suspect curvy, blonde bookworm Grace Kennedy of being a cold-blooded killer. She just wants to keep her head down and escape the violent secrets of her past.
But when Grace unwittingly gets between an assassin and his target, she becomes prey to Boston’s most ferocious legion of killers. If finding a way out of the life-threatening mess she created isn’t hard enough, her unexpected encounters with Cain Carter prove even more unsettling.
Ruthless millionaire on the outside, sexy as hell in private, Cain is determined to make sure Grace survives her own secret power, as well as his.
When the Legion closes in and the power inside Grace threatens to tear her apart, Cain will have to sacrifice what he loves the most if he wants Grace to survive.
“True to her promise—and her brother’s amusement—she orders two milkshakes. Before I can move away, she says, “Oh, hey, what are you reading?”
I glance down at my pocket, surprised she noticed the book peeking out of it. She may not be as reserved as her brother, but she’s just as observant. I slide the book out into the open so she can see the title before I let it drop back into my pocket.
She asks, “Is it any good?”
“I haven’t started it yet. I hope so.”
She turns back to her brother with a smile. “Do you read, Cain?”
“Not as much as I’d like to, Parker.” Cain’s gaze sweeps across me as he speaks. It looks like a casual gesture, but he’s doing it to someone who recognizes the behavior.
In one glance he’s sized up my height, weight, the chocolate smudge on my apron, my blond hair, my nametag, and my chewed fingernails. Yep, I’m twenty years old and I still chew my nails. It’s the one nervous tic I allow myself to have. I quietly curl the ends of my fingers behind my notebook to hide them, making a mental note that it’s time to kick the habit.
Parker shakes her head at Cain. “You should find time, big brother.”