An Assassin’s Deception, by A.K. Koonce & Harper Wylde | Book Review

Hello friends! Today I’ve got my review of
An Assassin’s Deception.

An Assassin’s Deception is the second book in The Huntress duology/series by A.K. Koonce & Harper Wylde.

Trigger / Content Warnings: Sexual Scenes, Blood

43252303As a rogue assassin, all the rules I used to live by have changed.

I find myself working with four sexy assassin’s who test all of my self-control. Dedicating my life to a greater cause, I’m thrown into a new case – one meant to help rather than harm. If I can just save this missing girl, I know that I’ll be able to make a new life for myself. A life with these men who have become important to me.

It feels so obtainable.

Until my case makes an interesting twist. Everywhere I turn, the League is right there, luring me back into its darkness.

Can I save the girl? Can I truly live outside the League? Or will I lose myself and everything that matters to me while trying?

This is a reverse harem series, recommended for readers 18 and over.

From GoodReads [x]:

“Reverse harem” is, literally, the opposite of “harem”, with a group of males centering round a singular female, usually with three or more males. Quite often found under the romance genre.

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I, for some reason, put off reading An Assassin’s Deception for a while. I believe I put off reading this sequel because I enjoyed the first book, An Assassin’s Death, more than I thought I would–and I wanted to like An Assassin’s Deception as well..

Things were heated between Alexa and the guys in An Assassin’s Deception—to say the least. When these scenes happened they were pretty steamy, and the smutty scenes quickly appeared within the first few chapters of  the novel. And I want to say that there were quite a few of these scenes littered throughout the novel. However, There weren’t as many moments that Alexa wished there were. That’s cleared up by the end of this sequel.

What I liked about Alexa most in An Assassin’s Deception is that Alexa realizes that she’s got feelings that run deep and true to her heart. That makes her incredibly nervous. We also learn more about pretty much all of the characters that were mentioned in this novel.

Getting to know everyone was pretty interesting to be quite honest. Another thing that I enjoyed was that there were new things to be learned that I absolutely did not expect.

The new things that were to be learned were actually truths that had to be revealed. I genuinely thing that the author(s) just threw these “truths” in there last minute. However, those truths that I’m talking about totally fit the story! It helps that I did not think they would happen, so that was…..eye-opening to read. 

I also like how the story progressed, with is saying a lot because there’s character growth in characters which I truly thought would happen later on in the series. The plot of An Assassin’s Deception moved especially fast in this one. I felt like I was watching a movie, not reading a book. Another thing that took me by surprise was  how the villains story line acted out. 

The last and final thing that surprised me about reading An Assassin’s Deception was reading from Rory’s point of view. Rory’s view surprised me mostly because we don’t really hear anything from Rory. Ever. He’s like this brick wall that refuses to budge. So I’m quite happy and relieved that Rory got his part within An Assassin’s Deception. I’m in good spirits because we learn so much about Rory from his point of view—-I’m hoping that in the next novels, there will be other points of views from the guys as well.

Overall, I enjoyed An Assassin’s Deception more than I thought I would. Mostly since I had put off reading more of The Huntress series. I’d love to not grow bored of The Huntress series, just because there are a few assets that keep me interested.

I give An Assassin’s Deception, 4 stars.

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Have you read anything by A.K. Koonce, or Harper Wylde? What’d you read? 

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!
Adele

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