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Publisher’s Synopsis:
Three assassins and a… baby?   Noel “Ice” Cavanaugh’s method is foolproof. Get in, do the job, get out, melt away without a trace. Neat. Tidy. No mistakes.

This time, though, something isn’t right. Two somethings. First, a random attack that feels not-so-random. Then he discovers a baby on his doorstep with a note claiming it’s his. Unfortunately, the sexy neighbor who found the boy first has too many questions in her eyes to ignore.

When her handsome, mysterious neighbor suddenly asks her out on a date, Adeline Rose has suspicions he’s fishing for help with his bundle of…joy? By the date’s end, she’s convinced Noel’s just as distant as he seems–until a scorching goodnight kiss burns away all thoughts of being careful.

Now Noel has more than one problem on his hands. Splitting baby duty between three badass assassins, figuring out how to fit in more time with Addy…and keeping both of them safe from the danger that’s followed him home.

Point of view:
3rd person

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This book was all the tropes & elements I usually enjoy. Series long story arcs, Romantic Suspense, opposites attract, and add in a baby. Yet somehow it was merely OK. I did listen to the whole thing and was somewhat intrigued by the story, however it felt off. The conversations were… odd. The way Noel & Adeline talked to each other was completely different than their inner musings and conclusions. They would spend a lot of time talking about nothing, yet coming to the conclusion they knew each other really well.

There’s also some things that weren’t established well. (see spoiler below)  The sex scenes: I enjoy listening to/reading anything from closed door to erotica – so I’m not squeamish nor do I demand super steamy/graphic from my books. However, these scenes were boring and perfunctory.

I’m mildly interested in the series story arc, but not enough to keep going.

Spoiler: Near the end supposedly Addy had known Brent for years and they were good friends who saw each other regularly, but at the beginning he’s made to seem like a one-time-date-gone-bad.

I borrowed this from the library because I was trying to give the much-lauded narrator Jason Clarke another try. I liked his voices for the characters during dialogue – but his standard narrator voice just doesn’t work for me. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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