Series: Target #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also by this author: When We Fall, Love So Perfect, Hard Target, After We Fall, Hard to Fall, Royal Scandal, Royal Affair
Meet Roman Smith: Shopkeeper by Day. Assassin by Night.
The undercover Russian contract killer has never turned down an assignment that rids the world of scum... until his latest job targets an innocent man. Refusing is not an option, because of Everly Andrews, the sexy southern belle who saved him from dying. She's completely unaware of his double life, but has been marked as next on the kill list should he fail. Only, what The Bratva doesn't know—there’s nothing Roman won’t do to keep Everly safe. Drugged and deposited in a hotel in Prague, Roman must be on guard at all times in order to protect Everly, but the countdown has begun, and it won't stop until his next target, or Everly, is terminated. Can Roman protect Everly until he can eliminate the threat to her life?
Prime Target was a great romantic suspense with everything I expect from Marquita Valentine. The sexy times are steamy, the dialogue is smart, the characters are (mostly) likable, and the plot is fast paced! I think this book worked because its told almost exclusively from Roman’s POV. I don’t know that I would have enjoyed being in Everly’s head because so often I was like “What the heck is wrong with this girl??!???!” Roman is HOT. He is a dirty talker who can kill someone in thousands of different ways. The plot is pretty fast and you never get a chance to slow down. I read the book in one sitting. If you are one of those people who wants ‘realistic’, this book might be difficult for you. However, I loved it. Its fiction-sometimes you have to suspend parts of reality and just enjoy the ride!
I am super excited to read book 2 about Benjamin! I loved him in Prime Target! Geeky and dangerous!!
- POV: 1st (Mostly Roman)
- Tears: No
- Trope: Mob/Mafia, Mortal Peril, Secret Identity
- Triggers: No
- Cliffhanger: No
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes « Hide Spoiler
Corps Security Series by Harper Sloan, Hostage Rescue Series by Kaylea Cross, SEAL of Protection Series by Susan Stoker…then you will probably like Prime Target!
Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.
Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She’s been called “one of the best new voices in romance” (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being “a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read” (The Book Queen).
When she’s not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.