Title: Assassin’s Haiku
Author: Cynthia Sax
Publisher: Loose ID
Buy Link: Buy Assassin’s Haiku Here!
Rating: You Need To Read
Reviewed by: Layne
Twice a week, every week, Haiku sits beside Diego in the dimly-lit underground poetry-sex bar. As they listen to the poets read, she basks in the warmth of her genetically-enhanced assassin's body, and longs for the smack of large, leather-clad hands against bare skin. No other male, human or otherwise, makes her thighs tremble like Diego can with one dark look. Her heart, body and soul are his, if only he'd ask.
Diego won't ask, because he knows a killer doesn't deserve love. Instead he sits in silent torment, watching Haiku, wanting Haiku, yet unable to touch her. She is poetry and light, embodying all that he fights for, and when Agency operatives attack the bar, putting Haiku in danger, he must protect her. He takes her to the safest place on the planet, his underground bunker, and then realizes he has made a deadly mistake. Haiku may now be safe, but Diego's heart has been put in jeopardy.
What a delightful and delicious read Assassin’s Haiku turned out to be. Cynthia Sax pulled me in from the first page with crisp descriptions, free flowing dialog, and riveting characters.
Genetically-enhanced Diego considers himself not good enough for the gentle Haiku, even as he prolongs the torture of being near her. He guards her body as he yearns to claim it. His inner monologue was fascinating to read. His need for Haiku burns off the pages but he denies himself the pleasure.
Haiku for her part sees no one but Diego, wants no one but him. When he spirits her way to his safe house, all rules are left at the door.
I enjoyed this story immensely. I adored the chemistry between Diego and Haiku. He’s my kind of guy, bad ass but a total softie for the woman he loves. Assassin’s Haiku was a short read, with no added fillers to bog the story down. It’s all about Diego and Haiku as they battle the people intent on harming Haiku, and opens Diego’s eyes to what matters most.
Burning love scenes, so hot and explosive I could not get enough of them. I really wished the story was longer, but Assassin’s Haiku is an automatic re-read for me.