a stratagem in which an attractive person entices another person into revealing information or doing something unwise.
Those who have reached a certain level within the mercenary guild, know that it’s not merely a job. It isn’t a hobby or a career or a fun pastime. It’s a calling. A fucking honor.
Being in the Guild is our life…. Or death.
Not everyone is created equal, and not everyone is truly cut out for the work we do. It’s not pretty, it’s not glamorous, and it’s sure as shit not moral or good. The weight of the sins we carry can become too much for some, and they crack.
When they do, they become a threat.
No one quits the Guild. Not really. Either they cut a deal to make themselves useful in another capacity, or they get eliminated.
But who, you might ask, can kill a killer?
Who scares the boogeyman into running and hiding?
Men like me.
The Guild is my life. My love. My very existence.
Anyone who poses a threat to that, is eliminated. No questions, no hesitations, no mercy.
I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review
My Rating: 5 Stars
Let me begin my review by sharing the first words out of my moth upon finishing the book. I put the book down gently, stared at it for a minute, and then just said “Oh, shit.” and stared some more. I should know by now that Tate James is the queen of the surprise reveal and that I can never finish one of her books without clamoring for the next, but damn this one took me by surprise.
Every single time I read a Tate book, I think to myself “Wow this is my new favorite of hers,” and every single time I’m wrong. It turns out, my favorite Tate James will always be the next one I read. I LOVED Honey Trap and I’m willing to bet the contents of my bank account that I’ll love Dead Drop even more.
There are a lot of things about this book that I feel have been intentionally kept secret, as the plot went literally nowhere I was expecting it to. In the interest of keeping things a surprise for you, the reader, I’ll simply say that I loved Danny, and think that she and Hades would make an incredible, if terrifying, pair of best friends. She was strong, fierce, independent and smart. I admired her immediately and can’t wait to read more of her story.
The romance was a rollercoaster, as always and I am both curious and terrified to see where things will go. I will say that I think Danny has a more dark romance than either MK or Hades did, and I freaking love it. I’m here for it. Sign. Me. Up.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to cry into my pillow about the fact that Dead Drop doesn’t release until March. FML.