Book Reviews

The Nullifier (The Criminals 1) by Erin M. Leaf at Evernight Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Assassins/Mercenaries / Age Gap / Erotic Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 30-April-2018

Book Blurb

Contract killer Felix Zamaro isn’t looking for love—at his age, all he wants to do is retire. When he interrupts a robbery-in-progress, he stumbles into a mess: Nick Banner is in town to help his sister kick her loser boyfriend to the curb. 

Nick never thought he’d meet a hot-as-hell assassin in the middle of a random coffee run, but watching Felix take down a couple of thieves in a crappy gas station has him questioning his rule against playing with straight guys. 

When Felix’s next mark turns out to be none other than the boyfriend of Nick’s sister, all hell breaks loose. When Nick moves into the house next door to Felix, both men think fate is messing with them. However, it’s Nick’s unexpected career choice that really throws Felix off his game, and for a killer, that could be a fatal mistake.

Book Review

I do enjoy a good assassin tale and ‘The Nullifier’ certainly brought me that. Felix is tired and seriously considering retirement from a job he has done for far too long. He’s bored, plain and simple, but when he meets Nick at the mini mart after Felix breaks up a robbery, suddenly he’s not so bored anymore. Nick is only in town to get his sister away from her fiancé and he certainly doesn’t plan on staying. His hometown has no good memories and he’s not interested in visiting his parents who threw him out when he came out. His sister has no idea what he really does for a living and he plans on keeping it that way. Felix, however, throws a wrench into a number of Nick’s plans.

Nick doesn’t know that his sister’s ex is the nephew of a mob boss or that there is a contract out on him so he’s a little taken off guard when the guy breaks into his rental house with four goons to kill his sister. Luckily, Felix sees them pull up and helps out knowing he can kiss this contract goodbye. Of course, Felix also gets an idea that there’s more to Nick and vice versa. Now Nick and his sister are going with Felix to his off-the-grid cabin to get some things settled. If only Felix could figure out why he’s attracted to a man for the first time in his life. It doesn’t take him too long to realize he has missed a big part of himself all of these years.

Nick and Felix are serious excitement together. Not just their respective careers, which they discover intersect in an interesting manner, but the physical aspect is off the charts. Watching them fall in love in the span of a few days while hunting down Nick’s sister’s ex was an absolute joy filled with action, drama, laughter, and smoking hot sex. Yowza. Just what the doctor ordered.

A wonderful beginning to a new series. There’s plenty of excitement, bloodshed enough for those with vicious revenge fantasies, and a well-rounded love story. I’m definitely looking forward to the next in the series.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 139 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 29-November-2017
Price $3.99 ebook
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