The Holy Terror

A possible retreat from goodreads ... though I'm tempted to yell "get off my lawn" at this site's tumblresque-ness. Yes, that's totally a word.

Skin Game: Gefährliche Berührung

Skin Game - Ava Gray This book started out so promising but the predictable ending really killed things for me. Kyra is on the run from a man she spurned, he's a powerful man in Vegas and has the money to send goons after her. One of those goons is Reyes; a tall, dark, and dangerous man that might just be someone that Kyra can't outsmart. It's a good thing for her that he falls for her, hard. Kyra has a really neat ability; when she touches someone she steals their best ability and leaves them temporarily handicapped. This comes in handy especially in a fight. I'm not really sure what the point of giving her this ability is if the reasons aren't explained. It's not like there are a bunch of people with supernatural powers running around. For the most part, there's only Kyra and her weird power.I really liked Kyra though, because she's tough, smart, and very pragmatic. She doesn't go all hysterical or shy away from having to kill people. She's on the run and she does what she has to do.Reyes is a good character too, although a bit cliched. He's the do-gooder assassin - he only takes the jobs where the bad guys are the ones he's sent to kill. Kind of like a really hot Dexter for hire. He has an interesting background though and his personality is well-developed so it's not like he's just a walking cliched "tall, dark, and handsome" man. The sexual tension and the actual sex between Kyra and Reyes was ridiculously hot. Their scenes were probably some of the hottest I've read in a really long time. I have to say that this probably saved the story for me too; without it the story would have been mediocre at best. The two of them have a really unique Bonnie and Clyde relationship going on that I enjoyed. I also liked that the two of them do unsavory things but they don't constantly apologize for their actions. I knew how things were going to end and I wasn't looking forward to it. You know Reyes is hired to kill Kyra after reading the first chapter, and you also know that she has to find out at some point and she's not going to be happy with him. I do have to say that I wasn't as annoyed with how things played out as much as I thought I was going to be. I also liked that a ton of time wasn't spent killing the villain. There are two reasons I'm not running off to the book store to read the next in this series; this one's ending and the characters that will be focused on. The next book centers on Kyra's friend Mia and I thought she was boring and kind of stupid. I'm curious to find out more about the guy that Mia is paired with, but not enough to spend money on it. I checked this book out from the library and I think I'll just wait until they get Skin Tight in, although I'm not in any rush to read it.

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