REVIEW: Where Death Meets the Devil by L.J. Hayward
Death and the Devil: Where Death Meets the Devil – L.J. Hayward
Jack Reardon, former SAS soldier and current Australian Meta-State asset, has seen some messy battles. But “messy” takes on a whole new meaning when he finds himself tied to a chair in a torture shack, his cover blown wide open, all thanks to notorious killer-for-hire Ethan Blade.
Blade is everything Jack doesn’t believe in: remorseless, detached, lawless. Yet, Jack’s only chance to survive is to strike a bargain with the devil and join forces with Blade. As they trek across a hostile desert, Jack learns that Blade is much more than a dead-eyed killer—and harder to resist than he should be.
A year later, Jack is home and finally getting his life on track. Then Ethan Blade reappears and throws it all into chaos once more. It’s impossible to trust the assassin, especially when his presence casts doubts on Jack’s loyalty to his country, but Jack cannot ignore what Blade’s return means: the mess that brought them together is far from over, and Ethan might just bring back the piece of Jack’s soul he thought he’d lost forever.
This is how you do non-stop, over the top action!
This is how you take readers for a wild ride across the Australian desert!
This is how you go about a police procedural story!
This is how you write a government agent/assassin romance!
This is how you create a truly intriguing, genuinely bad-ass assassin!
This is how you build tension you can cut with knife!
This is how you keep readers at the edge of their seats!
This is how you plot twists and turns that catches the readers off guard!
This is how you produce a book made for movies!
I adore everything about Where Death Meets the Devil but for the love of everything queer and gay, please give us Ethan’s POV, L.J. Hayward!!!
Death and the Devil: Where Death Meets the Devil: Coda – L.J. Hayward
Jack Reardon’s homecoming isn’t quite as peaceful as he hoped it would be …
Ten hours ago, Jack Reardon completed the messiest case of his career. Lucky to get through it with his life and a promotion, all he wants to do is catch up on missed sleep. Which won’t happen thanks to a bothersome house-invasion from assassin extraordinaire, Ethan Blade—who is also the reason he almost lost his life and job …
This Coda for “Where Death Meets the Devil” follows immediately after the ending of the novel and is best read afterwards as it does contain spoilers.
This is how you resolve it and leave things open for more Jack and Ethan to come.
5 Stars – absolutely perfect
Soundtrack: Black Heart
Artist: Stone Temple Pilots & Chester Bennington
Album: High Rise