Killian Marks is a third-generation hitman. After hunting monsters for over twenty years, he lives under no illusions of happily ever afters and fairy tales. Until he meets a man who threatens to disarm him, by giving him hope for a future and showing him there’s more to life than just death.
For Nick, living in shadows is second nature. He’s all too familiar with the dark side of humanity and knows how delicate life can be. Each new day is a gift, even though it means doing it alone. But he’ll risk his survival for the one man who awakens something deep within and leaves him yearning for more.
Nick wants to solve the mystery behind the dark, brooding man, while Killian craves the life and light emanating from Nick. They soon discover they have more in common than either could have anticipated. With both their lives and hearts at stake, they must confront the ghost from Nick’s past intent on tying up a loose end. Only then will they truly find peace, and discover the shades of life in between.
I have been a fan of Jamie Reese’s books for a while now, the way she writes a m/m romance draws you in because the characters may be a bit flawed or cracked but never broken. Shades in the latest book from her and I really enjoyed Killian and Nick’s story. I don’t want to give any spoilers away so I am going to keep this review short if possible.
There is suspense, secrets, funny moments, sexy moments and moments that seem as if fate had a plan for these two all along. I bet you are wondering what I mean but if I reveal it, then you will miss an important aspect of the story. Now I will admit that I wish it hadn’t dragged on as long as it had, and don’t take that the wrong way because it wasn’t boring by any means but I think some things could have been cut back. Oh and I love Dex, can’t forget to mention that, he had me giggling more than once. Shades by Jamie Reese is another m/m romance that I enjoyed and I cant wait to see what she writes next.
Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.