Early Review: Assassins in Love by Kris DeLake

March 3, 2012 Review 6

*This title will be released on March 6, 2012*

Title: Assassins in Love
AuthorKris DeLake
Series: Assasins Guild #1
Cover Art: N/A
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Excerpt: Yes
Source: NetGalley
Reviewed by: Abigail

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (March 6, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1402262825
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402262821

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Sexual Content:

Several graphic sex scenes


Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying.


When one killer falls for another

Agent: Misha
Profile: Highly trained in every method the assassins guild has to offer. Always goes by the book.

Agent: Rikki
Profile: Rogue assassin who kills only to rid the world of hardened criminals. Hates organizations. Always does it her way.

Love becomes a matter of life and death

Misha’s mission is to get Rikki to join the guild or give up her guns. He completely underestimated the effect she would have on him…and what heat and chaos they could bring to each other…


ASSASSINS IN LOVE by Kris DeLake is the first book in the Assassins Guild Sci-Fi Romance series.  Don’t let the Sci-Fi label scare you, there are no aliens or crazy technical jargon in this book.  Apart from a few cool gadgets and some scary advanced drugs, I forgot that the story took place (primarily) on a spaceship (it could have easily been a luxury cruise ship). 

At it’s best, ASSASSINS IN LOVE reminded me of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in Mr. & Mrs. Smith. There’s the fun/dangerous meeting were the two assassins pretend to be a couple in order to avoid the authorities, which then becomes a night of passion that neither can forget.  Afterwards, identities are discovered and crushing disappointment gives way to more fun/dangerous encounters with lots of fighting, shooting, and blistering attraction.  I wish the book had kept up that sexy action vibe that it started with instead of getting caught up in too many miscommunications and misguided suspicions.  It knocked the fun factor down just a bit.  It also could have and should have been much shorter.  Cutting out one or two of the miscommunication obstacles would have made the pacing towards the end much more engaging.

Overall, ASSASSINS IN LOVE is a fun, action packed, and sexy romp through space featuring a pair of assassins alternating between trying to kill and seduce each other.  Light on Sci-Fi, but heavy on romance, the Assassins Guild series is one that has the potential to woe quite a few die hard paranormal romance fans to a slightly different genre.  No word yet on the sequel’s title or release date, but the author has confirmed the hero’s identity as Rikki’s best friend and fellow assassin, Jack.

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6 Responses to “Early Review: Assassins in Love by Kris DeLake”

  1. Braine @ Talk Supe

    The cover looks awesome but Sci-fi just eludes me for some reason. There's something about laser guns and all those gadgets that my brain can't seem to fathom lol.

  2. Anonymous

    Thank heavens there is finally some sfr coming out! I miss Linnea Sinclair's books SOOOOOO much! I wish she'd write more…and whatever happened to Katherine Allred?

  3. Abigail

    Honestly, there really is almost no SF stuff in here. Don't let it put you off if the description/review intrigues you.

  4. Abigail

    I really haven't read any SFR before (does THE HOST count?), but I would be up for reading more.