Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Skin Game by Ava Gray

Kyra is a con woman and a particular kind of thief. She steals with a touch, but she only takes on thing: her target's strongest skill. Which means she can be a fighter, an athlete, a musician, an artist...anything she wants...for a limited time. Heartbroken, she turns hergift toward avenging her father's murder. With deadly patience, Kyra works her way into casino owner Gerard Serrano's inner circle. After pulling off the ultimate con, she flees with his money and his pride.

Reyes has nothing but his work. Unfortunately for Kyra, he's the best...and mercy never sways him once he takes a job. He's been hired to find out where Kyra hid the cash...and bring her back to face Serrano's "justice." Dead will do if Reyes can't locate the loot. He's never failed to complete a contract, but Kyra tempts him with her fierce passion and her outlaw heart. So Reyes faces a hell of a choice: forsake his word or kill the woman he might love.

*purchased at B& me! :P*

First off, I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last post. Things have been crazy busy, but I'm hoping to be better. Hope being the operative word here. lol

So...thoughts. Hmm...I'm gonna Good & Bad it. Bad first!

I don't have a lot of complaints except for one. I found the climax rather anticlimatic. It wasn't anywhere near as...I don't know...aggressive as I thought it should have been. It could have been...more!


Reyes. Mmm...I love tortured heroes and Ms. Gray has really outdone herself on this one. *sigh* He's just so stinkin' yummy. I can see why Kyra wanted him so badly, so quickly. The attraction's immediate and never really slows down. Le sigh.

Kyra. I liked her a lot. I like how she's never "Oh, whoa is me" and that she ENJOYS her life. It's not great, but she goes out of her way to really like who she is and what she does. Reyes is knocked over sideways by her and just doesn't know what to do with her once he has her. It's great watching the two of them figure each other out.

The overall storyline. It's pretty fast-paced from the beginning. Hot sex, yummy heroes, cool's pretty much all there. Yum!

As I said, my only complaint is the villain. He's so evil up until the end and it just kinda seemed...well, it just lacked something. *sigh* Still a great book!

Overall Rating: B+

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