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Alaska, with Love (Assassin/Shifter #2)

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Josh Montgomery is a red-blooded American male that loves his job and loves women even more. Part of an elite team run by General Derek Jacobs, Josh and his fellow assassins take pride in their jobs. When one Assassin gig turns into a rescue mission on the side, Josh's life is turned upside down by the man he rescues. Now, he has to take a good long look at who he really i ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 270 pages
Published January 29th 2012 by DIASQ
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Exina
Josh Montgomery is a member of an elite assassin team of the government, and his life turns upside down when he rescues Mark Patterson from a sadistic drug lord.

Till this moment he considered himself straight, but now, feeling insanely attracted to Mark, he is really starting to question that.

Mark

“Huh?” Josh was lost in those deep blue pools. God, he was drowning and he didn’t care.

Yes, it is insta-lust between the two, but not insta-love! Their relationship develops slowly, and it takes six
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Mandapanda
Jan 31, 2012 Mandapanda rated it did not like it
Shelves: other-romance
The story of Josh, a government assassin who saves a doctor who is being held captive by his latest target. Yet another story in 2012 that revolves around an MC who has been tortured and raped over a period of several months. This one has a very questionable voyeuristic rape scene plus it should get an award for 'inappropriate erection of the month'. Mark, the 'beta' character gets a woody when he sees Josh, never mind that he has just been rescued after months of torture and is lying in a hospi ...more
Mona
Dec 21, 2013 Mona rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
As I'm away for the holidays, I'm too busy 
reading and relaxing to write reviews lol
So I'll be adding some quotes if I get the
chance xx
**4 Sweet & Emotional Stars**

"I've got you Mark, you're safe now."
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"I couldn't stop thinking about you, the way you kissed me, touched me - it was absolutely all I thought about, Josh."
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"The second I saw you - I don't know...it was like a bolt of lightning hit me. I couldn't think about anything else but you, Mark.

I had to get you to safety, and then
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Wendy Ciliacus
I've read the first book in this series and it was oke....I found this one mildly better. The editing is still very bad and the MC's are pretty cheesy. That's oke if you like cheesy, but I don't. I like my MC's a bit more badass and manly. For me the cheese and sweetness was a bit too much. I still think these books are missing something....hopefully that something will develop in the next books.

The characters were very like-able. I liked them better than Mateo and Riley from book 1 (yes they ma
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Laura
May 03, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it

3.5 Stars

As soon as Josh Montgomery spotted Mark through his rifle scope, he knew. His whole world was about to change.

Josh Montgomery is part of an elite squad of assassins working for the government. Sent in to take down targets, blow shit up, and rescue civilians whenever possible. After Mark Patterson is pulled from a world of hurt and torture, Josh is assigned / volunteered to protect Mark through his recovery. But Josh can’t stop fantasizing about the beautiful man in his protection. All h
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Lelyana
No secret that I loved Military, alpha, wolves, beautiful men in my M/M books.
This one have it all.
It's started with sad story about Mark, and I felt hurt for him.
Thank God Sandrine put my broken heart back together again after 'that' horrible moment of Mark's life with lots and lots of love from Josh and Dakota (the wolf, our next hero) in Alaska.
I loved Josh Assassin's family bonding, and I met Riley and Mateo again!
Can't wait to read about that sweet wolf Dakota and Sam!!!!
Well done Sandrine
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Val⚜Shameless,  Bitchy, Skanky, & Not Sorry⚜ Mrs. ClayDanvers/RemingtonTate
Ugh... I just didn't dig this one like the first one. Still going to try the next one though since I can get it on Kindle Unlimited.
Elisa Rolle
The second in the series and you realize the author is building her world, adding characters and situation. The story of Josh and Mark is not so different from Mateo and Riley, they actually share the same cabin the previous couple did, the main difference is that, while in the previous couple Riley was playing straight, but well aware to be attracted to men, for Josh this is the first time he has real feelings for a guy.

Truth be told, Josh is not so “unwelcoming” to this feelings, sure, he is w
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Lasha
Sep 15, 2012 Lasha rated it it was ok
I did enjoy book one and was looking forward to book two, but as other reviewers have stated this one just was yucky. It's a "healing c*ck" story or how one man can heal another man's brutal rapes with his magical penis. I would have stopped reading when Josh kept getting erections when poor Mark was in a hospital bed recovering from being raped, but I wanted to find out when the shifters appeared. I really am all about the shifters.

Another poor sub-plot was the under-developed issue with Mark'
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JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Jan 22, 2013 JustJen "Miss Conduct" rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, paranormal, ebook
3.5 on this one. It's a little far fetched, from Mark wanting sex after being sexually abused by his captors for months, to Josh all of a sudden being ok with and wanting to be gay. And even though they take things slow, there is a lot of sex. However, this series is quickly growing on me. I love the action/adventure assassin part and am really looking forward to the paranormal aspect, which we finally catch a fleeting glimpse of when Dakota turns into a man at the very end. Still no idea where ...more
Jennifer☠Pher☠
Feb 05, 2014 Jennifer☠Pher☠ rated it it was amazing
That was so freaking sweet and so very romantic. I know! It is a book about assassins! I don’t know what else to tell you, it was very romance driven. I was very excited for the next book in this series. Josh being the straight guy and all made me even more excited. Hearing that the Shifter part of the story would be introduced in this one just added to my already silly excitement. Now, I was a bit nervous as well. I knew this one was going to touch on something I am very uncomfortable with and ...more
Christy Duke
Nov 13, 2013 Christy Duke rated it really liked it
An assassin and a relief doctor walk into a bar…. No, just kidding. In this second installment of the very exciting Assassin/Shifter series, Josh is as straight as an arrow, never thought of a man as attractive, although he has no prejudices against gay people, he just always figured it wasn't for him. Until he sees Mark through the scope of his sniper rifle and all Josh wants to do is rescue him and protect the most beautiful man he's ever seen. In this book the author is pairing an assassin, a ...more
Veronica /  V
Jun 13, 2012 Veronica / V rated it really liked it

Another great sequel, although with a huge issue that it wasn't handle properly by the author I'm afraid.
Mark was kidnapped, tortured and raped for quite a long time, and when he met Josh after he saved him from the kidnappers, Mark had an erection just looking at Josh ????
I would assume a person who goes through this ordeal, the last thing in their mind is to have sex with anyone else until they heal mentally and physically.

That issue was a huge disappointment, apart from that, another fantast
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Nile Princess
Very unlike Book 1, IMO. Very sappy and corny and nothing much really seems to happen, except Josh and Mark turn into a pair of girls right after the rescue. Actually, the things I enjoyed most were the cameo by Riley and Mateo from Book 1 and the introduction of the wolves for the later books.

Was glad when it was all over.
Chris, the Dalek King
yeah...after two of her books, I think it is fair to say that Sandrine Gasq-Dion is just not the author for me. I found this book incredibly sophomoric. Putting aside the fact that Mark's reaction to being kidnapped and raped for three months seem highly unlikely, I just found the repetitiveness of the writing to be downright annoying. I may not have a photographic memory, but I also am perfectly able to retain info from one scene to another. I lost count of how many time that we were told that ...more
¸. • * ° *❧Gwen❧ •°**★
3.5 Stars
Brutal Start, but such A lovable moments at mid-point and end~
Teresa
2.5 Stars - In someways it was better than A Marked Man, there was less sex - at least in the first half - and both characters stayed true to their personalities. I just never really connected with them. It was instsa-love, which is fine to make a connection, but I just felt they really had nothing in common to keep them together other than they both thinking the other beautiful. There was the "magic penis" (as I saw someone refer to it) where they magically never got soft and came a gazillion t ...more
Phaney
Jan 25, 2014 Phaney rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m
Jeez. Don’t hold back on the torture. (Sarcasm.)
And, um, why do we need a repeat of the exact same scene the previous book ended on? I already read that, thank you.

Yeah, this did not start well for me.
In one of the first new scenes Mr Assassin Guy watches his future love interest being raped. And does nothing but watch. Yeah, I suppose acting rashly might endanger the rape victim (and not only the assassin), but I was still pretty sore about that at the time. I mean the inability to do anything
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Lorraine Lesar
Jan 18, 2014 Lorraine Lesar rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the series and it's Josh's story. Josh is an assassin for the government and takes his job really seriously, unlike his women - one night stands for him! But he is lonely and wants something....On a mission, under mortifying and horrific circumstances, he meets the future love of his life. He knows immediately that his life will never be the same again! The author then takes us on a sensual emotional filled journey of how two people find love, that neither were expecti ...more
Morgana
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Breezy *Lover of all things Alpha Male*
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Shaz
Jul 20, 2014 Shaz rated it it was ok
I have to admit that I'm not seeing what others obviously are in this series. I read this because it was part of my challenge for this year, but I struggled through it to be honest.

Like the first one, I had trouble connecting with the MC's. I found their "voices" unrealistic. Josh is supposed to be a battle-hardened assassin, yet he comes across as sappy and sickening sweet. Mark, a doctor has been kidnapped and brutally raped for three months, yet this seems to have very little impact on his be
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Tj
Sep 06, 2015 Tj rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2013
I liked the book. The characters are fun and funny. The action is good as well. I did struggle though with the believability factor. I don’t believe Josh suddenly liking guys, even if he had hid even from himself that he was gay, wouldn’t have caused him more issues than it did. I also don’t think Mark would have recovered as quickly as he did from 3 MONTHS in captivity. None his behavior after is what I think would normally be how someone behaves after a trauma like that. Mark’s also a doctor, ...more
Becca
Sep 07, 2014 Becca rated it it was ok
There are so many things I don't like about this book but I really don't have the patience to type it all out so I'll give you two things that bothered me quiet a bit.

1. The freaking giggling. My three year old son giggles, grown men don't. I've heard grown men chuckle, snort, snicker and laugh but I've never heard them giggle and to be perfectly honest I'm not sure I want to.

2. The really bad decision making. It felt like the author threw in stupid behaviour - and equally stupid reasoning behin
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Sarah
Jan 06, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it
I am such a sucker for books where a guy thinks he's straight until...well he's not.

Josh was such a guy, always having been interested in women until he sees beautiful Mark while on a mission.

Poor sweet Mark. Having a troubled childhood with parents who threw him out when he came out of the closet he had finally risen above and made something of his life, working as a doctor. Then the unimaginable happens and he is kidnapped.

Josh and Mark's relationship was so unexpected for either one of them
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Plainbrownwrapper
Jan 15, 2014 Plainbrownwrapper rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm
Wash, rinse, and repeat my review from A Marked Man. These are feeling more and more like Harlequins. Bad Harlequins.

From my previous review:

This did not do anything for me. It was unconvincing, with way too much telling instead of showing. The sex scenes were uninteresting, I didn't feel the chemistry between the MCs, and the plot seemed more mechanical than organic.

I know those are vague, unspecific descriptions, but I'm just not interested enough to fill in with specific examples. I'm a big f
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Keri
Sep 05, 2015 Keri rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, aug-2015
First, living in Alaska and finding out this story takes place here, I was sold on reading this story. Sandrine Gasq-Dion did not disappoint and I am falling in love with this series.

Would you keep an open mind to finding love? Josh sure does and he is surprised to find it in a man. He has always been with women but yet the fortune teller was correct in telling him he will find love but to keep an open mind. When Josh first lays eyes on Mark, he knew something was different about the prisoner. S
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Jennifer
Mar 26, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was ok
I was so looking forward to Josh's story because I just loved what we saw of him in the first book. I ended up disappointed. I don't mind the "oh wow I'm attracted to a guy so I must be gay" thing, and I actually do like the gay-for-you trope, but I think a small amount of angst would be more realistic. Sixth months after meeting the "love of his life" who happens to be a man, he's entertaining the idea of bottoming?! Not sure about that. He was such an alpha male: an ex-military, gun-toting sni ...more
Shannon
Dec 11, 2013 Shannon rated it really liked it
Recommended to Shannon by: Shelby
I'm thinking this series may be my guilty pleasure. Nothing overly dramatic or freaky, just fun books. Yes, they're assassins and stuff but so what. lol. Hot man-virgin smexing with a bit of action thrown in for good measure. And so I continue to the next one.....
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