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I have two options: Kill her, or make her mine.

A web of lies. An assassination.

A beautiful maid who was in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

Everything is at stake, and her life is in my hands.

She's everything I always wanted, and never deserved.

But now she belongs to me.

I need her obedience.

I give her the only option: pretend to be my wife and let me get close to my targ
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Paperback, 274 pages
Published July 27th 2018 by Pathforgers Publishing
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C
Feb 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: totally-safe
3.5/5
Safe read

Insta connection to love
Alpha Male
Virgin h
Celibate H
No abuse
Zero OW Drama
Last chapter set like epilogue
Karen Voitik
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
>Book Review – The Assassin’s Heart
>I am an independent reviewer. This book is a standalone romance with an HEA. Charity is a sheltered virgin who works as a hotel maid. She overhears a hit being planned and is taken hostage by the hitman, Jake. Jake is a hitman with a heart. He uses his earnings to pay for his mother’s medical care. He convinces Charity that even though he kills, he only kills bad people. Charity falls for Jake, even though she is his captive and he is a murderer. Jake ha
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Lynn Thinking out loud
What can I say that the blurb or other long reviews haven't?
I can tell you this. I love this story. The characters were relatable. The story was believable. Who wouldn't do anything for their loved ones? I know I would.
The only thing that bothered me just a tad was at first Charity was a little off putting. I don't know what it was maybe it was her naivety. In any case she grew on me.
Jake, I just straight up love him.
Anyway, I would totally recommend this book. So, what are you waiting for G
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Andrea
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Charity, a sheltered raised young woman, trying to find her way in life and Jake, a hardened contract killer… are there any more contradicting characters possible?
I loved both protagonists, felt their emotions with them…
And the plot? I was hooked up with the first page and loved the thrilling, gut wrenching and twisted story!
This is another amazing book by Ms. Abbott who never disappoints in delivering the most awesome stories!
Nate
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't get enough of Jake & Charity. Wow. I was on the edge of my seat the whole book. This is a must read. I'm voluntarily leaving an honest review for a copy of the book.
Carol Hepstall
Awesome

I loved Charity and Jakes story. Death , danger, suspense and love made an captivating storyline. Characters that pulled me in and kept me on the edge of my seat, waiting for their next move. Twist and turns that kept me intrigued throughout the book. I simply couldn’t put it down until I finished it. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone looking for an awesome read.
Kathi
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another “Lovable” Killer – Captivating Read!!

Love this premise; hotel maid Charity loses her locket, Finding it under the bed in the last room she cleaned she hears the occupants returning. She wants to reveal herself, but her hair gets caught holding her in place. By the time she gets loose she has overheard a murder plot!

Charity has been homeschooled and defied her parents to even attend college. She has assisted in raising her six siblings, dresses modestly, still lives at home and has not da
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Racy
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story..

Talk about wrong place at the wrong time, well Charity was defiantly that. Charity had so much innocents about her and I almost found it funny how she could not lie to Jake. I bet while she was hiding under that bed she would of never heard the things she heard and find herself in danger.

Jake was this sexy hitman. I also found that Jake had so many layers to him. Seems like when you have him figured out, you find out more about him. I found even though Jake was a hitman he who had
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Patricia
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Now THIS is one book that is impossible to put down.
The characters are complex but so freaking amazing.

Short version: Jake is a hitman but his reason behind his story will make you think twice about all we believe. Charity is naive and innocent and just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Their circumstance intertwine their lives and it had my heart reeling throughout the story.

Assassin books are not high on my romance likes but it seems Alexis Abbott is a genius when she is writ
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Kari Hansen
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Charity has graduated from college but has been unable to find a job in her field, so she works as a maid at a hotel. She has been sheltered and protected her whole life so when she overhears a conversation between a hitman and his client she is unprepared when the hitman decides to take her captive.

Jake has made a living as a hitman and one of the reasons for his success is no witnesses, but he doesn’t condone hurting innocent people either. He takes her with him and during the course of their
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Stephanie Ditmore
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book. Alexis sucked me in from the beginning and I was hooked until the end. I loved Charity and Jake together. Charity was in the wrong place at the wrong time and Jake finds her. She’s in danger and Jake takes her with him. Life as he knows it is about to change. She innocent in more than one way, she’s been sheltered and now on the road with a hit man is not how she saw her life going. I loved that there are so many dimentions you Jake and you l ...more
Rochelle
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
THE ASSASSIN’S HEART

Another great story from this author. A sweet and entertaining read about a love story with a dark twist about been in the wrong place at the wrong time. A hitman with a heart and his naive and innocent hostage. Loved this book and I loved the characters. Jake and Charity were very likable people. They got off to a rough start but in time the connection grew between them and they had great chemistry. The book moved at a good pace and flowed smoothly. A really enjoyable read.
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Karen Galloway
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing

A Super, Engaging, Must Read Story

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. A really great, entertaining, Bad Boy Romance from Alexis Abbott. “The Assassin’s Heart” is a well written, entertaining story that had me glued to it from the first chapter. The interesting characters really pulled me into their story with their super, sizzling chemistry, I really grew to like them and enjoyed reading about them. This book has plenty of suspense and intrigue that makes it an enjoyable, engaging, roma
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Tammy
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Charity was just trying to find her locket and ended up finding a whole lot of trouble. Jake has a job to do and won’t let anyone get in his way. Why can’t he stop thinking about Charity? This is a fast-paced read with lots of drama. Charity grew up sheltered but wants more, I really like her, she is very strong. Jakes story will tug at your heartstrings even though he is a killer. Great chemistry and plenty of steam. I loved it.
Courtney
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the latest from Alexis Abbott! Charity has lead a sheltered life and finds herself in the worst place at the wrong time when she crosses paths with Jake, but it may just be the best thing ever in the long run. Jake has his reasons for being in the line of work he is and Charity is the last thing he expected when he accepted his latest job, but he is drawn to her. These two are such a fun duo to read about that I was hooked from the beginning. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader cop ...more
Jackie D
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing

When Mr. Murder Met His Match In The Sheltered Sass-filled Liability!

An Assassin with a heart! Ooh! How I love to get my hands on Ms. Abbotts, bad boys! Jake and Charity's tantalizing heart squeeze of a tale did not disappoint!
Drawn in from the first few words, taken for a sweet, sexy, dark and dangerous ride right down to the very last page - loving every word in-between!
Fast paced with detailed scenes and humor mixed to lighten the dark - proving once again why I enjoy Alexis Abbots writin
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Chrissy Cameron
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was another beautiful story of a hitman, Jake, and an innocent young woman, Charity, that gets her pulled into a situation where neither of them want her to be. The story has so many ups and downs, twists and turns and passion and pain. It's a great story that I definitely recommend you should give it a read along with any of Abbott's Hitmen books.
Michelle
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, 5-star-read, arc
The Assassin's Heart is a well written book that had me captivated from the first page. As with all of this author's books once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. The characters are believable and the story flowed smoothly. This book has it all drama, danger, murder, mystery, suspense and a beautiful love story that pulls the reader in. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Linda Barrett
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sometimes being in the wrong place at the wrong time can pull you into a whole lot of trouble and yet sometimes it can bring you everything you could possibly want.
Charity and Jake meet in an unusual situation yet it's as if their paths were destined to meet.
Each one gives the other a chance of true happiness and a life they didn't know they craved.
The Assassin's Heart is a fantastic 4 star book that you really need to one click straight away.
This book had me on tender hooks throughout and compl
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Ida Jolley
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was really into this book. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters. It was believable and I loved the setting in Philadelphia, because I am from Pennsylvania. Very familiar with Willow Grove. But I loved that Jake was such a nice guy and treated Charity with respect and kindness, he was a gentleman and was thinking about her, not just himself. It was a wild and crazy ride for Charity and she took it in stride, being careful so she didn’t harm herself or cause Jake to harm her. Their relatio ...more
Mary Clark
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is quite an intriguing book and one I enjoyed reading. There are lots of twists and turns in the story that makes it an interesting read, particularly the unusual and unexpected ending that the reader doesn’t anticipate. The story centres around Jake, a hitman and Charity, a woman who has led a sheltered life. From the moment they meet, Fate intervenes; it keeps bringing them back together, no matter what.

As a hitman, Jake has spent years building his career; this has been his life since hi
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Renee
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review.

I have two options: Kill her or make her mine. A web of lies. An assassination. A beautiful maid who was in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Everything is at stake, and her life is in my hands. She's everything I always wanted, and never deserved. But now she belongs to me. I need her obedience. I give her the only option: pretend to be my wife and let me get close to my target. It's a dangerous game, but I've already won my p
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Annetta Sweetko
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Charity is working as a maid, loses her locket and when she finds it in the last room she cleaned, she gets trapped by two men discussing a contract kill. She tries to hide under the bed, where she found the locket, and silently promises to be a better daughter, better worker, whatever it takes to get out alive. Little does she know that she will survive this and even more adventures to come. Jake is a contract killer but he makes it a point to only target the bad guys that no one else can stop. ...more
Di
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When an innocent college grad, Charity, who has been sheltered all her life overhears a conversation she shouldn’t have, it thrusts her into the arms of an assassin, Jake, who now has to keep her or get rid of her. Jake doesn’t hurt innocents but he also can’t let Charity go because of what she knows, so he takes her along with him. As the two get to know each other, Charity’s view of the black and white world gets skewed when she also realizes there are many grey areas and Jake is one of them. ...more
Heather Miller
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Charity has been very secluded and sheltered her entire life. Even though she is 21, her parents still keep her under lock and key. Charity is a room service attendant at a low to mid level hotel. She is doing her job, when she's caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Jake is a hitman with a heart. He uses his earnings to pay for his mother’s medical care. Jake kidnaps Charity. He makes her go with him. He says it's to protect her. However, he notices that she is extremely beautiful withou
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Char Davis
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a suspense filled romance story. Charity is working as a maid for a hotel when she realizes she lost the necklace her grandmother left her.She goes back into the last room she cleaned as she looks under the bed she reaches under the bed to get the necklace her hair gets caught in the spings.As she has to crawl under the bed to try and get her hair loose when she hears the door opens she stays quite when she over years the sound of two men and a murder for hire after the big man leaves th ...more
Kerry Boulanger
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in advance for a voluntary honest review. Alexis Abbott never disappoints me. I love her Assassins and the women that capture their hearts. Charity is a sheltered girl who breaks the mold and attends college. She also works as a maid in a motel. Searching for her locket while cleaning she must hide under the bed when two guests enter the room. After hearing the two men discuss murders she fears she will be discovered. Jake is a hitman and he is good at it. He needs this job ...more
Anne Baker
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Within A Shade of Grey

Alexis Abbott does it again with her bad boy hitman Romantic read, she never ever disappoints her readers, her assassins always thrill me to the core! Hitmen who always have a heart, I fall in love with each and every one of them in her oh so perfect books. This one is no exception, it was a gripping page turner from the outset, with twists and turns you do not expect at all!
Talk about poor Charity being in the wrong place at the wrong time is an understatement. Eavesdropp
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Susan
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a book! It needs to come with a warning: Once you start this book, there is a very good chance that you will not get anything else done, until you have finished it. Then when you do finish it, you just have to sit back and take some deep breaths. First, Alexis Abbott develops the two main characters so well, that you can feel their every emotion. Second, she writes a story of danger, suspense, family, and love that pulls you into it, until you feel like you are part of it. At the beginning ...more
Susan
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a book! It needs to come with a warning: Once you start this book, there is a very good chance that you will not get anything else done, until you have finished it. Then when you do finish it, you just have to sit back and take some deep breaths. First, Alexis Abbott develops the two main characters so well, that you can feel their every emotion. Second, she writes a story of danger, suspense, family, and love that pulls you into it, until you feel like you are part of it. At the beginning ...more
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