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Myth. Monster. Mine.

Spectre

I wasn’t even a man when I took a life for the first time, although you couldn’t say I was a child. If I’d ever had a childhood, it hadn’t lasted long. My father, may he rot in hell, had seen to that. I took his life as well and that, too, happened before I was old enough to be considered a grown man.
I never regretted it for a second.

That path al
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Published July 22nd 2019
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Leigh
Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-5-stars, netgalley
3.5 stars

Spectre was a really enjoyable read from this new to me author. While I expected erotic I was definitely surprised by the story. Spectre and Tia were two unique people who made an awesome couple. Their intimate scenes were smoking hot and their ability to see past what others saw was very heartwarming. I would definitely read more books by this author.

***Copy Provided by NetGalley***
Marta Cox
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
Well this was a total surprise. From the synopsis and the cover art this could have been a paranormal story but instead it's about an assassin who is fuelled by darkness finding light in the arms of a woman who many would turn away from.
Tia has Aspergers but refuses to let it shape her life and to that end she is an art teacher working with children who like herself sometimes struggle with the world around them and their place within it. Tia also happens to have a brother whose work has placed
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Michele
Tia and Spectre were quite the unlikely couple. She's an artist with Asperger's and Spectre is an assassin. She is blunt and he is not only blunt but often deadly. Their "no holds barred" honesty was what made things work between them. Spectre knew what Tia was thinking because she didn't have it in her makeup to lie to anyone. She knew where he was because his story was so crazy and far-fetched that it couldn't be a lie. He cautioned her that he was a monster and as time went on she knew he was ...more
Sandy S
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 22, 2019

4 stars

Myth. Monster. Mine.

Spectre

I wasn’t even a man when I took a life for the first time, although you couldn’t say I was a child. If I’d ever had a childhood, it hadn’t lasted long. My father, may he rot in hell, had seen to that. I took his life as well and that, too, happened before I was old enough to be considered a grown man.
I never regretted it for a second.

That path almost led to my own grave, and would have, if I hadn’t stumbled across someb
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Monique
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an engaging read, and for the most part, I really enjoyed it. 'Spectre' was well-written, featuring interesting, complex characters - a hot hitman, and an artist - and an awesome dog. (Ya'll know how I love pets in stories).
Even though there was a dark tone with the book, (view spoiler) there were bits of light that came through to a bright shine at the end.
I love Walk
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Karen
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A new to me author with a sizeable back catalogue of books which usually is a red flag to me as it makes me think they churn out low quality cookie cutter books.

I was more than pleasantly surprised by this great read and will definitely be looking into some of that back catalogue as the writing style was fabulous.

Tia Jenkins is a lovely character. She’s had turmoil in her life but she’s come out on top. She knows who she is, what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it. She has Asperger’s and
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kittykat (Jo Tortitude)
Ok, this is a book that shouldn't work for me because of the 'kidnapping the female for her own sake' trope which is usually a hard pass... and a bit of (albeit very mild) BDSM. But I know and quite like this author from Ellora's Cave days and I haven't read one of her books for a long time. Also the female MC is autistic and there is a pet (a dog) character in the story and I love both of these 'tropes' so thought I'd give it a try... and thank goodness I did.

Be still my beating heart. Whilst I
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Mary Kirkland
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Spectre starts out with a crummy hand in the childhood and family department. I really felt for this kid who was raised by a sick man. He runs away and finds himself with Sarge, a man who saved him. We don't get to see near enough of their life together but Sarge stopped Spectre from becoming the monster his father had wanted him to be. Spectre is now all grown up and is a hired assassin. He's contacted to kill Tia so he watches her and learns about her but he knows that she's an innocent bystan ...more
Maureen Gianinio
This book opens, introducing you to the main protagonists as individuals in such a way that you’re immediately immersed and wanting them to find their way to a happily ever after. Then the circumstances that bring them together tell you right away that Spectre is not fully the monster his father tried to make him and you’re hoping he learns that about himself. Tia, diagnosed in her late teens with Asperger’s, has difficulty acknowledging emotions and expressing her thoughts or feelings very dipl ...more
Donna
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I honestly didn’t know what to expect with this book. What I got was a neuro-atypical woman who I fell for right away. Though she has struggled she has finally found a sense of who she is and she is happy with that. It took me most of the book to warm up to our hero. The sex in this story is off the charts. Not wanting to give spoilers I will just say if you like bad boys and sassy girls and lots of hot sex this is the book for you.
Coco.V
Aug 14, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc
💝 ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 💝
Hannah
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC REVIEW

Yay! Reading Shiloh Walker makes me happy. Spectre is a stand alone, although I do hope Tia's brother will get his own story eventually, told in the third person but switches focus between Tia and Meric. I love the characters in this book. Meric "Spectre" was raised to be a killer, his father was ruthless and if Meric hadn't of killed him at the age of 14 Meric would be a soulless and ruthless as his father. Sarge found him shortly after and saved Meric and while Meric still grew up t
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Christina
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

Let's cut straight to the chance....I crave dark books. Throw some romance in there and I'm definitely intrigued. But this book? It literally blew me away, and I'm really sad that this isn't a series of some sort.

Tia is a little different. Not shy with her words, she's a straight forward, tell you how it is kind of girl, who teaches kids how to except themselves through art. Something she had to learn for herself at a younge
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Kelly Graham
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With Tia having aspergers and Spectre being a heartless assassin they are both so blunt with their words which is an interesting concept for a book, usually characters are hiding there feelings from each other and therefore jeopardising the relationship but these 2 couldn't do that if they tried.
Tia struggles to make friends as not everyone gets her bluntness and the fact shes emotionally closed off.
Spectre has had an awful upbringing being trained from a very young age by his father to become a
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Heather
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Content note: Interracial romance and some non-neurotypical characters (yay!). Very explicit (and varied) dom/sub sex. Some dark implications regarding past child abuse.

I love the characters in this book. Both Spectre and Tia have some difficulties dealing with emotions–both their own, and other people’s. The journey of discovery that they go on together is wonderful. I also particularly liked Tia’s half-brother, Mac, the police officer, and how he figures into the story. The relationship betwee
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Melissa
Great characters!

Spectre by Shiloh Walker has the trifecta of successful stories - interesting characters, unique plot, and a meaningful theme.
🔰
Meric aka Spectre is an antisocial assassin with a traumatic past. I’m a total sucker for heroes with a tortured soul and a heart of gold - Meric definitely fits that mold. Tia is a smart, creative heroine who has Asperger’s Syndrome. She teaches art classes, loves her brother, and tells it like it is.
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They meet when Spectre kidnaps Tia... And her dog.
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Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars

It has been awhile since I read a Shiloh Walker book. Don't ask me why! It always brings out all the feels and this one is no exception. Both Spectre and Tia have had some hurdles to get over in their young lives. What starts out as a job, turns into two fractured souls finding peace with each other.

Kuddos to the author for tackling Ausitm Spectrum Disorders in a book. As someone who works in the disability field, it was nice to read about "normalcy" and being ok with what is normal fo
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Karen Roma
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shiloh Walker has long been a favourite author of mine and I was excited to see a brand-new title under her name. Spectre is a dark, explicit, rip your heart out, emotionally charged story that holds the reader within its grip from start to finish. Exceptional world building, an intriguing storyline, and well-developed characters, make for a very satisfying read.

Spectre and Tia have a complex, but passionate connection; each struggling with their varied emotions and the reality of their intense
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Jenny Hobson
Nov 16, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 🌟
I don't know why but I think I was expecting a bit of a paranormal story with this book by the description so I was surprised when I started to find that it wasn't as I thought.
I found this book took a while to get into as there is a bit of character intro and prologue etc before you get to the start.
The story follows spectre who is hired to carry out a hit on Tia as payback against something her brother did. Spectre doesn't want to fulfill the job so kidnaps her instead to keep her safe an
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Tammy Casteel
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book

This book kept me on the edge of my seat I loved it. I will be reading this book again
Winter
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a great book. Didn't have as much action as I would have liked. It was however very 🔥!
Ness
I enjoyed this book. I have some problems with this author - her premises are generally very good, very original, very interesting, but so far I've mostly been let down by her writing (for example, the Kit Colbana series could be really awesome if written better, but it's just okay, that that let down is so disappointing at times). But I keep reading her books from time to time, so that should say how good she is at ideas.

I should preface this with how much I enjoy a good assassin book. And this
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Sonja
Sep 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Contemporary romance is not my thing. Not at all. But the synopsis on this made me really want to check it out. And yeah, I was bored sometimes with mundane things that went on, but overall I thought this was really good. And occasionally really hot.

I just loved Spectre (Meric). His father was a monster that was raising him to be one as well. Up until the point that Meric killed him anyway. Taken in a complete stranger, Meric still grows up to be an assassin but now he's one with a code. I enjoy
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Mindy Reader
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark-read
⭐️2.5 stars
This review contains some spoilers throughout ........



This book started out with two people being delt a shitty hand when it comes to parents. One becomes a “monster” and the other uses her past to help others. I won’t get into the actual plot of the story because you can get that from other reviews and the synopsis. My issues deal with some of the specific plot points and the heroine Tia.

Pros>

* Spectre is a wonderful tortured hero.❤️ These selective assassins are some of my favorite
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Nancy Reads
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After reading the blurb of SPECTRE, I pre-ordered the book right then. I love stories with mismatched couples that find each other, make the strangest odd couple, but someway try to make it work. Spectre (Meric) and Tia are perfect for each other, even if no one else would ever see why.

Tia Jenkins was trying to make her way in the world. She had a home, a job, and a steady routine. For a person with Asperger's this was as “normal” as her normal could get. She knew she was different. Lots of peop
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Sandra
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Spectre was a fantastic book, it was dark and emotionally gut-wrenching at times, but surprisingly I found myself smiling and chuckling too. Both Spectre and Tia were fascinating characters. Spectre is the assassin with a horrendous childhood, but he is not the complete monster that he portrays himself to be. Tia has Asperger’s, she knows she is different but is living as much of a normal life as she can. She has a fulfilling job providing art therapy for children on the autism spectrum. It was ...more
Angel Hatfield
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wasn’t even a man when I took a life for the first time, although you couldn’t say I was a child. If I’d ever had a childhood, it hadn’t lasted long. My father, may he rot in hell, had seen to that. I took his life as well and that, too, happened before I was old enough to be considered a grown man. I never regretted it for a second. That path almost led to my own grave, and would have, if I hadn’t stumbled across somebody who was as different from my father as day was from night. Sarge had se ...more
wonderfullyweird88
I have had this book for several months, and I kept skipping over it, thinking I had to be in the right frame of mind to read a dark storyline. I have read so many mediocre stories while a diamond in the rough was languishing in my unread pile. While this has some darkness to it, the hero is a hired assassin who kidnaps the heroine, it isn't a dark read. It is heavy on the erotica, some bondage and anal play, but everything between the two is explicitly consensual. The hero is very anti-sex abus ...more
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Title: Spectre
Published by: Shiloh Walker, Inc
Release Date: July 22, 2019
Genre: Romance, Romantic Suspense


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A tease...
“If this is just sex, why are you so concerned about anything other than fucking me?”
He grabbed my head between his hands, staring at me wild-eyed.
“Damn you,” he muttered. “Damn you for making me feel.”


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Diane
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: TO GET THIS HOT SEXY READ
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of "SPECTRE" WOW!!!!! What an interesting, intriguing, suspense filled drama with some humor a very erotic steamy sex scenes twists that's have you you turning the pages.
Tia Jenkins has Aspergers she's very outspoken, blunt, humorous, and doesn't have many friends her brother Mac is a cop who puts her in danger after putting a gang member behind bars.
Spectre is an assassin hired by the gang members brother to take out Tia as revenge for her brother Mac putting the g
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