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Angel and the Assassin

(Angel and the Assassin #1)

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  1,533 ratings  ·  224 reviews
Kael Saunders loves to dominate handsome, masculine men like himself. Being in charge is his way of life whether it be in his work with the Secret Intelligence service, his personal life, or in the dungeon. The last thing he expects when he is out on a hit is to fall in love with Angel, an eighteen-year-old boy desperate for the love and guidance of a Daddy. Yet Angel also ...more
ebook, 1st Edition, 203 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Loose Id, LLC
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1 star? 3 stars? 5 stars? I don’t know. I don’t effing know.

I loved the first 20% or so with our introduction to Kael. We got to see the full extent of his unapologetic baddassness. He was seriously baddass and I loved it. We also saw how he became a Master. When did he learn this about himself? When any good Master learns. At age twelve. Kael is on a job (he’s the assassin in our story) and while doing the job the victim’s son was there and saw everything. Kael went to the boy’s room with
Cross-posted at Shelf Inflicted and at Outlaw Reviews

Kael Saunders is a professional hitman. Angel is an 18-year-old who had the misfortune of being the sole witness to the assassination of his bad-tempered stepfather, an arms dealer working with the Bosnians. Kael really shouldn’t let the boy live, but Angel needs a Daddy and Kael is quite taken with Angel despite the fact he is not his type at all. They have hot sex while Angel’s stepdad’s corpse is cooling downstairs and then take a first-cl
Lorraine Lesar
I’m going with 3.5*, but I’m sure if you like your Daddy kink and BDSM, you will rate it higher.
For me, I couldn’t really identify with Kael.
He was like a cup of fuckoffee.
One splash of I don’t care
A dash of kiss my arse
Add some fuck you’s
And then a pinch of blow-me’s
Then he would stir it all up..and shove it up their arse’s!

I’ll let you decide if you want to introduce yourselves to Kael (the assassins) and Angel (his Boy).

Sep 29, 2010 rated it it was ok
This book deals with a BDSM kink that isn’t always popular with fans. It’s the Daddy kink and while BDSM fans may not mind it, the problematic characterization could also be an issue. Unfortunately Angel acts like a VERY immature child, which makes his Daddy dynamic with Kael uncomfortable. It’s not just a kink, Angel alternates between acting like a bratty eight year old and spouting out wizened psychological insight. It’s very uneven and kind of ridiculous while Kael is more evenly portrayed b ...more
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica-contemp, own
Freakin' awesome! Smexy kink meets spy thriller and I loved every single character. Seriously, the characters are written so well that I loved everyone of them--even the complete wanker, Conran. The emotion and motivations are so well done that you can't help but empathize with each.

Now granted, this book might totally wig some out with the featured m/m age play, but when I say that it seemed so natural that you couldn't help but understand it--I mean it. This is so out of my reading range and
I had this for months on my currently-reading shelf because I keep forgetting to delete it.

Basically this book was a disappointment from the very beginning. I can't even remember the name of the assassin so I'll just call him that. Assassin, a cold-blooded assassin who kills with ease and has a pathological mind is sent to kill a guy. So Assassin goes and finds this pathetic human being who is legally an adult but in his mind is like 12. Or less. Assassin kills the guy and Angel, the pathetic gu
Sep 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This one's more 4.5 stars, but I like to round up.

I really enjoyed the progression of Kael and Angel's relationship, and I loved how focused this book was on the relationship and characters. Sure, there is action and suspense, but I felt the book was very character driven vs action/suspense driven, and I loved that about it. I wanted to hug Angel so many times throughout the book, and I felt the author did a great job making him a believable 18 yr old. He's impulsive sometimes, insecure yet stro
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰

On Baby's Levels of Cray Cray scale™ I'd put Angel and Kael at a 5:

Only you two motherfuckers can be together.

I'm still conflicted about this book. I don't really like either MC but together, I admit, they spark. I guess it's not all that surprising since they meet in a shower less than 5 mins after Kael has killed Angel's arms trafficking stepfather and fucked less than 5 mins after that.

To be frank, everything I liked about this book came with a 'but'. Kael has his
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is smoking HOT and kinky, I got used to the Daddy play it was a bit uncomfortable at the beginning but by the end of book I got used to it.
Loved it and was freaking hot.
I wish they would have it on audio with a great narration.
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2.5 stars I feel like I wanted to like this so much more than I did. I was hoping for something like Zero at the Bone with a BDSM twist, but unfortunately there were a few things that kept me from getting too attached to these characters.

A main problem for me was that even though Angel is supposedly 18 he acts more like 8. He is extremely immature and it shows up in a lot of ways including temper tantrums and it did get a little annoying. Secondly, given how inexperienced Angel was, it seemed li
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The first few chapters of this book were genius. It had the potential to hit one of my larger guilty pleasure buttons: big, ruthless sociopath with an interesting job description and the scrappy younger guy he acquires in suspicious circumstances; then the kinky, tumultuous relationship they develop (okay, I think I just described the plot of the vastly superior Stockholm Syndrome and this book can only suffer in the comparison). Anyway, at that point I was prepared to love it, but then Angel ha ...more
2nd Attempt Review 19Mar2020: So, one of my GR resolutions was to try to read one of the books from my DNF shelf...and I picked this one since it fit 2 challenges as well.

My plan for getting past where I left off last time was a matter of just...well, just ignoring it. Only, yeah, that didn't work because Stephen is more than just a throw-away/relatively unimportant side character and that whole power dynamic comes back into play in a BIG way. A scene which, oddly enough, read as more "intimate"
~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
★★★★★ ~ 5 Stars

I've only read a few m/f daddy books and didn't think much of them, but lots of friends loved this and I did too, so I guess it's the m/f aspect I don't much care for.

Angel could be so grown-up on one hand, but could turn on a dime and be an immature 18-yo in the next second. But this gives him and Kael room to grow in the series and he's changed Kael's life so much in a short time. Kael's last sentence of the book was powerful:

“I had no idea how lonely I was until I wasn't lonely
Sammy Goode
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
At first I thought I would be turned off by the relationship between Daddy (Kael) and Angel but as the story developed so did my love for these two and their relationship. Kael is not a mean or abusive Dom but one who overcomes a lot of inner conflict to find that he has fallen in love with his waif of a sub. Angel simply cries out to be loved--having been tossed away by an uncaring mother and set adrift emotionally to find his way in the world. I found myself compelled to read on and was reward ...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Thanks for the gift, Secret Elf!!
Vivian ♪(┌・。・)┌
First things first, thought I don't exactly find reading daddy kinks exactly panty ripping, it doesn't repel me enough to be counted as 'out of my comfort range'.

However, in saying that, I am actually kind of rethinking that now that I've read this. It was so... *shudder*. All I'm going to say is, how the fuck can you (poo) in front of someone and still see them the same way? Hypothetically, if I were to ask you to (poo) in front of me and we were dating, and you did, and then I said "Nope, you
Bree Cheese
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Bree Cheese by: Vivian
A very enjoyable kinky, M/m, assassin story! The character development and the writing was excellent - I especially loved Kael as the big bad hit man, who's perhaps not that bad after all. There was some disturbing (for me) age play/daddy kink, but it worked for the story. Overall, an intriguing and fun journey with wonderfully unique characters. Would recommend this to any BDSM M/m fan.
Ed Davis
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really good read. Wonderful characters that were so well developed. I liked Angel and Kael so much that I didn’t mind the Daddy kink. I’m glad there’s a second book and several reviews says it’s better than this one.
Nov 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
A surprisingly decent read that exceeded my expectations. I expected this book to be one of those erotica-romance novels where the entire plot is actually a plot device and an excuse for sex. In many ways, this book is that. Decent writing and exploration of the characters managed to elevate it from PWP status, making it more like porn with a little plot.

Some problems I had with the book:

1. Kael clearly lives in a world where condoms never break. How else would it explain his foolhardy preoccupa
Jan 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 15%

This book is so ridiculous, I don't think I can make myself read another word. It's not even trying to be believable in any way. It's not very well written, and the dialogue is...pretty bad. It's the book equivalent of a bad porno.

Here are some examples of absurdities I already encountered:
- Kael's handler, who Kael raped at school when they were younger, now wants Kael to fuck him.
- Kael goes to kill a guy, and this guy wants Kael (who he doesn't know and who just shows up randomly at
Off to a great start with the first book in the Angel and the Assassin series! Kael is a cold hearted agent in the Secret Intelligence Service and is sent on a job to kill Sven, an arms dealer. However, the murder is witnessed by Angel, the stepson of Sven and Kael knows that he really should do away with the witness. Kael can't bring himself to kill Angel, he feels a connection with the boy and therefore he takes him home.

Angel's been starved of affection for most of his life and wants someone
Well, working for the British Secret Service involves a lot of killing. It also involves a lot of sex. Of course we know all this thanks to Ian Fleming and James Bond. What I did not know was that it also involved a lot of bondage. BDSM big time. Usually before the killing. Sometimes just for fun in your secret dungeon.

So, big bad assassin for the UK finds that he can’t bring himself to kill a witness to his hit in Cape Cod. For reasons unknown to him (empathy, love—foreign ones to him), he deci

bad writing
poor copy of "Stockholm Syndrome" by Richard Rider
♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
This Book Left Me Thoroughly Befuddled (a.k.a. The Book That Screwed My Brain)

I've started this review and deleted it three times because nothing coming out of my brain regarding this book is making and damn sense. Angel and the Assassin has completely thrown me for a loop.

Kael Saunders is a 32 year old government assassin who on one of his jobs is spotted making his kill. Spotted by newly turned 18 year old Angel Gabriel Button. Angel is the stepson of Kael's target. Now, right from the beginni
Taintedskyee (Books Books&More Books)
I loveee hero who is a total jerk and this story had one of the biggest, sweetest and sexiest Jerk of a MC Kael Saunders, MI6 assassin with anal retentiveness.Who goes for a kill has sex with the victim if they want to of course and then kills them...haha. He considers himself a animal,his sniffing out smell,accurate visual in dark and hearing is as good as an animal and he is simply brutal,prefers to kill with a scalpel.On top of that he is a Dom with control issue.Wow...ohh I forgot when he ...more
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Loved this one. It was intriguing, a bit disturbing, and always entertaining. Characters were top notch, the story flowed very well, and the sex was damn hot. Kael is quite the imaginative Dom/Master and the thing I liked best about the story was how he handled the BDSM scenes. A tough guy (with a CAPITAL T!) who took care of the sub. He's like the dream Dom in some ways. Very aware of himself, the sub, what was happening. He didn't just take control he was control! That is what made the rest of ...more
Please, someone tell me that's it's a parody.
That's the only reason this book can exist.
Everything is exaggerated to the extreme, it's ridiculous.
I love Daddy/boy dynamic but in this one I felt a deep malaise.
That's not a sane-safe relation.
The writer give me the impression that he has taken his info about Dom/sub relation and univers in a cheap 3x movies.
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, psychological, kink
Read this all for little ole me and not the blog. My daddy kink got a work out in the book. It has it all - daddy, boy, sex, assassin, heartless moments, edgy moments, BDSM, significant age difference, and it got my reader-passion up. The writing was sharp and concise, which fits Kael so damn well, nasty non-communicative bastard that he is....bless him. Moving right along to book #2.
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