Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Skin Game: The Review

By Ava Gray

A beautiful fugitive—wanted dead or alive.

Kyra is a con woman and a particular kind of thief. She steals with a touch, but she only takes one 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 her gift 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.

A hit man who never misses the mark.

Reyes has nothing but his work. Pity 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 he can’t locate the loot. He’s never failed to complete a contract, but Kyra tempts him with her fierce heat and her outlaw heart. So Reyes has a hell of a choice: forsake his word or kill the woman he might love.

This book was recommended to me by so many people, so off I typed to book depository ordered me a copy MONTHS ago and added it to my TBR pile. It reached the top this week and I was so pleased it did because I really really enjoyed it. I found the idea of stealing abilities through contact intriguing, I found the characters engaging and the plot a real page turner.

For this story to work we need to care about Kyra and see her as she really is, rather than how her ex fiance painted her, and we do, we invest ourselves in her struggle, believe her struggle and purr when she meets Reyes! Reyes does have a struggle, retain the good name he has struggled to build or kill the woman he is falling for, not much of a choice but a choice he must make and we the reader know the choice we want him to make. Both engaging, believable, genuine characters who are smouldering together, but on top of this we have some great secondary characters which twist the story and push it to new levels. Foster in particular, who exactly is he and what does he want?

If you want a book with thrills, engaging plot, characters you connect to, mystery, action and hot sex then this could be the book for you. I recommend it totally and will be on the look out for the next one!!

A sexy thriller with an edge, I give Skin Game 4 frilly panties out of 5, a real page turning summer read, go get yourself a copy. Trust me, go out and get yourself a copy!

5 comments:

Sparklybearsy said...

I LOVED this book! I was all over Reyes like white on rice lol! i still need to get book two though.

Lovely review babes, so glad you liked Skin Game

SusiSunshine said...

I always love your reviews. You made me remember why I loved this book. And OMG these two were so hot.
*takes a cold shower now*

lonewolf said...

I love your reviews and I keep seeing this book, so now I'm going to have to read it.

Oh, I have an award for you. *smiles* Come on over and get it when youc can.

Twimom227 said...

Okay, I have read so many great things about Ava's books, your review has convinced me... adding to wish list. Now I WISH I had the money to buy and time to read all the books on my wish list! LOL

~*Jessica Rabbit*~ said...

I keep seeing this book pop up. I like the cover and it sounds good so I may have to give in and just read it.

And I just wanted to let you know you have an award over at my blog. Because you're awesome.

http://j-rabbits-corner.blogspot.com/2010/08/one-lovely-blog-award.html#links

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