Book Review ‘Alaska, with Love’ (Assassin/Shifter Book 2) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Alaska with Love

Book 1 already had me hooked and Alaska with love just reeled me in further, giving more of what I saw and felt and then providing me with just a little bit more that guaranteed I’d picked up and read book 3. That little bit more is the supernatural element to the series I’ve been waiting for.

After the lead characters Mateo and Riley in book 1, I wondered if Josh and Mark (the lead characters here) would be too similar. I didn’t have to worry. Visually and behaviourally, Josh Montgomery stands out from his pal Mateo. His love interest Mark Patterson is (to me) similar to Riley in behaviour, however, the author gives him specific elements that make him just about individual enough, notably his perfect bow shaped lips.

It was a story whereby I only realised (after the initial meeting of the lead protagonists) that there isn’t much of a story, that’s if you were to ignore their personal circumstances and fears. However, you don’t in reality notice because you become so invested in their attraction and developing romance. As long as you accept that the developing romance is the A-story and everything else is the B-storyline you’ll be fine.

Without giving anything away, Josh is a straight guy, the type who fucks women and leaves them. That is until he gazes upon Mark for the first time. Subsequently, his world is turned upside down.

Once again, banter is fantastic and had me grinning on the train to and from work (again). The characters from the first book return which is an aspect I really love. Already I’m getting a feeling that minor characters are going to feature in future stories, in this one a guy called Keegan stands out to me. The whole thing reminds me of a TV series.

Do I have any concerns? Yes, the ‘alpha males’ i.e. Mateo and Josh always seem to have the more developed characters, but I can’t say the same for their mates Riley and Mark (beta males?) so I hope we get a little more development in these types in the following books. Additionally, I do wonder how the author is going to keep the romance fresh with each book.  I found it getting a little repetitive in places and sex scenes got a bit to frequent for me (maybe I’m just jealous).

On the whole I loved this as much as book 1. I raced through this book and to be brutally honest, it’s difficult not to fall in love with Josh by the end. He is such an adorable muscle bound blonde hunk who’s a complete joker.

What did you think of this book if you’ve read it? What do you think of my review? I would love to hear your comments.

Spencer.

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