Feelings are a luxury I can’t afford. Hidden behind a shield of quiet placidity, I keep my secret safe from those who’d use it against me. Until him—the tatted up, self-centered Scar assassin hired to protect me.
He takes pleasure in tormenting me, chipping away at my defenses as if I’m a toy to be played with. I hate that he continuously reminds me that I’m nothing more than a job. I hate that my body responds to his touch. I hate him.
I’m not a good guy and I don’t pretend to be. Condemn me if you want, I don’t give a fuck. You’re nothing to me. No one is … except her—Max. She’s my target. And I was hired to do a hell of a lot more than protect her … I was hired to kill her.
It should’ve been simple, but it was complicated as hell.
*erotic paranormal romance. Standalone full-length novel. Come meet the Scars.
Scars: Immortal warriors with capabilities derived from the senses: Trackers, Sounders, Healers, Tasters, Visionaries, and the rare Reflectors. They each have what is known as an Ink, a tattoo that can be called life.
I am a huge fan of Nashoda Rose, loved every single one of her books. So, when I saw this I had no hesitation in reading because she wrote it. I don’t normally read paranormal romances, but I think TAKE just changed my tune! This book was downright amazing!!!
Jasper is considered rogue scar assassin – one who exudes arrogance and some serious sexuality. In short he is a complete asshole and I love it. He uses it to his advantage, never letting emotions get in the way. He uses people, gets the job done. If he’s assigned something, he completes it without hesitation, without reserve. It works for him, rinse, wash repeat. However, that takes a drastic turn when his new assignment Max comes into play. He tries so hard to push what is brewing aside and even refuses to admit it to himself. A soulless cocky asshole is finally starting to FEEL. Feeling is something foreign to him, something that left him a long time ago when the unthinkable happened in his past.
Max has been hiding out for 4 years. Taken 10 years ago by Drake and held captive. She escaped and has completely shut off her emotions, protecting herself from anyone that could force her to serve them again to use her completely for their benefit only. She found safe haven with Xamien, he never asked questions and has protected her he is her family. Being numb, she never thought anyone could force their way in and penetrate her mind. That was, until Jasper took her as a job. Until her past comes back to haunt her, until she is wanted again.
What a fantastic ride this book was. Both Max and Jasper are such strong characters. Their connection was undeniable. The banter between them was incredible. This was so much more than a Paranomal Romance. TAKE, was lust, want, desperation, heartache and a burning hot attraction between two amazing characters. Jasper might come off as a complete jackass but you can’t help but love him from the very beginning. Max might seemed closed off, but you feel like your inside her heart as you read. You feel the hurt of her past and you’ll feel the tragedy and yearning in Jaspers.
This book is a must read! I picked it up and didn’t stop until I finished. I laughed, I hurt and I cried. Nashoda’s writing is simply amazing. You don’t just read words, you feel them. You will want more and I can guarantee you she will continue to deliver pure brilliance! 5 Stunning Stars!
One of my Favorite Quotes –
“You’re the stars that burn away the darkness, Max. That’s what it feels like when I’m with you. Like I’m all lit up inside with brilliant specks of light. And when I touch you, it’s like I’ve grabbed one out of the sky and I’m holding in my hand. Flawless. Bright and fuckin’ beautiful” – Jasper
*Copy provided for honest review – Shera
I stared at his naked chest that was a hard slab of muscle with tats drawn across his left shoulder to link with the ones on his arm.
“Put it on. You stick out like a fuckin’ cotton candy with those stupid horse sparkles.”
I quickly put it on over top and it hung down to my mid-thigh. The scent of him drew into my lungs and I inhaled deeply with my chin down until I heard his distinct chuckle. Then I wanted to shoot myself in the foot.
Jasper’s hand came around the back of my neck and he jerked me toward him. He cupped my chin with his blade still in his hand so the handle was cold against my jaw. Then he leaned in and before I could take my next breath, his mouth was on mine.
Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave.
When she isn’t writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dogs at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers and chatting about her addiction—books.