Where Death Meets the Devil by L.J. Hayward

Title ➷ Where Death Meets the Devil
Author ➷ by  L.J. Hayward
Expected publication ➷  February 26th, 2018 ✔️
Published by ➷ Riptide Publishing
Genre ➷ Action, Suspense/Thriller, M/M Romance 💕
Type ➷  Part One in a Series
Read ➷ Kindle Edition, English
Word count ➷ Approximately 395 pages / 101,700 words
Price ➷ $4.99 (US)
ebook ISBN ➷ 978-1-62649-716-0
My Rating ➷ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

♦️ Synopsis ♦️

37647452Jack Reardon, former SAS soldier and current Australian Meta-State asset, has seen some messy battles. But “messy” takes on a whole new meaning when he finds himself tied to a chair in a torture shack, his cover blown wide open, all thanks to notorious killer-for-hire Ethan Blade.

Blade is everything Jack doesn’t believe in: remorseless, detached, lawless. Yet, Jack’s only chance to survive is to strike a bargain with the devil and join forces with Blade. As they trek across a hostile desert, Jack learns that Blade is much more than a dead-eyed killer—and harder to resist than he should be.

A year later, Jack is home and finally getting his life on track. Then Ethan Blade reappears and throws it all into chaos once more. It’s impossible to trust the assassin, especially when his presence casts doubts on Jack’s loyalty to his country, but Jack cannot ignore what Blade’s return means: the mess that brought them together is far from over, and Ethan might just bring back the piece of Jack’s soul he thought he’d lost forever.

Characters ➷ Jack Reardon, Ethan Blade

♦️ Riina’s Review ♦️

You guys, this book was so good! Seriously, so clever – I haven’t read anything like it, and nothing as exciting in forever.

Where Death Meets the Devil wasn’t what I expected it but it was a positive surprise. It’s action-filled, sexy and full of suspense. I didn’t think I’d come to love it as much as I do! It’s one of those books you NEED to savor.

Not sure what I can tell you without giving anything away… it’s probably best to put on your big-boy pants and dive right into the unknown! I didn’t even read the blurb. The title sold it, add to that the word ‘assassin’ (which I picked up somehow) – I’m glad I read it when I did 🙂


The story was brilliant and Jack and Blade were truly entertaining.

I loved their dynamic, their banter.

Man, Ethan Blade is one of those guys you just HAVE TO LOVE, the seemingly merciless killer who isn’t quite so stony-hearted.

Jack’s just as fun, not as damaged but he’s got his demons to fight. I enjoyed his voice A LOT. There’s no way they’re not on my Favorite Characters list!!!

Absolutely loved them.

While I’m not a huge fan of the constant back and forth, where each chapter is either THEN or NOW, but I have to admit this only added to the mystery of who is who and what is their motive. The scene cutting and timeline switches sometimes slowed down the overall pace but it was fun to keep guessing!

Just when you think you have them all figured out they’ll surprise you yet again.

I’m okay with the HFN ending, but only if there’ll be more Ethan and Jack in the (very near) future!

We need to learn more about them, their pasts and be part of their future.

PLEASE. Make it happen.

Highly recommended!!!

I am dying to continue with this journey.

Many, many thanks to the publisher who kindly provided a free copy for an honest and impartial review 💕

♦️ Purchase Links ♦️

The e-book, as well as a sample, can be found here:

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