Poppy’s Pleasure by Stormy Glenn


Poppy’s Pleasure by Stormy Glenn
Assassin’s Pride, Book 2
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (262 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Peppermint

Poppy lives in hell. His only bright spot is his friend Marcus. If he saves Marcus, Poppy knows he will have done one good thing in his life–then he has to go back to hell.

Dean Stone is an assassin without remorse. He’s also damn sure he has stepped into a crazy world. His friend is mated to a shape-shifting cat, his other friends are missing, and the agency he works for is a mess.

When Dean goes to get Marcus, he finds Poppy–sweet, innocent, and sexy. He clings to Dean like a second skin. Dean doesn’t have the heart to deny him, even when taking care of Poppy turns into a full time, and dangerous, job.

Author Stormy Glenn somehow made a house cat into the most feared creature around. Yes, these kind, sweet shifters will have the fur flying and the claws out in a instance if you challenge their mates; and whether Dean likes it or not he is Poppy’s mate.

With a captivating plot line and inspiring characters this story seems to end far too quickly. Of all the characters in the story, Poppy stole my heart. Dean found him a broken man having suffered years of abuse. While someone else would have fallen apart to the point of no return, Poppy seemed to pull the pieces together to not only help himself, but those around him. His naiveness also made him entertaining. Poppy made me reflect on the simple things in life and try to appreciate them as if they were new experiences. He is a character that will stick with me for a long time, and brings a smile to my face at just the thought of him. While Poppy found a way to get past the way he was mistreated, it became a driving force in creating who he is. It created a completely submissive and subservient individual. Readers may find some parts of his past a bit disturbing because, while Dean has no wish to be Poppy’s master, his former masters have not always been kind to him.

Dean’s smart mouth may annoy everyone around him, but for me it just entertained. I have met some humorous characters in the past, but none of them can hold a candle to Dean. His quick wit just seems to come so naturally to his character that I could only appreciate his antics. While he may like to poke fun at others one thing he does not take lightly however is his duty to protect others and do what is right. I came to appreciate his smart mouth because I knew that it probably helped him cope with his job as an assassin. I would think that trying to lighten things up when off duty helps him to be able to handle what needs to be done while on duty.

The conflict in this story is a driving force. It throws the characters together as well as gives them something to start to develop a relationship around. It also plays a role in who they are as individuals as well as together. It also allowed me to meet a plethora of supporting characters who each had their own attributes whether good or bad. I was so enthralled with the story that I had not realized how long it had been, and was not ready for it to end. I cannot wait to read the next installment of the Assassin’s Pride Series.

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