Quietly Into The Night by James Cox

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Quietly Into The Night by James Cox
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (78 pgs)
Other: M/M, M/M/M, Anal Play, Toys, Menage, Spanking
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fern

The plan was simple: get in, kill the target, and get out. Things got complicated, lines were crossed, and hearts were pried open.

My name is Rylan and I’m not who you think I am. I’m never who I appear to be. I am the wind. I am the shadow that fades quietly into the night. I’m an assassin and I’m here to kill the father of the man I love.

Rylan is an assassin, travelling across the universe from mission to mission. One day though, he meets a man that gets under his skin. Rylan learned long ago not to listen to his cock – that way always leads to trouble, but there’s something about Gold that draws him, that he can’t resist. Full of sexy adventures and alternate planets, this is an adventurous, highly sexual story following an assassin whose work takes him all over the universe.

Written in the first person, this book grabbed my attention almost immediately. The sensual aspect of his dance and the calculated but not cold way the protagonist lures the king, seduces him and then completes his mission. This story was different, but it was the authors style and manner of writing that really sucked me in. I usually don’t enjoy the first person perspective as it limits the story-telling to just the one set of eyes, but Mr. Cox has done an amazing job here. I enjoyed the sci-fi/fantasy aspect of this story, space ships and cruising around various planets, laser guns and all manner of weaponry. But still the characters weren’t too alien. There were wealthy, paranoid security specialists and kings drunk on their own power – characters and people I could relate to and understand. That made me enjoy this story even though I’m not usually a sci-fi fan.

When Rylan’s latest mission gets complicated, that’s when I found the author’s style really started to shine though. I found the characters interesting and they drew me into the story. While there is a lot of M/M sex, I found it hot and always consensual. I particularly liked the sense of adventure the authors writing gave the missions. It felt a bit like a futuristic story of derry-do. Even though Rylan is an assassin, he is a good man, a fair one, and this made me like him immensely, even if his job is to kill people. The only drawback I had reading this book is that it moves quite quickly. The scenes flash by and I felt like the story was a bit rushed – like I couldn’t relax and linger over every action and scene. I also found the ending to be a bit unrealistic, but the romance reader in me just sighed happily and couldn’t help but enjoy it.

I found this to be a hot, sensual story filled with adventure, space travel, murder and enough sex to singe my eyebrows. The characters were vibrant and interesting, the plot not overly convoluted but riveting and the alien landscapes thrilling. I greatly enjoyed this book and would happily read more from the author.

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