Title: On the Run
Series: PROTEKT 01
Author: Michael Mandrake
Genre: Action and Adventure, Multicultural, Romance
Length: Novella (151 pages)
Publisher: Pride Publishing (October 6, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Who would’ve thought that a British hitman would fall in lust at first sight with an American felon? It could become deadly for both.
Aiden Moriarty is a Florida ‘herbalist’ who works with a performance-enhancing drug used by many athletes. One of them is baseball star Ivan Salerno, who was caught using the drug and is now on the brink of getting suspended. Because of Ivan’s connections with a rogue mob boss, Aiden is taken into a witness-protection program, working along with baseball higher-ups until he testifies.
The mob boss, Augustine Ora, has hired former British military officer and his best hitman Devlin ‘Brit’ Crawford to do the job. Ora has instructed Devlin to go to Miami, kidnap Aiden and take him to the local airport to be transported to Havana, Cuba, to be executed by Ora’s top officers.
However, when Devlin receives the email, the pictures of the blue-eyed felon catch his eye and he is moved to go in a different direction. Instead of delivering Aiden to the airport, he has thoughts of taking him away and saving him from Ora’s wrath.
This move puts himself and Aiden, as well as his assistant, Miranda Ashley, in huge danger. Will Devlin keep Aiden safe despite the odds, or will he fail, causing Ora and his men to come after him?
Reader Advisory: This book contains the use of racial slurs.
Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/on-the-run
Review: This is the first book in the PROTEKT series. Devlin is a hired assassin working for ruthless mobster who tells Devlin to bring Aiden, a man set to testify against him and others, to him. When Devlin see’s and meets Aiden though he has second thoughts. Even though it may cost him his life.
I loved this book. Reading how Devlin struggled with his decision seemed real and genuine. I was glad he took his time and weighed out the pros and cons. What I was the delighted about in this book was Aiden and Devlin did not jump into sex as is the case with so many books. They flirted, bantered back and forth and teased each other. It is not until was after halfway through that they even kiss. When they finally did be together it was explosive.
I felt Miranda’s character was a bit much at times. Her jealousy and possessiveness of Devlin had m shaking my head considering they were only friends. I really felt bad for Aiden. I understood why he did what he did to a point. Was delighted he wanted to make things right.
It was non-stop on the go for these two as they tried to get to safety before being killed. Well written and amazing journey this book pulls you in and doesn’t let go until the very end. I’m truly looking forward to the next book and seeing what happens. I Loved it.