Release Blitz including Teaser & Review – Shades by Jaime Reese


Title: Shades

Author: Jaime Reese

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance; Romance Suspense

Release: May 23, 2018

Cover Design: Reese Dante



Life made him dangerous. Love made him lethal.

Killian Marks is a third-generation hitman. After hunting monsters for over twenty years, he lives under no illusions of happily ever afters and fairy tales. Until he meets a man who threatens to disarm him, by giving him hope for a future and showing him there’s more to life than just death.

For Nick, living in shadows is second nature. He’s all too familiar with the dark side of humanity and knows how delicate life can be. Each new day is a gift, even though it means doing it alone. But he’ll risk his survival for the one man who awakens something deep within and leaves him yearning for more.

Nick wants to solve the mystery behind the dark, brooding man, while Killian craves the life and light emanating from Nick. They soon discover they have more in common than either could have anticipated. With both their lives and hearts at stake, they must confront the ghost from Nick’s past intent on tying up a loose end. Only then will they truly find peace, and discover the shades of life in between.

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3 of 5 Stars
When I read the first line of the synopsis I mistakenly thought this was a suspense story with a hired hitman’s love story on the side. I think my misunderstanding lead to a little bit of a disappointment on my part so I waited to write my review so I could be more fair in my assessment. There isn’t really much suspense (I guess we do get a small taste of Killian’s work)…there are a couple of twists but they weren’t terribly surprising so this really can’t be classified as anything other than romance. Honestly, there isn’t much to this story (and there’s definitely nothing new here) and unfortunately, it’s long which lead to me skimming A LOT.

I did like Nick and Killian. I love a prickly alpha who only lets special people close and Killian fits that bill. Nick doesn’t shy away from grumpy Killian which we’ve all seen but they do share a special connection beyond sexual chemistry that’s hard to deny. The record was stuck on repeat with Killian feeling unworthy of love and Nick not wanting to jeopardize Killian’s so he pushed him away. When we get past all that and they forge a relationship they are good together. There were some unbelievably sweet ‘aw’ moments between Nick and Killian…a couple of them did surprise me which was nice. They have some cute/entertaining dialog at times.

Dex is probably the highlight of the book and he’s a side character.

Author Bio:

Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.

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