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Offline lilablue

Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« on: February 27, 2012, 01:01 AM »
Ok, this is a tough one, cause I'm after contemporary books - romances - where the main hero is an assassin/hitman or very much of an anti-hero. It's much easier to find "good bad guys" in paranormals, but I'm interested in the books that are happening nowadays. There's a lot of books where those heroes are working for some government agency, where they are SEALs, black ops and alike, but I can't find good ones with "good bad guys", i.e. guys that will like the heroine and decide to stay with her against all odds. The closest I could find so far were Jennifer Crusie's Agnes and the Hitman and Anne Stuart's Black Ice, but even in them, heroes were working for some kind of (more or less) good guys. Can you help me find more of the books with gun-happy (anti)heroes, and if they have sense of humor, even better?
 
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Offline KEMills

Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 07:54 PM »
Leslie Langtry has a whole series of books about a family of hitmen.  I think the first one is Stand By Your Hitman.  They are funny too!
 
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Offline chevelle

Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 06:14 AM »
I would recommend Hell Bent by Heather Killough-Walden. This is a GREAT book. This book is my favorite so far. You have to read it!!!!
 
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Offline lily228

Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012, 10:35 AM »
try charlottte boyett-campo " taken by the wind" and sherrilyn kenyon "the league series".
send me a message and i'll send them to you :-*
 
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Offline Blaire09

Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2014, 04:40 AM »
Try Jessica clare- Last hit

And Roxie Rivera has very anti-heroes (mob connections) in the Her Russian protector series.
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Offline missdiorcherie

Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 04:37 AM »
You can also try Lietha Wards The Doctor and The Assassin :)
 
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Offline moondust43068

Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 08:46 PM »
I am so hooked on these kinds of books as well!!!! some great ones that I have just finished a few day ago and last month are as follows:

Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers)   by: J.A. Redmerski
Reviving Izebel (In the Company of Killers #2) by: J.A. Redmerski

Last Hitman (Volume 1)   by: Jessica Clare & Jen Frederick

Marked (Part 1, The Missing Link) by: J.M. Sevilla

Carter Reed  by: Tijan

Killing Sarai and Reviving Izebel and Marked are so good!!!!! let me know what you think...hope this helps
 
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Offline jamie_rc1977

Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2014, 08:50 PM »
Carter Reed by Tijan was really good

Shayla Black and Lexi Blake has a lot also
 
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Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 12:06 AM »
Have you read the Evan Arden series by Shay Savage? Three books about a very hot and bad hitman/sniper for the Chicago mob and a romance. The book titles are Otherwise Alone, Otherwise Occupied and Otherwise Unharmed. They're available on amazon for sell.
 
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Offline Kryssie Fortune

Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2014, 03:01 AM »
Have you tried Sherrilyn Kenyon's League series. Book one (Born of Night)features a trained assassin at the hero -Nykyrian Quiakides- and he's sexy as hell. I wouldn't mind him on my tail.
It's a futuristic romance, but the world doesn't get in the way of the romance.
 
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Offline speculoos

Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2014, 07:09 AM »
Hi,

You might want to check out Kresley Cole's The Professional.

Hope that helps. :)
 
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Offline kathy13

Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2014, 09:36 PM »
I would recommend Eagle Elite Series by Rachel Van Dyken
 
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Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2014, 06:59 AM »
I'm loving these recommendations, let me grab my pen ^-^
 
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Offline Haleyjo

Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2014, 01:36 PM »
Skye warren's Dont let go.  Good book.  Bad bad guy.

Last hit and last breath by jessica clare are fantastic.

Roxie rivera also has seduced by the loan shark.

Knight by Kristen ashley is an anti hero but not hitman. 
 
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Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2015, 04:26 AM »
Lilith Saintcrow released one recently, Blood Call  :laugh:
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Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2016, 09:33 PM »
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The closest I could find so far were Jennifer Crusie's Agnes and the Hitman and Anne Stuart's Black Ice, but even in them, heroes were working for some kind of (more or less) good guys. Can you help me find more of the books with gun-happy (anti)heroes, and if they have sense of humor, even better?

Loved Agnes and the Hitman! Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series has a yummy anti-hero; also there's a book from Sandra Brown or Linda Hamilton, I am drawing a blank on the title and author, maybe someone else will remember: Caucasian woman was in South America, her child was snatched and she lost her kidney from being stabbed trying to save him. The hitman / anti-hero in it is pretty hot and helps her on her journey.
 

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Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2017, 10:02 AM »
Spottless Series by Camilla Monk
 

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Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2017, 08:54 PM »
I second Camilla monk's series. Great mix of action, comedy, and romance.
 

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Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2017, 09:17 AM »
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Loved Agnes and the Hitman! Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series has a yummy anti-hero; also there's a book from Sandra Brown or Linda Hamilton, I am drawing a blank on the title and author, maybe someone else will remember: Caucasian woman was in South America, her child was snatched and she lost her kidney from being stabbed trying to save him. The hitman / anti-hero in it is pretty hot and helps her on her journey.

The book is 'Cry No More' by Linda Howard. It is harrowing and the best (IMO) Howard has ever penned.
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Offline Dusty Simon

Re: Can you recommend romances with assassin/hitman for a hero?
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2017, 06:11 PM »
Don't forget Linda Howard's Death Angel!
 

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