Review: A Spy to Die For by Kris DeLake

Posted July 18, 2013 by Nima in 3 stars, Rating B, Romance, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction Tags: , , ,

A Spy to Die For
Author: Kris DeLake  
Release Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Assassins Guild Series #2
ISBN: #978-1402262852
Genre: Sci-fi Romance
Format(s): Paperback (320 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher
About the book:
Jack Hunter is a double agent. Skye Jones is a pirate…or is that just a cover? One thing is for sure—neither of them are competent assassins. Thrown together on the Krell space station during an important Assassins Guild meeting, each is determined to get to the truth and prevent catastrophe. But when Jack and Skye are matched against two master killers, they find themselves caught in the crosshairs between their willingness to trust each other and the undeniable attraction coursing through them. Both knows that a long-term relationship is tough in their profession, but the chemistry they’ve got is too good to deny. Now all they have to do is stay alive.
What Nimas talking about:
Kris DeLake is one of multiple pen names for multi-genre author Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Although it is the second book in the Assassins Guild Series, it does stand on its own as a single book read.
I felt the plot of A Spy to Die For was very weak.  There is a single plot line which has a few periphery characters coming in and out of it, but we never leave the point of view of its two main characters, Sky and Jack.  They are rival spies and they must decide if they should trust each other or not to survive and thwart and assassination plot. I wish I could say there were no spoilers there, but that’s the entire book in a nut shell. I wish there was more to review.
In lieu of the drama that could have been created by subplots, we get more sex.  Was the sex good? Sure.  Sweaty, playful, not overly graphic.  Female-friendly.  Overall, it is good—not bad, not great.  It makes for a quick poolside read, but it was easy to put down and pick up again as was convenient.  I was never compelled to get to the end or had to work at remembering where I was in the story.
Nimas Rating:
Liked it, but I had some issues (B)

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One response to “Review: A Spy to Die For by Kris DeLake

  1. I like the fact that it was easy for you to put down and pick up so easily. I’ll have to pass on this book though, I have so many other books on my TBR list that I’d want to read before ever considering this one. 🙁 I appreciate the honest review.