I Hired a Hitman – Hitman #8 by Alexis Abbott


An exciting and action filled story filled with suspense and danger.

Mafia based stories have not really interested me but I liked the synopsis for this book so thought I would give it a try.  The main character, Alexei, is former Mafia and has taken to living the quiet life but always keeping his ear to the ground for any sign that his enemies may have tracked him down.  Daisy is a country girl born and bred, living the solitary life since her dad passed away.  But with troubles of her own, she does not know where to turn until her path crosses Alexei’s.  He takes her under his wing and vows to never let any harm come to her.  When both their problems descend, it will take them working together to come out unscathed.

I liked Alexei even if he did seem a bit trigger happy.  I know it is what he knows but his instant solution to a problem is to shoot them.  Daisy takes the fact that he is a hitman for the Russian Mafia extremely well, considering.  I’m not sure I would be so calm. The connection between the couple is sparkling. Although Alexei is an Alpha male he is not out to dominate Daisy.  He wants to care for and protect her but he also wants her to be independent.

Although this is classed as book 8 in the Hitman series it is a standalone and can be read without having first read the others.  It is the first book I have read by this author and I would happily read more.   There is not an over amount of violence and no graphic gory scenes.  If you want a light, sexy, suspense story with a touch of Alpha passion thrown in then you should enjoy this book.


I thought I was out of the life, until I saw her. Daisy, with her peaches and cream skin, and a dark shadow lurking over her shoulders.

That man was going to hurt her.

A thousand miles from the big city and my hitman past, yet I can’t resist pulling the trigger to keep her safe. My reward is her sweet, pure body riding me into the sunset. She stirs up a longing in me that I can’t resist.

But instead of spending our days screwing and enjoying the simple life, my dangerous past comes back to haunt me. To haunt us.

I’ve found something to live for, after all these years.

The mafia is going to learn just how hard I’ll fight for her. 


Author: mandy

I love to Read! Mostly romance (of all types) but I also enjoy murder mysteries, paranormal fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, pretty much anything.

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