Ill Met in Tanivar by Reyna Todd


 When his old flame Asamir comes knocking with a new job, Sinjin knows that the wisest recourse is a slammed door and a hasty retreat to the other side of the kingdom. But then the former djinni says the magic words–anything you want–and how can Sinjin say no when all he has ever wanted is the elusive Asamir?All things worth having come at a price. For Asamir’s job, Sinjin crashes a Duke’s fête, blows more guys than he can
count, befriends a eunuch, and ends up drugged, manacled, and sold into slavery to torture cultists bent on world domination.

It’s a rough night, even for an elf with a yen for perversion. It will take a quick wit and an agile tongue if Sinjin hopes to get himself and Asamir through this job alive, but if he succeeds, he’ll have earned the gratitude of a Queen, the wrath of gods…

And from Asamir, anything he wants.

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After I initially finished reading this book, it was a 4 star read for me.  The reasons why are even though the story was an interesting one, I felt insanely confused about the relationship between the two main characters, Sinjin and Asamir, and I felt like the reason why that was was because I had not read other books about them before starting this one.  However, once I found out that this was the  first book about them that is what dropped the rating down to a 3 star.
Like I mentioned, I did enjoy the premise of the story, it was one that caught my attention and kept me drawn in and wanting to know more. I just wish that there would have been a lot more backstory between Sinjin and Asamir because there were mentions to what had happened to them in the past, but there wasn’t anything else given.
I will say that I would read the next book in the series because it would be interesting to see where things go.