Who’s more dangerous – a stripper, an assassin, or a serial killer?
The Stripper Ripper is stalking the streets of New York City, preying on male strippers, and the press is making mincemeat of a helpless police force.
In desperation, the police refer the serial killer’s case to the Slayers, a team of enhanced, undercover super soldiers. The commander of the Slayers puts his team on the streets to watch over the Ripper’s favorite targets.
One of these targets is Micah, a twink stripper and a desirable sub. Micah’s baby sitter is one of the newest members of the Slayers, Sorren, as cold-blooded an assassin as they come, and the last person you’d expect to harbor feelings for his charge.
True to form, Sorren is as surprised as anyone at his new infatuation, but Micah is hiding something. Will Micah learn to trust his protector, or is he destined to be the next victim on the Stripper Ripper’s list?
Assassins are real and on the streets of New York! Believe it or not they are the good guys, they are hunting a serial killer. The Stripper Ripper is alive and well and he is on the hunt for strippers that look like twinks.
Meet “The Snake” Micah to his friends, a stripper who is just doing a job. Not playing with customers or working as a hooked. He is morning the loss of his Dom, who recently died in a sex related act. Micah is the dancer and does his job, but inside he is missing the touch of his Dom. He has noticed that he has been followed for about 6 weeks. He is worried but just thinks it is an over anxious fan.
Sorren the newest member of the slayers, a cold blooded assassin, is charged with keeping an eye on Micah. Sorren, who has no feelings, is surprised to develop feelings toward Micah. After Micah is attacked by the stalker, Sorren gives him his blood to save him. Knowing that the nanites can work miracles. As he watches to see if it will save Micah life, the emotional bond between them grows stronger.
They work on identifying the slayer, Micah struggles to understand the changes his body is going through. He suddenly feels this overwhelming emotional closeness to a man he just met and doesn’t really know. The stress and fear from. Witnessing the murder of his best friend in his arms, yet now that feels distant. He finds out his home has been ransacked and the doorman left murdered inside. You are along for this ride with him, the nanites are giving him the distance to look at the scene with some level of calm.
Sorren also being a Dom helps to give him a release, a brake from reality. Micah is finally able to bring everything together in his mind that when he sees a picture of the Stripper Ripper he is able to recognize him. Read it to see what happens next.
This is a good book. It is the second book in the series, but can be read as a standalone. Micah had me from the beginning, I felt drawn in by him and the emotions he seemed to bleed out. Every time something happened to him, it made me just want to hold my breath and see how he would deal with it. He never gave up, just found a way to keep going. Growing in strength and character throughout the book.