Marquita Valentine has written some fantastic books. When the news about this series first broke a few months ago, I was really excited. Especially since it's a departure from her previous work. I'm so glad I read this and I can't wait to read more! Don't forget to check out today's other blog posts. There's an excerpt for you to enjoy!
Series: The Request #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 6/25/14
Hosted by: Wordsmith Publicity
Roman Smith ~ Shopkeeper by day. Assassin by night.
The undercover Russian contract killer has never turned down an assignment that rids the world of scum. But this … request is the first time his conscience gets the best of him.
Only, he has a good reason—Everly Andrews, the woman who saved him from dying and has no clue who or what he really is. There’s nothing Roman won’t do to keep Everly in the dark, even if it means losing her in the process.
The Request is a three-part series, releasing every month, perfect for the summer!
Part One: The Request – Releases June 25, 2014
Part Two: The Deception – Releases July 30, 2014
Part Three: The Confession – Releases August 27, 2014
This first installment in this new series by Marquita Valentine is a (good) doozy. It's different from her Boys of the South and Holland Springs series, but so good. I felt as if Marquita both simultaneously revealed and concealed information about both Roman, Everly (I love the name!), and the ongoing situation with Roman's occupation.
I learned Roman was a "good" bad guy, Everly was a sweetheart, and Roman's life is beyond complicated. I liked both of them; Roman for trying to keep Everly safe and not being able to stay away from her. Everly was just a sweetheart. I would've loved to know more about Roman's boss and his origins. I ended the book with many more questions than I started out with.
This part ends in somewhat of a cliffhanger. I will admit I was already intrigued by Roman even before I started reading, but now I'm fascinated. I really want to know how Roman is going to keep himself and Everly safe. I also am very eager to know what happens in the next installment with his new "job" assignment. Trust me, you're going to want to read this book. I'm already counting down the days until the next part becomes available.
5- The Request, Part One (ebooks)
About Marquita Valentine
New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.
Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.