Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Charmer by C.J. Archer [Review]

The Charmer by C.J. Archer
The Charmer (Assassins Guild #1) by C.J. Archer
Format: ebook
Source: free Kindle download 8/26/14
Date read: August 29, 2014

Assassins Guild
1. The Charmer - Paperback | Kindle
2. The Rebel
3. The Saint
4. The Sinner

C.J. Archer
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
He was the last man she needed, but the only one she wanted.

Orlando Holt has never assassinated a woman before. The lovely, feisty Lady Lynden will be his first. She's supposed to be a vicious murderess, but when Orlando begins to have doubts, he sets out to discover the identity of the person who hired him. What he learns will turn his world upside down, and propel him headlong into love with a woman who's immune to his charms.

Twice widowed by the age of twenty-four, Lady Susanna Lynden has had enough of charming men. Her last husband knew all the right things to say to get her to the marriage bed…then made her life miserable. Money may be scarce and her house falling down around her, but the exotic fruit from her orange trees will keep poverty away. Except someone is thwarting her at every turn. Someone who may even want her dead.
Thoughts on The Charmer: This might be a weird thing to say, but I can totally see Orlando as a good-guy vampire assassin. Like, he's charming and upbeat and yet he has this hidden darker side. One that likes to spill a little blood.

Yeah, it's weird, isn't it? It really has no bearing on the story, either. I just thought I'd share.

Anyway. Orlando and Susanna. She'd heartsore. He's a... well, a charmer. He lies with ease and insinuates himself into her life, all why trying to figure out if the charges against her are true. With her past, she's wary of allowing anyone into her inner sanctum (and I don't mean that in a dirty way) and she's determined to find a way to make it on her own.

Naturally, the two end up with some fierce attraction between them. Because an assassin and a maybe-murderess can't take the easy path.

Entertaining with a touch of mystery as Orlando works on unraveling why someone would want Susanna dead. I'm intrigued by the other members of the Guild and how they're going to end up with their ladies. Because watching strong men fall is my weakness.


  1. You know Spike and Damon, right ? No goody-good vampires but we love them anyway ;) You made me want to read this, thanks for sharing !

    1. Silly me, I wanted to add it to my wish-list, but I've already got it lol ! Moving it up my to-read list ;)

    2. I DO KNOW THOSE TWO! And they're at the top of my snarky vamps list! LOL! Sadly, this book lacked vampire assassins, but it did have a hunky man who found what he wanted and went for it!