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Review – Final Protocol by JC Daniels

Final Protocol
Publisher: Samhain
Publish Date: Out Now
How I got this book: eARC from Publisher
Reviewer: MinnChica

Tip #1: Don’t get on her bad side. Tip #2: There’s no good side.
Her name is Silence. If she was ever known by any other name, she doesn’t remember.
She is a killer. If she was ever anything else, she doesn’t remember.
She has an owner. If she was ever free…well, that she does remember. She was free and then somebody gave her to a madman to pay a debt that wasn’t hers. She’s his toy, his pet…and his trained killer. She kills at his whim or she dies.
She has a target. Her so-called owner…the man who makes her life a living hell. If she could kill anybody in the universe, it would be him. But he holds her life in his hands.
And she has a wish—to find a man she barely remembers. A man she knows she once loved. The man who betrayed her and stole away her freedom.
With one final target between her and the tantalizing promise of freedom, she moves in for the kill. There’s one problem. There’s something strangely familiar about her mark. Something that echoes in the void where love used to live.
Warning: One woman with a mission, one evil bastard who lies as often as he breathes, and a man who’ll stop at nothing to find what he lost. Be warned…some questionable consent lies within.
*Blurb from Goodreads*

I love Daniels writing, so when I saw she was starting a new series that was Sci-Fi romance based, I jumped on the chance to review it.

Silence has been an assassin for as long as she can remember. In fact, it’s all she remembers. When her handler tells her that if she completes one last job, she can have her freedom, Silence jumps at the chance to escape the life she hates more than anything. But once she finds her target, Silence questions everything she thinks she knows about her previous life, and what exactly she can do to move forward, as a free woman.

For me, this book felt a little like an extended prequel. Daniels set the stage for an amazing series, with a really intense direction, but I felt like this book set the stage for the crux of the series. I felt like the book ended exactly where Silence’s real journey to freedom starts. She now has every opportunity to live free, discover her past, and take revenge on the man who held her captive for so many years. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

I also like the way Daniels set up the romance. Since Silence has lost most of her memories, we aren’t really too sure what is real, what is her dreams, and what are fragments of actual memory. I loved the way she reacted to Orion, and the way he reacted to her. Their time together was so short, and yet had such a powerful impact that I know their love story was and will continue to be epic. Again, I can’t wait to see what happens with them next.

All in all I really liked this story, and I think it sets up the rest of this series in a way that has been jonesing for the next book already. While I wish it wouldn’t have ended, it was a strong begining to what is sure to be another hit from Daniels.
I give Final Protocol a B

By MinnChica

MinnChica can usually be found with her nose in a book (or nook), and can ALWAYS find a few minutes to read: stuck at a red light, sitting in the doctors office, on her lunch break. She's so addicted to reading that her family frequently threatens to host an intervention. Currently MinnChica is devouring every romance book she can get her hands on, especially ones that feature 'friends to lovers' stories. Some of her favorite authors currently are Ilona Andrews, Jill Myles, Meljean Brook, Nalini Singh and Susan Mallery.

One reply on “Review – Final Protocol by JC Daniels”

I doubt anyone will see this, this long after the review, but I recently read this, and it may be the last time I read anything by this author. Basically, the villain has a very distinctively Jewish name, and it’s both the first and last time that there’s anyone Jewish left in this universe. I felt slapped in the face.

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