The Request Series, a sexy, thrilling romantic contemporary romance trilogy from NY Times Bestselling Author Marquita Valentine.
The Request, Book 1: Meet 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… until his latest job targets an innocent man. Refusing is not an option, because of Everly Andrews, the sexy southern belle who saved him from dying. She’s completely unaware of his double life, but has been marked as next on the kill list should he fail. Only, what The Bratva doesn’t know–there’s nothing Roman won’t do to keep Everly safe.
The Deception, Book 2: Drugged and deposited in a hotel in Prague, Roman must be on guard at all times in order to protect his lover, Everly Andrews, but the countdown has begun, and it won’t stop until his next target, or Everly, is terminated.Can Roman protect Everly until he can eliminate the threat to her life?
The Confession, Book 3: Left for dead, Roman’s cover has been blown. Worse, Everly is in Viktor’s evil clutches, yet believes Roman to be the bad guy. Roman can’t trust anyone, not even his cousin, Benjamin, who he must team up with to rescue Everly. Will Roman get there in time to save her, or will Everly be another casualty of a family grab for power in the Bratva?
The Confession- Roman must save Everly from his former mentor Viktor before he kills her… or worse, but he must find a way to get to her. His cousin Ben stands in his way. Or so he thinks.
“I’d rather not,” I say softly. “You have two choices, Ben. Kill me before I kill you, or we work together.”
Ben sets down his knife and pulls out his gun, checking the chamber. He points it in my direction, straight at my heart. Angling the gun a fraction of an inch higher, he cocks his head to one side and pulls the trigger. A bullet embeds itself into the headboard behind me.
I don’t move, I don’t blink. I don’t fucking breathe. This isn’t the first time I’ve been tested like this.
“Whoops,” he says. Lowering his arm, he puts the gun in his holster and lets his coat fall back into place. “You’re going to have to trust me, cuz. What I say goes. Can you do that?”
The Request Series, in Five Words
Sexy: The chemistry between Roman and Everly is off the charts. He’s burning for her, and has been for months!
Thrilling: I kill off a main character in the second installment. Enough said. 😉
Fast-paced: Spain, Germany, France, Morocco, and North Carolina (yep, you read that correctly)- to name a few locations- by train, by car, by private jet, or running on foot away from a mansion on the verge of collapse. Roman is on the run the entire time.
Suspenseful: Roman never knows who is completely on his side, or who wants him dead.
Hot: Well… when Roman finally gets his hands on Everly, like he’s been wanting to do for months… make sure you have a fan or some ice on hand.
Getting to Know Roman and Everly
Roman is a great romantic hero because not only is protective, he’s willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good. And for him the greater good is Everly Andrew’s safety. He’s also very observant, using his assassin training to do very sweet things for Everly—like always have her favorite hot chocolate and flavor of jelly beans on hand whenever she visits his book shop. Finally, the hallmark of a great romantic hero is that he’s a unselfish lover, taking care of Everly’s pleasure first. It gives him pleasure to satisfy her. <G>
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.