Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Dirty Ross
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Series: Assassin-Shifter #22
Heroes: Ross Collins and Cole Ryker
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 282 pages
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Cole Ryker has been a man on a mission since the second he laid eyes on tall, dark and dirty-talking Ross Collins. That mission? To get the macho Delta Force soldier into his bed and out of his head, putting an end to his obsession. When Ross finally agrees to a date, Cole is overjoyed – and, frankly, rather surprised. Ross is like no man he’s ever met. When one date leads to another and another, the men struggle to sort out their feelings.
Ross Collins is in full command of everything in his life. When Cole Ryker hits on him – and keeps hitting on him – something in Ross is drawn to the confident firefighter and the uncertainty that comes with letting someone else take the lead. Time with Cole is intoxicating, unlike anything Ross could have imagined. He’s falling fast and Cole is right there with him.
But everyone has secrets, don’t they? Ross is hiding the fact that he’s a werewolf, and Cole is terrified his own past relationship will ruin any chance he has of finding happiness with Ross. There’s also the matter of a man from Ross’ past who’s pretty determined to stake his own claim on the soldier.
Truths explode as quickly and terrifying as a five-alarm fire, putting relationships in jeopardy and loved ones in danger. Is there an escape or will their love turn to ashes?
I was excited when I first got this book but almost immediately I was starting to get lost with all the names. It is so hard to remember that many characters after 22 books in the series, and I was beginning to become overwhelmed and almost gave up,
BUT I AM SO GLAD I STUCK WITH IT!!!
It took a bit, but once I was firmly entrenched back in this world it all came back to me and I was thoroughly enjoying myself. I think it helps when I get more Nikolai, Vince, Andrei, Devin and the rest of the Skullblasters. They really are extremely hot, extremely funny, and I loved watching the changes that occurred in this installment…especially the Devin and Andrei shocker. WOWZA
Anyhoo, back to Ross, potty mouth “Dirty Ross”, oh man does he ever have some doozies come flying out of his mouth…so naughty. But seriously, what do you expect from a Special Forces guy, and it fits him anyway. And Cole…he really surprised me…did not expect him to have the past that he had and that really sucked for him…sniff sniff
BUT… then Cole blows it and goes and turns into big A-hole. So typical that the bully turns into the bully, or in his case, the closed minded numb-nuts. He was so mean, and I loved when his brother sided with Ross and walked out on him. He deserved it. Hoorah
But alas, he redeems himself after he realized what has been surrounding him for the last few years…kinda hard for the human to compete with a bunch of werewolves. But back to the story, yes it took a little while to wrap my mind around all the names and place them in their special part of the story but I did it and it was so good and I’m again waiting to see what happens next.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*