Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: An Assassin’s Holiday
Author: Dirk Greyson
Series: Sleigh Ride – 2015 Advent Calendar
Heroes: Brick & Robin
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 54 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: Decemember 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Brick Colton has been hired to kill Santa Claus—or at least the kindhearted accountant playing Santa for the kids in an orphanage. Brick grew up in an orphanage himself, but that isn’t the only thing bothering him about the contract on Robin Marvington’s life. The details don’t add up, and it’s looking more and more like someone has set Robin up. As Brick investigates, Robin brings some much-needed cheer into his life, the light in Robin’s soul reaching something in Brick’s dark one. But all of that will end if they can’t find the person who wants Robin dead.
When Brick’s hired to kill an accountant, he doesn’t think much of it until he sees the man be Santa for a bunch of orphans. Now there’s no way he can kill Santa so instead he decides to stop the man who wants Robin killed so there’s no threat to Robin’s life in the future. Unfortunately, he didn’t expect Robin to get under his skin so much or Robin’s determination to put a little cheer in Brick’s holiday.
This was a really enjoyable, feel good story. I liked that Brick had an attack of conscious when it came to Robin. It was interesting to see how much they had in common with their backgrounds but how differently they ended up. As individuals, I liked that they were such opposites but at the same time, I found the fact that Brick wasn’t really… scary, a little disappointing. I wanted to see Brick more of a hardass and stealthy but he really wasn’t either of those. I also found the way he told Robin who he was and why he was there too easy and awkward.
In the end, this was still a nice little story. I enjoyed Brick and Robin and seeing them explore their fledgling relationship and I adored the way it ended. If you’re looking for something short, sweet and bound to give you a little smile, give this one a go!
Overall Impression: I liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*