Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: A Dangerous Dance
Author: Davidson King
Series: Haven Hart Universe #3
Heroes: Bill & Mace
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 242 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 15, 2018
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Finally working for a man he can trust has given Bill a new purpose. His boss, Christopher Manos, commands respect and absolute loyalty, and Bill has proven himself worthy of a seat at Christopher’s table. Becoming best friends with Christopher’s husband, Snow, has further proven his allegiance and cements a place for him in the Manos family. When Snow’s life is in danger, Christopher places his full trust in Bill to destroy anything and anyone that poses a threat to his husband. But hunting and wiping out the enemy for the safety of everyone Bill cares about means partnering with the one person he has vowed to never see again.
Mace wears a mask of vain cockiness and uses his model good looks to his full advantage. Known to many as Without a Trace Mace, he’s a deadly assassin well known for wiping out whole families and getting away without a trace. With a dangerous past and an unknown future, Mace uses his veil of conceit to keep others at a distance, rarely trusting anyone. When his boss, Black–the one man he trusts above all others—gives him his next assignment, he learns his newest partner is none other than Bill, the man he’d do anything to avoid.
With the safety of the Manos family on the line at the hands of a brilliant maniac, Bill and Mace begrudgingly put their differences aside to ensure Snow, and his loved ones, are protected from harm. With their lives in grave danger and the clock ticking towards zero hour, they navigate deathly perilous situations and uncertain outcomes, hoping they survive long enough to keep the Manos family safe.
Bill and Mace’s traitorous hearts draw them closer together no matter how hard they fight the inevitable. With the lives of their loved ones hanging in the balance, they find themselves in the middle of a dangerous dance. But when the music stops, will they both be left standing?
I’ve absolutely love this series so far and I’e been looking forward to Bill and Mace’s story since they appeared in Hug It Out. I love that they started off with such hatred between them and then realized that there definitely is a fine line between love and hate. I liked that they had to work together to make sure Snow was kept safe. You can really tell how much Snow and Bill have grown close since the first book. It was interesting to see how Bill and Mace worked together, though, and how they brought different perspectives to the situation they were in. I highly enjoyed the teasing between them and how differently they really were. I found it very intriguing that Bill seemed more like the assassin type while Mace was more fun and carefree. I loved them together and just wish we had seen more of that teasing and bantering.
While I enjoyed this one, there was too much sex for my tastes. I felt like whenever Bill and Mace were really about to talk, they’d have sex instead. Add to that, I expected a little more finesse considering Mace is supposed to be a professional assassin but instead, I feel like they did everything imaginable to make things worse and didn’t really think how the consequences would affect others. I get they wanted to get things over with as soon as possible but they ‘claimed’ to also not want to hurt innocents and that’s exactly what they did. And that bugged me a lot.
All in all, though, I really enjoyed this book and love this series. I love Bill and Mace as characters and the push and pull of their relationship. I liked seeing their reactions when they realized there was more between them than animosity. I can’t wait to see who gets their story next in this series!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*