Angel and the Assassin by Fyn Alexander

Title : Angel and the Assassin        Word Count :88,823

Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance

Blurb : Kael Saunders loves to dominate handsome, masculine men like himself. Being in charge is his way of life whether it be in his work with the Secret Intelligence service, his personal life, or in the dungeon. The last thing he expects when he is out on a hit is to fall in love with Angel, a young man desperate for the love and guidance of a Daddy. Yet Angel also has a passion for being spanked and restrained. Two very different men find love in a world of skilled assassins, Bosnian terrorists, and dungeon play.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM theme and content, male/male sexual practices.

My Review : Kael is a very hard , ruthless man at first glance.  Well he would have to be in order to be an assassin for the the government.  He takes care of business in the blink of an eye. He is cold, dominant,  very chiseled, big and sexy with an air of danger.

Angel is a sweet young twink who lives with his mother and his rich abusive stepfather. He is getting ready to flee the coop after his housekeeper  informs him that his mother has run off with her lover. Angel knows there is no way he can stay in the same house with his stepfather who hates him. Angel goes into the kitchen to get a drink after he is done packing; that is when he noticed the shadow, right before Kael sticks his scalpel through his step father’s skull.

When Kael realizes that there is a witness  to his crime, he tracks Angel to the bathroom.  Kael likes what he sees, a tight ass and long legs and Angel’s overall beauty is just what Kael likes. He sees right away that Angel is submissive and he likes how well Angel obeys him. He immediately orders Angel to his knees to service him with a blowjob. Angel is quite adept at it and Kael can’t seem to get enough of it. Kael takes Angel back to the UK with him. He doesn’t have the time for a ‘boy’ , not in his line of work and he knows that he should definitely take care of collateral damage, but there is just something about Angel.

There is a naiveté and an almost childlike quality to Angel’s personality that can be off putting for some, but this actually drew me in . I really liked that about Angel, the juxtaposition between his silliness and Kael’s worldliness makes their relationship work beautifully. Despite the fact that Angel is submissive,  his yearning for a ‘daddy’  who loves him, causes him to test Kael’s patience. It is hard for Kael to assimilate Angel in his orderly life, because Angel being the 18yr old that he is, can be  messy at times. 

It’s quite obvious that Kael’s life is inundated with everything BDSM. He is a full time master who expects to be  obeyed at all times and in everything. He expects Angel to always address him as ‘Sir’. What Angel wants is for Kael to truly be his ‘daddy’, someone who can keep him safe, take care of him,make all decisions and love him unconditionally.  Angel wants to be the best slave for his ‘daddy’ and he tries to put his master’s needs before his own. 

Their relationship is totally focused on the BDSM element , rather than intimacy.  Their sex life is all about lots of pain, orgasm denial, rimming seat , hoods , floggers, cages, forceps and all other torture devices that you can think of. These are all part and parcel of their everyday lives. I didn’t really like this so much, but there is something interesting about this pairing that would make me go back and read the second book in this series.

When Angel overhears Kael telling his friend that Angel is just a temporary amusement,  he withdraws within himself. Kael misses Angel’s affectionate nature and his willfullness. He actually is a little dissapointed with Angel’s obedience. Angel decides to leave Kael and move on to some place where he will be wanted. He is kidnapped by enemies of Kael. Kael didn’t truly appreciate what he had until it was too late. Finally,  he was able to acknowledge to himself how much he truly loved Angel. He moved heaven and earth to get back his angel,  killing a few people along the way. Angel found his ‘daddy’ in Kael. I give this my ratings of 3 – give it a try.  It just might be for you.