Review: Bad Habits (Wages of Sin #1) by Onley James & Neve Wilder

This book is another recent binge-read that I enjoyed every moment of. Everything about it should have been ridiculous, but all the characters wormed their way under my skin until I had to see what happens next. The plot is delightfully twisty, requiring both an assassin and hacker’s skills to solve, and even when things get dark, it’s clear that everything will turn out okay as long as Jonah and Caspian continue to work together.

That being said, the road between Jonah and Caspian is rocky and full of loaded history. The flashbacks that give us a glimpse into that history are useful and poignant without ever dragging down the current plot. Each character leans into a bit of the stereotype of their professions, but never to the point of being caricatures.

The relationship between the two men is never typical, but their interactions are always laden with potential, and the sexy bits are hot while never feeling gratuitous. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series, and I’ve already picked out books I’d like to read by each of the authors, and I can never find higher praise than that.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

Published by J.L. Gribble

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