Thorn Evermore (Immortal Assassins Book 5) by Mia Monroe

Thorn Evermore is a steamy paranormal romance between a hedonistic vampire and his sweet as pie human mate. 5th installment in the Immortal Assassins, this is the turn of the party boy Thorn to meet his fated mate and get his happily ever after.

From the blurb:

Catching feelings? No thanks. Love is a cage and I like my freedom.


They say forty is the new thirty, but maybe that’s for regular people. Not guys like me who spend their days dusting off antiques and fantasizing about mythical beings. After too many breakups, I’ve given up on finding love, but my milestone birthday sent me out looking for a random hookup.

When I saw him, a man so gorgeous he didn’t even seem real, I hoped I wasn’t dreaming. We spent a few amazing hours together, leaving me with memories of an incredible night to keep me warm. Weirdly, Thorn didn’t just want a one night stand. He swept me off my feet like a regular fairy tale. Only he’s no prince. He’s way more exciting than that. A little dangerous too. He’s dropping love bombs left and right, but there’s just something about Thorn that lowers my guard, and I can’t help but fall for him.

When he drops a whole different kind of bomb on me, I discover my fantasies are real. Until him, I didn’t know what love really was, but now that I do, the past is truly history and the future is Thorn Evermore.

Thorn Evermore is book five in the Immortal Assassins series, a contemporary setting, MM romance featuring vampire assassins finding love with their fated mates. Book five contains a hedonistic vampire on the hunt for his latest adventure fix, a shy antique-loving mortal facing an identity crisis, love bombing with good intentions, dirty looks at bad exes, a touch of hurt/comfort, and an eternal soul finding out a fated mate is actually pretty rad.

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's review:

"First, we'll indulge in the flesh. Later, we'll indugle in the blood."

Well peeps the resident playboy vampire of the group is officially tied down and mated.Thorns book wasn't like I expected. I assumed based on his lifestyle and previous thoughts on having a mate that Thorn would fight the pull tooth and nail. Color me surprised when that man went full blown stalker from the get-go over his sweet Kyson.

Kyson was a total sweetheart, but I gotta be honest. Man is naive AF. He totally believed Thorn's lies about how Thorn knew his workplace and home addresses with minimal fuss. For all he knew Thorn could have been a total serial killer! And technically he is! Just because Thorn murders only bad dudes doesn't mean he isn't an assassin who thoughroughly enjoys his work.

These two were also insatiable. I loved how Thorn was so thoughtful, constantly reassuring Kyson of his attraction to help him break out of his shell. Poor Kyson had a bit of a self-esteem issue due to some crappy exes constantly putting him down for things like his weight. I HATE fat shaming. It's such a cruel thing to do to someone and coming from a person who has struggled with their weight, while also being in perfect health, I can relate so much.

This book was pretty low angst and mostly focused on the whirlwind relationship between Thorn and Kyson. It also wasn't as dark as the previous books either. On another note, I'm excited to say we get a few hints as to the mate of the last vampire left to find his forever. YVES!!!! To say I'm looking forward to his book is an understatement. That man has helped each of his family members in one way or another when it came to their mates, all while desperately wishing for his own. All I can say is I hope the man meant for him realizes what a gem he has in Yves.

Sheena's review:

Fated mates, paranormal romance, vampires, assassins and as always, an HEA. This is the 5th instalment in the Immortal Assassins series, and this time it's the turn of the reluctant Thorn to meet his fated mate. Thorn is the ultimate hedonist playboy, partying all through his long existence and never wanting to settle down until he started seeing his brothers all meeting their fated mates, and started feeling a little left out. Enter Kyson, who's going through a mid-life crisis of sorts and the sparks fly between them. I liked Kyson, he's absolutely happy with most of his life, he loves his job and he has great friends, but unfortunately a d-bag ex who also happens to now be his boss.

I loved the meeting between the two, Kyson is stepping out of his comfort zone, wanting a hookup and Thorn is exactly the right person for that job. Their connection is instant, even though Kyson thinks Thorn is out of his league (he's wrong). I honestly thought Thorn would be way more resistant to meeting his fated mate and settling down, but almost right away he's all in, and it actually worked for the story. I loved how he was with Kyson, always telling him he's perfect as he is, even though Kyson suffers low self-esteem. This was such a lovely story, I also liked the sub-plot about the other supes living in the city because that's all going to tie in to the last story, I think. I loved seeing Ky and Thorn fall for each and be exactly what the other needed. It was far more sweet and warm a story than I expected (and that is not a complaint!)

Molly Otto's review:

Well Kyson, you beautiful broken man, I see you, I get you, you are me, as I am you. This beautiful man's insecurities were shown so openly and beautifully that you understood why he felt them, even if really they were just in his head from past partners who didn't understand the treasure he was. Enter Thorn, our hedonist vampire, who sees him for his true beauty from the first encounter. From that moment on, he does everything and anything he can do for Kyson to see his true self.

What another beautiful pairing of fated mates from the Immortal Assassins series. Eacy pairing was formed to make the other better and stronger. Cannot wait to see what Mia has in store for Yves.

Heather's Review:

Once again, we find ourselves with a fated mates situation - although Thorn is pretty clueless about what that actually means...  I absolutely love that these two mates share a love of adventure and pushing boundaries and that Kyson is all in on the relationship!  I love how thoughtful and sweet the relationship makes Thorn and what the connection feels like.  I also love the little hints we get about what Yves has been going through and what might be in store for him in the next book, now that his brothers are settled.

Like the previous stories, the world building and characters drew me in and held my interest from the first word to the last.  I can't believe we're almost at the end of the Immortal Assassins world...

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