"Noel" is the second of the Council's Assassins series. Those wanting to start with the first book get "Spring Fever"...the collection. In that book you get the meeting of Noel and Roark. "Noel" takes place some years later and Noel and Roark are thrown together when Noel's life is threatened.
I liked the storyline a lot and it was a pleasure that they finally got the Happily Ever After I was hoping they would have. Along the way they get a few twists and turns on the road to happiness. I liked the passion and the heat between Noel and Roark. It made for a really good love story with a dash of a thriller added in to make it a book worth picking up and reading again and again.
Catherine Lievens does it again and I hope to read more of this series.
Sometimes we don’t see ourselves as clearly as we think.
Noel has spent the past seventeen years focusing first on his studies, then on his job as a lawyer, but the man he had a one-night stand with never left his mind—or his heart. He doesn’t know what it was about Roark, but he’s never been able to forget him, and he’s stopped trying. Instead, he works with the council to help shifters who can’t afford a lawyer. When he receives threats that have to do with the murder case he accepted, he calls Kameron Rhett from the council, who then calls the council’s best-hidden secret—the assassins.
Roark has been a council assassin since he was freed from the lab he spent years in. It’s the only place he fits in, with the other assassins, the people who share a trait with him—all of them have been genetically modified. Roark hates his ability to manipulate minds, and when he realizes the man he’s supposed to protect is the mate he thought long lost, he tries to get out of it.
But Noel is stubborn and headstrong, and he won’t take no for an answer. Between him and Roark’s bear, Roark doesn’t have a choice, and the more time he spends with Noel, the more he falls for him. Will he be able to save his mate from the man after him? And if he does, will he manage to allow himself the happiness he’s been longing for?