Final Day by Megan Erickson
Series: Wired & Dangerous #2.5
Published: October 16, 2018 by Forever
Genre: LGBTQ+ Suspense Romance
When his boyfriend is murdered, Erick Lee makes it his life’s mission to hunt down the killer. The question is, how far is he willing to go to catch him?
Erick has been asked to team up by a dangerously captivating hitman who has reasons of his own to want this man dead. But can he trust another killer? And do two wrongs ever make a right?
Everett “Tarr” Hawk isn’t just some lethal hitman. He has his own code of honor. With Erick and Tarr facing a common enemy, it’s only by combining forces that they’ll survive. But Tarr’s code doesn’t include a fierce attraction for someone he’s sworn to defend with his life. Because in Tarr’s world, every night presents a new danger . . . and listening to his own heart could get them both killed.
I have to say that Final Day didn’t really feel like it fit with the tone of the previous books in this series which are very dark and emotional. Instead, this felt a bit more comical and not necessarily in a good way. I enjoyed Erick’s humor but it often felt misplaced and made the book more humorous then serious which was an odd combination considering the plot. Erick is relatively inexperienced and has only had one previous boyfriend who he loved and planned to marry but Flynn was tragically murdered after he exposed his company’s unethical practices. While I didn’t want Erick to be drowning in his grief, I was also surprised by how caviler he was toward’s Flynn’s death which was only a few months before. In the previous books, Erick was still struggling with his grief and anger over losing the love of his life and this was like a totally different character.
A series of unfortunate events has led Tarr to his life as a hit man and he believes it’s all he can ever be. When he saves Erick he knows it’ll cause him trouble but he never expected to be so attracted to the hacker. Tarr doesn’t know how to handle a relationship with someone who despises what he does for a living and I really felt the despair and loneliness that Tarr experiences. It’s a lot of insta-love between Erick and Tarr and while this didn’t really bother me I also wanted something deeper in their relationship. Overall, I’ve been fairly neutral toward this series and I just haven’t connected the way I was hoping I would.
3 stars – it was good
ARC provided by NetGalley for honest review
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