Assassin's Gambit by Amy Raby
The Hearts and Thrones Series

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...this was a good illustration of how damaged individuals can find strength in each other.
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Vitala Salonius, champion of the warlike game of Caturanga, is as deadly as she is beautiful. She’s a trained assassin for the resistance, and her true play is for ultimate power. Using her charm and wit, she plans to seduce her way into the emperor’s bed and deal him one final, fatal blow, sparking a battle of succession that could change the face of the empire.
 
As the ruler of a country on the brink of war and the son of a deposed emperor, Lucien must constantly be wary of an attempt on his life. But he’s drawn to the stunning Caturanga player visiting the palace. Vitala may be able to distract him from his woes for a while—and fulfill other needs, as well.
 
Lucien’s quick mind and considerable skills awaken unexpected desires in Vitala, weakening her resolve to finish her mission. An assassin cannot fall for her prey, but Vitala’s gut is telling her to protect this sexy, sensitive man. Now she must decide where her heart and loyalties lie and navigate the dangerous war of politics before her gambit causes her to lose both Lucien and her heart for good.…

 

About Amy Raby

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Amy Raby is literally a product of the U.S. space program, since her parents met working for NASA on the Apollo missions. After earning her bachelor's in Computer Science from the University of Washington, Amy settled in the Pacific Northwest with her family, where she's always looking for life's next adventure, whether it's capsizing tiny sailboats in Lake Washington or riding dressage horses. Amy is a 2011 Golden Heart® finalist and a 2012 Daphne du Maurier winner. Assassin's Gambit is her debut novel.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by Signet. 400 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Above average
Reviewed by Janine on Mar 31 2014

There is so much going on in this book and it’s hard to discuss it all, but I thought one of the most interesting aspects of the book was the dynamic between the characters...For a debut this book is strong. It kept me turning the pages and was hard to put down.

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Good
Reviewed by Amy on May 02 2013

...this was a good illustration of how damaged individuals can find strength in each other.

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