Also in this series: Claimed, Provoked, Marked, Shadowed, Vampire's Faith
Series: Dark Protectors #9
Published by Lyrical Press on January 22, 2019
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Fae, Demons, Vampires
Duty meets desire . . . Mercy O’Malley hates killing people. So when she’s assigned to take out Vampire-Demon Logan Kyllwood, she lures him to a seedy bar in Scotland, then decides to kidnap him instead. How can she cold-bloodedly end all that heat, those green eyes, that ripped body? Unfortunately for Mercy, attempted murder and kidnapping are just foreplay for the Kyllwood brothers. Logan may be the youngest of the bunch, but death and violence are already a way of life. Now he’s ready to complete a painful, terrifying ritual to become one of the Seven, dedicated to protecting this world from the most dangerous evil it’s ever known. But first he has to deal with a blackmailing Fey, a ransom demand and his own pounding need for the last female he ever should have fallen for . . .
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
Demon’s Mercy is a delightful story that takes us down a road of continuation into these Dark Protectors. I have to say at first when I first learned that this author had continued this series when I had thought initially it was over, I was suspicious and wary to say the least but somehow this book really won me over with this world building that she has beautifully crafted here. I have always been such a solid fan of her work and she has done splendidly in penning this continuation and it has me more excited than ever to see what road she takes us down. I have a feeling it will definitely be packed with so many thrills and adventures and I am eager to see it happen.
In Demon’s Mercy we have our hero, Logan Kellywood who is drawn into a trap by a magnetic woman and fairie ….Mercy. Mercy is fae and has unique powers and she is sent on a mission to kill Logan, but she has no desire to do so. What she wants first and foremost is to convince him and his brothers not to bond the seven together, she is making an effort to protect her people. But taking down Logan is no easy feat and before long she is drawn into a battle of wills with him …and this battle will take them across dimensions and lands and unite them in passion and a mating bond. But their road to their HEA is no easy one, and their loyalty and love will be tested in the worst of ways but can Mercy find her balance between her people and the demon she would fight for?
Demon’s Mercy is such a brilliant story and it packed quite a punch and it definitely is the type of story one can easily read in one sitting for sure. Of course, going into this story I had such faith in the talent of Rebecca Zanetti and it thrills me to say what a joy it is to immerse one self into the pleasure of reading one of her treasures and “Demon’s Mercy” is no different from that. I really was captivated by the tropes that come into play in this story. I am not always a fan of enemies to lovers and kidnapping themes (and let me tell you both parties take part in kidnapping each other) but Zanetti really worked her magic in this one.
It wasn’t a kiss. She didn’t have a word for what it was. His lips took hers with a fierceness that surpassed the storm whipping around them. Deep and hard and pissed, he took her over. Absolutely. There was a rawness to his kiss, a sheer fury, that should’ve frightened her. But the deeper he went, the more she wanted. She kissed him back, trying to follow, finally letting him take what he wanted. And he wanted everything
Demon’s Mercy is a story of two people that are mortal enemies, and there is a fight on their hands to stay together. We see how split they are in how they view each other, they know being together is impossible but somehow they keep trying to find a way to work around that. They are both fierce fighters both at each other and also in protecting one another. Even though the heroine isn’t “battle ready” she is a fighter and has her own will to fight and defend her man and I love seeing that strength rise within her. The hero has so much on his plate, but he is a defender and protector and boy did this man have me swooning. He is delectable in every way. I am really intrigued to see where the plot thickens here for the series and I can’t wait to delve into the next book and see where this author takes us to.
Overall this is a stunning addition to a action packed series that takes us on a ride of passion, thrills, strong building plot and a love worth battling for!