Series: Mercy Thompson #4
Published by Penguin on 2009
Number of Pages: 309
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Urban
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As a shapeshifter with some unique talents, ace car mechanic Mercy has had to maintain a tenuous harmony between the human and the not so human within the Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington on more than one occasion. But this time she may be in over her head.
Marsilia, the local Vampire Queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan. Now she's out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from the vampire's direct reprisal by the werewolf pack -- and her close relationship with its sexy Alpha -- it's not Mercy's blood Marsilia is after...
It's her friends'.
I loved that Stefan had a fairly large part in this book. He’s one of my favorite characters in the series. I didn’t like some of what happened to him, but at least some of it wasn’t permanent. I’m really almost hating Marsilia. I totally get why she did what she did, but I don’t like her.
Mercy was raped in the last book, and she’s still working through her issues with that. And with the fact that she has finally done what we all knew she would be doing since book 1: Become Adam’s mate. She tried to push things a little too fast/too soon, but Adam helped keep her grounded and said he would wait until she was actually ready.
I liked Chad. He was an adorable little boy, and I kept imagining Mercy taking him back home with her. Not that she really needs another child in her life, or more complications. But, I liked how they interacted.
I love what a smart-mouth Mercy can be, and there were some really good lines in this book. There also weren’t any slow spots. Something was happening on every page, but some of that was explanations about what was going on in the life of such-and-such a character. That can be slow or boring in other series’, but it was done really well in this book. I didn’t have any moments of wanting to skip ahead because I was bored.
If you haven’t read this series yet, you should. And if you are reading this series, you need to pick up this book.