Series: PSI-Ops / Immortal Ops #1
Published by The Raven Books on 3rd March 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense
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Paranormal Security and Intelligence Operative Duke Marlow has a new mission: find, interrogate and possibly eliminate the target—Mercy Deluca. He knows looks can be deceiving, but it's hard to believe the beautifully quirky woman running around in a superhero t-shirt is a viable threat. The sexy little biomedical engineer quickly proves she is more than he bargained for and Intel has it all wrong—she’s not the enemy. Far from it. Intel also forgot to mention one vital piece of information—she’s Duke’s mate. This immortal alpha werewolf doesn’t take kindly to her being in danger.
When Mercy accepted a position within The Corporation she thought it was to help cure disease and to make a difference for mankind. She had no idea what her new career path truly entailed—monsters masquerading under the guise of scientific research. Unable to stomach the atrocities she’s uncovered, she reaches out through what she hopes is the proper channels, asking for help. Mercy gets more than she bargains for when a team of paranormal hotties shows up on her doorstep ready to take down The Corporation. One in particular seems to be able to get under skin, both aggravating her and exciting her in ways she can’t explain.
Reviewed by Shannon
*I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
I was asked to read this book back in October. I know I’m a terrible blogger. In my defense I read the book when I got it but then got sick. And when I got sick I stopped reading and doing my blogging duties for the rest of the year unless I absolutely needed to. Now, if any of you are wondering I’m better now so I can resume my blogging duties and get back to being the obsessive reader and blogger I used to be. With that said, I feel terrible that I’ve let this review be pushed back for so many months now because it truly was a good book!
When I was sent a request for this book, I was immediately intrigued with the romance and supernatural element. Since I started reading for fun way back in my preteen years I have always been a fan of supernatural books. But I always limited it to young adult because I could never find adult books I liked with paranormal. In recent years with the help of Goodreads and Facebook I have been able to find a lot of adult paranormal books. A few I have liked…most I haven’t. Most books I have read always seemed to fall either heavy on the romance or heavy on the supernatural. It was very rare for me to find that perfect balance. Enter Act of Mercy…
Let me start by saying that Act of Mercy is book one in the PSI-Ops series and takes place in the Immortal Ops world that was established in the Immortal Ops series. With that said, I did not read any of the books in the Immortal Ops series and I wasn’t confused or felt like I missed something. It probably would have helped with knowing who some of the other characters were if I read the other series but I was still able to enjoy Act of Mercy. Now, I may go back and read the other series since I enjoyed this book so much.
One of my favorite things about supernatural books is that the men can act like overbearing, alpha males and it can be explained because they are so and so creature. And that is Duke in a nutshell. He is a werewolf and a big alpha one at that. Plus he hates technology which I just loved and laughed at repeatedly. His intro to our heroine, Mercy was hilarious. The book as a whole was a rescue mission and was pretty fast paced. No real lulls in the action and story which I loved. Definitely kept me reading and before I knew it the story was over.
I really enjoyed this book. Duke and Mercy were hot together…when they finally got to meet and I loved Duke’s reaction to Mercy. Oh how this alpha male amused me haha. The story was good as well. Loved the action and how it kept me on the edge of my seat. I very much enjoyed this world and the characters in it. The only negative I will say was that I felt like there should have been a little more to the ending but it could also be that I was enjoying it so much that I would have enjoyed more of it. Not really a negative but as a whole this book was fun and hot. Definitely a must read for paranormal romance fans!