Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Review: Mercy by M.N. Forgy

Publication Date: 4/4/2016
Series: Sin City Outlaws #2
Rating: 4 Stars

Official Blurb: 

I fell for a law abiding Sheriff, breaking my vows to my own club, and turning her against her family of blue.
An outlaw and a sheriff, it can only end in one way… Mayhem.
Now we both have to pay the ultimate price for betraying our families.
I swore to kill my brother, his allegiance sworn to another club, if I ever saw him again. 
Yet here I am running to him in hopes to save Jillian’s life…
We both will have to rewrite the rules we know to stay alive.
Even if it means we lose everything we had in doing so…

After Reign ended, I have been patiently counting down the days until Mercy hit my kindle.  As excited as I was when I sat down to read it, I hate to admit it, but I didn’t like Mercy as much as I loved Reign.  Maybe it was the fact that I knew we’d be diving in the Devil’s Dust MC’s relationship with Zeek or maybe I was just not in the right frame of mind when I read this, but it fell a little flat for me in comparison to the action-packed Reign.

Mercy literally picks up right where Reign left off with its huge cliffhanger ending. From there, Jillian battles herself on the feelings she has for Zeek.  Fight as she may, she’s no match for him and the feelings that were there long before his murderous indiscretion. I think that’s where I was kind of lost on the story.  I think maybe the thought of Jillian giving into him so soon kinda of grinded my gears a little bit. Don’t get me wrong, I knew the chances of it happening were like 99.999999%  but I think I would have preferred for her to put up a little more fight or at least, taken a few shots at him. For as sassy and tough as a woman as she is, she didn’t fight as hard as I thought she would have.

Zeek really left me floored at the end of Reign.  Readers knew from the start that he didn’t exactly fall under the redeemed bad boy category, but this really took the cake.  I honestly really like his character’s no holds barred take it or leave it attitude. Well, that and his dirty mouth.  The best part of this book is uncovering more of his broken relationship with Lip and how things are not always what they seem on the surface and well, the sex scenes. 

I know, this sounds like a lot of mixed reviews, but I can’t wrap my head around why I didn’t completely fall head over heels with this book.  The more I think about it there was something missing for me and tying that in with my dislike of Jillian’s failure to fight a little more against her feelings for Zeek really messed with my mind. I will say this book was riddled with angst and left me the driving need to smack Zeek or well, shoot him in a non-life threatening portion of his body.  Judging by the reviews, it may be just me or the frame of mind I was in so I will mark this one as a re-read later to see if my thoughts change. 

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