3 Inked CROWNS
This is a hard review for me to write. I have always enjoyed Debra Anastasia’s work whether it be romantic comedy or more angsty, so I was particularly excited for a darker story from her. Mercy, however fell flat for me, and I’m not really sure why. I just didn’t seem to connect to the story or the characters in it.
Mercy is an incredibly unique character, and not because he is broken, but for his reaction to his brokenness. He is protective and incredibly lethal, and yet, readers will hurt for him and what him to find that piece of happiness. I like him as a hero, and I fully support the choices he makes throughout the book.
Because is a heroine a enjoy. She brings a new meaning to the words fierce and loyal. She is willing to fight, literally, for anyone that has her affection. Even though she is incredibly strong, there is still an evolutionary component to her character.
The story is where I begin to lose interest, and I can’t really pinpoint why that is. The pacing for me was slow. I found myself putting the book down and walking away to do other things. I just couldn’t keep myself engaged in the story, and it is completely personal. There is no plot flaw, no lack of chemistry between the two, and no lack of suspense. It just didn’t click for me this time around.
Even though Mercy didn’t hit the mark for me this time, I will still continue to be a fan of this author. Her varied tropes and storylines keep me coming back for more.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
He taught me to kill. Murder is in my blood now. It runs through my veins and though I hide the monster I see in the mirror with ink, it doesn’t keep him from coming out.
My street name is Mercy, but I never show any. Except for her. I watch Becca, though she doesn’t know. She saved me a long time ago; the day my father killed my mother. Her bravery turned her into a target.
My father holds a grudge and knife with the same proficiency, and Becca is the focus of his hatred. And I’m the only monster who can save her.
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About the Author:
Debra Anastasia likes to write from her heart, her soul or her butt. The genres she dabbles in are examples of that. There are two paranormal romances in the Seraphim Series and now four contemporary romances in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series and a stand alone in the same genre, Mercy. Fire Down Below and Fire in the Hole, Booty Camp Dating Service and Beast complete her comedy repertoire. The Revenger, a dark paranormal romance, is finally in the light, and the last, a novella called Late Night with Andres, is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research.
Debra lives in Maryland with her two kids, husband of twenty years and two dogs. The king of the house is clearly the tuxedo cat that is the size of a small donkey. Find about her latest adventures on DebraAnastasia.com