Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs
This is an adult urban fantasy novel (Rated R)
(Five Coyote Hearts)
An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.
Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.
Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.
Oh my, I waited on bated breath for this book. I thought with so much anticipation, it would be let down. I wasn’t. Now no book is perfect. But this was so close to it, I over looked a minor nit or two.
Let me tell you. I’ve been annoyed by several authors and what they’ve done to some of my favorite male characters. I was dismayed when I knew Adam’s ex wife was going to show up in this installment. I don’t want to give anything away, but overall I was pleased with how it was handled. Did I cringe at times? Yes. But it was believable. And that was the most important thing. The other side is how the pack works. And because of that, Mercy and Adam had to behave and react in a certain way in order for them to be respected. That’s all I’m going to say on the subject.
I really loved that we got more Coyote, added to that we met Gary. And where he’s concerned, I only hope we get more of him in the future.
And Samuel. I have a soft spot for him. I’m so glad we get to see him a bit in this book. I miss him dearly.
The plot and action kept moving. We got some “steamy” although, if you read this author, it’s vanilla and watered down, but the point is we see that connection between Mercy and Adam.
There are other characters we learn more about. And revelations that give us an idea where the next book is headed. Stephan??? (<- since I listed, not sure if this is how she spells it)
Anyway, overall, I was pleased and sad it was over so soon. The book came out Tuesday. I finished it the very same day. Now I have to wait another year for the next installment. However, I know it will be worth it.
Lorelei King rocks. I thought it might bother me a bit because she narrates a couple of other popular series that I’ve read recently, but it didn’t. I love Lorelei. She knows how to deliver a line.
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You just made me so happy. I love this series and had the same concerns as you but now I'm relieved and plan to start reading this one tonight! Thank you. :)ReplyDelete