Author: Debra Anastasia
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 21, 2017
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.
This book… let me count the ways… I was hooked by this badass romance from the first page until the last. I didn’t want it to end. If I had a guilty pleasure it was this.
I LOVE a broken man. And Mercy/Nix was that broken man. He had a shit life growing up, but a totally selfless heart. And I was sold!!! Selflessness is my weakness and he’s broken too…
Everything he did was for the people he cared about at the expense of himself. Our girl, the one he’s mad for has similar qualities. I love that she knew what she wanted from a man and wasn’t afraid to wait for it.
The writing flowed on every page. And yes, Debra’s humor was sprinkled in. There were small parts had any other author written it, I might have rolled my eyes. But it worked in this context.
It had the Poughkeepsie feel with a brotherhood that I can totally respect. It had that danger element too along with consuming love.
I’m not a re-reader though I wish I were. I would read this again and again, because I haven’t read anything this good in contemporary romance in a long time.
I can’t say enough good things about this book. I LOVED IT! *shouty caps. More please!!! And I look forward to Animal’s book. Though I wonder how she could top this.
My book boyfriend is NIX obviously.
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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