Saturday, 4 April 2015

Review: Let Mercy Come by Zee Monodee #RomanticSuspense

The Blurb
Let Mercy Come
...and wash away our sins...

A woman on the run
Valeriya Morozova has managed to carve out a do-over for herself away from the clutches of the Corpus agency. The one formerly known as Anastasiya still lives on the edge, paranoid anyone will bust her secret and turn her in. Agency leaders believe her to be at the heart of the failed mutinous plot to overtake command, and the price of that betrayal—never mind that she is innocent—will be her life, paid in blood.

A man who’s always followed orders
In his decades inside the Corpus agency, case officer and former super-spy Graeme Whitman—aka Scott—has always paid heed to rules and obeyed all his orders. When he is chosen to bring the traitor Anastasiya back into the fold, Scott knows it will be just one job he will successfully complete. After all, doing the right thing is atonement for your past mistakes, right?

Secrets running deep
Scott has secrets; who doesn’t? But he isn’t prepared for the full cupboard of skeletons Anastasiya carries with her...starting with the reason why she ran away from the agency. The more he digs, the less he is certain of, until he comes to ask himself why everyone has falsely painted her as a hard-hearted sociopath. 

But is Anastasiya a victim, or a skilful manipulator? When her past collides with her present, the future as both she and Scott conceived it shatters. They’ve answered the call of duty all their lives—will they have to make the ultimate sacrifice in the name of love?

My review
The best way for me to describe this book is ‘balanced’. Action, interwoven with romance, countered with intrigue, set off with a bit of psychotic, and yet stabilized with some comedy and cuteness. It read like a movie, with the scenes so descriptive that I saw them in my mind’s eye.

The moment I met Valeriya in Book 2 of the Corpus Brides, I wanted to read her story. Imagine my surprise when I learned she had one. And yet I wondered how a medical doctor’s book could prove intriguing. After all she wasn’t in the field. I needn’t have worried because Ms. Monodee made it happen with twists, turns, and action that kept me on my toes.

I wanted Scott, the hot green eyed man who had a role in all three of the books, for myself, but Valeriya was a great choice for him, too. He’s one of those quintessential, get it done, kind of guys who knows how to give his heart to a woman. A beautiful love story that kept me wondering if they would end up together because the obstacles they had thrown at them seemed insurmountable at times. No spoilers from me, but I’m not sure if I’d ever get over one of the things that Valeriya did. She’s one woman no one should mess with.

I loved this book. Enough said.

I’m give this book five syringe shaped chocolate bars.

I received a copy of this book for an honest review, but you can get your copy from here. Don't worry if you haven't read Book 1 and 2, this book reads as a stand alone.


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