by Rebecca Zanetti
Release Date: January 22, 2019
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Book #9 in the Dark Protectors series
Number of pages: 320
Paranormal Romance M/F
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Mercy O’Malley hates killing people. So when she’s assigned to take out Vampire-Demon Logan Kyllwood, she lures him to a seedy bar in Scotland, then decides to kidnap him instead. How can she cold-bloodedly end all that heat, those green eyes, that ripped body?
Unfortunately for Mercy, attempted murder and kidnapping are just foreplay for the Kyllwood brothers. Logan may be the youngest of the bunch, but death and violence are already a way of life. Now he’s ready to complete a painful, terrifying ritual to become one of the Seven, dedicated to protecting this world from the most dangerous evil it’s ever known. But first he has to deal with a blackmailing Fey, a ransom demand and his own pounding need for the last female he ever should have fallen for…
First, I love the introduction of Feys into this series. I especially like how the other immortals really didn’t think they were real. And once they realized they were real, they had so many pre-conceived ideas about them. I couldn’t help by find all of that amusing.
Now, onto Mercy. That girl drove me nuts! On one hand, I totally understood her reticence to really open up to Logan once I learned how she was raised and the things she was told from a very young age. On the other hand, I feel there came a point where she would have had to realized her perspective was skewed. Add in her total blind following of the Fey king, Niall. He is a total douche. Here is a good time to add a trigger warning. When it comes to Niall, there is some real non-con issues. Even those are brushed aside as Niall being stressed out. Thankfully, Logan knows non-con is wrong NO MATTER WHAT.
Of course, I love Logan. He’s been a steady presence through many of the books in this series. Along with Garrett, he has always provided comic relief as well as having a habit of saving the day. In fact, it seems to be ingrained in Logan to save the day. Sometimes to the extent that he tries saving people who may not want or need saving.
Yes, Mercy drove me nuts. But I still wanted her to ultimately end up with Logan. They had great chemistry and were actually good for each other when they let their walls down a bit. Logan really liked Mercy for herself, not what she could do for him or be for him. That wasn’t something Mercy had ever experienced, so Logan was constantly reminding her she had worth…no matter what.
Just as the last book, Vampire’s Faith, got me excited to see more of Garrett and Logan, this one really pulled me into the intrigue of Logan’s brother Sam. This story is just what I wanted and craved and expected from a Dark Protectors book and I couldn’t be happier about that.