Title: Kill Without Mercy
Series: ARES Security #1
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Genre: Suspense Thriller Mystery Romance
From the hellhole of a Taliban prison to sweet freedom, five brave military heroes have made it home–and they’re ready to take on the civilian missions no one else can. Individually they’re intimidating. Together they’re invincible. They’re the men of ARES Security.
Rafe Vargas is only in Newton, Iowa, to clear out his late grandfather’s small house. As the covert ops specialist for ARES Security, he’s eager to get back to his new life in Texas. But when he crosses paths with Annie White, a haunted beauty with skeletons in her closet, he can’t just walk away–not when she’s clearly in danger. . .
There’s a mysterious serial killer on the loose with a link to Annie’s dark past. And the closer he gets, the deeper Rafe’s instinct to protect kicks in. But even with his considerable skill, Annie’s courage, and his ARES buddies behind him, the slaying won’t stop. Now it’s only a matter of time before Annie’s next–unless they can unravel a history of deadly lies that won’t be buried.
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Thoughts: It is really interesting, do not read many romantic suspense as they are hit or miss to me. Although my mom enjoys them. But man this one is good! There are a few funny scenes in this, like the one sided mexican standoff in the house and Teagan just strolls in ignoring the guns pointed at him. That scene made me laugh! Loved how all Rafe’s buddies are thick as thieves that they all go help out Rafe. Reading this I saw a few similarities to The Shifter and the Dreamer in that the unsub is going after the female main character. Loved how everything started to come together and little hints like the problem about the photos. Find it funny that I just happened to find a sneak peak of this book in another book I just read by a different author. Had to look up what lore was Ares known for as I knew it was a god’s name. Found out Ares is the Greek god of war, makes sense. Can not wait for the next book, loved that there is a future tie-in with the next book or maybe in the series background dealing with the notes.
Mom’s opinion: Is there more books after this? I need more thrillers. Great book!
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