Mini Review: Without Mercy by Belinda Boring

Posted 27 July, 2011 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Mini Review, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Without Mercy by Belinda Boring
Series: Mystic Wolves #0.1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published by: Moonstruck Media on July 8, 2011
Format: eARC
Pages: 300
Source: Author
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What would you do if a simple errand takes a deadly twist, turning you from cautious prey to dangerous predator?

When Darcy’s outing takes a turn for the worst and tests her to the point of breaking, she struggles to maintain her humanity. Where loyalty and pack mean everything, she surrenders to the inevitable and only an act of complete trust can touch her. When all is said and done, with memories flooding her mind, Darcy holds tightly to the only thing that makes sense – it was all a dream. Or was it?

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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An exciting debut by a new author to look out for!

This short novelette introduces us to Darcy, a werewolf who runs into trouble while out with her future sister in law one evening. Using violence only as a last resort, Darcy attempts to settle things peacefully but her plan unfortunately backfires and ends in tragedy. These events unleash the beast within Darcy which threatens to take over completely, putting her humanity in peril.

Darcy is an excellent protagonist. She’s smart, strong, level-headed and tries to avoid conflict whenever possible, which proves to be her downfall in this story. Her love interest and future mate is the pack leader, Mason, who plays a small but memorable role; this is one Alpha I want to learn more about! We also meet Gary, the story’s villain who gets his just deserts.

WITHOUT MERCY is a fast paced story whose entirety takes place in just one scene. The writing flows effortlessly and keeps you on the edge of your seat with suspense. There’s just enough backstory without getting too carried away in detail, which often takes away from a great story. Belinda gives you a peek into her mystifying world of Mystic Wolves that will have you yearning for more!

 
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