I fell in love with a hitman.
The one hired to kill me.
I just hope he doesn’t break my heart.
Nineteen-year-old Anna James is an Ex-President’s daughter with a bounty on her head. A sudden thirst for teenage rebellion lands her in a crowded nightclub, where she locks eyes with a beautiful stranger across the room.
Ten years her senior, elusive and brooding Julian rescues Anna and then whisks her away to an undisclosed location in the wilderness. But Julian is like a force of nature—cold as ice one minute, warm and tender the next. Frightened and distressed, Anna is reluctant to trust her hero.
Especially when she discovers that Julian is the man hired to kill her.
Mercy is a full-length Dark Romantic Thriller Novel—approximately 87,000 words. This love story can be read as a Stand Alone.
**************************NICUnurse’s Review of Mercy****************************
I was asked by the author to give an honest review of this book.
This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and I will most likely read more of her books going forward. The premise of this book is that Anna, an ex-president’s daughter, is kidnapped and then rescued by a hit man. He takes her into hiding and takes care of her. Of course, she falls in love with him and has a hard time coming to grips with loving a killer like Julian. Her parents are awful, but she doesn’t see this until later in the story. Since this is a romantic suspense, there’s more to the story than Anna knows. Thrown in with the suspense is a bit of a coming of age story with Anna’s character. And without giving away spoilers, that’s about all I can say regarding the storyline.
For the most part, I did like this book. Anna annoyed me a bit with her back and forth “I love him, I hate him” most of the way through the book, though. Kinda left me with whiplash. But, she’s very young (almost 20) and well… I probably was like that in some ways at that age, too. Julian was just so darn quiet about his past that I kept reading because there were just enough hints that there was more than met the eye, and I really wanted to know who he truly was. I’m glad I didn’t give up on the story when Anna got a bit annoying because, towards the end of the story, she does a lot of growing up emotionally and gets herself out of a very bad situation to make her life her own, away from the awful parents.
Besides some minor editing issues (I’m an editor so these things jump out at me more so than your average reader), the book was worth the time I gave it. I’m going to give it 4 propellers. I felt like the character development was pretty good, considering how young Anna is in the beginning. It was pretty realistic for a naïve 19-year-old. And Julian was enough of an enigma throughout that you just wanted to keep reading to figure him out.
If you like romantic suspense, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed in this book. It’s an easy read, sometimes a bit slow, but a good read nonetheless. I would definitely recommend it to other romantic suspense lovers.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lindsay Marie Miller was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, where she graduated from high school as Valedictorian. At sixteen, she started writing her first novel, Emerald Green, after being inspired by Stephenie Meyer’s International Bestselling Twilight Saga. During her time in college, Lindsay wrote 5 more novels and over 100 songs. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Florida State University, she put her B.A. in English Literature to good use and published her debut novel, Emerald Green. An author of over 10 Romance Titles, Lindsay currently resides in her hometown of Tallahassee where she is always working on her next novel.
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