Thursday, March 5, 2015

Herc's Mercs: Bloody but Unbowed by Ari Mckay

Title: Herc's Mercs: Bloody but Unbowed

Series: Herc’s Mercs, 3

Author: Ari Mckay

Publisher:Torquere Press

Genre: MM. Contemporary

Pages: 134

Reviewer: Redz

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Publisher’s Blurb

Daryl Greer isn’t a bodyguard. He’s Hercules Security’s “odd-job” specialist, as wild and dangerous, as he is competent. Fiercely independent, he resents his older brother Matthew’s view that he spends his life “playing G.I. Joe”. When he’s sent to rescue a kidnapped scientist, Dr. Emerson Winfield, from a terrorist organization, Daryl finds himself attracted to the snarky, outspoken man even though Emerson is the kind of rich, successful person Matthew claims could never be interested in a hick like Daryl.
For his part, Emerson doesn’t care about Daryl’s lack of polish; he’s more interested in the incredible chemistry between them. He sets out to prove to Daryl that they can make a relationship work despite their differences. But Daryl’s defensiveness about his career drives a wedge between them -- and if he doesn’t find a way to deal with his issues, Daryl might lose Emerson forever.




This is my first time reading the Herc’s Mercs series by Ari Mckay. I was not lost, but I do want to go back and read what I missed. I loved Bloody and Unbowed.   Daryl or D-Day as the team call him, he is usually a pretty laid back kind of guy. But when he gets competitive with his older brother Matthew his personality changes and he becomes on edge and wanting to prove he is the better brother.

He is all set to rescue some rich scientist. Annoying yes but he can do the job. Then he meets Emerson Winfield.  The man is stunning and almost takes Daryl’s breath away.  Emerson is funny, kind and to Daryl’s surprise pretty useful both in and out of bed.

I liked watching these two make a connection and fall in love in the most unlikely of places.  I also like how Ms. Mckay really wove a compelling story that I didn’t want to end. I liked the fast paced style, I really felt like I was a part of the character’s lives and wanted them to have a happy ending. 

I would love to go back and read the series from the start now, I loved Bloody and Unbowed so much I just know I would love the previous stories too.  Soldiers that find their match in the most unlikely people, what is not to love about that.

                               Five Shooting Stars


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