Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Till Mercy by Avril Ashton

Title:Till Mercy
Series:  Paranormal Security Council
Author:Avril Ashton
Publisher:Pride Publishing
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/M
Word Count:30,982
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
A suicide mission to avenge the death of his family brings an outspoken professor face-to-face with his worst enemy, and a new chance at life and love.
He'd topped the Paranormal Security Council's hit list at one time, but Professor Nathan Valte has been given a second chance. Instead of moving on, Nathan is pedalling backward. Consumed with guilt and grief, he sets out for revenge, hunting the leopards who brutally murdered his wife and child. Armed and ready to die, he heads into the Colorado Mountains.
In Nathan's way, preventing him from achieving his goal, is one of them. The enemy. In the arms of his worst nightmare, Nathan finds forgiveness and acceptance. In the arms of a leopard lies hope for a future, if only Nathan is brave enough to embrace mercy instead of retribution.
Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

Nathan can no longer deal with the pain of the loss of his wife and child.  Now that his brother is mated to a para he knows he must soften his stance, but he must first do one thing…kill those responsible for the loss of his family.  However, he never expected Prez.  Prez opens not only his eyes but also his heart.  Is Nate ready for what that means?  In Till Mercy by Avril Ashton we find out just what type a man Nate wants to be.  Will he allow his pain to take more than his life?  I can say that while I wasn’t impressed with Nate, I understood where he was coming from.  Ms. Ashton does a wonderful job of fleshing out this character and his pain.  Nate doesn’t know which end is up.  He is filled with the pain of his loss and has been forced to deal with it in a healthier way.  However it is obvious he isn’t quite there yet.  I love how Ms. Ashton shows Nate’s pain as well as his struggle to move on.  And meeting Prez does nothing but exacerbate his angst.  I loved Prez.  He has already lost so much.  His family doesn’t accept who he is.  His lover cheated.  And now the one his cat accepts doesn’t accept him.  He didn’t allow that to bring him down and he refused to accept less than his due from Nate.  I loved his strength even as he faced losing a piece of himself.  He took the hits and continued to do what was right even if it hurt.  I wasn’t sure how Ms. Ashton would blend these broken men into something resembling a happy ending but she did so.  And she did it in a way that felt natural.  I thoroughly enjoyed this story and am looking forward to where she will take us next in this series.

                                          Five Shooting stars

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