Monday, December 14, 2015

Killer Without Mercy by Alexandra Ivy

Title: Kill Without Mercy
Series: Ares, 1
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Publisher: Zebra
Genre and Pairing: Contemporary and M/F
Word Count: 368 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
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.





Review
Alpha brotherhood. In Kill Without Mercy by Alexandra Ivy we get another twist on the story troupe and she does it oooh so well. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting these alpha men. They have been tested through a fire not many survive and these men are determined to not only survive but thrived. I loved the support they provided for each other even after they return to civilian life. I loved getting a closer look at Rafe. He wasn’t comfortable with coming to Iowa but “a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do” and whether he likes it or not he will do his duty and return to his life. That is until he meets Annie. I loved that although Annie was a bit down, she wasn’t out. She had a core strength that impressed me. I loved that while she needed Rafe’s skills she didn’t allow him to ride roughshod over her. Ms. Ivy gave us a woman that was worthy of Rafe. She was strong in ways that may not have been in your face but were important nonetheless. Rafe wasn’t quite sure what to expect with Annie but he knew she was important to him and I adored his determination and the loyalty of his brother in arms. This is a wonderful beginning of a new series by Ms. Ivy. It has strong men who are loyal to their core and I can’t wait for each to find his happily ever after!


                                Five Shooting Stars

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