Sometimes in life, choices just aren't part of the plan. When fate interferes and bulldozes right over you.
That's how I felt the first time I saw him. Standing in my kitchen, soaking wet, hotter than a man has the right to be, and holding a knife.
Declan's cold, stone-cold. I can't help but want him. His presence stirs up some raw emotion within me. He seems so...alone. But is he here to kill me or save me?
He's the one man I should never want...and the one I can never forget.
Author: Michele Mannon
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Rogue, Hit Man
Series: Deadliest Lies #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Rogue, Hit Man
Published by Swerve Source: Publisher
Published: September 6, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
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I originally saw the blurb for Mercenary before I found out about Rogue. I really wanted to read Mercenary and was offered Rogue as well for reviewing. Good thing I did! Word of warning to anyone who hasn’t read Rogue before reading Mercenary – don’t. These two books run do not run in sequential order, it’s more of concurrently. The first book was all about Madelyn’s sister, how she is accused of betraying TORC and getting her lover killed. This book is happening roughly at the same time, so we are experiencing Madelyn’s perspective of her sister missing and why Declan is in the picture.
I have to keep reminding myself that Madelyn is Kylie’s sister because the two are complete opposites. Sweet, compassionate, with a glass-half-full on life, and sometimes rather naïve. That’s not to say she’s stupid, actually she’s very smart. It’s her lack of life experiences, and her still intact virginity, that have me calling her naïve. However, once Declan enters the picture, life gives her a violent crash course. Declan is also nothing like Madelyn. Hard, cold, a killer…and he just can’t help but not follow through on his orders where she is concerned.
On top of being face-paced, there’s quite a bit of violence and action in this book, not all is brought on by Declan. As much as Kylie wanted Madelyn far away from all the danger, she just can stay away from it. Poor girl is a danger magnet! It doesn’t help that Declan is using her as bait, but somewhere along the line, his heart gets the better of him. And lust, don’t forget the lust because there are some smoking hot moments to burn up the pages. As for their HEA, let’s just say it’s as cute as a baby elephant. LOL!!!
There’s a few returning characters, including the very perplexing Hayden. In addition, a new character, Luciana, was introduced. She’s Madelyn’s bestie and Diego’s sister, also previous character who makes an appearance as well. Without giving too much away, I’m going to just say that there is some kind of connection between Luciana and Hayden and I can’t wait to find out what it is. Sadly (or maybe not), theirs isn’t the next story to be told. That honor goes to Diego and to tell the truth, I can’t wait to read that one either. Now the waiting game for the next release begins.