Title: Mercy: A Hitman Romance
Author: Lindsay Marie Miller
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 31, 2017
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.
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So “Mercy: A Hitman Romance” by Lindsay Marie Miller was very much swings and roundabouts for me and initially I thought It was totally going to be a three-star rating all the way, then just over halfway through this book something happened to change that.
The author managed to totally blindside me, I mean I really didn’t see this coming at all.
The ball was thrown completely out of the park.
And in doing so “Mercy” was pulled from an Ok mediocre read to a
WHAT THE ACTUAL F**K !!!! just happened moment.
Loooved that so much, it’s been a while since I’ve been caught off guard quite like that.
So I will try to explain what my gripes were here.
first, really didn’t like the cover picture of this book at all.
I hate to sound judgmental and all, but it just wasn’t at all how I imagined Anna to be.
She was meant to be a sheltered naive nineteen-year-old.
She also, I found, came across initially as quite an immature child, lacking the life experience to see the overall bigger picture.
I did find this extremely irritating, but it just goes to show how our life experiences shape us as individuals, as I imagine a similarly aged girl, with a normal upbringing, would have likely been much more grown up in behaviour, I know I was at that age.
So back to that front cover, Well, the representation of Anna, really looked just like a high-class call girl.
And that’s no offence to call girls everywhere.
I’m sorry she just did with her boobs pushed up in that bright red dress.
JUST NO NO NO !!
It was just all sorts of wrong in appearance.
And the male on the front, Well he looked like a chauffer sigh.
But that aside it was mainly Anna’s immaturity and Julian’s arctic mood swings that I initially found off-putting.
Julian’s moodiness was bordering on bipolar at times, there was just no rhyme or reason to his behaviour at these times and that really perplexed me.
Why was he was acting like such a tool?
And I also couldn’t reconcile with his wanting Anna when she acted like such a child.
And this is coming from a women whos partner is twenty years older than her.
I met my other half when I was Twenty-one and he was Forty-0ne and I imagine he would have run for the hills, If I’d behaved quite as young and idiotic as Anna.
Julian, in my opinion, seemed more like a father than a lover to her.
I also wasn’t a great fan of the way the physical aspects of this relationship played out.
I even had to re-read a few passages, as I couldn’t be sure that they had actually done the deed the descriptive was so vague in overall nature.
This is just me personally as I like my men to be portrayed as much more raw and graphic in overall nature and intent.
Also, Annas relationship with her parents.
She really needed to grow a pair and tell them where to get off.
Girl, you want to be a grown-up?
then start behaving like one.
Tell mummy and Daddy to bloody butt out.
So now I have that off my chest, here come the goodies.
When this really got going I was shocked.
This was completely different to what I was expecting and everything I thought I knew was incorrect.
I Can’t say too much without letting the cat out the bag. but let’s just say this had twists and turns aplenty.
Most that I had not a clue were approaching.
And these secrets and lies also left me reeling, with my mouth open, agape.
“Mercy had me sobbing like a baby, I was absolutely distraught and bereft in places here.
This ultimately turned out to be a great read, and I especially love it when you think you’re in for one thing and then you get something else entirely when things change directions on you in such dramatic fashion.
Bravo that quite a feat to manage.
This isn’t a dark read in my opinion.
It’s more about sweet second-chances and love.
Much more romantic than I was expecting.
So if you like your romance more on the lighter side of the spectrum, this ones for all those closet romantics out there.
And I am happy to reccomend.
So Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Mercy A Hitman Romance” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
About The Author
LINDSAY MARIE MILLER graduated from Florida State University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. An author of Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense, she enjoys writing about strong heroines and the honourable gentlemen who claim their hearts. The author resides in her hometown of Tallahassee, FL, where she is currently working on her next novel.