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/ ARC Book Review / Merciless / Willow Winters /



Release Date-11th May 2018
Genre-Mafia Romance
Kindle Edition-310 Pages

From USA Today bestselling author W Winters comes a heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense.

I should’ve known she would ruin me the moment I saw her. 
Women like her are made to destroy men like me. 
I couldn’t resist her though. 
Given to me to start a war; I was too eager to accept. 

But I didn’t know what she’d do to me. That she would change everything. 
She sees through me in a way no one else ever has. 
Her innocence and vulnerability make me weak for her and I hate it.
I know better than to give in to temptation.

A ruthless man doesn’t let a soul close to him.
A cold-hearted man doesn’t risk anything for anyone.
A powerful man with a beautiful woman at his mercy… he doesn’t fall for her


Merciless by Willow Winters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-15/5/18

I really enjoyed “Merciless” Willow Winters new book and while at times I did wonder about the reasons behind Carter’s cold and calculated facade; and his abysmal treatment of his enemy’s daughter Aria; It was not enough to bother me and turn me away from this intriguing piece of fiction.
So after having, Aria delivered for his own personal obscure reasonings.
Carter sets out to break her to his will and I’m not exactly sure why.
There a lot of mystery surrounding his internal thought process; even when we are are listening to things from his POV.
It’s almost like Carter is the only one fully aware of the intricacies of his mental reasonings.
I mean locking her up in that cell with the barest of necessities does seem a trifle overkill in my opinion.
I’m also not fully sure why he wants Aria to Kneel and obey him so much; other than the obvious of course.
And there were almost times when it seemed to me that Carter believes he is actually saving her.
I can only surmise; From her family’s ultimate fate.
There are some clues to a shared past as well, but mainly at this moment, everything seems to be clouded in a mist of obscurity.
I’m assuming Carter has his reasons for his heinous behaviour and we will eventually be let in on his full agenda in the next book.
Fingers crossed there.
Aria herself, well I just felt really sorry for the poor girl.
What a crock of crap shes inherited just by the accident of her birth.
The daughter shall pay for the fathers sins is a very apt observation here.
Aria has definitely gone into survival mode and has formed an unhealthy attachment to her Jailor Carter, but Carter ultimately is her heaven as well as her hell.
Her downfall but also her salvation.
And I’ve got to admit I’m partial to a bit of stockholmy type behaviour; its a secret weakness of mine; so I was quids in here.
“Merciless” was fast-paced and easily kept my attention.
It was dual POV and had minimal secondary characters.
Mainly just Daniel and Jace; Carters Brothers.
there was no OM or OW drama and it had just the correct balance of intimacy while still focusing heavily on its addictive storyline.
So I was rocking along nicely at a four-star rating then.
That bloody finale, what a finish folks.
That ending nicely catapulted this up into a different hemisphere totally.
Making what was for me a great read into a fantastic one.
Can’t say how much I adored it.
So, in conclusion, this was a really enjoyable read and I so can’t wait to read the next instalment here.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Merciless” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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