No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Since in this book, the Dark Hunter is a woman, it is a bit different. The girl power that is in this book is high, which I liked. This was the only book in the series that featured a woman who fought better than the guys.
This book doesn't have the usual Dark Hunter series edge. It was light and wasn't as exciting as the other books. There were also characters that may confuse those who haven't followed the series.
This is the nineteenth instalment of the Dark Hunter series written by paranormal romance author Sherrilyn Kenyon. It was published under St. Martin’s Paperback and released in 2010.
Sam Savage, an Amazon queen, sold her soul for vengeance against her sister’s betrayal. She had lost everything to her sister’s greed but she refused to think about it anymore. One of the fiercest warriors, she couldn’t bear being touching anyone. Called by Acheron to guard one of their brethren, she goes to New Orleans to do her job. She thought it was strange that so many of them were tasked to guard one person but asked no questions. To her, it was just another day in eternity. Until she found the one person she couldn’t read.
Deveraux Peltier, an Arcadian bear, was struck with wanderlust. Even though the Sanctuary was the home of their clan, he felt the need to leave. The recent death of his parents had brought with it change. Dev hated change. Yet he felt he couldn’t leave his family. He just had to go on existing. What he never counted on was his attraction to a Dark Hunter. Well they did say that there is always a first time for everything. With danger banging through their door in the form of Stryker, he can’t help a bear’s protective instinct towards Sam who was now the target. Let the fighting commence!
The sexual tension mounts for both Sam and Dev. Even with danger lurking in the corner, their attachment only grows. Will there be any type of future between a Dark Hunter and an Arcadian bear? Will Dev be able to protect Sam from Stryker?
The only way to find out is to read the book! It will answer those questions and will reveal a lot more secrets in the Dark Hunter world. This is another great book by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I am beginning to become a huge fan. This one is different from the other books, mainly because it features a woman Dark Hunter. Not only that, there are lots of scenes that feature a lot of girl power. Amazon fighting skills were used and for once it wasn’t the man who was rescuing the damsel in distress. This little fact would be why I love this book. Although I am not averse to the hero rescuing the damsel, there is just something compelling when a woman rescues herself. The hint of a capable and strong woman, who is willing to fight to the death for those she loves, is very sexy.
The down side I saw in this book is that there might be some characters that are hard to place unless you’ve followed the series throughout. To those who might be expecting Greek mythology and appearances from gods, then you will be disappointed, there is not much going on in this book in that area. The majority of the action was in retrieving an item in another dimension. The intimate moments between the two main characters were also a bit limited. There was little detail regarding how Sam and Dev really ended up. It left me a bit hanging at the end.
In this particular book, I enjoyed it overall. Even though this one is a little light compared to the other books of the series, I still considered it as a worthwhile read. I considered it as a break from the intensity of the other books in the Dark Hunter series. In terms of impact, it didn’t have as much as the other books in the series, but regardless I loved the appeal of this book. What about you? What do you think?