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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Audible Book Review: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs

I am really enjoying this series.

Genre:  Paranormal
My Rating:  4.75 of 5.0
Product Description
When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she'll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life-whether she wants to or not.
Review:  Mercy takes on the Fae to defend Zi who has been wrongly accused of murder. The Fae are prepared to abandon Zi to protect the larger interest but Mercy isn’t going to abandon her friend no matter who tells her, even Zi, to stop looking for the real killer.  Mercy draws the attention of powerful and dangerous fae who put out a contract on her. That is until the fae learn that they will be taking on the local and regional werewolf packs who claim her.

Mercy loves Sam and Adam in rather different ways. She makes important decisions regarding her relationship with each, knowing she has to pick one, or neither, sooner than later. I am careful here not to say who she picks (although there are spoilers in other reviews).

When Mercy suffers magical enslavement and rape she is convinced that she is unworthy and has betrayed her werewolf love. The enslaver has instructed her that she is unlovable and should go drown herself.  Yet Mercy’s strengths shine through and help her fight even the strong fae magic.

Mercy thinks she is alone but learns that she has more “family” than she realized. Ben shows surprising insights that help him explain Mercy’s feelings in order to save her relationship.

I listened to this in two days. Again, the author brought tears to my eyes, considering the pain and emotions Mercy has to cope with. The threats and action don’t stop till the end and the story ends on an expectant note of relationship that left me ready for the next installment.

The narrator does a good job with the voices and the emotion. The pacing is good and kept me wrapped into the story.

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