Genre: Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
Book Length (Est.): 368 Pages
From the hellhole of a Taliban prison to sweet freedom, five brave military heroes have made it home—and they’re ready to take on the civilian missions no one else can. Individually they’re intimidating. Together they’re invincible. They’re the men of ARES Security.
Rafe Vargas is only in Newton, Iowa, to clear out his late grandfather’s small house. As the covert ops specialist for ARES Security, he’s eager to get back to his new life in Texas. But when he crosses paths with Annie White, a haunted beauty with skeletons in her closet, he can’t just walk away—not when she’s clearly in danger…
There’s a mysterious serial killer on the loose with a link to Annie’s dark past. And the closer he gets, the deeper Rafe’s instinct to protect kicks in. But even with his considerable skill, Annie’s courage, and his ARES buddies behind him, the slaying won’t stop. Now it’s only a matter of time before Annie’s next—unless they can unravel a history of deadly lies that won’t be buried.
*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review*
Typically I’m not a big fan of books with stalkers, but the men of ARES Security swayed me. I honestly could not put this down. I was easily pulled into the story, caught up between sexy ex-military man Rafe, weird vibing men like the Sheriff, and trying to figure out who the psycho stalker was. It was enough to keep me thoroughly interested.
Rafe, along with the rest of ARES Security, have a bond unlike most. They were tortured together. But now that they are out of the military they’re turning their skills to help others. Rafe just didn’t expect his first damsel in distress would be found in the one place he didn’t want to go…where is uncle used to live. Who would have thought a dreaded task like cleaning out an old house would lead to so much more.
Annie grew up being the daughter of a serial killer. Let’s just say she has a few emotional issues. When she meets Rafe she’s immediately drawn to him, but she doesn’t want to be anyone’s charity case. She doesn’t need anyone feeling sorry for her, especially if it concerns her past. A past that brings her back to where her father supposedly murdered seven women.
Too bad for her, Rafe doesn’t really take no for an answer. He has a savior complex, but with Annie it’s more. He not only wants to protect her, he needs to. It’s as simple as that.
“Never challenge a soldier, sweetheart.”
Kill Without Mercy is a romantic suspense filled with a serial killer who twistedly only wants to keep Annie safe, a sexy ex-military man who also only wants to keep her safe, and a woman with visions of horrors she never wanted to witness. It’s a can’t help but stay glued to the pages kind of book.
My Favorite Moments: I loved the camaraderie between Rafe, Max, Hauk, Teagan, and Lucas. They are a true family who would walk through hell for each other.
“Rafe is going to keep her, so she belongs to us.”
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