A monster without a leash.
Xavier “X” Blood is a contract killer. Cold, calculating, devoid of feeling.
He knows the best way to drive the life from another human beings eyes, but what he doesn’t bargain on is wanting to save a life he’s meant to take.
Mercy Reid was good at running from her demons. That was until she met X and her life was thrown into chaos.
Mercy finally has him on her side…and in her bed, but it’s at a cost far greater than she could’ve anticipated.
On the run, they must learn to trust one another beyond their burgeoning love if they want to get through the coming chaos. Revenge, truth, lies...heartache...insanity. All of it threatening to drive them apart.
Mercy will do whatever it takes to avenge the horror that Sykes put her through. Anything. Even if she has to drown the last of her soul in the bad blood that threatens to destroy the last thing she holds dearest in her heart.
Review Originally posted on April 7, 2015
Just like in the previous book I am going to warn you. If you do not like dark reads, skip this book. If you do not like disturbing situations, then skip this book. If you are looking for rainbows, unicorns and sunshine, then skip this book cause there isn’t one damn rainbow, unicorn or glimpse of sunshine in Bad Blood. If you need sweet romance, keep on moving because Bad Blood is anything but.
We pick up where Royal Blood left off, with X and Mercy leaving to get away from the threat that her thirst for vengeance has brought and the threat of his MC for his betrayal. X has broken through his training, and he is remembering and feeling things he never felt before, and these things are fucking with his sanity. Mercy is a calming force for him but at the same time his thirst for blood, Mercy’s blood, is still strong. Mercy knows that at any moment X could end her, but she hopes deep down that one of those feelings that he is beginning to feel is love for her. While training for her to be able to take her vengeance on the bastard who killed her family, Mercy learns more about herself, X and to what lengths she can actually go to to complete her plan.
Was I as completely enthralled by Bad Blood as I had been with Royal Blood? Yes I was but at the same time I wanted so much more. Okay maybe I was out of blood when I was reading this, I may have been in a mood that needed the darker side of my love of reading to be fed. And it was fed but I needed more! There is a slight cliff hanger that leaves the possibility for more of X and Mercy in the future, and I hope we get more because I would read it for sure. Like I said when I started this review this book does not have rainbows, unicorns and sunshine but it has something that makes you want X and Mercy to find their own version of a happily ever after, even if that version is surrounded by blood, death or vengeance. This author has been one of my go to authors when I need something darker and will continue to be so.
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She is the author of wicked stories about rock stars looking for redemption, gritty romances featuring MMA fighters and dark tales of forbidden romance. She loves to write about screwed up relationships and kick ass female leads that don't take s**t lying down.
Amity lives in a leafy country town in southern Australia and can be found chained to her desk, held at ransom by her characters.