Series: Mercy Thompson #7
Published by Ace Books on March 5, 2013
Genres: Romance, Urban Fantasy
Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more…
After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.
Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.
My Review (3/15/13):
I really enjoyed this book and, were it not for my high expectations because of reading the other books in this series, I would probably have given it 4 starts. Unfortunately this book is missing the tension that has made the others so good – everything feels to easy from fighting the bad guys to the relationship between Mercy and Adam. Their marital bliss has erased all sexual tension that used to light the earlier books.
All that being said – there is some really exciting action and Mercy is learning more about herself and her pack bonds. I also really liked the way this book finally starts to overlap with the Alpha and Omega series (also by Patricia Briggs and in the same world) in fun and interesting ways. Even better – while this book is a bit disappointing, I do think it is potentially building towards some really great action in upcoming Mercy and Omega books! So I’d recommend it in hopes that the series will be going in really exciting directions in upcoming books.