An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam's ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn't the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam's house, Mercy can't shake the feeling that something about the situation isn't right.
Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she's willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam's pack against Mercy.
Mercy isn't about to step down without a fight, but there's a more dangerous threat circling. Christy's ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.
Oh, this book! Mercy has to deal with Christy and her manipulations, as well as the kind of thing that comes of being a coyote shifter, and mate of the local alpha. Life and death fights, strange going ons, and investigations to find the bad guys!
Christy hasn't really been in this series until now, mostly being a slight pest in a book or two. This is where she goes full force to be a problem for Mercy, trying to get back Adam as well as make Mercy bad with the pack. Not fun!
One big thing that happened in this book was that she got to meet her brother, only the second family member on her dad's side, and that's counting Coyote as "dad" lightly. But ah, the strange craziness of Coyote! But a bit helpful fighting a creature that's similar to Coyote, but not. Because of course Christy would have to find a supernatural creature after being afraid of Adam, one that's scarier than Adam!
Another thing, that's pretty darned big, is the fact that because of the damage that was incurred in this book, that Mercy is closing her shop! And that kinda sucks, since it's been a part of the series from the beginning! So I can't wait to see what's going to happen as a result in Fire Touched!
Really, really great book, and now I just want more!
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #8
Read: November 22nd, 2015
Reason Why: Loving this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Published: March 11th 2014