He taught me to kill. Murder is in my blood now. It runs through my veins and though I hide the monster I see in the mirror with ink, it doesn’t keep him from coming out.
My street name is Mercy, but I never show any. Except for her. I watch Becca, though she doesn’t know. She saved me a long time ago; the day my father killed my mother. Her bravery turned her into a target.
My father holds a grudge and knife with the same proficiency, and Becca is the focus of his hatred. And I’m the only monster who can save her.
I’ve read The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series and Beast and fell in love with this authors writing. She has a way of making the most scarred and damage characters come to life where they just steal my heart. Such is the case in this story. It grabbed me at the first page and never let up. The story is a bit stalker like but once I saw what the driving force behind said behavior was I was a goner.
Fenix and Becca’s story started 15 years ago but it was that day that changed Fenix’ life forever. My heart broke for this little boy and the torment and evil he experienced as a child. But I also felt his hope come alive when a little girl named Rebecca fiercely defended him from his abusive father.
Fenix is not a good man and his appearance is proof of that. He’s gorgeous as he’s described in this book built, muscles and tattoos all over including the skull on his face. This character although is tough and mean is sensitive and caring. For 15 years he’s watched and protected Becca hiding behind the scenes because he feels he’s unworthy.
I adored Becca for her carefree life style and her humor. She doesn’t judge people and even though she doesn’t know who Fenix is at first she feels she can trust him. She lets him into her life and honestly I don’t know why she wouldn’t, he protects her with his life.
I really enjoyed the relationship and pull between these characters. You get a real sense of depth Fenix’ commitment, love and loyalty to Becca is. When I was reading this story I felt as if these were characters were made for one another. Even as Fenix true nature comes out, Becca still knew how deep and true their connection ran. When the evil connection between Fenix and Becca comes to get revenge their love and loyalty will be put to the test. I loved Fenix’ conviction to Becca and his sense of loyalty to those in his very small circle.
As you can see Fenix character made me fall for this story it was watching this tortured man find light when he couldn’t trust anyone that really kept me enthralled. He loved fiercely and intensely and I felt that throughout the pages. The added danger in this story added a bit of suspense. All in all this was a good read and very hard to put down. The flashbacks are painful but help to bring Fenix’ character to life. I can’t wait to get my hands on Animals ’ s book.
About the Author
Debra Anastasia writes the story you least expect. She’s considered the Daredevil of Romance because your imagination will go on a roller coaster ride throughout any novel by her. She’s topped humor bestseller lists and has a cult following as one of the very early Indie romance writers.
Debra lives in Maryland with her two kids, husband of twenty years and two dogs. The king of the house is clearly the tuxedo cat that is the size of a small donkey. Find about her latest adventures on DebraAnastasia.com