Kill Without Mercy

Ares Security, #1

This exciting and sometimes chilling romantic suspense story provides delicious twists and turns as the danger increases just as much as the heat between the main characters. This is a good start to a new series, and provides a brief peek at an intriguing group of men, but I thought it was a little light on the backstory of their connection with each other and at first figured there must have been a previous book I had not read. I like the eerie elements (although I am glad I read this during daylight, lol) and the heat between the heroine and hero although I thought their intense connection formed a little precipitously. The main story is tied up nicely but there are still plenty of loose threads that will undoubtedly feature the other guys in the group and I look forward to learning more about them in future tales.

“Kill Without Mercy” by Alexandra Ivy is a romantic suspense story that is part of the ‘ARES Security’ series. The covert ops specialist for the team, Rafe Vargas, gets more than he bargains for when he reluctantly returns to Newton, Iowa to clean out his despised late grandfather’s house. Annie White has also traveled to the same town but for far different reasons, her links to a heinous crime spree that orphaned her make her invested in finding out who is starting a copycat repetition of events. The two of them cross paths and Rafe’s protective instincts and Annie’s inescapable attraction to him lead them on an investigation that may have chilling repercussions and could prove fatal.

Book Blurb for Kill Without Mercy

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.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2016 4.00