Patricia Briggs / Urban Fantasy
When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she'd previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down. It seems the book contains secret knowledge - and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn't take enough of Mercy's attention, he friend Samuel is having trouble with his wolf side - leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declares Sam's life forfeit. All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn't careful, she may not have many more to live ...
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I loved this book. When I first looked at reading this series (the Mercy Thompson series) I was kinda whatever about it because I was a werewolf snob - any other form of shapeshifter was inferior. Sure this series, Mercy is surrounded by werewolves but a coyote? Yeah, I wasn't quite sure. I am SO glad I took that leap because this series is addicting. I love Mercy ! She s forever getting into trouble without any effort - it hunts her down. She's fiercely loyal and has that vulnerable side that makes you want to know her. She kicks ass when she needs to and I love her relationship with Adam. I've always loved Adam and it was worth the wait to watch him and Mercy's relationship develop. One of my favorite scenes is when he is with her at her garage and he's afraid that she is leaving him (don't you just love the guy who shows his vulnerability - I know I do) Of course his wolf shows and he destroys her desk but his words "Please don't leave me" just tears your heart open. He is so sweet with Mercy (while also being the firm Alpha that he is) nothing beats the guy who is man enough to be sensitive to the needs of the woman he loves. I LOVED Adam in this book. Another key character in this book is Samuel (Mercy's friend roommate and Marrok's son
Ratings: 5 stars and 3 hearts