Dev Peltier thought he knew it all. But one night when not just a Dark-Hunter, but an official member of the Dogs of War sashays into his bar, he realizes that he might have met his match. Sam was one the fiercest Amazon warrior in her tribe. But when an act of brutal betrayal made her a Dark-Hunter, she's been pissed ever since. Life fast, fight hard and enjoy the night. That's her credo. But as old enemies and new move into New Orleans, she realizes that Dev just might be the only hope she and mankind have to save the world.
**Summary taken from Goodreads**
It's not enough that the Daimons suck human souls to live, they can now walk in the sun, further threatening the Dark Hunters, Were Hunters and the human world. Dev Peltier, a Were Bear, bouncer at Sanctuary a former safe place for all things were meets sexy Amazon Dark Hunter Samia, chemistry is in the air and the two, plus were and dark hunter colleagues must battle to stop the Daimons before the world literally goes to hell.
Oh.My.Goodness!! Sherrilyn Kenyon Brought IT with No Mercy. I'd never been a fan of the Peltiers in any of the previous books, they were there but not really on my radar. i was too enamoured by the wolves (VANE!!) but wow did Dev explode onto the page and demand my attention! You can't help but love him and his humour and sarcasm that rolls out of his mouth naturally. I loved Dev and Sam together, they have to deal with a lot of issues, past and present but the connection between then both never wavered or got lost in the myriad of other things going on.
Sam is one fierce determined Amazon. loved her! I wasn't sure i would, a female Dark Hunter, i assumed she'd be too far on the fierce side she'd be un-likeable, but her vulnerable side she kept hidden was so endearing and it was awesome to see she wasn't pushed to the sidelines to be rescued by a male. That girl had it in hand!
Lots of other things going on in Kenyon's Dark Hunter world. I know for some there is too much detail, but i don't know if it's the authors writing style or just because i am so submerged in the characters that i didn't mind the additional repeated information or new characters being tossed into the mix.
For any Dark Hunter fanatic (raises hand here) there are a few moments in No Mercy that made my heart hurt and i don't see any resolution to it for a long time. Characters are going down roads that just in a word make me eek. I don't want to watch but i must because these are characters i've fallen in love with. Even the ones i love to hate.
No Mercy has everything you'd expect from a Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark Hunter novel, some of the best dialogue you'll ever read in any book, humour, sarcasm, goodies, baddies, goodies that are now baddies, baddies that can be goodies too, sex, romance, kick ass fight scenes, old characters, new characters, laugh out loud moments, tug at your heart strings moments, and much more! You're going to fall hard for Dev, you wont be able to stop yourself. I couldn't. And i even got a little girl crush on Samia.
I can't wait to see more of the Dogs of War.
Oh...and Savitar...was never much on my radar either. He is now. S'all i'm saying!
"Boy, you knock on the devil's door and he will head slam you through the wall."
"Living was okay,but it wasn't the breaths people took that measured a life. It was the moments that took those breaths away that mattered the most. And Dev did that every time he looked at her. Naked or not."
Such a wonderful enjoyable read, i can't gush enough about this series and where Kenyon is taking it. She is my Goddess and i will worship at her feets (ShutUP! heh!)
The next book is Jesse Sundown in 'Redemption' due for release Aug 2011. Xcited!! I've waited for this cowboy for eons it seems!
I give No Mercy by Sherilyn Kenyon 4.5 sparkles out of 5! A Bear-rific read!
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