by Patricia Briggs
The honeymoon is over and Mercy Thompson is now Mercy Hauptman, mate of the Alpha. He's one of the strongest Alphas out there and she now shares his power.
She also shares his daughter as she is now her stepmother, which means she shares those duties as well, including protecting her from all harm.
And harm has come their way.
In fact, all but one of the members of the Pack has been captured, including Mercy's new husband, and all signs point to the abductors coming after her and her new stepdaughter.
In addition, she finds out that all of their phones, and the phones of those who are considered allies, have been tapped, so calling for help is out.
Now Mercy must find a way to save her new family, all of them, whether they like her or not.
Final thoughts: Much better than the last one, though still with some flaws. Great to see Mercy at her best. While I loved seeing a few things from Adam's point of view, it felt like Briggs was desperate to convey some story features and couldn't figure out how to do it with Mercy, so she's added him to the story, but only where absolutely necessary. Essentially, his chapters felt out of place and forced. Otherwise, still pretty darn good.