Author: Eden Rowan
Genre: NA Paranormal/Romance
Length: 62 Pages
Release: June 2015
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
This story picks up almost right where the first episode left off. Mercy is reeling from another encounter with her stalker, the man who date raped her months previously, as well as coming to terms with Camden's revelations about his abilities.
One thing that I really enjoy about these stories is the relationship development. Mercy's best friend Gemma is a nice touch and their friendship beautiful. Mercy and Camden are cute together, but it's not over the top. They've only known each other a very short time and I'm happy with how the relationship between them is developing.
In this installment we get more inside Camden's head with frequent perspective switches between him and Mercy. This is a technique that can be overused at times, but generally improves this kind of story and I really like how it's done here. We also get a glimpse inside Jeff's head, which is just as dark and creepy as it seems.
There are a couple of reasons this installment isn't getting a 5/5 from me. First, Mercy, while a likable character was somewhat annoying here. She tries to put off what happened to her (and things that are continuing to happen to her), not considering what this might mean for other people. I just find that off putting about her. And secondly, I didn't feel like the story really progressed much here. There was some development with the characters and them getting to know each other better, but I didn't feel like the main storyline really went anywhere.
All of that said, this was a fast and fun read. I will definitely be sticking with the series to see how things play out for Mercy and her friends.