A killer without a master.
A monster without a leash.
Xavier “X” Blood is a contract killer. Cold, calculating, devoid of feeling.
He knows the best way to drive the life from another human beings eyes, but what he doesn’t bargain on is wanting to save a life he’s meant to take.
Mercy Reid was good at running from her demons. That was until she met X and her life was thrown into chaos.
Mercy finally has him on her side…and in her bed, but it’s at a cost far greater than she could’ve anticipated.
On the run, they must learn to trust one another beyond their burgeoning love if they want to get through the coming chaos. Revenge, truth, lies…heartache…insanity. All of it threatening to drive them apart.
Mercy will do whatever it takes to avenge the horror that Sykes put her through. Anything. Even if she has to drown the last of her soul in the bad blood that threatens to destroy the last thing she holds dearest in her heart.
So let’s be honest. I wasn’t sure if I could come back to book two of this series. Book one left me with so many questions that it was bordering on frustrating rather than intriguing. I’m so glad I took the plunge back into the world of Mercy and X. This book is everything I hoped it would be AND more!
Picking right up where Royal Blood left off, X and Mercy are in hiding. This book is fast paced, brutal and pivotal. I had nothing tangible or relatable from book one but this book turns that on its head. Amity certainly has the knack for writing great action scenes.
X is not your conventional hero. He’s brutal. He’s harsh and he’s pretty much a robot when it comes to anything emotional. He’s a perfect product of what he’s been programmed not to feel. That’s till Mercy pushed her way into his life and became the exception to the rule. Dare I say it, I’m actually starting to like him!
Mercy is the heroine that I love. She’s focused, she’s strong and she’s committed to both avenging her family and showing X what it can be like to have someone love you.
The growth from these two characters is what makes this book a winner for me. Sure, the content is confronting but they are both transforming into both the best parts of each other. X is taking his first strides into a personality that is so foreign to him, he’s actually worried and gives a damn about the woman Mercy is becoming.
Bad Blood – it’s brutal and beautiful and wrapped in a big X.
I was kindly provided with a free copy of this book from the author to provide an honest review. Receiving this book for free did not influence my opinion nor review.
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