Act of Mercy: Paranormal Security and Intelligence an Immortal Ops World Novel (PSI-Ops / Immortal Ops Book 1) by Mandy M. Roth - A Review from Melanie.
Standalone or series?
Take your pick - it works as a standalone - technically it is book 1 in the Psi-Ops series or book 6 in the entire Ops series that spans different teams.
Official Blurb About The Book (From the Amazon Page)
Paranormal Shifter Military Special Ops Romance
Paranormal Security and Intelligence Operative Duke Marlow has a new mission: find, interrogate and possibly eliminate the target—Mercy Deluca. He knows looks can be deceiving, but it's hard to believe the beautifully quirky woman running around in a superhero t-shirt is a viable threat. The little biomedical engineer quickly proves she is more than he bargained for and Intel has it all wrong—she’s not the enemy. Far from it. Intel also forgot to mention one vital piece of information—she’s Duke’s mate. And this immortal alpha werewolf doesn’t take kindly to her being in danger.
When Mercy accepted a position within Donavon Dynamics Corporation, she thought it was to help cure disease and to make a difference for mankind. She had no idea what her new career path truly entailed—monsters masquerading under the guise of scientific research. Unable to stomach the atrocities she’s uncovered, she reaches out through what she hopes is the proper channels, asking for help. Mercy gets more than she bargained for when a team of paranormal hotties show up on her doorstep ready to take down the Corporation. One, in particular, is able to get under her skin, both aggravating and exciting her in ways she can’t explain.
How did I get this book?
We decided to do a Mandy M Roth ops book for the August Book Club and Mandy's PA Heather suggested this would be a good one for me personally to start with if I didn't want to go straight to Crimson Ops (which I DID but that wasn't free and I do like a free book for book club lol)
Why did I choose to read this book: Book Club
And Now To The Review!
It is no secret that I am not a big fan of shifter based anything BUT this book started strong with humor, swearing, and sarcasm, and that DOES work for me.
I actually enjoyed this book despite the shifter tendencies. The team was funny and worked well together. Mercy was hilarious and so unphased by the insanity going on around her, asking the sort of questions that I would want to ask, that it was not hard to get sucked into the story. Mandy, as always, has obviously done extensive research so that you don't have the moments that annoy me where I sit there and say ummmm NOPE!
There were a couple of lore issues I had that were my personal issues, with it being Mandy's world obviously she is free to write whatever rules she wants, as long as she sticks to them. I definitely think I will be reading more in the Ops series - but personally I think I am going to jump over to the Crimson Ones with the vampires - because that is where I know I will feel most at home.
A 4 1/2 stars rounded up to 5 for other place posting and a strong recommendation to check out these books if you haven't already!
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