Grace Between Mercy by S. Ferguson
Once upon a time, killer recognized killer.
Kella is a hunter. It was the only way to survive on the streets—and it feels good. She’s never met a threat she couldn’t handle. Never stalked prey she couldn’t destroy.
And then she met the big, bad Ron Wolfe.
He rules all the darkest corners of this city. And he doesn’t have any soft spots left for little girls. Any pain in his past became armor long ago.
In a town where everyone is hiding something, the only magic is survival.
Fairytales are for children, and happy endings are lies. Some have to learn to make do with glimmers of hope, shining between grace and mercy.
“I saved myself because I am the only person I can count on! I have been alone from the beginning and I will be alone in the end. I am my own savior. There is no grace, there is no mercy.”
This is HELLA good.
With the character banter, I sometimes forgot I was reading about criminals and felt like it was an entertaining episode of Cheers or Friends... and then something fucked up happens and they are cold blooded killers again. I like that shit. I like it a lot.
I was a little irritated with the name Ron. I don't know why. But I wanted to change it. Call him something else. I would have forced that change on Ferguson had he not already existed in other books. He's still bad ass. And hot. And alpha. And stuff.
The book is fast paced, highly entertaining, highly frustrating, highly sexually charged, and highly criminal. That's a lotta highs.
It's my first Ferguson read and I'm very very pleased and impressed. It's bad ass and it's dirty. The style and the plot are well thought out, laid out, and told out. The ambiance felt like I was in the story, the characters are developed that I felt that I knew them. And Kella and Ron have chemistry that sizzle through the pages.
Ferguson is on my authors TBR list from now on. LOVED this one.