Title: The Mercenary
Author: Cherry Adair
Next in series: Kiss and Tell
My rating: 4 Stars
Synopsis: In order to rescue her brother from terrorists, Victoria Jones needs a hero and Marc Savin is just the man she is looking for. Marc, a former member of T-FLAC, is in no mood to help Victoria but he owes her brother and reluctantly agrees. The two soon find themselves fighting not only their enemies but their attraction to each other as well.
Review: This is the revised version of the original Harlequin addition but from what I can gather there are few differences. Regardless, this is a quick, light, entertaining and romantic read.
The plot is neither spectacular nor original but the characters more than make up for it. Tory is a lovable and self-deprecating dynamo. Despite her own reservations about her abilities, she has an amazing courage and resilience. Marc is a typical alpha male hero and I really enjoyed the way he falls so hard for someone he believes is “not his type”. Their chemistry sizzles.
Adair’s writing is smooth and the dialogue never feels forced or lame as it often does in this type of story. This is a great beginning to the series and I look forward to reading more of them.