Review: Cry Mercy by Rie Warren (Blood Legion MC #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Enticing Journey Book Promotions.

I love it when an author takes a well-worn and highly dense trope that has other writers making their characters sound like they're too lazy to start sentences with nouns and pronouns and simply weaves the sort of story that's both well-written and original and has a cast of characters you cannot get enough of. Here's the thing: this is my first motorcycle club romance read from Rie Warren and while I know she's written quite a few of them before, my previous reads from here were not related to any MCs. Now that I'm done reading my very first Rie Warren-penned MC romance, I feel the need to smack myself upside the head because I've obviously been missing out and now I've got all her other MC romances on my to-be-read list because I'm going to need a whole lot more of them!

Cry Mercy is the first in Warren's Blood Legion MC series, which I believe currently is going to be a four-book series, and it's got a star-crossed lovers feel thrumming through it. I remember reading somewhere that this is a spin-off of the author's Bad Boys of X-Ops series, but take it from someone who has yet to read that aforementioned series, you can still read Cry Mercy and not feel lost. Of course, I was rather curious when it came to a few of those previous characters, which is why I'm going to be working my way through all the other Rie Warren books that are still on my TBR list. But back to this new series starter which had me hooked from the moment I started reading that first chapter and right up to that fabulous ending. Angel L'Esperance and Mercy Cooper may have had the odds stacked against them, but these two together had a sort of love that made them a force to be reckoned with.

This book had the sex and romance down pat but it's also got a wicked sense of humor mixed in along with the usual action and suspense that this trope is known for. At the very heart of this story was Angel and Mercy's romance and how this unlikely sort of couple fell for each other and refused to allow whatever bad blood happened to be between her family and his club be the end all and be all of what they were creating together. Rie Warren did a fantastic job with both the development of the story and the characters, and she's made this new series get off to the kind of start guaranteed to have readers itching for book two ASAP. Five stars go to Cry Mercy. ♥

Date Read: 24 May 2019

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