Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson #3)

Iron Kissed


Mechanic Mercy Thompson can shift her shape - but not her loyalty. When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to Mercy to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not.

Mercy's loyalty is under pressure from other directions, too. Werewolves are not known for their patience, and if Mercy can't decide between the two she cares for, Sam and Adam may make the choice for her...  (Summary and cover courtesy of


In this book, Mercy is challenges in ways that she’s never had to address before.  It’s clear pretty early on that the “bad guys” are a little closer to home than she thought they might be.  I liked this book in the series because it felt slightly more realistic – as much as that’s possible in a paranormal genre.  It’s extremely interesting to have had a better view into what the fae are like and how they operate on their own as well.

The end of this book broke my heart, but I also see why Briggs felt it had to go that way.  This one was a little more emotionally exhausting that perhaps the previous, so be prepared.

Warning: Contains repeated violence and sexual violence.

Rating: 4 stars!

Who should read it? Fantasy and paranormal fans looking for a heroine that can take care of herself while taking numbers.

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