Monday, June 5, 2017

At His Mercy by Shelly Bell book review

Definitely romantic suspense in the erotic category.  *fans self* This was the first book I have read by Shelly Bell, so I was looking forward to discovering a new author.  The author delivers with a great story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, when you are not fanning yourself during their explicit scenes ;)

I love Isabella and Tristan as a couple.  He is a bit older than Isabella, but nothing unusual in the romance category.  It took a bit of a turn when it turned more into a student/professor relationship (no spoiler since it's in the book description), but it was tastefully done.  They were keeping it a secret, but readers will know they met each other at a play party before the university thing happens.

Isabella thought she was going to die by the hands of her boyfriend and after physical recovery, therapy and a new outlook on life, she is ready to start over as a university student.  If you live in Michigan, you will appreciate the Michigan references.  That may have influenced how much I loved the story, but then the characters were really complex and the story was full of unexpected twists and turns.  The story may set you on the path to emotional overload, but the expected HEA will keep you reading.  The author does not disappoint and I think I may have found someone new to fan girl over.

Tristan is hot, smart, rich and a Dom.  He is getting over a failed marriage and has a few hurdles to overcome.  He is working hard to get his business off the ground with his partner and friend, Ryder.  The semester he is spending as a professor is a bit of a reset button for him as well.  If you are on the hunt for some well written, explicit, romantic and suspenseful stories, this book is for you.