5 big fat stars
It is not secret that I LOVE Mercy Thompson. I also thoroughly enjoy the Alpha and Omega series, but Mercy is my first love. This book starts out with one of my least favorite situations to read about. Adam’s ex-wife Christie is in trouble and needs his help and wants to come “home.” Many of the wolves still don’t like Mercy and opening disrespect her. There are only three other females in the pack and they all know Christie from when she was Adam’s wife. Christie is very good at manipulating people into feeling sorry for her and generally doing what she wants, and werewolves like to protect those weaker than them.
Christie comes “home” and immediately is trying to push Mercy out. She is cooking fantastic meals, and is staying in the room next to Adam and Mercy’s and using their bathroom, etc. The problem is that she is honestly in a lot of trouble and needs protection. The guy she is running from is clearly a psycho.
That is only one problem. One of the Gray Lords has come looking for the walking stick…only Mercy gave it to Coyote and doesn’t have it. Of course he doesn’t care about this, she has one week to get it for him or he will take out the whole city. Only, how does one go about trying to find Coyote? Mercy finds this is not easy and her time is limited because Christie’s stalker is of course targeting Mercy now.
The writing was super good and I enjoyed the story line as a whole. I felt like Adam needed to stick up for Mercy and put his ex-wife in her place. She repeatedly strove to make Mercy look bad in front of the pack. If he didn’t want to defend himself…fine, but he should have defended Mercy. I am not sure I would have been as tolerant as Mercy was of the whole situation. This is probably more annoying to me than most people as I hate “love triangles” and anything close to them.