Review: Demon’s Mercy by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted August 10, 2020 by Shari in Reviews / 8 Comments

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Review: Demon’s Mercy by Rebecca Zanetti
Demon's Mercy

Series: Dark Protectors #9
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Lyrical Press
Released on January 22, 2019
Pages: 322
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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The Delight

Fairies do exist, but don’t let Mercy hear that! Now we have confirmed there are more creatures in the Dark Protector world and now they are calling the Seven on their bullshit mission. But one demon is going to try to stop her at all costs. Even if he loses his soul to her.


When Logan Kyllwood flirts with a woman he thinks is a key, he should make sure she is all he thinks she is before taking her on. Mercy O’Malley isn’t a violent woman, but she lures Logan to a bar to drug and kidnaps him for termination. Except she can’t kill Logan even if she has the power to do so. Sealed her fate before she even starts her long life. Ready to join the Seven, Mercy tries to prevent Logan from completing the ritual that could kill him before he even gets to the bad parts of what she knows his group will do to the different planes of existence.

This probably was one of my least favorite stories in the Dark Protectors series. A group of faires or Fey were brutally eliminated without the knowledge of the Seven when they performed rituals to impression Ulric. Now the few Fey left have a mission to stop the Seven from continuing their path, but also they aren’t really all that great as well. Mercy came across as single-focused on her mission, but wouldn’t consider the outside forces that also are causing the world to end. She also trusted her own people more than she ever should have. It didn’t lead me to find her mature enough to handle a relationship with a demon.

Logan believes in the cause of the Seven and plans to go through the ritual to become one of the Seven. Sam, his brother is important to the cause as well, but Logan doesn’t know exactly why. Throw in Garrett, his best friend, already having taken the ritual to become part of the Seven. When his hand starts to burn, Logan is determined not to mark Mercy, but he can’t turn away from her.

The story was interesting on how the Seven perverted the world, but the couple did nothing for me. They argued a lot. Went against each other. Did to stupid to live type actions and just plain annoyed me for most of the story. Maybe they needed to grow up a couple of 100 years are so. *shrugs*

Mercy is a prim and proper follow the rules, belief in the Kool-aid type of heroine and that just irritated me. Logan is focused on joining his friend, but not telling his family and that just irritated me. Overall, I love this series, but this is one story that just didn’t find a place in my heart.

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About Rebecca Zanetti

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner – only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She is a member of RWA, has won awards for her works throughout the industry, and has a journalism degree with a poly sci emphasis from Pepperdine University as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day-or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Mary Kirkland
1 year ago

I’m loving this series but I haven’t read this book yet. Sorry to hear it wasn’t as good as some of the others.

1 year ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

I am loving this series as well. I need to finish it up as I already read the two books ahead on an ARC for this series and know somethings I probably shouldn’t.

Sophia Rose
1 year ago

I had to go back and read my review to remember it. Apparently I did like it more than you, but her attitude was irritating to me at first as well. I ended up stopping with this one to take a long breather from the series because certain things were naggy for me because they happened in every book.
I’ll catch up on the series eventually.

1 year ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

Yeah, I saw you liked it more than me. She just irritated me and has those moments where she was to stupid to survive. I am kind of worried that Hope’s story is going to turn out like her mother’s. One can hope there is a twist we aren’t going to see coming. I too kind of stopped here. I need to finish the last two books and the novella as I have already read the book coming out and the novella that came out last week.

1 year ago

Oh book 9? that’s a lot of books there

1 year ago
Reply to  Melliane

Yeah, and I still have two more to go and another one is coming out soon.

Carole Rae
1 year ago

“the Kool-aid type of heroine” booo

1 year ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

She just felt too stupid to survive kind of heroine. Hopefully the next two books will be better.