Mercury Striking

zanecover78379-mediumAuthor: Rebecca Zanetti

Publisher: Kensington

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: First Novel in Series

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Blurb: “Thrilling post-apocalyptic romance at its dark, sizzling best!”—Lara Adrian

“Nothing is easy or black or white in Zanetti’s grim new reality, but hope is key, and I hope she writes faster!” —New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione

With nothing but rumors to lead her, Lynne Harmony has trekked across a nightmare landscape to find one man—a mysterious, damaged legend who protects the weak and leads the strong. He’s more than muscle and firepower—and in post-plague L.A., he’s her only hope. As the one woman who could cure the disease, Lynne is the single most volatile—and vulnerable—creature in this new and ruthless world. But face to face with Jax Mercury…

Danger has never looked quite so delicious…

 

Review: This new world series from Rebecca Zanetti is amazing. While there isn’t any indication of the year, you can tell it’s not too distant because there’s no mention of any advanced technology or anything. What makes this book stand out from any of the similar ones I’ve read is the relationship building and the plot arc. The plot line was smaller in scope than some of her series, but no less powerful. By honing in on a few characters and one very important chase, Zanetti built suspense and allowed us to really learn the implications surrounding the events that occurred.

Lynne Harmony is being chased by people that either hate her because they believe that while she was the head of the CDC, she was responsible for unleashing the virulent disease that’s killing huge numbers of people across the U.S.–or want her because they believe her blue heart means she can save them. Neither side intends to treat her well, so Lynne is on the run, trying to stay safe until she can reach the one man she’s heard of that can keep her  alive long enough to find a cure.

Jax Mercury hadn’t asked for his reputation, but he’s doing the best he can to protect those around him. When the infamous Lynne Harmony shows up asking for asylum in their camp, he doesn’t know whether to be excited or concerned. She’s carrying a load of baggage and a target on her back. If they can get her enough equipment to set up a lab, she can try to figure out what’s going on with the disease–and maybe find a cure.

But she’s got so many people trying to find her and kill her. Is it going to put him and his group at more risk? Is it worth it?

While all of the author’s books can be read as a stand alone, I always prefer to read them in order because you’ll get a richer understanding of the book. Since this is the first in this series, read it so you can get on the story right at the start. Zanetti can make even a post-apocalyptic world look appealing, and I can’t wait for the next book in this series! Thanks!

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