Book Review: Act of Mercy

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Act of Mercy: Paranormal Security and Intelligence an Immortal Ops World Novel (PSI-Ops / Immortal Ops Book 1) by Mandy M. Roth


Paranormal Security and Intelligence Operative Duke Marlow has a new mission: find, interrogate and possibly eliminate the target—Mercy Deluca. He knows looks can be deceiving, but it’s hard to believe the beautifully quirky woman running around in a superhero t-shirt is a viable threat. The little biomedical engineer quickly proves she is more than he bargained for and Intel has it all wrong—she’s not the enemy. Far from it. Intel also forgot to mention one vital piece of information—she’s Duke’s mate. And this immortal alpha werewolf doesn’t take kindly to her being in danger.

When Mercy accepted a position within Donavon Dynamics Corporation, she thought it was to help cure disease and to make a difference for mankind. She had no idea what her new career path truly entailed—monsters masquerading under the guise of scientific research. Unable to stomach the atrocities she’s uncovered, she reaches out through what she hopes is the proper channels, asking for help. Mercy gets more than she bargained for when a team of paranormal hotties show up on her doorstep ready to take down the Corporation. One, in particular, is able to get under her skin, both aggravating and exciting her in ways she can’t explain.



A rock-solid paranormal romance expanding the detailed world Ms. Roth has created. Nothing truly stand-out in the paranormal abilities – werewolves are big, elves and fairies cute, and immortals have insta-love. The dark sinister super-secret organization butts heads with the heroic good guys super-secret organization while humans remain oblivious.

One such human is Mercy, who may not be as human as she believes. I usually gag at super-cute, forgetful, super-intelligent scientist females – but Ms. Roth gave believable reasons for a flighty but intelligent small woman, and I ENJOYED reading this pixie-girl character from beginning to end.

Trope after trope of the paranormal romance world, but comfortable and exciting. Nothing new to see here but that isn’t why we read romances. We want boy meets girl – boy and girl have problems – boy and girl get together. If they start their relationship discussing alien abduction and probes during a comedy of errors – when one of them is an actual werewolf, so much the better. And I have never seen an insta-love based off of reading a DNA sequence before – but go for it!

Flighty fun. Made me laugh several times.