When one moment leads to life changing consequences and hell-bent revenge
When someone sets out to ruin your life, it is natural to want to seek your own revenge. Because the consequences of that one moment are more far reaching and life-changing than they expected. But what is not expected is what happens when you start to enact that revenge and maybe the person you set out to destroy is perhaps that someone that can save you. Interested? This is the exact premise of Jacqueline M Sinclair’s latest release Mercy Denied: Trinity.
I am going to admit that this book took me a little bit to get into. I really wasn’t a fan of either of the main characters and when I find that lack of connection I find that I wander a bit. BUT man am
I glad that I kept going. As the storyline delved further into the characters of Trinity & Merrick I felt the spark of connection start to grow. And as that spark grew even more and my perception of them changed, the emotional turmoil of these two characters started to take over. From then on I was hooked and wanted to see the intense hate/love/hate play out.
The storyline of this book is not a fluffy, light right where they hate each other but really love each other. The genuine emotion between these two characters towards each other is strong dislike. Both of these characters are hellbent on destroying the other because of transgressions (perceived or not). This leads to subject matter that at times is heart breaking and didn’t fail to make this reader emotional as well.
I loved the angst of the sizzling chemistry that was hard to deny even though it was tainted by the need for revenge. These two were HOT together and it showed in every scene in which they came together.
I have to say that I LOVED the secondary characters in this story – especially all the Steele brothers and Jonah. They brought a depth to the story that made a pivotal scene even more heart breakingly emotional. I really can’t wait to find out their stories.
I have to say that the only reason that I am knocking the rating on this book down is the slow start and I felt that the ending was a bit rushed. I really wanted a little more at the end instead of feeling like I was just being told.
I will say that I will definitely pick up another book by the author I did enjoy the angst, love, chemistry and writing. It had all the elements of an enemies to lovers book that romance readers will relate to and adore. A definite recommendation to fans of this trope.
About Mercy Denied: Trinity
Author: Jacqueline M Sinclair
Series: Steele Standing Series
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Heat Level: Explicit
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She and her friend set me up. Then they sent those pictures to my wife. Little did they know that she’d already left me and that I was devastated and ready to self-destruct. Because of her, I lost everything I ever wanted … the only hope I had. Now I will risk everything I have left to destroy her. It doesn’t matter why she did it, that she was hurting, or even that she was drunk. It doesn’t matter that she looks at me like she sees into my soul. Does it?
Melanie was the one that’d sent those pictures to his wife, but it was me who’d told her to get her camera ready. I’d been angry at my ex-fiance and took it out on Merrick, wanting to expose him for the cheater I thought he was. I never dreamed it would go this far – that he would vow to destroy me. I’d take it all back if I could, but the damage is done. My mother’s life’s work is at his mercy and he’s determined to make me feel the loss that I caused him. Still, the way he looks at me I have to ask myself, did my poor choices wake the monster…or the man?
Other Books by Jacqueline M Sinclair
Series: Steele Standing, Prequel
Blurb: Margaret Wilson is eighteen years old in the summer of 1969. The Vietnam War is raging. Her mother is dying and her father is drowning in his own emotional pain. She is sheltered, religious and completely unprepared for William Steele.
William is a product of his family’s legendary reputation. Rich, reckless and known for pushing boundaries, he lives up to generations of gossip by upping the ante, one rebellious night at a time.
The reality of his world sweeps away Margaret’s innocence and puts her in the middle of a place she’s never known. Now, she must decide whether she’s going to stand with him or against him and her choice may just cost her everything.
Is their young love strong enough to hold it all together?
Blurb: Catherine Shaffer is on a mission to discover the truth behind her identity. A tough, intelligent woman, she can handle any obstacle that life throws her way, until she’s attacked. When she wakes up to discover that she survived, but can’t remember how, Catherine is more determined than ever to get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding her roots.
Max Whitman is an ex con who knows life is all about choices. His job was to follow Catherine Shaffer. Provide information to the man who’d hired him. No contact. Just watch her. When Max is forced to cross those boundaries, he nurses her back to health and chooses to do it again. This time, there’s no turning back.
Unable to help her search for the truth and hide his own secrets, Max must face his past. But, will it mean letting go of Catherine?
*Previously released title with updated cover and content.
Blurb: When a traumatic event leads to more devastating news, Lilly Marie knows it’s time to return to her mother’s home and figure out how to say goodbye. The last thing she expects is for Justin Hayes to walk back into her life as quickly as he’d walked out. She’s not sixteen anymore but the man still causes feelings inside her she can’t fight. While she struggles to keep him on the fringes of the chaos, her logic gives way to lust and Justin discovers the truth. The more he learns the more determined he is to stand by her side, fully understanding that even as their love grows, her life fades and their time will again come full circle.
Title: An Erotic Tale of Rediscovery
Blurb: Jessica’s haunted past catches up with her when she returns to home to settle her father’s estate. Believing that selling the family’s horse farm will end an era of painful memories, Winston, her father’s friend and confidant, forces her to reevaluate her decisions, and him.
About Jacqueline M Sinclair
Jacqueline grew up in the rural southeast and is the youngest child of a large and rowdy family. Reading was an escape when there wasn’t much else around to do. She loves everything from classical literature to true crime and everything in between. With her two children grown and gone, she’s surrounded by a menagerie of adopted pets and a two-legged thief who refused to give her heart back after a night of karaoke.
With a day job and a dream job, her writing is a steamy combination of real life and seeking to answer the age-old question of what would happen if…and then characters come along and completely derail the plan. Letting them have their say provides plenty of sleepless nights and an endless combination of coffee and wine, but she hopes you enjoy their stories.