Renegade (The Mercenaries Series Book 1) by Raven White was a super steamy read. This was a quick and steamy read. The story was good and the twist was interesting. Eliza was a spunky character read, I loved that she was not a whiny submissive character. Renegade was steam and alpha male energy from the first point of view.
I have never read anything by the talented Raven White prior to seeing Renegade. However, when I saw this cover and read the blurb and a few teasers I knew I had to find out what story this book held. I am glad that I picked it up and will be checking out the rest of the series now as they come. I had a few things that were somewhat confusing while I read this book, but I found that the writing became more structured and easy to follow as the book wore on. This made me struggle with my rating and gave it a good solid four stars. I just would like to see a cleaner flow in the next book so I will keep an eye out for that one.
The storyline is fairly simple revolving around a friends to lovers/ love at first sight concept. It was predictable as far as romance novels go but I don’t think that was the true beauty in this one anyway. The scenes, world-building and the sexy swagger really made this book all it is. I found myself fanning my face several times as I read about the sexcapades our two main characters embark on. Whew! So expect that romance, heat, and kink, to be hot and spicy. Make sure that is your cup of tea before reading as well. I loved this factor, so for me it was not a problem. Like I said this is book one in the Mercenaries Series so there will be more and I’ll be right there for it ready to see what will happen next!
This is a first time author for me. I was intrigued by this series. Alpha men and they are protectors….WHERE DO I SIGN UP? Double the fun! This is kind of an insta-love along with a friend little sister genre. I thought This really got better the further along it went. One of my problems were her injuries and the sex that came after the hospital release. It seemed unlikely that they would get together with her terrible injuries…OR that he would care for her welfare and wait Until she had recovered a bit before diving in. Their activities in the bedroom seem pretty rigorous and I kept saying Ow…Ow…Ow for her. I also would have thought the police would have been interviewing her after the first attempt as well but nothing.
The characters were sexy, strong and kept the tummy flutters were a fluttering. I liked Eliza’s attitude. Growing up with a hard headed brother gave her a heads up dealing with Sam. There is a large crew of mercenaries. They all have different and fun personalities. I enjoyed the bond they have with each other but I got tired of their “Copy That” response.
Overall this is a suspenseful sexy story. It has it’s good and not so good parts. With a bit more time and length to fully flesh out situations this would be superb. But as right now it’s a fun read.
Eliza is a woman who knows what she wants. Right now, what she wants is to be able to fulfill her life’s dream of being a successful musician. She’s worked hard for the chance she’s been given to be in a band that is making a name for themselves and she’s beyond excited that she’s headed out on tour for the first time. What she doesn’t want is to wake up one day at the hospital to find out she’s survived a brutal attack where she was left for dead. What she really wants then is to heal and move on. But when Renegade becomes part of her protection detail, she learns quickly that getting what she wants isn’t going to be that easy.
Renegade is a man who knows what he wants as well. He’s served his country in many ways, and he wants to continue his career protecting those who need it most. When he’s called in on a favor, he never expects what he gets. His protection detail this time is a feisty woman who challenges his every move and sometimes his sanity. But when she lets go, he finds that maybe what he wants can change.
This was such a fun, steamy, entertaining quick novella! I loved the fact that they are such opposites. Renegade is used to being more stealthy and in the shadows, whereas Eliza is flashier and likes the stage lights. They’re both extremely hard-headed with huge hearts to match. Their love story was well written and sweet. I’m really intrigued by the supporting characters too and am interested in seeing where this goes next!
A fast romantic read that was full of drama and suspense. The main characters had an instant connection and intense chemistry. The storyline was fast and action packed that kept me reading. I enjoyed the storyline. This was the first I’ve read from the author and look forward to seeing what she writes next.
Renegade (The Mercenaries Series Book 1) by Raven White
I struggled between 4 & 5 stars on this book…This is my first read by this author and I completely enjoyed it. I went with 5 stars because I was totally hooked on the story and how it was told and I did not want to put it down until I finished.
It was definitely predictable and I figured it out early on so there was really no twist for me as the clues were quite obvious. The only thing that kept nagging at me was the blizzard, her outside covered in snow and finding the truck key in her hand, this was never addressed, and kind of threw me off, but what had me most invested was the interaction between all the characters and the build up of what is ahead in the books to follow. I love this group of people and can’t wait to get each of their stories.
It was a quick and super simple read and there were plenty of scenes that had me blushing and I do recommend reading it because there is a ton of potential for an awesome series ahead.
Really enjoyed it!
I enjoyed this book. It is my first book by this author and I look forward to reading more. This is a creative, well developed story that I couldn’t put down once I started it. It is full of action and romance, of course having a hot sexy hero made the story engaging. The characters had great chemistry and made the story realistic. What will happen when Renegade becomes a bodyguard to protect a friends sister? I highly recommend reading this book to find out what happens.
Renegade (The Mercenaries Series Book 1)
By Raven White
5 out of 5 stars
The story Renegade (The Mercenaries Series Book 1) by Raven White is a wonderful book to read. I loved the storyline and the characters. It is a book that has both suspense and romance. I really loved the character of Eliza McKay. She is strong, independent, intelligent, and a wonderful singer. She was been attacked and her brother, Sparrow, has called on the services of Sam “Renegade” McGill to keep her safe. Renegade is a man that takes his job seriously and has a comradery with those he works with. He also finds himself very attracted to Eliza. He, however, knows that she is off-limits. Eliza also feels the attraction to Renegade. Will they act on their attraction for each other? Will the one that attacked Eliza be caught? What does the future hold for Eliza and Renegade? Read this book to find out. This is a story that has romantic moments that make the temperature in the room rise. The story also had me wondering what was going to happen next and if the attacker was going to be caught. I also enjoyed reading about Sparrow. He is protective of Eliza and will do anything to keep her safe. This is the first book in a series, and I can’t wait to read the next story. Don’t miss out on a book that you won’t want to put down until you have finished the last page. I highly recommend reading it.
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