Hard Bitten: Merit
Times are hard for newly minted vampire Merit. Ever since shapeshifters announced their presence to the world, humans have been rallying against supernaturals--and they're camping outside of Cadogan House with protest signs that could turn to pitchforks at any moment. Inside its doors, things between Merit and her Master, green-eyed heartbreaker Ethan Sullivan are ... tense. But then the mayor of Chicago calls Merit and Ethan to a clandestine meeting and tells them about a violent vamp attack that has left three women missing. His message is simple: get your House in order. Or else…. From chloeneill.com
Vampire violence is escalating throughout the city of Chicago, and the mayor has Ethan’s a$$ in a sling. As the longest standing Master vampire in the city the responsibility of cleaning up this newest vampire mess falls on Ethans shoulders but with the GP looking over his shoulder and demanding he not do anything about this newest issue Ethan’s hands are tied or he could lose his house. Good things he has the rebellious Merit who doesn’t much care if she pisses off the GP, her top priorities are her house, her Master and her City. With humans and vampires alike in danger Merit is determined to get to the bottom of this violence even if she has to put herself on the line.
Merit is really finding her stride as a vampire., She has realized that she is good as a vampire, she can do things she never could as a human. Where as she may not like the violence she can deal with it and usually come out on top. For this mission she will have to tap into all of her old resources and some new ones. She has powerful friends and she is not afraid to use them when she needs. There are a couple of unexpected twists at the end that may have your jaw dropping and tears coming to your eyes. So the best piece of advice that I can give you in regards to this book, which I wish someone had told me… Wait until late October to read this installment, you are left on a massive cliffhanger and you are going to want the next installment in your hands as soon as this book is done. If you are like me and the countless others that are left sitting here waiting until November you are going to be pissed you have to wait. LOL Ok maybe not pissed but antsy for the next one.