5 and 3.5 Stars for Taming His Mercenary (Mercenary in Love #2) by Vanessa Sims #MM #Romance @vanessasims18


Title: Taming His Mercenary (Mercenary in Love #2)
Author Name: Vanessa Sims
Publication Date & Length: October 14, 2014 – 85 pgs


When a missing persons case turns into a race to save a woman from human traffickers, Christian Storm and Rick North must not only deal with the increasingly dangerous situation, but also the stormy emotions building between them.

Coworkers and best friends, Rick and Christian have always worked together seamlessly, but that is beginning to change. Rick has been denying his true feelings for Christian for years, but has finally been pushed to his breaking point. He decides it’s time to either move forward with Christian or move on.

Christian’s a one-night-stand kind of guy who lives for fun and has no interest in a serious relationship. When Rick lays his feelings on the line one night, Christian doesn’t know what to do. He’s never thought of Rick as anything more than a friend, and is terrified that no matter how he responds to Rick’s revelation their friendship will never be the same.

When the criminals they are chasing bring the fight to their doorstep one of their own is captured. Christian and Rick must put aside their emotions and work together like never before in order to stay one step ahead of the danger that threatens their very lives.

With so much on the line, will Rick and Christian be able to give love a chance, or are the odds against them stacked too high?

Warning: This book is intended for a mature audience.

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I was looking forward to reading more about the mercenaries and I was not disappointed in anyway with this book. Once again the story was fast paced and well written.  It was full of action and suspense.

I loved Rick and felt sorry for him loving someone who didn’t get it. But once Christian did figure it out the chemistry between the two was amazing.

I love quick series that keep you wanting to read more.  I definitely can’t wait for the next book.



I have to say after the first book, this one was much better. I liked that the characters had history together and knew each other long enough to really have feelings for each other.
I do wish there would have been more emotion included in the book. A lot of it felt like we were being told what they felt instead of shown it. Meaning, instead of the characters exhibiting emotions and things like tender caresses and feeling rough skin we were told it was simply love and sex. It lacked sensuality in the sex scenes.
Overall, not a bad book, but I think there is definitely room to grow and expand upon the story and what is happening as I said with emotions and feeling to make the characters come to life and help the reader relate to them. Also, I’d like to know how they are ‘there to serve’ when mercenary’s need to have someone paying their contracts as they are not part of the government.
Once again I would say that there is a lot of sentences structured the same (words ending with -ing starting sentence after sentence).
Since this one was better than the last, I must say I’m eager to read the next installment.. Be warned this one does have a killer cliffhanger as well.


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I live in Texas but originally I am from Trenton, NJ. When I graduated from high school, I joined the military. Yay me. I did three years with one tour to Iraq. I am happily married because seriously would put that they are unhappy. I have three kids. No pets, they scare me. I am currently a stay at home mom and I love read! A lot.


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