Review: Kill Without Mercy (ARES Security #1) by Alexandra Ivy

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ARES Security #1
Alexandra Ivy
Romantic Suspense - Contemporary Romance
December 29th 2015


From the hellhole of a Taliban prison to sweet freedom, five brave military heroes have made it home—and they’re ready to take on the civilian missions no one else can. Individually they’re intimidating. Together they’re invincible. They’re the men of ARES Security.

Rafe Vargas is only in Newton, Iowa, to clear out his late grandfather’s small house. As the covert ops specialist for ARES Security, he's eager to get back to his new life in Texas. But when he crosses paths with Annie White, a haunted beauty with skeletons in her closet, he can't just walk away—not when she’s clearly in danger…

There’s a mysterious serial killer on the loose with a link to Annie’s dark past. And the closer he gets, the deeper Rafe’s instinct to protect kicks in. But even with his considerable skill, Annie’s courage, and his ARES buddies behind him, the slaying won’t stop. Now it’s only a matter of time before Annie’s next—unless they can unravel a history of deadly lies that won’t be buried.




Kill Without Mercy is book one in the ARES Security series by Alexandra Ivy. This was a good start. I had a nice time reading Kill Without Mercy. We get a few surprises, action, a mystery, & romance.

Their is a whole lot of yumminess. We got to meet the five men that make up the ARES team. I liked that we got to meet them and learn a little about each. They all sounded interesting and I can’t wait to read their stories.

Rafe and Annie where a good mix for a couple. Rafe steps in to save the day and the girl along with the help of his friends who immediately lead their support and protection. Annie was easy to like.

The story was enjoyable and fun. It has plenty of action, mystery, suspense, and drama which was captivating. The romance was a little quick, but it was still a delightful story. I look forward to more in this series.

Rated: 3 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

6 comments on “Review: Kill Without Mercy (ARES Security #1) by Alexandra Ivy

  1. Sounds like this was a good start to the series and it’s nice you already meet the next main characters in this book and get to know them a bit. I’ll have to read more romantic suspense books, as the ones I read so far were fun!
    Lola recently posted…Review: Saven Defiance by Siobhan DavisMy Profile

    • It was fun and nice to meet other characters. It had a nice blend of the main and others. I’m looking forward to reading the next in the ARES Security series.

  2. I listened to this audiobook. I felt pretty much like you. It was a good start to the series. I want to learn more about the other boys in ARES.
    Melanie Simmons @mlsimmons recently posted…Otherworld Secrets Audiobook by Kelley Armstrong (REVIEW)My Profile

    • I’m interested enough to keep reading the series. The boys introduced where intriguing and make me want to know them more. How was the audio on this book?

  3. I remember reading this when it first came out – I wonder when the next one will be out?! Anyhow, I remember I felt the romance fell flat, but that the mystery was gripping. Looking forward to another!
    Jen Twimom recently posted…#FitReader Check-In: August 19, 2016My Profile

    • I couldn’t get to it at the time it came out. I enjoyed the mystery, suspense, and action. Romance was a little to fast for my taste. I liked learning about the other guys in the ARES team. I’m looking forward to reading the next book “Kill Without Shame” due out Dec. 2016.