Audiobook Review: Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs (Narrator: Lorelei King)

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Mercy Thompson, #3
Patricia Briggs (Narrator: Lorelei King)
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
Penguin Audio
November 01, 2009
9 hours 11 minutes


When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she'll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life-whether she wants to or not.


**Spoiler Warning** 
This review has some spoilers. 

Iron Kissed is book three in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. Each book continues the ongoing adventure with our coyote shifter, Mercy, where we continue to develop the characters, relationships, and world. 

I LOVE this series. I LOVE Mercy! She’s a kick-ass heroine. She knows she shouldn’t get involved in Fae affairs, but she can’t help; wanting to help her friend and someone she cares about. 

In Iron Kissed we dive into the Fae reservation and learn about some of their secrets.

Briggs writes a world that isn’t too different from ours. I think why I love Mercy so much is that she’s a regular women dealing with the same issues we do, who happens to be a coyote shifter, and gets caught up in another world.

We get to see more of the Fae and learn about some of their secrets. New characters are introduced and old favorites become more intriguing. Briggs features a rape scene in this novel. To see Mercy, a strong and capable women, go through this, well it broke my heart. The emotional struggles she and all the characters go through during and after the incident is heartbreaking. I’ve re-read/listened to this novel many times and I new this scene was coming, but it doesn’t make it easier. Briggs does this scene justice and shares the emotional struggles well. Oh my, Ben. I like him more after this novel. We see more of him, learn more about his past, and we see him stand up to Adam to explain, in his way, what Mercy is going through and tells Adam that he needs to fight for her or lose her. 

Briggs finally addressed the whole Adam/Sam love issue and she did it well. She manages to write it so that Mercy finally chooses Adam, but still doesn’t disregard Samuel whom she once loved in the past. 

Narration: Lorelei King is a spectacular narrater. She does a wonderful job with the storyline and characters. I love her voices for everyone.

This is one of my favorite series and I’ve re-read/listened to it multiple times. This novel is a delight each and every time I read/listen to it. I highly recommend this Urban Fantasy series either reading or listening. Don’t hesitate to pick up this series.

Rated: 4.5 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.

8 comments on “Audiobook Review: Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs (Narrator: Lorelei King)

  1. I haven’t read this series yet, but I keep hearing good thigns about it. maybe one day I’ll pick it up. I like how you describe her as a regular women who happens to be a coyote shifter.

    • I hope you enjoy whenever you do read. This series is timeless and Mercy is so easy to connect too. Thank’s for stopping in.

  2. I am loving that you are loving this series!!

    • ^_^ It’s one of my favorites and I love re-visiting it. Thank’s for stopping in.

  3. This particular book had all the feels. Even my recent re-read had me nearly weeping at one spot.

    • Yep! This series is timeless.

  4. You are catching up on the Read-along. Fantastic review! This is an emotional one and a great story.

    • Oh yes, this is an emotional read. Even though I knew it was coming I still got a shock. Timeless series.