Ready by Lucy Monroe

My Rating:
Read: 05/13/17
Series: Mercenary Trilogy #1

I was excited to read a romantic suspense, but Ready does not have much of romance or suspense. 

From the beginning, the heroine has a total TSTL moment.  The heroine, Lise Barton, a writer who starts getting threatening emails from a stalker.  When she doesn’t get the cops to take her seriously, and when her stalker starts threatening her family, she decides to protect her brother, his wife and kid, she takes for Seattle without explaining why to anyone. 

This is the beginning of her TSTL moment, she never explains to her family what’s going on about her situation.  But all I was thinking about this people are walking around in ignorance when their life could be in danger. 

Now, the threats have followed her to Seattle and are escalating and the cops are still not taking her seriously, but does she seek other avenues of help or do more? Nope!

Especially, when it is pointed out that her sister-in-law’s brother, Joshua Watt is a former army Ranger and a mercenary for hire, which she knows.  Nope she doesn’t do anything!

Lise’s sister-in-law sends the hero to her to find out what is going on with our heroine.  In just a few pages, I was annoyed, but I was hoping with the hero in the picture, things will get better….

It did not.

The whole suspense portion and the stalker just completely fell flat.  There is no OMG moment, no fear, no unpredictability to motivate the write to keep reading.  I guess I should have known after Joshua brings in 2 more of his mercenary friends.  3 former Army Rangers, now mercenary Vs. 1 deranged bad acting villain, I knew what is going to happen, but I kept hoping for a heart stopping moment, some unknown danger to make things interesting, but there was nothing. 

The hero and his friends had a lot of potential, but it was just lost in the trivial details and a non-existent plot, so I couldn’t really appreciate them much.

It would have been boring, if not for the fact that the heroine has a sexual turnaround going from prim to wild and the sexual marathon that ensues.  There were some steamy scenes, but again it was not enough. 

The ending was so ridiculous, it just pushed my 2-star rating down to 1.  I can’t even talk about it. 

I have read Lucy Monroe’s Harlequin Presents and her writing, but I was surprised by this, so I am going to still eventually read the next book and hope the series gets better.

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