With nothing but rumors to lead her, Lynn Harmony has trekked across a nightmare landscape to find one man—a mysterious, damaged legend who protects the weak and leads the strong. He’s more than muscle and firepower—and in post-plague L.A., he’s her only hope. As the one woman who could cure the disease, Lynn is the single most volatile—and vulnerable—creature in this new and ruthless world. But face to face with Jax Mercury…

Danger has never looked quite so delicious…


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I love Rebecca Zanetti’s paranormal romances and urban fantasies. I don’t know if I can say the same for her contemporary romances, but I know that her fantasy worlds are always entertaining and well-written. She has this way pf engaging her readers and getting them inside the her worlds. Very few PNR authors do the same thing as she does. When I saw that Mercury Striking is a first book in a series, I was immediately excited to read it. I read the novella months ago, and while I got a glimpse of this post apocalyptic world from there, I think this first book did great in world-building and introduction.

At the time of an apocalypse, it’s difficult to imagine that people still have time to form romantic attachments. Which is why I understand that the hero was an asshole at first. I mean, who has the time to be gentle right? I’ve read some reviews saying they didn’t like it because the hero was too harsh and that the story was mainly on the romance. I don’t understand the contradicting complaints. If they don’t like the harshness, then why do they think there shouldn’t be a focus on the romantic side of the story? Anyway, for me, I personally loved this book.

Yes, there are scenes of violence and questionable treatment of the hero towards the heroine. But this is the end of the world. Nobody has the time to be gentle anymore. And that’s why when the main characters start forming an emotional attachment, I totally liked the development. After all, humans are built with the need to eat, sleep, and fuck, right?


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner – only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

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