Monday, November 7, 2016

"Fatal Frost" by Nancy Mehl

About this book:

  “Following in her absentee father's footsteps in a law enforcement career, U.S. Marshal Mercy Brennan has just recovered from being shot in the line of duty. And, unbeknownst to her, her father’s recent reappearance in her life has put her in the sights of St. Louis’s most powerful gang. Her boss assigns Deputy U.S. Marshal Mark St. Laurent—Mercy's ex-boyfriend—to get her out of town until her safety can be guarantee.
  Unaware of the extent her boss and Mark have been keeping her in the dark, it isn't until a freak ice storm strands them at a remote location and out of contact with the district office that the full severity of their situation becomes clear. As the storm worsens, the forces of nature combine with a deadly enemy closing in to put their lives at imminent risk. Can they survive long enough for help to arrive—if help is even coming at all?”

Series: Book #1 in the “Defenders of Justice” series.

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Witnessing to Mercy; Talks about God, Jesus, God’s will, faiths, believing, prayers, & love; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mark believes & Tally is a new believer; Mercy doesn’t believe God exists (since He didn’t answer childhood prayers) *Spoiler* but halfway she prayers a couple times and thinks she’s losing it for talking to a “nonexistent being”, in the last chapter she says she believes. *End of Spoiler*; Many mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of God; Mentions of being/getting religious, going to churches & having faith; Mentions of talking to a pastor; Mentions of sins, sinners, hell & needing Jesus; Mentions of sisters, deacons, a reverend & churches; A few mentions of miracles; A few mentions of Catholic churches & nuns; A couple mentions of The Holy Ghost; A couple mentions of a church for a funeral; A mention of a church leader; A mention of Christmas;
*Note: A mention of having a positive energy.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: three ‘shut up’s, (a gang leader calls police officers ‘pigs’ four times), four ‘idiot’, six ‘dumb’s, and seventeen forms of ‘stupid’; Mentions of curses (said, not written); Sarcasm & Eye rolling; A raid, being shot, injuries, blood, pain, passing out, seeing stars, & a car crash (up to semi-detailed); All About drugs, a cartel, gangs, killings/murders, deaths, criminals, crimes, violence, guns shot, a video of killing, gang fights, dirty officers & important figures in a community (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of deaths & bodies (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of torture, being hit, kicked & slapped, blood, kidnapping, murders/killings, bloodthirsty people (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of threats; Many mentions of hatred & gang members hatred for the law enforcement; Many mention of drugs & raids; Mentions of blood, bruises, pain, being shot, gunshot wounds & injuries (barley-above-not-detailed); Mentions of officers shot/killed, funerals, arrests, & prisons; Mentions of beating, being shot, & murders; Mentions of an abused husband/father (barley-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a helicopter crash & explosion (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of robberies & break-ins; Mentions of crooks & rigged bids; Mentions of nightmares; Mentions of throwing up & nausea; Mentions of Mercy’s mom who has/had an alcohol & drug problem; Mentions of alcohol, drunks & hangovers; A few mentions of going out for drinks & drinking; A few mentions of being sober & drug-free; A few mentions of cigarettes & smoking; A few mentions of blackmail; A few mentions of divorce; A couple mentions of terrorism & ISIS; A couple mentions of losing limbs in drastic situations; A couple mentions of tattoos; A couple mentions of bullies.

Sexual Content- a forehead kiss and a boarder-line semi-detailed // detailed kiss; Noticing; Mark says his & Mercy’s relationship wasn’t exactly chaste; Mentions of kisses; Mentions of Mercy’s father leaving his family for another woman; A few mentions of blushes; A few mentions of noticing & turning heads; A few mentions of a teenager looking at & salivating over Mercy’s body; A few hints of a mother entertaining a man to buy food for her children; A mention of a man & his wife’s closeness & passion; Some love, being in love & the emotions;
           *Note: A mention of gangs “being in bed with” a huge cartel; A couple mentions of men’s pants hanging down showing their boxers; A few mentions of a man being in just his underwear (not sexually at all).

-Mercy Brennan, age 26
-Mark St. Laurent
          P.O.V. switches between them, Tally(5x), Batterson(3x), Angel, Daruis & Al(once each)
                                                        297 pages

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My personal Rating-

{Add ½ star for girls interested in law enforcement.}
This was my first Nancy Mehl book & I thought it would be right up my alley with all the law enforcement agents in it. I didn’t realize that the plot would be so focused heavily on drugs, a cartel & gangs, but that was a (nice?) difference from a normal romance book—this one was pretty light in the romance compared to the whole book, so that was refreshing. The ending wrapped up a bit too quickly for my tastes, but I really loved Mercy’s backup plan. That was awesome. ;)
I look forward to learning more about the series as they come out.

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Bethany House) for this honest review.

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