Review: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson #3)
July 2 2008
Mass Market Paperback
Kick Ass Chick – Mercedes Thompson
“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. “
“Iron Kissed”, the third installment in Patricia Briggs’ Mercedes Thompson series is my favorite yet. Every book has somewhat of a mystery to it, but this one is a real ‘who done it’. It’s such a ride! You really don’t have any idea what to expect next. And just as you learned about the vampires in the series’ second book, you get a better understanding of the fae that co-exist with our Mercy and her friends in this book. I’m torn between the fae and the vampires – as in which one tend to make my skin crawl the most.
As always, Mercedes is a pleasure to read. I super heart her! She is so loyal to those she cares about. She doesn’t care what it means to her if it means helping out a friend. (Did I mention that I love Mercy?!) One thing that I think is important to mention is Patricia Briggs’ talent at writing dialogue. You feel as though you are at the table with the characters as they are chatting away and not just looking in through the window. Every facial expression and every detail is described during the conversation, but it’s not too much. I love the conversations in this series – I think it’s my favorite part.
Mercy is also finally that much closer to making a decision in the Samuel vs. Adam scenario. And the way it ends…whoa! Just thinking about it breaks my heart and makes me giggle all at the same time. And Ben! How he helps Mercy by talking to Adam…I’ve found a new spot in my heart just for him. What a wonderful surprise to find out that he really isn’t such an ass. In the last couple of chapters, there are so many *tear* moments and *swoon* moments and *happy sigh* moments and *giddy* moments. It’s very nicely done.
After reading this installment, I’ve made it official. Patricia Briggs’ ‘Mercedes Thompson’ series has made it to my favorites page and Mercy made my list of favorite characters. And, I’ve begun my search for Ms. Briggs in order to get her autograph. It’s a little trickier to get a hold of authors who write multiple series, but I still try. Wish me luck!
Giggle worthy quotes
“‘Are you sending me home?’ Was I flirting? Damn it, I was.”
“The warmth of his body shouldn’t have felt good. He was angry and every muscle was tense. It was like being leaned on by a very heavy, warm brick. A sexy brick.”
“Hold Your Breath” worthy quote
“So have you made up your mind?”