Merciless King (Lawless Kings #5) by Sherilee Gray

Merciless King by Sherilee Gray
Series: Lawless Kings #5
on April 12, 2019
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Two years ago Van King killed a man and saved my life.
I’ve thought about the handsome private investigator every day since, fantasized about what would happen when I finally saw him again. And when I do, it’s far from the reunion of my dreams.
A copycat serial killer wants to finish what I barely survived. Van rushes to my side once more, and shows me the man he truly is: protective, possessive, merciless, especially when it comes to me and my safety. He thinks I’m afraid of him. But I’ve loved Van from the moment his dark, enigmatic gaze met mine.
This time, I won’t allow my fear or debilitating shyness to rule me. I sure as hell won’t hide from the heat that explodes between us while I’m under his protection. No, I’ll welcome it and beg for more.

5 Protector Stars ⭐️ 

Merciless King is a standalone book within the Lawless Kings Series. As this is the last book in the series, this story was bittersweet and so worth the wait.

This is the story of Van King who during an investigatory operation a couple years prior runs to a girl’s assistance during a brutal crime. Fast forward two years, London who managed to survive the attack is barely going through the paces of living. Although incredibly brave her anxiety is at an all-time high. London has never been overly confident or assertive, but her sense of paranoia feels far too real to be ignored. When the police disregard her concerns, she turns to the one man she has never forgotten, the one man who saved her life, Van King.

Van King was the kind of hero I adore. He was tormented, heroic, possessive but ultimately kind. He has always been fascinated with the sweet and awkward London but had maintained his distance believing he could never be the kind of man she needed. This was until he could no longer ignore London’s need for protection. It felt real. I wanted Van to be real…. 

Merciless King was fast paced and angsty without it consuming the overall story. It allowed this story to be emotional and so damn sexy, that I loved every moment.