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Publisher's Summary

Some Talents are too dangerous to keep.

Mercy Strange - Genetic Research Lead, Strange Medical Technologies

There’s a madman who calls himself a scientist...and I have to stop him. Never mind that his med-magick drugs might be the key to my own research. Never mind that his red-and-yellow pill tempts me with the promise of turning off a Talent I’d give anything to erase. The madman developed his med-magick with an illegal drug trial, performing experiments on people like my father - and using my own family’s company to do it! The madman will pay for that, even if I have to hunt him down myself. I’ll train the FBI’s insanely sexy field agent to go undercover after the killer, but when this is done, I’ll be taking that pill...and finally destroying the part of me that’s too dangerous to keep.  

Swift Payne - FBI, Science and Magick Lab

This is just another job. I keep telling myself that, but Mercy’s emotional soundscape sings to me like no other. There’s so much she’s hiding, just under the surface. She doesn’t know what I am - few people do - and it needs to stay that way. Because I’m not just following leads to find our serial-killer-by-drugs - I’m investigating her. And if she’s dirty in this, I’ll have to march her out in handcuffs. Or get yanked from the case. Or get sent back to the military work I barely escaped. Mercy’s dangerously tempting, but I can’t go back there again. Yet I can’t seem to tear myself away from the music of her oh-so-brilliant mind....

Someone’s developed a drug that can erase magickal Talents...and they need to be stopped before they kill anyone else. Swift’s Talent is secret, and Mercy’s secret is her Talent. But they have to work together to find the mad scientist with the killer drugs...before he unleashes them on the streets of Chicago.

©2019 Alisa Woods (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • 06-08-19

HORRIBLE NARRATION

I've really enjoyed all of Alisa Wood's books up until this one. This story is lacking in character depth/development and there is almost no heat between the main characters. The story is also quite dull and even boring at times. Even the single intimate scene in the book was lackluster at best. All that aside my main criticism of this book is the audible performance. The narrators were all around horrible, and made me wish I had simply read it. The worst part by far was the attempt to make the character Nia, who is described as a beautiful tall black woman, sound "black". As a black female I feel it just came off as a stereotypical hot mess that made me groan and roll my eyes everytime I heard it. Also, the guy doing the narration sounded like a mix of someone from a TV commercial trying to sell me something & the stereotypical movie trailer voice from the 80s or early 90s. Definitely not her best work, but still a fan of her other works.

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Entertaining

This was an entertaining story. The narrator's consistency in depicting the different characters brought them alive. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series bringing Swift and Mercy together permanently as the story continues.

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Addictive series.

l really really liked this story. The subject matter was riveting and well written. The narrator's did a great job. l couldn't stop listening.

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A big thumbs up for another engaging tale...

After finishing Ever Strange, the story ARC kept nagging at me, so I broke down and picked up the next one in the series, and I gotta say that these stories seem a tad formulaic! Again we have another bad boy monster, Swift Payne, watching Mercy (Ever's sister). To Swift, she's just another job assignment. He's yet another FBI agent, looking for evidence proving that Mercy's somehow involved in the manufacture of a highly illegal drug... But, holy gods, the story and the chemistry between them heats up quicker than a bar-room brawl on a Hot August night, while the story unfolds! So really, a big thumbs up for getting me past the beginning and writing another engaging story, but damn... it's left us clutching at the edge of a deep canyon! I felt that Summer Roberts was a better storyteller than Alexander Cendese, 'cause he really needs a chill pill, or maybe a time out as he goes a little overboard... I'm still intrigued by the overall series ARC and will prolly pick up the final book when the opportunity arrives...

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It is getting really exciting now!

Things really get exciting as Ever's sister Mercy tries to unlock the secrets of the drug that can turn on, or off, magical abilities. She is thrown for a loop when FBI agent Swift Payne shows up to work the case. He needs an in at the drug company the Strange family owns and where the drugs silently originated. He actually works for a secret section of the FBI and his talent is illegal so he is closely monitored. He "hears" emotions and can manipulate them. What he hears from Mercy intrigues him, and she is immediately on to him when he tries to manipulate her so that is a no-go. He can tell she is hiding something but he has no idea what. Mercy has a talent that no one knows about but her, and she plans to keep it that way. She hopes this new drug will allow her to turn it off, if she can just figure out how the drug works. The more she and agent Payne learn the more concerned she is that this drug could change everything, and not in a good way. Meanwhile, her feelings for Swift grow she she has no idea what to do with them. She is aware that he too has secrets and they when this case is over he will be gone. She is also worried about her sister Verity who has gotten herself mixed up with a cult leader, a dangerous cult leader. I won a copy of this audio book and am voluntarily reviewing it. I do own the ebook version. Can't wait to read the next one in the series.

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predictable romance but the story was good.

Predictable romance but the story was ok. the main character is conflicted about her sexret.

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Strange magic

Different paranormal story with witches and magic Mercy and Swift work together to catch the evil doers. Some drama, action, twists and romance. Voluntarily reviewed. Narrative was okay most of the time voices sounded the same sometimes.

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Enjoyable but not earth-shattering

interesting story dealing with magical powers and the presumption that the magic was passed down in your genes.

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Suspenseful Paranormal Romantic Suspense!

This is the second book in the Legal Magick Series, a great paranormal romantic suspense. This time, this is Mercy Strange story. The story continues where the last ended. Mercy and Swift are great and strong characters. Mercy is a Genetic Research Lead at Strange Medical Technologies, her family empire. Swift is an FBI agent at Science and Magick Lab. They are both powerful (secret power) and strong. The storyline is as suspenseful as the first book, and we get to know more about the intrigue and mystery. I love to have both POV. I love the sisterhood and family spirit in this story. Once again, the story has a great HEA for now, but ends with a cliffhanger/introduction to Verity story. Summer Roberts and Alexander Cendese did a great job to bring to life this amazing and suspenseful story. I love their voices together. I enjoyed listening this story/Series.

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Heating Up

The FBI case is heating up with magic altering drugs at its heart. In comes Swift Payne undercover psy-ops with a talent Mercy Strange is not expecting but she has secrets of her own. This book is filled with crazy twists that will keep you guessing at every turn. Good performance from both Summer Roberts and Alexander Cendese.