Merciless: Volume 1

· Merciless Book 1 · Willow Winters Publishing LLC
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*** Now a USA Today bestselling series! ***


From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes a heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, standalone, romantic suspense. 


I should've known she would ruin me the moment I saw her.  

Women like her are made to destroy men like me. 

I couldn't resist her though.  

Given to me to start a war; I was too eager to accept. 


But I didn't know what she'd do to me. That she would change everything. 

She sees through me in a way no one else ever has.  

Her innocence and vulnerability make me weak for her and I hate it.

I know better than to give in to temptation.


A ruthless man doesn't let a soul close to him.

A cold-hearted man doesn't risk anything for anyone.

A powerful man with a beautiful woman at his mercy ... he doesn't fall for her.


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4.6
89 reviews
Sofia Almiroudis
May 15, 2018
Willow Winters has outdone herself with Merciless. Carter is the oldest of the Cross brothers and the one who leads the family business. He has set his eyes on Aria, the daughter of one of his enemies. Carter has set in motion a war that has been brewing for many years between the Romano's and the Talvery's. However, neither family knows that he is doing it for selfish reasons, Aria. She has captured his dark soul, his every thought, his every breath. Carter was once innocent, dragged into this life by his lowlife father. One night changed him, the night that he learned of Aria. The night that she saved him without even knowing it. Aria hates what her father represents, hates the life she has, but that is all she knows. Witnessing her mother's death, Aria is haunted with that memory. Her saving grace is her sketch book, timeless hours drawing and most importantly the picture of her mother that lingers in the pages of that sketch book. So when that sketch book is stolen, she stops at nothing to reclaim it, even her own safety. Kidnapped and held against her will, Aria's strong will and defiance only lasts so long. Although she hates Carter with every breath she takes, he slowly breaks her will and Aria starts to crave Carter. Oddly, she feels safe in his presence and seeks it. She knows it is unhealthy, but she also knows that underneath all the coldness lies a tender man. She knows in order to survive she needs Carter to believe that she is weak and needs him. But is at all a facade, or is Aria really starting to have feelings for her capturer? Carter knows he needs to break Aria's will to rebuild her. She is his kryptonite, but he can't let her see his tenderness and weakness for her. She will willingly submit to him, he just has to wait patiently. Everything he does is planned and well thought out. What a story Aria and Carter have. As much as I want to hate Carter for what he is doing to Aria, I find that I am falling for him. My heart cries for him and what he has been through in life to become the man that he is today. He is craving love and I believe he can find it with Aria. Aria is his savior, whether she knows it or not. When Aria finally gives all of herself to Carter I know it will be the most beautiful LOVE between two people.
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C.M Pepper
May 15, 2018
5 deep, dark MERCILESS stars. Merciless by Willow Winters is yet another dark, and twisted tale of love and maybe redemption. It’s a truly exceptional story about Carter Cross and Aria Talvery. Aria is a mafioso’s daughter, one of the biggest crime lords around and she becomes a hostage when she’s captured by an enemy of her father and given to Carter with the intention of starting a war between the disgruntled factions. Carter is a top notch alpha male, he’s powerful, sexy and very, very dangerous. Aria tries to fight the forbidden attraction she starts to feel toward this often cold and calculating warrior, but they’re just something about him. Carter knows he shouldn’t have feelings for this girl he’s trapped but whenever they’re together, his heart just grows bigger and bigger. And yet, he won’t let her go. When lust and desire become love, will he have the strength to finally free her, and will Aria want to escape from his loving clutches? Told in dual POV this was a angsty, thrilling suspenseful story and I was thoroughly captivated myself. I was sorry when the end came as Carter and Aria drew me in with this passion and chemistry. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.
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sherill posner
May 16, 2018
MERCILESS - IS POWERFUL - DANGEROUS - DARK - PASSIONATE & STEAMING-HOT! I was transfixed to this story which held my absolute attention until the dramatic conclusion. Inside; suspense, action, intriguing dialogue, emotional moments, and intense sensuous romance. As the head of his family, Carter is protective; his glare potent and his orders must be followed to a T. He is also traffic-stopping hot, wise and seems to always get what he wants; he wants the doe-eyed beauty Aria a mafia Princess to be totally his. Aria and Carter have a history unknown to her and she also has a past that haunts her nights. Their story is life-changing and as the two become closer their wants and needs intensify. STIRRING read and passionately written by a truly gifted author. The characters are praise-worthy and engaging. I loved the backstories of both Aria and Carter and the vivid scene descriptions are dynamic. I feel that Carter and Aria are a great match. Aria proves to be a strong woman and though Carter is powerful and his guard is always up there is a caring side that bubbles in his soul for her. I relished this story and found it to be a most gratifying read so {of my own volition without any stipulations, I reviewed an advanced copy.} Without any reservations, I recommend this read.
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 Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!


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Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.

In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!

Reading Order of the Sins and Secrets: 
Imperfect (Mason and Jule's story book 1)
Unforgiven (Mason and Jule's story book 2)

Damaged (Ethan and Kat's story book 1)
Scarred (Ethan and Kat's story book 2)

Reading Order for the Highest Bidder Series, cowritten with Lauren Landish:

Bought
Sold 
Owned 
Given

Reading order for the Valetti Crime Family Series:

Dirty Dom
His Hostage
Rough Touch
Cuffed Kiss
Bad Boy 

Standalone Novels:

Forget Me Not
Broken: A Dark Romance
Shared: A Dark MFM Menage Romance (cowritten with Bella Love-Wins and Lauren Landish)
Forsaken: A Dark Mafia Romance (cowritten with B. B. Hamel)

On the Sweeter Side: 

Knocking Boots (cowritten with Vivian Wood)
Promise Me: A Second Chance Romance (cowritten with Vivian Wood)

Bad Boys cowritten with Lauren Landish:

Inked: A Bad Boy Next Door Romance
Tempted: A Bad Boy Next Door Romance
Mr. CEO

Happy reading and best wishes, 
Willow xx

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