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Beg for Mercy (Dead Wrong #1)

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  2,860 ratings  ·  281 reviews
He lurks in the shadows, waiting and watching . . . And once he has you, all you can do is. . .


Megan Flynn thought she was falling in love. Cole Williams wasn't just handsome and passionate, he was one of the good guys. Or so she thought, until he arrested her brother-the only family she has left-for a murder she knows he couldn't have possibly committed. Now
Mass Market Paperback, 413 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Grand Central Publishing (first published January 1st 2011)
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Dec 04, 2013 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Karen Rose-type RS
Recommended to Auntee by: Everyone!
Wow, what a book! I'm not even going to attempt much of a review, since my head is still spinning and I'm all jumpy with too much adrenaline! The suspense in this book was just awesome--Jami Alden, you hit this one out of the park! From page one I could not put it down. Everything worked in this book, and it pushed all my buttons and hit all my switches--a perfect romantic suspense.

This isn't a lightweight RS at all--it's gritty, often graphically violent, deals with prostitution, rape, and huma
5 stars – Romantic Suspense

Warning: This ain’t yo mama’s romantic suspense! It’s a dark, chilling, gritty, edgy, emotional, disturbing, graphic, and violent romantic suspense thriller with a sick f**k serial killer who’s methods gave me mega, serious creeps.

The romance between Cole and Megan was well developed, genuine, affecting, and steamy. Their love scenes were volatile and smokin’ hot yet suitably placed so that the passionate moments never felt inappropriate for the plot’s heavier subject

There is a monster at large …

Megan Flynn is on a mission. To try and prove her brother’s innocence. Sean Flynn has been in prison for the last three years. He swears he is innocent. She believes him.

Cole Williams is the Detective who arrested Sean. He and Megan had been in a relationship but that all crumbled after Sean’s arrest. They have not seen each other in 3 years.

When another murder is committed, they meet again. The attraction is still there but the mistrust is also there.

Won’t go into
Beg for Mercy was my first book by Jami Alden. I’m a big fan of romantic suspense and therefore always on the lookout for new authors and new books. Beg for Mercy surpassed all my expectations and Jami Alden quickly became one of my favorite authors.

Beg for Mercy starts with a rather romantic, seductive scene with our heroes, Megan Flynn and her detective boyfriend Cole Matthews. They have been dating for a while and everything is looking up, literally, when Cole gets a call out on a case which
This was not the typical Jami Alden erotic suspense. This was a very dark suspense romance about a serial killer who killed young prostitutes. It's not a book for the faint of heart. Those of you who like/love Cynthia Eden and Karen Rose may enjoy this book.
There was romance in this story and a few HOT love scenes that were good enough to keep me happy. I knew who the killer was before he was totally revealed but that did not make me like the book non the less, it just made me root all the more
My first read by Jami Alden and very much loved this book. The mystery was a bit darker than what I was used to, but not to the extend that I can't totally stomach it. The gory killings were pictured in details here so if you have a very imaginative mind, you would have trouble sleeping after reading this book.

I absolutely cannot be as strong as Megan was. Three years after her brother Sean was sentenced to death penalty, she was still actively digging for clues or leads to prove his innocence.
Megan Flynn is a desperate woman. Her brother Sean, has been sentenced to death for a murder she's certain he didn't commit and his execution date is getting closer and closer. In her effort to prove his innocence, Megan asks the help of the policeman who arrested her brother in the first place, the man she thought she loved but who turned a deaf ear to her pleas for help, detective Cole Williams. Cole Williams is reluctant to reopen such a solid case as Sean Flynn's, but he has been unable to f ...more
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5 Stars of Intense Goodness

If I were asked to describe this book in one word, Intense is what comes to mind. Beg for Mercy is a title that sums up what romantic suspense is all about from the very beginning till its very last pages.

Beg for Mercy features the very sexy, rough and tough 37 year old Seattle Police Detective Cole Williams and the beautiful 29 year old Megan Flynn who meet one another 3 years prior to the start of the story. Megan is on her way to spinning dreams of happily ever
Excellent romantic suspense/thriller! This had everything I love in this genre of book. A twisted villain committing gruesome murders, nail-biting suspense, an intense romance, and great secondary characters. Nothing sugar-coated here, pretty graphic descriptions of the deeds and the aftermath of the crime. Although the killer was easy to spot, it did not take away from the story. There was still that desperation to solve the murders, and the hopelessness of the situation if it was left unresolv ...more
I've waited a long time for another Jami Alden excited to read this one!

Beg for Mercy was absolutely incredible. I've been a big fan of Jami Alden for a long time especially her Gemini Series but this book blew me away. I could not put it down. I fell asleep with it in my hands at 3:30 AM!
The suspense reminded me of Allison Brennan or Karen Rose but the romance/sex was all Jami Alden. It was a great balance. The hero and heroine were both what you'd want and expect from a romantic su
Anne OK
Chilling thriller with a solid romance. I could not put the book down. Will definitely be reading Alden's next one "Hide from Evil" starring secondary characters from this one. If you like edge-of-your-seat suspense that's dark and evil, this is the book for you. I really like Jamie Alden's writing style as well. Her characters are well-defined and strong.
Elizabeth (Liz)
Incredible book! The heroine, Meg, made some annoyingly stupid moves early on, but I always kept in mind her fierce devotion to her brother, and then I was able to put her actions in perspective. Honestly, my favorite relationship in the book was between Meg and her brother Sean. You could just *feel* that bond and the love they had for one another. It was very moving. I *love* the character of Sean. He was absolutely my favorite. I cannot wait for the next book, which is his story, to come out ...more
Lady Heather
Jul 12, 2011 Lady Heather rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: contemp. romance/thriller
After I finished this book I had to think for a couple of days on how I would review it... so here goes.

The story starts out with our two main characters Megan a court appointed advocate for children and Cole a homicide detective having a rather romantic date, which would have their relationship moving to the next level except that Cole's phone rings..he answers it and is called to a crime scene. Megan hears the address is shocked to hear that it's her brother's house.
Cole leaves telling her to
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
Disclaimer- This is the very first "romance suspense" novel I've EVER finished. I've started quite a few contemporary romance/suspense novels before, but I have never finished one. As a general rule, I find contemporary books very frustrating since the books seem very unrealistic (the hero seems too perfect, and the storyline is always ridiculous). Thus, this is my first, and I don't have alot of other books read in this genre to compare to. SO, please remember that when reading my review. Also ...more
I give this 3 1/2 stars. It has a good gripping plot but I wasn't all that fond of the characters. Not sure why. I didn't hate them but I didn't feel particularly invested in them. The whodunit was fairly easy to figure out but it was interesting to see how it turned out. I think I will continue the series because there are some unresolved issues not dealt with in this book. Nothing that really ruins the story, though.
Lynsey A
What a great action packed read! I loved the tension and the angst in this story between Megan and Cole. The reader could see how tough Sean's arrest was for both of them in regards to their relationship.

This book had a great mix of both romance and of suspense. The suspense was absolutely nail-bighting and I found myself almost skimming over words near the end because I was so anxious to have Cole come to the rescue. Absolutely great suspense. Even though the villain was obvious it didn't take
Holy Smokes Batman!!! What a ride. Wow.. I seriously enjoyed this book! I have never read anything by this author before and was so pleasantly suprised by how good it was.

This book was so rich with emotions I was drooling. I love emotional books. The author had such a way that at one point I almost felt like maybe I was sick because I felt bad for the serial killer. Of course by the end I no longer felt that way. But I couldn't help but have a small amount of sympathy for the killer when they ha
Laurie Garrison
This is another first author read that I found to be a very thrilling suspense. I enjoyed the writing and the detail that the author took in writing the case. This is an excellent romance story with a couple of sex scenes. I would suggest not to go into this story without light or a full stomach (if your that type) because the villain is very twisted and the author lays out the sinister tale on how the villain takes out the pray and it’s not pretty.

Cole and Megan’s relationship starts off good
Jami Alden delivers her first in a brand new trilogy surrounding suspense, deceit and danger.

Megan Flynn is falling hard for her detective boyfriend, Cole Williams. She envisions herself living in sweet bliss with him. Her fantasies are interrupted when Cole arrests her brother, Sean, for murder. Their romance quickly dissolves when Megan realizes that Cole believes her brother committed the crime and he is the lead detective on the case.

Sean is sentenced to live in prison. Three years later, he
Great suspense, kept me glued till the end, which grabbed me more than the romance because I didn’t like that the hero broke all contact with the heroine, never attempted to get in touch with her, and nothing he did afterwards endeared him to me. I loved the heroine and the writing was also very good.
HERO is a Warrior, a police detective, who lost the woman he’d be most attracted to when he arrested her brother. After three years of living with the regret of what could have been, he meets her a
Jul 16, 2011 Kathrynn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Karen Rose fans
Recommended to Kathrynn by: Auntee
Wonderful! Set in and around the Seattle, Washington area (2011ish), this romantic suspense had all the elements that make a 5 star story for This Reader.

1. Hero/Heroine that were both good without the dreaded bickering couples theme.

2. Suspense that kept me on the edge of my chair and turning the pages way past my bedtime.

3. Nice romance mingled into the pages that made this book just right for this bear.

Nicely written and I'm looking forward to part two of this "trilogy" later this year. Felt
Jun 16, 2011 Angelc added it
This book is not for the faint of heart like me. I actually didn't finish this one because the crime scenes were way too intense. I wouldn't classify it as a romance, but as a thriller. So if you are fans of crime thrillers that don't shy away from the gritty details, you will love this one! I'd recommend this book to readers who are up for a very scary thriller, not those looking for a romance and mystery.

Overall, way too scary for me!!

ARC sent by publisher in exchange for honest review.

Whoa!!! What a ride!! Review to come!
It is no secret that I have a love for 'romantic suspense' books. Linda Howard, Karen Rose, J.D. Robb, Donnell Ann Bell, Joyce Lamb, Brenda Novak, Sandra get the drift. But Jami Alden's BEG FOR MERCY takes you to another level. 'Graphic' is the best word that comes to mind.

The story started out with a well-thought wrap-up for Cole Williams and Megan Flynn. You see, each thought the other might actually be The One. They had been dating and were ready to take it to the next stage of t
Beg for Mercy is the book anyone who enjoys the suspense and spine-tingling story-telling a la Karen Rose or Laura Griffin. When I choose to read a RS - I want a couple of things. A suspenseful, plausible story to keep me guessing and a good conflict between the hero and heroine. I love to feel the romantic tension when the characters just love to hate one another. I like to see the journey the author takes them on from being on the outs to somehow overcoming their differences and getting it on. ...more
Lady Raven RAVE! for readers

Megan is in wonderful relationship with Detective Cole; however, the current case that Cole is working on involves Megan's brother. Megan's brother Sean has been arrested by Cole. Now, Megan is desperately trying to help save her brother and feels betrayed by the one person she thought could help her, Cole.

THOUGHTS (May or may not contain spoiler)

This was a good romantic suspense. Apart from enjoying the story, I also liked the title a
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: June 1, 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Imprint: Forever
Author's Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, unnamed trilogy
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Hot

Having dated for a while, Megan Flynn and homicide detective Cole Williams had yet to consummate their relationship (despite some blistering hot kisses). On the night
Beg For Mercy
3.5 Stars

Megan Flynn and Detective Cole Williams are about to take the next step in their relationship when he is forced to arrest her brother for murder. After his conviction and death sentence, Megan dedicates her life to exonerating her brother, but is the only one to believe in his innocence until the real killer strikes again and Megan becomes his next target.

The serial killer plot is fast-paced, intense and satisfying, and the romance has potential but ultimately fizzles as t
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