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Bad Blood

(Royal Blood #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  407 ratings  ·  69 reviews
A killer without a master.
A monster without a leash.

Xavier “X” Blood is a contract killer. Cold, calculating, devoid of feeling.
He knows the best way to drive the life from another human beings eyes, but what he doesn’t bargain on is wanting to save a life he’s meant to take.

Mercy Reid was good at running from her demons. That was until she met X and her life was thrown in
Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published April 7th 2015 (first published 2015)
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Amity Cross It is book two of a series, so it does have a to be continued. There is no cliffhanger.

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This was an amazing continuation of Royal Blood!
Xavier and Mercy will finally get their revenge on Sykes but the road towards it is extremely rocky! Darkness lurks everywhere and especially inside our characters.
Mercy will have to learn how to fight, how to be strong; how to kill. Xavier is deliciously dark, his character changing only towards Mercy. I love their relationship and the hold she has on him. Their chemistry is explosive and I loved the air of danger that dominated the book.
Simply am
Heather andrews
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
X he's seeing different things when he's with his woman you know like how a normal life could be, "I lounged in the armchair by the open fireplace, watching Mercy move around in the kitchen. Watching her cook was very… domestic." He still has a massive hard on for his womanbpersonally I don't think that's ever going to change, "Just thinking about it made my balls begin to ache. Since all I could think about was effing Mercy's a**, it had obviously had the desired effect." Mercy is learning the ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it, dark
This is book two in the Royal Blood Series. Make sure you read book one Royal Blood before reading this one.

X and Mercys story continues. They are on the run. Mercy wants revenge for the murder of her family. X is fighting his demons. X is a badass alpha. I love how Mercy is getting stronger throughout these stories.

Really great dark and gritty story. This is action packed with romance and mystery. I couldn't help but read this in one sitting. I was literally glued to it. Loved it.
Elfina Renee
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You know that hair raising wormy feeling you get on the back of your neck when you think someone is watching you, or how your heart skips a few beats when you know you're being followed? The next shuddering breath you take could be your last. I'm a ghost, a living breathing shadow, a figment of your imagination and if you're one of the unlucky few to have seen my face....let just say you won't be around long enough tell the tale.
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Mercy Reid was my one failed missions, my perpetual weakness a
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Bad Blood and I really liked it. This is a follow up from Royal Blood so this must be read in order to be able to get the full impact of the story with the characters. This story is about X (Xavier Blood) and Mercy Reid. Mercy wants revenge for the deaths of her family and she will get it at no cost. Sykes is a bad man. This was botched in Royal Blood and now Sykes no who she is and wants her dead. It was X's responsibility to deliver Mercy but since they found each other, it was ...more
Romance Readers Retreat
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars 

After a little confusion at the start because I couldn't seem to recall this series being set in England, I quickly got into this story. 

This book starts off with Mercy still wanting to seek revenge against her family's murderer, Sykes and with the help of X she finally has a chance to avenge their deaths, but the majority of the story leaves us wondering whether she can finally go through with it.

X is still struggling to come to terms with who he is and what we ultimately have is a st
Carrie White
Jun 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mercy and X finally had a chance.
Escaping. Plotting, scheming revenge. But a what cost?
Everything comes with a price. That price is life and death.
For X, he’s slowly remembering his past. Did he have a family? Has he ever loved?
Flashes of his targets. Crossed out. X marks the spot.
So many nightmares plaque him, putting Mercy in his line of fire.
She has hope and faith in him though so she’s not letting go.
Extracting Intel on their target is key. No failing allowed.
Past meets present and futu
This was better than the 1st book
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've been waiting to see how Amity Cross planned to continue X and Mercy's story. At the end of Royal Blood, they are on the run, vowing the revenge that Mercy desperately needs in order to move forward with her life. But that promise comes with a number of repercussions, most of which could get them both killed.

Bad Blood is broken up into two parts; part one focuses on training, regrouping, fracturing, and transforming. Both Mercy and X are adjusting to their new connection and close quarters,
Books Laid Bare
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am not saying this to warn you off, in fact I hope you dig right in because you will be missing something that I can only describe as extraordinary if you don’t but it would be remise of me not to say what I am about to – Please if you do not like a story that is dark and unforgiving then do yourself a favour – secure your sleep and heed the authors warning because as magnificent as Bad Blood is it is not for the faint hearted, it will take you to places that other books steer well away from b ...more
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
~*~ Obsessed by books arc given in exchange for an honest review. ~*~

"She wanted revenge. I wanted her. I'd shaped her in my own image at her behest. A monster and his apprentice."

And oh boy is Mercy a fast learner! Picking straight up from where we were left dangling at the end of book one, Mercy and X are on the run. Unleashed from his ties to Royal Blood, his new master is unaware of the power she holds over him. Using his skills and talents X teaches Mercy to become detached, efficient and h
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥

Just like in the previous book I am going to warn you. If you do not like dark reads, skip this book. If you do not like disturbing situations, then skip this book. If you are looking for rainbows, unicorns and sunshine, then skip this book cause there isn’t one damn rainbow, unicorn or glimpse of sunshine in Bad Blood. If you need sweet romance, keep on moving because Bad Blood is anything but.

We pick up where Royal Blood left off, with X and Mercy leaving to g
Ashleigh Giannoccaro
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amity hits it right in the sweet spot once again. I have to say that her darker books just do it for me.

In book one I fell in love with Mercy and X, they rode off into the darkness together and something new was created. A quest for revenge.

Mercy and X set out on their revenge mission to find Sykes. X teaches her how to be a killer, to switch off her emotions and she teaches him how to slowly switch his back on.We meet some new players in this story Vaughn who gives me the absolute willies is on
Romance Between The Sheets
I loved how we started right where we ended with Royal Blood #1, Mercy and X escaping for their lives.

Where I felt in book one that I did not get all that was X, #2 does not disappoint, we get more history and definitely more of what makes these two characters tick. Mercy is still on her mission and X is helping prepare her and of course we are involved in some very intense, erotic and forceful sex scenes.

What I found during this read was both characters in their ways are being healed by each ot
1-Click Addict Support Group
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bad Blood = Good Stuff!!

It is no secret that I am a huge Amity Cross fan. She writes such gritty, messed up characters, I can't get enough! Blood, sweat, sex, revenge and more blood. In this second book of the series, Mercy is preparing to avenge her families brutal murders.

Mercy, who is still "blindly in lust with this dangerous man," blew me away in this book. She took her bad@ss up a few notches. Although she is timid until under pressure, X trains her to be even stronger than she was. And X
Maria York
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wholly ship batman! The story continues with the sexy alpha X and as the story thickens so does the sexy and emotions! I can't get enough and my brain is on overload! Mercy has fallen in love with X but hasn't said the words, she thinks he should see and feel it within the emotions that she gives him! Can X fall in love with her or is he just a protective man that is just trying to find his way! Yay Amity I can't get enough! ...more
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is a roller coaster..X and Mercy's story is just as unstable and intense as the man himself..not that their situation is better.
The tension keeps building until you think you won't be able to take it anymore.
The two of them have a plan, kill Sykes, and we follow them as they put everything in place.
Here we meet another important character, Vaughn. A pretty interesting and gruesome story.
I loved it and can't wait for more!
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Royal Blood, Bad Blood, & Blood Rites
Amity Cross
5 Stars – are there more? Because if there are nail them all here.
WARNING: These are stories about pain and retribution. Some do not have a happy ending. There is strong language, brutal sex scenes and extreme violence. It is not intended for those of a delicate and prudish disposition. The Royal Blood Series is a dark and dangerous place. You have been warned. If you do NOT like graphic descriptions do NOT read this book and certainly don’t revi
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book didn't let me down! What a great series, looking forward the reading the third installment of it. My only complaint is that I was expecting a more fast paced read which is why it has 4.5 stars from me instead of 5. ...more
Sylvia Nodine
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Good reading ,Mercy got her revenge and a suprising twist with the brother being a part of the human trafficking and raping the women. I wasn't expecting that . Revenge wasn't as satisfying as she thought it would be.
Diana L. Matranga
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
redhat lady

Book 2 was great. I loved how Mercy got her revenge. How X was training her to become like him. I was exciting. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Tammy Wooding
Jul 02, 2016 marked it as books-i-have  ·  review of another edition
A killer without a master.

A monster without a leash.

Xavier "X" Blood is a contract killer. Cold, calculating, devoid of feeling.

He knows the best way to drive the life from another human beings eyes, but what he doesn't bargain on is wanting to save a life he's meant to take.
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*Gifted for an honest review – 5 stars

Whoa….packed full to the gunnels of action and adrenalin, this read is nothing short of mind blowing. Amity weaves a sordid, twisted tale of murder and love in her second instalment of Royal Blood. If you weren’t convinced with the first then this one will change your mind for sure!

“Straight and True.”

And this little quote holds from beginning to end with Mercy and X. Bad Blood is something else, there’s such a mix of things in here from streets blowing up,
Kim Howlett
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bad blood is book 2 in the "Royal Blood" series. You need to read Royal Blood (book 1) before reading Bad Blood as the book is a continuation.
After reading book 1 we know that Mercy is hell bent on getting revenge for her family's death. X was set a job to capture and deliver Mercy, however X and Mercy ended up falling hard for each other and X couldn't keep to his contract even though it was really hard for him to choose between Mercy and his job.
This decision by X leaves him struggling throu
Romance Ever After Book Blog
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am calling this the modern day erotic Bonnie and Clyde.
If you are looking for a little crazy and a whole lot of sexy, this is your book and your series.

“You blew up a building for me,” she murmured through a heavy breath. I suspected she was somewhat out of her mind from her orgasm, but I supposed she was right. Some men gave their women flowers and jewelry. I laid the bodies of her enemies at her feet like a f*cked up wreath of roses. I guess that was my way of saying 'I love you'.

It's hard
Janett The Pleasure of Reading Today
This is the second book in this series and it picks up where book one ended.

Our X, stud alpha male that he is, has taken his woman Mercy and run off to find out who has decided to try and take him out as well as his angel. He doesn't want to believe his best friend is involved, but it starts looking more and more like he did have something to do with the attempted murder of X.

Mercy is still determined to kill the man who killed her family and X has promised to help her with that. She knows that
WTMO Words Turn Me On
May 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“X was the manliest man I ever knew.”

Oh and what a man he is! Talk about your alpha, anti-hero, bad boy book boyfriend!! This man has it all and I want him. I need to find a way to bring this man to life, truly. Xavier Blood is a killing machine, trained to do the job, forget about it and move on to the next one. That was until Alison Crawford became his mark. Now X is beginning to remember things, things he isn’t supposed to. This has put him on the wrong side of his MC, the Royal Bloods. It ha
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
Our plan was...we had no plan
Am I the only one that has the Bad Blood song playing in my head on repeat? "Baby we got Bad Blood" and "Band-aides don't fix bullet holes." Rut Roh! Bad Blood picks right up where Royal Blood left off, in the middle of a shit storm. X and Mercy are on the run with Sykes & Royal Blood MC after them. They truly have become "A monster and his apprentice." She is determined to get revenge and he has promised to help her. Will his bad rub off on her, or will her good rub
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review is my personal opinion and may contain: spoilers, quotes, rants, cussing (sometimes I cannot help myself) and a possible full on recap. I in no way want to ruin anyone’s book reading experience so please read my words with caution.

29 year old Xavier "X" Blood is a killer. A monster. A man with no soul. He was contracted to hunt down a woman who attempted to kill a rival MC's President. In the meantime he got caught up on 23 year old Mercy Reid. She i
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review from Abibliophobia Anonymous Book Reviews

This is the second book in Amity Cross' Royal Blood series. You must read book one, Royal Blood, before reading this one. Bad Blood picks up right where Royal Blood ends. You won't be disappointed with this series at all, I promise that it is a great read.

Xavier Blood, or X...

This is what he thinks he is. Don't get me wrong, he is all of these things, and more. He is changing in this book because of Me
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