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4.49  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Football.

That’s all Liam Walsh knows how to do and if he were being honest, all he was ever really good at. Dedicating his entire life to the game has taken him to some pretty remarkable places and in less than twelve seconds it had also brought him within inches of his life. Taking a careless approach to his recovery hasn’t exactly been the best game plan he’d ever conju
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Published November 20th 2018
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ItaPixie
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars

This was a good read,I could hardly put this book down.

I didn't read the blurb before starting to read Mercy,because I trust Julianna Marley and her writing skills,and it took me on an emotional ride.
This story touched my heart,it felt so real it reminded me of Ryan Shazier (Steelers player) injury and I was very engaged in the story.

Liam and Emme journey was littered with hurdles but their strength, their stubbornness and also their fragility made them find their happiness.
I loved these charac

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Sofia Lazaridou
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Emme McGovern believes in two things: Jesus and really good football. " The good football part is true. The Jesus part not so much. There is no mention of it in the whole book and I honestly had no idea that Jesus was a part of Emme's life. If I hadn't read the blurb I wouldn't have believed it.

I loved that for once in a romance book is not the heroine the one who is supposed to leave everything behind and have the hero have his way. Liam was on board with this and it made me happy. I might ha
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Caitlin Audet
To some people football is just a sport and to others it is life. In this new sports romance, Mercy by Julianna Marley, both Emme McGovern and Liam Walsh give everything to their team because without it they have nothing else. A great standalone that sets up nicely for the upcoming Mavericks series, this book was amazing in such an inspirational way, loaded with hilarious banter and plenty of sweet moments. I was hooked from the start with just the mention of football and easily got lost in the ...more
Erin Lewis
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 star Review Mercy (The Mavericks Series) by Julianna Marley

Julianna Marley is a new author to me.

All Liam Walsh knows is football and when he is injured he doesn’t take his recovery seriously enough for the team’s management, so they decide to send in someone to assist him.

The last thing Liam expects is Emme McGovern, an assistant for the football team who is sent to help him. Liam does not want or need is Emme hanging around.

Emme is determined to get Liam back to where he needs to be, no mat
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Logan Hr
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely one of the best books I’ve read this year! So heartbreakingly beautiful that your soul will be happy when you finish it! It has the perfect emotions, sexy times and laughter that will wrap you up until the very end! And I’m going to give a standing ovation to this author for writing a sports romance with actual sport talk in it! Simply amazing
Isha Coleman
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
When you know your worth, you have nothing to prove to anyone else. Marley brings a powerful message to the table with Mercy. Emme and Liam are about to learn what it means to be true to themselves. If you believe with your heart in everything that you do, the rest will fall in to place. With wonderful characters and meaningful story, Marley scores a straight shot to the heart.
Jordan
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emme McGovern is one the hardest working women around, and she wont stop working until her dream is achieved. For as long as she can remember she has had a plan, a goal, a dream to takeover as the GM for The Mavericks Football team. She has put her life into her job, her boss, and this team. And she's ready to take over, to show herself and everyone around that she would kick major butt, watching over the team that she loves dearly.

When her boss throws a kink in her plan, in the form of a tall,
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From an very early age Liam Walsh fell in love with the game of football, and lucky for him it was something that he excelled at, and before long it was all he wanted to do with his life... become a pro football player. He worked hard, played ball at all levels, and was lucky enough to find a team in the big leagues, by all intents and purposes, he is living that childhood dream. But then in the blink of an eye it was all gone, one hit and one devastating injury, and now he is completely lost an ...more
Ree
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book. The sensuality, hope & love in it made for good, comfort reading.

I loved Emme's character immediately from the first time she mentioned her ambitions. Setting aside the obvious cliches - woman in a man's world, everyone else having babies and getting married, etc. - I genuinely liked her determination and grit. She went after her goals and passions because it was what she wanted - she didn't have anything to prove to anybody. Falling for Liam Walsh wasn't
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Samantha Ortegon
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm a big fan of Julianna Marley and The Maverick Series. Mercy is Liam Walsh's story and how he handles a life-changing injury that could end his football career. This story is filled with emotions that had me swiping the pages with either tears or smiles. The slow sexual tease in the story is soo hot, the sexy banter is funny and the moments that lead to love is heartfelt.

Liam closes himself off and refuses therapy physically and mentally. This football player is stubborn, strong and sexy but
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Andrea Britton
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Five Fantastic Stars!

I’m going to be honest and say that this was my first Julianna Marley book and I don’t know why I hadn’t read any before this because this book was so good! And I have a feeling I’ll love the first two in this series as well. (Goes and adds to my ever growing tbr list.)

Mercy is about Liam Walsh and Emme McGovern

Emme McGovern is the assistant to the General Manager for the Carolina Mavericks, she plans to climb up one more rung of the ladder when her boss retires. She is very
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Jackie Wright
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Julianna Marley is a new author to me and I’m really struggling to understand why she hasn’t crossed my radar before I picked up Mercy because if this book is anything to go by she is going to hit my must read authors sooner rather than later.
Liam Walsh has a promising future playing football for a living his entire life has been dedicated to the game but in less than 12 seconds it all came to a end and he nearly lost his life......
Emme McGovern beleives in two things Jesus and good football an
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Tara Peters
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Liam is a broken man after taking a horrible hit on the football field. He almost died and is recuperating, but he is also pushing everyone away. Now that his football career, all he has ever known, might be over, he has given up. Emme wants to become the first woman to be in charge of an NFL team, which she will achieve if she can get Liam to continue his physical therapy and be ready for the following season. Liam doesn't want her there and kicks her out, but she keeps showing up.
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Janett The Pleasure of Reading Today
Julianna Marley is a new to me author and I enjoyed my first experience reading her work.

Liam Walsh suffers an injury that unfortunately some athletes fall victim off. He's feeling sorry for himself and a bit depressed, I believe. He decides to stop therapy and perhaps wait for a miracle to help him recover. The management of the team he plays for is not happy and they sent feisty Emme McGovern to get his butt in gear and get back on the road to recovery. In Emme Liam met his match, he'll fight
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Sunny Shelly Reads
Mercy was an entertaining football romance between injured defensive back Liam and assistant manager Emme. He's struggling and shutting down after an injury that could be career-ending when she's sent by the team's GM to essentially get him with his PT/recovery program. Her promotion depends on it.

Naturally, Liam hates the intrusion and having Emme be there as a babysitter, but eventually he sees that he is starting to feel better physically with her pushing him to his PT appointments, and he ea
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Jennifer Pierson
Mercy is the first book that I've read by Julianna Marley, and I definitely couldn't get enough of it. It's the story of Liam Walsh, who has dedicated his entire life to football, so when a bad injury sidelined him, it did damage to more than just his body. He starts to take a bad approach to his recovery, and that's when upper management sends Emme McGovern to his door to oversee everything. She's a spitfire in heels that won't take no for an answer, and she gets on his last nerve. Emme is surr ...more
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"I didn't know what to expect going in to this book as I have not read anything by Julianna Marley before. Sports romance novels are my favourite genre, so that was what hooked me in the first place. This book has little to no on field action as the story is based in the off season, but this didn't worry me at all as what Liam was going through was paramount to the story.
The story itself is an exceptional read. I loved every thing about it. The characters were great. I especially enjoyed reading
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Naughty Nightie
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Julianna blew me away with this one and it was hard to put down once I started. Emme and Liam are my new favorite couple. Emme is assistant to Bill Mathis the Mavericks General manager and loves her job she is firm but fair and knows how to handle all the guys. Liam is one of the Mavericks star players and takes a devasting hit in the finals leaving him with a shattered hip and concussion. FOur months later his life consists of popping pain pills and physical therapy five days a week. He's had e ...more
booksiflove
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I kindly received an arc for an honest review

Emme and Liam are an absolutely beautiful pair! I loved the emotions in this book, the struggle for Liam. Which is a real struggle for professional athletes! I also appreciate all the research Julianna is doing for her stories! I don’t hate anything more than wrong facts, especially in a sports romance, but you won’t find one in her book. So let’s just think she breathes football 🏈 😉
Emme is working on her goal to become GM of the Carolina Mavericks.
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Kathryn Linke
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a huge fan of sports romance, and adore The Mavericks Series, and Mercy did not disappoint.

Mercy is Emme McGovern and Liam Walsh's story.

Emme is a strong, sassy and intelligent heroine. Working as an assistant to the general manager of the Mavericks, Emme has aspirations to take his job. Working in a male dominated field she shows just how ambitious, determined and hard working she can be when it comes to going after what she wants.

Liam is a football, injured whilst playing he's overwhelm
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Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a review copy of the book before release for an honest review.
This book was very different than any other book about an NFL player I have read before. It really takes on the nastier side of the sport.

Emme is a woman with power for The Maverick's football team. She is an assistant to the manager and he is retiring soon.Liam was their star quarterback until a spinal injury. He is not doing great at all and Emme's boss asks her to whip him into shape. And she does. It is stubborn meets s
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Sharon Jones
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know what to expect going in to this book as I have not read anything by Julianna Marley before. Sports romance novels are my favourite genre, so that was what hooked me in the first place. This book has little to no on field action as the story is based in the off season, but this didn't worry me at all as what Liam was going through was paramount to the story.
The story itself is an exceptional read. I loved every thing about it. The characters were great. I especially enjoyed reading
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Becky Wise
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you've read any of the books in the Mavericks series then you have met both Liam and Emme. Liam is the big goofball on the team. He is the one that everyone loves. But when his accident happens Liams spark seemed to go out. Then enter Emme. She is one smart cookie within the Mavericks organization. She is the one to look out for. Emme has this way to push Liam and just wow does she not put up with any crap. I love Emme and Liam together. They just fit so well. The give and take these two have ...more
Jodi Bird (Ruby Red Romance Review)
5 STAR Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review

I love a good sports romance. Mercy by Julianna Marley was just that and so much more. I've had the pleasure of reading Julianna's books a couple of times and I must say that this is by far my favorite book. 

Liam has lived and loved football for a very long time. When an injury sidelines him and he doesn't take his recovery seriously, the team steps in and send someone who will assist with just that. Emme, good grief she has her hands full. She's
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Sara Oxton
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mercy by Julianna Marley a five-star read that will play you. This was my first read by this author and it won’t be my last, I plan on going and picking up the rest of the Mavericks series as if they are all as well written as this was then I can’t wait to read them. The pain Liam Walsh faces in these pages is palpable to you, you can feel his pain and still want to kick him up the behind to get him out of his funk. Emme McGovern took a little for me to warm up to, but once I did and I saw the w ...more
Tracie Simister
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I gave this Book a rating of 5 ✩’s
Title: Mercy
Series: The Mavericks Series
Genre: Sports Romance
Author: Julianna Marley
Format: Kindle Edition
Published on: Nov 20, 2018

I voluntarily received a Courtesy Copy of this book from L. Woods PR and am choosing to leave a review.
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When Liam, a lifetime footballer, is injured and he decides not to take his recovery
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Lauren
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Liam Walsh, a player for the Carolina Mavericks has basically only been good at one thing ever, and that is football. A season and possibly career ending injury has him moping around and not quite himself. Emme McGovern, assistant to general manager of the Carolina Mavericks, has been tasked with making sure Liam gets his act together and gets back on the field. Emme is a pretty awesome character. She's no nonsense, to the point, goal - oriented, and kind of hanging tough in a man's world.

I wan
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Liam Walsh, a player for the Carolina Mavericks has basically only been good at one thing ever, and that is football. A season and possibly career ending injury has him moping around and not quite himself. Emme McGovern, assistant to general manager of the Carolina Mavericks, has been tasked with making sure Liam gets his act together and gets back on the field. Emme is a pretty awesome character. She's no nonsense, to the point, goal - oriented, and kind of hanging tough in a man's world.

I wan
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Patty Montoro
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First I love this series by Julianna. Emme is an assistant to general manager of the Mavericks football team. Liam is star football player she needs to get back into shape after an injury. Emme needs to get him back in action to get her dream job as general manager. Emme is fierce and sassy. Liam almost died and right now he is moody , cranky and difficult. Liam has lost his way after this injury. Liam was not sure he could come back from this injury. Football is all he knows. This book is about ...more
Kari Hansen
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Football is Liam’s life so when a devastating injury occurs which could possibly mean the end of his career, he doesn’t handle it well. Instead of doing everything possible to rehab it starts to affect his emotions which leads him to numbing his pain in undesirable ways. The team is not happy with his progress, so they send Emme to get him back on track.

Emme may be small but she is mighty, and she is not about to put up with his lack of work ethic even if he towers over her. He will follow her r
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Julianna Marley is fairly certain that she was born on the wrong side of the Mason-Dixon line. She’s in constant search of warmth, sunshine and water. When not writing about all the places she yearns to be, she can be found enjoying obnoxious amounts of coffee and getting bossed around by a four year-old. Julianna loves romance, humor and football.
“The docs called it post-traumatic stress, but it was really that he was a total wuss who couldn’t get over being hit by someone bigger than him.” 0 likes
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