Jump to ratings and reviews
Rate this book
Rate this book
They say have Mercy on the tortured soul. But what they didn’t say is Mercy was that tortured soul. No one warned me that Mercy couldn’t always be something to save you when you were lost in despair. But it could drown you in its depth, and when I was ready to give up on her, she pulled me in and down on my knees.

I peered up in her eyes and whispered. “Mercy, please have mercy on me.”

First published April 16, 2019

Loading interface...
Loading interface...

About the author

C.C. Monroe

23 books686 followers
Author CC Monroe was born in the sunshine state of California. Now residing in Utah with her real life book husband and beautiful sons; she spends her days working and her nights locked away writing the stories her readers can’t get enough of!

Writing angst filled, plot driven, insanely sexy stories just the way we like it. CC has mad one liners, can be witty on the spot and curses like a sailor. Her best friend is coffee with a side of sarcasm.

Meet your new go to author—CC Monroe.

Ratings & Reviews

What do you think?
Rate this book

Friends & Following

Create a free account to discover what your friends think of this book!

Community Reviews

5 stars
256 (42%)
4 stars
173 (28%)
3 stars
121 (20%)
2 stars
41 (6%)
1 star
11 (1%)
Displaying 1 - 30 of 74 reviews
Profile Image for Darlene I read WAY to many books.
3,065 reviews1,259 followers
April 6, 2022
3.5 ⭐️

I love Aurora until series I read CC out of order so I'm reading this one.

Mercy poor girl she picked a bf who was all wrong for her and dangerous so she does run away and keep running. Her ex has found her few times but she feels like she's safe now and she meets Kellen a man who shows her what love is. But when that ex comes around she doesn't want Kellen being caught in the cross fire so she leaves him. Few years have passed both are in the limbo of not moving on heartbroken Kellen gets a shot when Mercy case lands on his lap. He's had it all wrong so now he's going to show his girl he's there and no man shall take her away from him.

It has some angsty moments I'm so glad they had grovling and some of the men from Until series.


Om drama (crappy ex), no cheating, Drama, slight secondary character, sexy times, no virgins

Recommend
Cover-⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat level-🌶🌶🌶

Instalove
Push away from h
Violence
Past mental and physical abuse
No condom
Hea
Epilogue
Profile Image for Samantha (bookgramsaga reviews).
372 reviews148 followers
January 25, 2023
⭐️⭐️⭐️

''Defend what you love with courage and honor''

Safety warnings:
- No cheating
- No OW drama
- OM drama (not romantically)
- Physical abuse
- Violence/D*ath
- Kidnapping
- HEA

Quick read and it was just okay. I felt like overall it was missing something. I also needed more after the conflict was over, but it ended abruptly. I also wish she had reconnected with her parents, or we had gotten a better understanding why they were still out of the picture even when the dust settled? Especially since her relationship with her parents caused her so much sadness and grief.

They were separated for three years and both were celibate during those years and Kellan was absolutely obsessed with Mercy.
Profile Image for Hannaandherbooks.
210 reviews2 followers
April 5, 2021
THIS IS MY FAVORITE CC MONROE BOOK.

STOP AND READ THIS NOW!!

This is literally everything I want in a book. EVERYTHING!!!

First off, an amazing, strong, smart, sexy Heroine. YES PLEASE.
Mercy is such an incredible character. I loved her so much and wish I could read 10 books on her story before and after Kellan.

Kellan was the perfect lead man for me. Sexy and dominant, but also so loving, dedicated and loyal. I could not get enough of their love story.

THE PLOT: Holy moly this plot was all that and more. I love mystery and thrillers, so mix that in with a hot and steamy romance.... I didn't want this to ever end.

5/5 Characters
5/5 Plot
5/5 Spice

CC Monroe marry me?
Profile Image for Melissa.
1,487 reviews83 followers
April 22, 2019
Good

This story is deep, emotional and real. You definitely get a feel for the pain that the characters are going through and feeling. Mercy broke Kellan’s heart when she ran and he struggles with his feelings everyday. They are both living in there own kind of misery. Even when they are reunited their feelings are raw and there is a lot of anger to process through even though they still love each other deeply.
Safety and Spoilers
Safe! Both celibate during their separation. No ow drama, Mercy’s ex is the reason she is running so definitely om drama. Small snippet of abuse Mercy suffered at hands of her ex.
Profile Image for Jessica.
2,733 reviews20 followers
April 18, 2020
Sweet

I enjoyed this sweet story!
I love the happily ever alpha world!
Great ‘series’ to read and fall in love with.
Profile Image for Djg.
1,777 reviews23 followers
March 29, 2020
Lots of angst and a great reunion scene. Mega hot love scenes.
The h met the H on the run from evil/violent ex then had to leave him when the ex reappeared. Now 3 years later their paths are about to cross again.
Connected to ARR the H's parents are Sophie's friends from Until Nico.
Negs are the h is a martyr, but happy for them to get their HEA.
Profile Image for Keewatin .
317 reviews7 followers
June 28, 2019
Begging for Kellan

This novella was very alphalicious, Kellan was definitely one of the biggest alphas I have ever read about. Mercy was a super strong and intelligent women. Love the HEA <3
Profile Image for Neve.
232 reviews80 followers
February 10, 2021
THIS BOOK!!!! I started it and finished it in one sitting. I loved it so much. I love Mercy, she’s such a cool main character and her name is so awesome and unique. I loved Kellan. He’s such a softie but also passionate and possessive and alpha in all the right ways. I LOVED seeing Trey and Shay and Lana and Kingston in this book. UGH I LOVED IT.

This book had a fair amount of action and suspense which I was super excited about because thrillers are my favorite genre, so it was nice to see those elements sprinkled in there. Once again CC Monroe leaves me wanting more. I wanted more time with Kellan and Mercy.

I highly recommend this book! A fast, spicy, fun, exciting, intense read!
Profile Image for Keeana Estrada.
Author 15 books124 followers
April 9, 2019
CC ,delivers A Swoon-worthy alpha hero that will have your Heart and Soul!”

"Kellen Owns Me! I Could Not Put this book down it's that simple!” This intensely captivating story was so alluring, and decadent! I could not devour it fast enough!!!"

The burning chemistry, going on between the main characters, was all perfect This great read draws you in right from the start to finish!

Forget five stars, it deserves 10 This is a very well written outstanding story with emotions that make you feel like you are right there with each character! This is a must one-click!

“10 Amazing Stars!”
1,563 reviews2 followers
January 25, 2021
Kellan and Mercy have a fast relationship but her past has found her again. Everytime she lets her guard down a little, he shows up.
Kellan is now a PI and bounty hunter. Nico has contacted him about a job. He meets up with Trey, Kingston, Shayla, and Lana and finds out it is his Mercy they want him to find.
Will he be able to find her and keep her safe? Will she stop running?
Profile Image for Sara ✨ Next Book Review Blog ✨.
2,037 reviews5 followers
April 21, 2019
Dun... dun... dun!!!! CC Monroe is back and better than ever!! Her writing is beautiful and pure. She's creative and so descriptive. When she gives me heartbreak... I feel it in my soul. When she gives us a tortured character... I ache for them! When she gives us love... I love all of them! Really, it's a unique talent but CC Monroe oozes creativity with every word. I was thrilled when I saw this book was so close. I made the time to read these words even when I didn't have a ton of time. I can't help but drowned in her words and drown, I did...

Mercy, oh Mercy. I felt for this wonderful woman. Shes had such a hard time with life. She's just living her days... day in and day out. But she isn't LIVING. You know what I mean right, when someone is just going through the motions but not really living their life. That was Mercy. Then comes along Keelan and it's like he woke her from her dream-like trance. Kellan is just what Mercy needed.

I think what I love and appreciate the most from CC Monroe's books is her ability she has to put so much thought and emotions into her words. Until Mercy is so full of angst... so full of heartbreak and pain too. However, I found myself laughing throughout with Kellan and Nico's antics. Then add in the chemistry and sexual tension and you'll have a book damn near impossible to put down. An even better treat is getting to see some of Monroe's previous characters... it's like meeting up with old friends!!


I received an ARC of this book with the hope that I would leave an Unbiased Opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that... my opinions.

Check out my Blog: Next Book Review
Check out my Facebook Page: Next Book Review Facebook
Profile Image for Sara ✨ Next Book Review Blog ✨.
2,037 reviews5 followers
April 21, 2019
Dun... dun... dun!!!! CC Monroe is back and better than ever!! Her writing is beautiful and pure. She's creative and so descriptive. When she gives me heartbreak... I feel it in my soul. When she gives us a tortured character... I ache for them! When she gives us love... I love all of them! Really, it's a unique talent but CC Monroe oozes creativity with every word. I was thrilled when I saw this book was so close. I made the time to read these words even when I didn't have a ton of time. I can't help but drowned in her words and drown, I did...

Mercy, oh Mercy. I felt for this wonderful woman. Shes had such a hard time with life. She's just living her days... day in and day out. But she isn't LIVING. You know what I mean right, when someone is just going through the motions but not really living their life. That was Mercy. Then comes along Keelan and it's like he woke her from her dream-like trance. Kellan is just what Mercy needed.

I think what I love and appreciate the most from CC Monroe's books is her ability she has to put so much thought and emotions into her words. Until Mercy is so full of angst... so full of heartbreak and pain too. However, I found myself laughing throughout with Kellan and Nico's antics. Then add in the chemistry and sexual tension and you'll have a book damn near impossible to put down. An even better treat is getting to see some of Monroe's previous characters... it's like meeting up with old friends!!


I received an ARC of this book with the hope that I would leave an Unbiased Opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that... my opinions.

Check out my Blog: Next Book Review
Check out my Facebook Page: Next Book Review Facebook
Profile Image for Katiie.
257 reviews1 follower
April 25, 2022
Check TW

I absolutely loved this book!!! It was sooooo good.

Mercy isn't ur normal woman. She has a bad past and is in the run from some bad ppl. She falls in love with the perfect man. She can't trust anyone with her secrets not even her soon to be fiancé.
Yup that's right folks she got engaged. The next morning she was gone.

Nico had me for a minute when he was in the dinner with some scary looking dudes. I thought he had flipped on Kellan. But thank the gods I was wrong.

Kellan is the perfect character and I loved him. he was so much like a normal man when it came to agreements he let her stew in her issues before he nudged her to tell him the problems in the hotel room. Before she ran away he was very very patient with her and allowed her the space she wanted from her past.

I loved that Kellan ended Link it felt like poetic justice. Defending her honor and being able to be the one to reassure he Link is gone and isn't coming back. Her man protected her and it helped build their foundation back.

I loved that they ended up gettin married AND she was pregnant! I could feel the joy lifting off of the pages and it made me so happy!!!

I loved Shalya, Kingston Trey and Lana. they were amazing with their banter. It lifted this books spirits and I couldn't have asked for a better story !!!


Thank you CC for a wonderful book I can't wait to read more of ur work🖤🖤
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
Profile Image for Natalie Rhodes.
140 reviews11 followers
April 2, 2019
I was super excited to read this story!! Love this author and her writing always pulls me in as a reader!

Mercy is by far one of my favorite characters. I loved her from the start. She had been through a lot in her life and she was just coasting through. Then comes alpha.. KELLAN! Man I loved him so much. He was so passionate and protective of her. He was super flirty and fun to read!! These two had explosive chemistry from the start. Then these two went through heartbreak...the kind of heartbreak that changes you. Their souls become disconnected but yet their hearts still wanted each other. But, sometimes fate has a way of helping you out. I loved the appearance of Nico in this book...loved him from Auroras books!! He such a good influence to Kellan. I won’t ruin the end of this book for the readers. You’ll just have to grab this one for yourself!

It’s a roller coaster of a book but man did this author give me the feels! My heart broke for these two. But I got so many other emotions too from this read. Can’t wait to read the other two stories of the couples from this book!! They sounded amazing to read as well!!!
Profile Image for Dora.
685 reviews8 followers
May 7, 2019
Wow, what a rollercoaster ride of emotions! From the very beginning my heart was already breaking. Mercy has been on the run from a monster since she was 19. When she finally felt she found a home and love of a good man, she had to run again and this time to also protect Kellan. With a broken heart, Kellan tried to move on, but fate had a different plan. The chance reunion just showed how meant to be they were. When Kellan finally realized who Mercy was running from and why, he was willing to do everything in his power to keep her safe. I seriously loved Kellan, he was shattered when Mercy left him, and you were able to see him struggling with letting that pain go but with the help of Nico he was able to understand and concentrate on keeping her safe and moving on together.

These two love each other so much and witnessing the pain and suffering they went through when they were separated was heart wrenching, but once they were reunited and the way they worked together to move past it all was beautiful. And the chemistry between these two was off the charts hot! You definitely see the possessive alphaness of Kellan. The suspense portion of their story kept me on my toes and the way she was finally free from Linc was intense.

I absolutely loved Until Mercy, it was such an amazing read and highly recommend it.
August 8, 2022
"I no longer have to call to Mercy in my dreams and see her in every memory. No, I get to have her forever."

Immediately I have to say I LOVE Kellan Ford. I love his personality, I love his Alpha nature. Everything about him is just absolute perfection in my opinion.

And Mercy Daniels 🥺🫶 oh my heart Mercy. She's so sweet and adorable and I love her and wish I could climb in the book and hug her and tell her everything is going to be okay.

So many things about this book drew me in, the writing 🤌🏻 the way we get to see both her and HIS POV 🤌🏻 there are too many books out there that show mainly from the female POV and I LOVE that CC shows so much in Kellans POV 😍

The way they love each other, trying to protect each other. I love their relationship 😍 I love the way they grow together and (spoiler alert) grow together again when they finally come back together.

I WANT to see Kellan as a dad and Mercy as a mom 😍 I want to see more of their relationship 😍 that is how much I truly love this book 🤌🏻 the spice was perfectly added too!

I can't wait to read more from CC Monroe! Also 😂 she just makes me feel so special when she messages me 💋🫶 I love authors that talk to their readers
Profile Image for Brittany Hively.
407 reviews8 followers
April 9, 2019
I fell in love with the characters in Until Mercy immediately. Within the first chapter I was hooked and needed to finish. It was one of those books that I could have read in one sitting if I had the time.

CC Monroe has a way of hooking you with her characters and bringing their feelings to life in tangible feelings for the readers.

And the angst! I knew, I just knew that there was something big happening and I was waiting for it. I knew it would a huge part of the story! I just had no idea how it was going to happen! While I was surprised on how it happened and shocked at a piece of it. It was not as in depth as I thought it was going to be, but it was still angsty.

Overall, I loved this story and while I haven't read all of CC Monroe's books, I have loved every single one that I have read! Definitely an author that I feel grows better and better with each book and will be a must-read for the masses one day!
Profile Image for Stacy Hahn.
729 reviews10 followers
April 16, 2019
Until Mercy is an emotional second chance romance that is filled with drama, suspense, friendship, pain, passion, and unending, unforgettable love. Mercy loves fiercely and when she was young and naïve this didn’t serve her well. Mercy was blinded by her love and goodness by a man who was nothing but a monster.

Running from her past, she finds her future in Kellan. He is everything that Link wasn’t. Link was toxic, dangerous and controlling. Being too afraid to trust completely, she has to leave the one man who loved her beautifully and completely, in order to protect him.

Fate has other plans when all of her past and present collides. Kellan hasn’t forgotten one minute of his time with Mercy and has lived his life trying to deal with her leaving him. There is so much that happens, yet nothing is predictable.

Will Kellan be able to heal Mercy’s damaged heart and give them both their HEA? You have to read this amazing book and find out!
Profile Image for L.
83 reviews3 followers
April 30, 2019
Fate and Destiny Strong Forces in Finding True Love

This book is absolutely everything I wanted in a Happily Ever Alpha World book and so much more! The story of Mercy and Kellan finding, losing, and rediscovering their "BOOM" is simply incredible! Complex, compelling characters, a story that provokes genuine emotion, and clear connections to the original Until Series by Aurora Rose Reynolds are the characteristics of Until Mercy that make this book an outstanding addition to the 2019 series. CC Monroe weaves a story that will have you smiling, sighing , and swooning at various points during this fast-paced, well-written emotional page turner. Until Mercy is a must read for fans of the series and the author.
February 16, 2022
Holy devotion that was another delicious BOOM story! It had a bit of a different feel due to the MC’s being apart for the first 50% of the story. I know this sounds horrible, but it really isn’t. In that time we learn about their past, the feelings they still have for each other and the loyalty even after 3 years of separation. Kellan is a super alpha, possessive OTT man that is completely devoted to his Mercy from the first moment he sees her. Mercy is strong, independent and fierce. You can feel the heartache of these two having to be apart. This makes the reunion all the sweeter and I loved the side characters and what they added to the story. This was instalove done differently and I was totally here for it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Profile Image for Brianna Cooper.
329 reviews
April 21, 2019
I loved until mercy! Mercy and Kellan’s story was heart wrenching, beautiful, and just amazing to read. They had to endure some awful things separately and together but reading their pain made their happily ever after just so much stronger. Knowing what they went through and their love was strong enough to overcome it was just beautiful. CC Monroe has this way with words where she gets you to connect to each character and feel for them needing to know they will be okay. There’s other characters from Aurora’s books and also from CC’s other books that were tied in nicely and makes you want to read those books to find out about those characters.
Profile Image for Brianna Cooper.
329 reviews
April 21, 2019
I loved until mercy! Mercy and Kellan’s story was heart wrenching, beautiful, and just amazing to read. They had to endure some awful things separately and together but reading their pain made their happily ever after just so much stronger. Knowing what they went through and their love was strong enough to overcome it was just beautiful. CC Monroe has this way with words where she gets you to connect to each character and feel for them needing to know they will be okay. There’s other characters from Aurora’s books and also from CC’s other books that were tied in nicely and makes you want to read those books to find out about those characters.
Profile Image for booklovingredhead.
306 reviews5 followers
May 15, 2019
This follows the story of Mercy and Kellan. Mercy is on the run from her first love Link and she also ran away from the man she loves, her Boom Kellan. This book had lots of flashbacks. I was nice but a little bit to much for my liking. What I really loved about this book was how CC Monroe got Mercy and Kellan to meet again. That was done fantastically, she did an amazing job their. I also enjoyed the climax of this book. It was well done as well. The ending was okay, I do wish their was more to it, I wanted a little bit more from it but it was a sweet ending. I recommend this book if you need something nice and easy to read. This book won't leave you disappointed.
Profile Image for Alice Greenfield.
24 reviews1 follower
January 13, 2023
A second chance romance with an Alpha type main male character and a sassy female main character.

Mercy is on the run when she meets Kellan.

Kellan finally make Mercy feel safe. At least, until she is found by the man hunting her because she knows too many of his secrets. She must then decide to run again, or chance Kellan getting into the crosshairs.

Not wanting to bring Kellan into harms way, she runs again, breaking both of their hearts.

Throughout the book, you learn more about Mercy's history with both the devil who is hunting her and the angel who is the only person who made her feel safe.

A story about trust, and love you would die for.
Profile Image for Messy Bun Book Blog.
2,315 reviews
April 12, 2019
Perfect addition to the Happily Ever Alpha World! I adored this story! CC Monroe has this beautiful way of bringing out all of your feelings in the most beautiful way! Mercy and Kellen do not have a perfect relationship, but it was beautiful - love like theirs does not come around very often! I cried a lot while reading this book, but I do not regret one single tear! The tie into the Until world and the Always and Forever world was seamless. This can be read as a standalone, but I suggest reading all the other stories first! FIVE HUGE STARS!!
Profile Image for Laura.
572 reviews4 followers
April 13, 2019
CC has written another winner! She’s got a way of twining a tale so that your head & heart get caught up in her words and can’t get out until you finish!
I enjoyed seeing Mercy & Kellan find each other again, and to have to work their way past their pain to find happiness with each other again! There’s just enough drama (& a bit of angst) to keep the book moving without overwhelming you.
I loved how she connected Mercy & Kellan to the Until series, and how she connected it to her Always & Forever series!! Love an excuse to see more of Trey and Shayla!! (& Lana and Kingston)!!!
Profile Image for Meg Case.
205 reviews1 follower
April 17, 2019
To love someone so much, that even after 4 years later, the pain in your heart, feels like you just lost them yesterday.

That is the definition of Mercy and Kellan.

Mercy is on the run, Kellan finally has a chance to get his girl, but will evil forces at play, let that happen?

Kellan is determined to make Mercy his forever, he doesn't care about the obstacles in the way.

Mercy loves Kellan so much that she would not be able to survive if something happened to him.

This book a whirlwind in the best way and I thought it was amazing! Can't wait to read more from CC Monroe.
Profile Image for Island Girl Romance Reads.
508 reviews41 followers
April 13, 2019
Wonderful read!! Love everything about this book.
All my favorites in this book; protective Alpha Male, suspense and angst.
Mercy is running from a dangerous past and while running falls in love with a wonderful man.
Love how in love Kellan was with Mercy and how determined he was in finding her.
Omg the suspense and angst had me on the edge on my chair.
Very good book and read.
Love how Nico from Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Until Series was a big part of the book.

5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Profile Image for Natasha Mahadeo.
934 reviews6 followers
April 19, 2019
This book is Badass and so my kinda book. This story was Capturing and just fucking awesome.

Mercy is running from her dangerous past and Kellan does everything a Protective Alpha male should. This man is Swoon anf Hotness personified.

CC did an awesome job writing theor transition with such ease. She managed to keep us on edge and then smile like a loon when these two were working to break each others walls.

Grab this book now I promise you love it....
Enjoy!!!!
Displaying 1 - 30 of 74 reviews

Can't find what you're looking for?

Get help and learn more about the design.