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Have Mercy

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  140 ratings  ·  63 reviews
I never saw it coming.

It's hard to get over that kind of betrayal. It leaves a mark on the heart. A slow bleed that never goes away. She was my girl. We were supposed to be partners. She was going to be the mother of my children down the road. The only girl to warm my bed. She was my forever girl.

Until she ran away.

I thought she felt the same. But if she did she wouldn'
Kindle Edition, 396 pages
Published May 2nd 2019 by N. E. Henderson Books (first published 2019)
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Fre06 Begum
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

Eighteen years have gone by and Elise Thomas still owns me like no other woman ever has—or ever will.

This review is extremely difficult for me to write. I have sat on my rating for it for a solid week and I'm still struggling with it. Why? Because I binge read this story. I'm talking glued to the pages, completely incapable of setting it down for even a second sort of binge here, people. It was like a rockstar soap opera. No lie. If OTT drama, angst, and alphahole heroes aren't your
Olga therebelreader
Plus: the starting of the story was really interesting, the sex was hot, the writing was fluid
Minus: the story line was terrible, the romance wasn’t convincing

One star for a promising start, and second star for somehow skimming to the finish line.

In short:
Hero 2/5 | Heroine 2/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 1/5 | Writing Style 4/5 | Steam 3/5 | Romance 2/5 | Angst-Suspense 4/5 | Darkness 3/5 | Humor 0/5 | Secondary Characters 2/5 | Drama-Conflict 3/5 | Mystery 0/5 | Twists 3/5 | Pacing Steady | Ac
This book is absolutely disgusting
But to me whats really saddening is seeing a bunch of 5-star reviews and I'm like is this what people see as love?? Do people like reading about heroes who sleep around and heroines who practically doesn't have a life and is celibate for years? I know its fiction but come on!!!!

May 10, 2019 marked it as nope-nope-nope
Wtf is wrong with these authors? Yall really got to step out of the ARC bubble, these people are not being honest with you. They want a free book!

This has all these lovely things:

Celibate heroine for 18 years
Hero slept with and married her best friend
Manwhore even tho he was married to best friend
Miscommunication trope so heroine is tortured and the hero thinks he has the moral high ground to treat her like crap

I just.....dont understand how anyone can read this type of story and like it. I'm s
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"The heart doesn't play fair. It doesn't see logic, or what's good or bad for you."

Have Mercy was my introduction to N.E. Henderson. After reading the synopsis I was beyond intrigued and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I must say, I was not disappointed and the author has a new fan.

This story is a mind-bender for sure. Whatever you go in expecting, that's not what you're going to get. You'll get so much more. This story challenged me. It made me think outside the box and forced me to pu
May 08, 2019 rated it did not like it
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May 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
The worst rockstar book ever because this rockstar was the biggest douche ever. I keep reading and he just could never get better whereas the female lead (Jenna Elise) was powerful and loving. Jamie was a terrible person for not listening to or believing Elise in the beginning but he cheated on his wife and horrible as she was as a person, he left his son in her care. His selfish needs.
S. Hartley
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of N.E. Henderson’s work from the start! But this book… WOW! I feel like she took it to another level - to me this is her best work yet!

Love, lies, and deception… This second chance romance has it all! Throw in some steamy romance, suspense, a whole lot of forgiveness and a happily ever after - there’s nothing left to ask for!

Jamie Hart had two loves as a kid/teen: Elise Thomas and music. Eighteen years later only one remains in his life - music. After what he believed to be
Tara Lee
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy moly this book was everything from the angst and drama to the feel everything in a matter of seconds. It was incredible.
Jamie and Jenna were just wow the chemistry between them was off the charts, even the drama between them was wow. Every page had me captivated and begging for more I devoured this book so fast I couldnt put it down.
Even the side characters had me captivated I so want more of them.
The real life feel this book had to made it so much more thrilling, it made you feel so muc
Amazeballs Book Addicts
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
First I want to say that this author is one of my favorite authors. I have loved her books and I knew going in that this one was going to be different. I have to be honest and say there were parts of this book that I had a hard time connecting with, but it was a personal opinion not because of her writing. Because the writing is flawless as usual. I understood why she wrote things the way she did. Like I said it was just a personal opinion that caused me to not fully connect. I don't want to say ...more
Lisa Louise
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG WOW, what an amazing intense story.

I won an arc of this and its my first book read by author and i am giving my honest opinion.

I was gripped right from the start, had me on the edge of my seat needing to know what was gonna happen next. Just when i thought it couldnt get any better more secrets unravelled and WOW i was suprised and shocked everytime, just AMAZING.

I fell in love with so many of the characters and im hoping they will go on to have they're own stories

Superb writing and now one
Teresa Lara
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this twisted intense beautiful emotional broken heart stopping love story. Loved Jaime and Jenna.So ready for Josh's book
Ana Laura Crispim
Danielle Wormald
OMFG I loved every word of this incredible story that is without doubt one of my top reads this year! And without a doubt a 5 star read!

I have been in such a book funk recently and even some of the current best sellers haven’t been able to pull me out until I opened this one!

I am a huge fan of Nancy and the dirty justice series is my fave of hers, but I think I have to say it, she blows it out the water with Have Mercy. Hooked from the first page and so many feelings and emotions so early on too
Tiffany Copple
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars for Have Mercy by N.E. Henderson. This is my first book from this author. This story is one that makes you as the reader think about everything. Is was extremely intriguing and I read it in one sitting. I will say there were parts I loved and parts I thought were just ok. There are some steamy scenes, that will make you hot. The story may be hard for some to fathom, there is a lot of abuse that is a little hard to read at time but it is worth finishing.
“Eighteen years have gone by and
Kelly Graham
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book literally has everything in it and I absolutely loved it.
Teenage Love, check.
Jamie and Jenna in the beginning of this story are so in love, if only life was that simple.
The character you hate and really want to punch in the face, check.
Julia OMG that is all that needs to be said really, she is so evil and Jamie is so gullible to her lies to be honest sometimes I also wanted to punch him in the face for being that much of a pushover.
Angst, check.
Everything that Jenna goes through is h
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lord, have mercy on my heart❣

This book is by far one of THE best books I’ve ever read and is an absolute must read for 2019. I was quickly sucked into this story, thinking okay I know it’s going to be dark and I’m fine with that, but what I did not expect was my anxiety to be riding along with me for most of this enthralling story. Jamie has just gotten divorced from a woman he never loved and only stayed as long as he did for his son Brandon. Though he has never forgotten his one true love, ev
Millie Bedat
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Any book lover
I started this book yesterday and finished it today and boy was it good. This second chance romance was full of romantic angst and suspense that held my attention all the way through to the end. The two sons Brandon and Danny were my absolute favorite characters in this book and the loving bond they had towards each other had my heart melting. I just love a book that can have you instantly emotionally invested from the moment you start reading. The two main characters Jamie and Jenna had me pray ...more
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the moment I first read the blurb for Have Mercy, I couldn't wait to read this and I was not disappointed! It was so much more than a second chance love story. Have Mercy is intense, jaw dropping with some crazy twists and turns. I could not turn the pages fast enough.

Jenna and Jamie do not have an easy love story to say the least. Their story is real and gritty. Both Jamie and Jenna have hurt each other deeply so their journey doesn't come easy. In fact, it is complex, intense, heartbreaki
Karin Gesell
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying holy wowza! This was all kinds of intenseness! You have the story in the present, seeing how our main peeps are now. You also get the story from the past, and that’s when you start getting gutted a bit, when you see what happened and what they went through, the ripple down effect, and how it affects the present day. These characters were amazing. Jenna is the epitome of strength and survival and courage, having literally been to hell & back & coming out on the othe ...more
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What happens when the love of your life betrays you in such a way that is incomprehensible or unforgivable? For both Jamie & Elise, that is what they believe of each other. But only Elise should be allowed to truly feel this hurt & pain of betrayal. When Jamie finds out the ugly, horrific truth about what happened to Elise 18 years later, he will have to dig deep within himself not only to seek & beg for forgiveness & redemption, but to also figure out a way to get Elise back.

Melissa Schaub
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy mother; this book was intense!! I knew going in that this author would give me a book to get lost in but this one was a whole new level. There were so many secrets throughout and I didn’t realize the big picture until the end; I loved this because it felt like I was experiencing all these things with them!

Have Mercy is a standalone so you can dive right in. Be prepared for intense anger, heartbreak, confusion, and some serious rage.

I really loved Jenna; and I was so sad for her. However I
Clara Atkinson
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have Mercy by NE Henderson

This will definitely be on my "BEST OF 2019" book list this year. I don't have the right words to tell you everything I feel about this book,just how powerful and how beautifully written it was.How the secondary characters played such a vital role in the journey of Jamie and Jenna. It moved me and pulled me in to the point that I had to remember to breathe,take a break, I felt like I was there at times.
This is a second chance romance that is definitely not your typica
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
N E Henderson never disappoints me at all. This book was no different. We are introduced to Jamie who is going through a divorce to a woman he didn't really want to marry In the first place. We re soon Introduced to the real love of his life Jenna.

Jenna and Jamie don't have an easy love story. Their story really isn't some happy go lucky second chance romance. Their story is real and gritty. Both Jamie and Jenna are hurt by each other so their love story doesn't come easy. There are so many twis
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Don't keep secrets, and believe in the one you love! Jenna aka Elise is now an FBI agent and will do anything to protect and save her sons Danny & Brandon, especially after what she went through when she was younger. Julia was obsessed with Jaime, as she follows in her parents path of human trafficking and only wants Jaime. She insists she always gets what she wants. She may have gotten him, but he wasn't hers. He told her he didn't love her and never would. He was and always would be in lov ...more
Kara Stewart
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A broken heart is the hardest thing to fix. Trust is meant to be given to those you love 100%. I was hooked on the book after reading the blurb on a Facebook post. I snatched this book up in a hurry and could not put it down. N.E. Henderson, bounces back and forth between present and past telling a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I even wanted to knock some heads together. You know its a good book when you start yelling at the characters. Jenna is one of the strongest female c ...more
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
OMG!!! Jamie, Jenna, Julia and Josh's story was one that was filled with suspense, betrayal, forgiveness, pain and an unforgettable and undeniable love. I enjoyed these characters and at the same time wanted to throat punch all of them. I wasn't as forgiving toward Josh as Jenna was and some parts seemed a bit unbelievable when it came to them, but I definitely didn't love him and at the same time I didn't hate him. Julia was a complete psychopath. There was nothing redeemable in her. I couldn't ...more
Crystal Spieker
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Have Mercy is the most intense, gut wrenching, heart warming, broken hearted story I have ever read! Starting out with one of the biggest betrayals I’ve ever read, this story just never stops delivering! Trust me when I tell you this is unlike any love story you’ve read before! I’ve never been on the edge of my seat for an entire book! So many twists and shocking turns, just when I thought I had it figured out she delivers another you never saw coming! The best part was this incredibly complex s ...more
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