Title: Silver Borne
Author: Patricia Briggs
My Rating: A+
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Mercy Thompson #5
Main Characters: Mercy and Adam
Release Date: March 2010
Publisher: Ace books
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Sexual Intensity: spicy
OK, so maybe her troubles have nothing to do with the job. But she sure could use a holiday...
This is a hard series to review the individual books just because the overall series is so incredible and it's hard to take the books as individuals. But there was one thing that set this book apart from the rest of the series for me...the men. Samuel and Adam...omg, I loved these two in this book. Patricia Briggs did an incredible job showing the emotional aspects to both these men's mentality. It's especially impressive just because the book is told entirely from Mercy's point of view.
Both these men have incredibly low points in this book. Samuel has lost all hope and Mercy is doing everything she can to make sure that he stays alive. And then Adam shows more emotion than I think I've ever seen from him...and I loved that. Mercy is also having to deal with more Pack politics as they are still dealing with the repercussions from having a coyote shifter thrown into the wolf pack dynamics.
There is so much to love about this series, but once again Mercy proves why she is such an incredible heroine. At her core is the fact that she doesn't feel she deserves Adam...that part of her makes me ache for her because she is so freaking strong and the perfect match for him and doesn't see it. But she's also completely honest about the fact that she loves him...totally with all her heart and although he has moments of doubts about her love for him, too, and her desire to deal with all the pack issues that he knows she hates...she NEVER wavers though. She wants Adam and will do whatever she has to, to keep him with her and keep him safe.
Once again, this was an incredible addition to the series. It's probably been my favorite so far, but I think I feel like that with every installment. But I love it when the men have vulnerabilities and give those little emotional glimpses so that put this one over the top for me in this book.