Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Dirty Empire #2
Published by Selfpublished on May 23, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Mercy Wheeler and Gabriel Easton’s sordid tale continues in Gabriel Fallen as Mercy finds herself heading down a dangerous path.
Gabriel has made an art of dangling what I’m most desperate for in front of me, what he knows I can’t refuse, no matter the cost. In this case, that cost continues to be me.
He is still a scoundrel, but I’m starting to see something more.
And while our bargain is proving advantageous in ways I never anticipated, the risks that come with being associated with a man like him are becoming painfully clear.
But how much longer before this arrangement with Gabriel costs me everything I am?
Gabriel Fallen had me equally as riveted as its predecessor, especially since the romance between Mercy and Gabriel is really heating up. 😉
The romance is definitely heating up – and so are the feelings they’re both starting to have for each other.
Mercy is having a bit of trouble reconciling the two sides of Gabriel and her intense attraction to him. And then there’s her inability to understand why he’s do determined to have, and maybe keep?, her. I like the fact that Mercy is vulnerable and unsure of herself while also throwing smack back at Gabriel’s arrogant, smirking face. I felt NWest gave us an even deeper view of Mercy and who she is. Did your feelings for Mercy change between books 1 and 2?
I still love Mercy just as much now as I did in the first book. And I really liked that she could see that there was more to Gabriel than she thought. Also, that there is usually more to all people than we think when we see them from the outside. Mercy was able to see that Gabriel was trying to change – and he even told her he was doing that for her.
Gabriel is grappling with his reality and how Mercy is making him want to change things. I adored getting to know him even better and the soft side he’s showing Mercy makes me swoon. He’s doing his best to show her he can be the man who deserves her. Gabriel has definitely fallen. 😉 How are you feeling about Gabriel now?
I think the one person the most surprised that Gabriel is truly falling for Mercy is Gabriel himself. And I loved to read about it! Caleb caught that early on, though, and I think that maybe helped Gabriel realize that yeah – he could definitely see himself with Mercy for a long time. I still love Gabriel, but I also fear for him now – there’s so much going on that could go very wrong.
Oh the intrigue with Gabriel, the family business, and the dynamics between family and enemies. NWest has me on pins and needles wanting to know if Gabriel (and his brother, Caleb) will be able to extricate themselves from the family business and go legit. Who ca they trust if they can’t trust their own family? I’m biting my nails over whether or not their plans will work. Are you as tied up in knots as I am over this element of the story?
Yes! I am so anxious about what can / might happen in the next book. I’m not sure they’ll be able to pull off their plan. And I’m not sure they can truly trust the two other brothers either. Gabriel’s dad is such a bad seed. And I’m sure more people know about Mercy now, too. I mean – how can Gabriel and Caleb be so sure of those women working for them?
Honestly, I’m biting my nails over ALL the parts of Mercy and Gabriel’s story. NWest has a talent for creating stories with characters I’m so immediately invested in that I want to binge, reading WAY past my bedtime. I’m even invested in the secondary characters. Caleb, in particular, makes me laugh with his interactions with Mercy. I’m eager for the final installment to see how things work out. Or not. Your final thoughts?
Ha! I’ve been reading non-stop today to finish Gabriel Fallen, and I’m sorry we have to wait until August to get the last book! I’m invested in the secondary characters, too – both Caleb and Michelle need their own story, I think. And so does Mercy’s dad! West is a master story-teller, and my goodness, she does hot SO well.
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