Merciless by Willow Winters


From USA Today bestselling author W Winters comes a heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense.I should’ve known she would ruin me the moment I saw her. Women like her are made to destroy men like me. I couldn’t resist her though. Given to me to start a war; I was too eager to accept. But I didn’t know what she’d do to me. That she would change everything. She sees through me in a way no one else ever has. Her innocenc...

Details Merciless

Release DateMay 11th, 2018
PublisherIndependently published
GenreDark, Romance, Suspense, Did Not Finish, Sociology, Abuse

Reviews Merciless

  • Katie Silvi
    Carter Cross is one sinfully addicted alpha! Merciless is exceptional. Carter is sexy, powerful and dangerous. I love it. It is a book that captures your attention and doesn't let you go. I couldn't help but to fall in love with both Carter and Aria. Page after page, word after word of complete brilliance. I didn't know what to expect with Merciless, but what I got was so much more and everything in between. I can already see that the Cross men a...
  • Sue's Romance Reviews
    “The enemy of my enemy is my friend…”Aria Talvery is the daughter of the most violent crime family around. She becomes a casualty when she is abducted and then given to Carter Cross to start a war.Carter sees an opportunity to get everything he’s ever wanted when an enemy of the Talvery family approaches him. He agrees to help the faction but only IF they meet his demand. “The best laid plans…” Carter does not do anything without a ...
  • Gem
    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Where to start? Carter captivated me from the very start. Merciless is without a doubt one of my favourites books of 2018.Carter is the head of his family business. He's cold-hearted, ruthless and always gets what he wants. And he wants Aria. Carter and Aria's story isn't a straight forward one. There is sadness, fear, attraction and plenty of fireworks. I read this book from start to finish. I ...
  • Cat
    Willow Winters has done it again and this book is going down as my early favourite of 2018. This book is gripping; an astounding mix of cruelty, brutality, beauty and frailty combining to produce a story that will leave you shellshocked and wanting more.Carter Cross is the dark knight who works to ensure that his world does not slip from his tight control. Aria Talvery is his songbird, beautifully broken by a world in which women are only pawns. ...
  • ❤️ Paulette
    Title: ➳ ❤- MercilessAuthor: ➳ Willow Winters⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ღ Three family fighting over territory, in between there is always going to be casualties- hopefully she’ll find Mercy in the man that captured her➦..Her name is Aria Talvery & she the daughter of the most violent crime family in Fallbrook.➦.At times Carter is a man you love to hate. In the end he could be a man that you could easily love- Maybe 💕 ➦.. I loved Carter & ...
  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
      ~WRITING - PLOT - PACE~I will be honest, I am struggling a little with how to rate this book. On one hand, I enjoyed it a lot. The writing was fantastic. The pace was perfect. The plot was super engaging and kept me turning the pages like a crazy person. I just couldn't connect with Carter and Aria as a couple. I read (and love) a lot of dark romances so I don't always expect my heroes to be sweet upstanding citizens, but generally, there are...
  • Tijuana *BookTwinsReviews*
    *****NOW LIVE****This is a real page turner! I couldn't flip the pages fast enough. Carter Cross is one of Willow Winter's most enigmatic characters yet. And the ending... ABSOLUTELY MIND-BLOWING!When he was introduced at the end of Possessive, I wanted his story immediately!! In Merciless, we come face to with the hardened Mafia boss and witness his merciless nature first hand. This isn't a sweet and cuddly romance, folks. The title and blurb ar...
  • Lisa
    Carter and Aria's story is way dark and intense. And not over. So much of this is waiting as she slowly breaks- this girl is super strong-willed and fierce. A good match for him. These brothers are really something, quite a power family. I hope they all get a story!Carter can be pretty ruthless and scary. I wouldn't mess with him. There is so much more we need to know about him, their connection, the war, just everything! The end of this book was...
  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐STARS.ARC BOOK REVIEWRelease Date-15/5/18I really enjoyed "Merciless" Willow Winters new book and while at times I did wonder about the reasons behind Carter's cold and calculated facade; and his abysmal treatment of his enemy's daughter Aria; It was not enough to bother me and turn me away from this intriguing piece of fiction.So after having, Aria delivered for his own personal obscure reasonings.Carter sets out to break her to h...
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    When I read the blurb to Merciless I knew I needed to read it. I enjoyed Possessive by this author and was very curious about Carter's story. While I am (fanatically) obsessed with dark mafia type stories I just could not really connect with Carter and his relationship with Aria. As a result, Merciless was sort of a mixed bag for me.When Carter Cross kidnaps Aria Talvery in a deal with an opposing family, no one could imagine the consequences or ...
  • Chele'
    WHAT. WAS. THAT!? I am absolutely devastated that there was an end to this book, I could read about Carter and Aria all day, everyday! I swear I'm not doing this on purpose.....I don't plan on saying this after every Willow Winters book but it's the truth.....AHHHHHH this is my FAVORITE yet!! I mean, how is she DOING this EVERY. SINGLE. TIME!????Carter Cross is not a man you'd want to cross, he's the text book definition of take charge. He's a ru...
  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    Merciless by Willow Winters. This is the story of Carter and Aria.There is a fight brewing between three mafia members. Carter is the head of one and Aria father is the head of another one. Carter wants Aria for his own and another gang trying to make a deal with him takes Aria and give her to him. Carter is hard on Aria making her break but their attraction is one that takes over for them. Aria is learning to deal with being owned by Carter and ...
  • Aurora (Whoo Gives A Hoot)
    * Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot *Willow Winters knows how to write her leading men in a way that both excites and terrifies readers. Ever since meeting Carter, the sexy and intimidating eldest Cross in Possessive (Daniel and Addison's story), I have been eagerly anticipating his story. Let me just say tell you all that this extraordinarily talented author certainly did not disappoint with this one!Merciless was a phenomenally writt...
  • Kathy
    "All of her. Every piece of her is mine and she knows it." ~Carter~You can feel the sadness and despair from Aria, and the conflict from Carter, even as they both try to deny what they feel and want from the other. Carter wants her, but he doesn't know for what exactly. He says he wants to own her, but he doesn't know if it's more than in a sexual way. He doesn't want to admit the depth of his feeling for her. As for Aria, the first time she saw ...
  • Cee Cee Houston
    Merciless by Willow Winters is yet another dark, and twisted tale of love and maybe redemption. It’s a truly exceptional story about Carter Cross and Aria Talvery.Aria is a mafioso’s daughter, one of the biggest crime lords around and she becomes a hostage when she’s captured by an enemy of her father and given to Carter with the intention of starting a war between the disgruntled factions.Carter is a top notch alpha male, he’s powerful, ...
  • Ashley Olson
    I received this as an ARC for an honest review. Just when you think Willow Winters couldn't get any better she releases a book that smacks you in the face and rips out your heart! You want to hate Carter for the things he puts Aria through, but you can't help but love the guy and silently cheer him on and hope Aria can see past the mind games. It wasn't left on a cliffhanger, but leaves you right at the point where you are screaming for more. I a...
  • Katie M
    Willow Winters has a gift for writing men that captivate us despite our best intentions. Men we root for even when we don't know why. We look for reasons to care for them, lost after them, love them. Carter is one of those men and Aria is the woman trying to answer those questions. Carter is not a good man. The only thing he is loyal to is his family. He will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. He wanted Aria. He had plans for her. The pro...
  • Linda Dunn
    Gilded CageThis book by Willow Winters left me completely breathless. Carter is a man you love to hate. When he sets his mind on something he wants, he takes it on no holds barred. Carter has his sights on Aria. He knew she was his Achilles heel, but he could not stop himself from making her his and only his. Aria is the only chink in Carter's armor and he hates himself for it.Aria is stronger than she appears as she holds the key to Carter's sou...
  • Julie Jackson
    This book was phenomenal. Carter is all alpha with dark needs. War is coming and he will get what is wants. Aria knows what it is like to be in his fathers world. She plays the good role but that’s it. She lives in fear. She doesn’t see the redemption coming but Carter is determined to take her fear away. I cannot wait to read their continued story. Excellent storyline. Carter and Aria’s story is like no other you’ve ever read. The darkne...
  • Kaitlynn
    I absolutely love Willow Winters' books !!! And let me tell you she didn't disappoint with this one either. I could not put this book down! Omg Carter is to die for! I love how dominate he is and you can really tell he Aria so much! Now I only need part 2 cause I need to know what happens between Carter and Aria! This book is by far the most amazing book I have read!!!! This is a must read yall!!!!💕💕💕💕
  • Cris
    Oh my gosh! I have been waiting for this book ever since I got a glimpse of Carter in Possessive and it was worth the wait. Dark, so much darker than Possessive, and you find yourself tensing up a lot, but you can’t put it down either. Carter is so intense and Aria is so broken, but their attachment to each other defies everything and everyone else. Great story, as per usual, Ms. Winters never disappoints.
  • Stacie McGlaughlin
    5 stars!!! Absolutely amazing!!! Willow Winters has outdone herself, yet again. I loved it!!! It keeps you on the edge of your seat and you do not want to put it down!! I was hooked right from the beginning! I cannot wait to find out what happens next!!
  • Iman
    So....the alpha H needs to own the h... abducts her (allegedly to protect her from a mafia war)... decides he wants to break her (that is always a lovely way to phrase things)...locks her in a cell with no shower/food/bed/windows to achieve the "breaking"Then in my opinion he waits until she develops Stockholm syndrom and agrees to kneel to him...then they have sex a lot lot lot.... and finally He turns her into a murderer to cure her from past t...
  • Kathleen R.
      Oh yes!!! Willow Winters is amazing at Mafia Romances. Very few authors are able to make chills run down my arms and spine when it comes to this genre without having to resort to the very dark aspects of this type of novel, and yet, this author has easily managed that. Now, don't get me wrong, i have this little gleeful aspect of myself that secretly loves the extremely dark mafia romances because there are so many possibilities, i couldn'...
  • Tina
    Holy Mary, mother of God! Wow. Willow I am hooked! To know that I can enjoy this twisted sadistic story is proof that you are a badass. Not everyone can pull off such darkness with Grace, but by God you never fail to amaze me. You wanted to know what I thought of that ending?? IT WAS PURE EVIL PERFECTION! I absolutely loved it. Obviously I can't go into detail about what made it so great without spoiling it , but I will just say it was completely...
  • Eva
    Willow Winters never disappoints me with her books and this one is no exception I felt for the characters loved it all written well kept me hooked a five star story can't wait for the next book.
  • Michele
    This book is intense, dark and beautiful in its complexity. The characters are dynamic and compelling. Carter is complex and arrogant. Aria is beautiful and stronger than she thinks. Their story is deep and unsettling. There are twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. You will be reading as fast as you can to see what happens with these two. Willow weaves such a beautiful story. I am eagerly awaiting the next book as this one end...
  • Katrina Haynes
    All I have to say os WOW.. This book is a must read. It hot and sexy at the same time it has your heart pumping.. I really enjoyed Carter and Aria story which I need more of. I don't want to give to.must away since it has not been released yet. If I could give this book more then 5 stars I would. Must read