Review: Sweet Mercy by Amelia Wilde

The Collector Trilogy #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Amelia Wilde
Release Date:
January 18, 2021

Daphne Morelli is trapped in a gilded cage.

She fought to escape her family, only to be caught by a billionaire. Possessive. Commanding. And determined to keep her.

Emerson LeBlanc wants to own the little painter.
She’s become more than his obsession.
She’s part of his collection now.

Except she’s more perceptive than he’d like.
Her artist’s eye sees the shadows in him.
She paints his pain on stretched canvas.

He’s determined to own her. She’s determined to escape.

In the end only one of them can truly be free.


I didn’t think a monster could be this beautiful.

Well, didn’t this take a kinky turn? *satisfied grin* I definitely didn’t see this coming, but dang if you’ll hear a peep of complaint from this girl.

After devouring the first book, I was left reeling after that jaw dropping cliffhanger. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book and the second it landed on my kindle, I dove right in. And then found myself treading water for a bit. What I’m saying is that it took me a hot minute to get into and I’m not certain why. I sort of muddled my way through the first 30% and was worried because it started to feel like I was disconnecting from the story and the characters. But then it took an interesting turn.

The second we began to learn more about Emerson, I was all in. This man was a full enigma in book one, and we finally get a peek into his dark soul in the second half of this one, and I was here for it. He’s such a complex character, and that really gets unraveled here. The more you learn, the more you understand. And while the reader gets to peel back the layers of the enigma that is Emerson, we also get to see the sexual awakening of Daphne. As the overly protected sister of Leo Morelli, Daphne is not exactly naive, but she isn’t experienced. She can’t possibly be too naive with a father like hers, but she’s always been overly coddled by her brother. This book really brings about her sexual awakening…with a bang. So while the first half of the book felt stretched out, and a touch repetitive, I devoured the second half.

Now this is where it also gets interesting because you’ll see there’s a divide. Some readers either really loved this while others hated it. I happen to fall in the former. There’s a particular scene that I didn’t find to be shock value, but a character developing scene for Emerson and Daphne both. It fit, but it wasn’t your mainstream romance, so if you’re expecting that, this book isn’t for you. I personally loved the hell out of it.

And that ending? I can’t wait to see how it all concludes!
Amelia Wilde is a USA TODAY bestselling author of dangerous contemporary romance and loves it a little too much. She lives in Michigan with her husband and daughters. She spends most of her time typing furiously on an iPad and appreciating the natural splendor of her home state from where she likes it best: inside.

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