Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
God bless my fellow bookstagrammers & book-lovers for spreading the word about books you’re adoring. That’s how I found Megan Bannen’s The Undertaking of Hart & Mercy, & it delighted me so hard.
From the first pages, when the hero & heroine haven’t actually seen each other in person yet but the author has so perfectly captured their antagonism, I was ALL in.
Marshal and demigod Hart Ralston & undertaker Mercy Birdsall do not like each other. But they must work together at times.
Then one day Mercy gets a letter from “a friend.” That friend is actually Hart, who didn’t think his letter would actually get delivered to someone.
It’s a You’ve Got Mail-ish situation, people! Only add fantasy.
This is so wonderfully & inventively written, the chemistry between leads—& their slow & then fast fall into attraction & feelings—is compelling & lovely, & it all comes together so heartwarmingly at the end MY GOD.
It was just so good. The dance scene, the epilogue .
Other things I loved: a grand p*%#> declaration, a taciturn hero who also cries, stunning final lines.
Check this one out!!
5 ⭐️. Out 08/23.
CWs: Death. Violence. Reference to cheating & death of family members. Parental abandonment in past and current fears over parent's health. Hart is somewhat self-conscious about being a demigod due to how others have treated him in the past.
Give me that HEA, please.
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