Book Review | Merciful Vows

Merciful Vows by Vanessa Luisa

Publication Date: May 25th 2021

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A bittersweet second chance romantic suspense standalone.

It’s impossible to shield your heart from a man who knows you so well. A man who is your husband. The father of your children. The love of your life. A man like Giulio Giannotti.

I thought we would last forever…but we won’t. Not when he doesn’t believe our abducted child is still alive. Not if I continue to lose myself in this chaotic hope. Not until our daughter is found.

It scares me…the stark reality of how cruel life can be to us, how twisted secrets turn to sacrifice and how there’s always someone in the misty shadows lurking…watching.

Tonight marks six months since we lost it all. It should bind Giulio and me closer together, yet the moment his hot gaze lands on mine, it’s all over. The pact I made with myself to reserve all my nerves shatters into a million pieces as those eyes burn straight through me.

They’re heavenly fire. And it’s as if he can see me. All of me…

If this is supposed to be the end of us, then why does it feel like it’s only just the beginning?

Merciful Vows is the first book in the emotionally gripping interconnected world set in Seattle: ‘The Giannotti World’.

I am seriously impressed with Vanessa Luisa. This was a great debut novel and I can’t wait to read more by her. From the second I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down. This story was absolutely heart wrenching and emotional. I mean from the first few chapters I knew I was in for it. Our main characters, Giulio and Valencia, had me from the beginning. I knew right away that I was going to love them. The relationship, connection and passion they have for one another is so strong from the get go. I was constantly rooting for them every chance I got. The start of the book was definitely a little slow for me and could have been tweaked a little bit more, but overall I loved this book. I love reading new authors and can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeves.


I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author:

Vanessa Luisa is an author of contemporary romance novels. She resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her army of current reads, sassy cat and Tom Hardy…the latter is purely all in her mind, but shh don’t tell her!

Vanessa adores all things from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Seinfeld and believes tea is a writing essential. Her love of reading and writing have always been with her, and while she has a background in certified personal styling, nowadays Vanessa is turning her dream of being an author into reality. 

She loves writing swoon-worthy, emotionally gripping stories with passionate alphas and strong-willed women. When she isn’t writing, Vanessa is busy running her own business and spending time with loved ones.

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