Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Book Review : Ricochet by Keri Lake

by Keri Lake

Release Date:
July 9th, 2015

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The only sure way to destroy a man is to take what he cannot live without. 

Three years ago, I had everything. 

A beautiful wife. 

A son. 

A reason for living. 

Until a ruthless task force, assembled under Mayor Michael Culling, with a brutal strategy to make the streets of Detroit ‘safe’, ripped away everything I loved in a deadly hunt called The Culling. 

They tried to kill me, too. I wish they had. Now I'm cursed by the memories of that night, and the words I whispered to my dying wife. 

A promise—to avenge the wrong and set it right. I’m no longer Nick Ryder. I’m a masked vigilante. Faceless. Loveless. Fearless. A man with nothing left to lose—one who's seen the dark and violent truth behind the city’s flawless veneer. 

Michael Culling doesn’t know who I am. Or what I want. All he knows is that I’ve kidnapped his beautiful wife. 

An eye for an eye—isn’t that how the saying goes? And Aubree Culling is the perfect pawn to destroy him. 

If she doesn’t destroy me first. 

WARNING: **Not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence, sex and strong language. Trigger warning for self harm.** 

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I don't even know where to start with my review. This book completely took me by surprise and left me breathless!! I don't know if you noticed, but the cover of this book is hypnotizing. Nick Ryder has a story to tell and you can see it in his eyes. Keri Lake is a new to me author. I'm always scared to read books by new authors especially in a genre that I don't read very often. I understand that this is Keri Lake's first dark romance/romantic suspense book. And, let me tell you ... It freakin' fantastic! I added all her paranormal books to my TBR list because I have been looking for some paranormal romance books to read and her Sons of Wrath and Halos series sound amazing!

Ricochet is the story of Nick Ryder. Three years ago his life was turned upside down. He has been living and breathing for only one thing ... Revenge.  His revenge is carefully planned until Aubree Culling comes along and changes everything. Nick learns that things are not always as they seem.  As days go by, his revenge seems to take a different direction. Aubree gets under his skin and makes him feel things that his broken heart shouldn't feel.  Nick is determined to keep his promises and obtain his revenge, but will his feelings for Aubrey get in the way of his ultimate goal?

I have to admit that I got chills while reading this book. I read it in one sitting because I simply could not put it down! Keri Lake's writing style is PHENOMENAL!!! She took my heart broke it into a million pieces and slowly put it back together in the most unexpected way. Ricochet keep me on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading it.  It was fast-paced, highly intense and the shocking twists in the story left me speechless!

I really don't want to spoil the book for anybody so I will not talk about what happens with Nick's revenge. Read the blurb and embark on this twisted and emotional roller coaster ride! Nick and Aubree's story will linger with you for days after you have finished reading it. I do want to talk about the characters in this story. Nick and Aubree are fascinating. Their alternative POV's really made me connect with them from the very beginning. Their chemistry is undeniably sexy. Keri Lake knows how to write some pretty steamy scenes. Prepare your fan because these two are FIRE together! I loved how they talked about their pasts and how they each found some inner peace in all the darkness. This is not only a story of revenge. It's a story of love, hope and survival.

The other characters in this story were all important in Nick and Aubree's journey. Their is evil lurking in Detroit and some of these characters took it to a whole other level with their twisted mind games. I have to admit that one of the characters made me want to throw my ereader across the room! He's despicable, sick and evil! The things he said and did made me sick! I guarantee that you will feel the same way! I don't need to tell you who it is ... You will know the second you meet him.

If you are looking for a dark romance that is intense, deliciously naughty and that will keep you reading until your eyes start burning ... Look no further! Ricochet is what you are looking for!


I give Ricochet, by Keri Lake, 4.5 twisted, thrilling, sexy, raw, tragic stars!

About the Author:
Author of dark, edgy paranormal romance & urban fantasy~Vengeance dealer-Demon wrangler~Creator of badass, whip-wielding females-Sucker for brooding alphas. 

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  1. Oh this sounds so good! I love romantic suspense. Sounds INTENSE

  2. Wow, sounds like a really good read! I'm glad you liked it so much - and that is a really cool cover. :)


  3. I so agree about the cover! So exciting to find a new author that's worth the read. You have me interested for sure. One sitting? Nice.

  4. Whew! That sounds like one incredible read. I have the first few in her Sons series and still need to read them. And yeah, that guy on the cover has a mesmerizing look.

  5. the synopsis gave me goosebumps and your stellar recommendations have me adding this to my must have list!


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