on July 9th 2015
Genres: Romance, Suspense
Review Copy Provided By: Author
Reading Challenges: Read New Authors
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 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.
❝...death would’ve been easier. Living … now, that’s where the bullet hides its poison.❞
HOLY SHIZZLE. Why am I so stubborn?
Let me give you a word of advice (You know, the one that I didn’t listen to?) when your friend tells you politely, okay, repeatedly, YOU NEED TO READ xxx. You should listen to them! In my case, it was ‘Ricochet’ and the polite, “passive” suggestions were coming from my friend Lana from Dirty Girl Romance Book Blog. You see, this book had everything in it that I love and all I could think as I read it is why, WHY has this not been made into a movie yet? This would so be a man’s movie! It is action packed, suspenseful, thrilling, — has sex — there is a mysterious element. It is dark and unforgiving and violent. Everything a man would love.
So why are so many women readers loving this book?
Speaking for me, it is the exceptional writing. Moreover, ‘Ricochet’ is exciting and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Are there parts that are hard to read? Absolutely! Admittedly, I skimmed over some. For me, though, that wasn’t any different from watching a movie with my hands over my eyes while peering between my fingers. In fact, there was one point while reading I turned my head away from the book. My son burst out laughing and asked me what I was doing. When I explained, he had to remind me I was reading, not watching a movie.
‘Ricochet’ rattled me to my core.
It made me cry. It scared me. It shook me. It made me angry. IT MADE ME FEEL. I read this 530-page novel in one day. It captivated me.
If ever there was a tortured hero, it is Nick. Having lost his mind, his reason for living — his family, he finds his purpose in revenge. Cold, calculated revenge. He sets out to systematically destroy all of those involved in taking away his family.
Part of that revenge included eeking out retribution on the mayor’s wife, Aubree. What Nick hadn’t counted on, were the nightmares Aubree lived with daily. In her he found his weakness, in him, she found her strength.
❝You make me dream things I shouldn’t dream. Crave things I shouldn’t crave. My weakness.❞ His lips slanted over mine in a kiss that stole my breath. ❝You’ll destroy me, Aubree. And I won’t stop you.❞
‘Ricochet’ will take your emotions on a rollercoaster ride and your mind on a tilt-a-whirl. With your heart in your throat, your thoughts mixed up, buckle up, because once you start, Lake doesn’t let you off until the VERY. LAST. WORD!
Coming June 9th
Vigilantes #2, Backfire
Dark Contemporary Romance coming June 9, 2016
This book is a standalone set in the same world as Ricochet.
No matter how unbreakable he may seem, every man has a weakness.
A year ago, my home became a bloodstained crime scene. That night marked the beginning of my hell—the same night I was tortured by my enemies and tossed into an underground prison to die.
They failed. I survived.
Now that I’m free, only one motive burns in my soul: revenge.
Lucky for me, they think Jase Hawkins is dead. Maybe I am. I’ve got nothing but a cold, merciless rage, and Black Betty, the sharp steel blade that never leaves my side.
Then she drifts into my life.
Lucia wants answers—so much so, she’s willing to fall into the darkness where my enemies lie in wait, to kill her for what she knows.
Or to take her for the depraved fantasies her body alone can rouse in a man’s mind.
Me? I want her for the fire in her touch that feeds my addiction, forces me to feel what has become numb, but my appetite for bloodshed runs deeper than flesh.
For my own sanity, I’ve vowed to stay away from her. Because she’s my only weakness, an obsession that leaves me craving more—one that could make even the most steadfast plan backfire.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Read New Authors