They call me RIP.
I’m a killer. A murderer. A psychopath.
In the eyes of the righteous, I’m a monster, born of sin and depravity.
I want to protect her, but I’m not a good man.
I want to love her, but I no longer feel.
She gets under my skin, though, and has awakened something inside of me.
Something I’d kill for.
I’m not her savior—not even close. In fact, I’m worse than the hell she’s already suffered.
I’m her vengeance. Tit for tat, as they say.
And if she’s not careful, I’ll be her ruin.
For months, I’ve watched him.
I’ve fantasized him as my savior, my lover. My ticket out of the hell I’ve lived in for the last six years.
I never dreamed he’d be my nightmare.
Had I known what he really is, I’d have never gotten in the car that night, but life is full of cause and effect.
And sometimes the choice on offer isn’t a choice at all.
It’s the result of something already in motion, and we’re merely left to survive the ripple effect.
*This is an erotic suspense/erotic romance not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence and sex.
MY REVIEW EPISODE #1
❝I’m a vengeance dealer. A mercenary. I feign loyalty to exact revenge.❞
What a f*cking start to the book! I was equally appalled and excited. My stomach was turning and my thoughts were reeling. I didn’t even realize I was breathing quickly. I am amazed at Keri Lake’s storytelling!!
Just like these characters, you will not read this episode and come out unscathed. Storytelling at its finest, Keri Lake takes you through the pits of hell with the promise of better.
Is it bad that I kinda like this anti-hero? I mean, what does that say about me? And Dylan is da bomb-dot-com. Her spirit and fight for survival make her one kick-ass heroine!
I am not sure where she’s taking us on this f*ed up ride, I just know I want a ticket to crazy town.
MY REVIEW EPISODE #2
That was .. and then she .. OMG, did he really?
Wait, it’s over? I can’t even!
MY REVIEW EPISODE #3
In all the years on Goodreads, I have never written a review using the app on my phone. Until today. Keri Lake has caused me to lose my damn mind.
I don’t want to take the time to write a proper review of each of these because stopping too long would be difficult, even though some of this story is more than I can handle, at times.
So I will say this, if you like phenomenally written dark as f*ck reads, pick this series up.
MY REVIEW EPISODE #4
I binge read episodes 2-4 on Saturday. It helped that my family all had plans of their own, so I was home all day, by myself and able to enjoy the brutal, dark, addictive world that Keri Lake invented.
In this episode, we read about the twisty, unexpected happenings of the Chicago underbelly. All the brutality in the first 3 come to a head and explode!! Admittedly, this series was a little difficult for me to read, it certainly took me out of my comfort zone but Lake has such a way with words and impeccable story-telling abilities, she knows how to take you right to the very edge of the cliff of your own mental destruction, and when to bring you back.
Lake rocked the anti-hero, strong heroine, and mafia storylines.
Ripley was not a guy to like, love or admire, the brutality he showed others was reason enough to not only hate him but fear him. Yet, you somehow learn to like, admire and then eventually love this man. (Albeit, questioning your own sanity in the process.) I think this was because we find a “reason” he is the way he is. And when you are able to place “blame”, somehow, you can look beyond the atrocities and see the good.
Dylan had been through hell and still managed to be strong. She never whined, she never gave in, she fought for her survival. I loved that she was smart enough to see her reality and go after what she wanted.
The underworld of Chicago never looked so
good bad. What made this story differently? I mean, there was drug dealing, violence, killing, and prostitution, just like in other mafia books, but it wasn’t formulaic. Rather, with her own flair, Keri Lake didn’t just introduce the reader to this evil world, she immersed the reader, making them feel like they were a part of it, like they were fighting for their own life.
So in answer to my question in my review of Episode #1 “I am not sure where she’s taking us on this f*ed up ride, I just know I want a ticket to crazy town.”
Lake took us on a hell of a ride.