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Series: Vigilantes #4
Also in this series: Ricochet, Backfire, Ballistic
Published by Self-Published on April 10, 2018
Genres: Romance, Suspense
From the author of Ricochet and Backfire comes a dark and gritty romantic suspense.
In the corner house of an empty street, there is a boy inside a box. In that boy, there lives a secret, one so dark, it’s sealed with locks.
Nearly ten years have passed since the night I was captured. Tricked and betrayed, I suffered the hours of brutal torment with death’s cold whisper across my skin. And when the nameless faces that haunted my nightmares took everything and everyone I loved, I feared I’d never be free of the darkness.
But that's the thing about fear. Over time, it breeds anger, and when anger fills the box, vengeance bleeds out.
It's been almost a decade since I escaped their hell, staying in the shadows, hiding my demons, and God help them now that I've tasted retribution and crave more of it.
Blood is the price for pain, and I vow to take everything and everyone they love. I’m no longer a frightened boy, but the intrepid vigilante, a ruthless executioner, who will stop at nothing to punish the depraved few that stole my life and walked free.
The plan is perfect, except for her. The one woman I'm forbidden to have, whose soothing touch settles my fractured mind. My angel of mercy sent to silence the voices. Yet, not even she can save me from the black void wherein my skeletons lie buried beneath the truth. Because in order to feed my thirst for revenge, I have to destroy the very thing that gives me purpose.
Tooth for a tooth, heart for a heart.
**Can be read as a complete standalone. Includes a steamy bonus scene featuring Nick and Aubree from Ricochet.
I was provided a review copy by Author; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
❝I found it ironic that the very thing I’d once sought to destroy was the only thing that could save me in the end.❞
Keri Lake you destroy me!
My mind is the steel to your welder. With your words, you burn images in my mind. You are a relentless and unforgiving storyteller and for that I thank you.
Of all the stories I’ve read from you, this was the most difficult to read.
My heart was in my throat and tears were in my eyes about 80% of the time. I had to take breaks because there were moments too painful to read in one go. And once again, you wrote about a subject matter that I choose to not read. My number one trigger, you not only wrote about it, you embraced its horror and forced me to not look away.
You destroyed evil and built beautiful.
There was almost a poetic way in which you wrote about vengeance, but it was also violent and unforgiving. It was a rollercoaster ride of emotions and a battle of morals.
You took a broken and forgotten man and tenderly and reverently brought love into his life, you changed his trajectory. You took a strong woman and by tapping into her passion and her sense of justice, you made her stronger.
And while it wasn’t hearts and flowers, the romance was passionate, intense and filled with desire.
You cleverly created a world where bad can also be good.
Intrepid was unforgiving and passionate, violent, and tender. It was a struggle of morals and a precarious balance of good and evil. It was a story of a lost boy and his little blue fairy.