Review + Giveaway: BACKFIRE (Vigilantes) by Keri Lake @kerilake

Review + Giveaway: BACKFIRE (Vigilantes) by Keri Lake @kerilake

I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review + Giveaway: BACKFIRE (Vigilantes) by Keri Lake @kerilakeBackfire by Keri Lake
Series: Vigilantes #2
Published by: Self Published
on June 9, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.

**Not recommended for readers under the age of 18. Trigger warning for violence, drug abuse and scenes of rape and torture.

BACKFIRE is a spin-off of RICOCHET and can be read as a standalone.

my thoughts

A SEXY and DARK read brimming with emotion, excitement, passion, and vengeance. A MONSTER of a book that will have your thighs clenching and your stomach in knots…Jase Hawkins is my new favorite BAD BOY! BACKFIRE is an edgy, erotic, and gritty love story that will have you gasping with every turn of the page. Keri Lake has become a pro in this genre and I can’t wait to see how she will test our boundaries in the future.

“You want to fuck me?”

He shook his head, the grooves of his forehead deepening. “No, I don’t. I need to fuck you, though. I need to hurt myself, and fucking you is the only thing that’ll hurt me the most.”

WOW! I didn’t think Keri could top RICOCHET, but my god…she constantly had me on pins and needles the whole way through with this one. Our hero is Jase, a brooding alpha male who is out for revenge. He has one goal only and he can’t afford ANY distractions. Our leading lady is Lucy, a strong and bold woman who takes no crap from anyone. Their connection is instant, but that doesn’t take away the fact that Jase holds her responsible for the wrong that has been done to him. He ends up saving Lucy’s life only to hold her prisoner and finally get some answers. There ends up being SO MUCH MORE to Jase and Lucy’s connection and it’s unexpected and incredibly intense!

“I need you to know that I don’t hate you, Lucy, but I’m about to fuck you like I do.”

The excitement throughout this story had my stomach in knots the entire time. These two need each other more than they know, and their unadulterated raw lust for one another seeps through every single page. BACKFIRE is FAR from a polished and pretty happily every after kind of romance. It’s brutal at times and inexplicably intense and suspenseful. It’s the type of romance that messes with your head and your heart. It’s the type of love story that pushes boundaries and intensifies emotion. I had an absolute BLAST reading this, and will continue to obsess over it until Dax’s book comes to fruition. Ha! You thought it was over? Think again…

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About Keri Lake

Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan. By day, she tries to make use of the degrees she’s earned in science. By night, she writes dark contemporary, paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction on the many occasions distraction sucks her into the Land of Shiny Things.

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