Blog Tour + ARC Review : Ricochet by Keri Lake

Title: Ricochet 
Author: Keri Lake
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: July 9, 2015

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.


MY REVIEW

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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I'm stunned. Speechless. It was my first book from this author and if her other books are anything like this one, I've met one new to follow and support.

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Ricochet was a slow build for me. Maybe I wasn't in the right state of mind or maybe I had too much on my mind but the story didn't really pick up before 20-25%.

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After that I couldn't put the book down! Through her writing, Keri Blake leads you in a dark and aching story. She leads you through the bad and wrong from a man who has nothing to loose. She leads you in the darkest place a man can be found.

But what made me really love this story and what make me give it 5 stars was how the story unfold, how at some point everything makes sense. I repeat myself but I stayed speechless!

“The stars in the sky are the souls of the people we love. They shine so bright, not even the night can hide them. And when we’re lost, they guide us.”

First, meet Nick, the man who three years ago lost his purpose in life, who lost his reason to live tragically, who has lost his wife AND his little boy.

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He has nothing else than his thirst for revenge. He has one goal: Destroy Michael Culling
On his path, there are a lot of collateral damages but nothing and no one will kept him away from his vengeance, from his release.
His plan is perfect, everything is set. To touch his "enemy" in the heart, he decides to kidnap his wife.

Aubree is not what she appears to be. Being the mayor's wife, the only thing expected from her is to smile and show a fake happiness.
But Aubree is anything but happy. She is trapped in a life she never asked. She remains captured in her own hell with a despicable man that is a threat to everyone in the city.

What drawn me to Ricochet was at first the cover. I'm a cover whore, always will be

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The blurb kept my interest intact and just confirmed that I wanted this book bad. I can't resist the promise of an anti-hero. I crave to see how an author can stay true to her original idea and bring two people who are supposed to hate each other, together to form one and only team.

And that's another thing that worked so well for me. Nick never changes his purpose. He sticks to who he is and what he believes. His goal never changes.

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You know you have a winner when the words used by the author touched your heart.

Nick's story is heart-breaking, what he has to endure is the nightmare of everybody, and yet he survived.

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With Aubree, their attraction is off the chart. The physical needs they feel seem to never be sated. The connection is beyond what can be explained.

"You’ll be the death of me, Aubree.” He whispered my name with an air of power that crumbled my defenses. “I want more of you. Can’t stop. I want to stay buried inside of you forever.”

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Ricochet is dark, gripping and you will certainly cry but it's most of all a story about love, maybe more so than revenge itself.

 Every scar told a story, but it was the ones we didn’t want others to see that told a truth.

EXTRA QUOTE:

“Whatever happens at the end of this … I gave you all of me. My fears. My desires. It’s all yours. And now I want all of you.”







"This book is what would result if The Punisher and V for Vendetta ever had a baby. A super fucked up but incredibly awesome baby." ~ Dirty Girl Romance
"Holy. Fucking. Hell. Mind is blown and I'm left reeling. I've pulled myself together and can now write the review this book deserves." ~ Sam's Ramblings
"Ricochet was my first foray into the world of Keri Lake and if I could describe her writing style based on this alone, the words Evil Genius come to mind. " ~ Smokin' Hot Book Blog






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 and paranormal romance. Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction on the many occasions when distraction sucks her in to the Land of Shiny Things. 

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1 comment

  1. Thank you so much for this fantastic review and the gorgeous graphics to go with it! ❤ Love it!

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