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Published by Self-Published on March 10, 2017
Genres: Dark Romance, Erotic Romance
EPISODE TWO: As a calculated assassin, Ripley thrives on always being in control. But when the woman he’s sworn to kill makes an offer he can’t refuse, his control is what he risks losing most.
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.
Ripple Effect: Episode 2
(A Dark Hitman Erotic Romance Book 2)
By Keri Lake
Laid out like a homemade chessboard
I read a story recently where they talk about a homemade chessboard. Each piece has been crafted and made by hand. There are slight imperfections and some pieces have major flaws. But, each piece has its place and a job to do. Ripple Effect 2 made me think of that imperfect chessboard. There are many pieces in the game and each one has a story to tell.
Rip has scars and battle wounds. Each nick on his body tells a story and every move that he makes has been planned and thought out. His job is to take out other players that get in his way.
Is Rip playing the game by holding the pieces and moving them to his will?
Is he the Knight? Is he a Pawn? I doubt he’s a Bishop? Maybe a Rook?
Are all his moves to protect the Queen?
Dylan has her own battle wounds. There are nicks and gashes on the outside and scars that fester on the inside. Maybe she’s a pawn. A piece that could easily be lost in the fight.
BUT WHAT IF…
Ripley’s the King…and decides to make Dylan the Queen????
I loved Ripple Effect – Episode 2 even more than the first one. It’s seriously intense and deals with a lot of anger, guilt, frustration and depravity. A shift in the game, a piece moved and another scar and nick explained in the history of the game. Can’t wait to see what happens to Rip and Dylan next…who will make the next move???