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Published by Self-Published on April 7, 2017
Genres: Dark Romance, Erotic Romance
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.
Ripple Effect: Episode 4
(A Dark Hitman Erotic Romance Book 4)
By Keri Lake
Who is left standing?
Oh my lordy this one tested me just a wee bit. I need to bleach my eyeballs…wait, I shouldn’t be joking about bleach. I need to erase the memory…wait, I shouldn’t be joking about lost memories. I need to…toughen the heck up if I want to become a Keri Lake dedicated fan. This series has been INTENSE! It would be mind games one minute, then intense violence, with evil-minded deprivation the next…but I found myself with a deep need for everything to work out in the end for these two mixed-up characters.
Up till now, I have never wanted evil characters to find redemption…unless they’re Keri Lake’s characters. She takes my pre-conceived rules and ideas and puts them on a shelf for safe keeping. I remember my rules, but for that small amount of time I’m in her (book) world…they’re not important.
Well, hubby was called in to settle me down as I gave him in-depth descriptions of what I had faced in Ripple Effect 4. Oh, this was the motherload of violence that had me shaking and shuddering, moaning and groaning, more than any other Keri Lake story I’ve read up till now.
I’m fascinated, while at times scared at the level of violence that this author can think up. What makes it even more scary, riveting and satisfying (I know, scary I even thought that word) is that you can’t help but smirk. See, the violence (in some of those cases) was well deserved. At times I wished I was administering the wallops and hits.
The game has been played and the pieces have been moved. Some of the opposition was taken out with a single move, while others were drawn out in strategic battles. The gameplan I thought the author had prepared, ended up having a few surprises in store. It was amazing to finally see the pieces move in to attack and while not the cleanest destruction…it was certainly effective.
I loved…ahhh…enjoyed…ummm…devoured Ripple Effect and I definitely think I’m getting a wee bit tougher surviving the Keri Lake experience.