Series: A Vigilantes Novel
Author: Keri Lake
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance - Standalone
Published: June 9, 2016 Cover Design: Hang Le Image Credit: Eric Battershell Photography Cover Model: Johnny Kane
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.
Holy cow ... what did I just read?!?! Pure, unadulterated genius on a page is what. Keri Lake has done it again. She has taken words from a book and gripped me so hard that I could feel what was happening. Backfire is gripping, raw, dark, and rocked me to my core.
Jase had one heck of an upbringing. Neglect from his mother, abuse from his step-father and losing his grandmother and brother way too soon, life has been hard. Being tortured, he vowed to find his family's killer and make them pay for what they took away.
Lucy was a tough girl, always sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. Trouble finding Lucy, wherever she goes. She has video of something horrific that she witnessed and now she is wanted. They are hunting her down, and when they find her, she will pay with her life.
Jase won't let them happen. He is now part of the Underworld and has the hook-ups he needs to locate the garbage that forever changed his life. Meeting Lucy in an unconventional way, he knew there was something about her that interested him. He couldn't pin-point it until ... those eyes. He KNOWS those eyes. Those are the eyes of a girl that he once cherished.
Vowing to protect her, he rescued her from harms way. It appears as a kidnapping, but Jase is only trying to protect her and find out how she is connected in the involvement of losing his family.
Lucy loathes Jase, but she also lusts after him; constantly berating herself for secretly wanting him. Secretly wanting to know what it feels like to have him inside of her. But .. how can she like a killer? A rapist? A murderer? No ... Lucy will not cave, no matter how hot and compassionate he can be. No, she will not do that....or will she?
Keri Lake has the amazing ability to make you fall in love with the characters in her books. She writes magic. She writes drama filled turmoil. She pulls you in and retains a stronghold on your heart. It is hard to find an author that can grip you as hard as she does, throughout the entire book. Never a dull moment, always thrilling, always brilliant. If you are new to Keri Lake, please do yourself an enormous favor and pick up Backfire, as well as Ricochet.
Highly, highly recommended!!
"Backfire is dark, gritty, and unapologetic. You'll be reading it with your heart in your throat and your stomach twisted up in knots. It's violent, a touch depraved, darkly erotic, action packed and absolutely, positively unputdownable." -Dirty Girl Romance Blog
"It's brilliant. It's rewarding and it is a mind screw done perfectly. You will hear your heart break for what Jase and Lucy go through. You will love, hate and shatter." -Kathy Coopmans, USA Today Bestselling Author
"So dark and disturbing you read with one eye open, unable to look away -riveted by what's playing out before your very eyes as Keri Lake takes you on a twisted rollercoaster flying in different directions at great speed." -Totally Booked Blog
"Once again Keri Lake has given us a wonderfully engaging story which sucks you into a whole other world, making you feel everything and revel in the brutal underworld that she has created. It's a book you experience,not just read, and if you're in the mood for this sort of story, it's going to blow you away with its dark intensity." -Escapist 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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