BLOG TOUR & REVIEW - Backfire by Keri Lake
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.
"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
To be honest, I liked Ricochet better. But, to be fair, you can't top avenging a wife and young son when you're writing a revenge book. There's no greater reason.
Backfire is set in the same world as Ricochet. In fact, I believe the stories run parallel. Jase is an extreme photographer and one night what he assumes is an incriminating photo gets his family killed. (view spoiler)[His brother and grandmother. (hide spoiler)] And he becomes a prisoner for eleven months before he is set free with a job to do and his own revenge to mete out.
Lucy is also an extreme photographer, among other jobs, and she knows for a fact an incriminating video has put her in danger. Jase and Lucy's paths cross and sparks ignite. The sexual tension was hot.
I liked the final 25% the most. The action picked up, there were brutal moments, and the mystery started to unravel.
There were no tears this time. It didn't move me like Ricochet did but it's still a good story. I enjoyed reading it.
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.
She loves hearing from readers …