****4.5 ‘Depravity & Desire’ STARS****

Oh what a tangled web Keri Lake weaves with Ripley and Dylan.  Addiction, desire and pain torment them both in the next installment of this exquisitely deranged love story.  As we get more vicious and heartbreaking breadcrumbs doled out in pieces, providing insight into Ripley and Dylan, the past, present and possible future collide.

“My mind is as much a prison as the cement walls to which I am chained.”

Ratcheting up the tension as the game shifts and pieces are moved, the chemistry and sexual energy is ramped up.  Their brutal need for each other, feeding off each other’s addictions, has a beauty to it that makes you cringe even as you sigh, pushing at your comfort zones.  As the players advance I keep waiting for the proverbial ‘other shoe’ to drop.

“This guy is no joke.  He’s a nightmare wrapped inside a woman’s greatest fear.”

The struggle Rip faces and acknowledges in Dylan hints at compassion previously unknown, and an unwanted complication.  Which begs the question:  Who’s really pulling the strings and who’s merely a puppet? Or are they both just players in the same twisted game?

“I like my conquest clean.  Lucid.  Conflicted and guilt-ridden.”

Continuing its wicked sexy ways I’m ever more addicted and waiting to uncover the pieces that make this ruthless hitman tick and enjoying every immoral, corrupt moment of the journey.

“The most horrifically amazing experience I’ve ever known.”

K’s Category: 3rd date, multiple novels read by author to date.

Characters: M/F

OM/OW: Yes, descriptive

Sex: No


Standalone: No, Part 2 of 4 episodes.


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About the Author:

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

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