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Blog Tour with Review: Backfire by Keri Lake

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Title: Backfire
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

My Review

“You’re like a shot of ecstasy in my veins.” “I’ve done some good fuckin’ drugs in my life, but you’ve got me so strung out right now, I’m about to explode, mia Luce”

“I wanted more of her. To know she belonged to me, and I belonged to her. I wanted to rain pain on every man who ever touched her again. I’d bleed for her. Kill for her. Die for her.”

Backfire is dark. It’s dirty. It’s raw. I have to say, after Ricochet, the bar was set pretty high. But, when I read the synopsis for Backfire, I just had a feeling, it was going to was going to blow me away and man, were my instincts right. This book blew my expectations out of the water.

So, Backfire is definitely one of those books that you just have to experience. It is going to take on one crazy, wild, dark, intense ride. You will kept on the edge of seat, trying to figure out what will happen next. This story is going to consume you. You will not be able to look away or put this book down. Is it dark? Yes, definitely. Is it going to shock you? Hell yes. Some moments are going to definitely shock you and take you out of your comfort zone. But, I have to tell you, it’s all good. It is so worth the ride. Because this isn’t just a dark story about vengeance.Yes, vengeance is a big factor, but there is so much more to this story. This is a story about second chances, justice and fighting for what’s right. This story will captivate you. It will make you think. It will make you question everything and wonder what you would do if you were in this situation. And there are is so much action and so many delicious twists and turns…I gotta tell you, there certainly isn’t a dull moment in this story.

But, lets not forget the romance, because yes, there is some smoking hot romance. Lucia and Jase are a force to be reckoned with. The chemistry between these two is just off the charts. Jase is 100% alpha male and once he realizes what he wants from Lucia, wild horses can’t wouldn’t be able to keep him away. And Lucia, she wasn’t afraid to go after what she wanted either. She accepted Jase for who he was. She didn’t want to change him. She just wanted him. Gosh, I can’t say enough about these two. They are just perfection together.

What else can I tell you about Backfire? Honestly, there is nothing else left for me to say. This was a fantastic read for me and if you love dark reads, then you are not going to want to miss this one. I definitely recommend checking this one out. Keri Lake has knocked it out of the park with this one and I just can’t wait to see what wild ride she’s going to take me on next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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 …

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