“…sometimes, in order to fight the monsters under the bed, you need a monster of your own.”
Holy mother of Gawd, what enthralling this book turned out to be! L.P. Lovell blew me away with this dark, raw and gritty novel. I really enjoyed ‘Absolution’, her other dark novel I’ve read but this one…was pure and simple awesome. I absolutely loved it! Every aspect of this story was fantastically done, the story unbelievably gripping from beginning until the end and so utterly addictive. ‘Kill Me’ was the perfect blend of action, suspense and steam; it was intense from start to finish and kept me at the edge of my seat the entire time.
“This is the last woman on earth I should want to kiss, and yet, she’s the only one I’ve ever wanted to put my mouth on this much.”
Una had spent years with the Bratva becoming over he years one of their special soldiers. She’s a warrior, she’s The Kiss of Death, she’s a hired killer, feared, yet respected by many. She’s professional and deadly and all she knows is how to kill. She enjoys killing, she lives for it, never feeling more alive than when she’s taking a life.
“I will become her saviour and her nightmare. I’ll be whatever the fuck she needs me to be if she plays the role I need her for.”
Nero is a man who embodies power. He wants power and he will do anything to get it – torture, kill…anything. He’s intelligent and manipulative, feral and blood thirsty, he’s feared and respected and plans to be the next Capo. Nero is taken aback by the way Una handles herself and by her psychotic ways. If at first he wants to use her as a weapon, as he gets to know her, he starts to want her for himself, to have her and possess her in every possible way. He wants The Kiss of Death and he will have her in one way or another, because after all, he always gets what he wants.
“For the first time in a long time, I want something other than just power. I want her. She will be my jewel in my crown. My broken queen.”
‘Kill Me’ was that kind of read that will suck you in from the very beginning – fast paced, intense, intriguing and so deliciously sexy. I absolutely loved Una and Nero’s story – their world full of corruption and death, their crazy, yet fascinating dynamic, the intense chemistry between them. Everything was done to perfection, everything was captivating, everything was raw.
Both Una and Nero were fantastic, strong, complex characters. I loved them individually and I loved them together. Both of their portrayal were stellar, both of them being so captivating and so hypnotic. Una was a heroine/anti-heroine I loved from the very beginning. She was such a kickass woman and definitely one the most engrossing female character I’ve read in a while. She was fierce, smart, capable and dangerous and I loved her very much. A killer or not, Una was endearing, a little bit cray-cray and as cold and emotionless as our hero.
“He doesn’t fear me, so he wants to challenge me, wants to see me snap.”
Nero was without a doubt the perfect match for Una. He oozed power and charisma from the moment he was introduced. Cold and ruthless, he was a dangerous man, a man with no boundaries, smart and cunning who knew what he is and what he wants. I have to admit that he charmed me from the start with his arrogance and sexiness, because let me tell you, this man was as hot as sin as he was dangerous.
Una and Nero’s relationship was crazy as f@ck. These two were insane together, their relationship being so damn explosive. I totally loved them together! The sexual tension between them was fantastic and so intense at times. They were crazy separately and crazy together and dayum, the sex scenes between them were so hot and passionate.
“I want to fight her and tame her only for her to break free and do it all over again. I want to strangle her while I fuck her and then fall asleep, never quite knowing whether I’ll open my eyes again, or whether she’ll put a bullet between them instead.”
I loved the way Nero was with Una. The way he wanted her was fantastic. He was such an alpha male – dominant, demanding, possessive and my, oh my…so sexy.
Una and Nero’s story ends with a cliffhanger which I have to say surprised me a little. Regardless, I’m looking forward to read the next installment.
All in all , ‘Kill Me’ was an awesome read, gripping read filled with pretty much everything that makes a dark read unputdownable – well developed plot and characters, action and suspense and dark elements that will keep your interest from start to finish.
“I kiss him and he kisses me back, because I’m his queen and he’s my bloodied king.”
About the Author
Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England.
She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.
Lauren is a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy.
LP loves to hear from readers so please get in touch.