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Ripple Effect: Episode 2 (Ripple Effect #2) by Keri Lake

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Ripple Effect Series #2
Keri Lake
Fiction, Dark Romance
March 7th 2017


They call me RIP.
I’m a killer. A murderer. A psychopath.
In the eyes of the righteous, I’m a monster, born of sin and depravity.
I want to protect her, but I’m not a good man.
I want to love her, but I no longer feel.
She gets under my skin, though, and has awakened something inside of me.
Something I’d kill for.
I’m not her savior—not even close. In fact, I’m worse than the hell she’s already suffered.
I’m her vengeance. Tit for tat, as they say.
And if she’s not careful, I’ll be her ruin.


For months, I’ve watched him.
I’ve fantasized him as my savior, my lover. My ticket out of the hell I’ve lived in for the last six years.
I never dreamed he’d be my nightmare.
Had I known what he really is, I’d have never gotten in the car that night, but life is full of cause and effect.
And sometimes the choice on offer isn’t a choice at all.
It’s the result of something already in motion, and we’re merely left to survive the ripple effect.

*This is an erotic suspense/erotic romance not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence and sex.

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ARIANNA’s review

If you are a fan of gritty and dark erotic thrillers, then you don’t want to miss this series. Keri Lake continues to blow me away  with her fantastic storytelling and intriguing characters in second installment. This episode is unputdownable and kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Needless to say, I enjoyed the heck out of it.

“I’m curious to know what you sound like when you scream—just haven’t decided if it’s pain or pleasure I want to hear most.”

The story picks up right where the first installment ends. Dylan is desperate and she needs money. She decides to steal from Rip, a murderer who has spared her life not so long ago, and gets caught. Rip not only he tries to help her with her pills addiction, but he also makes her an “offer” she can’t refuse, simply because she doesn’t have a choice. For two months, Dylan will have to be with Rip, to be his.

“I’m not some gentleman lover, either, Dylan. So we’re clear, I fuck as mercilessly as I kill. Think you’re up for that?”

Ripley is fascinated with Dylan. She’s a mystery to him. He doesn’t want to be so intrigued with her, but he is and he wants her in his bed no matter what. Dylan denies her attraction to Ripley and what he has to offer her, but she eventually admits that she wants to be his.

If the first installment is filled with action and suspense, this second one is also filled with steam. The sexy scenes are hot as hell and the electrifying passion between these two characters is fantastically done.

I loved the pace of the story here and how everything between Dylan and Ripley progresses. Dylan’s POV is okay, but I have to say I loved Ripley’s…so well done and entertaining. Ripley, once again, is intense and dangerous, a complex character which the author portrayed very well. From start to finish, he is intriguing and dark, – an alpha-male who for sure will leave you hot and bothered. Dylan continues to be a great heroine in this second installment. She’s strong and street-smart, with a spitfire attitude. I loved the dynamic between these two and I’m looking forward to reading the next installment and finding out how these two characters’ relationship will progress.

Overall, a fantastic read!

About the Author:

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, 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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