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Ripple Effect: Episode 4 (Ripple Effect #4) by Keri Lake

Ripple Effect: Episode 4 Book Cover Ripple Effect: Episode 4
Ripple Effect Series #4
Keri Lake
Fiction, Dark Romance
April 4th 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

This fourth installment is dark, gritty and, like it’s predecessors, held me at the edge of my seat from cover to cover. I loved the previous installments, but this final one is, in my honest opinion, the best one! Filled with action, suspense and steam it’s addictive, fantastically written, and I couldn’t put it down!!! I love Keri’s writing and I’m looking forward to reading her other books. If you love dark, twisted stories full of violence, destruction and passion, you have to read this fantastic series!

“He may not be a hero in the traditional sense, but in my world, where violence is life and suffering is survival, Ripley is a brutal contender against the iniquity I’ve come to know.”

Ripley is ready to take down those who dared to touch what’s his, those who took Dylan. He will find them, he will torture them in the worst possible ways and kill them, slowly and painfully. All he knows is that he wants Dylan back, because no matter what she thinks, she belongs to him. Even if he doesn’t like it, she has come to mean everything for him, so he will do anything for her to be safe and protected.

“Ripley is salt in my wounds sometimes— a deep, penetrating burn that heals as much as it hurts. It’s a sting I’ve grown to need, though, because it forces me to feel something again.”

Dylan never expected to feel so much for the dangerous man, who, in such a short amount of time, managed to save her in so many ways. Slowly but surely he has become her drug, her addiction, and she can’t do anything about it. For the first time in her life Dylan feels safe with Ripple.  Everything changes for these two when Ripple has to make certain sacrifices to keep the ones he loves safe and when Dylan is forced by circumstances to confront her past.

“Sometimes our weaknesses are what make us stronger than we realize.”

Like I said above, I adored this final installment. Everything was fantastically done. From the gripping story-line to the author’s stellar writing, everything was top-notch. This series is full of twists and I loved how the story unfolded. All the revelations left my jaw hanging while all the violence and suspense held me captive the entire time.

Once again, Ripple captivated me. He is, without a doubt, a dangerous and intriguing man. I loved how protective and possessive he was of Dylan. The fact that he was willing to sacrifice everything for her safety made me enjoy his character even more than before. Dylan continues to be a tough cookie. She’s smart, strong and she’s not afraid to go after what she wants.

These two characters’ relationship is, without a doubt, messed-up. Their connection is more palpable than ever in this installment and the chemistry between them is off the charts. As for the steam aspect, holy hotness! They are hot as hell.

“She’s my perfection. My reason. My obsession. My beautiful butterfly.”

All in all, this fourth episode is a great conclusion to this enthralling series. If you love dark reads, I urge you to read this series ASAP!

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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