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
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 …
I just finished Backfire and I have no idea what to say. I'm not quite sure what to feel, but one thing I know for sure is that this book is INTENSE. It's hardcore and I feel like I just came out of the same battle that Lucy and Jase fought. It wasn't easy - Backfire is NOT an easy book - but it was all worth it in the end.
Lucy has a core made of steel - she's so strong and brave and a fighter. She's passionate, feisty, and fierce. Lucy is just the kind of heroine you can be proud of - I know I am. She is amazing and I really loved her.
Jase might not be the bad boy with a heart of gold exactly, but he is definitely a good man. Jase is unwaveringly devoted, unflinchingly loyal, and extremely protective. He'll do anything for someone he cares about, even if it hurts him. I fell for him and I know if you get past his gruff, rough-around-the-edges exterior, you will too.
Backfire is a gritty, dark read that will make your heart race and pound, make you hold your breath in anticipation and fear, and it will capture you completely and refuse to let you go. It's full of corruption, betrayal, secrets, danger, and heartbreak. There is a beauty, depth, and light to it too that will make your heart ache and make you sigh. Backfire is truly incredible and I can't wait to read the next book.
Backfire is a standalone, it's told from multiple points of view, and Lucy and Jase do get their well-deserved happily-ever-after.
~ Sonja, 5 Stars