Skip to main content

Review: Backfire by Keri Lake

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.



Image and video hosting by TinyPicTwo souls who’d survived hell, only to suffer the goddamn replays over and over.

Backfire is book 2 in Vigilante Series--- A powerful punch of sexy characters, deep emotions and fantastic writing. It's raw, gritty and sensual with a tendency to frustrate the hell out of you.

I am a huge fan of Keri lake and backfire definitely did not disappoint me. I was on the edge of my seat through the entire read with one hand holding my Kindle and the other one covering my eyes. It was like my eyes were glued to the screen and during some scenes I didn't even blink which left my eyes aching. But backfire was worth the aching eyes.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicyou must never give up on love, because true love never goes away. It never disappears, only grows stronger.


Lucy had a traumatic past and her only solace is photography. She is fascinated with the old, abandoned buildings. She sees through the cracks and feels the lodge dissipate through them. But one act of carelessness and she is being chased by the ruthless men running the underground and the only way out is to run from them, from everyone.

Jase is many things, a thief, a killer, a survivor. He has his own demons. Life has never been good to him. Tortured as a child and witnessing the death of his only family as an adult has turned him into a shell of a man he once was. Tortured by his enemies and almost beaten to death he now only lives for one thing--Revenge.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicI wanted blood. Their punishment. My revenge.

But who knew that seeking revenge would lead him to love. It doesn't take much time for Lucy and jase to collide in the dangerous world. They are strong and stubborn. They both are broken but together they complete each other. As the pieces fall into place, they realize that they can only survive if they are together.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicYou’re in my blood, infecting every dark part of my soul, Lucy. Nothing else matters to me.

They will die to save each other. They will live to love each other. They will protect each other from the demons that haunt them. They will do anything to stay together. 

Image and video hosting by TinyPicI’d bleed for her. Kill for her. Die for her.~Jase

Image and video hosting by TinyPicHe’ll kill you, too. You die, I die. Remember?~Lucy


Told in dual POV , Backfire was simply amazing. It's the kind of book that breaks your heart and then mend the broken pieces together. This was an ultimate page Turner, Full of action and Earth shattering emotion.

Backfire is a story of retribution, revenge, sacrifices and love. This book gave me a hangover, I was continuously searching for the books resembling​ backfire but I didn't find any. So this was one of a kind. I totally recommend this. This is a must read.

Image and video hosting by TinyPicSometimes, though, shit happened for a reason, and plans backfired in the best ways.

Jase- 5 Stars
Lucy- 5 Stars
Supporting characters- 5 Stars
Villains- 5 Stars
Plot- 5 Stars
Storytelling- 5 Stars
Romance- 5 Stars
Sexual tension- 5 Stars
Sexual scenes- 5 Stars
Story ending- 5 Stars

Would I recommend this book? YES
Would I read other books from this author? YES
Did I enjoy this read? YES
Is it worth reading? YES

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

BOOK REVIEW: BOUND BY VENGEANCE(born in blood mafia chronicles #5 ) BY CORA REILLY

Growl
He’d never had something to himself, never even dared to dream about owning something so precious. He was the unwanted bastard son who’d always had to content himself with the leftovers of others. And now they’d given him what only a few weeks ago had been out of his reach, someone he wasn’t even allowed to admire from afar, one of their most prized possessions. Thrown at his feet because he was who he was because they were certain he would break her. He was her punishment, a fate worse than death, a way to deliver the ultimate punishment to her father who had displeased them so greatly.

Cara
She had always been the good girl. It didn’t protect her.
She didn’t know his real name. People called him Growl to his face and the Bastard behind his back. Both were names he couldn’t possibly have chosen for himself. His eyes were empty, a mirror to throw back her own fear at her. He was a brutal hand of the Las Vegas Camorra.
And now she was at his mercy.
5 "YOU ARE MINE" Reading Ow…

Book Review!! A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

Violet never wanted to move to Perfect.

Who wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be neat and tidy and perfectly behaved all the time?
But Violet quickly discovers there's something weird going on – she keeps hearing noises in the night, her mum is acting strange and her dad has disappeared.
When she meets Boy she realizes that her dad is not the only person to have been stolen away...and that the mysterious Watchers are guarding a perfectly creepy secret!

**Thanks to USBORNE for providing me a physical review copy** For the lovers of Fantasy, here comes a new inventive tale of strength, courage and magic.
This was definitely a brilliant book, quite creepy but still amazing, with some incredible characters and an enticing yet unique plot.

Welcome to Perfect, a town anything but... Violet Brown has never ever wanted be perfect and she definitely never wanted to move in a town called perfect but life does not go as we want i…

Review! Her Master Key by Shruti Johri

She uncovers incredible and amusing stories from luxury hotels in India. She captures extraordinary episodes of infidelity, bigotry and brings to light the absurdity of travellers. She highlights the struggles of white-collared, blue-collared and non-collared staff to break the stereotypes around hotel professionals. While much has been written and read about star hotels in the West, the tales from India remain untold.It’s time we read these stories!

TITLE- Her Master Key AUTHOR- Shruti Johri
PUBLISHER- Rupa Publications
FORMAT- Paperback
*Thanks to the Publishers for a paperback review copy in exchange for an honest review.*
Have you ever thought about what happens behind the huge glass doors of luxurious hotels? What faces hide behind those easy smiles? No right? Never did I. 


Her Master Key takes the readers on a rollercoaster ride through the eye of a housekeeper. Ever wondered what goes on behind the closed doors of the glamorous rooms of five-star hotels? Every room there has a story t…

BOOK REVIEW: BOUND BY HONOR BY CORA REILLY

Born into one of the leading Mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi struggles to find her own path in a world where no choices are given. Aria was only fifteen when her parents betrothed her to Luca – The Vice – Vitiello, the oldest son of the head of the New York Cosa Nostra to ensure peace between the two families. 

Now with eighteen, the day Aria has been dreading for years is looming dangerously: her wedding to Luca. 
Aria is terrified of marrying a man she hardly knows, especially someone like Luca who got his nickname ‘the Vice’ for crushing a man’s throat with his bare hands. Luca might be one of the most sought after men in New York thanks to his good looks, wealth and predator-like charisma that radiates power, but the society girls throwing themselves at him don’t know what Aria does: that the bad boy aura isn’t just a game; blood and death lurk beneath Luca’s striking gray eyes and arrogant smile.

In her world a handsome exterior often hides the monster within; a monster who ca…

Book Review: Man Of Her Match by Sakshama Puri Dhariwal

Kicked off the team for a series of misdemeanours, Indian cricket’s bad boy Vikram Walia finally has a chance at redemption. The only problem: it involves collaborating with his childhood best friend turned sworn enemy, Nidhi Marwah.

Once a tomboy, now a gorgeous, self-assured marketing professional, Nidhi must put aside her personal dislike of Vikram and leverage his unparalleled fame and poster-boy good looks for her latest campaign.

But the ensuing battle of sardonic jibes and veiled slurs only heightens their blazing chemistry. Soon memories of their past fill their present, pulling them back to that fateful day when a heartless act destroyed their friendship.

Can Vikram and Nidhi put their stormy history behind them? Will their partnership have a second innings?

Childhood love and second chances? Famous hero and a normal girl? Yep, this is my undoing. How can I not read a book with such an amazing combination of troupes?

I came across this book on Instagram and I was like yesss!! I wa…