Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Contemporary Dark Romance/Suspense/Erotica/BDSM Elements
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Jan 7 2016
Source: ARC from Author in Exchange for Honest Opinion
Payback’s a bitch — or it would be for Elle.
Fifteen years ago, my sister was kidnapped. For months, she’d endured hell. Somehow, she’d survived it. Someway, she’d escaped her captors. But it hadn’t mattered. In fact, it had been like losing her twice, because six weeks after she came home, she was dead, and the man responsible was alive and well, oblivious to her fate, ignorant to what he had coming.
Fifteen years I’d been waiting for this moment, all that time, planning, preparing, readying to put things into motion. To finally make the SOB pay for what he’d done.
Killing him was too easy. Too quick. No. There was a much better way to exact revenge.
Take what he loved best.
I just didn’t realize that in the process of destroying the girl, I’d destroy myself.
“I only want your pain.”
I hadn’t understood what those words meant, not really. Not until he made me understand.
I noticed Adam the very first day he moved into my building. He was a badass on a bike in a thousand-dollar suit. When he looked at me, it was with a hunger just this side of obscene.
Our meetings were strange, accidental. Too coincidental. There was something about Adam. Something I couldn’t put my finger on.
Something I couldn’t resist.
He told me I didn’t know him. He warned me to run as far from him as I could. He was moody. Dark. I’d found it romantic. I didn’t know, and I wouldn’t realize until it was too late that he’d meant for me to heed his warnings. That some part of him had hoped I would run, that I would escape him.
For too many years, vengeance had fueled him. It had taught him hate. The object of that hate? My father. And me? I was the means to my father’s end. Adam would destroy my father by destroying me.
I accused him of being a monster, of being no different than those who took his sister, but even in the harshest moments, all I could see in his eyes was pain. And like a fool, all I wanted was to touch that darkness.
To make it light.
**NOTE:Retribution is a full-length, complete Dark Romantic Suspense novel. No Cliffhanger. Intended for mature readers. Contains BDSM content.**
Where to begin I did not realize Natasha Knight could make me fall so hard for a character like she did with Adam. The book was and truly is a captivating read. It is full of Love and Suffering and Traumatic Experiences but was beautifully written. I wanted so bad to savor this book but I devoured it in one sitting and still wanting more.
Adam is set on getting revenge never expecting to fall in love with the girl who was to be the one he extracted his revenge on. Elle always hid her true self from others around her. Never expecting anyone to understand that all she ever wanted was to fit in. When Adam and Elle finally met things take a turn that neither of them expected. Filled with twist and turns Retribution will keep you on the edge of your seat turning page after page until the end.
Though this story does NOT end on a cliffhanger it still leaves you wanting and begging for more. I am eager to read whatever Natasha Knight has in store for us next. Her Dark Romances are so dark and beautiful. Not to mention all of her characters are so well developed and well-rounded and her worlds created are so vivid it is like you are there.
***FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author, editor, publisher, or Promo Host. This is my honest opinion about this book and I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one.***