They say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence.
But I’m not innocent.
I haven’t been for a very long time.
My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have. The soul I was born with. The ruby heart embedded in a life full of hopes and dreams.
I never even had a choice.
I mourn that life. Mourn the what-ifs.
I’m ready to take back what was always meant to be mine.
But every plan has a fatal flaw. Sometimes it’s the heart.
**Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only.**
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A very dark and dangerous game of lies.
Bennett,Nina,Declan, and Pike are the main characters in this story. Clever plot. A very unique dark story of promises of protection and love.
Nina wants revenge against the man she married. This leads to the clever tale your about to read. The road to discover this unveiling of truth is delicious.
There are two stories taking place at the and time. A story about her past and a story about her present life.
In around about way the story is taking its time at revealing the revenge aspect of the story. This character building and discovery is just delaying what I'm really waiting for. EK Blair sure likes to drag the drama. She is cruel in this slow development but it's so worth the delay. There is a method to her madness.
I find myself absorbed by the past. I was consumed by their tragedy. The past comes crashing into the present when Nina is faced with her dark demons.
I'm fascinated and determined to figure out the puzzle of this revenge that Nina seeks.
Promises of protection. Seeking comfort from abusive men. Finding safety from men who hurt in a pleasurable way. This story has many dark elements.
If you ever feel your life is bad then read Elizabeth's story and it might make you think differently. Hers was pretty decrepit.
Just because people have sex and give themselves over to the emotional pleasure of sex does not mean it's love. A sexual connection might not be enough to be labeled love.
Erotic pleasure in any form can be rewarding as long as both people feel safe.
Dark and dirty
A Review of Bang (Black Lotus #1) by E.K. Blair
Dark and dirty - 5 stars
I had the chance to purchase this book for free on a special that was running during tax time. I finally got around to reading it the last couple of days and I have to say it is pretty spectacular. It is a dark, intense storyline of love, loss, abuse and finally revenge. The story flips quite a bit between the past and the present time, which can usually put me off a storyline, but for some reason it really works with this story. Elizabeth was abruptly snatched away from her loving father when she was five years old and we get bits and pieces of her life from her point of view during the time she spends waiting for her father to come back to her.
This story brings to focus the horrible truths about foster families. I know there are some really good people out there that provide loving, safe homes for children, but there are all too many of these sick m'f'ers in this world. When Elizabeth changes her name to Nina and marries Bennett, it's with the plan to make him pay for what he's done to her in her past. It takes a lot of twists and turns to find out what that was and to see where she is coming from. This is definitely not a story for the feint of heart. You have to be strong enough to wade through the hell these two kids went through to be able to get to the end of this book. I know there are two more books in the series, so I have a lot of questions as to what actually happens at the end of this book. Looking forward to reading them.
Great freaken book
This book had me hypnotized in the first few pages!! It reminded me of gone girl but much better!! This book is well written and very descriptive! Love it!! This story should be a movie!!