“Couldn't put it down.” - Suzanne Baltsar, Author of Trouble Brewing</p>
The second book in the Vigilante Justice series features the most dangerous second-chance romance the town has ever seen.
Fourteen years ago, a certain redhead crushed my heart into dust and left me behind without an explanation. No amount of distraction could ever make the memories vanish the way she had—not my years as a Navy SEAL, not dealing with my brother’s addiction, and definitely not trying to carve out a life in the town where her specter lurks around every corner. Now she’s back, and that smart mouth of hers has made her the target of a deadly motorcycle club…and reminded me of exactly why I fell in love with her. I need to figure out how I lost her, how to keep her alive, and how to win her back, because there’s no way I’ll ever let her go again.
Keeping Anabeth safe could leave me with nothing—no life, no family, and no future—but no one ever said second chances would be easy.
RETALIATE is a full-length contemporary romantic suspense novel from USA Today bestselling author Ellis Leigh writing as Kristin Harte. It's the second book in the Vigilante Justice series featuring stories of very good men doing very bad things to protect those they love.
“Excellent book on all fronts. I’m on pins and needles waiting to see what happens next for sure!” - Jessica, OMG Reads
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STEAMY ROMANTIC SUSPENSE WITH HEART!!!
Oh my! I loved, loved, loved Retaliate, the highly anticipated second release in Kristan Harte's compelling new Vigilante Justice series. And it's official, I'm still hopelessly hooked! The Vigilante Justice series may be the launch of Harte's career in the contemporary romantic suspense genre, but this isn't her first rodeo. For readers who may not be aware, Kristin Harte is the alter ego of USA Today bestselling paranormal romance author Ellis Leigh and half of the contemporary romance dynamic duo known as London Hale. It's no big secret and neither is the fact that I'm a huge fan and have followed her career for years, so my expectations were high and once again Harte delivered! Retaliate is a riveting, edgy, fast-paced, somewhat dark, standalone novel filled to the brim with pulse-pounding danger, edge-of-your-seat adventure, heart-pounding action, spine-tingling suspense, heart-wrenching angst, intense drama, explosive passion, tug-at-your-heartstrings romance, and, of course, steamy dreamy sex. After all, this is a Kristin Harte/Ellis Leigh story and anyone who has read her work in the past already knows Leigh pens some of the dirtiest talking alpha heroes and the dreamiest sex scenes ever! The narrative is beautifully written in the first person with clearly defined his and her perspectives. The dialogue is smart, snappy, gritty, sometimes humorous, exceptionally well executed, and flows effortlessly. Harte/Leigh's stories move at lightning speeds yet are always comfortable and easy to follow with no unnecessary fluff or filler. But without a doubt, my favorite element of every Harte/Leigh story is the cast of intriguing characters. Don't get me wrong; I think all the components of a book are important: setting, plot, conflict, resolution, along with overall craftsmanship including title, cover, formatting, execution, and editing, but without engaging, relatable protagonists complemented by a cast of entertaining ensemble players, there is no story, and in my humble opinion, Kristin Harte/Ellis Leigh writes the most unapologetically protective, possessive, passionate, and fearless heroes and heroines I've ever read. And Bishop Kennard and Anabeth Monroe are no exception! Did I like this story? No, I LOVED it! I was glued to my seat from the first page to the last, completely captivated, white-knuckling my reader with my heart fluttering wildly in my chest as the pages flew as quickly as the time, and adored every single minute! Would I recommend it? You bet, and I am but only for adult readers since it does contain explicit language, violence, and sex. Like his brother Alder, Bishop Kennard is a silver-tongued devil who knows how to talk dirty to his woman! *swoon* ANd FYI, this is not erotica but it does contain explicit language and sex scenes that could be described as erotic. Harte/Leigh writes some of the hottest and most emotionally beautiful love scenes ever! This book can be read as a standalone and does not end with a cliffhanger, but rather what I call a happy for now. There is an underlying interconnected conflict that will be resolved as the series progresses. Will I read this author again? Absolutely! Just as soon as she releases her next book! I've already preordered the third book of the series, Justify, which releases May 10, 2018. And finally, was I entertained? Completely! Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read! Well done, Kristin Harte! Well done, indeed!