Retaliation by Kathy Coopmans

April 10, 2019

As far back as I can remember, I pushed away those ugly demons looping their venom around my brain.
Trying to turn me into a man I never wanted to be.
“Do what we say or die.”
Words filled with poison, they slowly dripped in my veins, leaving me a mess of a man, and walking that thin line between right and wrong.
I never wanted to be a killer; now it’s a craving I need to survive.
The man I used to be never wanted to cause anyone an ounce of unbearable pain, because I know first-hand what it feels like.
That choking in your throat, barely able to breathe heartbreak of those who died, left behind.
The men I’m killing, they left me no choice but to walk a line chalked with retaliation.
To leave the woman I love behind.
I didn’t take a life like they claim to cause her pain. I sacrificed a lifetime with her to keep her alive.
But, after fourteen years of her living that lie, I’m crossing another line. One I was warned to never step over.
“Stay away from her, or she dies.”




★★★ 3 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★


At first, I thought this was going to be my favorite of Coopmans's books. I love these characters, and their story is not an easy one. The cards have been stacked against them since day one.


I can honestly say that I didn't dislike this book. However, it didn't turn out to be my favorite out of Coopmans's books that I have read. *insert sad face*


The thing about this author's writing is that it is completely unique. Her writing style might not be for everyone. No matter what one's preference, you can't deny there is a good story there. And that story is most definitely dark and gritty. It's not for the faint hearted, that is for sure.


I had a hard time with this book because nothing really happened. It was more of these characters wallowing in their self pity and inner thoughts. I just wasn't in the mood for it. I needed some more gore. I needed more things to happen to keep me motivated. When things did happen, they certainly had my attention. I just needed more in this book.


I was glad to get Nick and Blaire's story. I was happy to see them get their version of a happily ever after. If you are looking to pick up this book, I do suggest reading the first two books so you can follow the storyline better. 


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