Revenge by Lexi Blake
Published by Berkley Books
Release Date: June 20, 2017
Rating: 5 Stars
Passion and danger collide in the latest contemporary romance featuring the Lawless siblings—from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.
When Drew Lawless discovers a fatal flaw in his plan to avenge his parents’ deaths, he turns to the one woman he promised he wouldn’t touch. He offers her a deal, one that will bring her into his investigation, his life, and his bed.
Investigative reporter Shelby Gates never dreamed how twisted the case would become—or how fascinated she would be with Drew. Every day they spend together binds them. And every night brings her closer to realizing he might be the man for her.
As Drew’s feelings for Shelby grow, so does the danger. From the streets of Dallas to Austin’s high-tech business world, Drew and Shelby play a game begun twenty years before—a game they will win, or die trying.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of Revenge for an honest review.
Revenge is sexy, emotional and the perfect ending to this series!!! I loved the passion and the blond tech god! Drew was a mystery to me in the other books and cold but in this book getting his POV and seeing how Shelby sees him too, I fell hard for him. This book has so much heart and hope. I will be rereading and rereading again.
Drew has never been great at relationships, unless it was with his siblings. He never wanted or needed anything more from anyone. He knew it would be just one more person to worry about but the moment he saw Shelby he knew she was different and for once he wanted to be selfish.
Shelby was skeptical of Drew’s intentions. She knew she was attracted to him like no other man but she also knew he was calculating and manipulative. She worried in the end she was going to end up with nothing but a broken-heart. She tries to remind herself as long as she could help him and his family find the truth about what had happened all those years ago in the fire and death of his father, than that would be enough. She would have her big story and they would have their justice in the truth.
“Haven’t figured it out yet? I want to prove we have chemistry. I want to prove that we can work together and play together and not because we’ve both got an itch to scratch. I’m sick of that, and I knew it the first time I saw you. I want to be the reason you need, Shelby. I want to be the only one you want. I’m willing to take the risk that you’ll use me for the time we’re together because I want you that badly. So kiss me because you want to. Kiss me because it’s part of our cover. I don’t care why as long as you kiss me.”
With the amazing tension and chemistry they can’t deny their relationship physically. They soon start to wonder if that is all it is and if that is the only place they click or if they have real feelings. Drew worries he can’t afford right now to have a relationship with all the dangers around him. Shelby is used to Drew getting what he wants but what happens when she thinks it isn’t her anymore.
Is Drew’s mom still alive and if so what does that mean about everything they know about the past? Will Drew be able to put his needs first for once and keep Shelby or will it all be too late? You have to read this book to find out!
Revenge is is so great, the mystery and romance had me loving every second. Drew is my favorite Lawless, his brooding but strong and selfless actions had me falling in love. Shelby is a great match with her wild red hair and won’t back-down attitude. This is my favorite in the series and I have loved this series so much!!! I am giving this book and series 5 out 5 stars!
Shelby brushed her lips against his, her whole body seeming to come to life. His lips were soft, his hands tight. He was enveloping her and she was completely defenseless against him.
She wrapped her arms around him as the kiss deepened, and suddenly she didn’t want to play it safe anymore. She’d been in her shell for so long and she wanted to come out of it, wanted to feel again. She dragged her tongue over his lower lip, and it seemed to awaken the beast in Drew.
He took over, the kiss going from sweet to carnal in an instant. His mouth opened, tongue sliding over hers and dominating with strength and a sensuality she’d never come across before. He kissed her long and hard, his hands molding to the curves of her body. Over and over again his tongue danced with hers. Never before had a kiss seemed so effortless. It was like they’d been kissing forever.
For a man who claimed he was socially awkward, he sure could kiss like a god.
It was getting out of hand, but she didn’t care. Nothing mattered except getting more of him. She could feel his cock under her, hardening, lengthening, getting ready for what it was meant to do. He could ease her back against the table, pull off her jeans and panties. It would be incendiary, like a rocket going off, an explosion she couldn’t contain. She could feel herself getting soft and wet and ready for him, as though her body had recognized its natural mate and wasn’t taking no for an answer.
“See, I told you we have chemistry.” His words rumbled along her lips.
She couldn’t argue with him. The world around them seemed hazy and unreal. There was nothing except his touch and scent and the sight of his eyes looking at her like he could eat her up. She knew she should stop him, knew it was getting out of control, but she couldn’t find the will. It had been so damn long since she wanted something she could actually have.
She wanted him.
Shelby let her fingers sink into his hair, drawing him back down. Breakfast could wait. She needed more of him.
NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog int eh world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.