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........
Okay, short and to the point ... Retribution is a story about Adam taking revenge for brutal acts that changed his family forever. His solution? Kidnap and force his enemy's daughter, Elle, to go through such a horrendous ordeal it will bring her father to his knees. The attraction between them from the outset is insane and there is no way anyone could describe Elle's feelings as Stockholm syndrome, but it's a painful relationship they forge as they both learn to save each other.
There are many captive dark romances out there and usually they end when there's a resolution between the lovers, but Ms Knight takes her story a whole lot further. Nothing is black or white and indeed, the shades of grey are far too numerous without giving major spoilers. I read Retribution in one day, sometimes wanting to put it down and yet, totally unable to, as I was fascinated as to just how on earth the author could turn this around.
I'm a hopeless romantic and I'm not really that keen on BDSM stories but this book has everything I want in a good read. Fast moving plot, incendiary scenes, suspense with a huge twist, and of course an epilogue that left me breathing a huge sigh of relief! If you want to read something gritty and yet provocative, then Retribution delivers in spades!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.