Monday, January 18, 2016

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Retribution by Natasha Knight

Retribution by Natasha Knight 
Publication Date: January 12, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Dark


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. 

Break it. 

Break her. 

I just didn’t realize that in the process of destroying the girl, I’d destroy myself. 


“I only want your pain.” 

I hadn’t understood what those words meant, not really. Not until he made me understand. 

I noticed Adam the very first day he moved into my building. He was a badass on a bike in a thousand-dollar suit. When he looked at me, it was with a hunger just this side of obscene. 

Our meetings were strange, accidental. Too coincidental. There was something about Adam. Something I couldn’t put my finger on. 

Something I couldn’t resist. 

He told me I didn’t know him. He warned me to run as far from him as I could. He was moody. Dark. I’d found it romantic. I didn’t know and wouldn’t realize until it was too late that he’d meant for me to heed his warnings. That some part of him had hoped I would run, that I would escape him. 

For too many years, vengeance had fueled him. It had taught him hate. The object of that hate? My father. And me? I was the means to my father’s end. Adam would destroy my father by destroying me. 

I accused him of being a monster, of being no different than those who took his sister, but even in the harshest moments, all I could see in his eyes was pain. And like a fool, all I wanted was to touch that darkness. 

To make it light.

Retribution is a full-length, stand-alone Dark Romantic Suspense novel. NO Cliffhanger. Intended for mature readers.

“Offer still stand for a drink?” I asked, not sure what the fuck I was doing.

“Are you going to make the decision for me if I don’t choose correctly?” Elle searched my face. My rejection earlier had apparently hit harder than I’d expected.

I chuckled and placed my hand at her back to guide her toward our building. Inside the elevator, I shoved her up against the mirrored wall, caging her in with my forearms bracketing her face while she stared, her expression one of a deer in headlights, her big crystal-blue eyes so fucking innocent all I could think was she needed to close them, to stop seeing me. And so I did the only thing I could to make that happen. I kissed her. I kissed her sweet little mouth, one hand cupping the back of her head as my tongue pushed past her lips to claim hers, her taste like warm honey as rain cooled on our skin. The bell sounded, and the door opened. My forehead to hers, I gazed at her still-flushed face, taking the brown paper bag from her hand, kissing her once more before leading her to her door. Her fingers trembled when she handed me the key. I unlocked the door and let us in, kicking it shut as I pushed her once more against the wall, devouring her mouth, my cock like steel against her soft belly as her hands traveled up along my arms to wrap around my neck. I led her down the hallway and into her bedroom, our bodies always touching, unzipping her hoodie along the way.

“Wait. I need a shower.”

“No.” I kissed her again, stripping the hoodie off her and tossing it aside.

Her hands searched my chest, pushing my sweatshirt off as I reached for the hem of her tight T-shirt.

“Adam.” She pushed at my chest. “I need to shower first.”

“I said no.” I yanked the top off so she stood in a sports bra, running pants, and shoes, the strip of exposed belly trim and petite. I peeled the sports bra off and licked the trail of sweat between her breasts before seating her on the bed. Kneeling between her knees, I looked at her, at her small, high breasts, the nipples pebbled, her hands first on my shoulders then on my head, pulling me to her. I took one full breast into my mouth and she moaned as I sucked, pulling back slowly until I had her nipple trapped between my teeth. She watched me as I did, her pupils dilated, her eyes black with the tiniest sliver of blue around the dark. She looked fucking amazing, and my cock would not be patient tonight. Not this first time.

Pulling my shirt over my head, I tossed it aside and watched her face as she scanned the tattoos covering my chest and arms. Ink to give me strength, to make me remember. She opened her mouth, in awe perhaps? But I didn’t give her time to study me, time to read what was written there. Instead, I sucked her other breast while working her shoes and socks off then gripping the waistband of her running pants. She lifted up slowly as I peeled them off her. She wore no underwear. I pushed her backward on the bed so she lay down, her legs parted. I looked at her pussy, bare but for the little strip of neat, dark hair above her slit. With my thumbs on either side of the lips, I spread them open. She leaned on her elbows and watched me, her breath coming in short gasps as she waited for me to take her in, pretty little pussy lips gleaming pink, her clit now uncovered and swollen, the scent of her stronger for her run.

I met her gaze before bringing my mouth to her sex, her gasp filling my ears when I closed my mouth over her clit, her hands on me, pulling me closer as she ground her hips up into my face like a greedy little slut.

“That feels. Oh…” Her hips bucked. “More. Please more.”

Pushing one finger into her cunt, I licked her pussy before sucking hard on her clit, sliding a second finger to join the first as she began to whimper until, finally, she called out my name, the groan coming with it a deep sound from her chest as she came on my tongue, her taste so fucking sweet I could eat her forever.

This story is all sorts of dark and disturbing, so I will start off my review with a warning...if you aren't into that type of story then this definitely is not the book for you. On the other hand, if you enjoy a little bit of the dark side, a little bit of the unthinkable and unimaginable, then this is the book for you, one that I would rate 4 stars and recommend to others! This story is so raw and gritty that it will have you feeling a plethora of emotions that you wouldn't think possible when reading the first few chapters. You will expect to hate the main character Adam, but you won't in the end. You will expect to feel bad and then be angry at Elle and her feelings while reading, but that will quickly change and you will love her. A book of vengence that has brewing for a decade, Retribution, is a story that is unlike anything I have read and I could not put it down.

Adam Smith has been watching Elle Vega for quite a while. She is central to his plan, a plan that after a decade of planning he will finally put into action. Adam plans to make Elle pay for the sins of her father, for the life that his sister did not get to have because of actions both him and Elle had no part or knowledge of. What Adam did not expect was to feel for Elle while exacting his punishment. He didn't expect to feel at all while torturing her in ways that only criminals can imagine. Elle didn't expect to fall for the sexy upstairs neighbor. She didn't expect to have those feelings grow when she found out why he was really with her or when she found out what his plan was, one of vengence.

What happens when the unexpected happens for both Adam and Elle? Will Adam go through with his plan? Will Elle be able to survive the feelings that she develops for Adam? You NEED to read this amazing book to find out.

"Paybacks a bitch" well Retribution certainly will give those words a new meaning. This book is not for the faint of hearts its most definitely a dark romance with some intense sexy scenes. It is also what I would call a love/hate kind of book because there were many times I wanted to hate thisstory and something pulled me back in. I will not give away specifics but believe me when I say this was an intense emotional roller coaster of ride that you will find yourself saying I will never ride this again and then your climbing back on for more. I would give this book a 4 stars and will recommend to others with a dark disclaimer.

Elle and Adam will meet when Adam moves into her apartment building... but what Elle doesn't know is that Adam has a secret a huge secret... but she will find out soon enough and will wish she never knew. Through all the twists and turns truths and lies will be discovered but how will this story unfold? Will there ever be an HEA? Or will everything explode in the end?

You have got to read this story and expect to hate Adam and to love him too! Get to one-clickin so you don't miss this wicked story.

How can you tell the line between good and evil?

Adam has been tip-toeing that line with one thing on his mind... revenge. After a family tragedy he is seeking one thing... retribution.

Elle has lived a mostly posh life turning a somewhat blind eye to the money that she comes from. But deep down she wants to help those of lesser circumstances.

Fate has a way to bring the two together. Elle has become Adams source of vengeance. But Elle sees beneath it all. She sees the vulnerability and goodness and makes Adam question what he is really after.

Can Elle make him see the truth?

Go one click to find out.

Natasha Knight is the author of several BDSM and spanking erotic romances all of which explore the mind of the Dominant male and the submissive female, discovering just beneath the surface of each story that key element of love. Her characters are as human as she: powerful but vulnerable, flawed, perhaps damaged but with an incredible capacity to love.