Goodreads Rating: 4.21 / 5 stars
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Contemporary
Publishing Date: June 19, 2013 (1st Edition)
Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.
Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.
While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.
As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.
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This is one of the cases when you are trying to come up with words but couldn’t think of any. I had a hard time organizing my thoughts. I am absolutely stunned and speechless. J.A. Redmerski indeed surprised me. I am beyond impressed she pulled off something darker and more twisted story than The Edge of Never and The Edge of Always, which are my favorites.
“She’s already so anesthetized to what is normal that she might never live a normal life.”
The story is about a twenty three year old girl named Sarai. Her mother let a Mexican drug lord to have her at fourteen years old. For years, she didn’t have a normal life and somewhat got used to witness death and violence. When she overheard a conversation between Javier and the American, that became an opportunity to escape. What she didn’t know that Victor – the American- is a dangerous, merciless assassin on mission. She took the risk of getting in his car, maybe he can help her and is on the run..
“I am discipline. Sarai is rage.”
Victor didn’t really offer to help Sarai but he lets her to go with him and think of a strategy on how she will be useful during his job. Everything is unplanned and he needs to come up with a new strategy to get it done. Being an assassin, he does not allow himself to be emotionally attached to someone. However, there is something about the girl that makes him want to protect her from danger. He wants her to give a shot of a normal life she truly deserved. Doing so, he is risking his life for it.
I will not tell you much about it because there are so many things happened. I am fully engrossed with the story. It isthrilling, intense, action-packed,and mind-blowing. It’s better that you get into it without knowing too much and let the surprises take over. Every chapter is heart pounding and will definitely put you on the edge of your seat. The sequence of events are well written. The plot twists are so good, I swear. REALLY GOOD.
“You made me feel real emotions. You unlocked me.”
Sarai and Victor are fascinating and strong-willed characters. I am so amused and hooked these two. Sarai isn’t bothered of Victor being an assassin. She tried engaging him with conversations and is very patient with it. He’s the only one whom she can trust with. What they have been through made them closer. The characters are well developed and had a wonderful intensified romantic build up
Without any doubt, this series deserves a rave. I think I made a good decision to finally read it because I’m going to read the sequel ASAP. This cliffhanger makes me want to read more and I crave for it. I just splurge everything here.
Thank you Sylvia (click to read her review) for recommending this book to me. There is an “In the Company of Killers” Read-a-long hosted by Riley and Lainey (which I’m participating. Thank you for hosting! Now, I’m gonna read Reviving Izabel.