REVIEW – THE RIPPLE EFFECT: EPISODE THREE (Ripple Effect, #3) by Keri Lake



They call me RIP.
I’m a killer. A murderer. A psychopath.
In the eyes of the righteous, I’m a monster, born of sin and depravity.
I want to protect her, but I’m not a good man.
I want to love her, but I no longer feel.
She gets under my skin, though, and has awakened something inside of me.
Something I’d kill for.
I’m not her savior—not even close. In fact, I’m worse than the hell she’s already suffered.
I’m her vengeance. Tit for tat, as they say.
And if she’s not careful, I’ll be her ruin.


For months, I’ve watched him.
I’ve fantasized him as my savior, my lover. My ticket out of the hell I’ve lived in for the last six years.
I never dreamed he’d be my nightmare.
Had I known what he really is, I’d have never gotten in the car that night, but life is full of cause and effect.
And sometimes the choice on offer isn’t a choice at all.
It’s the result of something already in motion, and we’re merely left to survive the ripple effect.

*This is an erotic suspense/erotic romance not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence and sex.



*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

A woman like that is dangerous for a man like me, but letting her go is no longer an option. I can’t decide if she’s a nightmare or a dream. All I know is that I want more of it. More of her.



THE RIPPLE EFFECT series is highly addictive, super dark, and decadently steamy!! Each episode is better than the last. This particular episode packed a punch with the steam and it delivered the romance that I have been patiently waiting for. In Episode Three, Rip and Dylan are getting to know each other on a much deeper level.

Dylan and Rip are beginning to feel that that is more than just an undeniably hot attraction between them. They are becoming to mean a whole lot more to each other and it scares them both equally. They’re revealing things about themselves to each other which strengthens the bond between them. But Rip continues to warn Dylan that there is no possible way that they can have a future together. No matter how hard she tries to act as if her heart is not being broken by his words, Dylan can’t help but feel completely rejected by the man she is slowly starting to fall in love with.




Dylan meets a woman from Rip’s past that only brings forth even more unanswered questions. And when Rip makes the mistake of showing how much Dylan means to him, it ends up putting her in a very precarious situation. Things are not looking good for Dylan by the time we get to the end of this episode but hopefully, love will conquer all and these two will ride off into the sunset together by the time we reach the conclusion in Episode Four.

I can’t praise this series enough!! It’s freaking amazing!! Keri Lake is another author that I am happy to add to my automatic must read shelf now!

THE RIPPLE EFFECT: EPISODE THREE is currently available! Make sure you one-click this series!





*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Stars!

Ripley & Dylan are still enjoying their arrangement as roommates/lovers. She feels safe with him but still doesn’t know exactly how she fits into his life, or what she is to him. She’s starting to feel attached to him, & craves not only his touch but his trust. She knows this isn’t a fairytale, but she’s starting to see a different side to him. He can be tender at times, and she just wants whatever part of himself he’s willing to give her. He’s still her ticket to a better life, but could there also be something real between them.

-“You’re so fucking beautiful it hurts.”

-I’m surrounded by hell and you show up like a breath of salvation.

-The more resistant I am, the more he wants it, and for as many people in my life who sought to control my rebellious nature, this man seems to feed on it.

-No one’s ever kissed me like this, so tender yet possessive as if I belong to him.

-I hate that he has this power over me, but that’s the nature of Ripley and me. We’re fucked up- two wrongs that somehow make a right.

Dylan has awakened something inside of Ripley. He doesn’t want her to be his weakness or someone his enemies can use against him, but he’d kill for her. She’s his, & he will destroy anyone who tries to harm her. He has this overwhelming need to protect her & doesn’t want to ever hurt her. He was numb for years until Dylan entered his life. No matter how hard he tries to fight it, she makes him feel.

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