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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Just Reviewed - Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski

Killing Sarai (Killing Sarai, #1)Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Four and a half kick ASSassin filled stars!

“…if she presses me further with those soft lips and sad, vulnerable eyes I’ll succumb to the moment and either fuck her or kill her.” – Victor Faust in Killing Sarai

Sarai’s drug addicted mom essentially drops her off at the door step of a crazed Mexican drug lord and human sex trafficker. She has been held captive by Javier since she was 14 years old. Victor, a cold blooded assassin arrives at Javier’s compound deep in Mexico to discuss plans for a hit. Sarai overhears their conversation and realizes Victor is an American and sees him as a ticket to escape back to home. Victor is far from a ticket to anything other than violence. He is an ice cold-blooded assassin who has known only death and carnage since he was a preteen. Victor, who is portrayed like hit man/James Bond/terminator kind of guy begrudgingly, takes Sarai with him. Sarai went from living with one ruthless murderer to keeping company with another. The unlikely pair ends up on the run together after Victor finally decides to help Sarai and keep her free from the clutches of Javier. A mutual attraction builds between the two…but are they too broken and dead inside to trust, to love, to live for anything?

I have to say I really enjoyed Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski. Without a doubt this was a page turner. I was so desperate to finish reading this book that when my Kindle battery died I didn’t care that I ended up sitting on my cold bathroom floor at 1:00 am to simultaneously charge/ read. This story unravels from both Sarai and Victor’s POV—which really kept this story engaging. Sarai is so strong and yet so damaged that I found myself wanting to hug her. At first it was really hard to like Victor since he is so robotic and devoid of emotion, cold and acidic. As their crazy death wish journey progresses so does their dysfunctional and super warped chemistry. The writer really does an amazing job at carving out the characters personalities and back story. Redmerski kicks it up a notch towards the end channeling all of the built up drama and tension. Killing Sarai is filled with more suspense than steam…and the lack of steam was fine (but I hope the steam factor picks up in book 2). Yes, there is a slight cliff hanger…more like a window into what could happen next. I can’t wait to get my hands on Reviving Izabel (Killing Sarai #2). Four and a half kick ASSassin filled stars!

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