by J.A. Redmerski
Series: In the Company of Killers #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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. This is their story…
Coffee Pot Review- short and sweet reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew! Today I am a sharing a thrilling romantic suspense called Killing Sarai the first in the In the Company of Killers series.
“Despite my growing fear, I still want to be right where I am, trapped in the merciless arms of a killer.” –Sarai, Killing Sarai
Holy romantic, twisted suspense! Killing Sarai is the first book In the Company of Killers series, by J.A. Redmerski, and I literally inhaled it. Assassins, a sex-slave, a drug-lord and a secret order made this an intense read. Sarai was fourteen when her mother took her to Mexico, and she ended up as a drug-lord’s pet. She is smart and when opportunity presents itself she escapes and enlists the help of a ruthless assassin and member of a secret order. Talk about suspense and high body count. Eep! There were twists and turns that kept me flipping the pages. Told from dual perspectives Killing Sarai was dark, sexy and at times tender. Victor; a cold-blooded assassin trained by the Order since he was seven and Sarai slowly develop a relationship. The forbidden romance was intense and Redmerski had me rooting for the impossible. The characters were dark, and at times ruthless. I loved them! Sarai is scared and yet so brave. She puts others before herself and I admired her steel determination. Victor has this wall around himself and is all business, and I loved watching Sarai chip away and reveal the man beneath. Redmerski made me hold my breath, grip my hands tightly around my nook, and feel the characters emotions. I fell hard for Sarai and Victor despite their damaged souls. The plot was intense, well drawn and deliciously paced.
Killing Sarai was an intense, action-packed tale with characters who made me “feel”. Read it. That is all.
“She looks defeated. Beautiful and soft and damaged standing there before me partially clothed in the light of the moon beaming through the tall window. Beautiful, but defeated. That look in her eyes, it somehow latches onto my soul and all I want is for her to turn and walk away. Because I know that if she doesn’t, if she presses me further with those soft lips and sad, vulnerable eyes that I’ll succumb to the moment and either f@ck her or kill her.” ― Victor, Killing Sarai
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