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ElleThe monsters of my father’s world weren’t ever supposed to enter mine I was safe from them Untouchable Adam swept into my life on a whirlwind a dark knight a predator stalking its prey He’d been hiding in the shadows all along Waiting for me to fall into his trap And I fell I fell hardAdamThis wasn’t ever supposed to be about her She wasn’t ever supposed to matterHer father needed to pay for what he’d done and there was one sure way to do itTake what he loved best Break it Break her I just didn’t realize that in the process of destroying the girl I’d destroy myselfRetribution is a full length stand alone Dark Romance NO Cliffhanger NO cheating A hard earned HEA Intended for mature readers


10 thoughts on “Retribution

  1. says:

    4 Stars Natasha Knight delivered an intriguing dark ish tale that totally kept my attention from start to finish Even if the premise is nothing new the story development was gripping and like nothing I had expected “Retribution” is a story about revenge secrets lies but also about love and redemption Like I mentioned above is not a very dark read but it’s not a fluffy read either “I’d steal her life just like they’d stolen mine” Ever since his sister was kidnapped tortured and brutally raped only to kill herself after escaping Adam had lived only for revenge He wants to make the man responsible for her death pay and he will do anything to accomplish that He doesn’t want to kill him he wanted him completely destroyed and he thinks the key is his daughter Elle Vega Elle is a nice quiet girl who works one day a week in a portrait studio photographing children Adam watched Elle for a long time He knows everything that is to know about her To get close to her he moves in the same building where she lives later pretending that he is interested in her Elle is completely smitten with her bossy and arrogant yet gorgeous new neighbor who wears a suit and rides a motorcycle Adam likes Elle in some way but he can’t forget that she’s not so innocent she knows about her father’s dirty business and he can’t forget about the the fact that he lived for revenge all this time This story like I mentioned above was dark ish with some erotic BDSM and violent scenes that may be triggers for some It was a pretty addictive read despite the fact that the premise wasn’t totally original But what I enjoyed was the fact that the storyline and the antiherohero was different from what I had expected Adam was an anti hero because of his thoughts and of course because of his action but he was a hero as well for a good part of the book His character was well developed complex and I loved how his inner turmoil was done It was simply believable It was heartbreaking to see him struggling with his feelings and with his conscience and it was really great to see him realize that not everything is black and white I really sympathize with him Maybe some readers will dislike him or even hate him at some point but I didn’t I saw him for what he was from the start – a tortured soul “Who was I? Who had I become in my quest for vengeance? What had I become?” Elle was a likeable heroine A little innocent and also naïve of course like all the heroines in dark reads but strong and also determined to survive Even in captivity when she realizes that Adam still fights his own demons she has faith that he is not pure evil that he’s redeemable She sees Adam’s two sides she sees the real man who has her captive she sees his vulnerability and most important of all she wants to help him despite everything he does to her Needless to say Elle is genuinely a good person compassionate and thoughtful even when she wasn’t supposed to be The story was fast paced maybe a little fast paced at times but overall the plot was well built and interesting The two main characters’ interactions were well done from the beginning and the edgy erotic sex scenes were fantastically writtenI can’t say the story was very twisted but it has some interesting twistto say the least I didn’t see it comingOverall a fantastic read


  2. says:

    Eye contact is way intimate than words will ever be ARC provided in exchange for a honest review45 IOnlyWantYourPain STARS Adam and Elle Adam Smith had come into my life like a whirlwindHe'd swept me off my feet And then he'd stolen me away And when I'm lonely well I know I'm gonna beI'm gonna be the man who's lonely without you ►♫ So I was given this novel in exchange for an honest review Right off the bat after reading that description I knew I had to dive into this AS SOON AS POSSIBLE This is the second novel I've read by Natasha Knight and it's safe to say that she has a way with words Despite the fact that at points I was agitated with Adam's actions in the novel the words and what he was thinking got to me I didn't like him very much at first however he did grow on me as his reasoning became clear Adam had quite the transformation as the story progressed He just wanted retribution Retribution is a punishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act That is an understatement for the vile things that were done to his sister It was a quite dark novel nonetheless had me captivated from the startI set out to destroy you but in the end it destroyed me It's remarkable how many people will fail to make the right decision when offered a choiceRetribution Natasha Knight


  3. says:

    An Eye For An EyeAs far as dark romance goes this was a pretty good story It was somewhere in the middle in term of darkness It definitely wasn't a fluffy rainbows and unicorns type of book but it wasn't all blood and gore either There were definitely some scenes that will push many people's boundaries and that may be triggers for some but if you're a fan of darker reads there isn't anything too shocking in hereThat being said I really enjoyed this story It was unlike most captivity stories in that Elle and Adam actually developed a relationship and dated prior to him kidnapping her He liked her as a person first and had to fight his emotions for her right from the start This was different from most in this genre where the hero begins as a heartless kidnapper that grows a heart as the heroine softens him Both Elle and Adam were likable characters and they drew me into the story right from the start I didn't want to put this book down I kept waiting for Adam to make his move and take Elle since the blurb made his intentions clear but it took quite some time before I got to the abductionOnce Adam abducted Elle he attempted to transform himself into a different person As he fought with himself repeatedly I began to question whether or not he had a split personality Because he struggled with his conscience so much he came off somewhat unbelievable as the bad guy He just never could get quite cruel and twisted enough to pull off the terrifying kidnapper roleI love dark twisted stories so I was a bit disappointed that Adam wasn't a bit depraved I know I know I probably need a good shrink but I was prepared for some gore that never came I was a tad let down by the way Adam skirted the edges of darkness without diving inOverall I really liked this story It was a fast paced captivating read I liked the way the author put a different spin on the typical captivity storyline It was a worthwhile and highly entertaining story


  4. says:

    35 Stars I had one plan one goddamned thing to do Break the girl That was all Retribution marks my second book by this author and it definitely confirmed what I knew after the first I'll definitely be reading all her future books The woman can write one hell of a tortured brooding anti hero alpha This was a dark and twisty tale of revenge and pain and second chances It was gritty violent and erotic as hell I'd seen the darkness in his eyes before today but it had been a suggestion a hint Tonight it had taken command of him Tonight he'd given himself over to it Adam Smith is a man with one goal on his mind for the past 15 years revenge All he wants is retribution against the man that was responsible for his sister's kidnapping torture and eventual death And what best way to make the man pay than to take something dearest to him and break her just like he broke his sister His target? Elle Vega The man had kidnapped me kept me prisoner tortured me and yet I felt cold without him Empty alone and cold The story gripped me from the very beginning Adam was exactly the sort of alpha I love to read about intense with a touch of depravity Elle was a touch naive for my tastes but oddly enough it didn't grate on me like it usually would in any other book I found it hard to wrap my mind around exactly how naive she was considering her father and what she grew up around but again it wasn't enough to ruin the story for me What do you want?What do I want?I want your pain The writing was engaging and the story was fast paced yet somewhere around the 25% mark it began to lose some of the intensity for me Adam starts off so strong but soon enough becomes almost wishy washy in his drive for vengeance He wants to make her pay yet his conscience gets the best of him I suppose I just didn't feel as much connection to his character to truly understand the why's of it Hate had taken over every cell of my body every ounce of my being It fueled me The other thing that kept it from being a solid 4 star for me was Elle While her naivety wasn't enough to bother me I did have a hard time understanding her easy acquiescence to Adam Considering everything the man does to her I found it hard to wrap my mind around how easily she gives into the sexual chemistry between them She barely puts up a fight and while there are hints of a strong woman somewhere in there it just wasn't enough for me to truly ever connect with herThat being said around the 60% mark it really started to pick up for me and I couldn't put it down until the end There were some twists thrown in that added to the appeal of the story and I really enjoyed the epilogue I wished the intensity was than it was and I hoped that I'd connect to the characters but I still enjoyed it thoroughlyIf you're looking for a sexy and gritty revenge plot with a dash of depravity definitely give this book a shot I'm looking forward to whatever this author has in store next ARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on


  5. says:

    ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review Thank you NatashaThis book is fan freaking tastic This is not a fluffy romance the characters are rough and real and so is the suffering and the love The story touched me on so many levels There’s captivating all consuming drama that leaves you breathless and keeps you flipping the page to see what happens next It explores death and destruction and it tests the lengths certain people are willing to go to do what they deem is right Retribution is a story of grit life and loving someone no matter whatI loved the interactions between Adam and Elle and I must admit that in the beginning I did not trust him but as the story progressed he stole my heart I won’t say much about the plot because the synopsis is very well written and polished Adam seeks retribution and closure for his sister’s unfair death by breaking her abuser’s beloved daughter Elle The society has failed to punish Elle’s father for his crimes so Adam has decided to take the law into his own hands resulting in vigilante justice and punish Elle in proportion to the gravity of her father’s vicious and brutal outburst on his sister 15 years ago meaning injury for injury Adam is determined to punish Elle and make her suffer pain just like her father did with his sister years ago Both his intentions and actions are gritty deep dark and evil but the sexual attraction for each other cannot keep them apart Elle sees the beauty he possesses even when he does not I absolutely loved the spanking scenes Natasha Knight is very good at it But what I loved most was Adam’s inner journey and the reasons of his transformation The most intriguing of all is that the “bad” character Adam flirts for awhile with the idea of being good then decides that his true self is on the dark side of the street The story is hard horrific and heart wrenching pain struggles fear love family faith devotion It has a bit of everything The writing in this book is phenomenal and the author did an amazing job making you feel like you are right there in the story the whole time Thank you Natasha Knight for writing such a wonderful story of hope strength and loveIf you enjoy spankingIf you enjoy alpha male types If you enjoy edgy sex scenesIf you enjoy dark erotica then there is a good chance you will enjoy this book very muchBottom line if you have this book on your TBRPlease do not wait to read it you will not be disappointed


  6. says:

    ༺Complimentary Copy༺ Provided by the authorNatasha Knight in exchange for an honest reviewThank you TITLE RetributionAUTHOR Natasha Knight GENRE Contemporary RomanceRELEASE DATE January 12th 2016MY RATING 5 HOLY SHIT I NEED THERAPY STARS RETRIBUTION is a full length Dark Romantic Suspense novel No Cliffhanger Intended for mature readers Contains BDSM content Dual POVFifteen years ago Adams sister was kidnapped they abducted her a block from their house at a bus stop one minute she was there waiting for the bus the next minute she was gone Six weeks after the abduction the police found her walking the streets in Utah incoherent near nakedAfter some digging Adam found out that Manual Vega was behind her kidnapping Elle's father His revenge was to make Elle suffer like his beloved sister did Retribution Definition comes from the Latin for giving back what's due either reward or punishment But when we talk about retribution we only talk about punishment The old punishment code of an eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth is an example of retribution I'm avenging my sister's death avenging all of his victims I've not read anything by this author previously but when I got that message asking me to review this I screamed like a 5 year oldThe cover grabs your attention but that synopsis hooks you in then mention the dark element and I was keen to get my hands on this I knew where she lived I knew what she ate Where she did her dry cleaning Who she socialized with Who she fucked — although that was surprisingly infrequent Revenge truly was a dish best served cold My sister had fallen prey to the Dominican kingpin but I’d be the one to avenge her death I would have my vengeance RETRIBUTION What I've noticed about this is the pace the author has set everything is fast paced he stalks her they meet they fuck he kidnaps herOnce you reach the kidnapping things start getting twisted fucked up and gritty which will have you sitting on the edge of your seat wondering how far Adam will go to dish out his punishments reenacting his sisters abduction It's very rare for me to get so lost in a book that the seconds minutes hours just fly by the housework the phone and sorry to say this but the partner ignored while I sat there just reading the world around me ceased to exist


  7. says:

    This book gives an all new meaning to the term 'Hate Fuck' I can't believe all that shit actually happened I went into this thinking that it would be a lite dark yes that's a thing to me book and that nothing too crazy would happen I don't know exactly why I thought that but I was wrong Adam has lived only for revenge ever since his sister was taken and tortured before returning home only to kill herself He wants the man that hurt his sister to pay for his sins but Adam thinks that killing him would be too easy So he waits and he plans until the time is right for him to hurt the one person his enemy loves most his daughterElle was excited at the thought of meeting a new man She's ran into her neighbor a few times while coming and going to her apartment and when she finally gets to meet him up close she realizes how good looking he his She thinks it's a start of a new relationship maybe even just friend with benefits but what she never though was that he would end up being her ruinI feel like I should start seeing a therapist or something because I thought Adam was such a hot anti hero Even while he was being a complete psycho I wanted to jump him and make him mine His character was definitely a crazy one but I loved seeing how he viewed things and what he was willing to do to get his revenge Retribution will make you question everything and you'll start to wonder what kind of person you are Is his vengeance warranted? Should she pay for her fathers sins? Can they move past the bad history? I liked that the story kept me on my toes and was able to shock me There was a lot that happened that I never really thought would and the reactions from the characters made me wonder why I liked them Elle was a tough girl for going through everything she did and yet was still able to come out on top I loved the emotions we got to see from her and she felt very real to me Overall I loved this story and I highly recommend it I hope we'll get a story for Nikki because I really want to get updated on her I'll be checking out Natasha Knight's other books since I've only read one or two before ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review


  8. says:

    About a third of my way into this book I was wondering what the fuck I had gotten myself into here An absolutely brutal story of vengeance mind fuckery and violence this isn’t for the faint of heartAdam’s sister was kidnapped tortured and violently raped She never recovered and shortly after she committed suicide Now fifteen years later Adam has locked his mind into a very dark place and is on a single minded path of vengeance Simply killing those responsible will not be enough He needs to break that which is most valuable to the man responsible His target? Elle The daughter of the man responsibleBelieve me I wanted to hate Adam He was a man so fuelled by violence and hate that I didn’t for a second think he could be redeemed But as the book progressed I got and drawn in by the emotions at war inside Adam guilt hatred and vengeance the need to punish and be punished obsession love and confusion and in the end the man had my sympathy The sex was dark delicious erotic and extremely well written but again not for the faint of heartMany times I wondered how far the author would actually take it and she kept pushing my limits throughout I was kept on the edge of my seat wondering how it would all play out I was very aware of my own emotions whilst reading this story and kept asking myself how I would feel in a similar situation I raged I cried I loved I hated I gasped in shock I shook my head in disbelief and at the end I needed a damn cookieI don’t want to give away about the actual plot of this book but the author certainly packed a lot of story into this fast paced book She certainly doesn’t shy away from any brutal details and nothing is tied up into a pretty little bow to help you stomach the awfulness of such a revenge plot What I found interesting about this book as well was the difference between good and bad The lines between were a mangled mess and you could never determine who was truly good or bad Ultimately the book sent a strong message that we can never make sense of violence and even though our intentions may seem logical it never is and in the end everyone involved will be a victim A brilliant dark read ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


  9. says:

    4 'Destroy Me' Stars The cover alone makes me want to drool Uncontrollable salivation Like many stories by Natasha Knight Retribution isn't for readers wanting a fluffy romance story It's dark abusive and dirty There's some bondage spanking and harsh whipping In the beginning I was a bit indifferent of Elle She was a pampered girl that really didn't pay attention to her surroundings But she really grew on me and I loved her relationship with Adam Adam's plan of revenge on Elle's father involved hurting Elle He locked her up and had his ways with her Although Elle experienced pain she saw the real Adam A man grieving Not a sadistic monsterThese scenes are intense and capable of generating accelerated heartbeats I can't wait to read from Natasha Knight


  10. says:

    If emotional dark reads unnerve you then this book might just have you running blindly into the night It's erotic yes but it's almost like car crash TV because it's uncomfortable disturbing and yet impossible to look away from This book is cleverly written with dual perspective's which truly opens up the story and allows the reader to experience along with the two main characters their harrowing journey Not for younger readers and warning there are scenes that will have you cringing but so worth reading because this author sure knows how to tell a gripping taleOk short and to the point it's a story about Adam taking revenge for brutal acts that changed his family forever His solution? Kidnap and force his enemy's daughter Elle to go through such a horrendous ordeal that it will bring her father to his knees The attraction between them from the outset is insane and there is no way anyone could describe Elle's feelings as Stockholm syndrome but it's a painful relationship they forge as they both learn to save each other There are many captive dark romances out there and usually they end when there's a resolution between the lovers but Ms Knight takes her story a whole lot further Nothing is black or white and indeed the shades of grey are far too numerous without giving major spoilers I read the book in one day sometimes wanting to put it down and yet totally unable to as I was fascinated as to just how on earth the author could turn this around I'm a hopeless romantic and I'm not really that keen on bdsm stories but this book has everything I want in a good read Fast moving plot incendiary scenes suspense with a huge twist and of course an epilogue that left me breathing a huge sigh of relief If you want to read something gritty and yet provocative then this book delivers in spadesI was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review