RERUN Reviews: Bang by E.K. Blair

RERUN Reviews: Bang by E.K. BlairBang by E.K. Blair
Series: Black Lotus #1
May 9, 2014
Genres: Dark Romance
Pages: 418
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Also in this series: Echo
Also by this author: Echo
Amazon US

They say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence.
But I’m not innocent.
I haven’t been for a very long time.
My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have. The soul I was born with. The ruby heart embedded in a life full of hopes and dreams.


I never even had a choice.
I mourn that life. Mourn the what-ifs.
Until now.
I’m ready to take back what was always meant to be mine.

But every plan has a fatal flaw. Sometimes it’s the heart.

**Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only as some scenes may be particularly disturbing.**

Rerun Reviews features reviews by Debbie, previously published on Keep Calm Read Romance or Talk Supe — and reviews by Ali previously published on GingerRead Reviews.

If, like me, you like your romance laced with all things dark and sinister…this is the book for you.  To say I was surprised by where the story of BANG went, would be an understatement.  Blair expertly took me on a wild ride from start to finish.

Vengeance is a funny thing.  It comes in two forms.  Some seek vengeance as retribution for a grievous crime against an innocent person.  Wanting to right a wrong.  Wanting for something good to come out of something bad.  Others will seek vengeance in a much more evil and twisted way.  Wanting more bad to come out of the original crime. 

Either way, you feel you are in “the right” for seeking such balance.  Even if you aren’t.  

The twisted tale of BANG is very much a story of vengeance.  A woman so desperate to cause some level of pain on the people she believes were instrumental in ruining her life.  What she will do for her vengeance has no boundaries.  

But maybe people like me aren’t supposed to be saved. Maybe I’m just destined to bear the weight of the demons that lurk among the good.

Until she meets someone that shows her a different way to live. Someone who gives her what she never had, what she never knew she needed and can bring a little light to a life full of darkness.  But the web is too well weaved to escape it that easily.

BANG is not a book for the faint of heart.  There are some extremely horrific moments in it that if they don’t make your stomach turn, you aren’t quite human.  

The heart is a weapon—a self-inflicting weapon—that if not trained properly, can destroy a person.

One thing that I truly loved about BANG is how well Blair wrote the characters.  Even the ones you should hate by the end of the book, are really difficult too.  They are not black and white people, their lines are blurred and you can’t help but sympathize with them on some level.

BANG will disturb you, rattle you, excite you, make you sweat, make you cringe, make you hot. It’s an intense read with an ending that will have you sad, livid and guessing at what is to come.  

BANG is one of my favorite reads of the year and I think it will be lingering around in my brain for months to come.  

About E.K. Blair

New York Times, USA Today, and International bestselling author, E.K. Blair, takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her books. A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody and has been noted as ‘The Queen of Dark and Twisted’. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.

Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.

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