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Friday, April 23, 2021

Release Blitz ~ What Revenge Looks Like by Romilly King


What Revenge Looks Like by Romilly King

Series: Revenge 2 (not a standalone)
Release date: 2021 April 23
Pages: 120
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Rating: ★★★★★


When Gil kidnapped Leo it wasn’t about revenge. When Gil’s serial killer father comes after them both it most certainly will be.

I hurt. Everywhere. In every way.

Physically, mentally, heart and soul.

(I have killed brothers, and betrayed blood, and there will be a price to be paid for that)

I’m damaged, and while running water makes me clean it doesn’t take away the memories that are gnawing inside me.

I mustn’t get angry, when I get angry my grasp on the good gets weak.

(He did say he likes it rough)

I want to be better for you, Leo, because you deserve better.

Now look at you...hunted, marked, your life forever changed.

(Why is he still smiling?)

Through it all you keep trying to fix me.

With your cool blue intellect, and your psychologist’s strategies, and your warm body wrapped around me.

(And yet he still doesn’t believe in me)

I can’t be fixed, beloved, not on the evidence so far presented, and I can’t just sit here and wait for my father to find us, because I know exactly what his revenge looks like. I’m not having you face that.

(Shh, baby, sleep now, stay here, be safe, warded by the Aspen trees, I’ll find a way, I have some contacts still, I swear I’ll find a way)

What Revenge Looks Like is the second book in Romilly King’s dark gay thriller trilogy. It features damaged characters, unreliable narrators, and psychological ambiguity.

Gil and Leo’s story concludes in book three, Where Revenge Takes You.

Trigger warning - this is a dark gay romance book and includes graphic violence, sexual scenes, and psychological manipulation between lovers. Please read the additional trigger warnings inside.

My review: 

"Moments like this with Leo, I want them etched on my soul, because they make everything worthwhile."

I was not expecting this book to be this perfect! It was just everything I wanted and more. I loved the first book, but this, THIS! It's everything. And I can not wait for the third book! Whoah! Mind blown away. 

If there was a perfect line to describe this book, this is it: 
"It's crazy romantic, crazy loving, beautiful and profound."
Because it was crazy romantic, super sweet, loving and beautiful. I wasn't expecting this many sweet romance scene in this series but I was so happy with it. Gil and Leo in love is EVERYTHING. 

"He's the weakness I always knew would take me down if I let it."

The storyline was slow and I loved everything about it. The first few chapters where they escaped from the 'real world' to be back in the mountains again, those scenes where Gil was silent and Leo only wanted him to be whole and happy again. Those scenes where they discussed Gil's time in jail, wow, those were heavy but I'm so glad we got to see those too. I just loved how Leo tried and helped Gil.

"This time Gil is the one who is chaine, and his chain, unlike mine, is in the mind. Gild held the key to my chain, I think I hold the key to his mental one. This is, after all, what I was trained for."

The whole magic, not magic is still fascinating, and when I thought 'yeah, now I know what's happening and no way that's magic', I went to 'holy shit, this might be really magic' in a heartbeat. This story is killing me in all the good ways. I don't know which way is up and down. 

"(...) from a crisis can come an opportunity."

Gil&Leo's honeymoon scenes were super, super sweet. Those were healing scenes for both of them and they really needed to bond more. Gil is the sweetest ever. 

"I think I'm going to cherish that moment, when his expression morphs, for as long, as I live. That's my talisman, right htere, the moment when his eyes change, when he animates, when he comes alive, for me."


"I know love when I see it."  

The hypnosis was the breaking point for me too, it was so well written and it was deep. I really can't wait to see what's real and not. Rom plays with our minds so well!

"I think I would do anything to make him smile, to make him feel better."

I couldn't pick a favorite scene becaue I loved it from start to finish. There were parts when I smiled so hard, there were some when I gasped for air, and some when my jaw was on the floor. 

But the worst - that cliffhanger! Like, really?! Whyyyyyyy. I need answers!

This story is the perfect combination of sweet and dark. Romance and erotica. Magic or delusion? 


"I'm not afraid of the dark. Too often I have been the most fearful thing to come out of it."

Ps. And as you can see, I highlighted many quotes - again! Love it!

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