Ransom by Callie Hart
Series: Dead Man's Ink #3
Also in this series: Rebel, Rogue, Badlands
on June 3rd 2016
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*BOOK THREE IN THE DEAD MAN'S INK SERIES*
A lot can happen in six months. A heart can break and heal countless times. A life can change so dramatically that it’s unrecognizable anymore.
Sophia was a ghost, a made up pseudonym on a fake ID that helped Alexis buy beer. She was never meant to become a real person. She was never meant to live. Breathe. Hurt. Love. It’s funny how one moment can alter the course of a lifetime. Now Alexis is a ghost, and Sophia is all that remains.
But what happens when the threats you’re terrified to acknowledge come true? What happens when your loved ones are in danger, and facing the past is the only way to save them?
The newest prospect of the Widow Makers Motorcycle club is about to find out.
Louis James Aubertin III has always been single minded in his goal: bring down the Los Oscuros cartel, and kill Hector Ramirez for ordering the death of his uncle. Over the course of the last 6 months, things don’t seem that cut and dried anymore, though. If chasing down Hector means endangering the woman he loves, is it really worth the risk? If sending his club to war against one of the most dangerous cartels in the world means ruining the one good thing in his life, is the price worth paying?
Jamie will do anything to protect Sophia, but with Hector kidnapping her family members and demanding the greatest of ransoms, keeping her safe is beginning to seem like an impossible task.
Sophie and Rebel’s story continues to unfold in Ransom, the third book in the Dead Man’s Ink series. It’s a surreal series to follow because the story being told fills in the reasons as to why they had stayed quiet for so long. Their silence initially appeared cruel but the reasoning for doing so is glaringly obvious.
Again, the focus is for the main characters to overcome their personal issues and continue their fight for justice…vigilante style. They have pressure coming from every side possible: family, law enforcement and cartels just to name a few! The story at times is heart-wrenching, definitely suspenseful with most of what is driving the evil nature of this story is greed and lack of respect for others.
‘It’s strange how time and exposure to violence can dull its impact on you. It’s strange how one decision can change your life forever.’
From the beginning, Sophia has been confronted with a living nightmare. The upside is she has never felt more alive. Rebel has shown her what it is like to live with a man who is able to take control in all facets of life. After pleading his case for her to help him, he now has to live with the responsibility of the price they both will need to pay for her to do so. The taste of revenge and victory sustains their fight for theirs and others survival.
While the situation they face is horrendous, there are lighter moments where their banter eases the tension, illustrating the love and respect they have for each other. There’s an element of playfulness to their relationship which initially was hard to read considering what she escaped from but as it’s consensual it doesn’t compare. Together they make a great team, complimenting each other and solidifying their choice to be the people they have become.
What I struggled with:
- Staying calm when loved ones are suffering
- The prospect angle – still seems weird
- Shay and her bitterness
- The cheapness of life
What I loved:
- Sophie standing up for herself
- Her father
- James / ‘Rebel’
Lily’s Rating: 4 Stars
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