Fueled by her circumstances and knowing it’s a risky move, Dylan’s desperation takes her right into the epicenter of Rip’s web. Upon being caught, Rip gives her a choice to which she begrudgingly accepts. Battling her own demons, Dylan resigns herself to the next two months under Rip’s rules, otherwise suffer the consequences.
“Your sweet innocence is like a drug. One I want to abuse until there’s nothing left but the painful withdrawals and a craving to fuck you again.”
While Ripley isn’t the type to invite guests into his home or life, Dylan intrigues him on a few levels and he wants some answers from her. In addition, Rip wants her to satisfy his certain sexual needs. Knowing she is attracted to what he offers, Rip doesn’t waste time or make excuses for what he wants which leads to some electrifyingly hot moments. Ooh la la!
“What I can’t get anywhere is a feisty little shit like you who gets my blood hot.” He pushes a strand of hair behind my ear. “I want you to feel everything I do to you.”
In this episode the pace continues to be steady with suspenseful and sexually charged elements but there’s also introspection into the past for Rip and Dylan. Getting Rip’s perspective as to how he views his past and future is enlightening into his character. Plus, with Dylan more is revealed about her childhood underscoring her need to detach.
“Fear is good, though. It’s fear that gives you the courage to survive.”
For me, this series is addictive with multilayered tension, gripping dialogue and two flawed characters trying to survive in their own way. The writing is edgy, persuasive and I cannot wait to read more of this series!! I highly recommend Ripple Effect!!
*An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*