Review: ”Killing Sarai” by J.A. Redmerski

From the author of the New York Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling novel, THE EDGE OF NEVER, comes a story of passion and survival…

Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.

Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.

While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.

As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.

This is their story…

REVIEW

This was such an amazing story! I wasn’t expected to like it so much but I guess I was wrong. The book is so different from the books I’ve read until now and I just love it!

Killing Sarai was a book with personality! It was a story about the drug dealers and about the harsh life. Not everyone has a happy life and outside the ordinary world, always exist the mob, the killers and the dealers. When you are inside your house, somewhere in the world somebody dies, somebody from the not-so-happy-life.

Sarai lives in this world and she was very young when she should fight with the life. She has been with the drug dealers since she was fourteen and now, after nine years, she isn’t happy at all. She now should’ve had a boyfriend, she should’ve been in school and she should’ve had a family, but those things are luxury. She is a hostage with other girls and she must have sex in every night with a man she doesn’t even like. Her mother was a slut and she had problem with drugs and that’s how Sarai was where she was. Her life is a mess and she only wants to escape and return home. If her mother was a little bit concerned, she wouldn’t let her daughter unprotected in such a world, but you can’t fight the destiny, so now Sarai must be strong. But in one day, a man shows up and that’s Sarai’s chance to run.

Victor is a killer, but he seems a God and when Sarai sees him, she tries to escape. But Victor uses her and that’s good with her if he could take her home and doesn’t kill her. She is aware that Victor is heartless and he is a cold blood killer, but she isn’t afraid. He is her only hope.

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Victor is cold, he doesn’t have feelings, he doesn’t have mercy and he doesn’t speak very much. When he met Sarai, she was just an Ace in his hand. But he is also sexy, intelligent and very handsome. He didn’t trust anyone and he is just… cold. But he didn’t expect to travel with Sarai more than a few days. When they had to fight, Victor takes Sarai with him after the fight and he hides her from Javier, the person who kept her captive and reap her.

Even if Sarai seems fragile and breakable, she is the strongest character I’ve ever read about. He has no fear and Victor knows that. When she is surrounded by death, she doesn’t lose it. She is firm and she shows no fear. She is so like Victor in some points…Even when her best friend, Lydia, was killed she kept strong. Other problem was Izel, Javier’s sister, who was a slut and she really hated Sarai because her brother was more delicate with Sarai than with her. Javier thought that he loved Sarai, but he was only sick and was obsessed by her.

After Sarai and Victor left together, they changed, especially Victor. He knew that he wasn’t a hero and he couldn’t protect Sarai every time, but he wanted to protect her. Sarai changed him, made him feel.

“You made me feel real emotions. You unlocked me.” 

In the beginning was very strange because hasn’t spoke with her, but she kept insist and sometimes, when Sarai was really broken and she didn’t speak, Victor has missed her talking. He was so cold sometimes and when he started to feel something, he doesn’t know what was with him. An then was Victor’s brother, Niklas, who didn’t agree with Sarai and he made some bad things, but I don’t want to give you spoilers.

In the book were really gross moments, but the plot was amazing. I didn’t know what will happen next and the end was a cliffhanger end and I hate that. When will be out the 2nd book? Because this one was too cool!

The story between Sarai and Victor was tensed and even they seemed so different, they weren’t at all. Victor wasn’t Sarai’s hero, but he is all she had and she started falling for him, even if in this thing the love is out of the place. They were in a mission together and Sarai was really good even if she didn’t do anything like that in her life. She is very strong, but she’s also broken and sometimes Victor is the one who keeps her strong. When they had sex, they said that was only sex, but deep down they know that there is something more.

“I don’t think this thing between us is love, or even lust. It’s something else, something powerful and unmistakable that neither of us have been able to ignore. But it doesn’t have a face.

“She looks defeated. Beautiful and soft and damaged standing there before me partially clothed in the light of the moon beaming through the tall window. Beautiful, but defeated. That look in her eyes, it somehow latches onto my soul and all I want is for her to turn and walk away. Because I know that if she doesn’t, if she presses me further with those soft lips and sad, vulnerable eyes that I’ll succumb to the moment and either fuck her or kill her.” 

I cried in the end, but not necessary because I was sad, but because Sarai met a very important person from her life and she was in school, but everybody knows that she wouldn’t give up on Victor.

“In the end, you can only trust yourself. I am not your hero. I am not the other half of your soul who could never let anything bad ever happen to you. Trust your instincts first always, and me, if you choose, last.” 

I want the 2nd book because the end left me with my mouth open and I want to know what will happen! And one thing I know for sure: this is one of the best books I’ve ever read! J.A. Redmerski, you did it again! Thanks for this amazing book!

RATING

***+5/5 moons***

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