Tuesday 25 March 2014

Review & Paperback Giveaway - Lovely Trigger by R K Lilley

Title: Lovely Trigger
Author: R.K. Lilley
Published: March 10, 2014


Tristan hit rock bottom, and no one felt the impact harder than Danika. She was forced to see, in the most brutal of ways, that love does not conquer all. Bruised, bloody, and broken she had to walk away.

Picking up the pieces of your life after a tragedy is a daunting prospect, and that’s considering you still own all of the pieces. But what if you don’t? What if someone else owns those pieces, and those pieces are a part of your soul?

You dig deep and work with what you’ve got.

That’s what Danika told herself and believed, every single day, for years.

Tristan and Danika’s love had failed every test that life had thrown at them. She couldn’t forget that, not for one second. And if those tests had been overly harsh, well, she wasn’t one to wallow in self-pity. The failure was the thing she had to focus on. The failure was the lesson. She had no intention of working so hard to make it out of hell without learning that lesson well.

Over six years after the night that changed everything, Danika finds herself forced to spend the weekend constantly in Tristan’s company, as they attend the wedding of two of their dearest friends. It’s been long enough that she feels they can be friendly again without it destroying her peace of mind, but just a small amount of time in his presence has her remembering something she had forced herself to forget: There’d been a reason she’d gone through hell with this man, for this man, some true good to precede the bad.

She shocks herself by quickly giving in to a hunger that she never imagined could still consume her.

Even the best intentioned denial has a breaking point.


After everything that’s happened, the rise and the fall, the pain and the aftermath, can these two navigate the waters of acute regret, survive the trials of coming face to face with all that they have lost, and find the strength to try again?


So where do I begin…if you have read this series, you will understand why I am having a problem forming complete sentences right now.
I read Bad Things and Rock Bottom a while ago and was left….what’s the word I’m looking for (the clean version)….speechless. When Lovely Trigger came out I decided to do a re-read before starting it so I wouldn’t forget anything. I felt the same gut wrenching emotions the second time around and was pretty nervous for Lovely Trigger. It’s almost like I read every page with caution because if there is one thing I have learned about RK Lilley, it’s that she holds nothing back and anything can happen.
**Possible spoilers**
I read Lovely Trigger extremely slow. I don’t know if it’s because I was savoring it or afraid to turn the page. From the very beginning I fell in love with Tristan and Danika. So much has happened to them, it was just crazy to me. When I started the 3rd book I will admit, I had a little bit of a vendetta against Tristan. I felt so extremely bad for Danika and everything she went through and I didn’t think Tristan deserved to get her back. That lasted until about 35% in to this book. My heart was breaking for Tristan at this point and I was, (in my mind of course….maybe speaking out loud sometimes to) begging for Danika to cut him some slack. That shocked me that I felt that way. Danika had lost so much because of him so I could totally understand where she was coming from.
Tristan in Lovely Trigger grabbed onto my heart and would not let go. We get to see such a different side of him….an extremely vulnerable side that just makes you ache for him. He never gives up throughout the entire book and you find yourself pulling for him so bad….wanting to skip to the last page to see if he wins the girl back…..BUT I DIDN’T, which made the book all the more better. I won’t go into detail, I don’t want to spoil it for anyone but I just wanted to say that this book and this entire series was mind blowing. 5 stars……yes, I will give it 5 stars….I would give it 10 stars if I could. RK Lilley, you are an amazing, amazing author and I would follow you and your books anywhere. Congratulations! I know now that, in the future, when I am reading new books…I will always compare my emotional state at the end of a book to the way I felt when I finished Lovely Trigger and that will determine how many stars I give from now on. Thank you for putting these characters on paper and introducing them to me, I am honored.

~ Review by Stacey


R.K. Lilley lives in Colorado with her husband and their two beautiful sons. She's had a lot of interesting jobs, from being a first class flight attendant, to being a stablehand, but swears she never knew what hard work was until she had children. She's been addicted to both reading and writing fiction since she can remember. She loves to travel, read, hike, paint, game, watch anime, and make the most of every single day. She is the author of the erotic romance novels In Flight, Mile High, Grounded, and the novella, Lana.





IN FLIGHT (Up in the Air #1)

MILE HIGH (Up in the Air #2)

GROUNDED (Up in the Air #3)

LANA (Novella)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post, and your thoughts on this book. I really love this series and will read it again and again. It was so cool that the mystery of Tristan and Danika began in the Up in the Air series and that those characters played a roll in this series also. I wanted to know so much about both T & D when I began this series and it never stopped even after the last page. This is a beautiful, and heartbreaking at times, creation and I am so glad I found it. I would love to win an autographed set, thanks for the chance! :)