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Retribution (The Devil's Kiss #1.3 - included in #1)

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Kayla thinks it's over. She now holds the leverage she believes will end her contract with her blackmailer, but Gage isn't going down without a fight. He's turned the tables on her, cleverly making her submit under the guise of giving her a choice, and Kayla soon discovers that retribution isn't so black and white when everyone around her has secrets.

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Kindle Edition, 74 pages
Published April 12th 2013 by Gemma James (first published April 1st 2013)
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~ Becs ~
We start this one with Kayla finally managing to gain an advantage over Gage – for once he’s no longer calling all the shots. Her daughter is showing signs of recovery but still needs to continue her treatment so Kayla submits to one last weekend of subjugation at the hands of Gage.

“Fuck, woman, I’m never letting you go.” He gripped my head and forced my gaze to his. “Come for me.”

I fell into oblivion.

She’s forced to deal with three important men in her life in this one – Rick her violent an
Apr 16, 2013 Rebecca rated it liked it
In this final installment we catch up with Kayla and Gage now that Kayla has something against him she can use to get him to stop. But will she be strong enough to stay away? Why did all of this begin? Is Eve going to be ok? Will Gage stop being SUCH AN ASS? We will find out!

The creativity of these stories is really shockingly good. I still think my only complaint is perhaps they have too much story maybe? I love the story, the twists and the writing is really good but I just think it would hav
Apr 10, 2013 Kathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I am truly a, I am an insane masochist. I have now crossed over the line of sanity into the sea of cray cray with Kayla. Why? Because I actually started to like one of the most anti-heroes I've ever read! He's cruel. He's mean. He has no gleaning qualities, except I saw a glimmer of hope for Gage Channing and I think the character I loved hating so much now has me wanting to ... like him? *shivers*

Retribution is book #3 in The Devil's Kiss series of novellas and it picks right up
Jul 26, 2014 Tony rated it really liked it
Full review to follow.
The first 80% of the book is edgy, hard, DARK and sexy as Hell.
In a non-con/confused/ultimately consensual sort of a way. It's a Mindfuck.
But the ending: what an anti-climax, really.!!
3 Stars.
Jul 19, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it

Okay I first have to get this off my chest....admit that I actually might not hate or loathe Gage. I am a horrible person. But for some reason I really want to hope that he has some good in him. That it was not all for nothing. I mean he did a few things this time that really made you think he had a heart.

Retribution starts off just after Kayla finds out that she may just have the upper hand. Gage is blackmailing her, but now she has proof that could send him to jail. But all she wants is her f
Apr 09, 2013 Gaele rated it it was amazing
Picking up only days after the end of Enslaved, Kayla is understandably angry and even afraid of Gage. However, because of the contract, the penalty for her not being available is more than she can bear. But, she can’t stay away: he’s in her blood, despite her conflicted emotions about the situation.

This book delves into the emotions of the characters and their guilt, anger, motivation and even regrets. Sadly, for Kayla, no one is what they seem, and she discovers that even her best friend was d
Tobia James
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST.........WOW!!!!!!


Gemma James I was waiting for this......I was waiting for something to really blow my mind and guess what?


YOU DID!!!!!!!!!

So things between Kayla and Gage have come to a head. After finding out some incriminating things about him inEnslaved, she has used the knowledge to her advantage to get out of his contract and his clutches. But Gage won't give up so easy. His such an evil bastard....and cocky....and I'm ashamed to say it....HOT!


He knows Kayla will come
~ Cariad ~
Aug 06, 2016 ~ Cariad ~ rated it really liked it
It's a 4.5 from me!

I'm a huge fan and loved this series so much. It's been dark and gritty, with such an interesting storyline and deliciously hot for 100% of it!!

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I THOROUGHLY enjoy Gemma's writing style it's beautifully scr
❤️ Diana ❤️
May 06, 2013 ❤️ Diana ❤️ rated it liked it
Shelves: bdsm
This had so much potential. The way the second one ended. The twist, which I was surprised, put everything into perspective. It made sense, for once. It was right there for the taking, to be so good. Dig a little, have some dialogue. Then it just ended. Like she didn't know how to reach the finish line, so she moved up the race, shortened th distance. What an utter disappointment. So close to being so fuckin good, so close. The epilogue, really? What a cop out. Again she could have redeemed ...more
Apr 14, 2013 iloveladyporn rated it really liked it
This is one Crazy story! After "Enslaved" I found myself rooting for Gage even know he was blackmailing Kayla & he was just a nasty man but there was just something about him that was loving as well. There's a bombshell surprise in this book that I didn't see coming making things that much more messed up. Lot's of drama. Who will Kayla choose? either of them? Hot juicy sex but there's some pain in there too. Fabulous ending - clever what the author did.
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Apr 15, 2013 Linda rated it it was amazing
The third part of Gage and Kaylas explosive mating dance.
Kayla now have evidence that will get her out of Gages trap, but things change and shes not strong enough to resist his lure.
Questions answered, new facts are revealed and theres got to be a continuation *keeping my fingers crossed*
Smut, fluff, sadism & masochism and an ending that leaves you wanting more!
Amanda Sheila
I don't like it. At all.

Gage's obviously blackmailing Kayla, hurting her, creating bruises and left marks on her body yet she can't stop coming over to him. I don't get it.

I don't really like the ending too. Sure the epilogue's quite comforting but I'm not sure.
Jun 04, 2013 Erik rated it really liked it
Satisfying end of the trilogy. Original ending too.
Christi Evans
Jun 03, 2015 Christi Evans rated it it was amazing
Very strong characters, short but HOT!
Oct 27, 2016 Colleen rated it really liked it
This book is apart of book one Please see my review for book one
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (
Who ever said: "Speak of the devil and he shall appear" was a liar because I said it, now where the hell is he?

THE DEVIL’S KISS will light you on fire! I’m still not sure if it is from the searing pain his sadistic side relishes in dishing out or the scorching hot sex he was so obviously born to engage in.

Gage Channing is the Devil, but don’t forget that the Devil was once an angel. I’m not convinced that this devil doesn’t have some goodness beneath all that darkness. At least that is what I
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I was received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

In book one Ultimatum of The Devil's Kiss Kayla steals money from her boss and he finds out. Instead of calling the police he decides to blackmail her. Her boss Cage draws up a contract between him and Kayla. The contract states that Kayla will be his slave in the true essence of the word. What does Kayla get out of this besides staying out of prison? What would
Jan 22, 2016 Marie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks, kink, 2013
Bintang 5.
Buku 3/3 The Devil's Kiss.

"He was still in my system, aparasitic icth I still wanted to scracth. He'd wanted to own me, and now he did. Underneath the fear, the hatred and rage, lurked a sense of gratitude. He'd saved my daughter's life... How could I hate anyone who'd done that?"

Kayla mengira dengan mengetahui penipuan dan penggelapan yg dilakukan oleh Gage terhadap klien perusahaannya dapat mengakhiri kontraknya dengan Gage. Ternyata tak semudah itu. Gage membalik keadaan dengan meli
Feb 16, 2014 Shay rated it it was amazing
I just finished Retribution and I loved it. You do not think it can get any better and man I am just blown away. This is the 3rd book in the Devils Kiss Series and you have to read them in order to be able to understand it. As you know Kayla had stolen money from her boss and had become his sex slave. Things have changed, wrongs have been made and you think you know how this is going to go down, you just have no idea. This is exactly what this one is about. Retribution. Kayla thinks that she ...more
Lady Raven RAVE!

Story: OK
Intimacy Level: GOOD
Enjoyment: GOOD
Length: 1035 Kindle
Style: Erotica BDSM
Series: The Devils's Kiss Trilogy

Kayla has been blackmailed by Gaged Channing for a week. She knew that Gage originally blackmailed her in exchange for her pleasuring him in ways she looks down on, but yet enjoys, but now that the tables has turned, she now knows his secret which should give her her freedom, however, she is unable to stop her cravings for Gage.

I truly enjoyed this series and the chemist
Rebecca Berto
May 23, 2013 Rebecca Berto rated it it was amazing
Retribution review
The title says it all really. It’s stepped up to the max in this last instalment. We finally see the prospect of Gage, her sexual torturer and pleaser, getting his comeuppance.

I love that Kayla now has the upper hand. I felt like chanting, “Go girl power!” in my head while reading, but it wasn’t all like that. Gage is evil through and through, and Kayla is questioning soon enough if she had any power over their contract and his hold on her at all.

In this last instalment, I r
May 06, 2013 Silvia rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted on my blog, Darkest Sins.

I'll be damned, I would have never guessed! What Gemma James did with this last instalment in her beautiful trilogy was pure magic. She not only revealed something impossible to have ever imagined, she scared me with a fab plot twist and then surprised me with what I would define a very well thought, appropriate finale. See? Magic!

I previously told I was for Gage all the way and I can only confirm you that. He is a very strong character,
Julie Read Our Lips! Book Review Blog
Retribution, Gemma James’ (GJ) last installment of The Devil’s Kiss trilogy takes off right after the end of the last book, Enslaved.

I was on the edge of my seat during the entire read. Twists that hit you from nowhere and unexpected turns are what await you in this exciting read.

In this series finale, Kayla struggles with her feelings for Gage, her ex-boyfriend Ian, and wouldn’t you know it, her ex-husband also makes an appearance.

Retribution is a quick, hot read you won’t soon forget! I never
Kim D
Nov 13, 2013 Kim D rated it really liked it
**********SPOILERS MAY BE INCLUDED IN THIS REVIEW*****************

This is the third in a series and I have not reviewed the others. At first I was not sure if I liked the series or not. Gage is a tricky character and just when think you know what he is going to do, you are wrong (well at least I was). Kayla is likeable and immediately had my sympathy as a reader. Their relationship is not traditional at all, but it is obvious that there is chemistry between them, regardless of the nature of that
Oct 25, 2013 Crystal rated it it was amazing
Kayla is now the woman in charge and she tells Gage how things are going to be. She is having a rollercoaster of emotions. She has feelings for two guys and doesn't know which one to choose. I have to say that I have grown to love Gage and I am not really liking Ian. There is just something about him that doesn't feel right.

In this book you really get to find out what secrets everyone is hiding. I will leave you shocked and wonder what in the world is going to happen next.

I can't wait for the ne
Funzee Shu
Apr 16, 2014 Funzee Shu rated it liked it


He was still in my system, a parasitic itch I still wanted to scratch.
He’d wanted to own me, and now he did...
Underneath the fear, the hatred and rage, lurked a sense of gratitude.
He’d saved my daughter’s life . . .

How could I hate anyone who’d done that?

I was attracted to things that hurt me...

I’m such a mess. He fucked me up...

He was the devil...
And I'd fallen for him...

"What do you want from me?”

“I want your trust.”


Between The Devil.....The Beast.....a
Jan 29, 2014 Dede rated it it was amazing
This is better. I love those books that are getting better and better.
This novel 3 is full of deep passion and emotions. And most of it: SHOCK! This book really shock me. Most of that I find finally why Gage it is action that way. And that Kayla it is caught by Gage possession.

This a huge book full of feelings. You want so bag Gage with Kayla, but other way you want him to go to hell and never come back.
I was so happy when Kayla’s daughter gets better, and she finally runs away from Gage and e
Dec 18, 2014 Natasha rated it liked it
Things just get worse and worse for Kayla but now I can't help but wonder why she keeps bringing half of it all on herself. Yes I understand she is sexually attracted to Gage but seriously the man physically abuses her. This is extreme BDSM at its worst. The guy enjoys actually hurting Kayla beyond the pleasurable pain yet she seems to want to run back to him for more even when she has the chance to get out. I'm as confused as Kayla as to why she keeps doing this considering she said it herself ...more
Apr 15, 2013 Angie rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
NOTE: I'm reviewing all three of The Devil's Kiss books together as they are considered to be one complete story, similar to a TV mini-series.

When presented with the unquestionable, Kayla has to make a dark and twisted decision that leads her into even darker realizations. These novellas are not for the sensitive-hearted. While they were jam-packed with story and mystery, there was a lot to be assumed with little foreshadowing. Being that they are novellas, not much can be fit into the books, bu
Jun 04, 2013 Aura'Lee rated it really liked it
Reading the description of this short series lured me into wanting to read it, but as I read it, it just seemed like such a dark book and made me feel dirty and not in a good way. So why couldn't I put the first book down? Because he was doing to me what he was doing to Kayla - making me want and need him.

This series is not for the weak. If there wasn't any consent and the option to say no, in the real world, you would automatically think abuse and rape, but that's not the case at all. There we
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The Devil's Kiss (5 books)
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