Bullet to the Heart
Known only as Bullet she was long ago forced to shed the name her parents gave her. Changed, molded and trained to kill with sharp-shooting efficiency she is one of The Collective’s most valuable assets. In a cadre of killers, Bullet is death waiting but her time for vengeance has come.
This was a very exciting read. Lots of action and suspense and drama....with some sexy times thrown in. Overall a really good read and a great start to the series.
Born Gretchen....but after witnessing the death of her parents at the age of 4 she's forced to become Remi/Bullet. An assassin. A part of The Collective. A member of the First Team.
Trained to kill. As dead inside as all of the people she has been forced to kill. She is on a ...more
Gitte: 5 Suspenseful and Sexy Stars
Jenny: 5 What she said ^^^
Gitte: So wow, this was different….different in the most thrilling, dark, heart-breaking and sexy passionate way. Yeah, this book had EVERYTHING! What a find Jenny!! What a truly addictive fast paced story that takes the reader through every emotion possible, as you slowly break down from what’s unfolding in front of your eyes. I feel like I’ve been on one hell of an ...more
A man, greedy for more and more power "trains" little girls to become assassins. And what a training that is!
It is torture, pure an dsimple! They're denied names, words, tears, air... they suffer hunger and thirst, cold and scortching hot... And if they cannot make it, they are killed.
Until nothing remains in them...
Bullet is one of those girls. She and her sisters are the first who have survived the training and they're lethal. Bullet, as her name says is lethal with ...more
Jenny: 5 What she said ^^^
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Gitte: So wow, this was different….different in the most thrilling, dark, heart-breaking and sexy passionate way. Yeah, this book had EVERYTHING! What a find Jenny!! What a truly addictive fast paced story that takes the reader through every emotion possible, as you slowly break down from what’s unfolding in front of your eyes. I feel like I’ve been on one hell of an exhausting ride that had my heart and pulse ...more
Well, this book starts out strong, but then it lost me about halfway. It slows way down and I started to feel very disconnected from the H/h romance and story. I had hoped for a little more emotional intensity from this book with the intriguing blurb.
Story Rating ~ 5 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 5 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 4 Stars
Heat Level ~ 4 Stars
Action Level ~ 5 Stars
Ending ~ 3 Stars
Overall Rating ~ 4.5 Stars
This was one heck of a read! I was totally blown away, and LOVED so many things about this book. This story was gripping and grabbed me right from the start. It was extremely fast paced, the action was non-stop and not a boring moment was to be had, from the first page to the last.
All the characters were FANTASTIC, my ...more
Remi Is just a Kick ass h!!! The girl is deathly...
The thing that just didn't sit with me, was the "insta-love"!
From the 1st time they see each other, there's a dependency, a need, a universal bond of souls and for me that was hard to read and go with it!
spoiler: (view spoiler)[Ken i see you! i know that his book is the last one with Blade, that was obvious and my money is that he hide the kid (hide spoiler)]
“Your pain breaks my heart, and that’s frightening. I didn’t think I had one anymore.”
I absolutely fell in love with this book, it is like nothing that I have ever read. It is unique, captivating, dark, emotional, addictive, powerful, thought provoking and unputdownable (if that is even a word!).
Bullet is the scariest kick ass heroine that I have ever come across, this girl has strength, balls and guts that even some men would love to have. She is a ...more
Title: Bullet to the Heart (No Mercy #1)
Series: Yes, but each book is about separate characters
Author: Lea Griffith
Rating: 2.75 disconnected stars
HEA: (view spoiler)[ .Not yet. (hide spoiler)]
Cliffhanger: . Yes.
Intolerable Heroine .No.
Über Douchebagery .A bit.
Taboo Subject Matter .Yes. Torture
Cheating: (view spoiler)[ .No. (hide spoiler)]
Love Triangle (view spoiler)[ .No. (hide spoiler)]
I really wanted to like this book but there was just such an emotional ...more
"I will not break. Bend.... but not break"
This is the mantra Gretchen "Bullet" Dearborn lives by and what keeps her alive and sane even when she is tortured to within an inch of her life.
Kidnapped when little, she and her band of "sisters" are trained and conditioned to become the deadliest killers any megalomaniac could want. Each one named after their speciality, Bullet,Blade, Arrow and Bone(who I'm guessing breaks bones quite efficiently) ...more
This book starts with a prologue that made me gasp, sad, and sick to the stomach. But the author had me right there and I knew this book is definitely my taste.
“Bullet was five years old… Staked to the ground, naked, through the night, and forced to maintain silence for fear of punishment.”
•She was taught to kill
•She was taught be emotionless
•She was taught not to break
•She was reborn to be a killer
One day, a little girl lost everything and everyone she ...more
“It is a singularly defining experience to realize you are that connected with another. Yet this is what lies between my sisters and I. A bond forged in hell cannot help but become the strongest bond, vraiment?”
Bullet aka Remi aka Gretchen was taken from her murdered family when she was just four years old, and trained to be a merciless killer together with four other very young girls. She remembers the love of her family, but...more
“Your pain breaks my heart, and that’s frightening. I didn’t think I had one anymore,” he said against her lips.
“I’m a killer, Mr. Beckett. You should never hurt for me.” Her voice was resolved, and in it was years of loss.
“If I could stop it, I would. You have worked for him, killed for him. I should hate you, but I—”
Silence held sway as he tried to stop the flow of his words. This was wrong. It could never be.
“You what, Mr. Beckett?” Her gaze pinned him, and he felt bitterness that he ...more
Girls are taken at the age of 5 by a sadistic man who tortures the humanity out of them to turn them into deadly assassins. Twenty two years ago he took his first set of girls now they are his best assassins. But for those 22 years they have been plotting to get there revenge. The one born Gretchen who became Bullet is the heroine of this story. She is the deadliest sniper there is. When ...more
Different, very different with a kick ass story that kept me engrossed from start to finish. Fast paced with lots of action and was hooked from the first chapter. This is the kind of writer that I love, visual, strong writing, great characters, and kept me engaged from start to finish.
the Prologue is hard to read but sets the story for the characters we are about to know and their journey into captivity and ...more
I had a vague idea going into this book what it was about thanks to the lovely ladies at totallybooked but holy shit that doesn't prepare you for what it will feel like when you actually read it.
This is definitely a much more mature book then some. It's not fluffy or filled with stares of longing or a lot of pretense. This is revenge on a silver platter and the characters just happen to be unable to resist the physical pull they have towards each other--and a physical relationship that ...more
“Your pain breaks my heart, and that’s frightening. I didn’t think I had one anymore,” he said against her lips."
It had my heart racing from the opening scene till the last page flip! This was my first book by Lea Griffith but I can't wait to read more! I definitely need to start right into the next book in this series.
My full review:
What an absolutely wonderful book. I could not put it down! Bullet (a/k/a Remi and Grethen) was taken when she was five years old and watched as her father, mother and sister were gunned. Joseph, the leader of the Collective, is the sick ba$t*rd who took her. But Bullet wasn't the only one he took. Joseph took four other girls from different countries, all of them the same age. But only three of those other girls survived, along with Bullet. They ...more
Lea lives with her husband and three teenage daughters in rural Georgia. Two dogs, a cat, and a beta fish ...more
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“You wormed your stubborn ass into my soul, and I’ll not fucking allow you to kill yourself for vengeance. You’ll stay here, where I can keep you safe, and we’ll plan, Gretchen. We’ll plan, and then we’ll act, but we will do it together. You will never put me through that again,” he said viciously.”