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Pure Punishment

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  491 ratings  ·  148 reviews
***Warning: Intended for a mature audience 18+ years old

One, Two.
Who to kill?
Three, four.
You better open your door.
Five, six.
Cut or nick?
Seven, eight.
Don’t party too late.
Nine, ten.
Watch your gate.
My name is Kayla. Would you like to play a game with me? I promise to only make you bleed and possibly scream.
Are you ready for some fun?

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Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2015
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2.5 confusion strikes stars
“One, Two. Who to kill?
Three, four. You better open your door.
Five, six. Cut or nick?
Seven, eight. Don’t party too late.
Nine, ten. Watch your gate.”

I am the minority here, and I hate not rating this higher, but it is what it is and I can't change how it confused me no matter how much I want it to.

Reading the description of this book, I was instantly drawn, even making one of my impulse buys because of it... but as I was reading it I had no clue what the hell I
Di Covey
Dec 20, 2014 rated it liked it
This looks right up my twisted alley.
Jan 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
3 stars

I enjoyed this but pretty much predicted from about 20% how this was going to go and would have liked more development. I didn't really connect with Kristy and Kai so that spoiled it a bit for me. But it was ok!!
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
So, this is one of the most enticing blurbs I've read in a while for a book... stop right now and go read it if you haven't already. It completely set off my alarm bells and said run, run, run... so... of course I didn't. **smirk**
Don't let it scare you off though... this book is a crazy ride and not as dark as the blurb makes it sound. I was completely glued to the pages from start to finish. This is a great book choice for those who like dark, gritty and twisted reads! It's also a romance... b
Raísa Suares
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark-romance
Eita Porra, Vish! Tô em choque com esse livro.

Galerianha é ó...

Assim que eu descobri a verdadeira trama, eu surtei, juro, foi muito sem querer e depois tudo fez o maior sentido, TUDO.

Durante a leitura uma frase sempre me vinha em mente e eu te pergunto...

E aí, o que é pior?
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
TL Smith has outdone herself this time with this dark tale full of twists and turns I did NOT see coming . I loved all the complex characters in the story and totally and completely fell in love with the male lead . TL Smith is my favourite author of recent years and I admire her ability to always leave me feeling a little raw and exposed but truly satisfied .. Come to the dark side , we have cookies ! xxx
Laura White
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a phenomenal read!
TL Smith has outdone herself with this captivating read!
This story is fantastic. The twist will make you gasp out loud and I only saw it right before the book announced it... It's so cleverly written!
The characters are believable and realistic.
From blood & gore to love & romance you won't be taking long to read this as you simply can't put it down!
I loved it!
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4,5 insane stars!!
Dri ✰
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Olga therebelreader
5 +++ STARS
OMG what a ride!!! Dark romance at its best. If you like suspenseful, twisted, dark romantic stories, then I highly recommend it. I loved it!!
Hooked On Books
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for Hooked On Books Forever

Wow ... 5 big gold shining stars !

Where do I even start with my review ? To be honest I really had no idea what I was in for, the synopsis was so intriguing but gave nothing away.

The opening chapter was a somewhat twisted and chilling I really didn't think this was going to be my cup of tea, however I was soon completely captivated loving the characters and the story which was so different from my usual reads.

I just had to read this book in one session - I cou
Shanoff Reads
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**I received an ARC from the Author for an honest review.**

I will admit that I had this book and the twist figured out by the first couple of chapters...maybe I am just twisted...Anyway it still made for an awesome read. I love all the books with the dark, depraved and demented things. The definitely make great reads. There were a few things that I did not see coming and I won't mention them because I am not a spoil sport.

So, when this book starts we meet Kayla. She is
Peggy Martin
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Boook

I absolutely loved this book! I couldn't put it down till I finished it. Between Kristy (the good girl) Kayla (the bad girl) and Kai (the gorgeous man) I just didn't know what was going to happen next. T.L.Smith is a great writer! And yes I was crying by the time I got to the end of it but I was Happy. I really recommend this book to anyone that loves a suspense story and a romance!
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Twists, Torture, blood and bad memories, carefully crafted into a suspense-filled ride.

Well done, TL, on creating something so unique. I could not put it down, and you've left me with all the questions!

Thoroughly recommend this read to those looking for something with a different edge, and twists you may, or may not, see coming.
Ada Frost
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The teasers alone had me shivering. It's an incredibly tense read and from the beginning.

I refuse to give any spoilers away, you need to experience this book! But it's addictive, that is the only warning I will give
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I cried while reading this book. There was so much going on. I thought it be a dark read but it really wasn't. Messed with your head some but who don't love that.
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
The synopsis is amazing...I lasted until 50% of the book and then skipped to the end to see if I was right in the way the book was headed. Ugh, I love the premises for many of T.L Smith's books but it's not clicking for me. It's also the writing style for. However, the biggest impediment for improbability of the whole plot (view spoiler) ...more
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read this book in one sitting. The beginning really got me interested. I got so pumped up!
Somewhere in the middle of it I lost a bit of an interest, and just about when I tought what the heck, T.L. delivered her final punch. The final verdict: so worthy of my time.

“I see the man that directs me to what jobs I have for the night. You see, I do the jobs that no others want to do. I clean up the mess that murderers, rapists, degenerates, and the scum of the earth make. Men that are high and might
Mar 07, 2015 rated it liked it
A thrilling and strong start to his romantic suspense, but the second half seemed rushed, and I'm still confused with how my questions were answered.

Pure Punishment drew me in with that blurb...I mean, really! Then, when a dear friend, Tanya at Bookhooking, wanted to buddy read this one, I jumped on it. The beginning of this book started so strong with thrilling mystery and intense characters. It didn't really matter that I figured out the twist in the first chapter or two; the clues were easily
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
I read this ABSOLUTE 5 STAR READ in a matter of hours and just hated to have to put it down. I recall getting the cover reveal sign up and being totally afraid by the synop !! Afraid but intrigued so I knew I had to sign on for this. Not to mention that the cover is gorgeous , I mean really stunning I just loved it. Plus I loved the Take Over series so of course a no brainer. This book was as crazy as I expected but also nothing I expected all wrapped into
Wendy Syposs Litz
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I Don't rate everybook I read at 5 STARS! This book is one of those books that leads you down a LONG AND TWISTED TRAIL! It is DEFINITELY A THRILLER! This book is not a book for those under 18, due to violence,murder,and some sexual encounters. It is NOT A SWEET LOVE STORY! So if that's what your looking for,well,you better keep on walkin'! But, if you are looking for a thrilling ride,then hop on in! The First Car on this coaster is open!! Now that your in,here is alittle about the Book!
Kayla is
Kristy & Kayla - My Person's Books
Hats off to TL Smith, Pure Punishment has to be the best book she has written so far. The deep raw emotion she expressed with her characters was painfully beautiful.

A twisted life, a song that haunts her and a past that slowly starts coming back to her. This book is everything you want in a deep and thought provoking read. It will leave you hanging on until the very end. Just when you thought you had the plot figured out, think again this book will keep you on your toes!

Kristy Wilde is quiet an
4.5 Stars

This is a story of two girls with a shared past and one which bonds them together in the future. Through right and wrong, they live side by side but without ever setting eyes on each other. Let me introduce you to Kayla and Kristy.

Kayla is a cold blooded killer, she kills to exact revenge for the pain experienced at the hands of others, bad men who take pleasure in hurting and abusing the innocent. Kayla thrives on a diet of sex and violence, she won't let anyone hurt her or Kristy.

Kandice Dover
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook

3.5 stars

This is the first book I've read by this author so I was a little skeptical, but I really enjoyed this book. When I received this I immediately checked out the blurb and I had to start reading it.

We have Kayla. She's a little twisted. She's a badass and she had an attitude, I liked her immediately.

Then we have Kristy. She's shy, quiet and a pushover, and that bothered me. I was just screaming at her "speak your mind, damn it!"

And we have Kai. He's a bit of a sof
Cherry Hurtado
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*** arc given to my blog for honest review***

HOLY SHIT BALLS!!! WOW!!! I don't know if I'm speechless or if just want to scream it to the world to read this book!! I think I'm still in shocked mode after reading reading that ending! Ugh if it wasn't because I was so sick I would have read this book within hrs! It's addicting. The more you get into the story the more you want to figure out what wtf is happening. Who all these characters are. I swear I was totally lost for a bit and I didn't know
Romance Between The Sheets
Pure Punishment was when I finished this book and then awake at 3am the next morning still going over the characters and story in my mind and wanting Kai & Kristy and Kayla & Tyke back in my imaginative world. My first story by this author and what a privilege to receive an ARC. This is a story that has just blown me out of the water and I would pick this up again and read it and still learn something new from these characters.

T L Smith twists and turns and takes us on a journey of self
Karen Mc
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***Received an ARC for an honest review by Bookalicious Babes Blog***

Pure Punishment's description with its eerie chant sounds so Nightmare on Elm Street:

"One, Two. Who to kill? Three, four. You better open your door. Five, six. Cut or nick? Seven, eight. Don’t party too late. Nine, ten. Watch your gate."

I expected freaking Freddy to pop out and attack me! I was a bit scared to dive into this haunting story.

Holy mind frick! Pure Punishment was freaky, creepy, scary, and intriguing from the ve
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow Pure Punishment is a crazy ride of a book. We get the POVs of Kristy and Kayla. Kayla is a killer who kills guys who have done bad things. She gets her assignments from her boss Tyke. Tyke is somewhat of a mystery. Kristy is the polar opposite of Kayla. Kristy is a hard working college student. She's shy and studying way to much.

A little into the book I was confused. I wasn't sure if Kristy and Kayla where different people or one in the same. At that point I put the book down and went into
Lisa Daniels
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Pure Punishment by TL Smith is unlike any story I have read before. It is dark but sexy and has an amazing twist to it. I literally could not put it down and read the whole book in one sitting.

Kristy is a shy and sweet college girl who just wants to stay to herself and study. She lost her parents at a young age and was raised by her drunken grandmother. She's never grabbed a man's attention before so she thinks it's strange when she strikes the interest of two different detectives.

Kayla is a b
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This book was crazy awesome. I was about half way through before i realized they were two different girls.. lol I didn't pay attention to the names. But I was hooked from the first page and didn't want to put it down. On to the character reviews...

Kayla was a crazy chick and did not care to show you if you deserved to see. She was only hurting and killing those that deserved to be. The bad part is that she loved it and craved it. Making one bleed was the only therapy she needed. I loved that she
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USA Today Best Selling Author T.L Smith can be found in almost any chocolate store, eating all the chocolate. She lives in Brisbane, Australia with her two kids and husband. Her favourite things to do is dancing, writing, reading and travelling the world. A lover for twisted words and things that make your heart pump you can find her on the following pages.

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“I see the man that directs me to what jobs I have for the night. You see, I do the jobs that no others want to do. I clean up the mess that murderers, rapists, degenerates, and the scum of the earth make. Men that are high and mighty that can get away with their crimes so easily, because they have the money to make their problems disappear. But what most of them don’t expect... is me.” 1 likes
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