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Revenge (Revenge Series #1)

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Six years they stole from me.
Six years I’ve done my time.
Six years I’ve waited.
Six years I’ve heard her screams over and over.
No more.
It’s time to collect.
And it’s their blood that will be spilled.

Asher Savage spent his life protecting the innocent, taking monsters off the streets. He never thought he’d become one.
Charlee Vega was a pawn in a game she never knew she was
Kindle Edition, 222 pages
Published June 14th 2019
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Strong Hero, Badass Heroine, Great Story

Asher was a cop who got framed for the murder of his wife and unborn son. He was put away for manslaughter and served 6 years hard time. He has plans for revenge against the Mob boss that put him there as soon as he gets out, with the help of his two brothers. The plan includes taking the daughter of the Mob boss captive so he feels as helpless as Asher felt when his wife was being murdered.

Though the longer Asher has Charlee in his custody, the more he
Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
Imagine losing your wife and unborn son, and then being framed for their murder. You serve several years in prison for manslaughter. On top of that, you're a cop, so this whole ordeal causes you to lose your career and have one hell of a rough fucking time in prison. Now, imagine you know exactly who actually killed your wife and child and caused every horrible thing that happened to you after. Would you want revenge?

That's exactly what happens to our hero, Asher, and he most certainly wants
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
description This is legit the third book I have read in a row that has the hero using the heroine to get back at her father. I think that means this is officially an overused trope. (lol) But hey, no revenge porn in this one, so thank god for that...


Christine Besze is a new (to me) author, and I found her writing to be enjoyable. This book was relatively short (@ two hours) so it moved along at a good clip. The plot itself was engaging (if maybe a little underdeveloped and not terribly original). I also
Rachel Dyken
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So heres the thing...I always get REALLY nervous when people are like you would love this book for XYZ reasons because I hold romantic suspense really high up on this huge pedestal and Im not sure if it's because I write crime/mafia or if it's because I'm just weird about it, but I have to say, I go into books like this and pray freaking PRAY that Im not going to get let down. And readers, dear, lovely, lovely, readers, I'm happy to announce I AM NOT LET DOWN!
YESSSSSSS *unicorns exploding, but
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it


He may have started out as the devil, as the one who tried to ruin me, but he’s become my savior.

Vicious, steamy, with enticing characters, and shocking plot twists—this was Christine Besze owning her dark side, a rollercoaster of emotions that had my head spinning.

All in all, Revenge was fantastic! Love the brothers' dynamics, and I can't wait for Zane's story—he's definitely my favorite. So if you love romantic suspense stories, then this one is for you!
Tre Talbot
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Asher be a lot things but a warm and sensitive man he is not, well not anymore. Charlee gets the pleasure of finding out for herself even if she doesn’t want to but as their story continues forward more and more is revealed. The twists and turns were taken on with this ride will have you holding on tight and leaving your eyes wide open the entire time. A non stop page turner that pulls you in from the very beginning. This is a must read that I highly recommend you bump to the top of your TBR ...more
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Asher was one of the good guys until one night changes that. Now, he's out for revenge. They took from him, so now, he's taking from them.
Charlee knows what kind of world she's from. She just chooses to distance herself. Until one night, she finds herself mixed up in someone's vendetta.

Okay - just wow!!! This book is a phenomenal! I did not want to put it down. The suspense, the rawness and then the chemistry between the main characters just kept me wanting to read more.

This book is not a
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by this author and I loved it!! It starts out with a bang that will shread your heart stringsI loved Charlee, she was kick a@@ and Asher was amazing!! Their chemistry together was so good!! There were some twist and turns that had me holding my breath. I love the two brothers and hope like heck they get their own stories. Thank you Christine Besze for the amazing opportunity to read your book!!!

ARC Provided :) YAY me !!
Heather Confessions Of A Bibliophile Creighton

Revenge is the first standalone in the Revenge Series by Christine Besze. Christine is a new-to-me author but once I read the blurb I knew I HAD to read this! Revenge did NOT disappoint!! The plot is awesome, the twist, for the most part, is one I NEVER saw coming, and the romance and steam are SMOKING HOT! I’m not sure if there is a warning or not but if you are triggered by violence and some gore, then proceed with caution because this one is not a “light” read. Oh and the best part, NO
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Christine Besze at her best! This book was all kinds of Holy S**t. A Must Read, readers. Full review to come.
PS. Axel Savage is MINE.
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This is my first read by this author and what a fantastic start it is.

Firstly the blurb sucked me right in. As soon as I read it I knew I wanted to read this story, I wasn’t disappointed.

Asher was sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He’s had a lot of time to think so when he is released he’s ready to get his revenge. As in book world things don’t as planned.

Charlee is a brilliant character.

If your looking for a well written romantic suspense then I highly recommend this story. Cannot
Amber- Leave Me Alone I'm Reading
Revenge was my first book by this author, and I LOVED it! I devoured it in an afternoon. I seriously could not put it down! It’s gritty, suspenseful, and sexy. The Savage brothers... Gahh!! Swooooooon! I can’t even pick a favorite because I want them all! I can’t wait for more books in this series!
Romaine Heart
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
RH*See full review of Beyond the Covers blog here on Goodreads and check us out on Facebook
Ebony (Eb's Dirty Diary)
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So of course before I start my review I have to say thank you to Christine for this awesome opportunity! I know not everyone gets the chance to receive an ARC and I am so happy that me and my blog were granted the chance at one! Thank you so much and I love you tons babes!

Now, on to the good stuff …

Revenge tells the story of Asher Savage and Charlee Vega, who are both caught up in lives they both never wanted to be a part of, but unfortunate circumstances don’t give them much of a choice. Asher
Sassy Southern
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Detective Asher Savage was married to Lauren and she was pregnant when one night everything changed and Asher found himself in prison for her murder. Now 6 years later he is out of prison and ready to take revenge on the man who framed him for her murder – Diego Vega.
Charlee Vega grew up living with a successful criminal as a father but as much as she loves him, it is not the life that she wants for herself. When she is grabbed one night from a night club she has no idea how far a man will go to
Caitlin Audet
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

In one night Asher Savage went from being the hero he trained hard to be to a monster locked in a cage with no one believing him except his brothers. Six long years have passed, each day bringing more hatred for Asher and a plan forming to get his revenge when finally released. Freedom does come and with that Asher gets to hunt, starting with Charlee Vega, the one who will bring about the destruction of the man who set everything in motion
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

SIx years they stole from me. SIx years I've done my time. SIx years I've waited. SIx years I've heard her screams over and over. No more. It's time to collect. And it's their blood that will be spilled. Asher Savage spent his life protecting the innocent, taking monsters off the streets. He never thought he'd become one. Charlee Vega was a pawn in a game she never playing. And innocent caught up in a
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The blurb totally got me for this book. I have never read anything from this author, but the book was so ANTI-HERO that I had to read it. I mean the main dude was going to be totally broken and ruthless so what girl
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Detective Asher Savage thought he had it all until he came home to have it ripped away from him. He spent 6 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, so when he got out, his whole focus was getting revenge on those who destroyed his life, and it didn't matter who got caught up in the crossfire. Charlee Vega was a college student who tried to stay out of her powerful father's business affairs, until she ended up in the middle of Asher's game of revenge when he took her as a pawn. Now, she ...more
Gemma Pritchard
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book it kept at a steady pace and gripped me from the beginning. Christine Besze is a new author to me and I can tell you after reading this book I shall be reading some more of hers, her storytelling is really good and as I said before moves the story along really nicely.

This book centres around a revenge plot line and I loved it I've read a lot of these types of books and this is up there with my favourites. Asher who is the main guy of the book who is a copper comes home
Heather Whitaker Red Hatter Book Blog
Revenge is a dish best served cold. This book is about getting revenge on all of those who took away everything Asher held near and dear to his heart.
Asher Savage deserves to get his revenge. He had everything he had ever wanted and one night it is cruelly ripped away from him. Asher has had six years to plot and plan just how his revenge is going to happen. Axel and Zane help their brother anyway that they can. This includes helping acquire the beautiful Charlee. Charlee is a college student,
Ga Books LoverX
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was great, plain and simple.

Let's start with the first thing: Asher Savage, what a freaking amazing name for such a strong man with such a huge story. This man started off as a cop, a strong sense of loyalty and right vs wrong. Until the unthinkable happened and he gets framed for a crime he did not commit that not only changed his world, but absolutely wrecked it. Now he is hard and has one goal in mind- Revenge. And he knows just the person to help him be able to do this- Charlee
Jun 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This was my first Christine Besze book.

This was a quick read with a lot of steam. It all starts with Asher wanting revenge for the getting framed for murder. Once he's released from prison, he has a plan to go after the person responsible with the help of his brothers. Once the plan is in place, he finds out that things aren't always what they seem.

I liked this one, but I felt like too many things were skimmed over. The characters personalities were well developed, but the plot needed some work.
Lisa Louise
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Loved this book, i was gripped from the start.

Revenge is all he has thought about for 6 years, nothing else matters to him because he's already lost what he loved the most.
He's got his brothers, his plan and he's determined to see it through no matter what but Charlee stirs something in him he lost a long time ago and things get heated.

Asher is dark and angry but underneath it all he's a good man and very HOT.
Charlee is a little spitfire, she's strong minded and has courage.
Asher and
Bookbytch5 janet Gray
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What does an innocent man do after serving 6 years in jail for some thing he didn't do he gets Revenge on the ones that put him there with the help of his brothers Axel and Zane, Revenge will be his at any cost, Asher kidnaps the mob Boss Vega's daughter Charlee. Things start to get really HOT and Steamy for Asher and Charlee longer there around each other, Making there chemistry explosive.
There twists and turns along the way for them all that have you griped to your seat to be pulled along on
Aurelie Gordio
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
First book from this author and it was a really good one. I can’t wait to read the other book in the series.

The story was really good, the characters very well developed. I loved how they all have their own personalities.

Asher is being a total jerk at first and I really didn’t like him. Ok he wants revenge but the way he does it, it’s not cool. But then with time and how he interacts with Charlee I love him!

Charlee is strong and has some sass that could get herself killed lol but she just can’t
Beyond The Covers Blog
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romaine
For six years ex Detective Asher Savage has been serving time in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Plotting his revenge to take out Diego and his men who murdered his wife and their unborn child.

"..but sometimes a little danger is good for the soul."

When Asher is released from prison his brothers, Axel and Zane, are there to help him seek out his revenge. First order of business is to kidnap Diego's daughter, Chelsee.

"I have the devil’s daughter at my door and it’s time to play."

Chelsee may
Wendy Livingstone
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a new author to me, and I will most certainly be looking out for her work in the future! Asher and Charlee’s story is an emotional roller coaster journey throughout, and is a thrilling suspense story. This is a well written tale which is dark and filled with revenge, suspense, twists, emotion and is a steamy read which had me totally captivated throughout this addictive page turner. I look forward to reading more in this intriguing story and recommend for all readers.
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Romantic-suspense is one of my favorite genres, and Revenge is a great addition to my library! Plenty of twists and turns that keep you thoroughly engaged. An innocent man who served six LONG years, and a former police officer too! Revenge is on the menu when Asher gets out, and Charlee is the paper the Revenge was printed on! OMG, I could not put this book DOWN!
Dawn Foster
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Revenge is the first book by this author that I have read, and I can't wait to read more! I loved following Asher and Charlee's story and loved meeting the Savage brothers. This is definitely the book for someone who loves romantic suspense books.
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Christine Besze is a writer, reader, mother, wife, and lover of all things wine. She lives in her own world of crazy most days, because the voices inside her head hold some great conversation. When she does have to come back to reality and act like an actual grown-up, she spends her time with her handsome hubby Z, their two gorgeous gingers and their mini-herd of German Shepherds. Born in sunny ...more