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Deadly Retaliation

(Twisted, Dark and Deadly #1)

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My name is Adrien Dumortier. My best friend, James Leveritt, has just married the woman I love. That’s not the worst of it. She’s also pregnant with his child. To be fair, the man thinks I’m dead. He was supposed to rescue me from the clasps of my brother, but turned up ten minutes late, so had I not managed to get rid of the bomb that was strapped to my waist, I would now ...more
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Published September 23rd 2020
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3.75 ★



Adrien “Adie” Dumortier is a trained operative who also has other well-honed skills that pad his sadistic resume. After being left for dead by his best friend, Adie is seeking revenge and will not stop until he succeeds. With conflicting and hidden interests at play, Adie’s mission is fraught with the potential for a disaster.

“Whoever said men couldn’t multi-task had never met a deranged assassin with a taste for revenge.”

From reading the Special Agent series, I was very familiar with
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Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
Kaboom! Adie Dumortier is back, and he's definitely taking prisoners.


Conversation is highly overrated, I'm allergic to feelings, and she can have whatever opinion she likes as long as she doesn't feel the need to share it with me. Generally, she's gagged, though, so it isn't a big problem. Fifty Shades of Grey wasn't completely terrible, but Grey was way too normal and a bit insipid for my tastes.


If you've read the author's Special Agent Novel series then it's very likely that you will alrea
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warhawke
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Type: Book 1 of Twisted, Dark and Deadly series
POV: First Person – Multiple
Rating:
3.75 stars



If there‘s one thing Adrien Dumortier was good at, it was to stay alive. After being betrayed by people he cared about, he was out to settle the scores. But he might not be the only one with a plan.



I loved Adie in the Special Agent series, and I’m happy that he’s getting his own spotlight in this one. He certainly hogged it, endearingly full of himself lol! A new female c
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C.P. Mandara
Sep 26, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Deadly Retaliation is one of the easiest books I've ever written. I loved being back with Adie so much. He's almost the perfect antihero. He's full of himself, he's cocky, he's the sexiest thing on two legs, and he's sarcastic as hell. My favourite kind of man ;)

I can't believe this all started with Sparks, which then morphed into a six book series - and yikes - it's still going!

Anyway, this will be another dark romance series, but as of yet, I couldn't tell you how many books there will be. Kn
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E.J. Frost
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Delicious evil

What a cast of characters! Assassins, heads of covert ops, restaurateurs who know you have a mouthful of panties - they’re all here. Brought together for wickedness and laughs, and there’s plenty of both. If you thought James Bond was witty and sexy, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
The cliffie is utterly evil, just like Adrian, it will have you on edge until the next book is out. Can’t wait!
Highly recommended.
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My name is Adrien Dumortier. My best friend, James Leveritt, has just married the woman I love. That’s not the worst of it. She’s also pregnant with his child. To be fair, the man thinks I’m dead. He was supposed to rescue me from the clasps of my brother, but turned up ten minutes late, so had I not managed to get rid of the bomb that was strapped to my waist, I would now be dead. Thankfully, I am more
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juliet taylor
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OK AIDE IS BACK!!!!!!!

Aide is alive and well and looking for revenge Mr hottie dark and deadly is back🔥🔥🔥 its great learning more about miss Sharkey and the new assassin ledger (Mel) But we need more !!!!!!! A whole lot more and soon please 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟+ Miss Mandara I'm loving it
Lilian Roberts
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Christina Madara is one of my favorite writers. Her style is amazing the stories are sizzling hot and the plot always exciting and thrilling. Deadly Retaliation for me is her best yet.

Adrien Dumortier is hot, handsome and in this novel full of desire for hot scenes and revenge. The last book left us thinking that he would die in his brother’s hands, but Andie escaped the bomb his brother strapped on his chest just in time and now he is back filled with anger and hungry for pay back. He thinks th
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Sherry
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you have read Sparks you have meet Adie and such a wonderful twisted soul we have here, I was heartbroken when I thought we might have heard the last of Adie in the explosion. But he is back and bad as ever.
I can't believe how much I love this new series featuring Adie, I also can't believe how much of a comedic slant Christina has added to it that has cracked me up a few times. Oh, Adie to be your prisoner....😒 hmmm...maybe not. I am not going to give away the fantastic plot that is going o
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Elizabeth
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the Special Agent series and it is great to read about Adie. Adie is a self confessed sociopath, he is cruel, self aware, very, very clever and funny. However, he is on a mission to get back at James and steal Lois. I have to say I was a little confused with the names but it is all clarified at the end. I had to laugh at Adie’s inner voice much of the time, but be warned while amusing it is dark and sinister the further the story evolves and the tension rises towards the end of ...more
Tara Conrad
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
HOLY HOTNESS! Mandara has taken over as mmt favorite author. I was devastated when the bomb went off thinking we lost Adie, but he's back. Watch out James and Lous because Adie is on his way. Adie has to be one of the darkest, creative, cunning, and spectacular character out there. Getting a look into his mind, which is of course all about sex, was fantastic. This book takes you on quite a ride. And did I mention there's a lot of sex? I'm dying to give away all the juicy details, but I can't. Gr ...more
Saskia
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you have read and loved the Secret Agents series then this is a must read. It is all about Adie and what happens after that explosive ending of the Secret Agent series.

Adie is in all his unapologetic glory. He is true to himself in every way. There are a lot of great, funny, sassy, sexy conversations between the characters. It made me laugh. There is also a lot of action going on, so you will be flipping page after page to find out what will happen next.

I can’t wait for the next book.
Eliza
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The antihero is like a smooth sexy Bond villain gone even farther off to the dark side
Only unlike the movies this series is not pg it’s totally scorching hot and takes the reader on a rollercoaster of suspense, thriller scenes and eroticism, a ride that never lets up
There is more to come the end is left wide open, making you wonder what happens next
A series well worth following if you are into dark kinky books

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a revie
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MichelleLuc
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Getting darker

Well, this will be a very interesting ride. Ohhhh Adie you beautiful twisted soul. I cannot wait for the next book to see what will happen to these badass assassins!!
Tracy Atkins
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic read

Ms mandara i do wish you would release a book a week not i month i can never get enough of your books i still love adie im hopeing hes met his louis in leader
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Oct 19, 2020 marked it as to-read
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My name is Adrien Dumortier. My best friend, James Leveritt, has just married the woman I love. That’s not the worst of it. She’s also pregnant with his child. To be fair, the man thinks I’m dead. He was supposed to rescue me from the clasps of my brother, but turned up ten minutes late, so had I not managed to get rid of the bomb that was strapped to my waist, I would now be dead. Thankfully, I am more
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Deborah Gile
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy Crap! This was a really funny book. I did not really expect it to be funny.....I have read this author before, and while I did expect to be inundated with jaw dropping, pant and bite your fingernails action and "personal" danger, I did not expect to laugh so much. I still laugh when I picture Elizabeth on a rented bicycle trying desperately to get to work on time.... Now, of course, I am cursing. Mostly because this one ends on a cliffhanger. Not a gentle "Come back and read the second book ...more
Mei
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 stars. I feel so misled about this book. Yes, Adie is getting revenge by kidnapping James’ sister because James stole Lois from him. Coupled with various typos throughout, the majority of the book was about Adie’s need to get the better of his boss, Elizabeth Sharkey as he is being ridiculed in the office by his boss and colleagues over his failure to beat his counterpart assassin, Melanie Leader at each mission he is given. Just as we are about to see if James will confront Adie, the book ...more
Kelly
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story was an eclectic mix of dark and erotic as well as sassiness and sarcasm.
I have not read the Sparks series yet and felt like I was missing something, through no fault of C.P. Mandara, as she did a wonderful job in letting the reader know about Adie and his antics through her words.
This story was really good.
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