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Published August 30th 2021
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Meredith, the expert at evil scheming
"It’ll be very interesting to see how he copes, now the shoe’s on the other foot."


👀👀👀👀👀 Well, that was wild.

Full review to come

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Genre: Dark Romance
Type: Book 4 of Twisted, Dark and Deadly series
POV: First Person - Multiple

After being tortured at the hands of Adrien Dumortier, Melinda Leader looked forward to having her own revenge on him. With James and Lois Leverett roped in, things might just end up getting out of hands.

Let me just start by saying I hope Mel will die lol! I have never been a fan of her, and am a little worried about where the story is going. Maybe it’s because I’m protective of Adie, but I t
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Continuing without interruption in the timeline, Adrien “Adie” Dumortier is the focus of Melinda "Mel" Leader’s retaliation. Held captive, it is Mel's aim to humiliate and torture Adie. Though Adie is well versed in pain, Mel is equally up to the task and what ensues is a battle that neither may win.

“If you break me, not when, I’ll be so fucking broken you won’t be able to play with me anymore.”

Going into this book, I had some expectations of what was to happen and it was certainly deli
Sep 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Adrien “Adie” Dumortier is finally captured by his greatest enemy Melinda “Mel” Leader and she isn’t going to be gentle or sweet. Mel hasn’t forgiven what Adie did to her-tormenting and torturing her being bound, unable to fight him off. Now, the shoe is on the other foot and Adie is now in Mel’s grasp. Mel is going to do the exact same to Adie, but on a much more horrific scale. As Mel punishes Adie with each treatment getting worse and worse. Adie intrigues her bringing her to the heights of p ...more
Suze Prescot
Aug 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Wow! I had no idea what to expect from this book, boy was I surprised! Presumably if you have read other books in this series, you will be prepared for the catalogue of cruel and unusual punishment faced by the 'hero'. The biggest surprise is how funny it is, (aside from a distressing account from Mel's youth). If you can stomach the sadistic violence meted out, this is an enjoyable read. ...more
Aug 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I'm still digesting that ending! Spoiler alert! It ends with a big cliffhanger!

If Melinda was grating on my nerves i just hated her here!
Yes, Adie did horrible things!
Yes, he need to be punished!
Yes, she was every right to get even, but i really think that she took it to far!

The diference between Adie and Mel, is that Adie (in my POV) just went to extremes when he was pushed by her! By her stubbornness, for her blatant "disrespect"! Had she played the "part" she was there to play (the naiv
Brenda Moser
Aug 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a dark and twisted story with a cast of strong characters. It's the fourth book in the series and certainly lives up to it's title name. The author does a fantastic job painting her scenes with her detailed and descriptive writing and pulled me in with the intense story line. She does bring a bit of humor and delivers a terrific read. It's fast paced with tons of action and sex but does end in a cliffhanger that has me looking forward to the next book.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of thi
Erin Darnick
Aug 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2021
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Aug 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book is the continuation of Adies story and starts off with him being held hostage by Mel, the one who he had kidnapped previously after thinking she was someone else. I’ve loved Adie since the Secret Agent Series, so this book was actually really hard to get through. I agree, he’s messed up in the past, and he deserved some kind of punishment for that but I feel like Leader went too far. I wanted to cry over how tortured he was. I expected it from his brother in the other series, and he’s ...more
Aug 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Wow,Wow!!!
This one is just plain brutal and I thought C.P. pony books were off the wall this one takes it up more than a notch or two. The back and forth between how each character is thinking is well done. Now perhaps I should feel a bit sorry for Adrien, but he really did not treat Mel very well and what he did to James was not cool but wow the ending bring on the next book as quick as possible I want to know what happens. Yes gang it ends in a cliffhanger. The characters are not likable,
Jessica Head
Sep 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I definitely wouldn't want to meet these people in real life. They are intense! Makes for a "I can't put this down" feeling. I read this book in one sitting, I literally did not want to put it down I was so interested in what was going to happen next. These characters are intense, exciting, and downright funky! Loved this book just as much as the ones before.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
BDSM it's not perse my favorite genre, but this author's writing is so infectious that I enjoy reading her books even tough there is a fair share of cruelty and torture. I even find myself kind of addicted. She writes humorously, and how horrible her characters may act, you still get sympathy for them. Her heroins are strong and her heroes are charming, there is chemistry and witty conversations. In this case, Melinda and Adrien, they are rather sadistic figures. Yet they are made human by descr ...more
Aug 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
***SPOILERS*** (for book 3 - Violent Retaliation)

Vicious Retaliation is the 4th book in C P Mandara's Twisted, Dark and Deadly series - featuring our favourite dark romance foursome of Adie, Mel, James and Lois, all of whom are assassins/secret agents. Its necessary to read the previous books in the series to make sense of the story and I'd recommend reading the prior Secret Agent series first if you want the backstory for James, Lois and Adie.

The action starts right where Book 3 left off - Lois
Linda Foley
Aug 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In this book Mel gets her revenge for what Adie did to her. This book is very dark; don't read if you get queasy at what can be sometimes very intense torture. The dark side is perfectly balanced with the interplay between Mel and Adie. The dialogue is delightful, especially Adie's sarcasm and witty responses meant to rile Mel.

C.P. Mandara is extremely talented in letting her characters' personalities drive the story and the interactions between people. Adie- you want to hate him but it's impos
Joy Niemeier
Aug 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
An Eye for an Eye

3.75 stars from me.

This is a continuation from the last book. In this book tables are turned. It's not everyday that I get to read a Dominatrix book and I thoroughly enjoyed it especially if the subbie is Adie.
It was not as exciting as the previous books because what Melinda did to Adie was exactly the same/similar - an eye for an eye.
I love that Adie is learning new fetishes and is embracing his switch nature. I also find it a bit difficult to believe that he being so experienc
Cheryl Drake johnson
Aug 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
James looks for the antidote to the poison and then goes to find his wife, while Mel has kidnapped Adrien and giving him what he gave her. back in spades. Mel is so obsessed with this man she understands that she wants to be with him but she hates him too. She makes James promise to do her a favor and then they will be even. James finds his wife and she tells him that Adrien made her do things and that she didn't want him she wanted her husband and James let her know how he felt and then they we ...more
Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
Well... OK....Yes.......

.......What on earth did I just read?

I can only describe this as James Bond on amphetamine!

Vicious Retaliation is seriously OTT. Not just a little bit either. Massively, hugely, ginormously, utterly and totally, ridiculously pushing the boundaries. And I loved it!!!! In all reality no-one could survive what Mel put Adie through, but that's the beauty of a book - it's completely fictional so anything goes. So long as you're prepared to suspend your sense of reality, then
Aug 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
First I’ll say unfortunately for me I missed the first three books in this series, however, I did read the Special Agent series. Therefore I do understand the darkness and could understand roughly what Adie put Mel through in a previous book. So when Booksprout had this pop up in my email I snatched it up.

Mel is definitely getting her revenge and apparently a lot more. She is one smart and bad woman it seems. Adie deserves everything he gets. James is still the sweetest guy and Lois uugghh I ju
Aug 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Adie is owned a reckoning and Melinda (Mel) is just the woman to give it to him. His past misdeeds have caught up with him, and it's going to be very vicious (so if you don't like violence, torture and some cruel dark romance, this might not be for you). You need to read the previous books to get the most out of the story. I loved the new complexities to this dark, but I can't look away from romance. It's main characters (Adie, Mel, Lois and James) are assassins, and they are a bit broken and tw ...more
Aug 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Melanie leader takes her revenge with Addie by kidnapping him. How far will she go to get revenge on Addie, she will go to the extreme to pay him back for everything that he did to her. James and Lois, Make a show in the book by James’s promise to help Mel with anything that she needs ends up backfiring on him. The ending is not what you think and will keep you on the seat of your chair until the very end. Melanie definitely gets what she’s looking for, but you can tell feelings start to grow be ...more
John Smith
Aug 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was a fantastic read, emotional trauma, revenge, Adrian had a hard time as a child, breaking, then you have Mel at the age of sixteen she was rapped by six wealthy boys and got away with it, so now she cannot look at a man without thinking about what happened with her. Mel wants to kill him for what he done to her and all the other women and then she has multiple orgasms which she never has by a man before her punishment on him is all kink all BDSM.

I received a free copy of this book v
Shirley Holt
Aug 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fabulous - what more can I say. This has been an outstanding series right from the start. This book really lives up to it's name and takes the bounds of possibilities to the absolute max. The characters and what they get up to truly beggars belief but this is fiction after all and is highly entertaining. The storyline is truly twisted and thoroughly absorbing. This one is not to be missed. Action packed and truly viscious retribution.

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Deborah Gile
Aug 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
Well in this episode of Spy vs Spy, we find Mel with the upper hand. As a matter of fact, for once we find both our FMCs with the upper hand. It was refreshing to see Adrian on the receiving end of a female's wrath. Lois gets her own in spite of her husband and gains some knowledge about both Adrian and Mel. Oh wait, I almost forgot! The main plot of this novel: The Computer that everyone wants...Mel has it and there is a plan to take it from her, but that is for next time...

Aug 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th book in the series and I do recommend reading them in order. Mel is out for revenge after what Adie did to her and she knows exactly what she is going to do to get it. Fast-paced dark read with loads of drama, suspense and steam. Great characters, with lots of action and an entertaining and intense read. I loved it!
Kim Equi
Aug 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Adie’s and Mel’s story continues in Vicious Retaliation.

Mel has tasted the brunt of Adie’s torture and now it’s time for Adie to taste that of the one called Leader.
Having now learned Mels true identity, Adie knows he’s in for a rude awakening, how will he get out of the mess he’s now put himself in? Meanwhile, Lois and James find themselves too busy in their next predicament, who will save poor Adie from Leaders wrath?
Sep 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Vicious Retaliation

C.P. Mandara can freaking write stories that captures our hearts. Mel is just looking for revenge, let me tell you, she had very right too! But you still have the chemistry to deal with and this only get better with all that’s going on. A must read!

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Aug 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Jump right in and explore the twisted, depraved world of Mel and Adrien. These two extremely cracked in the head people are all sorts of worlds of crazy. You cannot help but get caught up in their mix of sick payback. I cannot believe how much I want to know more about them.

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Aug 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A story filled with drama, suspense and intrigue. The characters were well crafted and absolutely fascinating. The storyline was equally fascinating. I enjoyed reading this book.

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Aug 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is one viciously mind blowing story. Dark, cruel and so out there in the methods portrayed, it is almost incomprehensible why it is so entertaining to read. You get so caught up in the story you forget the brutality these characters endure. That is truly gifted writing. I am in awe.

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