Rellik by Teresa Mummert

Rellik Bentley is to die for.

He can have any woman he wants and they will do anything to be with him. He uses and abuses them like drugs and tosses them out with the trash. The only thing he gives a f*ck about is his music. That is, until Ella Leighton walks into his life and stumbles upon one of his darkest secrets. In the midst of doing damage control, he begins to obsess over the mysterious woman who wants absolutely nothing to do with him.
Rellik won’t take no for an answer.

Full length (stand-alone) novel with bonus sample of Pretty Little Things.

My Thoughts:

For those of you who have never read a Teresa Mummert book, I highly recommend Rellik. This is definitely NOT your average love story. This is a story about two dysfunctional people and their imperfectly perfect love.  Ryder “Rellik” Bentley and Mikaella “Ella” Lighten were the epitome of two jacked up souls. But as fate would have it, those two souls found each other after enduring loss,  disappointment, and abuse…and made something tragically sweet together. Rellik is the perfect anti-hero. You don’t want to like him because of his seemingly callous manner but you just can’t help yourself.  He is a good guy in the most heinous of ways. He has killed and makes no apologies for his actions. I actually cheered for each person he rendered his own brand of justice upon.  *Gasp*…I know.  Cheering for a killer. How dare I, right?!?!  But don’t judge me too quickly. Just read the story and you’ll definitely understand. His actions were justified in the most dysfunctional way.  That is what you need to keep in mind when readingRellik. The characters in this story do not operate the way you THINK they should but boy do they capture your attention and heart. And let’s not forget Ms. Ella. She was just as screwed up as Rellik. Life had really dealt her some craptastic blows but she kept on moving until she was able to see justice served to those who should have protected her but hurt her or allowed her to be hurt. She was let down by everyone and everything except Rellik. Her dark knight.

I absolutely loved the twists and turns that Mummert took in the story.  It was intriguing and raw and captures your attention from the very beginning.  Her stories always infuse a bit of “ugly” in them but the end of the story always yields a beautiful mess. The characters are not perfect at the end,  as was the case in Rellik, but they are perfect for one another.

I hope that we will see stories about Trigger, Hangman, and Phantom soon. They were also imperfect.  Very much so.  But they were perfect friends for Rellik and they had his back when it counted. I want to know more about them and what makes them tick.  Write faster Teresa. Write faster! 🙂

If you enjoy romance with a bite,  I highly recommend Rellik.

Ratings Detail:

Rating for male protagonist: 5★
Rating for female protagonist: 5★
Rating for secondary characters: 5★
Plot Viability: 4★
General Storyline: 5★
Story Ending: 5★
Ease of Reading: 5★
Heat Level: 4★

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