The Risk by S.T. Abby

The Risk by S.T. Abby
Series: Mindf*ck #1
Published by Self Published on December 1, 2016
Genres: Crime, Romance
Pages: 132
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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They took too much. Left too little. I had nothing to lose...until him. ***************** ~Lana~ I didn't expect him. I didn't want to fall in love. But I can't let him go. Logan Bennett makes the world a safer place. He's brilliant. He's a hero. He locks away the sick and depraved. But while he's saving lives, I'm taking them. Collecting the debts that are owed to me. Ten years ago, they took from me. They left me for dead. They should have made sure I stayed dead. Now I'm taking from them. One name at a time. I've trained for too long. I've been patient. I can't stop now. Revenge is best served cold... They never see me coming, until I paint their walls red. Logan doesn't know how they hurt me. He doesn't know about the screams they ignored. He doesn't know how twisted that town really is. He just knows people are dying. He doesn't know he's in love with their killer. No one suspects a dead girl. And Logan doesn't suspect the girl in his bed. They're looking for a monster. Not a girl who loves red. Not a girl in love. I'm a faceless nightmare. At least until I tell them the story they've pretended never happened. But in the end, will Logan choose them? Or will we watch them burn together? **Graphic **Adult language **Some triggers could be too much for the easily disturbed reader **Sexual content **Fucked up moral compass; read at your own risk.


Who would have thought a book with a cover that looks like it does, a nom de plume of stabby, and the concept of a serial killer falling for an obi profiler would be SO GOOD! The Risk by S.T. Abby was such a good quick read. I’ve already purchased the rest of the series because I need them.

Things move fast. And despite this being a dark romance that starts off with a fucked up concept, it is a pretty breezy read so far. What I mean by this is that, the topic can be heavy, but it moves quickly and doesn’t let you linger. We gloss over development and minutiae, and delve right into the broad strokes we’re here for, if you gather my meaning.

If you’ve read or been a fan of tv show Criminal Minds, then this will ring familiar. Logan feels very Hotchner but with Reed’s youth and Morgan’s sex appeal. I’m loving how quickly and hard he seems to fall for Lana, despite the red flags. His willingness to overlook certain oddities and quirks because he just wants Lana so much (or simply not to be forever alone), his yearning for her and a connection, just hits so right.

Lana herself, amazing. I love her and Jake. I love that she isn’t a damsel in distress. I love that she isn’t a character that holds back and lets men do what she needs to. A lot of dark romances tend to keep the woman vulnerable, submissive. Even when they bill her as hardcore, she still needs saving and can’t get her hands dirty. This is definitely not the case here. I am here for her revenge tour and hope she gets everything.

Do I recommend The Risk by S.T. Abby? Yes, with serious caveats. Obvious content warnings for SA, torture, murder, and homophobia. If any of that triggers, you might not want to pick this up. If you can, and want to see a cat and mouse romance? You’ll love this!


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