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Reviving Izabel: In the Company of Killers, Book 2 | [J.A. Redmerski]

Reviving Izabel: In the Company of Killers, Book 2

Determined to live a dark life in the company of the assassin who freed her from bondage, Sarai sets out on her own to settle a score with an evil sadist. Unskilled and untrained in the art of killing, the events that unfold leave her hanging precariously on the edge of death when nothing goes as planned. Sarai's reckless choices send her on a path she knows she can never turn back from and so she presents Victor with an ultimatum: Help her become more like him and give her a fighting chance, or she'll do it alone no matter the consequences.
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Publisher's Summary

Determined to live a dark life in the company of the assassin who freed her from bondage, Sarai sets out on her own to settle a score with an evil sadist. Unskilled and untrained in the art of killing, the events that unfold leave her hanging precariously on the edge of death when nothing goes as planned.

Sarai's reckless choices send her on a path she knows she can never turn back from and so she presents Victor with an ultimatum: Help her become more like him and give her a fighting chance, or she'll do it alone no matter the consequences. Knowing that Sarai cannot become what she wants to be overnight, Victor begins to train her and inevitably their complicated relationship heats up.

As Arthur Hamburg's right-hand man, Willem Stephens, closes in on his crusade to destroy Sarai, she is left with the crushing realization that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. But Sarai, taking on the new and improved role of Izabel Seyfried, still has a set of deadly skills of her own that will prove to be all she needs to secure her place beside Victor.

But there is one test that Izabel must face that has the potential to destroy everything she is working so hard to achieve. One final test that will not only make her question her decision to want this dangerous life, but will make her question everything she has come to trust about Victor Faust.

©2013 J.A. Redmerski (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    kimbacaffeinate 05-22-14 Member Since 2014

    Coffee loving blog owner @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Books , audios, coffee and Dr.Who are my addictions

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    "edge of your seat tale laced with drama, heat and"
    Any additional comments?

    The tale picks up eight months after the final scenes from book one and Sarai is attempting a normal life. The problem; she is not normal. Sarai sets out to even the score and despite all her planning things go seriously wrong. She ends up back with Victor and ooh-la-la these two are on fire together. It is like looking at the sun. Of course, these two cannot just ride off into the sunset and the tale Redmerski takes us on will test them all.The tale shares both Sarai and Victor’s perspectives. Although more chapters are devoted to Sarai, we get inside both of their heads We get to know Victor more and see the incredible impact Sarai has had on him. Sarai is stronger, colder, and more determined than ever to lead the life she wants. These two and the circle they travel in are dark. At times, this is violent, and gritty. Other characters are present such as Victors partner, Fredrik Gustavsson. The man is smexy and unsettling. Victor’s brother while absent most of the tale plays a large roll towards the end. Redmerski holds nothing back as the plots twists and turns. There is drama, secrets and confessions. It was riveting, and I quickly consumed this.I listened to the audio version of Reviving Izabel and Kate Reinders nails the voice of Sarai. She brought Sarai’s thoughts and stone cold attitude to life. She even did an excellent job for Victor. Now comes the not so good part; Stephen Bel Davies did the voice for Victor, and it failed for me on some many levels. I know Victor is cold, has learned to suppress his emotions but the monotone delivery brought none of the Victor I experienced while reading. His voice for Sarai and other characters offered no real distinction. Sadly I am unsure if my rating might have been higher if I had read this or Reinders did the reading solo.The series has won a place for Redmerski among my favorite authors list, and I cannot wait for the release of The Swan & the Jackal, which will share Fredrik Gustavsson story. It is currently availabe in kindle/paper editions but will release on audio June 6th. Narrated By Luke Daniels, Andi Arndt, and Kate Reinders.Fans of dark, intense, action-packed suspense wrapped up with a romance and fleshed out characters need to read this series, STAT. Copy received in exchange for unbiased review.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    sandra 04-19-14
    sandra 04-19-14
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    "good read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Reviving Izabel to be better than the print version?

    didn'read it. only listen to audio book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Izabel, she knew what she wanted and went for it. Wouldn't take no for an answer.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she took care of the fat man. He deserved it the pig.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No but it keep interested until the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't say much for the narrator Stephen Bel Davies. To much of a lisp, but I liked Kate Reinders cool voice for Izabel.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 07-24-14
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 07-24-14 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "If you haven't met Victor Faust..do it now!"

    This is book 2 of In the Company of Killers, it was better than the first and #1 was very good. These characters are assassins and along with murder comes romance and intrigue.
    The writing is wonderful, one of those stories that you can picture in your mind. The narration is good and will grow on you, I kind of like them now. #3 looks great and ready to download now!

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    stephen 05-08-15
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    "No one to care about"

    The characters in this novel are shallow and two-dimensional. The author uses scenes of passion to try to develop the main characters, but this seems more like softcore porn than something that adds to the plot which itself is pretty thin and formulaic. The performance was substandard. Either the author used inappropriate words or the performers misread them. I found the male performer particularly irritating and not fit for the character he was portraying. My most disappointing download to date.

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    Blablabla 01-19-15
    Blablabla 01-19-15

    Avid reader since age of five. I also review books on Amazon and Goodreads, but decided to finally put some of my reviews here too.

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    "Great sequel to Killing Sarai!"
    Where does Reviving Izabel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's as good as others book purchased here.


    What other book might you compare Reviving Izabel to and why?

    This book actually reminds me to TV series Nikita I used to watch, because of similar theme.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Bel Davies and Kate Reinders – was your favorite?

    Izabel, I loved the character development.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I love the last line: I feel perfectly safe in the company of killers. Sounds like a great tag line.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy Vorwerk 01-17-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Another winner!"

    This book was just as good as the first. I love this series! I need more words - it was great!

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    Erica Nicole BRENTWOOD, CA United States 01-09-15
    Erica Nicole BRENTWOOD, CA United States 01-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "To was better then expected."

    Sarai was a bit whiny but it was good overall. I like how it's cut throat and sexual all at the same time.

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    Bewaji Lubbock, TX. USA 11-12-14
    Bewaji Lubbock, TX. USA 11-12-14 Member Since 2015

    Bewaji

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    Where does Reviving Izabel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top five. It is riveting, gritty and raw. I love to see Victor unraveled literarily when he thought Sarai was going to leave him.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationship between Sarai and Victor. They both deserve a break.


    What does Stephen Bel Davies and Kate Reinders bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The various edgy points in the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Arlington, TX, United States 10-21-14
    Amazon Customer Arlington, TX, United States 10-21-14 Member Since 2015

    I'M NOT PERFECT BUT I AM A LIMITED ADDITION!

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    "On edge awesome read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Action suspense thriller an over all great series to the 1st book


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he confessed his love to her


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not extreme but great ending


    Any additional comments?

    Ready for book 3

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    Nikki overland park, KS, United States 07-31-14
    Nikki overland park, KS, United States 07-31-14 Member Since 2011
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    I liked the twists in this book. I think I liked the first book better but I did like how this book brought everything together. I really love all the characters

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