Title: Revenge (Slay Quartet #3)
Author: Laurelin Paige
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
Type: Series. Book 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Narration: Dual POV
Primary Characters: Celia & Edward
Source: Courtesy of Author/Publisher – ARC
Book 1 review link –Review:Rivalry (Slay Quartet #1) by Laurelin Paige
Book 2 Review link – Review:Ruin (Slay Quartet #2) by Laurelin Paige
Revenge is the third book in the Slay series. Book starts exactly where book 2 has ended. Celia and Edward arrive back in London after the Island. Finally, they have moved together as a team and as real married couple with revenge still on their agenda. They have decided to work together to bring down the people who has wronged them.
As I had told in my earlier book reviews, Edward was everything what I hoped for, but in this book Celia is more. Initial half of the book, I almost resented Celia thinking she has lost her charm. However, she reinvigorated. I thought she lost all her fight, but she was a kickass. Edward and Celia are perfect for one another. He’s everything she wants and vice versa. The push and pull to get to the heart of who they are together was intriguing. Edward’s ruthlessness, his focus on dominance, his need for control, and his love for Celia along with his own agenda has made him quite determined to get revenge.
As story progresses that we see that it’s not just Celia’s past that needs to be confronted and put to rest, and when Edward’s past comes walking into his present, he’s forced to finally face all he’s fought to avoid, and finally settle all that’s been left unresolved. it was angst-filled, romantic and dramatic intense read.
Secondary characters were good. Liked Camilla, Genny and Hagen. I would love to know more about Hagan at some point. Climax was fast paced and thrilling. Edward literally stole the show in the end, yet Celia made more remarkable decisions.
I look forward to how Edward will deal with Celia’s ultimate bombshell. It will be up to each of them to decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to be happy. Let’s see how their journey goes in Raising. I cannot wait to see what’s there in the final installment.