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Title: Beautiful Killer 
Series: Lawless Kings #3
Author: Sherilee Gray
Publisher: Swerve
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Rating: 4/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

She’s wanted a big family ever since her distant father and cold stepfamily isolated her from affection. He’s an ex-SEAL sniper with PTSD.

Too bad she’s been told she can never have children, never have a family of her own.

Too bad he’s shut off his heart from love.

What do you do when one secret could bring you ultimate happiness…or destroy everything you hold close?

Beautiful Killer is an intense, ultra-sexy standalone novel set in the world of the Lawless Kings. Sherilee Gray’s raw, deeply-emotional voice will leave you breathless long after the last page.


Sherilee Gray has a way with her characterizations ensuring that the happiness of the characters in question becomes your number one priority. Her characters are flawed, realistic and endearing, prepare to have your heartstrings tugged.

Beautiful Killer centers around two strangers who take refuge in each other for one night but fate has other plans for them when Sunny needs help from the King Agency. Both have a lot of emotional damage and barriers from their life experiences preventing them from connecting on a deeper level.

Zeke is ex-military, a sniper who has seen and done things no-one should have to deal with. Following his discharge and subsequent personal revelations, Zeke has disassociated himself from his family, his hometown and even those he worked with on a daily basis. Struggling to cope mentally and emotionally Zeke is on the edge (literally and metaphorically).

Sunny has her own problems coping with abandonment/attachment issues stemming from the loss of her mother at a very young age and them the ostracization she endured from her father’s new wife and daughter. She grew up very lonely and tends to isolate herself as a result. Training herself to never hope for more, she accepts Zeke as is without a promise of more in the future.

There are thriller elements within the plot adding tension to the story and providing the basis to weave plot threads together in a unique fashion.

Ultimately, it is the characters that shine within Beautiful Killer, the events forcing them to confront aspects of themselves that are preventing them from achieving happiness in their future. It also shows that everything happens for a reason ♥