Lovely Trigger : Tristan & Danika

  • by R.K. Lilley
  • Narrated by Chris Ruen, Sarah Naughton
  • Series: Tristan & Danika
  • 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Impact
Tristan hit rock bottom, and no one felt the impact harder than Danika. She was forced to see, in the most brutal of ways, that love does not conquer all. Bruised, bloody, and broken, she had to walk away.
The Aftermath
Picking up the pieces of your life after a tragedy is a daunting prospect, and that's considering you still own all of the pieces. But what if you don't? What if someone else owns those pieces, and those pieces are a part of your soul? You dig deep and work with what you've got. That's what Danika told herself and believed, every single day, for years. Tristan and Danika's love had failed every test that life had thrown at them. She couldn't forget that, not for one second. And if those tests had been overly harsh, well, she wasn't one to wallow in self-pity. The failure was the thing she had to focus on. The failure was the lesson. She had no intention of working so hard to make it out of hell without learning that lesson well.
The Reunion
Over six years after the night that changed everything, Danika finds herself forced to spend the weekend constantly in Tristan's company, as they attend the wedding of two of their dearest friends. It's been long enough that she feels they can be friendly again without it destroying her peace of mind, but just a small amount of time in his presence has her remembering something she had forced herself to forget: There'd been a reason she'd gone through hell with this man, for this man, some true good to precede the bad. She shocks herself by quickly giving in to a hunger that she never imagined could still consume her. Even the best intentioned denial has a breaking point.
This book is intended for readers 18 and up.

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Outstanding Conclusion Just WOW!!

Tristan and Danika's series is a spin-off of the Up In The Air books. But I have to say, these books are my favorite. Tristan and Danika's story has been a tumultuous ride... sweet, and angsty and slow building in the first book, tragic and heartbreaking and raw in the second. All things I absolutely crave when reading any good romance.

But the third... the third book, Lovely Trigger is perfect because it's all of those things. It's painful and angst ridden, slow building and so drawn out. It's laugh out loud funny, and heartrendingly sad.

The very first page brought me right back to the painful ending of Rock Bottom. From the very first page, I felt like a tiny fist reached into my chest, grabbed hold of my heart and squeezed. And it didn't let up the entire way through.

Danika and Tristan are very different from the characters we last saw in Rock Bottom. Tristan had literally hit rock bottom in his addiction. Danika had lost everything she held dear, her relationship with Tristan and all of the dreams she had for her future. So when we meet them again in Lovely Trigger, they are both shells of who they once were, having lived without each other for years, but they've also grown significantly, no longer the young kids in love they had once been.

When I say this book is perfection, I'm not lying. For a listener like me, who loves the angst and pain as much, if not more, as I love the sweet sexy romance, this book fed my habit.... it gave me everything I was craving and so much more. I love a happy ending, but I never want to be certain that I'm getting one. This couple had been through so much, their story is one of the most tumultuous, heartbreaking, ill fated romances I've ever read. But I still had hope for them. And this grand finale gave me everything I hoped for. The build and the sexual tension were perfection... giving me a little taste of what I craved before snatching it away.

There seems to be a "curse of the third books" in so many series lately. Maybe it's the waiting game, maybe it's the high expectations set on the final installment in a series, I don't know. But third books tend to be a huge letdown all too often. RK Lilley has beat the curse with this story. It gave me exactly what a third installment should give a reader... I was flooded with memories from the other books, never forgetting where it all began, how rough the ride really was. The characters stayed true to who they had always been, but they were given new life in this final book, showing how well developed they are, and how they've grown. The momentum was perfect from the first word of the first book to the last word of the last. The angst and the drama and the curve-balls in the plot were believable and perfectly placed in the story. And I was given the ending I'd hoped for, but it was never assumed, never predictable. I had to grovel for it, and I love that. This entire series is a MUST. It's a drop everything else and bump to the top of your list kind of series. I loved every minute of it.
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The last book Blew my Mind And Soul... I thought there was no way back for these two. My emotions were set at High buy with R.K. Lilley's writing skills i began to believe in Hope... Tristan hit rock bottom, and no one felt the impact harder than Danika. She was forced to see, in the most brutal of ways, that love does not conquer all. Bruised, bloody, and broken she had to walk away... Tristan and Danika’s love had failed every test that life had thrown at them. She couldn't forget that, not for one second. And if those tests had been overly harsh, well, she wasn't one to wallow in self-pity. The failure was the thing she had to focus on. The failure was the lesson. She had no intention of working so hard to make it out of hell without learning that lesson well.

SPOILER ALERT - Over six years after the night that changed everything, Danika finds herself forced to spend the weekend constantly in Tristan’s company, as they attend the wedding of two of their dearest friends. It’s been long enough that she feels they can be friendly again without it destroying her peace of mind, but just a small amount of time in his presence has her remembering something she had forced herself to forget: There’d been a reason she’d gone through hell with this man, for this man, some true good to precede the bad... She shocks herself by quickly giving in to a hunger that she never imagined could still consume her... Even the best intentional denial has a breaking point.


R.K. Lilley is one of my “I will buy everything she publishes” authors. She creates characters that stay with you and move you. Characters so flawed yet so perfect. Tristan Vega is a royal mess, of epic proportions. However, beneath the mess is a man that you just want to win and thrive. A man that, when healed would be any woman’s ideal. He is strong, he is sweet, he is a bit territorial, he’s all those things that make a woman tingle in all the right places... :)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-16-2014
  • Publisher: R K Lilley LLC