Save Me from Dangerous Men (Nikki Griffin, #1) by S.A. Lelchuk

Save Me from Dangerous Men (Nikki Griffin, #1)

Nikki Griffin isn't your typical private investigator. In her office above her bookstore’s shelves and stacks, where she luxuriates in books and the comfort they provide, she also tracks certain men. Dangerous men. Men who have hurt the women they claim to love. And Nikki likes to teach those men a lesson, to teach them what it feels like to be hurt and helpless, so she can be sure that their victims are safe from them forever.When a regular PI...

Details Save Me from Dangerous Men (Nikki Griffin, #1)

TitleSave Me from Dangerous Men (Nikki Griffin, #1)
Release DateMar 19th, 2019
PublisherFlatiron Books
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Suspense

Reviews Save Me from Dangerous Men (Nikki Griffin, #1)

  • Paromjit
    I am not sure if I love the title of SA Lelchuk's all action debut thriller, but I found it a pulse pounding, tense and thrilling read. For a start, the central character of Nikki Griffin is so compelling with her heartbreaking personal history. It is this background that has made her what she is today, a kick ass woman who will do whatever it takes below the radar to ensure that abused women gain safety and receive justice, a justice that Nikki ...
  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
    I was so set to love Nikki and her double life... bookseller by day, badass PI and righter of wrongs by night, but this book was just OK for me. Sometimes it's so obvious (and not in a good way) when a male author tries to write a female character... this was definitely one of those times. All the characters needed flushed out more. I love Ethan, give me more of him. Nikki has potential, so does Jess. I just need more. I want more about their bac...
  • Fiona
    Save Me from Dangerous Men is S.A. Lelchuck's debut novel, and while I had a couple of quibbles with it, for the most part we got along very well.Nikki Griffin, our heroine, is cool, edgy, and in the tradition of all the best detectives, deeply, deeply troubled. She's got a penchant for motorcycles, leather, weapons, and books, as well as a fiercely protective side and the skills to back up the trouble her mouth gets her into. Between running a b...
  • Perry
    Intriguing female detective and an interesting, relatively credible backstory. Yet, this modern detective thriller suspense novel, with its early promise, ultimately faces the dreadful predicament of predictability as well as what seemed to me a few too many implausible jumps and gaps in time.I am still searching for depth, cunning and precision in the modern detective novel. I am beginning to wonder if the combo is nearly extinct besides Harry B...
  • Melanie
    Save Me from Dangerous Men was an outstanding read with an excellent main character and an engrossing mystery.Nikki Griffin doesn’t usually take normal PI jobs, but instead focuses on tracking dangerous men who hurt the women they love and teaching them what it’s like to be hurt. Nikki’s goal is to ensure her clients are free from their abusers forever and Nikki is very good at her job. After she is offered a large cash payment to follow a ...
  • Nancy McFarlane
    Move over Jack Reacher, Nikki Griffin is on the job. Like Reacher, Nikki doesn’t go looking for trouble. She owns a bookstore and loves to help customers find just the right book and loves to banter about book trivia with the groups that meet at her store. However, she has a dark past and can’t just stand by and watch women be abused when she is smart enough, strong enough and fierce enough to convince the men in their lives that she is their...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Opening chapter has Nikki being a pool shark and I was loving EVERY SINGLE BIT OF IT. As a woman who has competed in pool and has gone through that gambit of men being dicks until they realize you can play... well, let's just say that this scene was very realistic and I loved seeing it come to life on these pages.I was captured from the very beginning and this was quite the ride. Nikki is damaged and has a pretty terrible past that led her to hel...
  • Laura Rash
    Well Nikki might be my favorite new badass! Quite the well rounded woman between her love for books, people, her brother and struggling women! This is going to be an excellent series that will have women cheering Nikki on!
  • Kathleen
    Yay! A really great new female character that totally kicks butt! I am hoping Nikki Griffin has the staying power to show up in many more novels. She is a great character with a very dark past who is living her best life but also dealing with that dark past in very dark ways. Condonable ways? I'm not so sure. But, entertaining ways? Definitely! I found this book to be a very compelling read and really couldn't get through it fast enough to satisf...
  • Rachel
    What a cool book! I received an advance reading copy from the publisher. The back cover likens the protagonist to Jessica Jones and Lisbeth Salander, and it's a fair comparison. What I loved, though, is that this book was not quite as dark as either of those stories. It's got some heavy content, but enough levity to keep it moving, and it moves at a pretty good clip--I never wanted to stop! Would have read it all in one sitting if my schedule had...
  • Anne
    Wildest ride ever! Female PI Nikki Griffin is a hardboiled, kick-ass, take-no-prisoners woman who has been compared to Jack Reacher and Lisbeth Salander. From the first page, we see her lure in an unsuspecting abuser whom she then teaches a valuable lesson after putting him in the emergency room. I knew I was going to love this novel when I realized she was a vengeance with which to be reckoned. Fortunately, she has a heart as well, and as the bo...
  • Donna Hines
    Nikki is tracking dangerous men and they got more than they bargained for because she's a PI who knows how to get revenge.Nikki must now break cover in tailing PI Karen as the stakes couldn't be any higher for the two ladies.Now Nikki isn't just solving a case she's become the case and is literally fighting for her life.Right the wrongs and take no prisoners this one will surely keep you in panic mode.Thank you to SA Lelchuk, the publisher, NetGa...
  • Heather Fineisen
    Nicki Griffith has a lot going for her in Lelchuk' s introduction to the character. She owns a bookstore. She enjoys literary banter. She helps women who need help. She is a bad ass. A strong, vigilante type female investigator when she's not managing her bookstore, you can't help but root for her. Many good action scenes although the plot has some holes.Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley
  • Jillian Moreno
    Exactly what I needed right now. A Jessica Jones type of character kicking the crap out of men who deserve it, and a twisty turny corporate espionage tale winding through it all.Nothing really new, but it’s a fun ride. Already waiting for #2.
  • Janet Newport
    Thank you NetGalley and Flatiron Books for this arc.Please buckle your seat belts and make sure your tray tables are in their upright position... "Cause this is one wild ride! Other reviewers have compared Nikki Griffin to Jack Reacher and/or Lisbeth Salander. She is also described as kickass. My interest was piqued. Hyperbolic over-hype? I had to read it to find out. I was not disappointed.Nikki is a great character, unreal sense of personal res...
  • Teresa Lavender
    I won this here on goodreads. At first I thought it was a self-help book, and I thought - OMG - how did you know? Then I started reading it, and was taken on a surprisingly incredible ride! I read a LOT of books. This was not a quick read - you really could not skim any of it or you would miss a crucial piece to the puzzle. I enjoyed every page of this story. Often on the edge of my seat, eyes blurring because I needed to fall asleep. but also ne...
  • Erin Jackson
    Now I will add Save Me From Dangerous Men by S.A. Lelchuk as another one of my favorite books of 2019. There are only two days left in this year by the way. This is the author’s debut novel so, of course I am not familiar with his previous work. I knew from the title that clearly the protagonist was going to be dealing with some dangerous men. The thing is Nikki Griffin does not need to be saved. She can definitely hold her own. Her bread and b...
  • Laverne M
    So- I love the title. And the concept- used bookseller also goes after violent men that hurt women. I did finish. I put it down several times because of some things I did not like. Nikki was perfect 10 motorcycle riding gin drinking, knows every mystery writer & old movies. While set in Bay Area, seemed a bit noir cliche. In fact when she later talks about making herself fantasy to trip up certain men, I thought this writer was doing just that wi...
  • Nicole
    Thank you to Flatiron Books and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for my honest thoughts.This started as a 5 star that fell a bit into the 4 star category; I'll settle for a 4.5 star final rating.There's so much I love about this book. The novel starts out with a woman who owns a bookshop and, on the side, is a private investigator--and on the side-side, helps abused women escape their partners. She does this in a very unique way. She beats the cr...
  • La Femme Readers
    Bookstore owner by day, private investigator by night, Nikki is one bad to the bone female you will not want to mess with! Her fierce and sassy personality had such an impact on me, that I couldn't get enough of her. With her good looks, fearless attitude and kick ass fighting moves, she reminded me of a woman version of The Punisher. Nikki's clients needed protection from dangerous men, and I couldn't think of a better character to teach these s...
  • Audrey
    3.5 Stars.This is a solid entry into the thriller genre. Nikki is a smart but human main character with an interesting and complicated background. The way her backstory unfolded throughout the narrative was well done. She’s a bookstore owner by day and a private investigator on the side.My big nit is her as a bookstore owner. I love the idea that she loves to read and she has a tendency to buy and own as many books as she can leading to the nat...
  • Janet Lynch
    I’m not really sure how I felt about this book which is sure to become the first in a series. The main character, Nikki Griffin, is a cross between Jack Reacher and Lisbeth Salander. In other words, she is a bad ass who stands up for the downtrodden. Mainly women who have been abused. She owns a bookstore but does PI work on the side, along with her vigilante work. Some things annoyed me about the book. She was almost too smart. She put herself...
  • Julie Daniels
    This was so so very good! I seriously could NOT put this one down. And I fell in love with Nikki Griffin from page one. I've never read many Thrillers because I always worried there wouldn't be any likable characters and I need likable characters in books. S. A. Lelchuk showed me that Thrillers can have likable- scratch that- lovable characters. I think I was just ignorant to what Thrillers have to offer and now I'm excited to delve more into the...
  • Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
    Thank you Flatiron Books for gifting me a copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.I rate this book a 4 out of 5 Stars.I loved Nikki! I want her to be my BFF. I loved every twist and turn in this book. I love that they featured a tough, smart, badass of a chick, who wasn’t afraid of anything, and always took matters into her own hands. I also that she was written with a softer side.I enjoyed this book, found i...
  • Annie
    Series opener Save Me From Dangerous Men, by S.A. Lelchuk, is a wild run. I almost put it down a few times at the beginning because I found some aspects of protagonist Nikki Griffin highly implausible. But I kept going because, sometimes you need something that’s both thrilling and a little bit goofy...Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, for review consideration.
  • Tracy
    Thank you so much for the ARC Copy of “Save Me From Dangerous Men!” Nikki is a tough, smart, beautiful and resourceful bookstore owner, and delves out Justice for abused women as a side job. She gets mixed up in something much bigger than she has faced in the past and what follows is a high-intensity mystery filled with thrills and intrigue.I’m in for this series, and cannot wait for book #2!Highly recommend!
  • Janet Hutchinson
    So good. Nikki is a dangerous woman when antagonized. And she looks for justice, and gives it in spades. But by day, she owns a used bookstore. And knows her stuff. I felt like some of the characters (including her to be honest) needed further development. And lo and behold, this is #1 in a series.