by Misty Evans
As the premier political spin-doctor in the U.S., Fallyn Pasche can fix any problem–except her own. Her twin sister, Heather, a United States Senator, has been murdered, her father is barely speaking to her, and someone is after coded files Heather hid in a private safe. In order to decode the files and figure out what happened to her twin, Fallyn turns to the Justice Team. What she doesn’t expect is the sexy bodyguard who shows up needing a little personal fixing of his own.
Tony Gerard sees failure every time he looks in the mirror. The former Supreme Court police officer lives with the knowledge that the Chief Justice—a man who was like a father to him—died on his watch. Now he’s sure he can’t protect anyone. When his first assignment for the Justice Team lands him in the media spotlight, working side-by-side with the country’s foremost political fixer, Tony wants to run the other way. But Fallyn’s devil-may-care attitude and tantalizing beauty bring out all of his protective instincts.
As Fallyn and Tony peel back the layers of a government scandal that threatens to bring down the most powerful man in the world, sparks fly along with the intoxicating danger. Desire and passion escalate with their perilous search for the truth as they find relief in each other’s arms from their respective demons. When an unexpected enemy puts Fallyn’s life on the line, Tony is forced to face his own failures in order to help her conquer hers. But will he once again fail to protect someone he loves?
I love this series! Un-putdownable suspense, great characters, witty dialogue, and pretty darn sexy romance–every book’s got ’em. Fingers crossed that Ms. Evans and Ms. Giordano have plans for many, many more!
I was so happy to see Tony was getting his own story–he didn’t have a big part in book 3 (Exposing Justice), but if anyone deserved to get his mojo back and get an HEA, it’s him. I loved him and Fallyn together; even when they were driving each other crazy (or is it especially when they were driving each other crazy?) their story was so much fun to read.
The mystery/suspense part of the book is well written, and will keep you turning the pages to see what is going to happen next. There were many twists that I wasn’t expecting along the way, which makes reading a romantic suspense story all the more fun.
I also loved seeing past series characters again–even Syd and Grey’s (Stealing Justice) cupcakes were back for an encore performance! 😉 If this is your first Justice Team book, though, don’t worry–it would work just fine as a standalone too. (But seriously, you’re going to want to read the rest of the series, and soon. Did I mention how much I love them all? Yes?)
Please, Ms. Evans and Ms. Giordano, say you’re going to give us a lot more Justice Team books!
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.