Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Amy's 3.5 star ARC Review of Justice (Bad Boys of X-Ops 2) by Rie Warren

Fight to win.
Fight to survive.
Fight for love?

Let’s face it. I’ve got a bad rep with the ladies. I’m a rough-talking, smooth-loving, international playboy—yeah right, whatever—and an X-Ops specialist. Sure, I’m hiding a secret or two. Who isn’t? That’s the least of my concerns when I’m called in to lead an infiltrate-and-retrieve mission. 

I’ve got my head in the game—the one firmly attached to my shoulders. An American embassy overseas is under siege, and I’m expecting to rescue the ambassador and his daughter, a stereotypical geeky damsel in distress, Matilda Lawless

Caught in the crossfire between explosive danger and wild desire, I’m in for the shock of my life. 

I’m not looking for any man to save me. I’m pretty damn capable of taking care of myself, thank you very much. I have a successful career and was practically born and bred on a gun range, even if I can’t bake a perfect biscuit to save my life like a good southern woman should. 

But there’s just something about that hardcore operative called Justice. He’s haunted and lonely, and I know that pain inside and out. It doesn’t hurt one little bit he’s been blessed with more than his fair share of good looks, plus a body that would make any red-blooded woman drool. 

Barricaded inside the embassy, under my father’s shrewd eyes, I intend to have Justice no matter how many times he says he’s not good enough. I see the way he watches me. With dirty, sexy, hungry lust. 

Fighting is what Justice does. Now I need him to fight for me. 

Warning: Graphic sex, graphic action, graphic language. Triple X caution.

Bad Boys of X-Ops—four part series:
Walker: April 5, 2016
Storm: Preorder now. May 23rd!
Bane: Coming soon

Justice (Bad Boys of X-Ops 2)
Rie Warren
3. 5 stars

So I loved the first release in this series but I just couldn’t get into Justice. The first couple pages had me all over the place and not understanding anything that was going on. I was confused and had no idea what was going on. The terms being used were too technical for me or needed too much brain power to function and sort out. When Im reading it’s a release for me. Of course I want a great story but I don’t want to have to backtrack and go back through what I just read. I do that enough at work. 

Having said that I love the characters we are meeting in this series and I won't quit reading them. I just couldn’t follow along. Maybe this summer when I'm out of school and things slow down I might go back and try again but I just couldn’t put that much work into it. 

I love Rie’s books and she is fantastic at what she does. I'm NOT saying I didn’t like Justice’s character. What I am saying is that the first several pages were too in depth for me and from that point on I think I just was lost on what the mission was or where it started from. 

If you want an very in depth and well researched read as far as technical terms then this read is for you. Justice is going in to rescue the ambassador and his daughter from the American Embassy overseas. There is certainly a suspenseful situation there and a love story ignites. 

Tilly our lead female is full of sass and spunk which I loved. She certainly is capable of taking care of herself but she wants the man standing in front of her to take her on and see what happens. I wish I could have read this maybe at a different time and things might have be different on the rating. Having said that I reserve the right to go back when Im free and clear of school and my mind might be working under less stress heading into the end of the school year! 

I am looking forward to the next release in this series and thank Rie for the ARC. Storm and Bane are up next each having their own stories as well. Review to post to Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets. 

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