Monday, July 21, 2014

Cheating Justice by Misty Evans and Adrienne Giordano

Title: Cheating Justice 
Author: Misty Evans and Adrienne Giordano
My Rating: A

Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Series: Justice Team #2
Main Characters: Mitch and Caroline
Release Date: July 2014
Publisher: -
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
While investigating a government cover-up, former FBI agent Mitch Monroe is framed for murder. A wanted man, Mitch has no choice but to stay off the grid, and he needs Special Agent Caroline Foster—the FBI’s top sniper and a woman who wants nothing to do with him—to clear his name.

After sharing a single night of simmering passion with Mitch a year ago, Caroline hasn’t been able to get him out of her head. Or her heart. He's jeopardized her job once…helping him now could end her career. But a friend has been murdered, and no matter how Caroline feels about Mitch, he's not the killer. She needs answers, and she needs Mitch Monroe out of her life once and for all. 

On the run and with no one to turn to, Mitch and Caroline can’t fight the reigniting passion between them. She’ll lose her career if she proves Mitch is innocent…he’ll lose his life if she doesn’t.
My Review:
I really, really enjoyed this one. The suspense story line is way above average from what I expect when going into a romantic suspense novel. I never knew who/how/why throughout the entire book and when it was revealed, it was a brilliant plot! Seriously, kudos to these two authors for that aspect of the story. There's a lot to the story politically and within all the different federal and state agencies that impact the story. It would have taken TONS of research to get it all right and it read like there was no doubt that these girls had their facts right. 

It was suspenseful. It was intriguing. And it was HIGHLY entertaining to read. And that was before we get to the romance story line which was almost as incredible as the suspense story was. 

Mitch and Caroline have a past. They worked together on a case which cost Mitch his job and freedom in the end. They hooked up together for a single night and through miscommunication never knew what that night meant to the other. Some serious unrequited vibes between these two because they are both haunted by that night. But now Mitch is a fugitive on the run and Caroline is an FBI agent. They are pretty much at crossed intentions and the possibility that things will work out for them long-term are pretty much nil. 

I like that the two have a history. Mitch only comes to her because he knows she can get justice for his friend who was murdered on the job. He misses her desperately, but knows that his presence will affect her job and doesn't want to do that. He's so protective of her even though she's a tough FBI agent and sniper. I loved that about him, but he also respects her enough to realize that she needs control. These are two opposite personalities, but it was fun to see how they work off each other to make that work in this investigation. 

The addition of Brice to the mix was just perfect. I loved his little quips and his backstory too. Every justice group out there like Grey (the head of the Justice Team and hero from book #1) is trying to form in these books needs to have a conspiracy theorist blogger to whistle blow on the government. His connections were almost as impressive as his snarky quips. 

Everything about this story worked for me and I definitely look forward to more from this series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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