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Review: RISK by Misty Evans

Title: Risk (SEALs of Shadow Force, #7)

Author: Misty Evans

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC received from Author

Reviewed by Amy

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One thing I love about books is being taken away to a world that I know nothing about. In Risk by Misty Evans, we are whisked away to Tennessee to spend time with superstars, royalty, and a few villains. But, have no fear, because Rock Star Security sends Noah, one of the newest of the their bunch along with his older brother Asher (who lightens up every scene), to guard Silent Risk, a royal horse, and on yeah, Noah gets to face the woman he proposed marriage to many years ago. Fun times!

I love Evans’ imagination when it comes to her plots. They are unique, fun, and rarely take you in the direction you would expect. She does a fabulous job of intricately weaving in several plot lines together and tying them all up at the end with this one. Risk gives us a taste of what it is like to have horses and service staff! The interesting characters Evans writes are so interesting that I want to meet them all! In Risk, I adored the way Jena saw the good in people and Noah was the opposite. Their romance was a sweet one to watch but I found myself “talking” to Noah often. He just needed a little extra help I thought. I am glad it turned out the way it did. They are a powerful couple.

In addition to the adventurous story and lovable hero and heroine, I really liked seeing Beatrice handle everything she does so effortlessly. Asher brought humor to the story and I always like to see Zeb in action. He is great! I am looking forward seeing what comes of the little seeds Evans planted that elude to future stories with a new project headed up by the President. If you like romantic suspense stories, give Risk a read. It is sure to entertain you from beginning to end!

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Review: DEFENDING JUSTICE by Misty Evans and Adrienne Giordano

Title: Defending Justice (Justice Team, #6)

Authors: Misty Evans and Adrienne Giordano

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC received from Authors

Reviewed by Amy

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Defending Justice by Misty Evans and Adrienne Giordano is the newest book of the Justice Team series, but can be read as a stand alone. Evans and Giordano are magical when they collaborate and the Justice Series is a must read for any romantic suspense fan. Each book has its own plot, new main characters, but past characters usually make an appearance!

Defending Justice is all about Jackie and Beck. They met a dozen years ago in college, had an amazingly hot spring break fling, and now defense attorney, Jackie, is trying to keep FBI agent, Beck, out of prison for murder. Quite the predicament they find themselves in. What I love about this story is how Evans and Giordano walk us through the process along with the characters. I always enjoy the mystery of solving a case, especially when a character is wrongly accused. The writing is so easy to read and it had me flipping pages almost faster than I could read them.

The romance between Jackie and Beck is sometimes a little awkward given their current attorney-client relationship, but was one that was rekindling and I couldn’t wait until the case was over. Beck was much more in tune with himself and his feelings while Jackie struggled to be tough all the time – it was a role reversal in my opinion and a fresh change from typical romance books. The ending scenes were some of my favorite because they happened once the case was over and just tied the book up nicely.

If you are looking for an entertaining romantic suspense, give Defending Justice a read. You will be thoroughly entertained from beginning to end!

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Review: FATAL THRILL by Misty Evans

Title: Fatal Thrill (SEALs of Shadow Force, #6)

Author: Misty Evans

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC received from Author

Reviewed by Amy

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Fatal Thrill by Misty Evans is the sixth book in the SEALs of Shadow Force series with an exciting adventure that takes the reader to abandoned castles in Ireland, follows a romance between two characters that are seeking the love of their families, and a team of highly trained operatives come together to help a woman they only knew through one of their own. Fatal Thrill is much more than just suspense. It is a mystery that you can’t put down because you find yourself thinking and want to help the characters along in their journey.

Jon and Jaya are the main characters in Fatal Thrill that readers met briefly in Fatal Vision. At the beginning of Fatal Thrill, Jaya is seeking Jon out to give him some great news and ends up at Rock Star Security. From there she meets many of the characters we have read about in previous books in the series, but she also gets alarming news that her brother has been kidnapped. From that moment, she receives the full weight of Shadow Force International’s resources. Jon and Jaya, along with several others embark on a journey to free her brother that will have you flipping pages.

Evans does such a fantastic job of writing stories for her characters. I rarely feel as though I have read the same story before from this author, and I have read all her books! Fatal Thrill is really all about family. The family that Jon and Jaya has lost and they so desperately want it back but feel time has slipped through their hands. While on their quest, they learn that family isn’t always blood relatives, but it is the friends and teammates that surround you. I truly loved this aspect of the story. Jon and Jaya are so loved.

The romance between Jon and Jaya was awesome because it wasn’t the typical boy meets girl and goes through some crap wondering if they are going to make it. They already knew each other when we first start the book and they stick together from beginning to end. They are supportive of each other and so in love. The ending of Fatal Thrill as it relates to their romance is absolutely perfect!

If you are looking for a romantic suspense that will take you treasure hunting in Ireland with the talented SFI guys and gals, give Fatal Thrill a read. You will love it!

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Review: DEADLY HOLIDAY by Misty Evans

In Deadly Holiday by Misty Evans and Amy Manemann, Cooper and Celina just want to spend an evening celebrating with family and friends. Unfortunately a drug cartel leader happens to get in the way of that. Luckily the Southern California Violent Crimes Taskforce (aka The Avengers) are ready to save the day as always.

I have loved Cooper and Celina since the first story in the SCVC Taskforce series, Deadly Pursuit. It’s so much fun to read about them in later books. Evans and Manemann write an entertaining novella that packs quite a bit of action into such a short story! Sprinkled throughout are the sexy looks and quips and sweet baby giggles that will warm your heart!

Evans and Manemann are able to show the love between Cooper and Celina in the way they work together and respond to each other. It’s a love that has matured over time which is great to see. The ending of the story is just perfect, too!

If you are looking for a holiday novella with a bit of suspense, give Deadly Holiday a read!

Title: Deadly Holiday (SCVC Taskforce)

Authors: Misty Evans and Amy Manemann

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: Purchased from Barnes & Noble

 

 

Review: SWEET CURSE by Misty Evans

Kali Sweet is one incredible supernatural. Each story I read about her tops the last one. Just when I think Kali needs a break, Misty Evans throws Kali into yet another between good versus evil. Although, sometimes in Sweet Curse, it’s hard to tell the difference. So much is going on in Sweet Curse, that you have to read each and every word or you get lost. There are angels, demons, shifters, vampires, blood slaves, goddesses, witches, and many more things to keep straight! Kali also excels at outsmarting even the most powerful that you have to watch how each work is spoken between the characters. It’s quite the adventure!

Kali is head of the Bridge Institute, an organization that protects humans from supernaturals and brings order. Although, it seems the Bridge Institute is also protecting a whole lot of supernaturals these days. Archangel Michael is the main “villain” in Sweet Curse, which if you read the Witches Anonymous Series, overlaps just a bit. And how about an angel for a villain? And not a Fallen Angel, either? Evans doesn’t always give us typical villains in her stories.

As with the other Kali Sweet books, we see a whole lot of love and friendship happening, whether it’s romantic love between Kali and Rad or family love with Kali and her friends like Di, Cole, or even Dru. Kali is one awesome vengeance demon (which she keeps in check most of the time) who loves humans and wants to do the right thing by all. I love that about her, but I will admit in this book, it was fun to see her demon come out and play a bit. In Sweet Curse, we side of Kali we haven’t seen before. It is both scary and fascinating.

If you like fantasy, give Sweet Curse a read. It is the fourth book in the series, and while it is great to read books in order so they build on one another, I think this one could be read as a standalone. Evans does a nice job with backstory to catch the reader up to speed for the important pieces of the plot. If you haven’t read a fantasy yet but want to give one a try, give the Kali Sweet series a try. They are fantastic!

Title: Sweet Curse (Kali Sweet Urban Fantasy, #4)

Author: Misty Evans

Category: Fantasy

Source: ARC Received from Author