Blurb: Before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Tace Justice was a good ole Texas cowboy who served his country and loved his mama. After Scorpius, the world became dark, dangerous, and deadly… and so did he. The Vanguard medic is stronger, faster, and smarter than before, but he’s lost the line between right and wrong. His passion is absolute, and when he focuses it on one woman, there’s no turning back for either of them.
Sami Steel has been fighting to survive right alongside Tace, convincing the Vanguard soldiers she’s one of them. In truth, Sami is a former hacker turned government agent who worked at The Bunker, where scientists stored both contaminants and cures. Only she knows the location, and she’s not telling. Yet when sexual fire explodes between her and Tace, she’ll face even that hell again to save him.
I’m so happy with this series! I have received them ALL through Netgalley and I can’t wait to get the next one. But I’m conflicted! I was expecting this to be a trilogy. But it looks like there will be more books in this series since the sociopathic president and the VP aren’t dead yet and they so need to die. I’m happy I get to keep reading the series but dammit I really wanted him to die!
This is my fave book in the series so far and I’ll tell you why. 🙂 This is not a story of a soldier finding his love with a civilian – which has been the progression of the characters so far. She switches it up in this one with both MC’s being soldier. And it was a totally different paradigm than her previous books in the series and I love it.
First off, Texan Tace Justice is smexy! Super smexy! Super duper smexy! I really loved how self aware he was. He knew he had OCD and he was obsessing about Sami. He was very mush internally conflicted because of it. He knew it wasn’t normal. He was one of those guys you could always depend on and he enjoyed being that person. He was proud of his long family line of texas rangers and couldn’t wait to be a part of that legacy. Watching him struggle and come to terms with the fact it will never happen formed a soft spot in my heart for him.
Sami seemed to have a bit more dimension for me. In the beginning she seemed a hardcore hand to hand combat expert with a background in law enforcement. As the story progresses we get to see her feelings start to shine through. And the dynamic of having a female soldier and how she is treated different but equal at the same time. It’s written quite beautifully.
There was a lot more action and sex in this book. Their chemistry was instant and escalated quickly. It gave me tummy warmth to read it. The solidarity exhibited by this new militant group is quite heart warming. The trust is there and when someone fucks up it’s dealt with swiftly and not used against them at a later time. They are a family and all that that entails. They are flawed and forgiving. And I love that about these characters.