AUTHOR: Christy Reece
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
Available @ AMAZON
REVIEWER: Pistol Annie
Their past is complicated, their future is deadly.
She came from nothing and was no one until an evil man formed her into the perfect weapon, a beautiful creature of destruction. Capturing her prey held few challenges until her target and her heart collided, and then the world came down around her. Irelyn Raine has worked hard to bury her past but escape isn’t always possible, especially when the one man she trusts above all others throws her back into the hell she swore she’d never revisit. Now Irelyn has no choice but to face down her demons.
Grey Justice lives by a standard few would understand or approve. Gaining justice for victims can be a messy business and the outcome isn’t always pretty. One woman knows all his secrets—the one woman who could break him. Irelyn Raine is his weakness and his strength, his shame and his redemption.
Someone else knows all their secrets, all their sins, and he’ll use everything within his power to destroy what they’ve built together.
Surviving alone isn’t possible but can they find their way back to each other in time? Or will one of them be left behind? This time, forever?
No one escapes justice.
Finally, the long wait is over. Readers have been teased and tempted and begging for more since the moment Grey Justice and Irelyn Raine made their first appearance in Nothing to Lose. And now it’s time for them to finish their much-anticipated story. Mystery and secrets have always surrounded these two. The Prologue immediately pulled me into another 5-star whirlwind of intriguing adventure, romance and suspense that I’ve come to expect from Christy Reece.
From the wide open spaces of Texas and the cosmopolitan-air of Dallas, to the endless brilliant green hills, dramatic cliffs and charming villages of Ireland, with danger around every corner and excitement filling every page, chills ran up and down my spine. Once again readers are plunged headfirst into a fast-paced, nail-biting suspense-filled marvel combining courage, forgiveness and redemption, along with true love. Don’t think you’ll escape the clutches of another of Reece’s trademark cruel, self-centered and powerful murdering villains either. Don’t fret — Justice always prevails (with a little help from his friends) — but at what cost?
Throughout the course of Grey and Irelyn’s history together, their relationship has seldom been smooth. It has always seemed to be in a never-ending state of fluctuation. Here, they continue the dance until fate steps in and presents them with a make-it-or-break-it situation. While being hit from all sides with long-held secrets and potentially lethal danger, they grab hold of each other. Neither can imagine living through the loss of the other. A race against time and two lives hanging in the balance keeps the pages flipping until the climatic confrontation. A powerfully written plot that swept me off my feet and kept me hooked on every word.
At the same time, the tension-filled and chemistry-charged intimacy between this somewhat unlikely and yet equally explosive pair is sure to keep your lust for romance sated. A vigorous battle of wills between our two protagonists only adds to the sexuality, tension and heartbreak. Reece excels at writing characters that fight fiercely and love deeply. She’s an expert at mixing both suspense and romance to create a page-turning hit. Passion and peril is one heady mix. And the payoff packs a satisfying punch.
There is something about Christy Reece’s books that I’ve always found addictive. Truthfully, I think it’s a combo of the originality found within each plot, along with the character diversity among the alpha males and strong females and, of course, the amazing relationships that are developed. But the highlight of each and every story is the captivating, emotional and heartbreaking stories that are so suspenseful that you’ll always find yourself sitting on the edge-of-your-seat wondering what will happen next — and if everyone will get out alive to find happily-ever-afters.
Although I’m pretty much a stickler for reading a series in order of its release, this author provides more than enough background for this story to stand alone. It’s not essential that you read the previous books to enjoy Grey and Irelyn’s story – but I can’t imagine that after reading this one you won’t be pulled into reading each one of the Grey Justice Novels. The entire series of books has been such a great ride and, with each book, this author just gets better. Well-worth your time and I highly recommend it.
Christy’s writing is, as usual, superb in a skillful and addictive plot of friendship, betrayal and ultimately love. The good, the bad, and the ugly woven into a tale that leaves the reader breathless. A Matter of Justice will keep you hooked until its dramatic end. There are many jaw-dropping moments that include shocking surprises I never expected. If you’re looking for romance tightly wrapped in a high stakes game of revenge and suspense, you’ve found your book. Firmly deserves to be labeled a page-turner. A terrific read!