Author: Christy Reece

Review: Too Far Gone by Christy Reece

Posted January 18, 2019 by Casee in Reviews | 0 Comments

Review: Too Far Gone by Christy ReeceReviewer: Casee
Too Far Gone (Grey Justice, #3) by Christy Reece
Series: Grey Justice #3
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 456
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three-stars
Series Rating: three-stars

Some obsessions can be deadly

Gabriella Mendoza has lived her life in seclusion. Guarded by the most corrupt men in the world, she has no chance for escape until an unexpected meeting with the mysterious Grey Justice Group changes everything. Gabriella is free for the first time in her life, but is that freedom all a lie?

Vengeance is Jonah Slater’s only purpose. Finding the man who killed his fiancée and making him pay is his only goal. Babysitting the pampered princess of a crime boss is not part of his agenda. But the more he gets to know Gabriella, the more he realizes that protecting her might be the most worthwhile thing he’s ever done.

They thought they knew the threats, believed they were contained. Jonah and Gabriella soon learn that evil has varying degrees and many faces. And very often, the deadliest is the one you never see coming.

I love Christy Reece and have read her for years and years. And years. All the way back to 2009. When I actually read more than four books per month. It’s really true when I say that she holds a special place in my heart. So I’m not sure if her writing changed or my reading exceptions have changed, but I didn’t really care for this book. Everything was just too obvious.

Gone Too Far is book three in Reece’s Grey Justice series. This series revolves around an anonymous benefactor who helps people get out of bad situations. His name is…Grey Justice. He employs very smart and very well trained people. One such person is Jonah Slater. Jonah has a really fucked up family. His father was really evil. He framed him for murder. Jonah was in prison for three years before his innocence was proved. His father also had his fiancée, Teri, murdered while he was sitting helpless in prison. Jonah’s only mission in life is to bring Teri’s killer to justice. He just has to find who actually did the deed. In the meantime, he works for Grey Justice.

Gabriella Mendoza is a prisoner in her own home. Her grandfather is the head of the Mendoza crime family. When the opportunity comes for Gabriella to orchestrate her own escape, she grabs onto it with both hands. The time finally comes where she is “kidnapped”. Gabriella is finally free. Now she’s under the protection of Jonah Slater, who seems to be rather disgusted by her. Gabby knows how she appears to people. She looks like a pampered princess that gets anything she wants whenever she wants. Only she knows what goes on inside the Mendoza family and how corrupt they are. In exchange for her freedom, she agrees to bring her grandfather down. She also has information on a few of his friends.

Jonah soon starts to realize that there is far more to Gabby than meets the eye. With everything that has happened to her, she sees life as something to cherish; to grab onto with both hands. To live. Jonah on the other hand doesn’t expect to live once he finds Teri’s killer.

Some weird shit starts happening, which I already had guessed. It was a WTAF moment because seriously? People really do that to each other? Like, seriously? I really did appreciate Gabby’s outlook on life, but really? Her Pollyanna attitude just seemed over the top in this situation. I like a good Pollyanna heroine as good as the next person, but it didn’t fit.

I was really looking to reading Grey Justices’ book, which is the final book in this series, but I’m not much in a rush now. I’m sure I’ll read it eventually.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Grey Justice

three-stars


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Review: Whatever it Takes by Christy Reece

Posted April 14, 2016 by Casee in Reviews | 0 Comments

Review: Whatever it Takes by Christy ReeceReviewer: Casee
Whatever It Takes by Christy Reece
Series: Grey Justice Series #2
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: January 15, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 440
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three-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

To Save His Family, She May Be His Only Hope

A Strong-willed Woman

Working for the shadowy division of the Grey Justice Group is the perfect job for Kathleen Callahan. Compartmentalizing and staying detached is her specialty. Get in, do the job, get out, her motto. Wealthy businessman Eli Slater is the only man to penetrate her implacable defenses and she fights to resist him at every turn.

A Tenacious Man

Eli Slater has worked hard to overcome his family's past and repair the damage they caused. A new light comes into his life in the form of security specialist Kathleen Callahan. Even though she rejects him and everything he makes her feel, Eli is relentless in his pursuit, determined to make her his own.

An Evil No One Saw Coming

Darkness has a way of finding and destroying light and Eli learns his family's troubles are far from over. Dealing with threats and attempts on his own life is one thing but when those he loves are threatened, it's a whole new game. And he'll stop at nothing to win.

But evil has a familiar face, along with an unimaginable goal of destruction, putting both Eli and Kathleen in the crosshairs and threatening the happiness they never believed they'd find.

Eli Slater was in the first Grey Justice Series book, Nothing to Lose. Even then, I could tell that he was going to be a strong force in the series. Eli is a big believer in doing what is right, but to protect those he loves, he will bend and/or break any rule or law. Eli was in Chicago on business when he first lays eyes on Kathleen Callahan. One brief look and he knows that she’s it. The One.

Kathleen Callahan is in a Chicago courtroom when she first sees Eli. He whispers “It will be okay” and then disappears. Kathleen puts him out of her mind because her younger sister is on trial for murder. Kathleen doesn’t understand how anyone can believe that her innocent, sad-looking little sister could murder someone in cold blood. Even if he held against her will for years.

When the jury comes out, Kathleen is sure that is will be a Not Guilty verdict. When they jury reads that they have found Alice Guilty, Kathleen and Alice look at each other, both stunned. Then a woman comes screaming into the courtroom with a gun and shoots Alice. A few short hours later, Alice is dead at the hand of an assassin.

It’s Grey Justice that approaches Kathleen with a job offer and a way to prove Alice’s innocence. It’s almost too good to be true, but Kathleen jumps at the chance if only to find the person that framed Alice. Moving to Dallas brings her back into Eli Slater’s orbit, whom she recognizes immediately after she’s hired to break into his house. As for Eli, he couldn’t be more elated to have Kathleen in his home though he regrets the reason she’s there.

Someone is after Eli’s family and there is nothing more to him that family. His two daughters are the most precious and loved people in his life. He knows they won’t be safe until the threat is discovered and destroyed. He offers Kathleen a job protecting them, which she immediately turns down…until she meets them. Then she’s toast.

The plot twist and turns were unexpected, yet fit perfectly. Kathleen’s family and Eli’s family have a history that is uncovered, but it goes back quite far. Trying to figure out who is trying to harm his family while trying to break Kathleen’s walls seem next to impossible, but Eli is a patient man. I really liked Eli and his daughters. Nick and Kennedy were back for the first book. I wasn’t a big fan of Kathleen. Nope, definitely not this fan’s favorite.

It’s because of her that I have to give this book a:

Rating of 3.75 out of 5.

three-half-stars


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