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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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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.

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Review: Last Chance by Christy Reece

Posted May 21, 2010 by Casee in Reviews | 1 Comment

Genres: Romantic Suspense

Casee‘s review of Last Chance (Last Chance Rescue, Book 6) by Christy Reece.

McKenna Sloan saved Lucas Kane’s life and then vanished. Lucas moved mountains trying to find her again, and finally McKenna relented—for one fleeting night. The truth is, McKenna’s life is all about the dark, deception-filled world of Last Chance Rescue, and for her, there’s no hope of love or Lucas. But fate, and Lucas’s determination, soon change everything. A kidnapped young woman, a lure to out a killer and the fierce need to bring a criminal to justice combine for one explosive event. For a woman who specializes in staying away from relationships and staying in the heart of danger, this is the most impossible mission of all. Because the odds are deadly, and the passion won’t die.

This is my favorite book of the series. Love, love, LOVE it.

McKenna Sloan was in No Chance. She was the operative that went undercover to save Skylar. McKenna was an intriguing character from the beginning. She was one of those shady operatives that would do anything (and I mean anything) to save an innocent person. She was instrumental in rescuing Lucas Kane from his abductors. McKenna couldn’t not save Lucas. Somewhat of a celebrity, McKenna has followed him in the news for years. She couldn’t leave him to die.

Since she rescued him, Lucas has been searching for McKenna. When he first starts looking for her, he doesn’t even know her name. All he knows is that he has to know the woman that fought for him so courageously. In a last attempt to locate her, he hires Last Chance Rescue, having no idea until he is sitting in front of Noah McCall that McKenna is one of LCR’s. When Noah promises to pass on the message, all Lucas can do is wait.

McKenna has isolated herself for so many years that she can’t resist Lucas. In a few meetings, Lucas and McKenna are hooked on each other, though McKenna still can’t stay. She has demons that will follow her to her grave; demons that she won’t allow to touch Lucas. Every time she leaves Lucas, she tells herself that it will be the last time she will see him, yet she can’t stay away.

Lucas isn’t without influence and makes the decision to solve McKenna’s problems for her. That was about the only thing Lucas did that made me want to smack him. Without consulting McKenna, he decided to take matters into his own hands and “fix” her problems. That way they could be together. The decision was made with arrogance first, then actually wanting to help McKenna. If that makes sense.

Damien is a man that made McKenna’s life into hell. Killing her family when she was just a teenager, Damien promised McKenna that they would always be together. Though he was thought to have died in a prison riot, McKenna knows that he is alive and well. For years she has stayed under the radar, always one step ahead of Damien. She knows that she will have to confront him some day. It isn’t until she meets Lucas that she thinks the confrontation will be sooner rather than later.

McKenna was such a fighter, but she wasn’t beyond asking for help. I loved seeing her realization at the fact that she has family. She has people that would go to the death to protect her. After everything McKenna has sacrificed, no one deserved it more than her.

4.5 out of 5.

This book is available from Ballantine. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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Review: Second Chance by Christy Reece

Posted May 19, 2010 by Casee in Reviews | 5 Comments

Genres: Romantic Suspense

Casee‘s review of Second Chance (Last Chance Rescue, Book 5) by Christy Reece.

Working for Last Chance Rescue, Cole Mathison has been to hell and back. But being responsible for the death of an innocent man is a hell like no other. Longing for redemption, Cole finds himself embroiled in the mysterious disappearance of Keeley Fairchild’s young children. Rescuing the children is his mission—but falling in love with the widow of the man he inadvertently killed was never in the plans. When Keeley’s life is threatened, Cole’s demons must take a backseat to the most important mission of his life. He might never know the heaven of Keeley’s arms, but he’ll never survive the hell of failing to save her.

Christy Reece is an author that gets better with each book. This is the second book in her latest trilogy, which continues the Last Chance Rescue series. Cole Mathison was last in Rescue Me. Everyone at LCR thought he was dead. He was really has been held captive for a year and had all cognitive thinking taken away from him by a crazy doctor. While drugged, Cole accidentally kills a man that he later learns was abducted much like him. Since he was rescued, Cole has made it his job to watch out for his widow and children.

Keeley has worked hard to get life back on track for her twin daughters after her husband was murdered. When her children are taken right in front of her, Keeley is understandably devastated. I thought that Reece did a phenomenal job of writing emotions from Keeley’s POV. As a parent, getting your child taken from you is one of your worst nightmares. It’s something that you don’t even contemplate. If I were to contemplate it, I imagine that I would have felt and reacted much of the way that Keeley did. I found myself literally hurting when thinking about what she must have went through. It made me forget (only for a moment) that she is a fictional character.

It was when Cole left his post as Keeley’s protector that Hailey and Hannah were taken. If the fact that he killed her husband didn’t create enough guilt, the fact that he wasn’t there when Keeley needed him most was something that he couldn’t forgive himself for. As soon as Noah McCall tells him what has happened, he takes the first plane out and lands on Keeley’s doorstep.

When Cole arrives, it’s been months since the kidnapping. Every day, Keeley feels a little less hope. Cole breathes hope into a situation that seems to have none, something that Keeley desperately needs. Cole had never seen Keeley before that, so he is shocked and uncomfortable with his attraction to her. When she comes to him for solace and comfort, he can’t turn her away even though he knows that she would hate him if she knew the truth about him.

Cole quickly zeroes in on the fact that the person that arranged for the twins to be taken is someone that hates Keeley and wants her to suffer. Everything bad that has happened to Keeley in the past several years is connected to someone that has intense hatred for her. The only person Keeley can think of is her mother-in-law, who has hated her from the day her husband brought her home.

Second Chance is about second chances. It’s about not being afraid to take another chance when it is handed to you. This book was very well written. I loved both Keeley and Cole. They were a couple that had both been through so much, I just wanted them to be as happy as possible.

4.25 out of 5.

This book is available from Ballantine. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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Guest Author: Christy Reece

Posted February 26, 2010 by Casee in Promotions | 38 Comments

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Christy Reece is with us today to celebrate the release of the fourth book in her Last Chance Rescue series. Considering this topic, I really appreciate the irony.

Haven’t I Seen You Somewhere Before?

One of the most enjoyable things about writing a series is the opportunity to create interesting secondary characters who will someday have their own book. Introducing a character several books ahead of their own really helps me get to know them. When the time comes to write their story, we’re very well acquainted.

I love reading related books because there always seems to be a character I want to know more about. If this person isn’t the main character, I’m often left wanting to know more. With related books, I get to find out.

When I began writing RESCUE ME, I never dreamed it would launch the Last Chance Rescue series. I began that first book with no intention of writing any related books. At least until I met an intriguing secondary character named Noah McCall. This man came to life so vividly for me and was so intriguing, I even considered changing the storyline of RESCUE ME to make him the hero. My heroine, Eden, wouldn’t hear of it. She was still in love with the man who’d broken her heart years before and no matter how much I argued with her, she refused to consider loving anyone else. So I was left with no choice but to write RETURN TO ME, which is Noah McCall’s story. From there, each time I wrote a book, an intriguing secondary character would appear and I knew immediately he or she would have to have their own book.

Gabe Maddox has been a secondary character in the three previous LCR books. In NO CHANCE, he finally gets to tell his story. In the books leading up to his, Gabe has become increasingly fascinating and mysterious. When he revealed several secrets in RUN TO ME, he solidified the need for his own story. I had to find out what made him tick…why was he so unrelenting and harsh? What had happened to turn him into the man he is today? When I found out he was married, I was stunned. Where was his wife? What had happened to tear them apart? And why were they still married if they were no longer together? When he finally told me what happened, I fell for him hard. Gabe is definitely hero material and deserves his own book.

Have you ever read a book with a secondary character and just had to know more? Did the author write a book for that character? If you could name one secondary character in any romance that you really want to have his or her story told, who would it be?

We have two copies of No Chance to giveaway. Leave a comment with your answer to Christy’s question!

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Review: Rescue Me by Christy Reece

Posted June 19, 2009 by Casee in Reviews | 2 Comments

Genres: Romantic Suspense

Casee‘s review of Rescue Me by Christy Reece.

A covert operative of Last Chance Rescue (LCR) Enterprises, Eden St. Claire has made secrets her life’s work. Seven years ago, an evening of emotional vulnerability and pure pleasure almost destroyed her. Now Eden wears her beauty like a mask, concealing any hint of vulnerability or the demons of her past.

A daring rescue of an innocent girl on a Greek island leads Eden to a new partner. Jordan Montgomery has been looking for Eden–though he knows her by another name, from another time. But his search for her is overshadowed by a case that’s gone international. A powerful, ruthless, organized network is stealing women and children around the world. And a lover, a traitor, and a killer all wait for Eden’s next move.

I was walking through Borders last week when this book just popped out. It was on one of the ‘new release’ displays up front, which is the only reason I even saw it. I read the blurb and it sounded really good. I wasn’t sure if itw as romantic suspense, or just suspense. There were no copies of her books in the Romance or Mystery section. I picked it up anyway b/c I’m game to try new things.

Eden St. Claire aka Devon Winters is one of LCR’s most valuable operatives. When her boss and good friend, Noah, decides that it’s time to face her past, she has no idea what he has planned for her. When she sees Jordan Montgomery in Paris, she almost faints in shock. Well, not really, but she was definitely light headed. While Eden knows that Jordan won’t recognize her, she is still leery of his attentions.

There’s only one reason that Jordan has come to Paris. He hopes that LCR can find Devon Winters. Seven years ago, Jordan said some truly vile things to Devon before he kicked her out of her house. What he doesn’t know is that Devon was brutally attacked only blocks from his home and tortured for hours.

In between all the history, they also have a human trafficking ring to bring down. Noah decides that Jordan is the best person to go undercover with Eden. She’s furious and knows that Noah is playing some sort of game; she just hasn’t figured out what it is.

I admired Eden tremendously. Though she was a victim, she turned herself into survivor, helping other victims like herself. If you enjoy romantic suspense of any kind, I think you’ll like this book.

4.25 out of 5.

This book is available from Ballantine. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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