I received this book for free from the TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I Am Justice by Diana Munoz Stewart
Series: Band of Sisters #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on May 1, 2018
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adult, Contemporary, Crime, Family, Kidnapping, Law & Crime, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller
Source: TLC Book Tours
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“Fast-paced and edgy, high-octane and sexy, I Am Justice is a must-read!”–JULIE ANN WALKER, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Black Knights Inc. series
This bad-ass band of sisters plays for keeps.
She’s ready to start a war
Justice Parish takes down bad guys. Rescued from the streets by the world renowned Parish family, she joined their covert sisterhood of vigilante assassins. Her next target: a sex-trafficking ring in the war-torn Middle East. She just needs to get close enough to take them down…
He just wants peace
Sandesh Ross left Special Forces to found a humanitarian group to aid war-torn countries. But saving the world isn’t cheap. Enter Parish Industriesand limitless funding, with one catch–their hot, prickly ‘PR specialist’, Justice Parish.
Their chemistry is instant and off-the-charts. But when Justice is injured and her cover blown, Sandesh has to figure out if he can reconcile their missions. With danger dogging their every move, their white-hot passion can change the world–if it doesn’t destroy them first.
“Diana Muñoz Stewart explodes onto the scene with I Am Justice. It’s witty, dangerous, fun, and smoking hot–the perfect can’t-put-it-down read if you love badass women, honorable men, scary bad guys, non-stop action and steam heat.”–CINDY DEES, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“Revenge is best served cold, but Justice serves it scorching hot. Spellbinding, sizzling. Takes your breath away. Unsurpassed romantic suspense.”–PATRICIA GUSSIN, New York Times bestselling author of Come Home
“A tense, fiery writing style that drags you in and won’t let go.” –PAIGE TYLER, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the SWAT series
I really love thrillers that I can fall right into–the atmosphere, the characters, and the storyline. I Am Justice by Diana Munoz Stewart fit all that and more. This romantic thriller follows Justice Parish, a trained assassin who fights human trafficking of all kinds along with her adopted sisters and one brother. When they finally get the opportunity to take down two notoriously evil brothers who bring girls from overseas as sex slaves, the matriarch of Parish Industries funds a small humanitarian group made up of former soldiers. But Justice didn’t plan to fall for the handsome ex-Special Forces Sandesh Ross while sneaking away in Jordan to kill the brothers–who are coincidentally staying in the same city as they are. And she certainly didn’t plan for her operation to blow up in her face and affect Sandesh and the village full of refugees.
Justice is a complex character. On the surface she seems very strong, capable, and mostly in control. But underneath lies the pain and hurt from years of abandonment by their drug addict father as well as the murder of her sister right in front of her. Justice sees her position within the League as a positive one since she can help put a stop the sex trafficking and the oppression of females. But what was once a single-minded objective gets skewed once Sandesh enters the picture, and Justice starts to question what her role in the world is.
Sandesh did his time in Special Forces, then he wanted to do some good in the world by forming a humanitarian aid group that helps those in need in war-torn countries. When the Parish Industries PR specialist is assigned to go along to Jordan, he doesn’t question Justice’s presence due to the large amount of funding that the IPT is now getting from Parish Industries. And when she disappears and reappears at the camp with a gunshot wound and a scared girl in tow, Sandesh realizes that Justice is more than she seems–and she’s after the monster that murdered her sister.
Justice and Sandesh were sizzling together, especially when they’re both fighting for their lives. You get to see their softer, non-warrior sides when they’re together too, and I really loved their brutal honesty. They lay everything on the table from the start, so their are no games being played between these two, and that’s very refreshing.
I give I AM JUSTICE a 4.5 out of five. Full of double crosses and fast-paced action, this first installment was very entertaining. I loved Justice and Sandesh together, especially since they were stronger together but were great on their own as well. The pacing overall was excellent, and the character development of both minor and major characters was excellent. The very full and extended Parish family were unique and intriguing, and I look forward to reading the next book which features sister Grace and the FBI agent from this installment.
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Friday, June 14th: Why Girls Are Weird