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Throwback Thursday is a meme where I can share some oldies but goodies…books that are older than a year and have been sitting on my Goodreads TBR for awhile or books that I’ve read & enjoyed, often from my READ AGAIN E-SHELF.
I’ve seen this meme floating around for awhile now so I finally decided to jump on board. Thanks to Renee @ It’s Book Talk who started this meme…if you get a chance, go check out her blog!
Justice for Milena (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes #10) by Susan Stoker
Published March 13th 2018
It’s been years since Milena Reinhardt has seen TJ “Rock” Rockwell. The last time, he was nearly a shell of a man…but he was her man…and he tore her heart out of her chest. Circumstances unbeknownst to TJ have ensured Milena’s never fully recovered.
TJ left his sniper days behind—for the most part—when he left the Army and become a respected Texas Highway Patrolman. He also left behind Milena. He’s convinced it was the right thing to do at the time, but that doesn’t mean he’s ever forgotten the woman who loved him in his greatest time of need…or has stopped thinking of her since.
Neither thought they’d see each other again, until a pedophile’s operation is taken down and the evil man sets his vengeful sights on Milena. This could be their second chance, even though TJ and Milena have enough secrets and trust issues to end any relationship before it starts. But when the bad guy closes in, they’ll have to set aside their fears and trust in each other, to save the one thing that means the world to them both.
** Justice for Milena is the 10th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
** TJ and Milena face a truly nasty foe. While his sins are never described on the page, certain basic information is included for the characters to grasp the full breadth of the villain’s evilness. For my more delicate readers, please remember…good always triumphs over evil.
Justice for Milena by Susan Stoker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
JUSTICE FOR MILENA is book 10 in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes series and is a romantic suspense. It’s a standalone so no worries if you haven’t read a previous book. In fact, this was my first book by author Susan Stoker and I had no problems jumping right in!
Before I say anything else, I just want to give kudos to Ms. Stoker! This book takes place in my hometown and I loved how accurate she was! TJ is an ex-sniper and a Texas Highway Patrolman. His biggest regret was leaving Milena three years prior. Milena is a nurse working in a group home for young, pregnant girls. But there’s things going on in that place that bring TJ back to Milena and now he must keep her safe from a madman and his crazy son.
Even though this story deals with some pretty disgusting issues, Ms. Stoker did an excellent job describing things in a way that made it clear what was happening without going into too many gross details! Actually, most of the story was spent on the relationship redeveloping between TJ and Milena. But there IS an element of suspense threading through the background, just enough to keep me turning the pages.
Despite all the ugliness being revealed and the hardships of the past three years, Milena struck me as being an incredibly strong, resilient, happy woman. TJ had a lot of obstacles to overcome but his ability to pull himself out of his past was swoon worthy! And so were his alpha tendencies! He was one of those rarities…a man who was protective and possessive yet emotionally vulnerable.
Overall, this was a sweet and sexy second chance thriller with great characters. Now I’ll have to go back and start at the beginning because I’m intrigued by the secondary characters that were the main characters in the first nine books!! Told from various POVS with a happy ending for Milena and TJ but a lead up to several more stories! I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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This was a good one! Do you read romantic suspense? Have a spectacular day y’all!💜