Justice (Bad Boys of X-Ops #2) by Rie Warren #mf #review @RieWrites

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Fight to win.
Fight to survive.
Fight for love?

Let’s face it. I’ve got a bad rep with the ladies. I’m a rough-talking, smooth-loving, international playboy—yeah right, whatever—and an X-Ops specialist. Sure, I’m hiding a secret or two. Who isn’t? That’s the least of my concerns when I’m called in to lead an infiltrate-and-retrieve mission.

I’ve got my head in the game—the one firmly attached to my shoulders. An American embassy overseas is under siege, and I’m expecting to rescue the ambassador and his daughter, a stereotypical geeky damsel in distress, Matilda Lawless.

Caught in the crossfire between explosive danger and wild desire, I’m in for the shock of my life.

I’m not looking for any man to save me. I’m pretty damn capable of taking care of myself, thank you very much. I have a successful career and was practically born and bred on a gun range, even if I can’t bake a perfect biscuit to save my life like a good southern woman should.

But there’s just something about that hardcore operative called Justice. He’s haunted and lonely, and I know that pain inside and out. It doesn’t hurt one little bit he’s been blessed with more than his fair share of good looks, plus a body that would make any red-blooded woman drool.

Barricaded inside the embassy, under my father’s shrewd eyes, I intend to have Justice no matter how many times he says he’s not good enough. I see the way he watches me. With dirty, sexy, hungry lust.

Fighting is what Justice does. Now I need him to fight for me.

Warning: Graphic sex, graphic action, graphic language. Triple X caution.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Double TimeTAGAngela_s PonderingsTAG


Thanks to Walker, I was primed and ready to go when I opened Justice on my Kindle. Were it not for a busy weekend and “real-life” demands getting in the way, I would have read this book in one sitting. That’s how caught up I was in the action as Justice and the other men of the T-Zone team were sent in to extricate an American Ambassador and his daughter from the American Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen.


Unlike Walker, Justice is ex-military and his time in the Marines, as well as his computer expertise, make him the ideal choice to lead the mission. Just in case it wasn’t stressful enough to be leading his first mission, Warren does an outstanding job of creating unexpected, yet believable obstacles and challenges Justice must overcome in order to achieve the desired mission outcome – including the ambassador’s daughter, Matilda. [And yes, I completely snorted at Justice’s thought when Blaize revealed Matilda’s name.] Because this is an extraction mission, all of the Bad Boys of X-Ops are involved, so we not only get to see Justice in action, we get to see the team function as a whole and it is impressive. Despite the fact that the guys nearly get dead going in, and despite the fact that they are under near constant fire as the rebels attempt to gain access to the bunkered zones of the embassy, the real war Justice wages is with Tilly – trying to convince her that he’s not good enough for her, trying to convince her that he’s not interested in anything more than a good time, and trying to keep out of her pants, all while she’s busy trying to get into his. Thank goodness Tilly proved to be the better fighter in that battle so that the reader (and Tilly) are treated to some spectacular sexual gymnastics. But the real challenge is figuring out what will be when (not if) they make it out of Yemen alive.


I really, really enjoyed Justice. The romance, seduction, and happy ending (which wasn’t quite what I envisioned), made watching the Justice-Lawless courtship under fire even better than I expected. The chemistry between Justice and Tilly was intense, and I think very little of that was due to the heightened nature of the situation they were in. The added bonus of seeing the guys work together on the mission was great because I not only got to catch up with Walker, but I also got to know Storm and Bane a tiny bit better. Of course, this left me anxious to get my hands on Storm, but really left me wanting to know more about Bane. Justice was a great addition to the Bad Boys of X-Ops series, and I’m looking forward to sinking my teeth into Storm as soon as possible.


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I simply can’t get enough of the Bad Boys of X-Ops and their antics! Justice is the second book in this series and it is just as wonderful as the first! They team is tasked with rescuing an Ambassador and his daughter from a US Embassy in Yemen. While everyone thought the daughter was a young girl, she turns out to be a beautiful grown woman and Justice is instantly smitten!

The Ambassador’s daughter, Tilly, is headstrong and used to taking what she wants and what she wants is Justice! He wants her just as badly, but has the important job of getting her and her father out safely before he can even think of starting something with the beauty.

Rie Warren weaves a tale of intrigue, suspense, sexiness, and friendship in this whirlwind story! I absolutely love where it went and how she wrote it. I thought of Justice as a player, but he became so much more in this book that showed his softer and more vulnerable side. The fact that he is paired with a headstrong woman made me love him that much more. Kudos to the author – I can’t wait for MORE!


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