Friday, January 30, 2015

review || JUSTICE MINE { blog tour }

Justice Mine by Megan Mitcham

Publisher: Megan Mitcham (10/1/2014)
Series: Base Branch, book 2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Rating: ★★

For justice. For country. For love.

After witnessing her friend’s sexual assault, seven year senior, Magdalena Wells escapes an attack with a few bruises and a thousand questions. As a journalist in practice, if not in pay, Mags vows to utilize the skills she mastered in the Democratic Republic of Congo and answer every single one, just as soon as she gets the hell out of town.

Law Pierce’s aim is rest and relaxation after two years undercover in South Africa on an extended Base Branch mission, but restlessness puts him in trouble’s path. As a servant of justice, Law will do everything in his power to keep trouble safe. The fact that trouble’s petite stature and luscious curves stir his every primal instinct is a massive inconvenience he struggles to ignore.

Together Magdalena and Law uncover a web of corruption and dirty lies that could set their country’s top official ablaze, if the inferno doesn’t consume them first.

about Megan || Megan was born and raised among the live oaks and shrimp boats of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where her enormous family still calls home. She attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a bachelor's degree in curriculum, instruction, and special education. For several years Megan worked as a teacher in Mississippi. She married and moved to South Carolina and worked for an international non-profit organization as an instructor and co-director.

In 2009 Megan fell in love with books. Until then, books had been a source for research or the topic of tests. But one day she read Mercy by Julie Garwood. And Oh Mercy, she was hooked!

Megan lives in Southern Arkansas where she pens sizzling suspense novels.
connect with Megan || website | facebook | twitter | goodreads

{  review } .

Typically when I read a series, I like the first book I read best – Cristin Harber’s Titan books? SAVAGE SECRETS was book one for me, and I’m incredibly attached to Rocco and Cat (…Mia and Winters too, but shhh). I tend to get super attached to the first characters I read, and look for them at every turn in the following books.
Yes, I looked for Baine and Sloan in JUSTICE MINE…

…but I think Law and Mags have my heart.
We first met Law as Baine’s “butler” in ENEMY MINE – he went by the prim name of Lawrence and held himself just. So.

But Sloan figured there was more to him than met the eye, and sure enough…
Lawrence the butler is really Law the Base Branch agent and best friend/partner of Baine. When we last saw Law in ENEMY MINE, he wasn’t exactly Team Baine – and that is where we pick up in JUSTICE MINE.

Baine has asked Law to stand by his side when he marries Sloan, but after seeing him toe that black and white/gray line too close for his comfort, Law needs to reassess things. He’s afraid that the friend he thought he knew so well, is really a bit more distant than he figured him for.
For most of the first chapter, the reader gets a look into a brooding Law's mind -- but you don't know exactly what it is he's so pissed about. There are little hints, and then there's the big one:
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Baine and Sloan leave, leaving the McCord house and estate to Law – regardless, it is the place Law stays when they’re not on missions, but he does have a flat of his own. Content to be in the big estate by his lonesome, he does not expect Baine’s ‘sister’ to come barreling into the house. Here he thought he’d get quiet to calm his mind, and instead he gets the one person he has successfully avoided since becoming friends with Baine -- and she brings a couple bad guys in her wake.

These two were a hoot to watch. She’s a sass with a quick mouth; he flirts extremely easily with her – which I found surprising in the beginning considering his dark mood.
Her quick, sassy mouth spews what it thinks – her mind is equally spunky (yes, she manages to put a lid on the outbursts).
Apparently the man had a problem with clothing. He rose from the beastly machine, showcasing the most adulterating display of masculinity she’d ever seen in real life.
In just 24 short hours, they go from strangers (granted, have to give the man credit, Law has been lusting after Mags for quite some time) to serious kissing buddies.

As they go through the motions of taking down a pretty significant sex ring, they (of course) fall for one another -- but again, Law was already half there, silly man.

While I loved Baine and his promises to Sloan, Law, with his dark moods and honest words, stole my heart. He swears to Mags he'll never abandon her, and he loves her as she is -- nosey journalist, quirky mind, freckled face, foul mouth, and all.

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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Mignon! Law sounds like my kind of dark, cryptic character! This sounds really character driven overall and that's awesome! Glad you liked it! :)