RE-RELEASE REVIEW – Wicked Games by A.D. Justice

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Title: Wicked Games
Author: A.D. Justice
Series: Steele Security #1

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Synopsis

Investigative reporter Brianna Tate stumbled upon a career-making story that changed her entire life. When the trail led her into a dangerous web of lies, she was forced to choose between destroying the man she loved or giving up her entire life to enter WITSEC. After three years of living as someone else, everything changed when her true identity and location were discovered.

Noah “Reaper” Steele created a successful business in Steele Security, but he never fully recovered after he lost Brianna. He shared his bed with other women but they never had his heart. Noah’s life solely revolved around his work. Everything changed the night he caught an intruder in his house and learned it was actually his long-dead love, Brianna.

With their reunion, they discovered the passion that fueled their relationship was still alive, burning hotter than ever. However, even Noah’s love couldn’t erase the sting of her betrayal, and he wrestled with allowing her back in his life. Brianna was the only woman he’d ever loved, but he wasn’t sure he could forgive her treachery. For both to survive, Noah and Brianna had to band together, uncover the truth, and reveal the real threat before it was too late.

In his fight against the wicked games that surrounded him, would he end up losing her all over again?

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Review

Wicked Games is an adventure. Noah and Brianna’s story is exciting, surprising, and a bit mysterious. A.D. Justice has certainly developed a unique storyline that had me absolutely hooked. It was easy to fall in love with Noah and the rest of the “Steele Men” with their devilishly handsome faces, dirty thoughts, and total alpha personalities. I enjoyed every unexpected twist and turn that Wicked Games took, keeping me on my toes and leaving me wanting more. Brianna and Noah’s story was simultaneously adorable, thrilling, and heartbreaking, making sure I was completely invested in this great couple. A.D. Justice has done a great job making this story into something emotionally substantial. While I read, I cried several times, and laughed even more as A.D.’s words touched my heart and soothed my soul.

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my line of work, it’s that we don’t have a promise to tomorrow. I don’t want to regret not being with you every day.”

The thing I loved most about Wicked Games is the way in which A.D. Justice allowed her characters to grow together. They became their best selves when they were side-by-side, giving their relationship an authenticity that was easy to relate to. Noah was fierce and strong from the start, but the more time he spent with Brianna, the more he realized how much he needed to soften his heart and just how capable he was of letting people in. Brianna, on the other hand, was trusting and naïve, always thinking the best of people only to be disappointed by the harsh realities of life. As the details of her story unfolded she proved herself an absolute force to be reckoned with, revealing herself to be a strong, independent, badass woman who could definitely hold her own alongside Noah.

“I’ve realized that I can’t live without you again – I don’t even want to try.”

My head is still spinning from the plot of Wicked Games. I’m seriously impressed with A.D. Justice’s attention to details when it comes to this story. The storyline is very much a tangled web of lies that must be carefully untied, but when the truth is finally clear, those little bits and pieces that A.D. has placed throughout the story easily fall into place in the bigger picture. I loved the fire that burned between Noah and Brianna. A.D. definitely fanned the flames. I also adored the development of the secondary characters in Wicked Games. A.D. Justice is quick to include everyone, giving us a more extensive look at the supporting characters. A definite feeling of family was born and I am incredibly anxious to get my hands on the next book in the series. The Steele Men are YUMMY!

Rating
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Excerpt

When they were out of sight, Brianna stood and sprinted across the street toward the terminal entrance. A huge jet appeared over the top of the building as it rose toward the twinkling stars. She stopped to watch it, certain that it was the jet she should’ve been on. Her feet began to move but her eyes remained glued to the plane as it rose higher.

In a split second, her whole world changed right before her eyes. A giant fireball consumed the plane as she watched in horror. The explosion completely obliterated the plane and sent small pieces of the fuselage in every direction for miles. The noise was deafening and the fireball was gigantic. But the terror that resulted on the ground was complete pandemonium.

Panicked screams and heart wrenching sobs came from every direction as onlookers realized what they had seen. Metal scraped on metal as cars crashed into others, the drivers distracted and shocked by the horrendous scene. Police and airport security screamed directions in Turkish. They sounded even more terrifying yelling in a language that Brianna couldn’t understand.

She froze in the street with her jaw dropped open, her eyes wide from terror, and her heart pounded against her chest wall. Through the mass confusion of travelers that rushed from the building, a single voice caught her attention.

“This is U.S. Marshal Stevens. Get Bill Jackman–it’s an emergency,” he yelled into his cell phone. “Bill, there’s been an explosion at the airport. From what I can tell, a plane exploded upon takeoff. Appears to be an intentional attack. The airport is being evacuated. I need immediate assistance and evacuation.”

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Authors Note

WICKED GAMES HAS BEEN DIGITALLY RE-MASTERED!

What does that mean? The updated cover with the awesome Johnny Kane isn’t the only part re-mastered. The entire manuscript has been renewed, rewritten, and has nearly doubled in size! Read the entire story of Noah “Reaper” Steele and Brianna Tate and fall in love with them all over again.

Already own the book? No problem! On Kindle, simply go to Manage Your Content and Devices > Your Content and find the “Update Available” button beside Wicked Games. On Nook, just delete the book and download it again completely free of charge. On iBooks, go to your Updates page and click the update option.

Author Bio

A.D. Justice’s debut novel is Wicked Games, A Steele Security Novel. It is the first of a five book series. The second book in the Steele Security Series is Wicked Ties. it continues the story exactly where Wicked Games ends. Each book is designed as a stand-alone from a character perspective, but reading from the beginning will give the reader a better sense of how the characters are connected. The premise of the series is based on a group of elite soldiers and their adventures with Steele Security.

A.D.’s second series is the Crazy Series and Crazy Maybe is the first book. It is not for the faint of heart – complex, real-life issues are addressed, with several twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages until you’ve devoured the whole book! This series will also continue with more emphasis on the supporting characters.

The third series is Dominic Powers. Her Dom and Her Dom’s Lesson are both now available. This series gives a fresh, new, and realistic look at how a Dom/sub relationship really is, with the addition of a few twists, turns, mystery and intrigue.

A.D. Justice has been married for 25 years and has two wonderful sons in college. She is also an avid reader of romance novels and, to her amazement, a self-published author. A.D. enjoys reading many different types of romance books – including drama and suspense, crime and mystery, NA and YA, and contemporary and erotica.

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