Before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Tace Justice was a good ole Texas cowboy who served his country and loved his mama. After Scorpius, the world became dark, dangerous, and deadly... and so did he. The Vanguard medic is stronger, faster, and smarter than before, but he's lost the line between right and wrong. His passion is absolute, and when he focuses it on one woman, there's no turning back for either of them.
Sami Steel has been fighting to survive right alongside Tace, convincing the Vanguard soldiers she's one of them. In truth, Sami is a former hacker turned government agent who worked at The Bunker, where scientists stored both contaminants and cures. Only she knows the location, and she's not telling. Yet when sexual fire explodes between her and Tace, she'll face even that hell again to save him.
Justice Ascending doesn’t follow the rules, it breaks them into tiny pieces. Normal is a memory which Scorpius intends to eradicate. A group of people just surviving and looking for a cure. How unlikely it is to find love? Very. The intensity of Justice overwhelms and invites you in for more.
I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on Justice Ascending. Tace has had a piece of my heart since the first story when we were introduced to the Texas man before he was infected with Scorpius. A field medic for the military, he is one of very few people with medical knowledge left alive. In the first book, he is infected and we have watch the aw-shucks guy turn into a silent, deadly and slightly unfeeling character that we fear will never survive.
Vitamin B supplies are running low, the Merchs and the President are trolling the edge of Vanguard and within the Pure group is threatening the peace. The world isn’t really in a good place with problems cropping us at every turn.
Tace is fighting the draw of Scorpius while testing the limits of his unemotional responses. Sami is hiding a secret that could change everything or nothing at all. Tace can sense the lies she is telling, but he also can’t seem to stop lusting for her. His deadly like stalking is both sexy and terrifying to read.
The Darkness doesn’t just stare back…it moves forward, opens its mouth, and swallows you whole. – Tace Justice
As the story starts, Tace is having mysterious symptoms that at times are debilitating. So far he has been able to hide them, but each time they get worse and soon he could be out of the game. Sami is a distraction he both needs and doesn’t. The sense she is lying also gives him purpose to find out what she is hiding, but he also is afraid he will go dark and harm her at the same time.
Sami is also infected, but dealing better with the aftermath. Her secret is monumental! She has found a home in Vanguard she doesn’t want to give up. There is a lot to lose if she is exposed, but this is family. Needless to say she is torn. Her desire for Tace grows with a heat that consumes.
Whoever said that truth sets you free was a moron. -Sami Steel
When Tace collapses, Sami knows what is wrong and the only way to save him is to reveal the secret she has been holding close to her heart. The question: Save Tace or Save Sami.
The course of the book timeframe is very short. Again in days not weeks or months. The action is fast, furious and no one is safe. New characters are introduced, some old rivals still are up and running and the friendship forged in this fire is strong and everlasting.
These books need to be read in order or the sequencing will just have you confused. Also there is a prequel I highly recommend reading. I didn’t know about it and was confused a lot in the first book. Finally the first book tends to drag a little and you might not think this is the series for you. Please don’t give up. The books afterwards are better than the last and action packed with tons of heart and love.
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