Author: Christy Reece

SWEET REWARD by Christy Reece

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SWEET REWARD by Christy ReeceSweet Reward by Christy Reece
Series: Last Chance Rescue #9
Published by Ballantine Books on 2011-12-27
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Reviewed by Miranda

WHEN RISK IS THE REWARD—LET THE DANGER BEGIN Adrenaline junkie Jared Livingston has found the perfect blend of exhilaration and danger in his new job at Last Chance Rescue. Raised to depend only on himself, Jared tried marriage, but the end of the relationship renewed his belief that he was meant to be a loner. Now a desperate plea from his ex-wife puts Jared in the unique position of using the skills she despised to rescue her missing daughter. The case brings Jared face-to-face with Mia Ryker, the only agent ever fired from LCR—for playing too far outside the box. Now Mia’s back, and as a team, they’re as compatible as fuel and fire—blowing off tension in each other’s arms, blowing open the secret life of a wealthy philanthropist and his shameful dealings. Their search for the innocent child takes them to places neither have been before—to the edge of danger and to the edge of their hearts.From the Paperback edition.

Jared Livingston likes living life on the edge. His job as an operative for Last Chance Rescue gives him the adrenaline rush that he needs. However, his recent case hits a little too close to home. His ex-wife’s baby is kidnapped and she calls on Jared for help. It seems babies are being nabbed from all over the world. Mostly taken from junkie mother’s but Jared’s ex doesn’t quite fit the profile for she is happily remarried and a successful doctor. 

Mia Ryker ex-Last Chance Rescue operative now runs her own rescue business in Chicago. When a drugged out mom comes to her for help she cannot refuse. Mia knows what it’s like to be at the hands of predators and she will do whatever it takes to get that baby back even work with the sexiest most stubborn man she’s ever met. 

Jared and Mia team up to bring down the man responsible for the kidnappings. Sparks fly as these two share barbs and close quarters. Jared doesn’t like it when Mia must go undercover for the mission but who is he to stop her? The feelings she evokes within him are confusing and it’s best to ignore them. However, when Mia and Jake take their sparring to a whole new level this adrenaline junkie has a big problem letting his woman put herself in harm’s way. Too bad he doesn’t have a choice. 

Christy Reece’s Sweet Reward is a passionate and vivacious thrill-ride! I really love this book! I feel like I’ve been on an epic journey after finishing it. The hero and heroine of Sweet Reward are really exquisite. Jared the sexy hero is really a block of ice at the beginning. He is so afraid to express or even feel emotion. Mia is almost an open book showing all of her emotions as they happen. Both have lived extremely different lives but their haunted pasts are driving them. Mia and Jared have each experienced great hurts in their lives but they strive to save others from hurt. Of course, Mia see’s what she’s doing as helping others where Jared see’s it more as satisfying his need for danger. 

Jared and Mia really balance each other out. I love how she doesn’t back down or behave the way Jared wants her to. Jared believes he can go through the rest of his life without developing any love strings but Mia is making that difficult. She really turns him inside out and I love it! My favorite part is their `I’m sorry’ conversation! I just loved it so much I totally fell head over heels for Jared then! Jared and Mia definitely do not have an easy-peasy relationship. These two will have to work for everything they get including bringing down the mastermind behind the kidnappings. The case is dangerous and really amps up the tension between Jared and Mia. I just loved seeing Jared become vulnerable and to watch as he slowly opens himself up to emotion. Sweet Reward is a superb dramatic feat with a harrowing and unforgettable finish.

SWEET REVENGE by Christy Reece

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SWEET REVENGE by Christy ReeceSweet Revenge by Christy Reece
Series: Last Chance Rescue #8
Published by Ballantine Books on 2011
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Reviewed by Miranda

Jamie Kendrick went on a trip to hell at the hands of Stanford Reddington, a monster protected by money and power. Now, asking for Last Chance Rescue’s help, Jamie makes plans for her revenge. And Dylan Savage, one of LCR’s most skilled operatives, is given an assignment he despises but can’t refuse—to train the lovely Jamie but thwart her revenge plot at all costs. With tender ruthlessness, he pries open her most intimate secrets, and the attraction they’ve both tried to deny explodes into a scorching love affair—an affair that Dylan has to end. Months after Jamie stormed away from Dylan and LCR, the two meet again—at the home of Stanford Reddington. In the grips of hurt, anger, desire, and undercover danger, Jamie and Dylan will risk more than broken hearts: they’re risking everything to stop an evil fiend from destroying more lives, including their own.

Jamie Kendrick was kidnapped by the vicious Stanford Reddington. She narrowly survived being sold and sexually tortured when the Last Chance Rescue team saved her. Now Jamie wants a little revenge. Reddington runs a human trafficking ring and she plans on bringing him down but she needs a little training first. Jamie goes to Last Chance Rescue for help. Dylan Savage, the operative who pulled Jamie out of that hellhole, and hasn’t been able to get her out of his mind since, is assigned to train her. This assignment is twofold for Dylan. He is also supposed to find out what information Jamie is withholding and convince her to quit her quest for revenge. Easier said than done. It doesn’t take Dylan long to realize what a headstrong woman Jamie is. He may have to pull out every trick in the book to convince her to back off. Perhaps, seduction is in order. 

As Dylan attempts to get close to her secrets, she gets closer to his heart but how will Jamie handle being misled? Will she dive head first into danger or run as far from Dylan Savage as she can get? Reddington must go down and Last Chance Rescue will do whatever it takes to put him out of business. Who will get to Reddington first: Jamie or Dylan?

This is my first Last Chance Rescue book, what a great series I’ve been missing! Sweet Revenge is a seductively thrilling novel. The action and emotion are piled high in this kick-ass story. I adore Jamie’s stubborn bravery. She has been through something that could totally mess up a lot of people and she handles it like a pro. Her determination to take down this horrid criminal is admirable and wraps the reader up emotionally. Dylan is the sexy stalwart hero but it was hard not to be angry with him while he’s hiding his intentions from Jamie. However, he does make up for it. Jamie and Dylan sizzle together. The scenes between them while training are rife with sexual tension. Christy Reece’s Sweet Revenge is a sweet and spicy suspense filled treat!

SWEET JUSTICE by Christy Reece

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SWEET JUSTICE by Christy ReeceSweet Justice by Christy Reece
Series: Last Chance Rescue #7
Published by Ballantine Books on 2011
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Reviewed by Miranda

Honor Stone is a young, idealistic FBI agent when her path collides with Seth Cavanaugh. For a girl who has never walked on the wild side, the dark and dangerous Seth is a temptation she can’t refuse. But then Seth walks out the door and out of her life. Five years later, Honor is an operative with the elite Last Chance Rescue organization and Seth is a desperate ex-cop searching for his missing niece—one of many young women who have mysteriously vanished from college campuses. Going undercover, Honor will attract the maniacal cult leader behind the kidnappings and find a way to work with Seth—while steering clear of the passion and need that’s just one touch away from explosion. Seth knows he had all the right reasons for the wrong he did five years ago. And from the moment he sees her—and takes her in his arms again—this former undercover man will risk everything for one more chance with Honor.

Former FBI agent Honor Stone is now an operative of the Last Chance Rescue team. She has a passion for finding the missing and is eager to join a team where she has a better chance of finding people alive. Honor never counted on coming face-to-face with the man that once broke her heart.

Seth Cavanaugh chased everyone he cares about out of his life so he could go undercover to bring down a despicable criminal. Now the criminal is out of business but Seth is having trouble convincing his loved ones to bring him back into the fold. When his niece goes missing Seth uncovers a rash of mysterious disappearances. He takes the case to the Last Chance Rescue Team and is teamed up with the one woman who could be his undoing. Seth’s major regret is the loss of his relationship with Honor. 

Honor and Seth make a great investigative team. As they hunt for the trail of the person kidnapping young woman they get closer to the culprit and each other. Can Honor and Seth find their way back to each other or will their case turn deadly leaving one of them alone forever?

Sweet Justice is an exciting and passionate novel. Honor and Seth share a fiery chemistry. I really enjoyed their relationship and their history but the star of Sweet Justice is the dark and intense plot. Sweet Justice is filled with extremely brave women, honorable men and a terribly disturbing villain that will haunt you long after reading the very last page.

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