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Hard Justice by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Series: Urban Seductions #12
Published by Ellora's Cave Genres: Paranormal
Layla Collins is a witch and an investigator, and Benedict Jackson is an assassin and a wizard. They have been put together as a team by one of the Council members to try and locate the rot that has infiltrated the Council and that has been responsible for the death of several of the colleagues and the framing of one of Benedict’s best friends. Being magical does not help when working with any form of technology and when you calculate the heavy passion which is hyping their auras, it’s going to be a miracle if they can actually get the computer to give them any information before they fry it.
However, they do manage to get a major lead, which will start connecting the dots on who is behind the rogue wizards and witches and behind the deaths of so many others. As Layla and Benedict follow the clues, they face danger with each new answer. The suspense is almost as fierce as their passion. When the clues prove that this is bigger than they imagined, Benedict and Layla call in some high-powered help and personal friends who together resolve the final clues and capture a person who can name names about who is behind the corruption in the Council and also in the Tribunal.
Passion and deadly suspense will bring together a sexy witch and a powerful wizard as they work fast to undercover corruption that has been behind several deaths in Hard Justice. Layla and Benedict have been attracted to each other prior to becoming a team, but once that happens, it turns that attraction to intense passion that neither can ignore. I was impressed at how they could burn so hot and then turn to the matters at hand to fulfill their mission. Talk about pressure under fire. While Layla and Benedict didn’t totally end the rot that was behind everything, they did put a major kink in it and give the Council member who hired them vital information to do so. I really enjoyed watching just how well Layla and Benedict were together both professionally and as a fledgling couple. Hard Justice is a fast-paced story full of hot passion and deadly suspense that moves along the overall plot arc in this series.