Out for Justice! Sweet Revenge by Christy Reece

Posted June 25, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

Out for Justice! Sweet Revenge by Christy ReeceSweet Revenge by Christy Reece
Series: Last Chance Rescue #8
Published by Ballantine on October 4, 2011
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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three-half-stars

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.

 

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Quick summary

Jamie Kendrick was rescued from the hell known as Stanford Reddington’s world by LCR. Dylan Savage was the operative that actually located and removed her the night of the rescue. That night, a permanent unspoken bond was created between the two of them, one he was determined to resist and one she was determined to seal.

 

What I enjoyed

I’ve looked forward to Jamie’s story since she emerged in the series. Her history was both intriguing and horrific. Dylan also was appealing as I recalled his thoughts at the moment he rescued her in Spain. It affected him deeply and profoundly. I really liked both of them as she is brave, courageous and resourceful and he is an incredible operative, almost poetic in his abilities.

 

Where I had issues

I just wish the best of both of them showed up in their relationship. He suffered tiresomely from “I’m not good enough for her” because of his tragic childhood (and it’s pretty bad) as he saw her through idealistic eyes. It was just so drawn out that I found myself hoping Jamie would just leave him for good.

It was also puzzling as to why Jamie was so adamant about finding Stanford and bringing him to justice on her own. While her inroad was sound, she hadn’t a clue as to how to move forward afterward. Her stubbornness was just not plausible, nor was Dylan’s plan to get her to share what she knew.

 

The bottom line

Despite these issues, I enjoyed the story, primarily because of all the tension and suspense around the detection and capture of Stanford Reddington and his enterprise. It was chilling at times with interesting revelations. I just wasn’t as invested in the romance.

About Christy Reece

Growing up in a tiny Alabama community boasting only one stop sign and a gas station gave Christy ample opportunity to create daring adventures in her head. When she wasn’t thinking of her story characters, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys kept her entertained and out of trouble. Later came the chills of Stephen King and the thrills of John Grisham, but the romance genre always held a strong place in her heart. After years of talking to the characters in her head, she finally decided to write the stories they had been telling her. Now, she and her characters couldn’t be happier.

Christy lives in Alabama with her husband, five incredibly cute but precocious canines, and one very shy turtle.

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4 responses to “Out for Justice! Sweet Revenge by Christy Reece

    • Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

      And this was one of them, which was too bad as I really liked both of them individually.

    • Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

      Confession time…I finished #10 last night:) This series was my binge read! Now I’m ready for the spinoff. She’s got the second book ready for release next week. I’m determined to keep up.