Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Justice 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers
  Justice (Jessica Ford, #2)
4 of 5 stars false 
 Feisty criminal attorney Jessica Ford has done her best to comply with the orders of the Secret Service's unofficial witness protection program ever since she became the lone witness to the First Lady's murder. Unfortunately, winning her first high-profile case for a prestigious Washington, D.C., law firm, subsequently landing her face all over the news, is not exactly ?keeping a low profile.? Or so says hunky Secret Service agent Mark Ryan, whose newest assignment is keeping her safe at all costs. It just so happens he's also her ex-boyfriend. The trial earns Jess a permanent spot on the firm's legal defense team, replacing an associate who eloped and never came back. But Jess's mind has raced from the moment the prosecution's star witness shocked the courtroom with a revelation involving the handsome son of a powerful U.S. senator. Was the pretty young mother intimidated into changing her story on the stand? Why won't she return Jess's calls? Did Jess's predecessor really just abandon her successful career? Or did both women mysteriously disappear? After Mark rescues Jess from an attack outside her apartment, she begins to consider the possibility that she is a target. Maybe it's not so bad to have her irresistibly charming and hard-bodied former lover around for protection. The question is, which of the many inadvertent enemies Jess has made recently is he protecting her from? The investigation leads her to some startling coincidences ? and to a teenage runaway who may just hold the missing link...if Jess can find her


Jessica is in a pseudo witness protection program, but she just won her first high profile case and is now all over the news. Her ex Mark is assigned to keep her safe, he still wants to be with her, and she wants to kill him. Jessica gets a spot on the legal team and she can’t get over how the victim of a rape recanted on the stand. She thinks the witness has been threatened and she can’t let it go. The woman who she replaced, who just up and married, has her worried to. Jessica gets attacked by her apartment and Mark saves her, now someone is trying to kill her and Jessica is having a hard time dealing with the fact that she still loves Mark. Once again someone is trying to kill her and she doesn’t know who or why. I liked Jessica in this book more than the last one, she has grown some teeth. She stills has some serious issues with her looks, but she seems surer of herself. Mark is the same as he was in the last book, except his stance on relationships has changed. I liked hearing how their relationship had broken apart then ultimately became stronger. I did like the mystery, but I was able to figure out who was behind it easier this time than last. I had a little bit of a problem with the added paranormal aspect to the book. The whole seeing a ghost just detracted from the story for me. Overall the book was really good; I would like to see one last book with Jessica and Mark in it.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Pursuit 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers
 Pursuit (Jessica Ford, #1) 
 5 of 5 stars false  
When rookie lawyer Jessica Ford gets the call from her boss, John Davenport, the senior partner at the illustrious law firm for which she works, she can tell he is well on his way to being drunk. He needs Jess to meet First Lady Annette Cooper, for whom Davenport is a personal lawyer, at a Washington, D.C., hotel. Jess is thrilled: this high-profile assignment must mean that she's earned her boss's trust and she's on her way to bigger things. But unfortunately, bigger isn't always better.

Jess doesn't remember much --- only that in the course of the late-night meeting with Annette Cooper, she ended up in the backseat of a car, speeding off into the darkness. All Jess knows is that the car crashed en route, and the other three passengers were killed, including the First Lady. Badly injured, Jess is the only survivor of what is trumpeted around the world as a tragic accident.

Although she has no memory about the events leading up to the accident, Jess is still bothered by one question: Was it really an accident? The Secret Service agent on the case, Mark Ryan, gets the feeling that Jess is hiding something. As his suspicions grow, Jess's world starts falling apart. First, she is brutally attacked in the hospital, barely escaping with her life. Then her boss dies under questionable circumstances. In fact, everyone who might possibly know the details about the First Lady's last few hours starts turning up dead. And then Jess understands: If she remembers that night, she'll be dead too.

Terrified and certain that the First Lady's death was no accident, Jess has only Mark Ryan to turn to ..


Jessica is a new lawyer, her boss calls her drunk and because she is still a flunky she gets up in the middle of the night to track down the first lady. After she finds her and gets her in the car, somebody chases them and everyone but Jessica ends up dead in the car accident. While in the hospital someone tries to kill Jessica, a secret service agent Mark believes her and tries to keep her safe. When Marks car blows up when both of them were supposed to be in it, they find out that it is the Secret Service trying to kill them. Mark and Jessica have to find out what the first lady was running from, who is really trying to kill them and deal with their attraction to each other. Jessica is a normal woman; she works hard helps to support her mother and sister. She isn't outrageously beautiful; she wears glasses and isn’t stick skinny. Mark is a hot agent with an ex-wife and a teenage daughter, he has relationship issues. He is very good at his job, outside of his daughter that is the only thing that matters to him, until Jessica. Pursuit is a fast paced, what is going to happen next and who really did it book. The story line is actually believable, with just enough irrationality thrown in to keep things interesting. I loved how the relationship between Mark and Jessica developed; they are so different from each other. The mystery of who was trying to kill them kept me guessing right up to the end. I loved this book and can't wait to read the next one.

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