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This is the first Zoe Archer book I have read. I really enjoyed her captivating writing style. She has interesting, unconventional characters that complicated and kind. I love the idea behind this series, which is a group of regular working people banding together to right wrongs that can't be handled by conventional means. Not to kill, but to serve justice. They carefully confirm the crime then the punishment fits it. The romance in this book was really wonderful. I loved the tension and passion and I was crying in the end about the choices that were made...then I had happy tears (yea for a HEA!)
This was an audiobook. I can't find the rest of the series on audiobook, so I guess I have to sit for a minute and read . It's ok because I am not totally in love with this performance. Goodness knows I have heard worse, but maybe this should have been read by a man. Jack is such a strong character and I was slightly disappointed that his voice wasn't deeper.
Overall, this book was a huge surprise for me and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series!
This story was slow to build to a good all-around story, where the romance took a backseat to the revenge tale. I bought it for the romance, so it took longer for me to really get into the story. But it was written well throughout, especially if romance is secondary for you. Having the romance be sort of secondary was a plus because the romance between Eva and Jack, two mature and experienced people, then seemed understandable, slow-moving, and based on, not only lust but also understanding and respect. Prior to the actual act of sex, which didn’t occur until after the 9hour mark, there were looks and longing and finally a little touching and some kissing. Altogether, I think there was really only 1 full sex scene, maybe 2. Whatever the amount, it was sensual and romantic. But it all took a bit and was spaced out, but in a very appropriate way. The appropriateness stemmed from the fact that the two main characters, Eva & Jack, were unlikely romantic partners, which made their getting together great. And love was not spoken of until it made sense, until it was believable and not in the heat of sex.
The only negative—though mild—was that the author was redundant at times. More than I like she included the statement, “her heart contracted,” when referencing Eva’s reaction to varying aspects or behaviors of Jack.
The narrator did a very good job, and the ending of the story has no cliffhanger. Whether there’s a HEA can only be revealed if you get the story. I will be looking for other books by this author.