ARC Review: Hard Justice by April Hunt

Posted September 2, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Hard Justice by April Hunt
Hard Justice
by April Hunt

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: August 29th 2017
Series: Alpha Security #3
Published by Forever
Format: ARC
 

“The story wasn’t bad, by any means, but along the way I lost interest in the two main characters a bit.”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve been looking for a new romantic suspense series to sink my teeth into recently, and I thought this had a lot of potential.  OK, the cover said it had a lot of potential *grins*.  I’d never read this author before and haven’t read many reviews either, so I went into it pretty blind.  I always enjoy stories with a female operative because they can be quite badass.

HARD JUSTICE is the third in the Alpha Security series and I wasn’t lost reading this out of order.  From the beginning we can feel a spark and chemistry between team operatives Charlie and Vince.  They’ve danced around that attraction it seems for a while and they now have an assignment together.

Vince is an ex-SEAL, member of Alpha Security and … bartender.  This whole bar business is probably something I’m missing from earlier in the series it just seemed a bit out of place for what the characters do for a living.  Does he get any downtime or is his downtime to work more at the bar?  I still liked his character because he wasn’t just 100% alpha, there was also a good sense of humor and great banter between him and Charlie.  They were very entertaining together.

The first half of this book was really strong and kept me interested, but somewhere around that mark it started missing some of that special something that made me want to keep picking this up and reading.  The story wasn’t bad, by any means, but along the way I lost interest in the two main characters a bit.  I couldn’t put my finger on what changed for me.

Charlie has a past she’s hidden that’s finally coming back to haunt her in this assignment and she will get to deal with those demons.  Vince has issues of his own why he wants to keep a relationship with Charlie out of the cards.  Some of these plots at times feel like they’ve been used so many times to create conflict between main characters that it gets repetitive for me.  I kinda wish we would’ve seen something different and fresh thrown at them to keep them apart instead of those issues.  In the end, it seemed kinda easy to just get over anyway.  And sorry, I’m trying to be vague about what so it doesn’t spoil the book.

This book falls somewhere in the middle for me.  I enjoyed reading it but it didn’t stand out so much than I need to rush and get the rest of the series, but I may continue it.

 

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About April Hunt

April blames her addiction for chocolate on growing up near the country's chocolate capital, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in a rural area, April always had lots of time to cultivate an active imagination, penning her first book at the age of ten, with a child's typewriter a lot of liquid white-out. Even though both her stories and writing methods have changed drastically through the years, one thing hasn't.

Her imagination.

Cowboys, military men, and alpha bad boys with a penchant for corrupting the good girl are among her favorite heroes to bring to the page. As both a contemporary and romantic suspense author, April loves sweet, second-chance romances as well as the thrills and squeals of being involved with a man who feels more naked without his Glock than without his skivvies.

When April's not donning her writing gloves, she's busy raising two energetic kids and husband. And there isn't a day that passes when she's not dreaming up yet another happily ever after...

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

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Elizabeth

Very thorough. Thank you.

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Great review Francesca!! Love this cover,so HOT!! Shared on my socials!!

Kathleen Bylsma
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Kathleen Bylsma

Thanks. I was curious about this book. Now I know.

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JayneChanger

If you’re looking for a good Romantic Suspense with Female Operatives. Check out Piper J Drake’s Safeguard series.

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Amy R

Thanks for the review.

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Thanks for the review Francesca