Friday, May 6, 2016

Blog Tour & Reviews by Maimeo's Angels & Robin ~ Justice (Bad Boys of X-Ops #2) by Rie Warren

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From the world of bad boys of Retribution MC comes a deliciously dangerous, scandalously sexy, four part series!
Good girl versus Bad boy. Southern charm comes head-to-head with military grit. They say opposites attract. That’s an understatement where Justice and Lawless are concerned. 
JUSTICE  Let’s face it. I’ve got a bad rep with the ladies. I’m a rough-talking, smooth-loving, international playboy—yeah right, whatever—and an X-Ops specialist. Sure, I’m hiding a secret or two. Who isn’t? That’s the least of my concerns when I’m called in to lead an infiltrate-and-retrieve mission.
I’ve got my head in the game—the one firmly attached to my shoulders. An American embassy overseas is under siege, and I’m expecting to rescue the ambassador and his daughter, a stereotypical geeky damsel in distress, Matilda Lawless. 
Caught in the crossfire between explosive danger and wild desire, I’m in for the shock of my life. 
TILLY I’m not looking for any man to save me. I’m pretty damn capable of taking care of myself, thank you very much. I have a successful career and was practically born and bred on a gun range, even if I can’t bake a perfect biscuit to save my life like a good southern woman should.
But there’s just something about that hardcore operative called Justice. He’s haunted and lonely, and I know that pain inside and out. It doesn’t hurt one little bit he’s been blessed with more than his fair share of good looks, plus a body that would make any red-blooded woman drool. 
Barricaded inside the embassy, under my father’s shrewd eyes, I intend to have Justice no matter how many times he says he’s not good enough. I see the way he watches me. With dirty, sexy, hungry lust. 
Fighting is what Justice does. Now I need him to fight for me. 
Warning: Graphic sex, graphic action, graphic language. Triple X caution.

Bad Boys of X-Ops—four part spring/summer series:

Storm: Releasing May 3rd Pre-Order:

Bane: Coming soon


“I think you’d best get some rest, Matilda.” My voice came out low but razor sharp, my words blunt and unmuffled.
If I had to be an asshole to her to maintain the necessary distance I would, because the suddenness of wanting her so damn much was painful.
And futile.
And stupid beyond belief.
Tsk.” She waltzed into the room all bare, tan legs and warm, soft scent.
Her fingers flicked at my forehead, and I reared back in surprise.
“Tilly, Ah told you. Only my grandmother has ever called me Matilda, and she’s so stiff I think she was molded into the apron she put on after she got married in 1948. I am not a Matilda.”
First of all, I couldn’t believe she’d flicked me. Me! A goddamn ex-marine and special operative.
And second, a grin crept up one side of my mouth, but I swallowed down the laugh that wanted to follow.
“What’s that?” Tilly pointed at the notebook resting in my lap.
Uh.” Fuck. I’d completely forgotten about the damn thing. “Nothing.” I quickly rolled it up and stashed it in my pocket. “Bullshit on pages. Gonna make a bonfire out of it later.”
I pulled out a throwing star I always flipped back and forth between my fingers. It flashed like lightning, throwing sparks of light across the room.
A much more manly pursuit.
Jesus. I am losing it.
Maybe I need some sleep after all.
I groaned.
Tilly plopped right down beside me with upraised legs, leaning the back of her head against the wall. “God, but it’s hot in here.”
Plucking at her shirt that ballooned before settling back against the firm round hills of her tits, she rolled her head toward me. “Justin, right?”
I met her eyes for a moment to see the twinkle in her irises.
“Justice.” I growled.
“Justice? Hmm. Justice what?”
“I’m not giving out that information.” I made my frown as formidable as ever, but I could tell she didn’t give a shit.
She leaned close enough her warm breath caressed my ear. “Who would I tell?”
“Chase . . . Justice Chase.” The words tumbled from my mouth.
She clapped a hand over her mouth to withhold a giggle. “Well, that’s not so bad, is it? Imagine if it was Chase Justice.”
“It’s not that.” Maybe a little. “No one’s supposed to know . . . who I really am.”
“Lawless and Justice, huh?” Her hand found my forearm, and her fingers squeezed the steel cable muscles. “Sounds like an outlaw movie. The next big blockbuster. I promise to keep your secret, Justice Chase.”
Spunky Tilly somehow lifted all the fatigue from my body, and I aimed a feral grin at her.
Her eyelashes fluttered. Her smile became a softer curve of her lips.
Her fingers traced all the way down to my wrist where a pulse pounded a heavy beat before she skimmed her hand to my thigh and down to the floor between us.
She made my body thump and my blood race. She made sensations fire like a network of heat to the center of my groin.
Maybe it was just the day, the night, the adrenaline rush that hadn't worn off and probably wouldn't. The same thing happened with every op—unleashed energy I usually slaked afterward by fucking. Fucking hard. Randomly. Anonymously. 
Here there was no one to screw. Except Tilly.
There was no escaping her presence either, and, man, did I want to fuck the living daylights out of her.
I lifted one knee and casually—oh so casually—crossed a forearm over it so my hand nearly dangled in my lap, obscuring my growing hard-on from view.
“You should stay in your quarters, Matilda.” My voice sounded like gravel, and I shifted again.

This series is about some extremely bad ass military men and the women who tame them.  This is Justice and Matilda’s (Tilly) story.
These two spark of each other from the first moment. Justice is sent in to rescue an ambassador and his daughter which has escalated into an international incident.
Tough and brave, the last thing he expects is to meet his match on the job.
Justice is hiding secrets behind a tough exterior with walls placed around him that no one has been able to penetrate; that is until Tilly decides she is going to knock down the barricades and to heck with the consequences.
There is mystery, intrigue, really hot sex scenes and danger; plenty of action and interaction whilst they fight for their lives.
I loved that Tilly is so feisty and determined to go after what and who she wants.
Although this is a stand-alone I would suggest you start with Walker, book one in the series, as it is interesting to see how the characters develop from book to book.
Tilly and Justice together work well together, their chemistry is amazing and I really was pleased that these two got together. 
I look forward to reading more in the series.  

I can never stress enough the research that goes into the level of writing that Rie Warren produces.  It is so apparent from the opening paragraph that Ms. Warren does not write novels without knowing her subject matter.  It is technical, sometimes above my head, fast paced and hot writing that is difficult to find in today's "write a novel in 30 days" world.  (I am not saying there aren't good ones written in 30 days, but if you have made it this far in the review you obviously know what I am talking about!)  

This is the 2nd novel in the Bad Boys of X-Ops series.  In the first book Justice was more of the joker.  In this book we delve deeper into this character.  He is leading his first mission to save an ambassador and his daughter Tilly.  Justice has a past with women and sometimes it is hard for people to walk away from their past if they feel that it is all they deserve.  Sometimes, it takes a special woman like Tilly that is full of sass and heat and heart, to teach a man that he is worth so much more than his past.

This book is fast paced and full of action.  It is also full of heat.  I can't wait to see what the 3rd book brings.  I lover how Ms. Warren interweaves the characters of each novel so that you realize how important these men are to each other and how seriously they take their missions.  Every time I finish a book by this author I feel like I am walking away from a group of friends.  So I welcome the opportunity to meet with Storm and see what he is up to.

Bad Boys of X-Ops—four part spring/summer series:
Storm: Releasing May 3rd Pre-Order:
Bane: Coming soon

Author Bio

Rie is the badass, sassafras author of Sugar Daddy and the Don’t Tell series–a breakthrough trilogy that crosses traditional publishing boundaries beginning with In His Command. Her latest endeavors include the Carolina Bad Boys, a fun, hot, and southern-sexy series.

A Yankee transplant who has traveled the world, Rie started out a writer—causing her college professor to blush over her erotic poetry without one ounce of shame. Not much has changed. She swapped pen for paintbrushes and followed her other love during her twenties. From art school to marriage to children and many a wild and wonderful journey in between, Rie has come home to her calling. Her work has been called edgy, daring, and some of the sexiest smut around.

You can connect with Rie via the social media hangouts listed on her website She is represented by Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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