April 25, 2014

Wicked Ties (Steele Security Series) by A.D. Justice - RELEASE TOUR & GIVEAWAY


What if everything you believed in turned out to be a lie?
What if learning the truth changed everything?

Colton “Bull” Lanier thought he had his life all figured out. His trust was hard earned. He let no one see the man inside. He didn’t believe in love and he didn't get involved. That is, until she walked into his life.

There’s more to Steele Security’s newest client, Chaise, than what meets the eye. She’s in trouble but she’s also hiding something and keeps her secrets close to the vest. With her life in danger, Bull reluctantly takes on her case to help her find a missing girl and protect her life in the process. 

When their attraction flares hot enough to burn them, Bull gives Chaise something very rare – his trust. But as worlds collide, lifelong secrets are revealed that makes Bull question everything he’s ever believed. When Chaise disappears, the men of Steele Security are on the case. But will they get there in time?

Forgiveness. Trust. Love.

Ruthless. Doubt. Coldness.

Will Bull find out what kind of man he really is?


Wicked Ties is the second book in the Steele Security series. The book can be read as a standalone, however, you might be spoiled on the end of the first book. Hence, do take note that there might be spoilers for the first book, Wicked Games.

With that said, we follow two new main characters in Wicked Ties. Colton "Bull" Lanier and Chaise. Bull was first introduced in the first book. He is a very guarded man. He doesn't let anyone inside of him easily and it takes a lot of effort and time to earn his trust. The book begins from Colton's point of view when he was younger. From there, we get that he was hurt when he was younger and it played a part in determining the kind of man he turned out to be.

On the other hand, Chaise is more of a mystery. In her first scene, she is seen hiding during Noah and Brianna's wedding. She did not notice however, that she was already being monitored by Bull, Rebel and Shadow. Once Brianna and Noah were escorted away for their honeymoon, Chaise was interrogated by Bull. We gathered that Chaise is in danger and Bull has decided to take on her case and protect her while trying to keep their business professional.

I thought the overall pacing of the book was really well done. It was very fast paced and the plot kept me going on. I managed to finish the book in one sitting. It was really good. I was very much invested in the story as well as the characters.

The characters are probably my favourite aspect of the entire book. They are all very likeable and have their own distinct personality that makes them similar yet different from each other. Bull is very hard-headed yet we get to slowly see his inner self shine through as his relationship with Chaise progresses. As for Chaise, like I said, she is very mysterious and keeps things to herself. I think Chaise developed a lot in the story. In the beginning, she was afraid really easily but she grew so much by the end of the book.

I really loved the two main characters and their relationship. It was really interesting to see as the story went on. I also really loved the whole group working together to help Chaise. Their interactions were really fun to read and I enjoyed being a part of them for a bit.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was such an enjoyable read. I did have some minor issues like how it was a little too predictable in certain scenes. There were also a few problems that could have been avoided if they had communicated. In the end, I still liked the story a whole lot and I'm definitely continuing on with the series if there's a sequel. I recommend the book to anyone who likes a good adult romance novel.

Review by Fidah




Investigative reporter Brianna Tate has stumbled upon the story of a lifetime but she has no idea it will change her entire life. When the story thrusts her into a web of lies that puts her life in danger, she has to choose between seeing the man she loves destroyed or giving up her whole life to enter WITSEC. After three years of living someone else's life, everything changes when her true identity and location is discovered. She is forced to leave protective custody to save the man she still loves. 

Noah Steele owns a successful business with Steele Security, providing security escorts for the nations' top officials, wealthy elitists, and high-profile visiting dignitaries. What he keeps from everyone in his life is that he never fully recovered from losing Brianna. He shares a bed with other women but never his heart. Noah's life now revolves around his work until the night he stumbles upon an intruder in his house and learns that intruder is actually his long-dead love, Brianna. 

With her sudden reappearance, Noah discovers the passion that once fueled their relationship is still there, burning hotter than ever. However, even love can't erase the betrayal Noah experiences after learning that Brianna faked her death and has been in hiding this whole time. Noah must decide if he can accept that she betrayed him and caused him the worst pain in his life. Learning that she has been alive and seemingly fine without him may be more than he can take. 

Brianna's relationships with everyone at Steele Security is teetering precariously on a ledge. Loyalty and honesty is key with the men who once looked at her as a sister but now openly distrust her. Can they work together to identify the real threat, save his business and their own lives? Or will Noah lose the only woman he's ever loved, twice in one lifetime, in his fight against the tangled web of lies and betrayal that surround him?
Recommended for readers 18+ due to language, violence and sexual content.

A.D. Justice's debut novel is Wicked Games, A Steele Security Novel. It is the first of a four-book series. Each book is designed as a stand-alone, but reading from the beginning will give the reader a better sense of how the characters are connected. The premise of the series is based on a group of elite soldiers and their adventures with Steele Security.
The second novel A.D. released is titled Crazy Maybe. It is not for the faint of heart - complex, real-life issues are addressed, with several twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages until you've devoured the whole book!
A.D. Justice has been married for 24 years and has two wonderful sons in college. She is also an avid reader of romance novels and, to her amazement, a self-published author. A.D. enjoys reading many different types of romance books - including drama and suspense, crime and mystery, NA and YA, and contemporary and erotica.


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