Title: Wild Ways
Series: Justiss Alliance
Author: Tina Wainscott
Published by: Loveswept
Published Date: May 13, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 247 Pages
Heat Level: 3 Flames
Overall: 4 Stars
The Justiss Alliance returns in Tina Wainscott’s novel of outlaws and daredevils, as the search for a missing woman forces two brave souls to tap into their wild side.
When her sister, Diana, rides off into the sunset with a member of the Kings of Chaos motorcycle gang, Mollie Reagan is beyond worried. Two weeks later, a desperate call from Di is abruptly cut off, launching Mollie on a dangerous search.
Before Julian Cuevas receives his first assignment for the Justiss Alliance, he finds one of his own: a beautiful, courageous woman looking for her sister in the dark world of violent criminals. Soon Mollie’s mission is Julian’s mission—one he’d give his life for.
Mollie is used to going it alone. Trusting one stranger is hard enough, but Julian brings a whole team from the private “security” firm he works for. The sexy SEAL is living proof that some people can be counted on, even if her savior is a well-armed world-class sniper riding in on his Harley. From head to toe, Julian is a lethal weapon—and now he’s taking aim at fulfilling Mollie’s every desire.
This year I have become a big fan of Tina Wainscott and her new series, the Justiss Alliance. I loved the novella that spawned the series and enjoyed the first full length book. I do have to say that I enjoyed this book more than the first though. I felt a little bit let down with the previous one considering I was crazy about the novella. This series is a lot like Maya Banks’ KGI series or Cindy Gerard’s Black Ops, Inc. series, both I happen to love. So needless to say, I’m thrilled to have another military romantic suspense series to read. It is truly one of my favorite genres.
Julian Cuerva is a disgraced former SEAL who has recently joined The Justiss Alliance. He hasn’t had a case yet and conveniently one falls into his lap. After seeing a beautiful redhead at a gas station earlier in the day, he sees her again at a renown biker bar. This intrigues him because she doesn’t look like the kinda of girl that usually hangs out at this type of a bar. Julian rides a motorcycle but is not a biker. He and his former teammate, Rath decide to sit and watch what happens to the pretty redhead as she approaches the bar.
Mollie is hunting for her wayward sister. She lost her job, most of her money and the help of her grandparents searching for her sister. See, Mollie is a caretaker of people. She has this need inside her to protect and nurture the people she cares about. Her hunt for her sister is because other than her grandparents, she has never been able to count on anyone. Her mother was an addict, her father abandoned the family and her sister’s lifestyle choices have left Mollie to fend for herself. Not to mention her choice in men is abominable. She knows her sister was last seen with a one percent biker named Brick and that she vanished after a frightened phone to Mollie, begging for her help.
Julian takes it upon himself and his employers by extension, to help Mollie in her search. He admires her tenacity and determination but begins to realize her desire for family but her fear of abandonment. Julian, a lover of women soon accepts he’s met the one. Mollie, not so much. She has walls built up so high that even Julian can climb them. Together, they chase down leads through bars, strip clubs and biker haunts. Their search brings them ever closer and they discover a horror they never could have imagined going on in this outlaw motorcycle gang.
This was a great book and it gave us a different look at MC in romance novels. The market is flooded now with MC romance and I’m a huge fan of it but it does glamorize the abuse of women. I, being a woman, am obviously against violence toward women. I felt that this was probably a closer to the truth depiction of women’s lives in an MC. Maybe not to the full extent of this story but close. If you like military romantic suspense, pick this one up you won’t be sorry.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.