Royal St. James got her name when she was born. Not because her mother loved her royally, but because Royal was a giant pain in the ass. She’s spent her entire life fighting to live, and the last thing she needs is to deal with some pretty-boy police officer who wouldn’t know a hardship if it came up and bit him in the…you know.
Justice Rector wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He was raised to work hard and always fight for what he believed in. His father was a cop, and ever since he could remember, he wanted to be one, too.
It was a complete coincidence that he ends up going undercover and meeting Royal St. James. It was just one day, a single moment in time. All routine.
Just do the buy, make the bust, and get out.
But Royal St. James, aptly named, screws everything up. Royally.
All of a sudden, he has a decision to make: blow his cover and save the girl, or save himself.
Of course, he does the most stupid thing possible.
By saving the girl who most assuredly did not want to be saved.
I adored Justice and his way of being him, not giving a care about others. This book made me feel terrible for Royal, my heart broke for her but dang was she a strong cookie! These two characters were amazing in the fact that they were both strong and stood up for what is right. Great side characters and I always love getting a glimpse of characters from Lani Lynn Vale's previous books!
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES!
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES! Royal had a difficult childhood but is living life on her own terms. Through those terms, she ends up in a situation with Justice, who is actually undercover. As the pair keep accidentally meeting, it then puts her in danger and he has to choose her or the job. Acting on the attraction the pair have, they are forced together out of protection and get to know each other where the feelings develop and grow. But when Justice’s undercover job continues to threaten Royal’s life, the pair have decisions to make that hopefully will keep each other alive and together. I honestly love the character of Royal! My heart breaks for her past as well as her relationship with her father, but her devotion to her brother just adds to her character. I also love her personality – she’s definitely scrappy and headstrong, which is really what gets her into the position she gets into. I think that her and Justice are the perfect pair and compliment each other personality-wise. The fact that Justice hates Royal’s father without even meeting him just based on what he’s done to his daughter makes me love him even more. On top of that, the ending of this book was GOLD! I went back and forth from hysterically laughing to queasy all in one epilogue! Per usual, can’t get enough of Lani Lynn Vale’s books and I can’t wait for the next one in this series!!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Justice and Royal
LOVED this book! Justice is awesome and has such a great family. Royal is strong, she had to be with the father she was unfortunately stuck with (I hated him!!), though her brother rocks). I loved them together! I couldn’t put it down, I had to keep reading to see what happened next. Lani Lynn Vale welcomes you into her world and makes it so you don’t want to leave!