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Exactly the testosterone ride I needed today. A quick action-packed romance that starts with a fire and burns even hotter. - Kira Gold, author and RITA award finalist

In a town called Justice, there’s nothing to fear except a man willing to break all the rules for the woman he craves.

As a former Green Beret, I know how to follow orders and obey rules. I’ve learned to be patient, to look at a situation from every angle, and to live by a code of honor most men know nothing about. But when a motorcycle club puts a target on not just my hometown but the five-foot-nothing blonde who unknowingly holds my heart in her hands, obeying the law takes a back seat to keeping my woman safe. I’ve never had something so precious to protect, and I’ve never been willing to cross so many lines to get a job done.

My need to destroy those who threaten Shye could cost me my home, my freedom, and my life…but I’d sacrifice it all to save her.


PAYBACK is a full-length contemporary romantic suspense novel from USA Today bestselling author Ellis Leigh writing as Kristin Harte. It's the first book in the Vigilante Justice series featuring stories of very good men doing very bad things to protect those they love.

This book had it all. Suspense, family devotion, love and how sometimes you will risk it all, even your life, for the one that has hold of your heart. Loved. Loved. Loved. - Melissa Marino, author of the Bad Behavior series

January 25
Kinship Press
Kinship Press

Customer Reviews

jlswainsboro ,


I'm officially hooked on Vigilante Justice, the compelling new romantic suspense series by debut author Kristin Harte. This may be Harte's first release in the rom-spense subgenre, but this isn't her first rodeo. Kristin Harte is actually the alter ego for bestselling paranormal romance writer Ellis Leigh and she's at the top of her writing game in Payback, the first release of a captivating new series featuring the Kennard brothers and their friends providing protection, safety, and Justice for the small community of Justice, Colorado. The majority of these men are former military from different branches of special forces and they mean business. The first book features 36 year old Alder Kennard, the eldest sibling who makes it his responsibility to take care of his entire family as well as the town, but one new resident in particular. Beautiful 23 year old Shye Anderson moved to Justice only 3 years ago, but Alder knew she was his the moment he first set eyes on the timid little waitress. Shye may not know it yet, but she belongs to him. If there's one thing Alder learned in his 14 years of service as a Green Beret, it was patience and he has all the time in the world to wait for the lovely Shye. But Shye has a dark past and even darker secrets. She owes a debt, the cost of which may be her life. No man in his right mind would want to take on her problems-unless that man is Alder Kennard. Unfortunately, neither Alder nor Shye may have the time they thought.
Did I like this book? No, I LOVED! Would I recommend it? You bet, and I am but only for adult readers since it does contain explicit violence, language, and sex. If you're in the market for a hard hitting, pulse-pounding, heartachingly beautiful, standalone romance filled with danger, drama, heartache, action, suspense, passion, and romance, then this us the book for you! Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read!

Jacefan**** ,

Terrible ending

Felt like the book stopped in the middle of the story. Jut ended when you turned the page. Nothing?!?!?!!

straighttalker198 ,


The summary was so boring. The book was even more disappointing

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