The Justifiable Cause Romantic Suspense Series Box Set (Volumes 1-3) contains three complete novellas:
Hard-driving attorney Jo Pomeroy is as determined as she is sexy—in other words, a major pain in NYPD Sergeant Gabe Townsend’s butt. Working together on a high-profile task force charged with busting sales of counterfeit goods has been rocky from the start. And Jo’s penchant for trouble is as difficult to ignore as her spectacular legs.
The world of knock-offs isn’t as frivolous as it appears. The purses are fake, but the danger is all too real—and Jo seems hell-bent on putting herself in the middle of it. Her investigations have uncovered valuable leads for Gabe’s team, but they’ve also drawn the wrong kind of attention.
Now, she’s on the radar of a mysterious smuggler not afraid to use violence to evade the law. At the risk of their lives—and their hearts—Gabe and Jo must find him before he finds them.
His role on an anti-counterfeiting task force earned NYPD Sergeant Gabe Townsend the catch of a lifetime—tough as nails but sexy as hell Jo Pomeroy. The woman has a body that drives him wild and a way of attracting danger that’s making him crazy. And her relentless pursuit of an elusive criminal has his protective instincts in overdrive.
Jo didn’t get to be a hotshot attorney by giving up easily. Her high-end clients count on her to keep knockoffs of their luxury goods off the streets. Distractions are the last thing she needs. Especially six-foot-three, hard body calendar-worthy distractions.
She failed once, letting a smuggler slip through her grasp. Next time, he’ll have nowhere to run. A lead takes Jo and Gabe to a small town where not everything—or anyone—is as innocent as it seems. Making this bust could be the biggest break of her career…but at what risk to her newfound love?
Sun, fun, and Jo Pomeroy, the sexiest, most-driven attorney around, await NYPD Sergeant Gabe Townsend in Los Angeles. A trip to the West Coast is the perfect vacation – he won’t have to hide his relationship with Jo from the New York anti-counterfeiting task force, and he can finally enjoy some overdue time-off with the woman of his dreams.
Jo makes undercover deals for fake merchandise, but her feelings for Gabe are all too real. Unfortunately, she isn’t the one on vacation, and while she can’t wait to get her heartthrob alone, she also can’t say no when the mayor of Los Angeles asks for her help in ridding the city of illegal knockoffs.
Being too dedicated for her own good backfires when Jo ends up on a killer’s hit list. Gabe wants Jo to back down; she’s not about to. As the danger escalates, so do their feelings for each other. All Jo’s ever wanted is to expand her task force nationwide. Now, with her life on the line, Jo must decide if heading the taskforce is worth sacrificing it all, including a future with the man she loves.
Gabe and Joanna are on a task force to track down counterfeit merchandise for one of Jo’s clients (she is an attorney). They are both determined, driven, and want things to run their way. Problem is, neither of them will back down. The story was very interesting to me because it isn’t a common plot that I have run across, so I was engrossed in the story from the beginning. When you throw in two strong personalities, a few bad guys and a lot of great dialogue between the main characters, you have an entertaining story that is hard to put down. Adrienne does a really good job of setting up this series. I look forward to reading more about Gabe and Jo and watching them navigate this relationship of theirs while they try to bring down the one of the biggest smuggling operations of counterfeit merchandise in New York. I highly recommend The Chase to anyone looking for a fun, witty, romantic suspense read!
As the follow up to The Chase, I can tell you that The Evasion had me even more engaged. I love following the same main characters in a series and getting to know Jo and Gabe even more was quite the treat. Watching them work together since they have acknowledged their attraction for one another was icing on the cake! While I recommend reading The Chase first, you could still pick this one up and enjoy it.
After reading an early copy of this, I have to say, it is the best of the series! I absolutely loved watching Jo and Gabe's relationship continue to move forward in this one. I also enjoyed the suspense aspect and wrap up of the series. It all ended great in my opinion! If you like romantic suspense, give this series a try.
Hot & Sexy Read
Fun, sexy, fast moving set of short stories by a great author. The 3 part series kept me interested & engaged & I really enjoyed it. The interaction between Jo & Gabe is feisty & loving, & I love that they are both strong individuals that give & take to make the relationship work. Interesting story topic too. I'm usually not a fan of short stories but this one being three parts that I read all at once made it seem like a book so it didn't bother me. Love Adrienne Giordano & look forward to whatever her next book might be.
Given a free copy for an honest review by author