Title: Deacon's Law
Author: RJ Scott
Series: Heroes #3
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Cover Design: Meredith RussellSummary:
How can you trust the man who tried to kill you?
Undercover cop Deacon Shepherd lost everything trying to maintain his cover - the man he loved and the future he craved. He walked away and never looked back because it was the only way to keep Rafael alive.
The last thing he needs is to be dragged back in that world, but an attempt on Rafael's life is enough to make him risk his heart again.
Rafael 'Rafe' Ramirez wakes up in the hospital, the victim of a hit and run. He’s horrified when the first face he sees is that of the man who betrayed him and left him for dead three years before. Witness protection had stripped Rafe of his family and friends, and now it seems his sacrifice to bring his Uncle to justice was for nothing.
Someone wants Rafe dead, and the only way he can stay alive is to go with the murdering drug dealer who broke his heart. But how can he ever trust Deacon, and how can Deacon protect Rafe without falling in love all over again?
Deacon Shepherd has been given unwanted bodyguard duties as they have taken his focus away from his main undercover objective: get info to take down the Martinez family. Not only has his focus been shifted but the nephew he's told to bodyguard has gotten under his skin. Rafe Martinez may be the nephew to the head of the Martinez family but he's taken it upon himself to take his uncle down for his parents' murders. Three years later, Rafe has a new name and a new life but the old life hasn't forgotten him, neither has Deacon. Will they survive the dangers they now face and more importantly will they survive each other?
We fans of RJ Scott and her Heroes Trilogy have been waiting for Deacon's Law for about two years, I understand life gets in the way and most importantly characters don't always follow the author's timeline when it comes to speaking to the writer. Characters can be tempermental little buggers that way😉 So you are probably wondering was Deacon & Rafe's tale worth the wait? In a word: YES!
Deacon Shepherd is a man who is set on doing his job. Rafe is a man who is set on avenging his parents' murders. That is about as close to spoilers that you are going to get out of me but I will say that I really love how when they come together again after three years, Rafe doesn't just fall into Deacon's arms. He makes the man work for it and I really found that appealing. Deacon's Law has a little bit of everything: lust, murder, romance, mystery, heat, drama, and did I mention the passion? 😉 It's all there with RJ's usual flair and heart. Oh, and for fans of one of her other series there is a special cameo that certainly made me smile.
As I said above, if you are like me and have been waiting for this tale for a couple of years you won't be disappointed and if this series is entirely new to you well, you'll love it too. I should note that although each entry in the Heroes Trilogy is a standalone, I find they flow together better when read in order simply because there is some characters who pop up from previous entries. That's just my opinion but if you do read them out of order you won't be lost either. So if you're asking should you read Deacon's Law(or the Heroes Trilogy as a whole) my answer can be summed up in two little words: HELL YEAH!
A Reason to Stay #1
Original Review June 2014:
Loved the whole concept of this plot. The fight within both Aiden and Viktor to balance what is the right thing to do as a whole and what's right for themselves. The mystery flowed beautifully and kept my interest from page one to the last, which I never wanted to come. The connection between the two men is obvious, both instantaneous and distant, even if the distant part is of Viktor's making all on his own. Definitely a must read.
Last Marine Standing #2
Original Review June 2015:
This story had me from the beginning. From Sam's painful past and Mac and his team's rescue to having a glimpse at what the future holds for Viktor and Aiden from A Reason to Stay all the way through Sam finding Mac and himself smack dab in the middle of a very dangerous situation. Sam's need to say thank you leads him to love but are they willing to let that love blossom considering everything they are facing? There is intriguing mystery and involving characters from beginning to end that captured my heart and nothing was able to draw my attention away, not even eating or sleeping. I am eagerly awaiting book 3, Deacon's Law.
RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn't with family either reading or writing.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn't like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
Deacon's Law #3
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