Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review: Scorned Justice by Margaret Daley

Hi Everyone! Today, I’m happy to be apart of the 
Pump Up Your Book 
Scorned Justice 
Book Tour!

About the Book:

 Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is with his parents in west Texas when an unexpected attack injures the brother of Rebecca Morgan, Brody's high school sweetheart. The local sheriff, a good friend, asks for Brody's help. At first, it seems an open-and-shut case.
 As Brody digs deeper, he realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing. With Rebecca's help, he compiles evidence involving cattle rustling, bribery and dirty payoffs that shatter the entire community and put Rebecca directly in the line of fire.
 Brody expects to protect her. What he never expects is to fall for Rebecca all over again, or for a murder to throw the case wide open. Is Brody's faith strong enough to withstand not only deep-rooted corruption and cattle rustling but also love?

My Review:

Scorned Justice is an action packed suspense romance, full of murder, mystery, with a dash of romance! 

District Court Judge Rebecca Morgan is presiding over the trial of a top ranking member of the Russian Mafia. It’s beginning to look like someone wants her off this trial when, her brother, Thomas Sinclair, has an accident on the ranch that puts him in a coma, Rebecca is nearly run over by a truck, and a witness for the trial is found dead.  With her reputation as a tough judge, could the Russian Mob want her out of the picture? It certainly looks that way, as terrible things continue to happen to her and to those she loves.

Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun, childhood friend of both Rebecca and her brother, Thomas, is assigned to protect Rebecca. Brody has always loved Rebecca, but when she married someone else he moved away, now he’s back, and Rebecca’s a widow. Will spending so much time together finally bring them together? I loved how well Brody and Rebecca got along, even after ten years, it was like they had never been apart. Best friends before; best friends now. Rebecca could trust Brody with her life. He is the only one who makes her feel safe when everything is falling apart.

Scorned Justice has quite a cast of characters!  Hattie the housekeeper at the Ranch, who is more like a member of the family.  Brody’s father, Sean, a retired cop, is recovering from a heart attack, he doesn’t like being treated like an invalid and wants to help out in the investigation. Then there  are Rebecca’s sweet nieces, Thomas’s girls, I found them adorable! 

I liked how Daley left little cliff hangers every once in a while throughout the book to be picked up a short time later. And there is a twist at the end that totally took me by surprise! 

I was surprised by how much I liked this story because mystery and suspense are not my favorite genre to read. My first love is romance, and there is a happy mix of all three! 

Scorned Justice is the first book I’ve read of Margaret Daley, and I loved it! This is the third book in the series, but it stands alone. I definitely want to read the first two, and Daley is currently working on a fourth.

5 out of 5 stars.

I was provided a copy of the book for my honest review.

Buy a copy at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
(Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate, should you purchase a copy of the book through the link, I will receive a small commission.)
About the Author:

Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of eighty-three books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household.

Her latest book is the Christian fiction, Scorned Justice.

To find out more about Margaret visit her website at http://www.margaretdaley.com.

Scorned Justice Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, April 1 – Book Review & Giveaway at Mom Loves to Read
Monday, April 1 – Book Spotlight at By the Book
Tuesday, April 2 – Book Review at The Mary Book Reader
Thursday, April 4 – Book Review at Mocha with Linda
Thursday, April 4 – Book Review at Thoughts in Progress
Friday, April 5 – Book Review at LDS and Lovin’ It
Friday, April 5 – Guest Blogging at Parenting 2.0
Monday, April 8 – Book Review at Colletta’s Kitchen Sink
Monday, April 8 – Book Review at WV Stitcher
Tuesday, April 9 – Book Review at Christian Book Review Blog
Wednesday, April 10 – Book Review at Kaisy Daisy’s Corner
Wednesday, April 10 – Book Review at Ashley’s Bookshelf
Thursday, April 11 – Book Review at Splashes of Joy
Friday, April 12 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Monday, April 15 – Book Review at Reviews From the Heart
Tuesday, April 16 – Book Review & Interview at Review’s by Martha’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, April 17 – Book Review at A Book Lover
Thursday, April 18 – Book Review at Blooming with Books
Friday, April 19 – Book Review at Melina’s Book Blog
Monday, April 22 – Book Review at Bunny’s Reviews
Monday, April 22 – Book Review at Everyday Is An Adventure Book Blog
Tuesday, April 23 – Book Review at So Little Time…So Much to Read
Friday, April 26 – Book Review at The Self-Taught Cook

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