By Laramie Briscoe
Ace is saving lives and mending hearts…….
Anthony “Ace” Bailey
I’m not a rules kinda guy
Department Policy? Kinda sucks, but I do what I have to for the job that I love.
Playing it safe? Not my thing.
Married? No big deal when I know she’s unhappy and scared.
I’m one of those guys – a sniper in the military, a little bit of an adrenaline junkie, and a member of the Moonshine Task Force. I’ve lived through some shit.
My gut has never failed me. It’s my sixth sense. Warning me of a gunshot coming my way, of a traffic stop being potentially deadly, or the tingling in the back of my neck when I go to sleep telling me I’ll be woken up by a call in the middle of the night. My gut has always kept me honest.
Like the day I walked into The Café and saw the new waitress. There was a ring on her left hand, but I didn’t care. One look in her eyes told me everything I needed to know. Her marriage wasn’t one made of love and respect. It was one made of fear and doubt.
It’s why I ignored that ring, why I arrested her husband, and the reason I’m willing to take my time. Patience is a virtue, and with this woman, I have it in spades.
Meeting Anthony Bailey changed my life. He did things that no one else has ever done for me.
Feeling safe? Never happened before.
Feeling wanted? It’s been years.
Being independent? I’m learning.
It’s foreign, not having someone question my every move, being able to eat what I want for dinner, and sitting out on my front porch talking to Anthony every night while we share a couple beers.
I try to tell myself he’s just being nice; that he’s doing his job and working within the community. The problem? The night he takes the kiss we both want, everything changes, and I can no longer deny what I feel. But it doesn’t stop me from trying – and I learn quickly that Ace knows me better than anyone else ever has – including myself.
All I can do is hang on, as he takes me on the scariest journey of my life. The one that bends us until we almost break, and ends with a happily ever after I never thought I would get.
ACE includes the wedding of a beloved couple, an appearance by Reaper, and the continuation of EVERYONE falling in love with Caleb!
Ace is broken up into parts and as a result, each one takes us through the build-up of Ace and Violet making a new life together. Slow and steady is how I would describe their love story. The character’s constant mutual intensity is offset with humorous and family moments with the Moonshine Taskforce team.
The author lightly explained Violet’s relationship with her husband which I appreciated. It gives you enough to understand how she became involved with her husband and the eventual realization that she was in an uncontrollable situation.
Helping to build a solid and realistic timeframe for Violets recovery, Ace does jump ahead in time. Consequently, we, therefore, get to enjoy each step of their relationship and those special moments that will make you smile.
Mystery surrounds Violet and I highly anticipated her story yet I admit I cannot recall too much of Ace in the other books. My favourite couple of this series is Havoc & Leighton so I was delighted we continue with them too. She is one character from the first moment of introduction that has held my heart.
The next installment being Menace’s story I am highly anticipating. There is a hint of a possible suitor for him and I hope I am correct in my hunch.
Quote: “Like Finding my True North”
Ace (Moonshine Taskforce #4)
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