Justice For Milena; Badge of Honor, Texas Heroes #10 (Series)
by Susan Stoker (Author)
This review is from: March 7, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
This is the perfect hero story that I love reading from Susan Stoker!
Thomas James “TJ” Rockwell is a broken man, discharged from the Army after terrorists left him the only one alive killing off the rest of his team. Unable to cope with the pain and loss once he is living stateside, TJ is a shell of the man he once was. His anger consumes him and he finds he is unable to enjoy the woman who has come to mean the world to him so after a tough decision he up and leaves in the middle of the night, no word, no trace that he even existed in her life. TJ walks out and leaves behind the one good thing in his life, Milena Reinhardt.
Three years went by and Milena Reinhardt never stopped loving TJ Rockwell. It didn’t mean she would open up her arms and allow him to jump right back in where things left off. Hell no. TJ broke her heart when he walked out in the dead of night without a word. Just because you love someone doesn’t give them the right to walk back in and trample your heart all over again. She isn’t sure she could survive it twice.
TJ doesn’t make is easy for Milena to say no. He regretted walking out every day for the past three years. He plans to make it up to her every day for the rest of his life, but first he has a duty to protect her from a sick pervert that is on the loose. Once the man is caught then TJ can move forward with their future because he doesn’t plan on having one without Milena in it.
Justice for Milena has every element that makes a good hero romance. A broken, repentant man who puts his woman first without being an over the top dominant jerk. And the heroine is strong, but also smart enough to lean on the hero so she isn’t cocky. TJ and Milena are the perfect combination together and I was rooting for them the entire way.
Justice for Milena is also a lead in to Stoker’s next novel Rescuing Sadie which I know is nothing new in the writing world, but I’m super excited because this book ties two author’s worlds together; Masters and Mercenaries by Lexi Blake and Delta Force Heroes by Susan Stoker. I am a fan of both worlds, I loved this book, so I’m super pumped to continue reading what Stoker brings to the table next.
Without giving too much away you will definitely want to read Justice for Milena before reading Rescuing Sadie. Sadie is interwoven into this story quite a bit. You get to hear her take on her uncles, Ian and Sean (for Masters and Merc fans that was a complete treat). I’ve enjoyed reading Sadie in Blake’s novels, she’s a pistol and gives any man a run for his money and Stoker has picked up right where Blake has left off. Rescuing Sadie will be a continuation of Sadie’s involvement from this story, although if I know Stoker and her writing, she will make it a standalone and easy to jump into.