Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Justice for Abby by Cate Beauman

Justice for Abby by Cate Beauman
Justice for Abby is the sixth book in the Body Guards of LA County series, but only the second that I've had chance to read so far. Today is my second day and second book in the Book Reviews tour for this series.

After reading Falling for Sarah, I was keen to get started on my next Cate Beauman book, and this one didn't disappoint.

Fashion designer Abigail Harris has been rescued, but her nightmare is far from over. Determined to put her harrowing ordeal behind her and move on, she struggles to pick up the pieces of her life while eluding the men who want her dead. 
The Mid-Atlantic Sex Ring is in ruins after Abby’s interviews with the police. The organization is eager to exact their revenge before her testimony dismantles the multi-million dollar operation for good.

Abby’s safety rests in the hands of former US Marshal, Jerrod Quinn. Serious-minded and obsessed with protocol, Ethan Cooke Security’s newest agent finds himself dealing with more than he bargains for when he agrees to take on his beautiful, free-spirited client. 
As the trial date nears, Abby’s case takes a dangerous turn. Abby and Jerrod soon discover themselves in a situation neither of them expect while Jerrod fights to stop the ring from silencing Abby once and for all.


The whole story, as the subject matter would suggest is very intense. The book opens with a dramatic kidnap scene, where Abby is snatched from a car-park in front of her sister and niece, and taken away to a dangerous sex ring where young girls are taken for sex. I think that it might be worth adding a little warning here, that if such things are triggers for you, you might want to give this one a miss. If they're not though, this is a very dramatic, exciting story and well worth a read.

I thought that the way that Abby was shown dealing with what had happened and how it effected her day to day life was very well done. The book was exciting and gripping, but of course had that all important romantic edge to stop it from being too dark. I really want to read more in this series, so if nothing else I can get a better picture of the other characters that appear in this story in the smaller roles.


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