Book Reviews

Book Review: Ace (Moonshine Task Force Book 4)

Ace (Moonshine Task Force Book 4), by Laramie Briscoe

Publication: Laramie Briscoe Books (January 12, 2018)

aceAbout the book: 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.

Violet Miller

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!

My Review:

Yes, I have fallen madly in love with another one of Laramie Briscoe’s sexy, Alpha men..  This time it was with Ace (Anthony), another one of the hotties on the Moonshine Task Force. Ace first noticed Violet when she started working at the cafe and has been enamored ever since. He noticed her wedding ring, but also noticed bruises. After her abusive husband is out of the picture, Ace stays by Violet’s side doing everything he can to help her feel safe and to rebuild her life. He only hopes that eventually, she will develop feelings for him like he has for her. 

Ace was so sweet, loving, caring, patient, and protective from beginning to end in this one. In addition to dealing with his regular duties on the MTF, he basically devoted himself to helping Violet. However, he didn’t baby her or anything, but helped her help herself and build a new life. Violet was a great character that was beautiful, smart, brave, and dedicated. After a completely horrific situation, she learned to accept help when needed but to also regain control of her life. The author’s development of Violet’s character throughout the novel was beautiful and inspirational, to say the least. 

The previous beloved characters in the series made several appearances which was fantastic, but the main focus of Ace was watching their lives change, feelings develop, and the willingness to take risks. It was my absolute joy and pleasure to read and review Ace, and stay tuned for my review of book 5 in the series, Menace!

*Thanks to Give Me Books for providing this novel in exchange for my honest review!

**Warning of possible triggers in Ace involving domestic violence, however, the focus is on the recovery**

Purchase Ace on Amazon!


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