I have been reading Laramie Briscoe for a few years now. Her Heaven Hill series is my favorite. Ace is book 4 in the Moonshine Task Force series. The series itself is pretty good and as a whole you can tell Briscoe’s work is maturing of you’ve followed her along as I have.
Book 4 in MTF is Ace. Following the series you get a feel for the characters. Though it is recommended to read in order each book could be read as a stand alone. But really it’s so binge worthy why would you want to.
Ace is the carefree spontaneous balls to the wall member of the force and no one believes he’ll ever settle down. Secretly settling down is exactly what Ace wants at this point in his life. And he wants nothing more than to do that with Violet. The woman had his heart since the first time he saw her sad face and bruised arms at The Cafe. He knew instantly he needed to save and protect her.
Violet has had a hard life with her husband Brent and not just the financial kind. He manipulated and controlled her every move. When she dared to take night classes to find away to better herself she had to do it without Brent’s knowledge. When he found out he beat her worse than ever before and sent her to the hospital. Arrested and behind bars he can’t harm her but she still feels like she isn’t free. Free to be herself, free to go to class, free to go on and free to fall in love with the man that has saved her life, literally and figuratively.
Time, she needs time to not only heal but break the bonds she has holding her to her past. She desperately wants to move forward and to do so with Ace, her Knight in shining armor.
Ace has to pull on all the strength and patience he can because he doesn’t want to seem overbearing and scare Violet away.
In the end you get the happily ever after you want and a few naughty boots along the way. So my little booklings, wanna binge romance? Moonshine taskforce is great. Wanna happily ever after? Ace has got it. Like the naughty bits? Laramie Briscoe doesn’t disappoint.
On a Literary stand point of give it a 3 out of 5 stars, but going in knowing it’s your HEA romance and it doesn’t disappoint I give it a nice 4 out of 5 stars.