Ciaran Richards’ father was a soldier. A hero.
But now he’s dead. Or is he?
Do you know how it feels to lose the love of your life? The beautiful and powerful business investor, Audria Cox, knows exactly how it feels to lose the man that gave her everything; and for that reason she’s willing to do anything to stop it from happening again. In fact, Audria has set her sights on her therapist and desperately desires to gain his heart. There’s only one problem, Audria’s grief counselor, Justice Lowe, is not only very handsome, caring, and the most spiritual man she knows; Justice is also very married. Her counselor’s marriage seems to be a huge distraction, and he appears to be hardly weakened by Audria’s persuasive ploys. That is until a sudden disaster hits his hometown calling Justice to fall right into her web of schemes. With her new love nearly in the palm of her hands, Audria realizes Justice will not be easily subdued. However, she has a few scandalous tricks up her sleeve to guarantee Justice is hers for keeps, and Audria always sees a return on her investments-even if it requires foul play.
Her justice is one of those rare novels that excites the emotions in the way good fiction should, but it also stirs the quieter feelings of anger and helplessness we associate with heartbreak to create a unified psychological subtext. Not every writer can convey the physical sense of their characters but here Jaxon somehow takes us inside them, so that we understand what it would be like to be them. His dialogue has a certain energy to it which poignantly conveys the moment, but it’s his fine eye for the nuances of character and the darker side of relationships which ultimately elevate his narrative. On this level, he doesn’t pump up his plot with recycled manufactured thrills, it’s not simply about extra marital sex-and-its-consequences. Through Audria Justice and Naimah Jaxon takes us deeper as he confidently explores the trauma of infidelity and on this level, his plot crackles with energy. It’s thrilling and unpredictable with characters we are never quite sure about. He doesn’t short-change heartbreak but neither does he let any one of his characters bear the full burden of responsibility which on reflection seems quite profound.
An altogether excellent debut, Her Justice proves
a wholly entertaining read and is highly recommended.
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