REVIEW: Justus by S.M. Shade

Justus EcoverJustus by S.M. Shade
Series: Safe Hands #3
Genre: contemporary romance
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Justus

I’m not conceited.

Really, I’m not. It just so happens I have a body a Greek God would be jealous of, and a face that could make an angel weep. Other than that, I’m just your everyday normal guy who happens to take his clothes off for money. Sure, I’ve had to dispose of a few guys for In Safe Hands, the organization I work for that helps track predators and child molesters, but other than that, completely normal.

Women flock to me, screaming and paying for the right to touch me, so why is this woman so stubborn? Sadie Belmont’s curvy body and sharp tongue have haunted me since I met her a year ago. There’s something about her that gets stuck in my head like a bad song, and I’m determined to find out why I want her so badly, and why she can’t stomach the thought.

Sadie

I can’t believe I’m doing this. Of all the men in the world, I’m taking Justus Alexander to my childhood home in Oklahoma to meet my mother. A stripper who has a revolving door of women jumping in and out of his bed. Nine months ago when I lied to my mother and told her I had a steady boyfriend, I didn’t expect it to come to this. She doesn’t have long to live, and her only wish is to know I have a husband before she goes.

I can’t disappoint her, and male escorts cost way more than I can afford, so when Justus volunteered, I took him up on his offer. I know what he wants. After annoying me with constant pick up lines for a year, he sees an opportunity to get me in bed. It’s not going to happen. I just need to get through this week with my sanity intact.

This is book three of the In Safe Hands Series. It can also be read as a standalone.

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Review by Cheryl
4/5

I started reading this with the intention of only reading a few chapters before bed (famous last words) but ended up devouring the whole book in one sitting. This author has a style of writing that just draws you in with ease and next thing you know you’re seeing the words ‘The End’.

The story starts off giving you a glimpse of Justus the hero’s background and how he’s no longer in touch with his sister it’s not exactly the happiest thing to read about but it’s relevant to the story, we’re then thrown into current times and this was where I became hooked right in. The banter between the characters was hilarious at times especially Justus and Sadie the heroine, I felt like I was right there among their group of friends watching them doing their merry dance around each other and I admit to laughing out at some of the innuendos made. Things soon took an emotional turn in which the author really stepped up to the mark the situations were handled with the care and respect they deserved.

You know when they say ‘This book had all the feels’ well this one really did there was sadness, laughter and tears happiness, upset and joy etc, etc. There was one point where I was like no, no please don’t do this and I felt a bit disgusted with Justus but I understand the predicament he faced, I’m soo glad it all worked out in the end.

If you’re after a book that will give you a little bit of everything you know love, laughter, hot sex and a dollop of suspense thrown in then I highly recommend this one. It is book three in the series but can easily be read as a standalone.

I look forward to reading more of this series and I’ll definitely be checking out other books this author has to offer.

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Justus by S.M. Shade

Justus EcoverJustus by S.M. Shade
Series: Safe Hands #3
Genre: contemporary romance
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Justus

I’m not conceited.

Really, I’m not. It just so happens I have a body a Greek God would be jealous of, and a face that could make an angel weep. Other than that, I’m just your everyday normal guy who happens to take his clothes off for money. Sure, I’ve had to dispose of a few guys for In Safe Hands, the organization I work for that helps track predators and child molesters, but other than that, completely normal.

Women flock to me, screaming and paying for the right to touch me, so why is this woman so stubborn? Sadie Belmont’s curvy body and sharp tongue have haunted me since I met her a year ago. There’s something about her that gets stuck in my head like a bad song, and I’m determined to find out why I want her so badly, and why she can’t stomach the thought.

Sadie

I can’t believe I’m doing this. Of all the men in the world, I’m taking Justus Alexander to my childhood home in Oklahoma to meet my mother. A stripper who has a revolving door of women jumping in and out of his bed. Nine months ago when I lied to my mother and told her I had a steady boyfriend, I didn’t expect it to come to this. She doesn’t have long to live, and her only wish is to know I have a husband before she goes.

I can’t disappoint her, and male escorts cost way more than I can afford, so when Justus volunteered, I took him up on his offer. I know what he wants. After annoying me with constant pick up lines for a year, he sees an opportunity to get me in bed. It’s not going to happen. I just need to get through this week with my sanity intact.

This is book three of the In Safe Hands Series. It can also be read as a standalone.

Purchase it

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All That Remains Box Set by S.M. Shade

ebook-coverAll That Remains Box Set by S.M. Shade
Series: All That Remains #1-3
Genre: erotic dystopian
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Book One : The Last Woman

A plague has decimated the population, leaving Abby to raise her son alone in a world without electricity, clean water, or medical care. Her only priority is survival.
However, Airen is a hard man to resist. How does love differ in this new post apocalyptic world?

Book Two: Falling Together

In the aftermath of a global nightmare, broken-hearted Abby turns to Joseph, her best friend and the only one who understands her pain. Their circumstances are far from ordinary. Perhaps the answer is extraordinary as well.

Book Three: Infinite Ties

The more you look to the future, the more the past pursues you. Unfortunately, the re-appearance of former friends and enemies complicates lives, threatening to expose closely guarded secrets. Can they let go of the past in order to hang on to a future with each other?

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Review by Sheena

Rating: 4/5

This trilogy was reviewed for Summer’s Eve Reads… set in a post apocalyptic world this awesome storyline is such a rollercoaster ride eliciting a range of emotions; there is loss, sorrow, anger but there is also a great deal of joy, humour and above all this is essentially a love story that spans several decades.

The plot moves at a fast pace and the author creates a wonderfully, woven tapestry centred around a handful of plague survivors; in particular following the trials and tribulations of Abby, Airen and Joseph and the family, friends and foes that they encounter in their endeavours to survive.

As with all dystopian worlds extreme events seem to bring out the very best or the very worst of the people that remain but what I did find refreshing about this plot was that although there are bad people that have to be thwarted, on the whole, those remaining are essentially everyday people with all the insecurities , hopes, failings and kindness that the majority of us possess. I love the fact that the main characters have such disparate personalities and backgrounds; so much so that they would never have encountered each other in normal society but thrown together in survival mode they find solace and love in each others company and explore relationships which they would not have considered previously.

There are too many twists and turns to provide a complete picture of what the reader will encounter but all I can say is that it is an addictive read…this is not my usual preferred genre but I really could not put this book down so invested was I in the lives of the survivors….a thrilling post apocalyptic trilogy…