Wicked Games A.D. Justice

Wicked Games A.D. Justice

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by A. D. Justice
     
 
Investigative reporter Brianna Tate has stumbled upon the story of a lifetime but she has no idea it will change her entire life. When the story thrusts her into a web of lies that puts her life in danger, she has to choose between seeing the man she loves destroyed or giving up her whole life to enter WITSEC. After three years of living someone else's life,

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Investigative reporter Brianna Tate has stumbled upon the story of a lifetime but she has no idea it will change her entire life. When the story thrusts her into a web of lies that puts her life in danger, she has to choose between seeing the man she loves destroyed or giving up her whole life to enter WITSEC. After three years of living someone else's life, everything changes when her true identity and location is discovered. She is forced to leave protective custody to save the man she still loves.

Noah Steele owns a successful business with Steele Security, providing security escorts for the nations' top officials, wealthy elitists, and high-profile visiting dignitaries. What he keeps from everyone in his life is that he never fully recovered from losing Brianna. He shares a bed with other women but never his heart. Noah's life now revolves around his work until the night he stumbles upon an intruder in his house and learns that intruder is actually his long-dead love, Brianna.

With her sudden reappearance, Noah discovers the passion that once fueled their relationship is still there, burning hotter than ever. However, even love can't erase the betrayal Noah experiences after learning that Brianna faked her death and has been in hiding this whole time. Noah must decide if he can accept that she betrayed him and caused him the worst pain in his life. Learning that she has been alive and seemingly fine without him may be more than he can take.

Brianna's relationships with everyone at Steele Security is teetering precariously on a ledge. Loyalty and honesty is key with the men who once looked at her as a sister but now openly distrust her. Can they work together to identify the real threat, save his business and their own lives? Or will Noah lose the only woman he's ever loved, twice in one lifetime, in his fight against the tangled web of lies and betrayal that surround him?


Recommended for readers 18+ due to language, violence and sexual content.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148878001
Publisher:
A.D. Justice
Publication date:
09/08/2013
Series:
Steele Security , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
407
Sales rank:
528,070
File size:
740 KB

Meet the Author

I have a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Development and an MBA but I would rather live in the make-believe world that writing allows me to experience. I developed a love reading and writing romantic books very early in life. I live in the northwest Georgia area with my husband and two sons. I love reading, riding horses, all things related to the beach and ocean, and, of course, writing!

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Wicked Games A.D. Justice 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 Stars for AMAZING This was the first book I had the privilege of reading by AD and all I can say is WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?? The old saying that true love waits and never dies is proven in this book. This is definitely NOT your typical romance book with lots of cuddling and happy moments. There is drama, angst, mystery, danger, lots of action and some smoking hot sex scenes. Brianna Tate is an investigative reporter following a group of Delta Force Army Rangers in the Middle East when she meets Noah Steele and his ‘brothers’. They have an immediate attraction to one another and begin a relationship. She has to leave and return to the states and when he returns they pick up right where they left off. She begins researching a weapons trade that implicates people she has come to know and puts Noah’s life in jeopardy. She has one option, join the witness protection program and save his life. She leaves everything behind for three years, but your past has a way of coming full circle again. Noah Steele, or Reaper to those who call him Brother, is ALPHA TO THE CORE!!! I loved him from the first time he appeared in the story. He leaves the Army and opens his own security agency. He’s believed Bri to be dead for the last three years so when he catches her breaking into his home, he is not very pleased with her. He feels betrayed and hurt. When Bri comes clean to Noah and the guys, she again decides to go on her own to protect those she loves. Noah, of course, decides to do whatever he can to protect her. Can they overcome a huge obstacle to get the HEA they want and deserve? I literally couldn’t put this book down. It grabbed me on page one and held me captive until the end. I will tell you that the way AD wrote the ending leaves a lot to the imagination. It’s not a CH but definitely makes you wonder what is happening! I had to immediately start book two because I couldn’t wait to know! I’m so glad I read this book and I’m actually kicking myself because in my opinion I have missed out on the amazing writing abilities of AD Justice! She is definitely a MUST READ AUTHOR!!!
BethHurley2014 More than 1 year ago
I am so glad everyone told me to read this book because it is so amazing. Everyone should read this book I loved it. Noah Steele is an amazing man and I love the story about him and Bri. I can't wait to read the next book by this author. A.D. Justice is an amazing author and I love her writing. 
dainer81 More than 1 year ago
WOW! I was hooked from the first chapter and read it at every chance. It had suspense, mystery, love, betrayal and friendship. The friendship between them all was what made the book so amazing! Cannot wait for the 2nd one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kind of read A.D's books backwards. Having read Wicked Ties first and loving it so much, and completely falling in love with Bull aka Colton, I went back to read Noah & Brianna's story. A.D. has created a series of hot as hell, captivating, lovable, story lines in the Steele Security Series. I love these guys. I can't wait to read about Rebel and Shadow next. A.D's books are page turners that kept me guessing, with just enough steam and just enough angst. A.D. Justice has turned me into a stalker and I will consume anything she publishes. This series is a MUST READ.  ~ A.M. Madden
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first of Ms. Justice's books that I have read. It definitely will not be the last. The writing is tight, the plot well planned and the characters well developed. At the end of the story, I was left wanting more. It is a good thing that the next book in the series is already on my Kindle. I am always a fan of military or ex-military stories, so this book is perfect.  Noah left the military and recruited his military brethren to help in his security firm. Unfortunately, one of his "brothers" was not what he seemed.  Brianna meets Noah while on an assignment as an investigative reporter, the spark is there and passion ignites. They are separated by their chosen careers. They find each other stateside and reunite. Brianna's investigation leads them both into peril.  She suffers 3 years alone to keep the man she loves safe. Everyone thinks she is dead. When the witness protection program fails her, she makes a life altering choice. She decides to face the peril. Willing to sacrifice herself to save Noah she returns home. The story is full of suspense and intrigue. Mistrust runs rampant. Anger is at an all time high; but ultimately, so is passion. I was surprised by a couple of the plot turns, I always find that a plus in a book. There is a great ending, but not issues are resolved. I am anxious to see those taken care of in the next  few books. Great start to a series. Thank you A.d. Justice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book about survival, love, loss, betrayal and redemption.  Noah and Brianna make a great couple.  This book grabs you from the  first page and doesn't let go until the end.  Highly recommend!  I loved this book!!!
cjlps231 More than 1 year ago
Grabs your attention and doesn't let go  From the first page when Brianna had an uneasy feeling whilst running until the very last sentence this  book holds you. It grasps with ease and doesn't let go. Brianna has a strength that is hidden, that would fight to the last breathe to protect those she loves, and this comes though time and time again, anyone looking at Brianna and Noah would say he was the strong one but they wouldn't be entirely correct. Noah is the tough ex special forces operative and he has the skills to stay alive in battle probably where he gets his nickname of Reaper, but he doesn't have that same kind of strength. Working together they match and compliment each other's strengths and weaknesses, but if someone threatens the other one then they better watch out. The "brothers" Bull, Rebel, and Shadow certainly are characters within their own right, they are not just there to pad out the main actors but are alive and I hope the basis for future books in this series, There are twists and turns in the plot that will keep you turning the pages as quickly as you can. And I cannot wait for the next book to be released. I received a free copy for an honest
Erika_Sterns More than 1 year ago
This was the first book by A.D. Justice that I read. I was contacted to read it in exchange for an honest review. I didn't know how I felt but I was actually posting Holly's review of Crazy Maybe which she LOVED!!!! So I thought I would try it. I could NOT put it down!!! What I would give to see in this womans head for a day! I think this is one of the most original stories I have ever read that kept me captivated from the first page. No matter what genre you prefer, this is a story that you will love! AMAZING!!! We start by meeting Brianna, who is living in witness protection after someone tried to kill her. She had to leave everyone and everything she new and loved. Brianna was a reporter who got a little too close to a HUGE story. This story would rock so many lives and those involved wouldn't let that happen. When the man behind her attack resurfaces she knows she has been found. She sneaks back to her lost love to find the evidence she hid that proves her facts. Well things don't ever go according to planned and she ends up making an impromptu reapperance into Noah's life. Noah was distraught when he thought Brianna died 3 years ago and isn't sure what to make of her miraculously showing up and stealing from him. He played the last night he saw her over and over with regret. He isn't prepared for all the baggage that is included with Brianna, or to find out it is ALL around him! This story if full of love, loss, betrayal, friendship, passion, and how far you will go for those you love. You will gasp, sigh, swoon, laugh, and cry. A.D. is truely talented and a remarkable writter. The pace of this story is just non-stop and will leave you breathless. You sort-of know where things are heading but then it ends up being more than you expect. Seriously one of my favorite reads that I already want to start again!  Rating: 5 stars
Jessica62404 More than 1 year ago
I really wish I could give this book more stars, like thousands it so deserves it. Reaper,Noah,is a whole lotta Alpha military over the top hot as hell man of steel .Brianna is a gutsy, curious and selfless strong woman.This is the first I have read by A.D. Justice but definitely not the last ,this book is my favorite that I have read this summer.I could not put it down I stayed up all night and finished it. Reaper and Brianna are such an amazing couple that have to go through so much just to be together,it gutted me .I never cry but this book turned on my waterworks When she is explaining why and how much she loves him Damn I felt like I was right there in the book with them.Its very suspenseful so you had to keep turning the page. I loved the whole brotherhood that the guys have with each other ,I can't wait for the other books.The only downfall for me was that it ended.This is so going to be a reread many many times.
KOL79 More than 1 year ago
This is my first book that I read of A.D and it won't be my last. When Brianna meet Noah there was an instant connection, but with Noah being in the Middle East and Brianna just there to write her paper can there connection last or just a fling? Noah and Brianna want more and they finally get it but when danger lurks what happens when they are torn apart. I love that I could feel the emotion the characters were going through and hell if I didn't get teary-eyed. I can't wait to dive into book 2. Amazing characters, amazing story written by an amazing author
AmazeballsBookAddicts-2_ More than 1 year ago
Oh WOW!! I am so excited for this new series!! Noah and Brianna are quite the couple and their love for each other is so evident in every page of this story. It is a testament to the saying, "love conquers all". I love how the author wrote each and every character and really made you fall in love with each of them. Bull, Rebel, Shadow, and then of course Noah (aka Reaper) and Brianna. Hooked me from the first chapter and couldn't put it down until I was done. Highly, highly recommend this book! Everything about this book was intriguing! It is the perfect blend of romance and suspense and then there is the amazing chemistry and heat!! I am a definite fan for life and can not wait to read the rest of the Steele Security series!! I give this book not just 5 ***** but a big AMAZEBALLS 5 ***** An ARC copy was given to us by the author for an honest review!!! Reviewed by Tabitha
JustBlogIt-Reviews More than 1 year ago
FIVE STAR FABULOUS ★★★★★ This was an awesome read. It's packed full of action, suspense, surprises and a beautiful love story. In Wicked Games we meet Noah and Brianna. Noah is part of the Army's Delta Force team and Brianna is an investigative reporter. Her first assignment is overseas interviewing the men of Delta Force for a story about them. That's when they meet and give in to their desires for each other. The story goes on nonstop through their life together. They get hit with a monumental, life altering experience. The suspense and action has you hooked from the very start. Yes there is a love story braided throughout and all aspects of the story work perfectly together to give it balance. I love a beautiful love story just like the next HEA addict but I also want a story that has meat to it. I need excitement and direction, not just a bunch of mushy love :). Wicked Games is absolutely that book. The author took all of the best genres and threw them into one amazing book. I was blown away and giddy with excitement over this book. This is the first book by A.D. Justice I've read and I'm wondering where she's been all my life. In one book I am hooked. That's how awesome Wicked Games was. I was stunned at the end at how much I really did love this book. It's hard to do that to me. I'm totally impressed! If I could give Wicked Games 10 stars I absolutely would. It's that good. I can't wait to start reading book 2 in the Steele Security Series.
wackyheadcase More than 1 year ago
I loved the fast paced flow of this book. I loved Noah, how could I not? he's amazing! I loved how strong Brianna (Sunny) is. The intensity of their love and chemistry was WOW. Noah and Brianna made me shed tears and that doesn't happen very often. The relationship with Noah's and Sunny's "brothers" was great. I'm excited to read more about them as this series continues. This was my first book by the wicked A.D. Justice and definitely not the last! I hope you like rides kids cause this one takes you on a rollercoaster! a copy was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
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TheBookBar More than 1 year ago
Bartender Rating: Chaser This and more reviews at The Book Bar.co I am having trouble with this review because I felt like there was good story here, but I just don't understand what I read.  There are multiple story-lines with a constant emphasis on being able to trust one-another.  I couldn't connect with the characters.  They were scattered with their emotions and I wasn't sure what I was supposed to be following; the intensity of their relationship, the scandal that would kill them, the families that have been left out in the dark, the villain and his reasons why? There wasn’t a coherent thought in her mind. She had no idea how she even strung those words together. A. D. Justice. Wicked Games (Kindle Locations 369-370). I felt like I was being told a story but not given an opportunity to develop a connection because we quickly moved on to the next hurdle in their relationship.  I never got a clear picture of these characters in my head. He was still mad that she had betrayed his trust. With his low, gruff voice, he started, “Sunny, look-“ She quickly cut him off. “Don’t. Call. Me. That. That was a nickname given to me by friends who swore to always be my brothers!” She could feel all three sets of eyes on her but she refused to look at any of them. She didn’t want to see the hatred in their eyes, feel their icy stares or sense their indifference towards her. A. D. Justice. Wicked Games (Kindle Locations 1002-1006). I did read this story pretty quickly and Wicked Games is part one in the Steele Security series.  Even though I wasn't connecting, I did want to find out what happened to Bri & Noah (Reaper).  There is a lot of security strategy talk and development of the band of brothers that make up the security company, a tight-knit group of ex-secret-ops who work together with the leader being the hero. She decided this wasn’t the time for rational thinking. She wanted whatever this was between them to run its course. She didn’t want rhyme or reason to take over and complicate things. For right now, she would enjoy his company while she could. If it wasn’t meant to be once she returned home, she would at least still have this time and these memories. And she would never regret them. A. D. Justice. Wicked Games (Kindle Locations 518-520). Flow, or formatting, was also an issue with me.  Multiple times, both characters would be talking or recounting their memories, but the conversations would overlap.  I had to stop and go back to figure out who's head I was supposed to be in.  This is probably what also stopped me from connecting with the characters. “Can you…uh….will you – can I have…,” her voice trailed off again, uncertain of how to ask and even more uncertain of how he would respond. “Just say it.” She searched his eyes for a moment before asking, “For the rest of the night, can you just… pretend… you still love me?” Her eyes welled up with tears. As she looked down at the floor, tears spilled over and ran down her cheeks. “I just want to spend my last night in your arms.” A. D. Justice. Wicked Games (Kindle Locations 1273-1277).