by M. Malone, Nana Malone


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I am the shadow that haunts the night. I am a hunter, a protector...a force for good...I am Jonas Castillo.

For years I’ve existed on the edge of the dark, protecting innocents who can’t protect themselves. Until… her. Jessica JJ Jones. The bane of my existence. A bright light in the dark. The crack in my armor. A loud, argumentative beautiful crack in my armor.

But first, there’s a more immediate concern. JJ is running scared. And to protect her I might have to break the vow I made years ago.

Book 1 of The Force Duet. Book 2, Enforce, will release on 8/29/17

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ISBN-13: 9781946961075
Publisher: Malone Squared
Publication date: 08/02/2017
Series: Force Duet , #1
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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Force (The Force Duet, #1) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
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YvonneD26 More than 1 year ago
Force The Force Duet Book 1 WOW! This series is one of the best! I am totally adore the Malone's their writing is unique and fun to read. This is about the another member of Blake security and part two of the story. I so glad that the Malone's didn't let the story get bogged down with unnecessary words or made it so thin that a reader is left wondering what is going on. Their writing allows me to enjoy cliffhangers even though it leaves me on the edge of my seat waiting to read what next and how they will end the next part of the book. It's a story that's thrilling, suspenseful, very well crafted and written for the enjoyment of those of us who always hope to find someone new yet similar. NaNa and M Malone books are sensual, delightful, enchanting with blazing hot scenes and very entertaining. There's no secret that their characters are well developed, intriguing, strong, marvelous,sexy with chemistry off the chart. This is story features Jonas Castillo and Jessica JJ Jones. Jonas is a hunter, a protector, that's a shadow that haunts the night but he is one of the good guys. Jessica is known as JJ she is sassy, funny, protective of her friends, she is Lucia' s BFF and godmother of baby Isabella. Jonas also helps JJ overcome her feeling of fear that all men are bad. The story has a twist or two and its full of passion, love, fear, hate and stalker or two. The characters are exciting, humorous, heart-pounding and their chemistry is blazing hot, explodes with passion. What a page turner I hated for the story to end. I enjoy the fact that all the characters are back with a few additions. I love the mystery, the suspense, the strong alpha males and Most of all the sassy BBW's. A Magnificent series and a must read for romance lovers! Phenomenal romance with a cliffhanger and some interesting surprises. I voluntarily reviewed this book, because I love sharing my thoughts with my fellow readers.
jbebout1295 More than 1 year ago
What a great start to a new series featuring some old favorites! With an interesting plot, impressive writing, and colorful and passionate characters, you just couldn’t ask for more from a romantic suspense book. These characters that we’ve come to love from the last series simply explode off the page. They completely draw you into the story and you just can’t help but become obsessed with their lives and relationships. The chemistry between Jonas and JJ is beyond amazing! Watching their relationship grow from catty remarks and longing glances into a true love affair is simply a joy. These two are never boring. They are cantankerous and they push each other’s buttons and both can be a handful at times, but always the love shines through. This book is impassioned and exciting, romantic and witty, provocative and intriguing, and absolutely riveting. I, quite literally, could not put it down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a sexy and compelling read. *I was given an ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review. All opinions are my own.
MMRNY More than 1 year ago
A Force to be Reckoned with!!! Wow!! I absolutely loved Force. With Force, M. Malone and Nana Malone have given us readers a well-crafted, emotionally-charged, and suspenseful story that will make you laugh, cry, pray for the good guys to win, and want to kick some butt. I could not put this one down from the moment I opened the book. What a great story. What a roller-coaster of a ride Force is--one that you will not want to get off. One of the best parts about Force is that it picks up pretty much where the Shameless trilogy left off, so you don't feel as though you have missed anything in between the books in this interconnected series. So, if you haven't read the Shameless series I highly recommend it before you start reading Force, because it will give you a better understanding of the characters and how they relate to each other. Force focuses on Jessica Jones aka JJ, Lucia's best friend, and Jonas Costillo, Noah's best friend and one of the members of the Blake Security team, both of whom we met in the Shameless trilogy, which focused on Lucia and Noah's story. JJ is a beautiful, free-spirited, trouble-making, independent force to be reckoned with of a woman, who happens to be hiding a very big secret. Jonas is the sexy, strong, protective alpha who will go above and beyond the call of duty to protect a woman, but who also happens to be carrying around tremendous hurt and a need to save women, because of a long ago presumed failure on his behalf. JJ and Jonas are perfect together...they are each other's nemesis...or they would have you to believe they are. Their banter alone keeps the book moving and you, as the reader, holding your side in stitches. However, as JJ's past begins to catch up with her, she turns to Jonas for help, and Jonas will leave no stone unturned to protect her, but he needs her to completely trust him, by completely opening up to him. Yet, JJ may not be sure she can do that, because she is ashamed of her past and the secret it entails. As alluded to above, since Force is a part of a duet in the Shameless world, that means the entire cast from the Shameless series is back, and, boy oh boy, are these guys and girls awesome. Just thinking about them puts a smile on your face. And my goodness, the ending to Force!! HAVE MERCY!! I need the second book ASAP!!!
JigsawGirl More than 1 year ago
Duo Malone has another winner!! OMG! I think I held my breath for at least the last ten minutes of the book. JJ was so sassy, and yet there was this vulnerability about her. Jonas was strong and tough, but sweet and gentle. She and Jonas were awesome together. I love the camaraderie with the other Blake Security guys, the sense of family, and support. I seriously hope all of the guys get their own books. This book was also sexy, full of suspense, danger, and intrigue. This book holds your attention from beginning to end. It is not often that I can say a book is so good, I don't even care that it is somewhat of a cliffhanger. Actually, I HATE cliffhangers, and I never wanted to read them before I got trapped in the Shameless Trilogy. I voluntarily read and reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy.
tsexygreeneyes1 More than 1 year ago
This book is the next series of the men at Blake Security. This is Jonas and JJ's story. Ever since the two of them met they didn't get along. Always fussing and getting on each others nerves. The more they fought the underlined attraction was always there. Jonas is a protector and he wanted to protect JJ but she is so strong illed and independent. But she wasn't always that way. JJ's home caught on fire and Jonas rescued her. From that moment on he didn't want her out his sight. JJ has been keeping a secret from her past from everyone and that blast from her past is coming back to haunt her. She's scared and Jonas wants to save her. They finally talk and find out that their past was to close for confort. Now we can see what makes Jonas the protector that he is. I love all the twist and turns, the suspense and mystery. Most of all the strong alpha males. I wasn't sure how I felt at the end when JJ's past shows up and the cliffhanger... I'mon the fence. Major kudos to the Malone collaboration!!!
CeeCeeHouston More than 1 year ago
I’m going to be honest and say that I didn’t know this was a follow up to a previous series,(Shameless), so to be honest, even though I’d read Forceful, I was still a bit lost with all the references to past events. That’s down to me though, not the authors although it doesn’t actually say in the blurb. Anyway, it was a good story for all that. There’s a lot going on between all the characters. Jonas and JJ seem to have a lot of past hang-ups neither wanted to talk about which got in the way when they started seeing each other. JJ has stuff she’s told no one, not even her best friend, Lucia. I truly think I needed to read the previous series to get a real feel for this story. If you’ve read the Shameless series, you’ll love this. If you haven’t? Well like me, you’ll have to go back to the beginning.
ScrapNSign More than 1 year ago
You first meet JJ and Jonas in the Shameless trilogy, but in this duet you get to know more about their pasts. I love all of the characters in this series, and the banter between JJ and Jonas has made me laugh out loud on several occasions. The cliffhanger kills me and I have a countdown going until Enforce comes out. Read it, love it, and thank me later!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh this is good, the picking at each other and general baiting makes each think the other isn’t interested. But Jonas and JJ, or Jessica Jones, are extremely aware of each other. It starts with her being rescued from a fire, then she moves into the penthouse, the proximity causes more problems. It also seems as though JJ has a stalker, or maybe not as she can’t manage to catch sight of him/her. As with the Shame series, this is a thriller with a cliff hanger, and WHAT a cliff hanger (no spoilers here!). I can’t wait for the next book. Another great series by the Malones.
cyprus More than 1 year ago
This was a well-written, intriguing book, and one that captivated me from start to finish. As the first part of a duet, it ended with an unusual twist and I cannot wait to see how the story develops in the second part. I really enjoyed reading this book and would have no hesitation in recommending it. Jessica Jones (JJ) is impetuous, loud, a little fool-hardy and a known troublemaker; although a strong independent woman, she is hot tempered and didn’t take suggestions well. The last thing she needs is some man trying to tell her what to do; she didn’t want any man having that sort of control over her life. But JJ had not always been that kind of woman and she didn’t want to go back to that time in her life. She had come so far and would not let anything from her past ruin this for her; she had spent years burying that part of her life so deep that no one would ever find out. JJ has not seen her ex in 7-years, but suddenly he seems to be a shadow she sees at every turn; after all these years he has found her. David always said he would never let her go and she believed him. Jonas is a good man and had been a cop a long time ago. He always knew why he wanted to go into law enforcement; it was so he could protect people who couldn’t protect themselves, people like his mother. But he didn’t like the idea of being a vigilante. He has a new life now; he takes his cases seriously, but it is exhausting trying to help people who were not ready to help themselves. Jonas would always have a certain sense of responsibility to protect the women in his life because of his past; she knew that and accepted it. JJ and Jonas like to push each other’s buttons, but despite their constant fighting, he does care for her; there is something about this woman that makes him lose all control and while she lives to torment him, he cannot resist her. It wasn’t that he was obsessed with her exactly, it was more that she challenged him. JJ hasn’t been acting like herself for weeks and finally confides her fears to Jonas. Jonas had snuck past every single one of JJ’s defenses, becoming an essential part of her everyday life; he is never going to judge her for the decisions she has made because he understands. JJ has never felt this close to anyone, not even the one man who had taught her never to trust again, but Jonas makes her feel safe, protected and loved; he was always serious and it was wonderful to be the one who could bring out a lighter side of him. David had left her and just vanished and she still didn’t know exactly why, but suddenly he is back in her life and she is scared. David has been using an alias; how strange that a man who has had such a profound effect on her life and her distrust of men, probably wasn’t even who she thought he was. That meant that either she is going to get hurt or Jonas would, and Lucia and the rest of the team were going to get caught in the middle. JJ had kept secrets and those secrets had put Lucia and her family in danger. David is an ORUS agent, violent and unpredictable, but this is Noah’s family and they will protect what is theirs. When the unthinkable happens, JJ finally gets the message loud and clear; she is not safe and she never has been and neither were the people she loved. There are so many interesting twists and turns in this book that made it such an enjoyable story. A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my co
christy-womack More than 1 year ago
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book OMG OMG this is about JJ and Jonas and it is amazingly good, As you know from the Shameless series, Jonas is (besides Rafe) Noah's best friend, He works with the Blake Security and use to be a police officer, He was not part of ORUS (the assassins that Noah, Rafe and Matteas were members of) But he is just as strong and protective of his "family" as them. Jonas and JJ are always at each other's throats they snipe at each other continuously but we all know that underneath all of that is a HUGE attraction to each other. as with the Shameless series this also ends with a cliffhanger and OMG I could not believe how it ended. This is not just about or against JJ this is about the whole Blake Security family. I cannot wait for the next installment, Yes Jonas and JJ are together as of now................
SouthernAngel More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful read full of banter, secrets, twists and steamy sex. The cliffhanger immediately leaves you wanting more. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Jennifer_e911 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of the book in exchange for an honest review. This book is the first in a duet, the second of which is Enforce, and ties in with the Shameless series.   It focuses on Jessica "JJ" Jones (best friend of Lucia) and Jonas Castillo (an employee of Noah's in his Security business). JJ is one tough chick!  But underneath it all, she is hiding a vulnerable, scared girl.  Jonas is a good guy, through and through, but also has secrets in his past.  Together, they are like dynamite, waiting to explode.  They hide their attraction for each other behind sarcasm and they practically set the room on fire whenever they were around each other.  I began to wonder if they were ever going to get together! This book is full of non stop action, and keeps you guessing, right up until the last sentence.  It definitely ends on a cliff hanger!  This was an awesome story, and I'm eagerly awaiting Enforce! This story does contain triggers for some, including domestic abuse.
cherigCG More than 1 year ago
Wow! When I realized the Security Team from the Shame series was on going I tried to guess who would be next. Smart mouthed JJ and Jonas are great together. One of my favorite comes backs is when she tells the guys to eat a bowl of d*&ks. Yep, the girl has a mouth and isn't afraid to use it. In fact, no one thinks she's afraid of anything. She is. Her past. The past she hasn't shared with anyone, even her BFF Lucia. When things don't feel right....well, you need to read to find out. I will tell you that no one has ever had a stronger, more lethal group of protectors. Are they enough when her past rears his ugly head? Jonas and JJ are fun to watch while they fight their feelings. Even more fun when they start to acknowledge them. The team's reaction is hysterical. I can't wait for the second part and end after we are left with murder on our minds with the actions of the bad guy. You're gonna have to read this one. Malone Times Two--you're the best. Keep 'em coming. I voluntarily reviewed this advanced reader copy and I have not been compensated in any way.
Adin419 More than 1 year ago
We got brief glimpse into the lives of the other members of Blake Security team in the wonderful Shameless trilogy, Noah & Lucia's story. Now the Blake Security Boys are back in this heart stopping, passionate, and fierce story, filled with twists, and unexpected surprises that will leave you breathless and wanting more right away. JJ is a force all of her own and will make the life of Jonas a living hell. She is loud, always speaks her mind, can take care of herself, and is very very independent. Jonas finds this woman infuriating, but at the same time fighting with her is the highlight of his day. One kiss will change everything. New threads come to destroy all, but hese guys will do everything in their power to keep the girls that they love safe. An amazing story that will keep you on the edge till the end and then in shock. Malone squared have done it again, can't wait to see what happens in Enforced.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Malone squared sure know how to create a hero. Jonas is a man of mystery. He keeps readers guessing. Gruff, tough and hard to get enough describes the power of Force. Their love is an uphill battle. Darkness and danger await. Will Jonas and JJ make it out alive? JJ is no damsel in distress, she knows what it means to fight. She won't let fear win. A tough hero, a fearless heroine and an electrifying passion are the beginning of an explosive series.