The Capture

The Capture

by Adrienne Giordano

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The Capture by Adrienne Giordano

Sun, fun, and Jo Pomeroy, the sexiest, most-driven attorney around, await NYPD Sergeant Gabe Townsend in Los Angeles. A trip to the West Coast is the perfect vacation – he won't have to hide his relationship with Jo from the New York anti-counterfeiting task force, and he can finally enjoy some overdue time-off with the woman of his dreams.

Jo makes undercover deals for fake merchandise, but her feelings for Gabe are all too real. Unfortunately, she isn't the one on vacation, and while she can't wait to get her heartthrob alone, she also can't say no when the mayor of Los Angeles asks for her help in ridding the city of illegal knockoffs.

Being too dedicated for her own good backfires when Jo ends up on a killer's hit list. Gabe wants Jo to back down; she's not about to. As the danger escalates, so do their feelings for each other. All Jo's ever wanted is to expand her task force nationwide. Now, with her life on the line, Jo must decide if heading the taskforce is worth sacrificing it all, including a future with the man she loves.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940157321581
Publisher: ALG Publishing LLC
Publication date: 01/11/2017
Series: Justifiable Cause , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 475,770
File size: 888 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Adrienne Giordano writes romantic suspense and mystery. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane's Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction. For more information on Adrienne's books, please visit

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The Capture 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This is the end to a three part series that is full of action you are going to love it. Jo is in LA helping set up a counterfeiter task force. Gabe comes to visit taking a long overdue vacation. Jo and Gabe relationship has always been behind closed door neither wanting the fallout it would bring to those they work for. In LA they are free to let it grow building a united front as they work toward bring justice to major companies who lose billions of dollars a year to counterfeiters. On her way to the airport to pick up Gabe she decides to kill some time and do some shopping for some counterfeit items which gets her in more trouble than she ever expect leaving Gabe again trying to protect her and keep her alive. The story starts with fast pace action we see the dangers of being in the wrong place at the wrong time leaving both Gabe and Jo seeing more action then they bargained for. Captured really kept me hanging on the edge with a story I could not put down. I loved this series, this one would be my favorite of the three books. Although some of the series can be read as standalones to get the full impact of what their job is and their relationship you will want to read them all. Separate they are wonderful reads too together they are outstanding. This is a series that will hold your attention giving you one heck of a ride as you hold your breath wondering if they will make it out of this last story alive. There is some touch and go scenes that keep this a page turner from the first page to the last. If you are looking for an outstanding action pack thrilling read this will give you the suspense you crave. It is well written with delightful characters that pull you in demanding and holding your attention.
Ariesgrl More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars NYPD Sergeant Gabe Townsend decides to join his attorney partner, Jo Pomeroy, on a vacation on the West Coast. His relaxation goes out the window, as Jo continues to work and put herself in harm's way. Tasked with keeping counterfeits off the street, Jo feels that is her number one priority, while Gabe wishes for more one-on-one time. Will the two be able to set aside their differences and see they are a perfect match or will their jobs destroy everything they've worked for? This is the conclusion of the action-packed Justifiable Cause series. Talk about romantic suspense! This is the first opportunity for the characters to show their insecurities and really grow. Each book keeps getting better! Readers will fall for Jo and Gave and they will wish this series didn't come to an end. Notes: I received a copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review. This review was originally posted on the Ariesgrl Book Reviews website.
MaryL2 More than 1 year ago
The Capture Adrienne Giordano In the 3rd book in the Justifiable Cause series, Adrienne has continued with the romantic suspense with Jo and Gabe. This time Jo has gone to LA to help them set up a task force on smugglers who are sneaking in counterfeit items. Gabe comes out on vacation and it all breaks wide open when Jo might have witnessed the person who murdered two people. Once again Gabe and Jo have strong differing opinions about how to do things causing sparks to fly again. A non-stop intriguing story that makes you want more.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Their quest to catch counterfeiting smugglers now takes NYPD Sergeant Gabe Townsend and attorney Jo Pomeroy to Los Angeles. Jo cannot stay out of trouble, but this time it’s not entirely her fault. When she happens to identify a murder suspect, things get out of control fast, and this time it’s Gabe who gets himself in a pickle. What do bikers have to do with counterfeiters of high-end products? Read THE CAPTURE to find out! Although it is the third and final instalment of the Justifiable Cause series, Ms. Giordano gives enough details about the whole story arc that THE CAPTURE can be read as a standalone. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
The Capture is the third and final book in Adrienne Giordano’s series Justifiable Cause. Joanna Pomeroy is an attorney seeking justice for the fashion industry while Gabe Townsend is a member of a special task force for the NYPD. Joanna has gone to California to establish a task force to end fashion counterfeiting in California. Almost immediately she gets into trouble—almost witnessing a murder. Gabe finally takes a vacation following Joanna to California. His vacation turns into a working trip as he works to protect Joanna. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching Joanna and Gabe’s relationship grow throughout the series. The Capture is filled with continued suspense as they try and put an end to the counterfeiting. This can be read as a standalone book; however, I suggest reading The Chase and The Evasion first. I loved this book and I highly recommend all of the books in the Justifiable Cause series. I’d like to disclose that I received a copy of The Capture in exchange for a fair and honest review.
ReadingOverTV More than 1 year ago
The Capture by Adrienne Giordano (Justifiable Cause book 3) The Capture is the conclusion of this novella trilogy and the best of the three stories. This last had the action, thrills, suspense and a good romance. I enjoyed this trilogy since each chapter got better and had more depth of character. I'm not sure I liked either of them initially but they grew to be better together.
My_Peace More than 1 year ago
I really liked reading about the circumstances Jo finds herself in while she is in LA expanding the counterfeiting task force she helped initiate. When her not so secret boyfriend Gabe joins her there - a vacation for him - they soon both find themselves in deeper and more danger than either of them anticipated. As the Justifiable Cause series has progressed, I've enjoyed seeing the evolution of Jo and Gabe's relationship. Where it started to where it is now and seeing it get there has been an exciting journey. I like how they are together, professionally and personally. It seems to just keep getting better! The challenge now is a long distance relationship for how ever long Jo will be in LA...can their relationship withstand it? I liked the little glimpses of jealously that Gabe exhibited. I could really feel the attachment between the two of them, but it was little moments like that that made them realistic and a believable couple. The unexpected danger that Jo and Gabe find them selves facing in the counterfeiting criminal world brings an adrenaline rush and the suspense keeps the excitement level up. I was interested to know how things would work out professionally and personally for Jo and Gabe...they have come this far, would they take it even farther? Or will the danger be too much? A good mix of romance and suspense, The Capture (and the whole Justifiable Cause series) is a story I'd recommend to any romantic suspense reader!
green____ More than 1 year ago
Great ending! Here is the third book in the series. Jo has been helping another area set up their own task force... meanwhile, she has been missing Gabe and taking a real good look at her feelings. When he comes to visit, danger once again comes their way. Action, suspense... this romance has great character interaction... A book that really drew me in... I loved it from beginning to end! Left me with a smile on my face!
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
The Capture by Adrienne Giordano is the third and final book in her Justifiable Cause novella series. It was a perfect ending to this series. The book starts three weeks after The Evasion and Jo is in LA heading up a new task force for the mayor. Gabe takes vaction time to visit Jo. There is still the banter and the sparks are flying high since they haven't seen each other in three weeks. However, this new adventure for them is not related to counterfeit goods but murder. The relationship between Jo and Gabe is serious now and they are both thinking of a future. Unfortunately, before they can enjoy any time together there is a small matter of Jo having witnessed a possible murder suspect. The book moved quickly and I enjoyed both the action and the twists as this romantic suspense moved into it's finale. This series was a great read and I will be recommending it to my friends who love romantic suspense.
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this series. I was intrigued throughout and the story line and characters are wonderful. This author always brings us great stories full of suspense, mystery and romance. Well worth reading! Gifted copy for an honest review
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This is the final book in the Justifiable Cause trilogy and I believe it was my favorite. Loved how Jo and Gabe's relationship developed and matured. Really enjoyed the action and suspense in this one. Now that they wrapped up the large case in NY & SC, it's time to take the task force nationally. The action in LA might be a little more than either Jo or Gabe bargained for though!! I really enjoyed this trilogy and would definitely recommend it to everyone.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Jo is in LA trying to set up a program for counterfeit goods. She is buying a purse when a biker comes in with some cigarettes to sell. She makes a note and then heads to the airport to pick up Gabe. She then discovers that the people running the store were murdered shortly after she was there. They are in a strange city and have to find the murderer so Jo won't have to testify against a member of a notorious gang. Again, Jo finds herself in hot water.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
I love this series! Fun romantic suspense that will keep you hooked.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Series! This is a great series; this is the third book in the Justifiable Cause series by Adrienne Giordano. This is a great short story that can be read in one sitting. This book can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend that you read all of the books in this series since they have the same characters. Jo and Gabe are ready for their vacation where they won’t have to hide their relationship. But when Jo is asked by the mayor to help rid the city of illegal knockoffs she can’t refuse. When she ends up on a killer’s hit list Gabe must help the woman he loves. This is a great story and I am looking forward to reading the next book. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
Jo Pomroy is an intellectual property lawyer. She battled to have the New York City mayor create a task force sponsored by some of my clients to fight the counterfeit goods trade. Now she is in Los Angeles trying to help them start one too.  She had about half and hour before she needed to leave for the airport to pick up my guy Gabe so, naturally, she used the time to do a little knock-off shopping. She was thrilled to hit the mother lode in one store until a gang member walks in totally creeping her out. There is just something about him even for a member of such a well-known and highly feared LA gang member. On the evening news, she learned that the clerk and owner were murdered less than 5 minutes after she Ieft the shop. She had to tell the police what she knew, but getting on the bad side of one of these gangs is like signing your own death warrant, with permission for a little torture on the side.  With Gabe at her back, she makes the decision that she could never avoid and works with LAPD to identify the suspect.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Reading about established couples is fun--when done well, it's even fun when you haven't read the rest of the series. (I haven't--yet. But you'd better believe I'm going to now--since they're novellas, it'll be easier to squeeze them in ;)) I enjoyed Jo and Gabe's relationship--it reminded me a lot of Castle and Beckett's back when they were still trying to keep theirs a secret; like them they weren't exactly fooling everyone but, hey--nice effort ;) Like any good romantic suspense hero and heroine, even being on vacation doesn't stop the danger. (Also like any good romantic suspense hero and heroine, they pretty much invite trouble to join them on their trip out of town.) An accidental witness to murder, Jo's soon on the hit list of a dangerous motorcycle club, and Gabe has to work with an LA lieutenant who's been a part of Jo's new task force to keep her safe.  Only, you know, he's not really working, because he's on "vacation". Can Gabe keep Jo safe? Will Jo be able to stop a counterfeit cigarette ring? Will they ever have a real vacation, with actual relaxation and a lack of death threats and everything? You'll have to read The Capture to find out! Rating: 4 stars / B+ I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Grandma_Tami More than 1 year ago
Love this book can not wait to see if there is more of these two to come . I Love Adrienne's books if you have not read them yet give them a chance . She writes mystery and romance in a good mix. Love How Gabe decides to come clean to the world as does Jo and how they do it ! you will enjoy this book. and it can be read alone but I think you will enjoy it more if read with the rest of the series , for then you will have their back story. .
WinnieL More than 1 year ago
I totally enjoyed this book. It is my first book by Adrienne Giordano and it is really great. Although it is part of a series, I didn't feel as if I was  missing out on anything having not read the earlier books in the series. But after reading this, I'll definitely read the other books in the series. Even though it is a novella, it was well written and well paced. Most novellas feel as if the story is rushed and the couple falls in love way too quickly. But The Capture was really well-developed, exciting and really interesting. I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Jo Pomeroy is eagerly waiting her lover, Gabe. He's coming to vacation with her in California. She and NYPD Sergeant Gabe Townsend work together on the Clean Sweep Task Force in New York. No one knows that they are a couple. They are keeping it on the down low. Things change when Jo can identify a gang member who the police believe committed murder. Can Gabe protect her? Jo is a feisty woman who is dedicated to her work. She's a lawyer who is tracking down stores that sell counterfeit merchandise. I love her strength and her courage. She needs to be in the thick of things. Gabe is a wonderful hero. He's strong, passionate and protective of his love. This story is fast moving and suspenseful. I enjoyed the action and the romance. The setting shows us a darker side of paradise. The Capture is a worthy addition to the Justifiable Cause series. Adrienne Giordano knows how to ramp up the danger and the romance.