The Evasion

The Evasion

by Adrienne Giordano
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The Evasion by Adrienne Giordano

His role on an anti-counterfeiting task force earned NYPD Sergeant Gabe Townsend the catch of a lifetime--tough as nails but sexy as hell Jo Pomeroy. The woman has a body that drives him wild and a way of attracting danger that's making him crazy. And her relentless pursuit of an elusive criminal has his protective instincts in overdrive.

Jo didn't get to be a hotshot attorney by giving up easily. Her high-end clients count on her to keep knockoffs of their luxury goods off the streets. Distractions are the last thing she needs. Especially six-foot-three, hard body calendar-worthy distractions.

She failed once, letting a smuggler slip through her grasp. Next time, he'll have nowhere to run. A lead takes Jo and Gabe to a small town where not everything--or anyone--is as innocent as it seems. Making this bust could be the biggest break of her career...but at what risk to her newfound love?

Novella - 137 pages

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157292485
Publisher: ALG Publishing LLC
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Series: Justifiable Cause , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 606,489
File size: 849 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 Evasion 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Justifiable Cause series which picks up right where the last one left off with Gabe and Jo hot on the trail of the counterfeiter which have moved to South Carolina. They are having a hard time keeping their relationship under wraps. Taking a trip to hopefully bring the counterfeiters down, as they go to a new town they loosen up a little and enjoy their time together. Trying to play it by the rules until the suspect the sheriff might be a part of the counterfeiter ring. With their jobs and relationship on the line they try their best to keep their love life and profession life separate. As the stakes get high and this becomes a life or death matter will they be able to keep the two divided? At times this was full of suspense that held you on the edge as these two go head to head matching passion as well as tempters. It was very entertain keeping me glued to the pages to see what would happen next. When I hit chapter nine the author turned on the humor. I have to admit I totally lost as laughed myself silly. At one point my husband gave me that look that said CAN YOU TURN IT DOWN. Humm I guess not when the next sentences kept me rolling with tear almost in my eyes. I have learned a woman should never leave home without her shoes! I love these characters and the respect they give each other but at the same time finding the lighter side. At times one look or one touch can calm the other. They try so hard to find a way to keep their careers as well as their personal lives in a workable but separate place. They are finding this hard with each passing day. Both respect the other just as they are with tempters, sassy demanding way and a smart mouth. It is what attracted them to each other, it is nice to see they do not try to change the other. Giving each other room but stand their ground which can be very trying at times and so entertaining for the reader. It was entertaining to see them getting to the point where they know how to get around the other but also give the other what they need, being able to read body language or looks. I loved the conflict and tension as tempers rise they don’t hold back. This can be read as a standalone the author write it as such but at the same time leaves it open for the next book to pick up where this one leaves off.
Ariesgrl More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Jo and Gabe are partners on the anti-counterfeiting task force. Even though they made a major break-through, they let one of the suspects slip away. Determined to catch him and shut down the entire ring, Jo and Gabe travel to the south, where things aren't run the same way as in New York. Will they be able to catch the leader of the pact or will their trip south come to a horrific end? The Yankess are coming to small town South Carolina, look out! This is the second part of the Justifiable Cause series. It is best to read the three stories in order. There are a few repetitious sayings, but the exciting action is kicked up several notches! Readers will be craving the next chapter in Jo and Gabe's adventures. Notes: I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review was originally posted on the Ariesgrl Book Reviews website.
MaryL2 More than 1 year ago
The Evasion Adrienne Giordano This is the continued story of Gabe and Jo as they continue their fight against smugglers and counterfeit articles. Gabe and Jo leave New York for South Carolina following clues in tracking down the smugglers. Can they sit on the sidelines and let local law enforcement handle it or do they jump in with both feet? Once again a fast paced action romantic suspense intertwined with humor written only the way Adrienne can write it. Keeps you wanting more!
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Part two of the Justifiable Cause series THE EVASION picks up 6 weeks after book one, and I was surprised that it could be read as a standalone; Ms. Giordano supplies enough information that a new reader to the series wouldn’t be completely lost. As Jo and Gabe finally acknowledged their attraction and acted on it, I found things a bit more relaxed. Their quest for the counterfeiting smugglers takes them to South Carolina, where things get prickly. I really liked THE EVASION, it’s more my style; it focuses more on the suspense angle than Gabe’s obsession with Jo’s body parts; it’s a really exciting episode, and on the third instalment and conclusion! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
The Evasion is the second 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. We pick-up after the first book ends. Gabe and Joanne have a lead on who is the mastermind behind the selling of illegal counterfeit fashion. They travel out of state to locate their perpetrator. Joanna and Gabe’s relationship continues to grow as they try and keep it a secret. The Evasion is filled with continued suspense as they try and put an end to the counterfeiting. I would suggest reading The Chase, the first book in the series, so the reader can be aware of what these characters have been through. I loved this book as much as the first and can’t wait to read the conclusion to the series. I’d like to disclose that I received a copy of The Evasion in exchange for a fair and honest review.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
The danger and the romance ramp up as Gabe and Jo continue their torrid affair. They won't let the leader of the counterfeit smuggling ring escape justice. They've received a tip that he's hiding in South Carolina. They travel there to help the local authorities. Will they be successful this time? Gabe and Jo are perfect together except when they are working. He wants to protect her and she wants to be in on the action. Talk about a battle of wills. The suspense is non-stop as these two charge into danger. Martinson wants her dead and is working hard to achieve his goal. Who knew that stopping knock-offs could be deadly? Adrienne Giordano has out down herself with this second book in the Justifiable Cause series. I couldn't stop reading. Jo is in danger and Gabe is all alpha male. It doesn't get any better than this! This book has it all! There is passion, danger and suspense. Now I want a HEA!
Grandma_Tami More than 1 year ago
again 4.5 as Gabe and Jo work to get the bad guys that got away their chemistry is still as hot as ever . I am really enjoying the journey they are going on to find each other . The more danger they find themselves in the more they realize how deep the care for each other . Keep them coming and let them keep fighting the bad guys I love the suspense and the romance you weave around them
ReadingOverTV More than 1 year ago
Gabe and Jo continue their search for the counterfeiters while they build on their relationship. Part 2 has more adventure and thrills with Gabe and Jo chasing after the counterfeiter. Things get dangerous in the small town where they've tracked him. In the meantime, Gabe and Jo realize their relationship is serious and may lead to much more. I liked this "episode" better than the first. There is a clear beginning and end. Not a cliffhanger but still a couple of items left undone. Moving on to book 3...
My_Peace More than 1 year ago
In The Evasion by Adrienne Giordano, Gabe and Jo are still hot on the trail of a huge player in a counterfeit ring as they work together on an anti-counterfeiting task force. They are also hot for each other, and things are getting hotter both personally and professionally! They follow a lead to a small town, where small town politics are no joking matter. Counterfeiting is no joking matter either - the stakes are high and the danger is very real. In the midst of trying to capture an evasive criminal, their relationship is increasing in importance for both of them too. They are determined to keep the personal out of the profession, but can they? Working so close together makes the lines blurry...will they have to choose? Or can they have it all? I enjoyed the continuation of Adrienne Giordano's Justifiable Cause series with The Evasion. I liked seeing Gabe and Jo's relationship grow, and their interactions become more meaningful in every way. I could feel the mutual respect between these two characters, even with their interesting banter! Watching them move forward in their relationship was very rewarding and I really hoped they could make things work. I like that Gabe likes Jo exactly how she is and what she stands for. He still wants to keep her safe, but Jo leaps ahead without thought and won't follow direction with only the end goal in sight for her. Jo was at times frustrating for both Gabe and me as I read! They are both determined, at times there is conflict and tension, but they don't hold each other back. I really enjoy the unique suspenseful plot about a counterfeiting ring! It was very interesting and the chase to find a criminal is exciting and dangerous. Adrienne really makes you think about things with this one! I liked how Adrienne wrote the ending of this story so that parts of it end, but it can easily be continued (no cliffhanger!). I look forward to reading book 3, The Capture. I would recommend reading the first book in this series to have a good understanding of what is happening (The Chase). The Evasion is well paced, the perfect length, and smoothly written. I'd recommend it to any romantic suspense reader!
green____ More than 1 year ago
An action packed read... Here we have book 2 in the Justifiable Cause series. It picks up a few weeks after book 1. Jo and Gabe are still on the task force and tracking down the bad guys. A tip sends them out of state and the adventure begins! I love the clash between their personalities... so entertaining to see how it doubles as foreplay for these two. Action, danger, and more romance... this was a wonderful addition to the series! Another Adrienne Giordano book I have enjoyed!
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
The Evasion by Adrienne Giordano is the second book in the Justifiable Cause series and was just as good as the first one. Jo and Gabe are back with sparks still flying and banter that often made me laugh. I loved getting to know more about Jo and Gabe as they are now flying to South Carolina to track down the elusive Martinson that escaped in book one. Gabe and Jo are looking at their relationship now and realizing that they both want more.(Hurrah for Alpha males who actually communicate!) Never fear, there is action and intrigue and Jo totally coming unglued on Martinson - I laughed out loud and actually cheered her on. The plot moved quickly with both Jo and Gabe in dangerous circumstances. Although there is no cliffhanger, you know that there is more to the story at the end of this one and I can't wait to read it.
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
The suspense continues in this well written, hard to put down series. Jo and Gabe risk their careers, and their lives, as they follow the counterfeit trail. Loved this story and looking forward to reading more. Gifted a copy for an honest review
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
In this second book of the Justifiable Cause series, Jo and Gabe's relationship continues to grow. While it's getting more difficult to keep it under wraps, they must or risk getting pulled off the task force. Neither want to risk that since they are getting closer everyday to catching the elusive Martinson. While you can read this on a standalone basis, it's much more enjoyable if you read book 1 The Chase first. And again, while there is no cliffhanger, you know the story isn't finished yet. Can't wait to read more of Jo and Gabe's story in the next book.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Jo and Gabe are at it again. They go to South Carolina to find the bad guy and end up in trouble again. Jo gets strapped to a bomb and they nearly blow up a small town. Will she ever learn?
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
I love this series! Fun romantic suspense that will keep you hooked.
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
This sequel to The Chase is awesome. There is something real about these characters that makes me want more and more. The quest has become personal as they travel to a small town to find the guy behind the knock-offs but he has his eye on them, too!  A great balance of romance and danger.