protector…a force for good…I am Jonas Castillo.
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.
scared. And to protect her I might have to break the vow I made years ago.
Duet. Book 2, Enforce, will release on 8/29/17
First, let me say that I am quickly becoming addicted to the writing duo of M. Malone and Nana Malone, though I have to point out, the cliffhangers positively kill me! If you’ve read the Shameless series about Noah and Lucia, then you’ll recognize JJ (Jennifer Jones) and Jonas Castillo, not to mention the rest of motley crew in the book. While it’s not necessary to have read the Shameless series before reading Force, it will probably help you get a much better understanding of the characters and the back story.
Jonas works for Noah at his security company, JJ is best friends with Noah’s wife, Lucia. Jonas and JJ live to needle each other, and JJ is a loud, proud and fiesty woman who balks at the fact she has protection. (this is where it helps to have read Shameless) Since Lucia’s past problems, they keep an eye on JJ as well. JJ wakes one night to smoke in her apartment, and while she tries to see past it, she thinks she sees someone in her apartment. Luckily, she is rescued by Jonas. JJ doesn’t admit it to anyone, but she’s dealt with a past full of abuse. While she ends up at the company penthouse, she still has incidents crop up that she can’t explain. Jonas tries to get her to fess up as to what is going on with her, but JJ wants to keep that part of her life buried, until she can’t anymore.
The relationship with her and Jonas is electric and fun to watch, and when we finally get to the point where JJ lets Jonas in on what has been going on, typical Malone havoc and cliffhanger sets in! Really frustrating, but left me clamoring for more! I am really excited to see where this story goes, and I also hope these ladies write about the other guys in the group…Oskar, Matthias…especially Matthias. You’ll be hanging on to the edge of your seat!
5 Force-Full Stars!
elevator doors slid open and Jonas stepped into the entryway. It was dark and
quiet, the only sound coming from the direction of Matthias’s room. That kid
never slept no matter what time of day it was, but he also didn’t ask
questions. So he was off the hook.
stepped into the living room and was confronted with a tight, toned ass in
parts of him that had been asleep fired to life. Jonas sucked in a deep breath
as JJ shifted her position at the window, the globes of her ass bouncing
slightly with the movement. His dick
tried to follow her. It should have been a welcome diversion. Hell, at least he
wasn’t depressed and feeling the sting of failure anymore. But this was JJ. The
woman lived to torment him. So as spectacular as that ass was, it was the last
thing he wanted to see in the middle of the night coming off a tough case.
you still awake?”
harsher than he’d intended, but there was no need to apologize. JJ didn’t
offend easily, probably because she thrived on insults and could throw out
verbal daggers with the best of them. As he’d expected, she merely turned her
head slightly to acknowledge his presence before turning back to the night sky,
you mind your own business?” she asked in a deceptively sweet voice.
that just a few moments ago, Jonas had wanted nothing more than to climb into
bed without having to engage anyone. Now he stepped farther into the room,
instinctively drawn to her. There was just something about Jessica Jones that
he could not resist. It was sick in a way, but he got off on fighting with her.
That smart mouth and those killer curves were the perfect combination to make
his dick hard while simultaneously pissing him off.
be the fun in that?” Jonas asked, speaking truthfully.
from whatever it was that was holding her attention outside and eyed him with a
sneer. “I would ask if you had a hot date but that’s doubtful. Jackasses really
aren’t in this season.”
hurt. “Women love me.”
and slid him a sidelong glance. “Frankly, I don’t see the appeal. But then
again there are people who like candy corn and peeps. There’s really no
accounting for taste…or lack thereof.”
corn is awesome.” Jonas might have to rethink his taste in women if she was
dogging on candy corn. How could you not enjoy something that was pure
high-octane sugar? “You’re probably just
too bitter to enjoy it.”
flashed and for a moment there was something behind the look that made him
regret his choice of words. “Too bad for you, you’ll never have a taste.” Her
words carried a hint of hurt with them and he wanted to bite off his tongue.
snarked at each other and played fast and loose with their words, but he would
never actually want to hurt her. It bothered him that he even could. In his mind,
JJ was as invincible as her comic book character namesake, and finding a chink
in her armor was both disturbing and endearing.
I didn’t mean anything by that.”
You’re probably right. I’ll leave the sweetness to you. I just happen to like
my men a little bit…stronger with a hint of a bite. Same way I like my
the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a
master’s degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be
scandalized by how she’s using her expensive education.
ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since
starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella
“Teasing Trent,” her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA
Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.
things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel
she “borrowed” from her cousin.
precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was
only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit
as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.