Review: Dark Justice: Hunt by Jenna Ryan

Reviewed by Jaimie

I love a good romantic suspense book and I’m always on the look-out for new authors. Dark Justice: Hunt is the second book in the Dark Justice series by Jenna Ryan, and this one kept me reading from the start! I had not read any of Ms. Ryan’s books before and I didn’t start at the beginning of the series. I definitely plan to go back and read the first one but I was still able to enjoy this one.

Dr. Melia Rose thought she had it all – great career, perfect marriage – she really couldn’t have asked for more. Until one night saw her life go up in flames. She’s not even sure what happened, but she blames herself for the end of her marriage. She spends three years jumping from city to city trying to avoid her pain but settles back in her home town. Dr. Rose takes over the local GP practice and wants to focus on getting back to “normal”. And just when she starts to get in a groove, an associate of her ex-husband shows up and blows her comfortable lie to hell.

Johnny Hunt, an ex-marine, was incredibly happy with Melia. When he discovers that an old enemy is targeting his wife he pulls the old “have to hurt her to love her” thing and blows both of their lives to pieces. Despite hurting every day because he can’t be with her, he consoles himself with the thought that at least she’s alive. Unfortunately their plan wasn’t as great as they thought and Satyr is once again a threat to his wife. Now he just needs to keep her safe!

I typically hate the whole hurt them to save them trope because it assumes the other person is too pathetic to stand with you, but in this case it didn’t bother me as much as it usually does. It makes sense that Johnny would want to protect her but his method was a little douchey.

One thing that got me a little annoyed as how fast Melia forgave Johnny. He completely shattered her heart and life, so even though he had a fairly reasonable excuse, that was just not believable. You can bet your ass if my husband pulled this crap on me I wouldn’t be forgiving him at the drop of a hat, I don’t care how much I loved him.

Okay, now for the good. There was a lot of action in this book and once I sat down to read it I didn’t stop. The story had continued from the first book in the series but I was able to keep up. Once I got past the urge for Melia to kick him in the nuts in revenge, I was able to enjoy the story.

Overall this was a good book. Not one of the best I’ve ever read, but I still liked it. There were some things that had me a little irked and it did impact my overall enjoyment of the story, but I still liked it enough that I would check out more books in the series

Rating: C+

Click to purchase: Amazon

Dark Justice: Hunt
by Jenna Ryan
Release Date: March 26, 2018
Publisher: Entangled

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