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A triumphant return to the Ward Security Series

57462107._SY475_Wicked Outlaw by Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Ward Security series just works for me.

I can’t say exactly what it is, but the combo of high octane adventure, steaming hot chemistry and enough code names and chaos to sink a battleship, is just my jam.

Here we get Cole’s story and we also get to meet up again with Noah’s ex Army Ranger and occasional friend with benefits JB.

JB has a ranch in Texas and Cole is sent there to hole up after a sting puts him in the eyeline of a dodgy dude.

What happens next is a really beautiful romance, which starts out as a friendship between two people who just connect emotionally.

As Cole gets closer to JB, and as strange things start happening on his family’s ranch, it becomes clear that his feelings might be more than just admiration for a hard-working guy.

I felt this sexual awakening thread was done very well. Cole and JB click from the off and it didn’t seem like too much of a stretch for Cole to realise he was fascinated with JB and had more than just friendly feelings.

The catalyst for their relationship switching to the physical worked for me, it’s an adrenaline high kick where there was a physical risk to both men and I could see emotions taking over.

That it all happens over a relatively short time period doesn’t feel unusual either, it seems way longer, as if they’ve been dancing around each other for ages.

I was so happy when Jocelynn and Rinda said they were returning to this series.

Now I’m really hoping it’s kicking off a second spin off as I want ranch foreman Owen to get his second chance with the love of his life too!

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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