Daxton Chambers loved being a part of the oldest and most distinguished law enforcement agency in the state of Texas: the Texas Rangers. But the person who was burying women alive in his city of San Antonio was always two steps ahead of him...and he hated it.
Mackenzie Morgan lived what she considered a normal life. She worked at a non-profit agency, hung out with her best friend, had an annoying-but-loving family, was clumsy, had a tendency to ramble when she was nervous...and was still searching for the man to spend the rest of her life with.
Meeting Mack, and finding out just how perfect she was for him, wasn't a part of Dax's plan. But he'd be damned if he was going to complain about it. Unfortunately, Dax's job wasn't always safe. Both Mack and Dax would find that out the hard way.
Justice for Mackenzie is the first book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
©2015 Susan Stoker (P)2015 Susan Stoker
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I was given this book in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobook boom. I don't know what the other reviewers were talking about with the narrator. Perhaps I got a revised edition of the story. She just read the book. I could tell when each of them was talking and no background noises. She also did not try to lower her voice to be Dax or any male character. I love stories where the H/h like each other from the beginning and we see how the romance progresses. If the author is not good at making the story go from dislike to love they should leave it alone. Ms. Stoker did a good job with this love at first sight. I like also that the suspense came from the outside. I also love it that neither of them was perfect. Yes, I like hunky guys but some of us not so perfect people fall in love also and after all there are only a few people in the world who fit some of those perfect molds. The rest of us are plain average people and we enjoy a great love life just like Dax and Mack. Loved the fact that all of the kid's names, as well as the parent's started with M. Funny!
"Was good not great"
I enjoyed the story line. I thought the descriptive details was old fashion at times. I will get the next one I hope that she can bring herself to write a different word for vagina instead of folds. I mean come one there are plenty. Lol. And I did hear what it sounds like maybe a basketball game. or some other sport in background, not good😑
"omg I loved how she is a real woman"
I loved that they didn't fight it was a real love story I CAN'T WAIT
"Great Start to a Series"
Daxton and MacKenzie are perfect characters for this story. MacKenzie ' s quirky personality and Daxton's hot self caught and kept my attention throughout the book. The story line was totally believable and realistic. Looking forward to the next book.
"a bit surprising"
I wasn't expecting what I got with this book, but am so glad that the author wrote it this way. The characters just work and the plot is believable. I enjoyed the story, characters, and how everything went down.
"Great Non Perfect Characters"
I enjoyed this book very much and have found a new favorite author. Wonderful, likable, older, flawed characters. Loved that the characters were not "slight," "fit," "beautiful," or twenty-something. Narrator was okay. Story was okay, but the characters made the book.
"Good story but sucky narrator!"
The story for me was between three and four stars so I gave it 4 . There was some weird dialogue sometimes between the hero and heroine , especially during sex. SS needs to work on her sex scenes a little bit to make them sexier and not stilted . Otherwise though, it was a pretty good story. It had me on the edge of my seat sometimes.
The narrator on the other hand was terrible. Her acting skills need serious work. Her male voices vs female voices were pretty good except that she just didn't have the proper inflection or emotion for the scenes . This book could have been so much better if she had done that properly.
I'll give one more of her books a try but if it's not better than this one it will only be Kindle unlimited for free or library books from this author in the future.
"Could have been good"
Decent story but the dialogue was juvenile and laughable, which I'm fairly certain wasn't the intention. The female lead character was 37 and talked like she was 13. The sex talk between this pair of 37 and 46 year olds was beyond ridiculous. I would not recommend this author unless she stops writing dialogue for her characters!
I read a lot. Romantic suspense is hands down my favorite genre. Mac and Dax were absolutely fabulous together. From first kiss to last, they are combustible. The suspense aspect was well paced and I may have shed a few tears there at the end.
The narration was very nice. The voices were easy to track.
Also enjoyed getting to know the secondary characters I hope will appear in future titles.
It was a little hard going from the narrator from the Seals series, to this one. However, the story line is so awesome that it helped with the transition. She eventually grew on me, and is okay.
"Brilliant story shame about the audio"
This is a brilliant story by Susan Stoker. It's my favourite so far. It's just a pity that it's ruined by the poor quality audio recording. You get half way through the story when the background noise starts, it's faint at first but gradually builds until you struggle to ignore it. And it's happening during the most exciting part of the book. It's as if they recorded the book when someone has left on either the tv or the radio.
Give this one a miss and but the book. Poorest quality audio I've ever heard.
"TEXAS HEROES BOOK 1"
CHARACTER TO THE BOOK
YES I WOULD LIKE TO GO AND SEE IT
I HAVE MOST OF SUSAN STOKER BOOKS AND THEY ARE ALL DIFFERENT STORIES
Holy hell! Talk about tension! I have not been this desperate to just page to the end to see if everyone survives IN A LOOOOOONG TIME! The characters were clear and believable. Mack's quirkiness and Daxton's gentle grace made me feel invested in their future(s).
If this is how the first in the series starts, and the rest fills in terms of quality, I will definitely be moving on to the rest of the series - asap!
Definitely a MUST if suspense is your thing.
A pity about the quality of the recording, the background noise interference took away from the narration which was good.
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