Review: Justice Ascending (The Scorpius Syndrome #3) by Rebecca Zanetti
Title: Justice Ascending
Before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Tace Justice was a good ole Texas cowboy who served his country and loved his mama. After Scorpius, the world became dark, dangerous, and deadly—and so did he. The Vanguard medic is stronger, faster, and smarter than before, but he’s lost the line between right and wrong. His passion is absolute, and when he focuses it on one woman, there’s no turning back for either of them…
Sami Steel has been fighting to survive right alongside Tace, convincing the Vanguard soldiers she’s one of them. In truth, Sami is a former hacker turned government agent who worked at The Bunker, where scientists stored both contaminants and cures. Only she knows the location, and she’s not telling. Yet when sexual fire explodes between her and Tace, she’ll face even that hell again to save him.
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Forgotten Sins, Marked, Wicked Ride, On the Hunt
Series: The Scorpius Syndrome #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: On the Hunt, Mercury Striking, Shadow Falling
Published by Zebra Source: Publisher
Published: January 31, 2017
Genres: Apocalypse, Romance
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Finally we are getting Tace and Sami’s story in Justice Ascending! WooHoo!!! I was so excited to get the next book in The Scorpius Syndrome series especially since it was with two characters I couldn’t wait to find out more about. What changes did Tace go through after being infected? What secret is Sami holding so close and why? My questions were finally getting answered.
Ah man, I just knew it had to happen sometime although why did it have to be with Tace and Sami? *Sigh* I was so looking forward to reading their story, to get lost in it and then… My excitement in this series had to crash sometime I just wished it was further down the road. Okay let me start with, I really did like this book. Like, not love, like I did the other books. The heat level between these two is stellar and what I have come to expect from this series so that isn’t the problem. The majority of the story, or at least the first half of the book seemed to be spinning around whether:
A). Tace was going to implode (Mentally) and turn evil from the changes caused by the virus.
B). What would happen if everybody found out the truth about Sami.
Let me start with Sami. It’s been hinted all along that Sami has had a secret, that she wasn’t actually a rookie cop. Frankly, when her secret came out it wasn’t what I expected. I felt a bit let down about it. Former hacker turned government agent seemed so anticlimactic. Having worked at The Bunker, and she kept it a secret all this time, okay now THAT was exciting and redeemed her Big Secret. Now Tace and his constant poor me mental dilemma ‘what if I go evil?’, now that got old. Of course that also got a pass when it turns out there is something physically wrong with him. Unfortunately, all of this occurs in the first half of the book and while it didn’t suck, it did drag a bit. Once secrets and illness are exposed that’s when all the excitement level I was looking for finally kicks in.
Like I stated, once secrets are out, the story does redeem itself. There is also another contributing factor that has me doing a happy dance. That would be Maureen and Greyson. I see a romance blooming between these two which should play out interestingly since she is Raze’s sister and he is the leader of the Mercs. Oh yeah, and one more character: Damon. I really liked him and hope to see more of him in the future. So it’s obvious, I’m not giving up on the series. It’s going to take more than a ‘Like not love’ book to stop me from continuing with it. I recommend all, yes all books, that Rebecca Zanetti writes.