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Hard Justice

(Alpha Security #3)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  395 ratings  ·  67 reviews

As the first female operative at Alpha Security, Charlotte "Charlie" Sparks has her work cut out for her. Sure, she can wrestle a man to the ground and hit a target at 200 yards with the best of them. But sometimes, being surrounded by all that testosterone can drive a woman to distraction-especially when that distraction is six-and-a-half feet of cocky,
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Published August 29th 2017 by Forever
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Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
I have been wanting to read this series for a while and I finally got a chance to do so, and so far I love how well written it was. If you enjoy reading about action, danger and passion, then HARD JUSTICE is one book you should check out. Ms. Hunt is a new-to-me author, but I will be looking out for more from her.

Charlie Sparks can hold her own against almost any man, but Ex-SEAL Vince Franklin is the only man around whom her brain short-circuits, which is not such a good thing since they are
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (live 8/31)

Oh how very lick-able! The cover, the story and Vince! Hard Justice was all kinds of romantic suspense goodness with a side of sexy alpha male.

The Gist: When women start disappearing in her home town Charlie is hell bent on finding them before they're lost to human trafficking. She knows the danger first hand and can't sit by and do nothing. If she has to work with her oh-so-irritating teammate Vince and
Under the Covers Book Blog
I've been looking for a new romantic suspense series to sink my teeth into recently, and I thought this had a lot of potential.  OK, the cover said it had a lot of potential *grins*.  I'd never read this author before and haven't read many reviews either, so I went into it pretty blind.  I always enjoy stories with a female operative because they can be quite badass.

HARD JUSTICE is the third in the Alpha Security series and I wasn't lost reading this out of order.  From the beginning we can
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Mmmmmm finally Charlie and Vince's story! Book three in the Alpha Security series, Hard Justice, gives us an exciting and banter filled story. In this one we find out all about Charlie and her secretive past and how she became of of the first Alpha operatives. You can tell from the first time Vince and Charlie butted heads and pissed each other off that they were meant for each other; the sexual chemistry is combustible. Neither of them want to admit to the other that the attraction
Bookgasms Book Blog
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I was very excited to start Hard Justice as the blurb sounded so action packed and exciting! And that is exactly what we got in this novel! Vince and Charlie were sexy, fiery, had hot banter for days and had light your sheets on fire chemistry. I absolutely could not get enough!

While Hard Justice is a standalone, it is the third book in the series that follow a select group of elite operatives and the security firm they work for (Alpha Security). Charlotte "Charlie" Sparx is the first female
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley***

3.5 Stars

Charlie and Vince were an interesting couple. I liked that Charlie could hold her own, not only with Vince but also with the others in the Alpha Security Team.

And, this is where my review gets a little tough. As, the woman in me loves that she is strong, and capable and that she is as strong as the guys, and that she gives as good as she gets. I loved that...but, this sort of overshadows the romance.

Let me explain. I don;t
books are love
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Vince and Charlie give us one sexy and entertaining tale.

Charlie was seen in previous books but this one we really learn who she is and where she came from. We get the witty banter and sarcasm but also a vulnerability in her that has you want to protect her. her attraction with Vince is through the roof and so powerful the pages sizzle.

Vince is a great guy. He is trying to find his footing in a new world for him. He has always felt attraction to charlie since they met but he never acted on it.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
For a fast paced action paced romantic suspense, this book will deliver. Charlie is a spitfire. She also has a huge chip on her shoulder. There are valid reasons why she is so aggressive. It is because she is the only female on this private security team, Alpha Security. And when her past is revealed, it explains so much about her. Yet it makes me wonder why the rest of her team doesn't know about her past. Because seriously, they are a private security team. Don't they want to know the details ...more
When a relationship begins with antagonism, Im typically up to my ears with glee because the 180-degree flip later is typically steamy, jaw-dropping and plain old fun to read. Id hoped Hard Justice was going to be that, since working undercover on a case together seemed to be just the catalyst of what was supposed to ignite the latent attraction between Vince and Charlie at least.

And to some extent, it started off that way. I fed off the hostile push-pull vibes at the beginning and really did
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*thank you to the author and publisher for providing an arc**


Alpha Security is back in action and this time Vince and Charlie will not only be out on a mission together but they will be trying to fight their feelings for one another. April Hunt yet again brings alive the Alpha Security group and makes you feel like you have just have checked up on old friends. She once again nails romantic suspense and will have you rooting for Navy and English to not only complete their mission but to
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

I have really enjoyed the action in the Alpha Security series to date. April keeps us on our toes with Charlie & Vince's story. The crazy banter between them ring things to a new level.

We have watched Charlie struggle for her position on the team and the acceptance that she can look after herself. As we read on we now understand that need a little better. But what I loved the most was that she was more concerned with everyone else and
Nalla Reads
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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April Hunt completely blows action romance away with Charlie and Vince's story! We've spent two books watching them have these heated discussions back and forth with a LOT of sexual tension. Hunt delivers it in the best way possible with a hero who knows his woman's worth!

When Charlie has to dive into the past she tried to escape for years we get to see a whole new dimension to her character. She's bad-ass and stubborn for a good reason. Finally getting to see
Kathryn Linke
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Hard Justice is the third title in the Alpha Security series and features Charlie Sparks, and Vince Franklin. Both characters have appeared in the previous titles, and I was quite eager to read their story.

April Hunt writes a romantic suspense with strong heroines and alpha heroes. Vince is a protective, sexy alpha. Whereas Charlie is smart, sassy, strong and fierce. She also has trust issues and is incredibly private.

The chemistry between this pair is hot and undeniable. The banter
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

A breathtaking, exciting, thrilling, sizzling romantic suspense with a mouthwatering hero and a feisty as can be heroine and one heck of a bad-arse story! Once again, April Hunt brings her A-game with her newest Alpha Security Novel. This one has two incredible characters a plot that is both action-packed and has the right mix of suspense and one deliciously HOT chemistry.

I LOVED Hard Justice! This book was AMAZING. I LOVED the action, the romance, the sex, and
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
Hard Justice has to be favorite so far in this series. Vince was sexy as hell and so very Alpha. Charlie was just amazing, she was kick-ass. The banter between these two was hilarious and I loved that Charlie didn't take none of his crap, she could stand on her own. I loved the action and the little mystery in this story, it definitely kept me intrigued the whole time and I can't wait for the next book.
Heather andrews
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Charlie loves to torment Vince all fun and games until it backfires on her, what? Eat? He pulled another potato chip from the bag in his lap and deliberately chomped loudly. Yes, I must. Im effing starving. You had the chance to pick the poison and didnt. Now you have to deal with it, sweetheart. Vince is real territorial when it comes to his woman, "Vince nearly growled. No, she can- effing-not, Callahan, and if you dont stop picturing it in your head, Im going to effing neuter you. I relly ...more
Book Reading Gals
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Title: Hard Justice

Series: Alpha Security Book #3
Author: April Hunt

Genre: Romance, Suspense

Blurb: A DATE WITH DANGER.As the first female operative at Alpha Security, Charlotte "Charlie" Sparks has her work cut out for her. Sure, she can wrestle a man to the ground and hit a target at 200 yards with the best of them. But sometimes, being surrounded by all that testosterone can drive a woman to distraction-especially when that distraction is six-and-a-half feet of cocky, confident, Alpha-trained
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Copy received via Netgalley for an honest review

I like the premise of this book - Charlie is a woman in a man's man world. It was refreshing to see a strong, badass woman kicking a$$ and taking names.

Add in uber-alpha Vince and things will start to heat up. They have been circling each other for a while now and I just needed them to get their act together. He is also ultra-protective of Charlie, and at times I could understand her frustration, but boy, what I wouldn't give for a man who treats
Gigi staub
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
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As the first female operative at Alpha Security, Charlotte "Charlie" Sparks has her work cut out for her. Sure, she can wrestle a man to the ground and hit a target at 200 yards with the best of them. But sometimes, being surrounded by all that testosterone can drive a woman to distraction-especially when that distraction is six-and-a-half feet of cocky, confident, Alpha-trained muscle.

Ex-SEAL commander Vince Franklin has been on some of the most dangerous missions in the
Book Him Danno
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lets face it who doesn't love sexual tension in books, TV and movies? I Whats better is when you add a feisty female who can physically take care of herself but emotionally is a wreak around the one man who can push her buttons and she pushes right back.
Hard Justice follows the characters of the Alpha Security series with hot sex scenes and great sexual tension that will keep romance readers hooked. Just like the other two books it can be read as a stand alone novel but will make more since if
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars.

Charlie proves herself everyday in her testosterone filled job but she can do her job as well as all the men at Alpha Security. In short she is a bad ass. When she is offered a case that is close to home she knows it will bring up bad memories of the past and of her family but she knows she is the one for the job. Vince is an ex SEAL and is the one chosen to accompany Charlie on this job. They are both stubborn and will get on each others nerves while playing the engaged couple. In truth
Susan Trewick
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in this series, it could be read as a standalone but I do recommend you read the previous books first, they are amazing and the couples are in this book. Since the first book I've been waiting for Charlie and Vince's story, the chemistry between them is off the charts and literally scorches the pages!! They've never done anything about the attraction between them, Charlie is a woman in a mans world and feels she has more to prove. When they are put together for a mission, ...more
Nikki Brooks
I have read the previous books in this series and was overjoyed to see the one and only Charlie Sparks finally get her story told!

Charlie has made her own life after wild child past which almost ended in tragedy. She is asked to take the lead in an investigation die to her connection to the man under investigation. It finally comes to light that she has links to the Miami underworld, which she will once again subject herself to, all in the name of stopping a human trafficking ring.

Vince may be
Lynn Reynolds
The authors Acknowledgements felt more like a thank you letter please make sure to read it.

Charlotte Charlie Sparks likes playin with the big boys. And she certainly knows how to take them down dont laugh too loud in public now. I would want her in my corner if I ever needed someone with her talents. Vincent Vince Franklin loves to yank the chain of a certain little lady. He had me laughing too. But you dont have to be an alpha in order to take someone down.

I got so lost in this story that I
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 Hearts I really really enjoyed this book. No its not perfect. There is a LOT that happens. I mean seriously what doesnt happen in this book? I am not sure how the author will come up with more adventure for the next book.

Vince is all alpha and Charlie feels she needs to prove she deserves to be on the Alpha Team. But they have a connection from the start of the book. You just know it is going to be hot. But what I wasnt expecting was the bit of fun
Katherine Yearwood
This would be my first title that I read by April Hunt. And going by what I read from Hard Justice that was a lack on my part. Hard Justice the third title in the An Alpha Security Novel was great. The synopsis didnt really do this book justice to the way this book was written.
Hard Justice has a place for all readers to enjoy; sexy characters, a strong will woman capable of taking care of herself, but a strong alpha male standing by her side. just in case. We cant forget the action &
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Alpha Security series. They are standalones, but we do see all the characters in each book.

Ive been wanting Charlies book since the start. Im so happy to finally have it. This is a great read.

The chemistry between Charlie and Vince is combustible.

Charlie is the first, and only, woman Alpha agent. She can hold her own with any man. Shes also a hacking genius.

But her past is slapping her in the face with the case that she has the lead on.

I love how her and Vince have
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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How awesome was this book?

I was pleasantly surprised with this discovery, and imagine my happy shock to find out it's the third of a series?! One, I'm a huge fan of series. And two, I love these alpha hero type books. The plus about this one was the heroine was just as tough.

I really enjoyed the romance and angst throughout, and the suspense was wonderfully built. This book definitely has it all: sexy, romance, mystery, and humor.

The author did a phenomenal job at world building, and this
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Action packed, roller coaster ride of emotions, the chemistry between Vince and Charlie, particularly flowed off the pages and the twists and turns were abound, which kept me turning pages. The hot, witty banter between Charlie and Vince, definitely helped carry Hard Justice to an amazing finale. Cant wait to go back and read the other two books in this intriguing series.
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