Charity’s Passion (Charity #3) by Maya James
Released: Sept 22, 2014
Genre: Erotic romance
Reviewed by Sarah
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Charity Powers and Justin Collins face down their final challenges and elicit desires in the last of their passionate series. Almost a year has passed since their romance began and they’ve overcome obstacles together that they could never have endured alone—and they’ll need each other now more than ever!
Their powerful love is ready and eager for the next evolution of their relationship, but Brian Marker has returned for his revenge. The gifted assassin in Justin can sense the ruthless killer all around them, hunting them, closing in, and it’s time to begin the plans he’s been protecting from everyone, even Charity. Senator Lewis moves closer to the presidential candidacy with Panther’s help, and a power struggle larger than anyone was prepared for unfolds around them. Panther Inc. must pass hands to Garrett so Justin and Charity can run across the world to drive their stalker out into the open to face them.
Charity and Justin refuse to let anything come between them and their lust for each other. They accept their fate with all the erotic heat they both have craved from the beginning, a fire so intense that it ignites flames in those around them.
But there are always dark and dangerous corners and those wicked souls hiding within them. With the light at the end of the tunnel before them so bright that they can see the rest of their happy lives together, will Charity and Justin make it to God’s alter in bliss—or tragedy?
This is the third book in the Charity series and definitely my favorite. These are not standalones, so you will need to read Charity's Warrior and Charity's Secrets first. Remembering back, the first book was a little rough around the edge. The second was improved and also started to ramp up on the action. This third is a nice balance between the action, mystery, and romance. What will it take for Justin to get out of the dark side of the spy game? Can he ever really be out?
I love Justin. He’s a great alpha male who isn’t so much of a caveman but still has some of those qualities. He’s overly protective and in control but not necessarily controlling. Intelligent, wealthy, beautiful, and caring—he’s the whole package. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to play his games in the bedroom.
Charity, on the other hand, has seen significant growth from the beginning. She had been the small town girl new to the city and now she holds her own as an essential team member. She’s smart, brave, and yet still feminine and down to earth. It’s refreshing to read about her enjoying the wealth without being arrogant.
I found the overall plot to be completely interesting from the beginning. While I could see some of the individual twists and turns coming, it didn’t make them any less enjoyable. In fact it is in the nuances where the surprises and developments were most impressive. If you want to know if they get the happy ending, you’ll have to read for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.
This is a fantastic series not short on kinky hot sex, romance, or suspense. I can’t wait to read more from Maya James in the future.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.