Romance - Contemporary
431 Pages
Reviewed on 05/13/2016
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Author Biography

A.D. Justice is the USA Today bestselling author of Steele Security Series, Dominic Powers Series, Crazy Series, and two stand-alone novels, Intent, and Just One Summer.

When she's not writing, she's spending time with her own alpha male character in their north Georgia mountain home.

She is also an avid reader of romance novels, a master at procrastination, a chocolate sommelier, a twister of words, and speaks fluent sarcasm.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Intent by A.D. Justice is an OMG! inducing romance that will have you sighing throughout. There is absolutely nothing I would want Miss Justice to change about her book. This is perfection, my fellow readers, simply perfection. The story is about Layne and Ace. Layne was in a toxic relationship, which was not going anywhere she wanted it to. She wanted it all; the marriage, the children, and the happily ever after. But when the man she loved was not capable of giving her all of this, and cheated on her, she had no choice but to move on. When she goes on a little R and R vacation, she discovers that love can be found in the most unusual places and unusual forms.

Ace was really not looking for love. His heart was filled with love for his daughter, River. He finds that his heart has some space for Layne if she will give him a chance. But when you have been hurt so badly, is your heart still capable of trusting someone else with it?

This is the romance of the year; I have no doubt about that. Ace and Layne are perfect for each other. In a time when writers are moving more towards steamy scenes and less towards actual plot, Intent is refreshing and so very good. The characters were perfectly crafted. Ace is an Alpha male without being boorish and Layne is not annoyingly submissive. They are a team and a couple because they understood each other, and became each other’s friend before becoming a couple. I absolutely loved that! A fantastic, amazing and romantic read!

Heather Osborne

Intent by A.D. Justice is a contemporary romance centering around Layne Elliot. Desperately wanting a baby, Layne has been trying with her boyfriend, Bobby. However, when she catches him cheating, her boss at work offers her an opportunity to spend some time away and gather her thoughts. Enter Ace Sharp, an equine rehabilitator, who lives opposite the vacation home Layne’s boss has offered to her for the summer. Sparks fly between the pair, and Layne falls instantly for Ace and his little daughter, River. Still, Layne is left questioning things in Ace’s past, and old flames resurface with unknown intent. However, with summer drawing to a close, and her job back in New York waiting, what will Layne decide?

Intent by A.D. Justice ticks all the boxes if you want an easy-to-read romance, with a likeable hero and heroine. Ace and Layne click instantly in the novel, although a bit too instantly for my liking, despite knowing this is very possible in real life. I loved Ace’s relationship with his little daughter, and how he doted on her completely. I felt though that real conflict was lacking in Layne and Ace’s relationship. It was almost too perfect for me, and there was no doubt in my mind as a reader that they would end up together. However, there were no major flaws in the storyline, and every loose end was tied up nicely. This is an excellent novel for someone searching for a breezy read on a summer day.