This is the first book in the Bound for Justice Series by author Tori Carson. This was an awesome book to read. Tori Carson was a new author I hadn't read before and I will definitely be looking into more books from her in the future.
Against the Rules follows several different people but the storyline mingles all the way through and you know who it is following just by reading the section. It's not a book you have to guess at.
The characters and situations are like ones you would encounter every day, which I really liked. The characters, most of them anyways, were easy to like from the start while others you never get a taste for, which is alright. There are many different emotions and you can tell the characters were well thought out in advance. The words flow easily from one to another. This story will definitely suck you in and keep you sucked in until you finish the last page.
Teague is in witness protection under the NBIA. His main handler is Chief Donley. Teague has gone by several names and his current one is Reese. "Reese" tries to help a woman out when he sees she's terribly distressed on a date. Things heat up quickly between them and before long, both of them are in jeopardy of losing their lives, from separate threats. Teague tries to keep Chantel away but she's as stubborn as she is fierce.
Targeted by a drug cartel, Teague is out for vengeance until Chantel lands in his lap. Is this fiery, redheaded submissive his lifeline or his downfall?
One nosy keystroke and Teague’s life was changed forever. He lost his identity, his family and is constantly running for his life. There is little doubt that the cartel will eventually find and kill him. Until then he plans to put as many of them away as possible. It has become his single-minded goal.
Chantel was raised with the knowledge that bogey men exist. She carries a gun and she knows how to use it. She is confident that she can take care of herself. Her only real fear is of dying alone, without ever knowing the meaning of true love.
Teague has a weakness for redheads and the cartel knows it. They’ve used it against him in the past. When Chantel literally falls into his lap, he knows it is too good to be true. Convinced that it will be his downfall, he pursues her anyway. After a weekend of life-affirming sex, he vows to never see her again.
Once Chantel has found the man of her dreams, she’s not going to let a threat against her get in the way. Now caught in the sights of a serial killer her father has spent his life hunting down, Chantel learns that there are worse things in life than death.
For a chance to save Chantel, Teague must choose between his life’s work and the young woman who has made his life worth living.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of kidnapping, torture, sexual torture, violence and references to human trafficking of children.