Goodreads Review


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.

18 seconds left.

Holy smokes this book this book is amazing and let me tell you how much I love this series I just can’t seem to get enough of Jax, Raze and Tace. This is a must read for all RZ fans and all of you know haven’t read her books. Once you read this series you will be just as addicted as I am. Guaranteed!!

Tace Justice is in the inner circle of Vanguard. He has well as everyone else has suffered loss. But he was yet to be infected after beating the bacteria that killed nearly half of the population Tace didn’t get enough vitamin B to fit it. He feels as if he is descending into madness. Although he has always liked Sami and from the first moment he met her he has been smitten. But the gold old Texas boy? Would have stayed away.

Sami Steel part of the inner circle of Vanguard has found a home and a family. She is one of the best kick ass heroines that I have seen in a long time. But from day one she has lied by saying she was with the LAPD that is until her lies are soon to surface. Jax and all the others knows that she isn’t being entirely honest but they are too sure yet. Sami has many a hidden talent. Sami keeps on challenging Tace but the good old Texas boy is gone.

Watch out Sami cause

“Gloves are off, baby. Get ready to have your ass kicked.”

Sami and Tace have instant chemistry and I loved them together. But once they are off the good times start to role in. As a favor to the mercs, Tace goes up because he is a medic, although they want distance Sami still goes along to help scout out the enemy or maybe friends, who knows? They don’t really know at that time either. They have always skated the edge of their attraction.

“You’re wondering what it would be like. You and me- just once.” “Not even close.” His grin was full-on this time. “Liar”

But they just can’t where their feelings are going and sometimes survival just isn’t enough you have to have something worth fighting for.

Love and obsession are just different sides to the same coin. – Tace –

I always thought love would be sweetness and daisies… not the abyss and raw need. -Sami-

And with everything that is going on they decide to give it a try.

“It’s you and me, Sami. No matter what.”

Meanwhile Tace keeps on having episodes of numbness, tingling, dizziness and blacking out and it is getting worse. Until it is nearly too late but just in time Sami caves and tells the truth that there were some patients that have rejected the vitamin B concoction. They know where the bunker is and they are about to get their answers But to therer is more than one bunker.

While Sami spent time there it went from a computer center to an experimentation hellhole. There is an enzyme that can save Tace. Sami saves the day with her hacking skills.

My heart was beating a mile a minute there. So damn good but crazy. They attack the president for explosives. They’re fighting on all fronts and it’s getting tough.


I love the authors writing style. There is a great balance between the smexy, scorching moments, the story and continuing world building and whereas I love it all so much. There were some scenes were I really had to swallow that where really emotionally which I didn’t want to happen.

I have so many unanswered questions. There are so many possibilities that can come now.

Will Damon & April get a book? Will Moe & Grey get a book? What about the Pure Church? Just some of many. So many questions left unanswered with so many more books to come. I’m fishing here, so please answer me. The wait is killing me.