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Justine had never been this frightened in her life. She’d just come this close to death, or something even worse. Hearing local policewoman Lisa Marshall tell her in confidence that the police cannot fully protect her is just the push she needs. Taking Lisa’s advice to learn advanced self-defense from one of the best teachers ever, thrill-seeking Justine embarks on what would prove to be the wildest and most dangerous adventure of her life. It also turns out to be the most fulfilling.
Just Try Me is a book that tells a thrilling, adventure-filled story while shedding light on the grave issue of human trafficking, particularly of women and children. Looking at the cover, one might think this would be another steamy kinky romance novel, something akin to Fifty Shades of Grey. That thought would be a grave mistake. Well, yes there are kinky scenes and romantic scenes, but this book is so much more than that. I was most impressed with the relevant storyline, with the way it exposes the subtle ways human trafficking is perpetuated hidden right in plain sight.
Paxton Quigley, the author, writes in easy-to-understand language. The text is logical and cohesive. The writing flows naturally and chronologically, devoid of any unsettling time gaps. This is a fast-paced thriller, and the action just keeps coming. Take note though, that this is not a book for very young or sensitive people. I recommend this book to everyone who considers themselves adults, are non-squeamish and are concerned about societal ills. You will be entertained. And lest I forget, do you love suspense? Then you are in the right boat.
The characters in this story are unique and relatable. Justine, thrill-seeking business woman stays true to character when she agrees to learn to defend herself better, instead of just hiring henchmen. On the opposite end of this spectrum is her mother Lise, a New York based fashion mogul who has two loyal henchmen -Eniko and Iya, ex-Russian sparrows turned dominatrices- to deal with those she considers enemies. And not to forget Danisha, Justine's Hollywood costume designer bestie, who has the seemingly perfect life complete with baby on the way.
Just Try Me has earned a rating of 4 out of 4 stars. Dislikes? I have none. The story ends on a great note, but I can tell there’s another adventure waiting in the wings. And I can’t wait !
Just Try Me
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