Book Review, Romance Review

Review: Tough Justice by Tee O’Fallon

It should have been a routine investigation. Instead, DEA K-9 agent Adam “Deck” Decker watches in horror as one Denver hospital seems to be Ground Zero for overdoses of a new drug. Now Deck can only hope a certain icy, green-eyed ER doctor will help him and his canine partner track down the deadly source.

Dr. Tori Sampson has her reasons for not trusting federal agents, especially ones working for the DEA. But the rash of overdoses—including a heartbreaking case involving a teen—is alarmingly high. And the new opioid is not only extremely dangerous, it defies all the usual medical treatments. So Tori has a choice: work with the big, brawny, and annoyingly hot DEA agent…or watch more innocent people die.  

Tori’s the only person who can help Deck break the case, and they’ll need to trust each other, no matter how high the tension and attraction sizzling between them runs. But with every question answered, they realize there’s something more behind these typical teen overdoses. There’s a pattern here, and a pattern can only suggest one thing. There’s a killer on the loose.

The DEA tore Tori Sampson’s family apart and broke her heart. She loathes everything about the agency. So when Agent Decker turns to her for help, she has no interest in working with him, even if he’s gorgeous. Tori’s taken an oath to help people though and realizes she can fill a unique role in the efforts to stop the opioid epidemic so she reconsiders. This is a fast-paced story with interesting characters and lots of action, which I really enjoyed. The characters drew me in, especially Thor. Tori and Deck are great together and their story left me wanting more, although I did enjoy the ending.

Some of the scenes felt rushed and there was one twist that just seemed a little too silly. That detracted from the story for me, which is why this is only four stars. That said, I liked it and recommend the book. This author is new to me but I’m looking forward to more because this is a great start to a new series. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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