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Abingdon Press Scorned Justice, Men of the Texas Ranger Series #3

Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is with his parents in west Texas when an unexpected attack injures the brother of Rebecca Morgan, Brody's high school sweetheart. The local sheriff, a good friend, asks for Brody’s help. At first, it seems like an open-and-shut case.

However, as Brody digs deeper, he realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing. With Rebecca's help, he compiles evidence which involves cattle rustlers, bribery, and dirty payoffs that shatter the entire community and put Rebecca directly in the line of fire. 

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Customer Reviews for Scorned Justice, Men of the Texas Ranger Series #3
Review 1 for Scorned Justice, Men of the Texas Ranger Series #3
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Who Done It ... Shocked Me

Date:June 24, 2014
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charliebrown4267
Location:Southern Illinois
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This book took some time for me to read. Not because it was dull, it is just how it had to be woven together. When the suspect was revealed it shocked me. I have enjoyed reading this series and can't wait to read book #4 to finish the series.
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Review 2 for Scorned Justice, Men of the Texas Ranger Series #3
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Another great suspense story

Date:April 1, 2014
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Juanita
Location:Salem, OR
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Just finished reading Scorned Justice, Margaret Daley’s book. This was an exciting story, what Texas Rangers go through to find the murders, smugglers, etc. The ending surprised me totally. Would never have guessed who the guilty ones were; took a lot of time to locate them. The ending so surprised me. Would never have guessed who one of the main guilty persons was. I usually think I figured out who did it, but was way off on this ending. The only thing I don't like, but has to be part of a story is when one of the main characters is kidnapped or going to be hurt, yet they are saved out of it just in time. I have to remember that. Margaret Daley keeps you on the edge all throughout the story. So many adventures are in this story. Loved it, and I know you all will too. She is truly a gifted writer.
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Review 3 for Scorned Justice, Men of the Texas Ranger Series #3
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Organized Crime, Killers, Danger, Deceit & Romance

Date:April 24, 2013
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Location:Irvine, CA
Age:55-65
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Margaret Daley in her new book, "Scorned Justice" Book Three in The Men of the Texas Rangers Series published by Abingdon Press gives us a contemporary adventure with The Texas Rangers.
From the back cover: Can love survive when everything else is blown apart?
When Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is called to investigate an attack that has injured the brother of Brody's high school sweetheart, Rebecca Morgan, he thinks it's an open-and-shut case. But as Brody digs deeper, he realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing. With Rebecca's help, he compiles evidence of cattle rustling, bribery, and dirty payoffs which shatter their entire community and puts Rebecca directly in the line of fire.
Brody expects to protect Rebecca. But he never expects to fall for her all over again, or for a murder to throw the case wide open. Is Brody's faith strong enough to withstand not only deep-rooted corruption and cattle rustling but also love?
I like stories that involve The Texas Rangers. It does not matter to me what time period the story takes place in just so that it involves them. There is a certain personality to this group that captures my attention. Let me say this right off, Margaret Daley does not disappoint! I also think that "Scorned Justice" is her best work yet. Ms. Daley knows how to ratchet up the tension so that your nerves are strung tight as you work with Brody and Rebecca to break the organized crime ring that has had a death on their community. "Scorned Justice" is a thriller as the characters are in deadly danger practically from page one. "Scorned Justice is filled with intrigue, deceit, mystery, and deadly killers. On top of everything Ms. Daley manages to weave a romance into this story that just captivates you. She makes you care for all the characters and their journey. This is also just plain fun and exciting as well. Don't start this book late at night because it will cost you sleep. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Abingdon Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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Review 4 for Scorned Justice, Men of the Texas Ranger Series #3
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Loved This Romantic Suspense!

Date:April 1, 2013
Of the available books in this series, Scorned Justice is my favorite ... by far! Margaret delivers an incredible story that is filled with a number of crimes, interesting characters, and amazing romance! The beginning of the book was intense ... Rebecca's brother is missing and when they find him he is nearly dead. The book never really slowed down from there. With all of the various crimes going on, at times I wasn't sure things were going to come together. By the end of the book, though, I was impressed with how Margaret brought things together, revealed clues along the way, provided plenty of twists, and finally solved the crimes for us readers! I confess that while I suspected several times that I had figured everything out, but I was SHOCKED by the ending.
Besides the suspense (which was awesome!), the romance was just perfect. I mean, perfect. I just loved Brody and Rebecca and desperately wanted them to get past their junk and fall in love already! There were several other characters that really helped flesh out the novel into a more well-rounded story, and I thoroughly enjoyed the roles that Sean and Hattie played.
Overall this was an incredible story! I highly recommend Scorned Justice to anyone who loves a solid romantic suspense novel! [5 stars]
I received a free copy of this book from Abingdon Press and CFBA in exchange for my fair and honest review.
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Review 5 for Scorned Justice, Men of the Texas Ranger Series #3
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4 out of 5
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Danger and Love

Date:March 31, 2013
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The IE Mommy
Location:Beaumont, CA
Age:35-44
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Scorned Justice from The Men of the Texas Rangers series has got it all: murder, mystery and just enough romance to spice it up! I love a good mystery, especially one that remains a mystery until the reveal at the last possible moment.
Margaret Daley is an expert at dropping hints at the perfect time and keeping you guessing. There was never a moment I thought I had this book figured out and while it drives me crazy while I’m reading it, it keeps me reading and is key in a successful mystery.
Rebecca Morgan is a judge in a high profile case involving the Russian mafia and when key witnesses wind up missing, danger invades her life in the most unpleasant of ways. Her brother Thomas has a bad accident, or was it an accident? When high school friend Brody Calhoun shows up, he offers his protection as a Texas Ranger. Old flames start to re-ignite between them but after ten years, is there anything left between them?
Sometimes in extreme situations involving fear and danger, ones true feelings are revealed and things that were once buried come alive again. Rebecca has been devastated by the loss of her husband and hasn’t been ready to love again. Is she now? Her faith in love and life have been shaken to the core but maybe Brody’s faith and trust in God can help her regain hers.
The characters in this book were colorful and interesting. Even the characters like Thomas’s housekeeper Hattie and Brody’s dad Sean have a part in adding to the story through their unique and varied characteristics. I did get a little confused on some of the law parts of it involving the mafia and gangs and the trial and who belonged to what group. I found myself having to concentrate and sometimes re-read these sections. They weren’t always the easiest to follow but that just may be the way my brain processes things (or doesn’t).
Scorned Justice is full of intrigue that will leave you guessing until the very end and give you an unexpected ending you never saw coming.
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Review 6 for Scorned Justice, Men of the Texas Ranger Series #3
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The perfect blend of romance and suspense!!!

Date:March 28, 2013
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Heart2Heart
Location:Victorville, CA
Age:45-54
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What is it like to want revenge so much you go too far? What does it do to you? To the people around you? God wants us to forgive someone who has hurt us or done something wrong to us. Revenge comes out of the ability not to forgive a person for a wrong done. That is the premise behind the latest novel, Scorned Justice by Margaret Daley, the third book in her Men of the Texas Rangers Series.
When District Court Judge Rebecca Morgan receives a floral delivery, she isn't prepared for what she receives, a dozen long-stem roses - all dead. This is the first of many messages she gets pertaining to her recent case before her dealing with the murder of a business man by a high-level member of the Russian mob. The first trial had been declared a mistrial when it was revealed their was jury tampering. She's not about to let this tactic change her opinion about overseeing the case.
However when her brother Thomas is attacked, she wonders if this is about her recent appointment on the case or simply an accident on the ranch. Since her brother has lapsed into a coma due to his injuries, Texas Ranger, Brody Calhoun has taken on the assignment of protecting her and investigating the case for possible answers. The one problem he has with Rebecca is that he still carries feeling for her from childhood that left him with a broken heart when she married someone else. However now that Rebecca is recently widowed, she isn't exactly sure she wants to risk her heart to another cop. She finds it hard not to fall for Brody especially when he is assigned as her personal bodyguard until the trial is over.
However when Rebecca takes over running the ranch til her brother recovers, she is about to wonder just how far the Russian mob will go to make sure that this case doesn't go to trial. First cattle are stolen off the property, then she and her nieces are almost run down in town and then a fire that threatens to burn down the family home and ranch lands. Is this simply a series of accidents, or is something else going on that no one had considered. All Rebecca knows for sure is she can't let a guilty man go free while she can do something about it, even if it means putting her entire family at risk.
I received Scorned Justice by Margaret Daley compliments of Pump Up Your Book Tours and Abingdon Press for my honest review. I have not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review. I did LOVE this one!!! It was so good from the very first page, that I took my time reading this one. Margaret did an exceptional job blending just the right amount of romantic tension between Rebecca and Brody with the adrenaline infused suspense. More than half way through the book, I still couldn't quite figure out what was going on, and wondered just what was waiting for either of them around the next corner. You can understand the unwillingness to get involved with Brody after losing her husband, Garrett in the line of duty. This is the third book in the Men of the Texas Rangers series, and so far it's my favorite. I love the idea of using revenge to motivate a character to stop at nothing until he has accomplished his purpose, which makes for an exceptional villain. In my opinion I would rate this one a perfect 5 out of 5 Texas Stars!!! Now I am in limbo land waiting for the next book, Severed Trust coming this fall. If you're a fan of romance and suspense, you'll want to pick this one up today.
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