Review for Justus by S.M. Shade

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I’m not conceited.
Really, I’m not. It just so happens I have a body a Greek God would be jealous of, and a face that could make an angel weep. Other than that, I’m just your everyday normal guy who happens to take his clothes off for money. Sure, I’ve had to dispose of a few guys for In Safe Hands, the organization I work for that helps track predators and child molesters, but other than that, completely normal.
Women flock to me, screaming and paying for the right to touch me, so why is this woman so stubborn? Sadie Belmont’s curvy body and sharp tongue have haunted me since I met her a year ago. There’s something about her that gets stuck in my head like a bad song, and I’m determined to find out why I want her so badly, and why she can’t stomach the thought.


I can’t believe I’m doing this. Of all the men in the world, I’m taking Justus Alexander to my childhood home in Oklahoma to meet my mother. A stripper who has a revolving door of women jumping in and out of his bed. Nine months ago when I lied to my mother and told her I had a steady boyfriend, I didn’t expect it to come to this. She doesn’t have long to live, and her only wish is to know I have a husband before she goes.
I can’t disappoint her, and male escorts cost way more than I can afford, so when Justus volunteered, I took him up on his offer. I know what he wants. After annoying me with constant pick up lines for a year, he sees an opportunity to get me in bed. It’s not going to happen. I just need to get through this week with my sanity intact.

This is book three of the In Safe Hands Series. It can also be read as a standalone.

Kim's Review

S.M. Shade's "Justus" is the third tale in the In Safe Hands series. Justus is a stripper, but not just any stripper, the best stripper, well according to him anyways. He's had a hard life, partially growing up in foster care, and being separated from his younger sister. He's been stripping longer than he's been able to do legally, but he had to do something to save up money so he could get his sister out of the system when he turned 18. What he didn't see coming is when he want to find her, he couldn't. She disappeared into thin air. Where did she go? With who? Years later, he helps In Safe Hands get rid of the scum of the earth with his best friends, but he hasn't given up on finding his sister. Sadie Belmont needs someone to pose as her boyfriend when she goes to see her mom. Her mom has a bad heart and she worries about Sadie being alone. Sadie's friends keep telling her to take Justus, but she can't stand his mouth and what is constantly coming out of it. He wants her. Badly. But she won't give him the time of day, nice body or not. Can he convince her to let him play her boyfriend? Or will she go on her own? Find out this and more in this awesome read!!!

5 out of 5 stars


I’m not interested. I’m not interested in his blue-green ocean colored eyes, his lean muscular body, or that crooked smile that can be so infuriating. I have more important things to worry about, like how to keep myself in college and my sixteen year old brother fed and sheltered. We all know life is hard, some of us just learn that lesson younger than others, but that doesn’t mean I’ll give up. I intend to succeed and make sure my brother has the opportunities he deserves, and no privileged jerk is going to distract me. 

I don’t date. Don’t get me wrong, I’m far from celibate, but my condition makes carrying on any kind of normal relationship impossible. My life revolves around In Safe Hands or ISH, the underground hacker group I work with to track down and take care of predators and sex offenders who beat the system. I’m satisfied with my life until the day I meet the smart mouthed, compassionate, determined woman who opens my eyes to possibilities I never thought existed. 

This is book one in a series of standalone novels.

Kim's Review of #1:

S.M. Shade's "Landon" is the first tale in the In Safe Hands series. Zoe Page is out on the town with her best friend Frannie, They end up at the club and are hanging out drinking and having fun. Frannie is out to have a good time and find a man for the night, where Zoe is just out to have fun and go home to her teenage brother. Zoe ends up dancing with the friend of the man Frannie picks up and there is extreme chemistry, but he's arrogant and that turns Zoe off so she leaves him behind and goes home. She ends up answering an ad for a housekeeper and finds a surprise when she gets there, Landon. Follow as Zoe and Landon get to know each other and figure out how to co-exist with their jobs and blossoming friendship. This is a MUST READ!!!

5 out of 5 stars


Title: Dare, In Safe Hands: Book Two
Author: S.M. Shade
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

I hear him.
His deep voice and rumbling laugh. The bang of the headboard slamming the wall and fake screams from yet another woman. Derek is a pile of muscle and ink, a bad boy fantasy only a few layers of wood and plaster away. It’s all I expect or want him to be.
Until that irresistible voice begins talking to me.

I hear her.
The clicking of her fingers on a keyboard, her music or TV playing in the background. Her musical laugh and soft cries of pleasure, accompanied by a low, steady buzz. Ayda is a good girl who keeps to herself, and I have no business pursuing her, but I’m not a man known for doing the right thing.
I’m an ex-con. I’m a criminal.
And I want her.

This is book two in the In Safe Hands Series and can be read as a standalone.

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Kim's Review for #2:

S.M. Shade's "Dare" is the second tale in the In Safe Hands series. Derek aka Dare is told something by his 18 yr old sister and leaves her at his apartment to take care of what she just confessed. He's arrested and put in jail for assault, he's fine with it since he paralyzed the man and he knows that he won't be able to do that to another child again. Ayda works from home and keeps weird hours. She dances in private after a horrible accident changed her life forever. The one thing she doesn't like is how thin the walls are. She can hear the multiple women moaning with the man next door. One night they talk through the wall and things change. She's leery of people looking at her differently because of her scars. Can one sexy, tattoed, ex-con change everything? Find out in this awesome read!!!

5 out of 5 stars


From the Author

I'm a homeschooling mom hopelessly addicted to Dr. Pepper, love stories, sunshine, and men with full sexy lips, though not necessarily in that order. A voracious reader since I sounded out my first word, I started writing as a teenager and rediscovered my love of writing as an adult. Originally from Indianapolis, I now live in a small Kentucky town with my teenage son.

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