Justice for Milena
Justice for Milena

Justice for Milena

by Susan Stoker

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Overview

It's been years since Milena Reinhardt has seen TJ "Rock" Rockwell. The last time, he was nearly a shell of a man...but he was her man...and he tore her heart out of her chest. Circumstances unbeknownst to TJ have ensured Milena's never fully recovered.

TJ left his sniper days behind-for the most part-when he left the Army and become a respected Texas Highway Patrolman. He also left behind Milena. He's convinced it was the right thing to do at the time, but that doesn't mean he's ever forgotten the woman who loved him in his greatest time of need...or has stopped thinking of her since.

Neither thought they'd see each other again, until a pedophile's operation is taken down and the evil man sets his vengeful sights on Milena. This could be their second chance, even though TJ and Milena have enough secrets and trust issues to end any relationship before it starts. But when the bad guy closes in, they'll have to set aside their fears and trust in each other, to save the one thing that means the world to them both.

** Justice for Milena is the 10th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.



** TJ and Milena face a truly nasty foe. While his sins are never described on the page, certain basic information is included for the characters to grasp the full breadth of the villain’s evilness. For my more delicate readers, please remember…good always triumphs over evil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943562053
Publisher: Stoker Aces Production
Publication date: 10/05/2017
Series: Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series , #10
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 285,474
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Married to a retired army noncommissioned officer, Stoker has lived all over the US-from Missouri to California to Texas--and currently lives under the big skies of Tennessee. A true believer in the happily ever after, Stoker enjoys writing novels in which romance turns to a lifelong love. To learn more about the author and her work, visit her website at www.StokerAces.com.

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Justice for Milena 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved TJ and Milena as a couple. There was so much to like about this book, I was touched that JT recognized his Daddy at first site. Can't wait to read more about Blythe and Sadie. This is a very sad but serious subject of children human trafficking, there was just enough story that you know it happened but no details on what actually happened to these children. Thank you for not glorifying this horrific crime. Highly recommend this author and all of her books. Mjw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by Susan Stoker but won't be the last. It has action and great characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book & I understand why she needed to hold herself away but would have enjoyed it more with them being intimate sooner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This edition to the series had a bit of a darker edge to it considering the content and subject matter, but it was well done. The author does a wonderful job of delving into a subject area that most wouId like to pretend doesn't happen, she opens the readers eyes to it in a way that adds to the story without going too far. TJ was broken, but he fixes himself with the help of strangers turned friends. Milena is just plain heart broken at TJ's sudden absence. A story of heartbreak and hope, error and forgiveness, a story of those willing to give a second chance to have the love of their life, and a story of those willing to risk it all for those they hold most dear.
Koala63 5 months ago
I love Susan. Her writing helps people understand when there is a disability and answers question everyone is afraid to ask. Her writing is super and the stories never lag. One of the very few that I will buy all of her story lines.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Have+no+idea+how+Susan+does+it.+This+story+had+me+glued+to+the+pages.+I+greatly+appreciate+her+taking+on+social+issues+and+treating+them+with+kindness+and+compassion.+Loved+TJ+and+Milena%27s+story%2C+made+my+heart+full.+Thank+you+Susan+Stoker.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I+loved+reading+about+Melina%2C+JT+and+TJ+and+their+adventures.+%0A
Anonymous 9 months ago
love+how+all+these+books+are+linked+but+you+can+read+them+all+separately.+++great+writer.+I+will+read+more+of+her+books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jenny Black More than 1 year ago
Wow! What a great read. There was a rollercoaster of emotion as we finally get TJ's story. Milena is no pushover, but she can't help rekindling her love for the man that broke her heart once. I might've fallen for him myself in chapters 11 and 12. The villain, wow, he was a nasty piece of work. That's putting it mildly too. Couldn't help but want that he gets his comeuppance. We never get the full extent of how bad he is- just broad strokes to paint an ugly picture. Just an overall fantastic read that will leave you wanting more, while twisting and twirling your emotions all over the place.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
The awesomeness never quits for this author. This is book 10 in the Badge of Honor, Texas Heroes series and it features TJ and Melina. It started out with a prologue that I wasn’t expecting and the brilliant story line continued from there. TJ had a rough beginning in this book and could only go up from there. Melina’s character was consistent throughout. I completely understand her reluctance to forgive and forget. Being left once and so brutally is enough for most. I can’t stress enough how utterly fantastic all the story lines in this series are. I can’t wait for the next one.
reviewsbycat More than 1 year ago
JUSTICE FOR MILENA by Susan Stoker. Wow! Ms. Stoker blew me away with this one! I simply adored all the characters and the storyline grabbed on and wouldn't let go. Milena and TJ are perfect together. TJ is a super sexy man of the law but beyond that, he's tender and kind and loving - just made me swoon. Milena is my type of heroine - she's strong yet knows when she needs to lean on others. And JT - stole my heart! Ms. Stoker fills the tale with action, suspense, a bit of mystery and some really, really evil bad guys. Being a fan of Ms. Stoker and having read the previous books (although completely not necessary to enjoy this one), it was also fun to meet up with previous characters and this author is such a tease - there are hints of what is to come in future books and I, for one, cannot wait. For readers that like tales that are filled with heartwarming characters, maniacal bad guys, and a story that keeps you invested throughout, do no miss JUSTICE FOR MILENA! (received ARC for honest review)
Groovygirl75 More than 1 year ago
JUSTICE FOR MILENA is book 10 in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes series and is a romantic suspense. It's a standalone so no worries if you haven't read a previous book. In fact, this was my first book by author Susan Stoker and I had no problems jumping right in! Before I say anything else, I just want to give kudos to Ms. Stoker! This book takes place in my hometown and I loved how accurate she was! TJ is an ex-sniper and a Texas Highway Patrolman. His biggest regret was leaving Milena three years prior. Milena is a nurse working in a group home for young, pregnant girls. But there's things going on in that place that bring TJ back to Milena and now he must keep her safe from a madman and his crazy son. Even though this story deals with some pretty disgusting issues, Ms. Stoker did an excellent job describing things in a way that made it clear what was happening without going into too many gross details! Actually, most of the story was spent on the relationship redeveloping between TJ and Milena. But there IS an element of suspense threading through the background, just enough to keep me turning the pages. Despite all the ugliness being revealed and the hardships of the past three years, Milena struck me as being an incredibly strong, resilient, happy woman. TJ had a lot of obstacles to overcome but his ability to pull himself out of his past was swoon worthy! And so were his alpha tendencies! He was one of those rarities...a man who was protective and possessive yet emotionally vulnerable. Overall, this was a sweet and sexy second chance thriller with great characters. Now I'll have to go back and start at the beginning because I'm intrigued by the secondary characters that were the main characters in the first nine books!! Told from various POVS with a happy ending for Milena and TJ but a lead up to several more stories! I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You think I'd learn not to read Susan Stoker books in public but apparently I haven't. I also read this book three times instead of doing my homework. There are not enough words to describe how amazing and powerful this book was. We follow TJ "Rock" Rockwell, who has appeared in multiple other books throughout the Badge of Honor Series and his never forgotten love Milena. TJ and Milena hadn't seen each other in over 3 years when TJ made a huge mistake and left in the middle of the night. Milena finds herself in danger and when TJ gets the opportunity to stick close to Milena, he's not giving her up again. Prepare for a roller coaster second chance ride. My heart broke for both Milena and TJ multiple times throughout this book and I think so will yours. I have never felt such hatred for a Susan Stoker villain than I did for the father and son duo throughout this book but we are left with two incredible set ups for upcoming books. If you've read the others in the Badge of Honor series, pick this one up ASAP! You won't be able to put it down.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Damaged sniper, perky medic, second chance romance and secret baby but wait there’s more we also have child molesting human traffickers who are out to get our perky medic and her friend thus necessitating reintroducing the damaged sniper to her life and him finding out about the baby. What you say you’ve been there read that? I don’t think so. Susan Stoker has infused this story with heart, healing and happiness. That being said she has also set up the next book. I can’t wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am voluntarily posting an honest review after reading an ARC copy of this book. What can I say about Justice for Milena (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes #10)…Fantastic that’s what I can say! This is the story of TJ Rockwell (Rock) and Milena Reinhart. TJ and Milena was a couple who met while he was at a VA rehab hospital. Still suffering from the loss of his teammates, he left Milena in the dead of night because he felt she deserved better. Did I mention that she had just told him that she loved him, and then he left moments later while she was sleeping! Fast forward a couple of years and TJ has never stopped thinking about or wanting Milena. He has worked through his issues and is a better man now, but was unable to find Milena until an opportunity arises for TJ to assist in staking out this school for girls…why you ask would TJ offer his assistance when TJ is a respected Highway Patrolman in Texas? Well, because Milena works at the school that’s why. So I am not going to say anymore because you really need to experience this book for yourself without having any spoilers. This is a wonderful second chance romance mixed with suspense, action, crazy people, and some very HOT sex. I was totally sucked in from page one to the very last page. I love every single one of Susan Stoker’s books, especially her series; the Delta Force Heroes, ACE Security, Seal of Protection, and Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes, but this one has to be my new favorite…sorry Alabama. Wow, so much happening here, but told so well that you were not left confused, but you sure were left feeling so excited for the next book. You really must read Justice for Milena. You will not be sorry. You will find yourself rooting for TJ and Milena. Cannot wait to see what happens with Sadie and Blythe.
Wendy S Hodges More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful read which is also quite moving as well. When TJ ends up watching a school suspected of other activities he also ends up seeing Milena a woman from his past. Not sure if she's connected he keeps back at first. After being taken in and questioned its unsure if she is in danger, with TJ appointing himself her protector Milena feels her life is going to change for the second time. There is some action and a threat to life in this story, but I loved the other side to it. Milena and TJ deserve to be happy, I'm not going to say to much about this side of what happens but I got all the great feels reading it. You really do not want to miss this book, I think its one of my favourites of the series.
Ali18pot More than 1 year ago
5 Suspense Filled, Thrilling Stars!!! I was given this book in turn for an honest review. When Milena and TJ cross paths after years apart, TJ ceases the chance to make amends for the one decision that ripped their lives apart. Can Milena learn to trust TJ again? Or will she allow doubt to shadow her decisions putting her life at risk? Susan Stoker headed to the darker side in this latest addition to the Texas Heroes series. However, she has gone dark in a subtle and intriguing manner. Susan describes the events and the crime in question, with a technique that gives us the reader enough detail to understand what kind of crime, and to what extent the crime has been committed, without leading the reader into a territory that may for some, be too hard to read. With the consideration, and finesse, in which Susan Stoker has written this story, I feel, those who may relate, in some way, to the subject in question, hopefully, will not be triggered by this story. TJ melted my heart; he saw the mistakes he had made and had spent the years apart from Milena making up for them and turning his life around. He was caring, loyal, determined and would go above and beyond for those he loved and cared about. Milena, wow, what a strong woman. I could relate to some of the things she had gone through in her time apart from TJ; she has my empathy. I loved that she wasn’t vindictive, it was clear her heart was still very much in love with TJ, and although cautious, deep down she knew she could trust TJ to protect her and those around her. I devoured this story and loved every page. This book can be read as a standalone, however, to fully enjoy this story, I recommend reading this series in order, starting with Justice for Mackenzie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Justice for Milena is quite an emotional journey. The books tackles many sobering subjects, but does so with compassion. It's part of the Badge of Honor series and I think this is my favorite book in the series. I'm in awe of Susan Stoker's writing, she does such a wonderful job describing emotions. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
tsinclr More than 1 year ago
TJ felt he had to walk away from Milena to allow her a better life because he was not in a good place but he never stopped loving her. That's why he didn't hesitate to help protect her when her former evil boss sets outs to destroy her. He's determined to keep her safe and convince her that he's changed and that she can trust him to stick around. Milena was heartbroken when TJ left but she had to pull herself together because she had someone else depending on her. She agrees to let TJ help protect her but she has a hard time letting him back in her heart. But TJ shows her that that he's changed and slowly Milena's shields come down. She trusts him to stick around and to come through when she needs him most.
KnottyGirlReviews More than 1 year ago
Susan Stoker has another book out in her Badge of Honor series, and this time one of her characters, Sadie, who is friends with Milena, is lovingly borrowed from Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries series. Sadie’s crossover book will be out in April, and I’m very excited. Milena is a nurse, and her and TJ have a relationship 3 years prior when TJ is in a VA rehab hospital that she works in. TJ has been hurt after his whole unit is killed, and he ends up leaving Milena after they are together for 4 months, but not without leaving her with a surprise. Yeah, we all know it was a baby. (And let me say here I really loathe secret baby romances to the nth degree. Sorry, but I do.) So Milena finds herself in a world of trouble when the girls school and orphanage she works at part time is a front for abuse and sex trafficking. TJ is there with his FBI friend and Milena is devastated. But her and TJ have it out, and he’s also rather shocked to find out he has a 2 year old son named JT. (Here’s where it drove me crazy between TJ and JT) But the two owners manage to get away, and of course, blame Milena, and her bestie Sophie! So protection it is, and it is a slow progression to get these 2 kids together. We do get some tidbits into Sophie’s book, Blythe (who also had an appearance in Chief’s book) and Hope as well. Still, I love anything Stoker does.
Lynn53 More than 1 year ago
Rating: 4.5 Stars Make sure to read the Author’s Note because you may decide to add something to your TBR list. TJ “Rock” Rockwell shows the frustration that some of our returning soldiers may feel. His nickname is perfect and I think as you read this story you may feel the same. Melina Reinhardt shows you don’t always know everything about who you work for. This is what adds the suspense to the story. I’m giving you fair warning – you will need to keep a tissue, or maybe a box, handy. There’s one scene, and the minute you start to read it, that may bring at least one tear to your eye. This book seems to have it all. We’re always told that good things come in small packages. This is one of those packages but there’s also a little man who will steal your heart – he stole mine. Melina had a great creative idea so that children will remember loved ones. This author has a way with words. I never have any trouble playing her scenes in my mind. And I can almost hear her characters talking in my head – or maybe I have an audible implant I wasn’t aware of. She also has a way of creating suspense where I almost want to hold my breath. She also created a scene where I couldn’t control a shiver. What’s good about this series is that you could read these books out of order and it will not take away from the enjoyment of the story you are currently reading. So even though this is book ten of the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes you could start here and then work yourself backward. At least until her next book comes out – and if you’re like me you won’t have much patience about having to wait. Just a hint though - the Epilogue tie in leads to another series. And if you’re really paying attention then you’ll notice that there’s actually another lead into another book coming in June. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
REKriss More than 1 year ago
Susan Stoker wrote such a GREAT book with this one! Erin Mallon did an awesome job narrating this story! She was spot on the entire time and it is so easy with her narration to not get lost while listening. This is TJ's (the Highway Patrol officer) story. In this story, TJ was medically discharged from the Army after a mission went wrong. He came home with a chip on his shoulder and his thinking all messed up. He made a decision and had to deal with that decision. Now, a few years later, he accidentally sees her. Sees the woman (Milena) who has held and still holds his heart. She has a secret though. She has a B I G secret!! She also has a job with(what turns out to be) some VERY bad guys! Can TJ handle her secret?? Can he forgive whatever her secret holds?? Can he save the woman he loves from some very bad guys?? This is one of her best books so far! Do yourself a favor and get the book!! It really is THAT GOOD!
CarolKittie More than 1 year ago
Once again Susan Stoker has incorporated a difficult subject into a spellbinding book. TJ left Milena so he wouldn't bring her down. He needed to figure out his life and getting angry at her for his problems would do just that. He totally went about leaving the wrong way, but he left. Milena was heartbroken when he left without an explanation, just disappeared in the night. Milena has moved back home and one of her jobs was caring for unwed pregnant girls at Bexar County School and Orphanage for Girls. No one was more surprised than she when the FBI stormed the place. She had no idea of the horrors that occurred within those buildings. TJ had been watching and reporting activities because of a request by a friend. He even watched her interrogation, knowing she held no knowledge of anything other than her responsibilities. Filled with emotion and revelations, this book kept me at the edge of my seat. More than once I was holding my breath, but there were laughs, and some sizzle as TJ and Milena find the romance again. If I had to select one word to describe this book it would have to be Powerful.
MariePalmer More than 1 year ago
Aaah! We finally see the real TJ! Yum! Living with the pain and regret of walking away from his soul mate, the only woman he has ever loved has been eating him for the last 3 years - she wasn't just the one who got away, she was the one he left....in the worst possible way. Now he has finally found her will he be able to keep her safe long enough to prove to her his regret, his despair over the last three years and his love for her, that despite his absence has never wavered? And even when you see his actions and him leaving Milena, you cannot help but forgive him and melt at his feet as he does everything in his power to show Milena his words are true and he will never leave her side again because she is his life! Milena is amazing, the fact that she holds her head up high, no matter how much life throws at her, digs her heels in and tackles the day regardless of what happened yesterday or how long last night was means she very quickly earns your respect. But she is wary, very wary of letting TJ close, he left her broken last time but this time if she let him close and he walked again, she would not be broken, she would be shattered. Can TJ convince her he is not just there because she is in danger? That he will still be there once the danger has passed? That her heart is safe with him, because actually.....she has always had his! I was devastated after the first chapter and utterly disgusted with TJ, this is not the TJ we know from the previous books, and I was a little worried that this may be the first Badge of Honor book that I would be disappointed with........but I should have known better! The more we get to know the quiet, brooding TJ the more of your heart he melts. Don't get me wrong, there were tears - lots of tears - of heart break, of frustration, happy, sad and of course tears of understanding, but the depth of emotion Ms Stoker wrings from you is just one of the reasons I love this series. Actually.....all her series!