Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Secrets and Lies

GIVEAWAY

MCCOY, SHIRLEE
SECRETS AND LIES

Expecting -- and in danger

Attacked in her classroom, widowed teacher Ariel Martin's only thought is for her unborn child. When her student's brother, rookie K-9 officer Tristan McKeller, and his faithful dog save her life, she can't thank him enough. She knows Tristan won't rest until she's safe, but she doesn't want him or his police colleagues digging into her dangerous past. After all, the only person who would want to hurt her is dead...or is he? With her and her child's life on the line, she'll have to trust Tristan with her secrets if she wants to finally get the fresh start she's been desperately seeking.

Rookie K-9 Unit: These lawmen solve the toughest cases with the help of their brave canine partners

My Review:

I'm squealing and jumping up an down with my fist raised in armchair sleuth triumph because I figured something out with the over-arcing suspense. Phew -- okay, let me backtrack a bit. Secrets and Lies is book 5 in the Rookie K-9 Unit continuity series. And though each book reads well as a standalone, a common suspense thread links the stories together. So I'm just asserting bragging rights over connecting the dots. :-)

Aside from that shared thread, there's another suspense plot unique to this book. A little bit hair-raising and a whole lot mystifying, Tristan has his hands full keeping Ariel safe while trying to manage his unruly teenage sister. You might say he's bombarded by the complexities of womanhood. A sweet romance blossoms between Tristan and Ariel despite the mounting obstacles in their way. Danger and intrigue persist right through to the exhilarating conclusion. Awesome read and now I'm waiting impatiently for all the lose threads to be tied up in the final book which comes out next month.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Secrets and Lies please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 17 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. I love books with dogs. This sounds like an enjoyable read.
    karenskrayonsATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Me too, Karen. Throw in some suspense and I'm a happy camper. Good luck.

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  2. I do enjoy books with service dogs. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  3. Congratulations on figuring something out :D
    This book sounds really good! I just bought Honor and Defend last week, and I would love to win a copy of this one :)

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. I feel so detectiveish. :-) Good luck, Samantha.

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  4. Ooh, I love trying to figure things out! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Me too --but I'm not often right. Good luck, Susan.

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  5. I will not read your review until I receive my copy in the mail (I don't wish to spoil it for myself, after all)...but I'm a very impatient person while waiting for my books to arrive, lol! Especially with this series.....:-)

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    1. I didn't give anything away, Trixi. Just gloated some. LOL Happy reading...whenever it arrives in your mailbox.

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    2. Oh I know you never did or ever do! :-) I just don't normally read reviews on books I've haven't yet read, it's just a weird thing about me, lol! Can't wait to gloat myself...sigh...

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    3. We can gloat together. LOL

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  6. I really enjoy reading stories involving dogs, but not many involve K-9 dogs. Book sounds like an intriguing read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. My TBR list just keeps getting longer and longer with all the great reviews you write. I've added Shirlee McCoy to my Library list of authors to read. Doesn't it feel good to know you figured out the mystery? And dogs...this series is a guilty pleasure.
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Yes!!! I'm still gloating. Bwahahaha! Good luck, Diane.

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  8. I can hardly wait to read this one! Give me a story with suspense and a k-9 and it has to be a great book! d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  9. I haven't read any of the books in this series, so I would need to start with #1. Oh, the suspense! Dianna
    (dedezoomsalot AT yahoo DOT com)

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    1. It's a great series. Good luck, Dianna.

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  10. What a pretty dog on the cover. I always enjoy books with animals in them!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  11. Absolutely love reading the Love inspired books! Always a great read that keeps you turning the pages! This sounds like another winner for sure! Thanks for a chance to win! Have a Blessed day!
    swanphillips4(AT)gmail(COT)com

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    1. It's a great line for sure. Good luck, Wenona.

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