Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cowboy's Christmas Guardian

GIVEAWAY
MENTINK, DANA
COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS GUARDIAN

Under the rancher's protection

Someone is dead set on stopping Shelby Arroyo from doing her job: assessing mineral rights in a mine in gold country. But after rancher Barrett Thorn rescues her from an attack, the handsome widowed cowboy seems to feel responsible for her. That is, until he discovers she's from the family that he'll never forgive for his wife's death.

As the threats against Shelby escalate, cowboy honor and an unexpected attraction keep Barrett by her side, even at his own risk. And since Shelby won't back down, Barrett must protect the brave, loyal woman he has no business falling for...a woman someone wants to kill by Christmas.

Gold Country Cowboys: The code of the West rules the land for these men

My Review:

Significant to note -- Barrett has brothers and this will become an important fact you'll want to remember after you've read this novel. Because it's so sublimely good you'll want all the Thorn men to have their own story and since this is the first book in the Gold Country Cowboys series, I think the author is going to indulge us. I'm getting a thrill of shivers just contemplating that. Honor bound cowboys genetically programmed to fight for truth and protect damsels in distress. Yes please! Bring 'em on!!

So, Barrett's all that and more. A grieving widower who has had four long years to come to grips with the death of his wife. He's moving on -- but not past -- the tragedy. Bitterness has taken hold and that makes for major fireworks when he discovers who Shelby is. But that doesn't stop him from watching out for her. Reluctantly -- which makes it all the more noble.

And Shelby definitely needs protection. She's in desperate danger from the moment we first meet her right through to the breathtaking conclusion. Fasten your seatbelts because this is one wild and scary ride. Hair raising good stuff. And the romance? It'll toe-curl with the best of them. Awesome start to a thrilling new series.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Cowboy's Christmas Guardian, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add an email to your comment, remember to use AT and DOT  instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 22 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

36 comments:

  1. I have it on good authority that Dana will indeed indulge the reader in telling all the brother's stories! I happen to be on her earlier reader team :-)

    This one is up next on my review stash I have sitting on my shelf, and if it's anything like her last series...it's gonna be a doozy!! Cowboys and suspense....bring it on!! ;-)

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    1. It's even better than best, Trixi. You'll love it.

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  2. Sounds really great Cowboys and Christmas What More Could I Ask For?
    Thanks for sharing it with us Kav
    iamabho ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Doesn't get better than that, right? Good luck, Linda.

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  3. Oh. My. Love Inspired, Christmas and Cowboys...that is what I call a homerun for me! I love all these and put them together and I would squeal with delight. Add the name Dana Mentink and it's a double squeal. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. LOL -- make it a triple squeal 'cause this is that good. Good luck, Cindy.

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  4. oh I love Dana's stories! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. What's not to love, right???? Good luck, Susan.

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  5. Oh, I need to read this. Thanks for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  6. Christmas and Cowboys... wow! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  7. Love a cowboy story. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  8. I've read one or two of Dana Mentink's quirky contemporary romances but not any of her suspense novels. This sounds like a really good one I want to read.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. She's really good at suspense too, Pam. This one is exceptional. Good luck.

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  9. I was thrilled to win this last week but your review has ramped up my excitement a notch!love a good toe-curling, Christmas suspense!

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    1. Enjoy the anticipation -- this book totally lives up to it.

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  10. Thank you for the chance. Blessings
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Lucy. Good luck.

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  11. I really want to read this book!! Thanks so much for your review and the chance.

    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  12. You can't go wrong with a cowboy series and this one is sure to be a very satisfying experience. Thanks, Kav!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Especially when you mix it in with suspense and Christmas. Good luck, Diane.

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  13. COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS GUARDIAN sounds like an excellent start to a new series that I would love to read. How can you not love it when danger, chivalry, and bad blood turned to attraction are all involved? Thanks for the review and the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. It's an amazing book and I'm sure the rest of the series will be just as fantastic. Good luck, Kay.

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  14. Dana Mentink's LIS books are always wonderful. Thanks for the opportunity.

    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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  15. New author!! For me anyway. Count me in on this one. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. She's an awesome author, Becky. Love her LIS novels. And she has some fun contemporary romances featuring dogs!!!! What's not to love?

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  16. This sounds like another great book by Dana! Cowboys and Christmas with romance and suspense makes a great combination!! Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. You're welcome, Donna. Good luck.

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  17. What a great review. I enjoy Dana Mentink, but haven't read her suspense books, yet. Your review has me itching to read this one, because I want to know the brothers! ;-)
    tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Ooohhh -- this is the perfect place to start with her suspense because it's the start of a series. Good luck, Terrill.

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