Can she escape the real killer?
In this Gold Country Cowboys story, farrier Ella Cahill is accused of murder -- and only former marine Owen Thorn, her brother's best friend, can help clear her name. Now with someone trying to kill Ella, Owen must protect her...despite his promise to her brother to stay away from her. But can they work together to find the true killer before she becomes the next to die?
Gold Country Cowboys: The code of the West rules the land for these men.
Eeep!! Another Thorn brother romance!!!! Keep a hyperventilating bag handy for this one because Owen is a bit of a brooder, a whole lot of compassionate and definitely a tortured soul. Oh...and a wounded hero...literally...he has the purple heart to prove it.
I love that Ella and Owen have a lifetime of history. She was the tag along kid sister of his best friend so he considers Ella family despite the years of separation due to his deployments. Of course, Ella has been secretly crushing on Owen for years because he's that irresistible...but she's been harboring a bit of resentment at his desertion too. Not that there was anything between them back then...just her girlish heart breaking over unfulfilled dreams plus a whole lot of hurt as life dealt her some pretty heavy blows that she had to weather alone. She got off course for a time, but she's straightened up and life looks good...until someone sets her up for murder.
Owen in full protection mode (my heart palpitations had palpitations) stands by Ella as they work at clearing her name. And Mentink has created one of the truly nastiest villains in this story. And we all know up front just who he is which is an interesting twist. What we all have to figure out is the what, why and where? And that takes characters and readers on a hair-raising, action-packed adventure.
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