TAKEN IN TEXAS
A cowboy protector from her past...A McKade Law novel
Working her first case as deputy sheriff with her ex-boyfriend, Detective Cord Goodwin, Kendall McKade is determined to track the kidnappers -- even if it makes her a target. Desperate to find the abducted victim, his aunt, Cord must keep Kendall safe...while also caring for his recently orphaned nephew. Teaming up threatens to rekindle Cord and Kendall's relationship, but first they must solve a life-threatening mystery.
Well, this is a sad state of affairs -- we've reached the final installment of the McKade Law series and I'm a tad disgruntled over that. Seems I'm reading a lot of 'last books' lately and I don't take to change very well -- especially when it comes to having to say goodbye to the kind of larger than life heroes and heroines that make up the McKade clan.
Sleeman has done an incredible job of fleshing out these characters and sharing the family dynamics in each novel -- though they all read easily as standalones. But I really felt at home at the McKade's ranch and was ready to move into one of their guest cabins so I could keep an eye on all the sibling shenanigans not to mention the weddings and children! Excuse the sulking, but that's the way it goes when an author rips my fictional world out from under me. :-)
Okay -- enough whining -- on to the good stuff -- which is this whole story! The suspense was a puzzler with lots of interesting police procedural tidbits that brought realistic details to the painstaking casework. With enough plot twists to keep an armchair sleuth happily absorbed.
And the romance backstory has a lot of grit and depth -- a fledgling relationship doomed by bad timing and poor judgment. Now they are forced to work together when Cord's aunt disappears and Kendall heads up the investigation. The attraction sizzles to life again though it seems like the timing is off this second time around as well. History is in danger of repeating itself unless Cord and Kendall can learn from their mistakes and embrace the future with renewed hope.
A beautiful celebration of family wrapped up in a stellar romantic suspense.
Woohoo -- Trixi has a second copy of this book to give away so there will be TWO winners for Taken in Texas. Thank you, Trixi!
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