Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Treacherous Trails

GIVEAWAY
MENTINK, DANA
TREACHEROUS TRAITS

Falsely accused...
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.

My Review:

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.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITIES:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Treacherous Traits, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email in a 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 easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 4 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

34 comments:

  1. I love it when heart palpitations have palpitations but...nastiest villian? How nasty is that? can I take it? Oh well, as long as Owen is on the scene I guess I'll survive. I have been waiting for his story!

    Thanks Kav (aka The Book Temptress ;)
    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    1. lol -- nasty as in your blood pressure will rise and you'll be so furious at....everything....that you might want to read this book alone so no one sees you venting at imaginary people. :-) Good luck, Tracey.

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  2. The cover alone I would read the book. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Love Inspired Suspense has some of the greatest covers. Good luck, Kim.

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  3. Ooh, sounds spine tingling! I'm in! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  4. You could about sell me on anything, you have such a way with words and they all speak my language! Needless to say, I need to read this book! Unknown author to me. Thanks for the chance, Kav.
    noela_63 AT live DOT com DOT au

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    1. lol This book sells itself. Good luck, Noela.

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  5. Sounds really good! Count me in!
    Thanks for the great review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  6. I really enjoyed the first book in this series (and getting to know the Thorn brothers). Treacherous Trails sounds like it will be every bit as good. Prior to the first book, I'd only read Dana's humorous romances, so it's good to know she writes romantic suspense equally as well. Thanks for the chance to win.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Yes, she's a versatile author which means lots of reading goodness for us! Good luck, Pam.

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  7. This one's a good 'un ;-) I'm certainly enjoying the Thorn family saga....

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    1. Yes...those Thorns are a family with lots of stories left to tell. Can't wait to hear them.

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  8. Love the cover since I love horses. Let me see, I think I can sum it up: cowboys, former marine, protector from danger. It all adds up to a book I'd love to read!

    Thanks for the review and the opportunity to win a copy of the "TREACHEROUS TRAITS".
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. It ticks all the boxes, doesn't it? Good luck, Kay.

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  9. I should not love brooding, tortured souls, but oh how do you resist? Great review. Not entering, just wanted to read your take. Have a great week!

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    1. I know -- wouldn't necessarily want to live with one but they are so swoonworthy in fictional life. lol

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  10. Looks Great
    I Love Cowboy books and Tag-Along Sibling Later-In-Life Romances
    Thanks for the chance :)
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Then this is definitely the book for you, Linda. Good luck.

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  11. Sounds good. Thank you.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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

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  12. I wish these were on audio. I'll never catch up!

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    1. Now that's one thing the Love Inspired lines hasn't tried. Oh well, Debra, you can have fun trying to catch up. Good luck.

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  13. Love the cowboy stories :)
    smincer10(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Dana's got allot of good suspenses! She's my go to author!
    Thanks as always for the reviews they help.

    jennydtipton(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Yep -- see her name on the book and pick it up. Good luck, Jennifer.

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  15. Eeks! I had to put my name in, because you know, THE THORN BROTHERS! Haha! I'm so glad I check your review, because i would have forgot about it coming out. Definitely, a must-buy (or win) Kav rec. tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes, you must stay current with the Thorn family! Good luck, Terrill.

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  16. Your reviews always make me want to put more books on my TBR pile! Thanks, Kav. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. That's my life goal, Paula. To keep Christian fiction flying off the shelves. :-) Good luck!

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ladysnowangelphotos(at)gmail(dot)com

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