DEADLY CHRISTMAS PRETENSE
A cowboy to her rescue...but she's not who he thinks she is.
Posing as her sister for Christmas is the only way to save her, but Maggie Lofton needs help -- even if it means working with her twin's cowboy ex-boyfriend, Liam Pike. But between the bull's eye on her back and the dangerous connection she's forming with Liam, Maggie's mission is harder than expected. Will their tenuous partnership be enough to shield her when the killer closes in?
Roughwater Ranch Cowboys
Forget the humans in this story -- I'm all agog over Jingles, the mutt who is "like a bad cold. You just can't shake him!" (p 158) Escape artist extraordinaire and velcro-dog to his hooman, Liam (who barely tolerates the poor little guy,) Jingles is the definition of dogged determination. He gets his man in the end (and is even willing to share him with Maggie.) I just love an unstoppable four-legged hero! Happy sigh.
Even though Liam is all gruff and irritated when it comes to this happy-go-lucky canine sidekick, the inevitability of the two becoming a bonded pair is a done deal. So much fun watching him succumb to all that doggy charm! And Jingles has some superhero tricks that make him that much more lovable. Okay -- I'll stop talking about the dog now. :-)
Deadly Christmas Pretense begins with a white-knuckle car chase and the tension doesn't let up! Lots of twists and turns and an intriguing, multi-layered mystery that needs solving. Maggie's in danger -- drawn into the chaos by her impulsive sister. Liam is a prime example of why I love cowboy heroes. His tough, take-charge attitude curled my toes as much as his tender side did. Maggie wasn't as impressed with the taking charge part though. :-) Sizzles and fireworks and heart-wrenching back stories bring a special zest to their romance.
Another exceptional romantic suspense (with a dog!!!) from Dana Mentink.
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