The ongoing uncertainty of whether Livia Colton is alive or not continues to haunt residents in the close-knit community of Shadow Creek. Often this criminal targets her own family members, but on other occasions, the threatened person is someone living in the area. In this installment of the Coltons of Shadow Creek continuity, two individuals who are not related to the ruthless criminal are threatened by an unidentified person, and uncovering the answers as to why they are being hassled or who is actually responsible is not easy. Geri Krotow has created an imaginative story where doubts are raised and danger continuously builds. Any initial clues only hinted at what was happening, thus keeping me guessing until each crucial detail was revealed. THE BILLIONAIRE’S COLTON THREAT is equally emotional and suspenseful.
After the death of her father, the life of Halle Ford quickly changed. She went from working as a CPA in Austin to managing Bluewood Ranch. Unfortunately, the place where she grew up in Shadow Creek, Texas has not been profitable lately, but she hopes to turn things around. When she gets a client willing to pay more than normal for an overnight trail tour, Halle is thankful for the extra money. Alastair Buchanan is from Scotland, and the billionaire is thinking about investing in a local company, so he is interested in learning about the area.
A successful whiskey business started by his family made Alastair rich, and his own shrewd investments have added to his wealth. Going on a tour is a way for him to unwind while researching, and having the tempting Halle along is definitely a bonus. When she becomes pregnant after they give in to mutual desire, Alastair makes getting married seem like the right choice. But when an unknown culprit causes trouble for her ranch and his business, the couple must stick together or conceivably lose everything.
Often when two people marry, they are truly in love. But the only reason that Halle and Alastair wed is because of their unborn child, making their union more of a business deal at first. Though the pregnancy was certainly not planned, both want to guarantee a secure future for the baby. As days go by and feelings change, this couple soon begin to wonder about how they really want the direction of their marriage to proceed. I liked the spirited Halle and the caring Alastair from the start, and their actions as the story progressed only made them more appealing to me. Their situation is not the best, as they have much to learn about the other, while the problems plaguing each of them only makes adjusting to being wed even harder. With every new incident that occurs, I worried it might be the dilemma which pushed them apart instead of drawing them closer.
With the possibility of a cunning convict still around, the story is packed with questions and few immediate resolutions. Wanting to discover the many secrets in the story kept me reading, and there are some surprising unexpected twists by the story’s end. Geri Krotow made THE BILLIONAIRE’S COLTON THREAT compelling with mysteries and diverse characters.
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Series: Coltons of Shadow Creek
Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Releases: November 1, 2017
Author website: http://gerikrotow.com/
Rating: 4 Stars