The Royal Spy’s Redemption by Addison Fox

5132rpwbQHLAfter hidden rubies were discovered in the first book of the Dangerous in Dallas miniseries, the lives of four women are forever changed along with the men who unexpectedly come into their lives. The fourth and concluding story is a high-stakes adventure, where lives are on the line and emotions are deeply affected. Addison Fox got my adrenaline pumping while also making me care for her very likable couple. THE ROYAL SPY’S REDEMPTION has enthralling action and emotions conveyed with intensity.

Hopefully, all the bad luck that recently happened to three good friends of Gabriella Sanchez is finally over. When the women had found rubies concealed under the floor of their Dallas bridal shop, numerous threats had arisen but an event earlier that day should have put an end to any future jeopardy. But when a MI5 agent who took part in the deception shows up at her catering shop after being shot, Gabriella keeps him safe for the moment while speculating about what went wrong.

Luckily for Knox St. Germain, the caterer was working very late. But it also causes her to now be caught up in his mission to retrieve all the gems and keep them from a surprising enemy. A split-second decision to keep aiding Knox puts Gabriella in grave danger, but something about the British agent compels her to take his side, even if he is not completely truthful with her. An obsession with the rubies pushes a ruthless foe to make certain there are no ties back to him, forcing Knox to take drastic steps to protect Gabriella.

Whether a situation is taking place in Dallas or occurring in London, plenty of actual places bring the scenes to life. When unforeseen peril is added into the mix, then the circumstances quickly become riveting as the outcome could go in a number of directions. Addison Fox cleverly uses her imagination to make facts concerning the rubies fascinating, and how it all comes together by the story’s end is definitely entertaining. Since much of the mystery about the stones was revealed in previous installments, this book deals with what will ultimately happen to them and who will be involved in those decisions. Several threats that Knox and Gabriella must face are very risky, and I enjoyed seeing how each would react when endangered. Though the talented caterer is not a trained agent, she can think quickly and keeps her fears under control, making me cheer her on when threats popped up. And for the first time in his long career, Knox is thinking about something besides his mission.

Though Gabriella would like to be in a fulfilling relationship, she certainly never thought the man might possibly be a British MI5 agent. But the instant Knox arrives at her shop with a bullet wound, she feels their connection growing with every interaction that follows. Their conversations are packed with lots of quick wit, and I enjoyed the way in which she never let him get the best of her. There are also some very enlightening discussions where inner feelings are exposed, letting me know what was in their hearts. Knox believed there would never be someone special in his life, and it was very interesting to watch Gabriella try to change his mind. The physical side of their relationship is very steamy yet also expresses genuine devotion. THE ROYAL SPY’S REDEMPTION is a captivating conclusion to the Dangerous in Dallas miniseries.

Received copy from author

Series:  Dangerous in Dallas

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  April 1, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/z29z67h

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.addisonfox.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

Colton’s Texas Stakeout by C.J. Miller

51bR4mYIxUL._SX313_BO1,204,203,200_When the fourth book in the Coltons of Texas continuity begins, there is a possibility that the identity of a serial killer in Granite Gulch is known. Yet many uncertainties still exist in the ongoing mystery where few solid clues can be confirmed. What previously happened to one family in Texas many years ago keeps affecting each member to this day, and a sister feels she has much to prove before true happiness can be hers. C.J. Miller adds numerous twists to her Coltons of Texas installment, where questions are constantly raised but answers are not always easy to discover. COLTON’S TEXAS STAKEOUT has heartfelt emotional issues and hidden dangers.

While the recent murders of six women in the area around Granite Gulch, TX are similar to those committed by her father long ago, Annabel Colton’s parent in is prison and cannot be blamed. Being a cop in the small town had her attempting to find the person responsible, and she luckily found evidence linked to a woman living nearby. Though her brothers think Annabel does not have the experience to track down the person who might be the Alphabet Killer, she plans to keep working the case and follow any leads. Just because she is a woman will not keep her from carrying out all tasks to the best of her ability, regardless of the risk.

After days of being given no difficult assignments, Annabel receives one that excites her and could demonstrate she is a capable police officer. She will be watching the farm where Jesse Willard lives and hopefully the suspected Alphabet Killer will show up. Even though he insists there has been no recent communication with his half-sister, it is her job to make sure the farmer is telling the truth. While Annabel and Jesse clash over how his sibling is perhaps connected to the unsolved killings, they also feel an undeniable attraction to each other.

Trying to win the approval of her many brothers motivates Annabel to be a good cop, and she feels being in a relationship would only be a distraction. But from the moment she comes in contact with Jesse, her thoughts are now divided between work and her personal life. Both had shameful pasts, and I liked how determined they were to be respectable despite how anyone else saw them. Jesse is very sympathetic to the difficulties of others, and his behavior repeatedly showed his caring nature. I really felt for all he had to go through because of being related to a potential killer, as he suffered numerous hardships because of gossip. How Annabel never let discouragement keep her from carrying out her obligations showed me that she was someone with stubborn tenacity. The relationship of this couple is very challenging from the start. I particularly enjoyed the realistic problems C.J. Miller gave Jesse and Annabel to overcome, and passion between them is sincerely expressed with sensuality and much longing.

Facts relating to the murder investigation are gradually being exposed, and any information learned had me wondering if my own deductions would turn out to be correct. A number of threatening incidences take place in the story, where the guilty party is not always known at first and left me guessing. There are certainly plenty of details yet to be uncovered, and I am looking forward to the next compelling Coltons of Texas book. COLTON’S TEXAS STAKEOUT has peril, lots of emotion and steamy passion.

Received copy from author

Series:  Coltons of Texas

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  April 1, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/gpgk6h9

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.cj-miller.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

A Father’s Desperate Rescue by Amelia Autin

51kUpWarUtLThe title of the latest Man on a Mission story is certainly appropriate, as a man finds himself in a horrific situation when his very young daughters are kidnapped. Dirk DeWinter was met in a prior book in the miniseries, where his wife gave him two cherished children before she died. Though he is a famous actor, his family means much more to him than any stardom or wealth. So when the girls are in danger because of an event that took place years ago, being in a foreign country adds to his problems. The days following the abduction are a roller-coaster ride of rising fears and mental torment, expertly entwined with the mounting suspense of what the kidnappers will do next and the unexpected emotional connection between two people on a frantic mission.  Amelia Autin only gets better with every book written, and A FATHER’S DESPERATE RESCUE surpassed my every expectation.

From the moment Dirk DeWinter spied Mei-li Moore in a jazz club in Hong Kong, he was intrigued by her looks and is shocked at how much he would actually like to talk with her. Not since the death of his beloved wife has he noticed another woman in a sexual way, but he feels the time is still not right for him to make any type of move. Dirk is a popular movie star and is in the city making an action film. Since it will take several months to complete, his twin daughters came with him. But when the little girls are taken by someone, he will do anything to have them safely returned.

When it turns out Mei-li is a private investigator plus hostage negotiator, Dirk thinks she is his best bet in getting his children back unharmed. An incident that previously happened in his life is once again causing him trouble, and he is afraid this time the outcome may be devastating. As Dirk and Mei-li try to find the best solution for getting his girls back, they begin to see the other differently than only that of hostage negotiator and client.

The way in which Hong Kong is so vividly described all throughout the story had me feeling as though the setting was well known to me. While I may not have ever been there, I could clearly visualize each location from the colorful details that were easy to picture in my mind. Amelia Autin definitely makes every scene come across as credible, where genuine facts had me believing all situations that arise could occur as portrayed. By knowing about the threat to the children from the very start, the whole book is a race against time to bring them back to their father. Mother Nature even causes a threat to make circumstances more challenging.

While the escalating suspense in the story is noteworthy, the romantic aspects are just as memorable. From the admirable behavior of Dirk and Mei-li to their exceedingly honest reactions, I found them to be a very believable couple. They have insightful conversations about the kidnapping plus their personal lives, and each new revelation drew me more into the storyline. The more I learned about Dirk and Mei-Li, the more I wanted them to have fulfilling future lives. Their relationship grows realistically and is packed with sincere feelings that had me experiencing their every thought and response right along with them. Hopefully, there will be many more Man on a Mission stories to come. A FATHER’S DESPERATE RESCUE is unforgettable romantic suspense, where developments are unforeseen and emotions are conflicted.

Copy received from author

Series:  Man on a Mission

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  April 1, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/zvvjjqt

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.ameliaautin.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

At the Edge by Laura Griffin

51K-WEQQI-LWhenever I want a suspenseful story that is equally romantic, a book by Laura Griffin will always satisfy my longing. She never lets me down, as characters are genuine while plots are compellingly realistic. The first installment of the Alpha Crew series has her trademark action scenes, where the only guarantee is the incidents would get my heart racing. The hero is a commanding male, yet his protective side makes him compassionate and totally honorable. A feisty heroine does not let him get the best of her, and repeatedly has the last word because she is not one to back down. When this couple must face unanticipated threats, they need to put their trust in one another or all may be lost. AT THE EDGE enthralls with perilous dangers plus lusty passion.

Though being the personal assistant to the wife of the U.S. ambassador in the Philippines is not always pleasant, Emma Wright feels her career does have many rewards. While flying between islands, something goes horribly wrong and the plane crashes into a remote jungle, leaving her to seek help on her own. Luckily for Emma, a very determined group of SEALs led by Ryan Owen is sent to find any survivors. The team is known as the Alpha Crew, and they have been trained to handle any form of threat and plan to have a successful mission.

After several close calls, they make it back to the states and Ryan never expects to see Emma again. But when the deduction about what happened to the plane seems wrong to her, she starts asking a whole bunch of questions, ones that make her a target. When Ryan realizes Emma is now in much danger, his personal new mission is to keep her safe.

There was never a moment when my mind was not completely held spellbound by AT THE EDGE. Between the numerous circumstances packed with danger and the sensual encounters where desires are fulfilled, I was held captive by the riveting scenes brought to life by the creativity of the author. Laura Griffin constantly manages to make every situation come across as conceivable, and the events occurring in the jungle are especially terrifying experiences. Even back home, Emma is still threatened, and the jeopardy just keeps escalating. The story does end with a cliffhanger that makes me glad the wait for the next installment is very short.

Ryan is someone who is my dream hero. A courageous SEAL who puts the safety of others before his own is definitely a trait I adore, and he has the physical strength to carry out any feat. Also, when the time comes for physical love, he knows how to please a woman. The spunky attitude of Emma had me smiling when she defied Ryan, and his thoughts following her challenges are often priceless. While there are plenty of differences in the lives of these two, the sexual pull is too strong to be ignored. This causes a huge struggle for Ryan, as he is someone who follows orders yet is conflicted when his feelings become involved. I am highly eager to discover what will happen in the second book regarding any risks plus their relationship. Danger in AT THE EDGE may fade but can instantly recur.

Series:  Alpha Crew

Copy received from Publisher:  Pocket Star

Releases:  March 7, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/hgrlq3v

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.lauragriffin.com/

Rating:  4.5 Stars

Illusions of Death by Lauren Linwood

51OEwlqnLWLWhen a book can keep my attention all the way through, the author has written an excellent story. If the novel happens to keep me guessing the identity of a coldhearted killer until the last moment, then I am doubly entertained. Lauren Linwood has created an extremely frightening premise for ILLUSIONS OF DEATH, where murders seem random and clues are never left behind.

Her work writing a series of suspense novels has brought Karlyn Campbell much success since her readers love her main character. But her private life has not gone as well, especially with her marriage recently ending in divorce. There is also the emotional pain of how her father thinks none of her books are work reading, and this has caused them to not have contact in four years. Yet when Karlyn is informed that he has suffered a stroke, she rushes to her hometown in Georgia. With the direction of her personal life back in New York City very uncertain, she decides to remain in Walton Springs when her dad passes away.

With his career as a detective in Atlanta becoming too stressful for Logan Warner after the murder of his twin children and failed marriage, he thought being a cop in the smaller nonviolent town where he grew up would be easier. Yet his job is once again demanding when someone known as the Rainbow Killer starts to murder victims in the area around Walton Springs. Since Logan and Karlyn have become rather close after she asked him questions about police procedures for her books, the two put their minds together in the hope the murderer can be prevented from killing anyone else.

ILLUSIONS OF DEATH begins creepily as a killer conveys thoughts on how to carry out more horrific deaths. As the police race to stop this madman from claiming the life of another innocent person, I worried over who might possibly become the next victim after being introduced to so many delightful characters in the story. Walton Springs is a quaint community where folks gossip yet look after one another, and no one is safe from the killings with no set pattern. The mystery surrounding who is to blame for taking so many lives is brilliantly thought out and then implemented with cleverly detailed facts. Lauren Linwood had my mind churning with possibilities, just how I like my suspenseful stories.

Logan and Karlyn have certainly endured some painful experiences in the past, and I really wanted them to finally find some happiness in their lives. As their relationship grows, both sexually and emotionally, I enjoyed seeing these two experience daily routines while getting to know each other more fully. Any encounters with friends plus family gave a genuine feel to the story, as every interaction comes across as very realistic. I really admired Logan for his dedication to his career, and how trustworthy plus caring he could be toward other individuals. While Karlyn has also had some troubles in her life, she does not let it hold her back either and has even become an extremely popular writer. Whether Logan and Karlyn are expressing their wishes or conversing about a murderer, they are a couple whom I would truly like to know. ILLUSIONS OF DEATH has intriguing secrets and heartfelt emotions.

Received copy from author

Publisher:  Soul Mate Publishing

Releases:  March 2, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/zonhdfv

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.laurenlinwood.com/

Rating:  4.5 Stars

Wedding Takedown by Geri Krotow

51SWm9EVkNL._SX313_BO1,204,203,200_In the previous book of the Silver Valley P.D. miniseries, political dishonesty concerning certain town leaders was debated, while fears about a cult possibly taking up residence nearby kept rising. In this story, the new mayor appears to be involved in several criminal incidents, and one police detective plus a local florist might be the ones who can prove what is actually happening. Geri Krotow interweaves dangerous escapades with a complex romance, where suspense escalates and hearts are on the line. I definitely did not know what was going to take place on more than one occasion, as peril is often unexpected. WEDDING TAKEDOWN has lots of intrigue plus emotional issues.

Though having to arrange flowers for a last-minute wedding will take plenty of work, Kayla Paruso is confident everything will work out satisfactorily. She just hopes the mayor and especially his wife are also happy with her choices for their daughter’s wedding, because good publicity can help her florist business. While attempting to get ideas on how to decorate a building, Kayla stumbles upon a woman being killed. The first Silver Valley police officer on the scene is Det. Rio Ortego, a man whom she dated not too long ago. Although they seemed to hit it off, their relationship ended because of differences.

The dead woman is the assistant to the mayor, and some Silver Valley citizens think the man is mixed up in illegal dealings. Facts are needed to prove what is going on, and Kayla will be in a position to perhaps hear secrets while working on flowers for the wedding. Though finding information about the mayor plus learning if he might be linked to a nearby cult is crucial, Rio worries Kayla could be putting herself in danger. Keeping residents safe is his duty, but closely watching over the florist is a pleasure.

While reading the first book in the series would fill in much background, Ms. Krotow does give enough information to let the reader know what recently occurred in the area. Silver Valley has always been a community where folks work together, but lately outsiders are doing their best to make things difficult, in particular when it relates to those in authority. I liked watching Rio work hard to prove not all accusations are valid, showing just how dedicated he is to his job. Though Kayla is not trained in law enforcement, she has personal reasons for wanting to make certain those responsible for crimes in Silver Valley are stopped. There are plenty of unknowns that kept me guessing the identity of who is behind a murder and other connected events, and hints along the way gradually exposed the truth. WEDDING TAKEDOWN has numerous mysteries to solve, and their revelations are frequently surprising.

Even though the sexual relationship between Rio and Kayla is extremely satisfying, other aspects do not make her happy and led to their breaking up. I really liked how Rio approached her when they come in contact with one another once again. He states his opinion but is not pushy, and I anxiously waited to see how Kayla would respond. Second chance romances are always enjoyable as sometimes the right choice was not made the first time, and giving a couple one more opportunity to let their hearts decide their fate can be entertaining. When Kayla finds herself in danger, I found her decisions to be lifelike as her survival instincts took over, while Rio becomes protective and very caring. Hope more of the Silver Valley townsfolk get to tell their stories.

Copy received from author

Series:  Silver Valley P.D.

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  March 1, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/zqm5x4a

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://gerikrotow.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

Taking Fire by Cindy Gerard

51s3juZoR-L._SY346_There is no way not to become emotionally involved with the main characters in a story by Cindy Gerard as their personalities are so likable, and the romantic couple in her One-Eyed Jacks series is particularly appealing. Linked by troubling past history, Bobby Taggart and Talia Levine are given another chance to learn if their powerful sexual attraction can ever turn into anything more. Secrets and deception may have torn them apart, but an expected opportunity could end years of anguish that both have suffered. Cindy Gerard never fails when it comes to creating commanding heroes and take-charge heroines, where feelings are laid bare and danger is faced without hesitation. TAKING FIRE delivers gripping action along with heartfelt emotions.

His work as a private military contractor had Bobby Taggart in Afghanistan, so spending some downtime with an interesting woman helped to make his nights much more enjoyable. Surprisingly, he starts to have feelings for reporter Talia Levine, but any thoughts about her must not interfere in his latest mission to locate a Hamas terrorist and get information from him. But before Bobby can fully decide how he feels about the fascinating journalist, the man from whom he wants facts is killed and Talia is nowhere to be found. Realizing she has deceived him and was somehow responsible for the death of the terrorist, he is angry yet also hurt.

After six years pass, Bobby has a new career that takes him to an Arab country to check out the security at their U.S. Embassy. When he has to work with their temporary security investigator, he is stunned to see it is Talia. Circumstances quickly toss them together when their lives are in danger, but Bobby certainly does not trust her because of the way they parted. He wants answers, yet definitely does not expect everything he is told. Though he vows to not let Talia affect him again, it is extremely difficult to keep his protective nature under control when one crucial fact is revealed.

Suspenseful stories written by Cindy Gerard always have an abundance of jeopardy plus lots of emotional entanglements. In the fourth One-Eyed Jacks novel, there is equal danger to hearts and physical bodies. I never knew when something might possibly happen to Bobby, Talia or the individuals with whom he works. It was great getting to revisit with so many characters from several series and to see them under various circumstances. How these courageous men and women put their lives on the line for what they think is right deeply touched me, as their actions always seemed so genuine. The camaraderie among these individuals is especially convincing, and many of their comments caused much laughter.

The relationship of Bobby and Talia is certainly complicated. Though it started out as just a good time for him, it swiftly became personal, while she regrets her assignment when his charming personality wins her over. Any pain Bobby feels because of her treachery is clearly depicted with earnest emotions, and I hurt right along with him. How these two are still connected and each of their reactions when all details are finally exposed is very compellingly described. Their feelings are expressed with much honesty, and I anxiously waited to see what they would finally choose to do. The sexual desire between them is powerful, yet there is also caring behind each passionate encounter. Any danger they have to face is realistic, and their responses to these situations prove they are daringly brave. Cindy Gerard can do no wrong when it comes to writing romantic suspense. TAKING FIRE is believable and profoundly emotional.

Series:  One-Eyed Jacks

Copy received from publisher:  Pocket

Releases:  February 23. 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/z9zxdk7

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://www.cindygerard.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

Colton Baby Homecoming by Lara Lacombe

51rzSTpNQXL._SX313_BO1,204,203,200_There are a wide range of emotions expressed in the third Coltons of Texas story, and each sentiment is greatly affecting. From sorrow to fear to even joy, the feelings of the main couple were very clear to me and often had my own heart racing or being happy right along with them. Lara Lacombe knows exactly how to make her characters come across as actual people, and her contribution to the Coltons of Texas continuity is filled with realistic situations that pulled me into every riveting moment. COLTON BABY HOMECOMING has heartfelt emotions plus compelling mysteries.

After a long day working at his search and rescue job, Ridge Colton is ready for a peaceful evening spent at home with his canine partner. But upon reaching his remote cabin, he is totally stunned to discover someone had placed an infant on his front porch. Though the little girl looks well, Ridge is clueless when it comes to kids. So a trip to the local hospital is in order to let a doctor make certain nothing is wrong. When Dr. Darcy Marrow turns out to be the temporary emergency room physician, Ridge knows his day just got even worse.

Many years ago, Darcy was the only person who did not judge him for having a serial killer father, and he had actually thought there was something special between them. But her family did not approve of their relationship, and an incident caused her to forsake Ridge. Now all he can hope for is that they can at least be civil to each other, and both do make an effort. When circumstances put Ridge and Darcy in danger because an individual wants the infant, he is determined to keep those under his protection safe.

In the previous books of the Coltons of Texas continuity, clues have been given as to the possible identity of the Alphabet Killer but nothing has been proven as yet. Immediately from the start of COLTON BABY HOMECOMING, a new mystery begins and adds more uncertainties to the overworked police force. Finding an abandoned child at his home raises all kinds of questions for Ridge, and though he is not a cop, he is someone who knows how to track down answers. I liked watching him work with his siblings who are in law enforcement, and their jovial banter had me laughing at their good-natured ribbing. A strong sense of family is portrayed throughout the story, and it was good to see after the way their father’s actions forced them apart. Any developments related to the baby are riveting and often very surprising, while hints about the killer are slowly coming to light.

Although it has been many years since Ridge and Darcy have seen each other, neither has forgotten the strong connection they once had. All it takes is one meeting, and regrets plus dreams fill their thoughts. I truly felt for this couple because of the way in which they broke up, and how they currently respond to the other also deeply touched me. The emotions depicted by characters created by Lara Lacombe are always believable, and the reactions of Ridge plus Darcy are particularly convincing. I saw Ridge as someone who unselfishly gave of himself to help people in his town though most residents shunned him, and this fact just made him a better man. His devoted dog, Penny, caused many smiles when she was featured, and I loved the way the two got along. His relationship with Darcy is definitely complicated, and how she spoke her mind had me admiring her determination more than once. COLTON BABY HOMECOMING is packed with dangerous peril and lots of sincere feelings.

Copy received from author

Series:  Coltons of Texas

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Releases:  March 1, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/zj5btmd

Genre:  Suspense

Author website:  http://laralacombe.blogspot.com/

Rating:  4.5 Stars

Colton’s Surprise Heir by Addison Fox

Colton's SupriseThe Coltons of Texas series has a large family suffering through years of personal torment related to a past tragedy, and none have been more affected than Ethan Colton. Having a father who murdered innocent people would be bad enough, but the cold-blooded man also killed his own wife. Ethan was only seven when he told information that put his dad in prison, and being the son of a killer still influences many of his current choices. Lizzie Conner challenges him from the moment she comes back into his life, and neither are ever the same because of one memorable night. Addison Fox makes her contribution to the Coltons of Texas series not only intriguing but very heartfelt. COLTON’S SURPRISE HEIR has numerous mysteries and profound emotional issues.

When Elizabeth Conner came to see Ethan Colton, the Texas rancher definitely did not expect the news his childhood friend delivered. It seems their one passionate night together after meeting at a rodeo resulted in her being pregnant. Though he never wanted to have kids because of his inherited background, it looks like he and Lizzie are going to be parents in three months. Ethan just hopes whatever made his own father a serial killer will not be passed on to the child.

Although Lizzie had not planned to inform Ethan about the baby just yet because she knew his views on having children, some disturbing incidents drove her to seek his assistance for the safety of their baby. Not knowing who is actually behind the threats has her fearful of what might happen next. While Ethan had no desire to ever be a dad, he does not hesitate in taking measures to keep Lizzie and his child from being harmed.

There is a powerful connection between family members in the Coltons of Texas series, and Addison Fox proves this point during several scenes where the love between the siblings comes through loud and clear. I could easily see these discussions taking place, where disagreements are often debated yet backed by much concern. While Ethan had thought he was happy living his solitary life on his successful ranch, the presence of Lizzie makes him realize what he has been missing. I really felt for him and all the problems that he has lived with for so long, especially since he had such a difficult time expressing his real feelings. Lizzie also had much to overcome by growing up without parents, and I respected her ability to be so self-sufficient. These two make a wonderful couple, as the passion and trust between them is honestly genuine.

Who is once again killing people in their town is certainly a big mystery, and I was left baffled though clues are scattered throughout. This is an ongoing subject matter in the series, and it is interesting to see how details are handled in each book. I am very eager to discover what will occur in the upcoming Coltons of Texas story because of facts given in this novel. The possible danger to Lizzie is also mystifying, and I never knew when a threat was going to pop up or how alarming it might be. Danger and emotions are equally balanced in COLTON’S SURPRISE HEIR.

Received copy from author

Publisher:  Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Series:  The Coltons of Texas

Releases:  February 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/zw2sl79

Genre:   Suspense

Author website:  http://www.addisonfox.com/

Rating:  4 Stars