by Dana Mentink
Series: Gold Country Cowboys #2
Published by Love Inspired Suspense
Publication Date March 6, 2018
Genres: Western, Action/Adventure, Clean Romance, Christian Fiction
Setting: California Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
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?
I would like to thank Celebrate Lit for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Wow! Have you read any books by Dana Mentink yet? Treacherous Trails was my first and I am hooked. With just the right blend of suspense, action, and romance this story was hard to put down from the start.
Ella was a fantastic, well-developed character. After a period of rebellion and stupidity, she repented and turned her life around, being willing to take up her cross to follow the path the Lord had for her. Her tender heart for her sister who was brain-damaged was admirable and sweet, and yet she had such determination to stand up for herself and not get trampled on.
Owen couldn’t stop himself from acting the hero, despite Ella’s claims to not need his help. I loved his obsession with the weather and the way it kept coming into the story.
I loved Owen’s family as well. The way they stepped in to help Ella with her troubles was heart-warming. Each of the brothers was so protective. But the best one was Owen’s mom. She was so full of love. She also knew how to let her sons do what they felt they needed to without trying to interfere.
Though the story is mostly serious and intense, I laughed out loud at the scene after they got out of the hospital smelling like smoke. The clothes Ella picked out for Owen at the thrift store and the ensuing conversation was great!
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Guest Post from Dana Mentink
Howdy, friends! I am so thrilled to be galloping into the second book in the Gold Country Cowboy series with you. This book was a hoot to write. It’s got a nice twisty mystery and plenty of danger! Our hero, twin Owen Thorn, is a Marine doing his darnedest not to fall in love with his brother’s little sister, but you know how these things go, don’t you, partners? There’s trouble ahead in cowboy country and this story will take you on a wild gallop to the happy ending! God bless and thanks for coming along!
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