Paperback, 224 pages
Expected publication: May 20th 2014 by Harlequin
ISBN 0373697643 (ISBN13: 9780373697649)
series Cardwell Ranch #5
other editions (1)
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The highly anticipated continuation of the Cardwell Ranch Collection read by more than 2 MILLION!
Saving her once was risky. Rescuing her again may be fatal.
When Hayes Cardwell arrived in Big Sky, Montana, for his brother's wedding, the Texas P.I. didn't expect to play hero. But ever since he saved her from a brutal abductor, he can't get McKenzie Sheldon out of his mind and heart. As passion blindsides him, Hayes vows to protect the beautiful business owner from once again becoming the target of a killer intent on finishing the job.
McKenzie was drawn to Hayes from the moment she awoke and saw the tall, dark cowboy who'd rushed to her rescue like some Western fantasy. With his lean, sexy looks and fierce protective instincts, the gun-shy bachelor is already lassoing her heart. But can he protect her from a danger that's much closer than they think
a killer hiding in plain sight who's about to spring a final trap?
I have been in love with stories about the Cardwell’s and their extended family members stories since reading my first book by B.J. Daniels
and this duo of tales combined beautifully allowing me to indulge myself in more about a few of the repeat characters.
The first story in this set centers on the way in which the relationship between Hayes Cardwell and McKenzie Sheldon comes about. Initially he saves her from the clutches of a psychopath who is trying to force her into his trunk where he would imprison her during transport to a remote location prior to abusing and murdering her.
Hayes has come to Big Sky Montana with the intention of convincing his younger brother that opening a BBQ restaurant as part of their family chain in Montana would not be a feasible enterprise. Having gotten into town late he had stopped off at the local grocery to pick up some items rather than hitting a diner and in doing so became witness to the kidnapping attempt in the parking lot.
McKenzie is career driven and oblivious to her surroundings on the night in question that she almost becomes a kidnapping victim, her mind on work problems leads makes her an easy target and it is only through blind luck that she is rescued by Hayes.
This is a tale of two people who meet in extraordinary circumstances and whose mutual attraction has to take a backseat to keeping McKenzie safe as her assailant is waiting in the wings to finish the job he started. Will the two become involved with a future or will the unknown killer triumph? Read this romantic suspense and find out for yourself how things play out, you will not be sorry!
The second story is my favorite of the two and it is a shame there is no blurb to share with you but Jesse and Maggie will prove the perfect couple to root for a happy ending as secrets are revealed, one major secret has Jesse on tenterhooks because if it turns out differently than he hopes his future will be bleak! Read the book to find out why and be prepared to find yourself enthralled from beginning to end, I know I was!
[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]