A high-profile trial turns lethal...
Presiding over the trial of a powerful drug cartel member, Judge Aubrey Madison finds her life threatened, and Texas Ranger Sean McNair isn't taking any chances. Protecting the widow and her twins comes naturally to Sean - maybe too naturally for a guy who's convinced he shouldn't have a family. But he can't help wishing for a future with Aubrey...if he can keep her alive.
With high tension mafia court case, several intense and personal cold murder cases, and two adorable twins this tale puzzled, entertained, and delighted.
The suspense in the story escalated as the court case moved forward and the mafia cleaners did their best to hold the proceedings at bay. The last quarter of the book was filled with surprising twists and deadly action. I liked how logical and realistic the investigation, and the clues, were to me as they unraveled the past and present cases at the same time. The fear was tangible, the threat concrete, several times the protagonists were in a situation where their lives, and their loved ones, were in serious, potentially deadly danger.
Judge Aubrey Madison and Texas Ranger Sean McNair knew each other from before, from Aubrey's husband's murder investigation sometime before. [This time frame kept fading in my mind - was it right at the twins birth, or was it two years ago? Was it the reason Aubrey wanted to be a judge, went back to work when the kids were just months old or were she already working as one when her husband was murdered? Was it my mind wondering or were there timeline confusion, I never figured that out, but none of those points were not big enough issues for me not to enjoy the story.]
I liked how even though the feelings between Aubrey and Sean were developing rather fast, there was a feeling like they took their time to get to know each other, and were careful with their developing emotions. Those emotions felt genuine and true, from the apprehension to jump into the relationship, to the deep feel taking root.
The inspirational message of trusting God in good times and the bad times, to lean on his understanding, guidance, and protectiveness was well twined into the tale so that it was part of the development of the characters while inspiring the readers.
Love Inspired stories are the few ones out there that can be heartening, entertaining, potent, and intense all at the same time - Lone Star Standoff definitely was all of that
~ Four Spoons
Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of seventy-six books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at http://www.margaretdaley.com.