A cult, a missing infant…
And a fearless lawman
To prove her sister’s murder, Michelle Munson infiltrates the cult led by “Prophet” Daniel Metwater. Having endured a tough life in foster care, she’s fiercely independent and distrustful of police. But when her baby disappears, she knows she’s come too close to learning Metwater’s secrets, and turns to Ranger Ethan Reynolds for justice. Facing down harrowing danger in Colorado’s wilderness, the resolute lawman fights to protect Michelle…and open her heart.
The Ranger Brigade: Family Secrets
Missing In Blue Mesa is mesmerizing with the intriguing investigation and compelling with the rough beginning of the life the heroine had survived. It has a perfect balance of exciting, heart-pounding action, vigorous investigation, and fiery, sensual passion that yes, came a bit as a surprise as it hits the hero and heroine like a hammer, and takes over them. But the emotions raging were believable, with the wide range from sweet and tender to protective to the sexy and wild.
Michelle Munson is one tough lady. She is a fierce protector of her son, she would do anything for those she loves but unfortunately, the number of people deserving of her loyalty and devotion has been low all her life. Growing up in the system she was falsely accused of the unthinkable. As a young girl, facing alone the world and their judgment she learned not to trust anyone, never show emotion, to keep her distance, to take what you can where you can within any method. She was not the favorite, people thought of her as selfish and difficult, yet there was a tender, broken heart inside of her, looking for acceptance, love, loyalty, someone she could trust and who would trust her, believe her and in her.
From the first moment Michelle and Ethan Reynolds meet, the sparks fly despite the danger she is in, and the near escape she had just made. Ethan is a good, solid man. He loves to take care of others, to protect them, to make life easier for them by serving them to best of his ability. He is trying to learn the new frame to his life and to his relationship with his mother after his father's passing, and the little wild, a lot of unpredictable, and fiercely independent Michelle walks right into his heart and takes space. It is always a delight to watch a good man fall, and fall hard, and Ethan is not even trying to hide his devotion to Michelle and her son, Hunter.
The action often turns brutal, bloody, and personal. The investigation is intense to the missing baby case and the other problems that bloom around the investigation and around the town. The constant unbalance of the situation with the Family and Daniel Metwater is escalating into an up close and personal life and death battle.
There is one more book coming in the series, and I can't wait to indulge in it since the mastermind is still at large, even though this book did get a very satisfying conclusion.
I would think this novel could be read as a standalone story, but to get more insight into the Family and the tension between Daniel Metwater and the Ranger Brigade, I highly recommend to read the whole series and prepare yourself to the finale next month.
A captivating story that is hard to put down, an engaging tale that got me emotionally involved. I read the book at one sitting, going through the emotions, biting my nails with the tension and fear, smiling and sighing with the adorable romance, and screaming at the screen of my Kindle when they blunder and take the wrong turn... Loved it!
~ Five Spoons
The Ranger Brigade: Family Secrets
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