Duty and danger bring an alpha hero to Mystery, Montana
Waylon Fitzgerald had a life of adventure all planned out--one that did not include returning to his family's ranch to bring his missing ex-wife into custody for murder. With so much bad blood between them, the sexy military police officer understands why his ex's sister, Christina Bell, hates him. And yet he and Christina spark a sizzling attraction.
What changes everything for Waylon is Winnie, Christina's adorable ward...and the startling revelation that he's her father. When she goes missing--her mother a killer at large--Waylon's world is upended. Will he redeploy to follow his passions around the world...or stay where his heart has found an unexpected Christmas present?
Mr. Serious takes us back to Mystery, Montana where the murder investigations take a new turn, as Waylon Fitzgerald come home to help his brother to find his ex-wife who is the suspect in the murders of two women.
I liked Waylon, he made it easy to relate to him and admire him with his sensible look of life, his kindness and humbleness were outstanding. He is a take-charge kind of man, yet he can follow the rules and take direction. He's flexible and protective, he has a good sense of humor and a soft spot in his heart for Winnie from the first time he laid his eyes on her. He is a talented investigator, knows what he is doing, and gets results fast. His tangible love and respect for his family are admirable, the banter between the brothers is entertaining and fun.
Christina Bell has made a home on her sister's ex-husband's parent's ranch. She is the caretaker of little Winnie after Winnie's mother, who is also Christina's sister, goes missing. Even though Christina knows about the instability of her sister, she has taken her sister's stories about Waylon as the truth and judged him by those words before meeting him. Christina seems to leap before looking when it comes to most matters. She has a quick temper, and with the stress and fear in the air, it flairs. She keeps people at the arm's length, a lesson she learned well in her childhood home. And maybe that's the reason why I had such a hard time connecting with her.
Christina jumps right in to help Waylon and Wyatt with the investigation and while working together the sparks ignite between Christina and Waylon. Yes, it is like a daytime show with all the family relations getting mixed in, but the characters were aware of the drama as well. The secret the whole family has been keeping from Waylon is unacceptable, yet he seems to get over it fast. I don't understand the reasoning behind keeping the information from him, but I was in the minority since Waylon found the understanding and forgiveness in his heart rapidly.
The investigation has its intriguing twists, the tension escalating through the story keeping the suspense high.
The relationship between Christina and Waylon moves swiftly from dislike to admiration to attraction as the deeper feelings take root. But the road ahead of them will not be an easy one, and Christina is not convinced there could be a chance of future together for them.
I would recommend reading the book one in the series, Ms. Calculation, first. This story continues the suspense around the murder and mayhem happening in Mystery, Montana even though the couple trying to find their way to each other and a future together is a new one.
Adrent yet sweet love story on the side of tension riddled family secrets, murders, kidnappings, and burglaries moves the plot forward with a rapid space while the tension escalates, and loyalties are tested. A fascinating small town crime spree that takes unexpected turns and leaves the reader anticipating for more to come in the series
~ Four Spoons
Danica Winters is an Amazon bestselling author who has won multiple awards for writing books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and occasionally a touch of magic. Most recently, Danica was the winner of the Paranormal Romance Guild’s Paranormal Romantic Suspense Book of the Year Award and Chanticleer Media’s Paranormal Book of the Year for her novel Montana Mustangs.
When she’s not working, she can be found in the wilds of Montana testing her patience while she tries to understand the allure of various crafts (quilting, pottery, and painting are not her thing). She always believes the cup is neither half full nor half empty, but it better be filled with wine.
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