In Mystery, Montana, a white-hot hunk fights fire with passion...
Though he's ridiculously handsome and notoriously funny, it's Colter Fitzgerald's firefighting skills that are most needed by Whitney Barstow--at first. She's been traumatized by fire and terrified that the arsonist sabotaging Dunrovin Ranch is a madman from her past.
She's also fearful that harm will come to any man she loves, so denies her attraction to Colter.
Then why is she jealous of another woman's hands all over him?
On the eve of the ranch's Christmas festival, Colter wants no one but Whitney, body, soul and darkest secrets. But there's still an arsonist to stop...before what makes the season bright is Dunrovin in flames.
With mystery, threats, humor, and passion the story pulled me in, and I was enthralled until the early morning hours and 'the end'.
Mr. Taken has a new, different kind of tone to it compared to the previous stories, obviously colored by the hero and heroine's personalities and sizzling chemistry between them. The sarcastic, yet well-meant banter between them had me chuckling, the fervor of their feelings fanning my face. Colter Fitzgerald and Whitney Barstow have a definite spark between them, and they have much more in common than one would think at the first glance.
Colter has a great sense of humor, he is a caretaker and protector. He is not shy about his attraction and growing feeling towards Whitney, he just wishes he knew if he can truly trust her with her skittish behavior regarding the recent events at the farm. Because it is obvious Whitney is holding secrets that could put all of them in danger.
Whitney ran away from Kentucky to hide from her abusive, stalking ex who tried to kill her. She is secretive and avoiding close relationships with everyone. The lose of her family connection and beloved horses keep her away from the barn and people, yet her whole being is craving for healing and peace of mind.
She does her best to deny her attraction to Colter, yet the repeated moments of jealousy and envy tells another tale.
The story fits well into the ongoing series, and there was a natural flow to it that made it easy to follow and enjoy. The catty behavior between Sarah and Whitney was a surprise, in that hilarious, "I can't look away oh my goodness what is going on" - way.
The mystery with the attempts to sabotage the farm builds up the suspense and tension. The investigation is churning a lot of feelings, bringing strain and stress to the relationships all around.
A touch of Christmas spirit and sort of a community miracle is witnessed in the attempt to save the farm, as all come together to celebrate the Yule. Little did they know this would give an ample opportunity to anyone wanting to harm the town or the Fitzgeralds.
A delightfully intense story filled with engaging romance and gripping mystery
~ 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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