She's undercover to expose a cult leader. He's on a mission to save his family.
Officer Jake Lohmiller can't believe the dark-haired, self-contained woman who earlier caught his eye was able to get the drop on him. Or that Carmen Redhorse is an undercover Ranger Brigade sergeant investigating the same Colorado cult his mother and sister are in.
When a sniper opens fire on the encampment, the two join forces to bring down a killer. But even as the danger —and the death count — escalates, Jake sees the possibilities of teaming up with the smart, sexy cop on a permanent basis.
If they can make it out alive…
The Ranger Brigade: Family Secrets
The story takes off in an enticing and riveting manner that grabbed my interest from the very start and kept it through the book.
The investigation is a multilayered operation with several culprits, possibilities, and theories and each of them as dangerous and possibly deadly as the other. The tension is high, the unanswered questions are worrisome, but the determination to find the culprits and to solve the cases are unwavering.
I love when the heroines are strong and capable like Carmen Redhorse is in this story. Her experience as a law enforcement officer exceeds the one of Jake Lohmiller's yet they work together in a seamless effort, as a team, to find the culprits and bring them to the justice.
The attraction between Jake and Carmen is immediate and they are not even trying to hide it or play games. They openly admit that they are drawn to each other, and honestly answer the questions and concerns the other has.
Jake's mom and sister and the whole family dynamics are an important part of the plot. Getting to know both Jake's and Carmen's families gives an insight into them and their history that otherwise could have stayed hidden.
A captivating story with many enthralling themes, from the cult, also known as the Family, to the Native Americans reservoir, to the post-military life and illegal smuggling of cactuses. Add danger and threats, sizzling chemistry and those first fumbling steps when you are falling in love and you have a smoothly flowing tale that was hard to put down until the end.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Expected publication: January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Intrigue
Cindi Myers worked as a newspaper reporter, travel agent and medical clinic manager before turning to writing full time. She's written both historical and contemporary romance, as well as dozens of short stories and nonfiction articles. Cindi thinks writers have the best job in the world.
Former president of San Antonio Romance Authors, Cindi is a member of Romance Writers of America, Novelists Inc., and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.
She and her husband and their two dogs live in the mountains Southwest of Denver. When she's not caught up in creating new characters and stories, Cindi enjoys reading, quilting, gardening, skiing and hiking. She's also in demand as a speaker, teaching workshops and making presentations to both local and national writing groups.
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me