My first introduction to this author’s books was through one of her “dog” books. While the light-hearted, humorous, and romantic books in that series are quite enjoyable, I love Mentink’s Love Inspired Suspense novels even more. Cowboy Bodyguard is one of those page-turners I hate to put down and has a plot that never slows down from the very first page until the end.
I loved the characters, particularly Jack. If ever there was a dream man, he would fit the bill – first of all he is a cowboy!, he is strong, and loyal, and loving, he is great with babies, and he seems to be indestructible. I mean, what more could a gal ask? By comparison, Shannon seems a bit lacking but as the heat increases, she comes through big time. If only there weren’t that matter of a pending divorce that is mentioned frequently. Of course as all readers of Love Inspired Suspense know, everything will work out in the end but it really helps that the road to happily-ever-after is paved with plenty of action, danger, and suspense to keep readers like me happy.
Be sure to pick up your own copy of Cowboy Bodyguard as well as the first two books in the Gold Country Cowboys series that feature Jack’s brothers. Those Thorn boys can sure find themselves in a pack of trouble!
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Celebrate Lit. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
- Title: Cowboy Bodyguard
- Author: Dana Mentink
- Genre: Western, Mystery
- Release Date: July 3, 2018
In this Gold Country Cowboys novel, Jack Thorn gets a surprise call from the woman he married in secret years ago. Shannon Livingston needs his protection for herself and the baby she’s hiding from a biker gang targeting the mother. Now Jack must help Shannon, even if shielding her means pretending to be a true husband to the only woman he’s ever loved.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over thirty five titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House. Dana was thrilled to be a semi-finalist in the Jeanne Robertson Comedy With Class Competition. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the nutty terrier, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)
GUEST POST FROM DANA MENTINK:
I’ve spent a bit of time in emergency rooms lately. Not to complain, mind you. The asthma related treatments worked like a charm and we were blessed by good care, so I am not grateful. There’s a bonus, too. The emergency room is a great place for people watching! Hour upon hour I spent surveying patients, relatives, nurses and doctors. I came away pondering what it must be like to work in the strange bustle that is an emergency room. That’s where character Shannon Livingston was born.
The E.R doc and nurses must be brilliant problem solvers with nerves of steel because they never know what will roll through their doors. Since they are not responsible for follow up care, they have only a short term relationship with their patients. But what would happen, my fictional mind wanted to know, if one emergency room treatment ensnared Shannon in a “run for your life” scenario? And what if her incredible life saving skills weren’t nearly enough to save her own life, or the baby she’s suddenly become responsible for? Ah me! The perfect scenario for a suspense novel, no? I hope you enjoy Cowboy Bodyguard. I can promise it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
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