Lori Matthews - Justified Burden Book

Justified Burden: Brotherhood Protectors World

Former Navy SEAL, and Personal Security Specialist Rhys Bennett is in Canyon Springs to mend after being shot on his last assignment. His wound has healed and it’s almost time for him to go back to work, but he’s worried. The sixth sense that’s kept him alive so far is MIA.

For Scarlett Jones, being in Canyon Springs is her chance at a fresh start after a devastating tragedy. She’s desperate for her design business to be successful. But when things keep going wrong on her latest remodel, panic sets in. Is someone sabotaging the worksite on purpose or is it all in her head?

Realizing the distracting Scarlett is in trouble, Rhys puts aside his self-doubt and volunteers to protect her. Watching over the beautiful redhead won’t be too difficult. Or so he thinks until a body is discovered and the mystery surrounding Scarlett turns potentially deadly. Will Rhys be up to the task of keeping Scarlett safe or will the killer get away with murder twice?

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Angela F. (Amazon)

From the moment their eyes met, there’s a passion full of undeniable urgency. But also a mystery surrounding that is potentially deadly.

Romance comes to an abrupt halt before it barely begins. But it’s not just the break-in, the dead body, or a tragedy that tore Scarlett’s heart…Rhys’s plans didn’t involve staying in Canyon Springs.

Is there hope for love?
A romance that will tug at your heartstrings, and a suspense that will keep you hunting down the killer.

Words have power, and Ms. Matthews has chosen just the right ones to paint the picture of romantic suspense. There is beauty in her craft, that even in danger, she creates strokes of love.

Romance..suspense..cowboy..puppy..Can Christmas get any better?

Kristen L (Amazon)

This story picks up close on the heels of the events from Justified Misfortune. You don’t have to have read that book first, but it helps with the understanding of some of the dynamics in this one. From the moment this story starts, I was hooked. It was easy to understand Scarlett’s confusion and fear. And the klutz in me could totally sympathize with the pain of her tailbone injuries. Rhys intrigued me in the previous book, and I was really hoping to see him get one of his own. This book does justice to the strong, yet slightly grouchy, alpha protector I had started to fall in love with. Their chemistry is powerful, yet also quite sweet. I loved that the romance between them was a bit of a slower burn. And I adore that the mystery kept me guessing all the way to the big reveal. I have no idea what the author plans to offer us next, but I know that I can’t wait to read it.