Welcome to my stop for the Media Muscle/BookTrib tour for Mercy: Book 5 in the Beartooth, Montana romantic suspense series from B.J. Daniels. Please be sure to check out the excerpt – and don’t forget to enter the blog exclusive giveaway where one US winner will get a paperback copy of the title.
The fifth book in the Beartooth, Montana romantic suspense series and B.J. Daniels manages to bring a deceptively simple story of attraction and trust into the center of an investigation into a gruesome series of murders.
Callie is a pretty but quiet and timid woman who works as a waitress in the remote Montana town. Contrary to the expected, Callie is actually under investigation as a connection to the serial murderer, if not the murderer herself. It’s rather an interesting premise that is far out of the norm, but Daniels makes it feel possible with her breadcrumb trail of half-revealed clues. Callie is difficult to know, it is quite a way into the book before she started to grow on me: the timidity felt as if she was hiding things, and not simply trying to process events around her.
Roarke is a US Marshall, using some of his personal time to look into a series of murders from the cold-case box. His instincts are on high-alert, and his track record proves that his instincts are usually right. When his brain starts making the connections, one thing draws him to Beartooth Montana, Callie. Never staying in place for long, apparently being in proximity to all of the earlier murders, Roarke just knows this waitress has more story than anyone knows.
These stories all stand alone and do not require you read them in order: this installment adds a touch of the metaphysical and questions about evil and its nature: is it the people or the place that can engender evil, and can it be sensed with no outward manifestations of existence? Additionally, Daniels also manages to set scene and place, using the setting’s atmosphere to increase tension, as she draws Roarke and Callie together in a dance of suspicion that quickly turns to attraction and protection. My favorite of the two in this series I have read: fans of Ms. Daniel’s writing will gobble this up and be anxious for more.
Author: B.J. Daniels
Published by: Harlequin HQN
Source: Media Muscle/Book Trib
Audio Length: 8 Hours: 44 minutes
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The hunt for a killer leads to a battle between justice and desire…
For U.S. marshal Rourke Kincaid, there's the law…and then there's his law. When the two don't agree, he always trusts his instincts. A killing spree has gripped the Northwest, showing a strange connection that only he sees, and now the old rules of justice no longer apply. Forced to turn rogue, he goes deep undercover to track his mysterious female suspect to a quiet, unassuming café in the wild, isolated mountains of Beartooth, Montana.
But encountering Callie Westfield complicates his mission in ways he never expected. As suspicious as she seems, her fragile beauty and sexy charm get to Rourke. Then the gory crimes begin anew. With his heart suddenly at war with his instincts, he has only two options. Either turn Callie over to the law, or put everything—including his badge and his life—on the line to protect her.
A copy of this title was provided via Media Muscle/Book Trib for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.