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Her Last Goodbye -May Never Come

Melinda Leigh’s “Morgan Dane” series became a roaring success with Morgan and Lance forming a great team as they fight for justice and their personal relationship seems to be simmering on the edge as they test those grounds.

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Book two of the series; “Her Last Goodbye” takes Morgan and Lance on the hunt for the perpetrator who kidnapped a young mother. With a secondary plot intertwined into the main storyline, Lance and Morgan have to use whatever resources they have to unravel the person and mystery behind the kidnapping.

What you see may not always be what you get, and behind an innocent life may very well be an evil lurking, misleading and deceptive. And this is exactly what Lance and Morgan need to decipher to make sure this wouldn’t be “Her Last Goodbye”. Amidst the danger is the sublime romance between Morgan and Lance, taking another step forward in their relationship.

With a twisted plot, Melinda Leigh gives the readers a captivating second read in “Her Last Goodbye” as Morgan Dane settles in with her new life, her kids and family, danger and romance all rolled into one big package of suspense, love, family and support.

A fabulous read!

Received an ARC from Montlake via NetGalley for an honest review.

A new series from Melinda Leigh brings on another dose of adrenaline rush and suspense, as she introduces the readers to Morgan Dane and Lance Kruger, their thirst for justice that reunites them and an attraction that flares into passion and the evolving of their relationship.

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Book one in the Morgan Dane series, “Say You’re Sorry”, plunges Morgan Dane into an investigation of her one time baby sitter, Tessa. Coming to Scarlet Falls with her three daughters to start fresh after her husband’s death, was on her agenda. Getting back into her role of a prosecutor was her next step, but circumstances take her to the other side of law, as she sacrifices her career to defend an innocent.

Teaming up with Lance Kruger, an ex-cop and now a private investigator, the hunt for the murderer reveals secrets and betrayals that led to the death of an innocent young girl. As the secrets fall open, so does the relationship between Lance and Morgan, giving them a second chance to see if they can have a future.

What I love about Melinda Leigh is her prowess at peeling layer after layer of revelations, keeping that suspense going, making “Say You’re Sorry” a very interesting read, as she gives immense attention to details of the investigation as well as developing the relationship between Lance and Morgan. Placing secondary characters at the right place in the plot, making them an important part of the story adds strength and character.

A brilliant start to what seems to be a brilliant series!

Received an ARC from Montlake via NetGalley for an honest review.

With “Midnight Betrayal” we got a front row seat to the introduction of Dr. Louisa Hancock and her boyfriend Conor Sullivan, owner of a Philly sports bar along with his brothers. Just when both Louisa and Conor have put a traumatic past behind and have come together for a future, Louisa’s father Dr. Ward gets kidnapped by a delusional person living in the medieval mythology of warriors and deaths, and “Midnight Obsession” gives us an enthralling read

And just like that Conor and Louisa are drawn into an evil game of power and courage, gangs and deaths, warriors and age-old rituals. It also brings Conor and Louisa closer in their relationship as the events and circumstances give them an opportunity to build trust, honesty, protectiveness and support. As they try to decipher the ritual killings and hope to find Dr. Ward alive, neither Louisa nor Conor are far away from the shadow of death.

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I loved the fact that “Midnight Obsession” can be read as a stand alone, yet it makes you want to read “Midnight Betrayal” and get to know Louisa and Conor. And this is by far Melinda’s best work. She did a brilliant job of weaving two plots with an outstanding conclusion and paying special attention developing the relationship between Louisa and Conor and bringing the family dynamics into the equation gave the story more depth and character. And throw in a touch of medieval history and rituals, giving the narration an added edge of primitiveness.

And as always, Melinda Leigh never lets on as to who might be the killer. Not until you reach the very last few pages and even then, she does an outstanding job on the final revelations, reiterating her writing and plotting authority.

Received an ARC from Montlake via NetGalley for an honest review.

As the little town of Solitude is reeling under the shock of the death of the hot shot TV star Chase Ryan, and the killer is handcuffed, Detective Seth Harding takes the responsibility of guarding the killer as Zane and Stevie Duncan finally go off on heir honeymoon.

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But all is not what it seems as Seth and his Deputy are literally thrown off the road to death, and the killer disappears. As the search for the killer continues, secrets come to light and the fury of an obsessed fan crackles the quite town of Solitude. With a teenage girl caught in crossfire of her obsessed mother, his wife Carly Taylor steps in to protect her, putting herself in danger. With so many suspects lined up, and a celebrity’ secrets revealed for money, Seth has to race against time to save Carly as she sits on a ticking time bomb.

“Burned By Her Devotion” is the conclusion to the two part series Rogue Vows. Co-written by Kendra Elliot (Death By Her Devotion/Novella#1) and Melinda Leigh, here’s another chance to revisit Seth and his wife Carly, and the little town of Solitude where the original Rogue River Series started.

Brilliant at what she does best, writing romantic suspense keeping her readers enthralled, Melinda Leigh pens a thrilling conclusion for Seth and Carly.

For the uninitiated or new readers, this series would be a great start to get to know two wonderful authors/writers. And you would be tempted to read the Rogue River Series where all the suspense, evil, death and romance started.

Received an ARC from Montlake Romance via Net Galley for an honest review.

 

 

The little town of Solitude doesn’t seem to get a break where crime is concerned, and death doesn’t seem to give enough of a break to Zane Duncan and Stevie Taylor to recite their vows and finally tie the knot.

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The death of a hot shot TV star Chase Ryan throws Zane and Stevie into a whirlwind of danger as things literally heat up burning down their wedding preparations. With the usual suspects being questioned and the unusual suspects stringing the law enforcement along the path of death, Stevie has second thoughts about getting married giving Zane sleepless nights.

As a continuation of the Rogue River series, “Death And Her Devotion” is the first in the Rogue Vows co-written by Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh. And as always it’s wonderful to visit the remote town of Solitude as the characters progress in their lives trying to balance personal and professional life. Kendra does a fine job connecting the past and the present, and giving us a novella that keeps the thrill, suspense and subtle romance going…and ending the story for Melinda to kick-start her novella….

For the uninitiated or new readers, this series would be a great start to get to know two wonderful authors/writers. And you would be tempted to read the Rogue River Series where all the suspense, evil, death and romance started.

Received an ARC from Montlake Romance via Net Galley for an honest review.

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