I was recently given the opportunity to download and review a collection of romantic suspense books from Love Inspired. As soon as I read the words “romantic suspense,” I was all over this promotion. I’ve always loved a good romantic suspense book (or movie).
Love Inspired Suspense authors Shirlee McCoy, Margaret Daley and Sharon Dunn will get your pulse racing with tales of Texas cops and their loyal K-9 dogs tracking down a crime ring. Enjoy three action-packed Texas K-9 Unit romantic suspense novels in one box set! When a boy goes missing from his bedroom, a police detective must assure a desperate single mother that he and his trusty bloodhound will find her son. A woman with amnesia has to rely on an officer and his border collie to stay alive when she can’t remember who tried to kill her. An FBI agent is called in to protect a single mother when the rookie K-9 officer witnesses a murder and becomes the killer’s target.
Shirlee McCoy has always loved making up stories. As a child she daydreamed elaborate tales in which she was the heroine — gutsy, strong and invincible. Though she soon grew out of her superhero fantasies, her love for storytelling never diminished. Shirlee knew early that she wanted to write inspirational fiction and began writing her first novel when she was a teenager. Still, it wasn’t until her third son was born that she truly began pursuing her dream of being published. Three years later she sold her first book. Now a busy mother of four, Shirlee is a homeschool mom by day and an inspirational author by night. She and her husband and children live in Maryland and share their home with a dog and a guinea pig.
Margaret has been writing for over 35 years. She started writing in the late 1970s because she wanted to see if she could put a whole story down on paper. That book is still in the drawer and will never see the light of day. But she was able to finish a book, which was her goal. She loved teaching and working with students with special needs, and recently retired from teaching to write full-time. When she isn’t working, she loves to read, travel, and go to lunch and a movie with a friend. She and her husband, Mike, to whom she has been married for over 40 years live in Tulsa. Besides teaching and writing, she is also a mother of one. Her son, Shaun, is married with four daughters.
Sharon Dunn first fell in love with mystery and suspense about the time she read Nancy Drew mysteries in the fifth grade. Her first book in the Ruby Taylor mysteries Romance Rustlers and Thunderbird Thieves was a finalist for the Romantic Times Inspirational Book of the Year. The second book in that series Sassy Cinderella and the Valiant Vigilante was voted Book of the Year by American Christian Fiction Writers. Her hobbies include reading, working out, hiking, trying to find things around the house and making pets out of the dust bunnies under the furniture. Before she started writing, she used to sew. Now she just collects fabric and patterns and fantasizes about projects. After nearly twenty seven years of marriage, Sharon lost her beloved husband in 2014. She lives with her three nearly grown children, two cats and a nervous border collie named Bart.
Time constraints being what they were (and my crazy schedule being such as it is), I was only able to read the first book in the series, TRACKING JUSTICE. Here are my thoughts on it:
This was an engrossing, quick read. I didn’t want to put it down and actually stayed up all night reading it to the (mostly) satisfying conclusion. The romance is sweet – no graphic sex. Really, there’s no sex at all – just kissing, and even that comes well after we get to know the characters and they get to know each other better. Not anything like what happens in so many romance novels, where the main characters meet and end up in bed together the same day without really getting to know each other. I can’t stand books like that, so I was more than relieved that this one wasn’t like that.
The suspense part was well done. The character development was good. I found a few typos and one instance of a character name being misused, but overall the editing was as clean as the romance. Plus, there’s a dog, and dogs are awesome! This is one book you won’t want to miss if you’re a fan of romantic suspense. I can’t wait to read the other books in the series, and I encourage you all to rush over to Amazon and download this set today!
And now for the giveaway…
Love Inspired is offering up a paperback copy of the latest book from Shirlee McCoy, PROTECTION DETAIL (released March 3, 2015), to one lucky commenter on this blog post.
Here’s the scoop on PROTECTION DETAIL:
LAWMAN ON A MISSION
After a prominent senator’s son is murdered, Capitol K-9 Unit captain Gavin McCord wants answers. The senator was a mentor to Gavin, and he’ll stop at nothing to bring the killer to justice. With his team of elite K-9 cops and his loyal dog, Glory, at his side, Gavin discovers that a child at Cassie Danvers’s nearby foster home may have witnessed the murder. He’s drawn to the determined and beautiful woman, but she doesn’t want him interviewing her traumatized charges. Yet trusting Gavin is the only way to stay one step ahead of the deadly gunman when Cassie becomes a target.
Capitol K-9 Unit: These lawmen solve the toughest cases with the help of their brave canine partners
Shirlee McCoy wrote the first book in Texas K-9 Unit Series (which is the only one I’ve read so far), and I can safely say the lady knows how to weave a good romantic suspense story. Want to see for yourself? Just leave a comment here, telling me you want to win this book, by 11:59 PM EST on March 22, 2015, and you’ll be entered into the giveaway (open to US and Canada residents only).
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