Jun 03, 13
Read from May 30 to June 01, 2013
Pull a sweet cowboy out of his comfort zone mix a pretty city police detective on the lam and you have the makings of a great suspense with a bit of romance to heat things up.
but he is gunning for her. Literally. Now a prostitute is dead, and she is the prime suspect with the law hot on her heels. With nowhere to run and no one to trust, Mitzi’s only hope lies in the hands of a sexy stranger.
Blue Thomas is a stranger in Denver. The bright lights and big city bustle are 250 miles and a world away from his family’s cattle ranch in Kansas, and he is out of his element. He came to find work and save the ranch from foreclosure, but on a rainy night a desperate woman finds him. Back home, he would never let anyone—especially a woman—face danger alone. Without fully understanding what he is in for, Blue pledges his help, whether she wants it or not.
As a trap closes around them, Mitzi must abandon her usual strategy of careful planning and situation management, instead relying on quick thinking and a bold, head-on approach that may just get her—and Blue—killed. Before the last bullet flies, Blue will find out just how far he is willing to go to live up to his old-school ideals of gallant chivalry.
**I was given this book by the author for an honest review**
To me this book was all about the characters, Blue is just the sweetest cowboy ever! So masculine, yet in a way innocent but alpha in a laid back way. I loved him as soon as I heard his name. A gentle giant of a guy and such a gentleman. He was so easy to connect with and get inside his head. I have to confess he was my favorite part of the book. I am also intrigued with his little bit of Kansas and I would love to read more about that area with Blue and Mitzi as reappearing characters. Series Kristi?? *grin* Mitzi took me longer to warm up to. I found her very self absorbed and self centered, that being said I know she was running for her life. For a detective I just thought she would be more aware of how her situation would impact others. However, when I reached just over the 50% mark I started warming up to her. I think it was when she started to warm up to Blue. Yes there is a bit of a theme here *Laugh*
I did feel that the book was more suspense than romance possibly because it didn't really warm up until the last 20% of the book. Don't get me wrong I love suspense reads so this worked for me. However the plot of this book was not based around the romance nor was the romance integral to the plot but a bit of spice that just kicked it up a notch. For myself if I had known it was a was a suspense book I think I would have gone into the book with that in mind. I was told it was a romantic Suspense so I kept waiting for the romance...and waiting....and waiting. Yes there was a bit of flirting but you find that in a lot of suspense books too.
I give this book a 3.5 bear rating. As I indicated I think it would have been a 4 bear if I had gone into reading it with more of a suspense than a romance mindset. I am looking forward to reading more Kristi Cramer books she has a real feel for moving the plot forward quickly and creating characters, yes like Blue, who are sweet and lovable and very much a bookboyfriend:)
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