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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Colton Family Bodyguard (The Coltons of Mustang Valley Book 3) by Jennifer Morey

Colton Family Bodyguard 
(The Coltons of Mustang Valley Book 3)

Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Expected publication: February 1st 2020 by Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Goodreads synopsis:
He’s sworn off protecting women and children

But this latest case changes everything!

Ever since tragedy struck years ago, bodyguard Callum Colton has avoided working with families. Yet when little Evie Hart becomes a witness to a kidnapping, Callum puts aside his fears to protect Evie and her mother, Hazel. That means moving in with the single mom and her adorable child—just temporarily, he insists. But can Callum keep the Harts safe while protecting his own heart?


4.5 Stars

This is the third book in the Harlequin Intrigue Colton’s of Mustang Valley series by Jennifer Morey.

What a roller coaster ride this was!

I wasn’t certain at all if this whole relationship/protection job would even work out in this instance. Callum had just broken up with his last girlfriend who wanted to start a family with him and now he is lusting after a lady who already has a child! Talk about a perplexing start.

Little Evie was a four-year old, I believe and she had to be the most articulate four-year old I’ve ever come across in print. She kept up conversations with adults with no problem. She witnesses someone throw a man into a trunk and speed off. There is more than one threat in this book. I fear there is a bit of threat overkill. First, there is is the continuing threat to Callum’s father, who is in the hospital. Then there is the hooded man Evie saw and thirdly, there is a threat to Hazel, herself. Wow, how can two people get so many people worked up enough to elicit a threat. But that is the nature of a romantic suspense. The threat level is always high which is why we love reading titles like this so much!

I liked the introduction of Hazel’s brother. I thought that was a fine touch and gave us a bit of Hazel’s backstory. Evie was definitely the MVP of this story. Little scene stealer, she was.

Great story and I continue to love this Colton series. It is one of my guilty pleasure reads, for sure! I hope you will check it out of if you love romantic suspense as much as I do. You won’t be disappointed.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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