Always a Lawman

Always a Lawman

by Delores Fossen

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A sheriff’s heart-wrenching past threatens to destroy his future in USA TODAY bestselling author Delores Fossen’s brand-new Blue River Ranch miniseries…

Ten years ago, Sheriff Gabriel Beckett helped convict the man who murdered his parents in a shocking crime that still haunts his small Texas town. Now the terror has returned and the woman who escaped the attack is a target again.

Jodi Canton loved Gabriel—until that love shattered with his parents’ murder and her father’s conviction. Taunted with threats, she’s determined to bait the real killer out of hiding. Drawing out a criminal puts her life on the line, but Gabriel’s protection puts her heart in danger. Even if they survive a predator, can they risk everything to heal each other?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373757152
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 11/21/2017
Series: Blue River Ranch , #1
Edition description: Original Large Print
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,234,981
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author, Delores Fossen, has sold over 70 novels with millions of copies of her books in print worldwide. She's received the Booksellers' Best Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Rita ®. In addition, she's had nearly a hundred short stories and articles published in national magazines. You can contact the author through her webpage at

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Always a Lawman 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Danger lurks around every corner in the first installment of Delores Fossen’s Blue River Ranch series! The intrigue kicks off from page one and only grows more and more sinister as more suspects come to light in the threats against Jodi. The backstory of the plot is well laid out, the characters are interesting and well-developed and the overall story is really easy to get drawn into. Looking forward to more in the series! Ten years ago Jodi Canton’s life was shattered. She was attacked and left for dead after being rejected by the man her young heart was sure she was in love with. On the eve of the anniversary of that tragic night, threats have started arriving to all of the key players in the small Texas town it happened in. Sheriff Gabriel Beckett hasn’t forgiven himself for letting Jodi flee his house and straight into danger the night his parents were brutally murdered. He worked hard to put away the man found to be guilty of the crime … Jodi’s own father. Can these new threats possibly mean the wrong man is in prison?
S_Leca More than 1 year ago
Delores Fossen is a master when it comes to suspenseful romance and this book does not deviate from her masterful writing style. Gabriel has done everything he could to get the man responsible for murdering his family and harming the women he once knew. But why is Jodi back now? Its nearing the anniversary and he can't handle seeing the daughter of the man who murdered his parents and hurt her. Now that someone is reaching out and threatening all of those who were connected to the case. Gabriel and Jodi need to work together to find who is reaching out and trying to get Jodi's father out of jail. Or is it possible that her father is innocent? No that can't be..... it's not possible. I can not wait to read the next books of this series and I highly recommend this book as well as all the other stories by Ms. Fossen. Anyone who likes romantic suspense would love this book. ~ A Book Obsessed Chicks Review Team Selection.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
The new mini-series from Delores Fossen starts off with riveting thriller filled with intriguing characters and intense suspense that kept me, and the cast and crew, on the edge throughout the story. The vigorous tension from the past and the stress from the new cruel threats and deadly attacks muddle together into a fearful, strained, jittery atmosphere where the emotions run wide and deep. The number of suspects is limited and each of them a known player in the tragic, deadly drama that changed many lives ten years ago. Jodi Canton lost everything she loved on one fatal day a decade ago, a day when she nearly lost her own life as well. The struggle to survive the brutal attack, and learn to live with consequences has taken her to the task every day since it happened. The young love she felt for Gabriel is still as fresh as it was way back when and the fear for her life as palpable and real as it was that night Gabriel rejected her intentions. Sheriff Gabriel Beckett turned down the love of young Jodi and lived to regret the consequences of that night. He lost his parents in the brutal attack and later on his sisters as they could not face the hurt and pain and moved away. To see Jodi again and all those tender feelings still burning inside her gets the familiar response in his heart. The old attraction is still there, the kindling ignites, the passion flames and the emotions take a deeper root, making it even more crucial to protect Jodi by all means, to keep her alive against the constant murderous attacks. The connection between Jodi and Gabriel, while fragile and frail because of the past, is powerful enough to survive the years that they were apart. The attraction is tangible, the need to protect and hold each other close a force to be reckoned with. Add to that the fierce and vehement savage action, and the lives of the people forever changed because of the past, and you have yourself a poignant, breathtaking tale that is impossible to put down until the end. The Blue River Ranch miniseries is already proven to be stories not be missed ~ Five Spoons!
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
Delores Fossen welcomes readers to Blue River Ranch, a new miniseries of romantic suspense. Always a Lawman is immediately engaging and sends readers through a whirlwind of danger and suspense. Jodi Canton goes back to the place where all her troubles started. One tragic night 10 years ago she was attacked and Gabriel Beckett's parents were murdered. Jodi couldn't remember who attacked her, but all signs pointed to her father who has been in jail ever since. Jodi's back now to prove her father's innocence and to draw out the real killer. Returning to the crime scene as bait is the start of the end. From that moment, a series of events proves that someone is trying to kill her and suspects from the original investigation are once again under the light of suspicion. Gabriel, now Sheriff, wants to keep Jodi out of harm's way while catching the culprit. For a quick read, this story is very involved. Someone is trying to cover their tracks by making those closest to Jodi seem suspicious. Fossen creates a tangled web that Jodi is eager to bash through despite her lingering anxiety. The attack deeply affected Jodi and it shows in her interactions with others and the course her life took. I appreciate how real the characters seem as they deal with the twists and turns of the investigation. Romance in the middle of an intriguing mystery is the best kind of story. It doesn't hurt that our hero is a cowboy cop and our heroine is just as strong. If you loved B.J. Daniels' Dark Horse or Linda Lael Miller's Forever a Hero, you'll thoroughly enjoy Always a Lawman! *ARC provided in consideration for review*
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
One night and an injustice that changed so many people’s lives destroying so much from love to friendship. Ms. Fossen gives an action packed thrilling read from the first page holding your attention while keeping you hanging on to the edge. Some questions are answered but one is still left open and will be played out through the series. The hints are there for you to work out the attacker but if you are like me you won’t work it out. This is one author that holds her cards close to her chest giving you a taste of the outcome but keeping you guess who did it. There was really nothing I didn’t like about this story. The plot was outstanding, fast moving, one thrill to the next, keeping you guessing why holding your attention. There is a lot going on from mystery, attacks, murder, mask men just come out of the wood work. The attacker is trying hard to cover his tracks but it is getting harder with his victim saying she remember much more that she does 10 years after the fact trying to pull him out in hopes of setting her father free. My mind is blown to think about going through what Jodi has leaving you scared and afraid even after so many years. Her attacker has taken the small things in life from her, things we do without thinking about it. As a character Jodi is strong, she stands proud but does have panic attacks who could blame her. If it had been me I most likely would never leave my home. There is a whole list of people who could be behind it leaving her guessing as to her she can trust. The only one for sure is her old love which never happens for many reasons. She knows she can trust him since he parents were killed by the same man who attacked her. The attraction is still as strong but she has issues she must overcome before she can think about having a man in her life. Gabriel feels guilty for some many reason one he wasn’t there to saved his parents two he turned Jodi away the night she came to him trying to seduce him. He knows he did the right thing, things just would not have worked out for them. She was of age but just barely and needed to see the world feel the things most teens do. Now he has to find the killer, keep her safe when she wants to go it alone and keep her at arms links. He has got his work cut out for him. At every turn there is something new, new people ending up dead, no threats, a bigger puzzle filled with mystery. From the first page you are holding your breath until the last page. There isn’t much filler here at all just one thrill, action after another. The two main characters still feel that pull from many years ago and have a hard time keeping their hands off each other for many different reasons. The romance is good, easy and moves at a nice paces. Really they are meant to be together, the complement each other so well. A lot stands in their way from her father killing his parents or did he, to family, friends and a lot more. I totally enjoyed this action paced thriller. If you love mystery, intrigue along with your romance you are going to love this one. Book Obsessed Chicks Review
grammyx3 More than 1 year ago
Wow! Wow! Wow! This book starts out with a bang, or a couple of bangs or actually with a silencer involved not really much of a bang. But gunshots, definitely gunshots! Talk about an action-packed story - in Always A Lawman Delores Fossen just keeps the action scenes flowing one right after the other. Sheriff Gabriel Beckett and Jodi Canton have a history, one where he saved her life ten years prior to the events in this book. Jodi goes back home to Blue River to try to flush out the person who stabbed her and left her for dead. She stirs up the killer who fears she has remembered seeing his face. What follows is lots of shootings, car chases, gun fights and falling in love. I love mystery, intrigue, suspense and romance especially when it's all together in one story. Always A Lawman has all that so this has definitely put me into my happy place. Delores Fossen is always my go-to author for this. I highly recommend this book.