More Than a Lawman

More Than a Lawman

by Anna J. Stewart

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ISBN-13: 9781488005237
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Series: Anna Stewart's Honor Bound Series , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 370,077
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

USA Today and national bestselling author Anna J Stewart can't remember a time she didn't have a book in her hands or a story in her head. Early obsessions with Star Wars, Star Trek, and Wonder Woman set her on the path to creating sweet to sexy pulse-pounding romances for her independent heroines. Anna lives in Northern California where she deals with a serious Supernatural addiction and an overly affectionate cat named Snickers.

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More Than a Lawman 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Investigative reporter Eden St. Claire will capture the serial killer known as the Iceman who had seemed to go underground for the past three years, but is again terrorising Central Valley and its surrounding. Eden is yet on another quest, and she will catch the killer, if she dies trying, which nearly happens. Detective Cole Delaney has always known she was reckless, they have been friends since they were children, but Eden is going too far. However, Cole fears there is no stopping her, but he must try to keep her safe – or rather safer – one way or another. The Iceman is not the only killer Eden wants to capture; she has made her life’s mission to avenge the death of her friend Chloe, who was murdered when she was nine. Eden and Cole were Chloe’s friends, and so were Simone Armstrong and Allie Hollister, who are along for the ride in trying to avenge Chloe’s murder. MORE THAN A LAWMAN has one of the most terrifying, gripping opening sequences ever, and the action never stopped. MORE THAN A LAWMAN is a multilayered story, as there is both the hunt for the Iceman as well as Chloe’s murderer going on, and Ms. Stewart does an admirable job of meshing the two together, while allowing her characters to “live their lives”. Eden is a very difficult person, of which she is entirely conscious; she lives for her job, to catch killers; she is always on edge, and Cole – the poor soul! – who finds it simpler to go along with her than try to tame her, is an angel of patience. He has always loved her, but Eden is just too focused on her job to see anything else. Do not think for a moment that Cole is a wimp, not at all; he’s a dedicated officer of the law; he is kind, thoughtful and the epitome of calm, and he tells Eden as he sees it. They have words, they argue; he understands her even if he doesn’t approve of her way of doing things. I adored both Eden and Cole; Eden is one of the most amazing heroines I have ever read, and they complement each other admirably. Eden and Cole’s romance is quite an extraordinary one; Eden and Cole are so different in many ways, and the romance works beautifully because their connection is always believable; it’s a matter of them being able to make it work. In spite of their bickering and diverging ways of doing things, you feel the deep love that is there, and that the only thing missing is for Eden to stop and let herself feel. Ms. Stewart’s writing is crisp and elegant, and very dynamic, as she is able to convey the frenzy of Eden’s mind seamlessly and painlessly. The descriptions are unbelievably vivid – “the freezer” at the very beginning is enough to give you nightmares – and every character is sharply portrayed, as the three women will all have their stories. I had read the second book first – Reunited with the P.I. – and they can be read out of order, but believe me, you will not be able to do this with the third instalment when the story concludes with Gone in the Night, because it is going to be massively explosive. MORE THAN A LAWMAN is a fantastic romantic suspense that had me turning the pages frenetically, and kept me riveted until the very last word. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Danger abounds from the first page! A great group of friends and coworkers make up the story as evil strikes too close to home. There's action, there's suspense and best of all, there's a sweet love story for a strong-willed gal! Really enjoyed! Eden St. Claire has suffered a lot of loss in her life, but instead of letting it bring her down, she's used it to turn herself into an advocate for the victims. She doesn't hold back when shining the light on serial killers on her blog and has been beneficial in digging up dirt on some cold cases. It seems she's gotten too close to the Iceman these days ... and he's coming for her! Detective Cole Delaney was Eden's brother's best friend and has been a great friend and advocate for her through the years. He really wishes he could get her to take her own safety more seriously ... and he just might get his wish after the terror that is to come! Will he be able to keep her safe when she's in the killer's sites? And when strange occurrences start to happen, will they realize they have another killer in the picture as well?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner by Anna J Stewart!! Quickly becoming my favorite author!! This story is great from the first page. I can't wait to read Simone's story. Eden's story had me on the edge of my seat. Loved it!! Keep them coming, please!
KimberlyDawn55 More than 1 year ago
What an amazing book! Eden finds herself in a dangerous situation, and Cole decides he needs to protect her. Cole has secretly always had a thing for Eden, but Eden never wanted to fall in love. As they began to spend more and more time together, Cole confesses how he feels and can see Eden feels the same. Can he break down her walls? Can they survive the danger? Can they find a happily ever after? A gripping and emotional story that you just cannot put down! I highly recommend it.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
More Than a Lawman is the first book in Anna J. Stewart’s Honor Bound Series. It’s equal parts romance and suspense. It’s the story of journalist Eden St. Claire and Detective Cole Delaney. When they were younger, they lost a friend at the hands of a killer. To make matters worse, Eden eventually lost both of her parents in a car accident. That left her with just her older brother who was Cole’s best friend. To add insult to injury, while Cole and her brother were in the military together, Eden’s brother was killed and Cole swore to always look after her. Now, several years later with most of the past behind them, Cole is a detective and Eden is a journalist. She devotes her life to shining a light on cold cases and finding justice for victims, to atone for the guilt she feels regarding her role in the death of her childhood friend. On the other hand, Cole has spent most of his life pining after Eden while she has been totally oblivious. Everything changes when Eden provokes a serial killer and he puts her in the middle of his demented scheme. Eden is no shrinking violet so Cole has no choice but to keep her close if he wants to make sure that she stays alive. That’s not something that Eden accepts lying down. She has no interest in sitting on the sidelines while a killer could get away. Things get more complicated when it appears that the killer may also have a connection to the murder of their childhood friend. The plot twists become much more intricate as things move forward. Eventually, Cole can no longer hide his attraction to Eden and his brutal honesty throws her for a loop. She has promised herself not to let anyone into her heart because she has already lost everyone that she ever loved. Her and Cole are great for each other but Eden spends a lot of time trying to deny her feelings. She is very stubborn but it’s easy to understand why she keeps her heart so guarded. Cole is a great friend and he doesn’t hesitate to cater to all of Eden’s needs both in and outside of the bedroom. Although I truly enjoyed this book, Eden was somewhat difficult to like in the beginning. Her habit of running into danger got old very fast. I’ve seen plenty of characters that have a deathwish but she seemed to be much more complicated than that. Man Than a Lawman was suspenseful but it wasn’t entirely unpredictable. I would like to see how things progress in the next book because Eden’s two friends were equally intriguing and appear to have their own baggage. **Received a copy from the author and reviewed the book voluntarily.**
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
An excellent start to a new series by Anna Stewart. A romantic suspense that will keep you turning the pages until you are done with this book. Yes, I lost some sleep!! Eden, journalist team up with detective Cole to catch a serial killer. Cole has had feeling for Eden for a long time, can he break down those barriers and still keep them safe. I highly recommend this book.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
More Than a Lawman by Anna J. Stewart....OMG!!! This was a great start to a new series, Honor Bound, I can't wait for the next book. The story is filled with suspense and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Anna J. Stewart is an amazing storyteller and connects the readers to the story. You will not want to miss this book. I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book.
DMGP More than 1 year ago
Eden St. Claire is a reporter. She's also reckless and seems to have a death wish. At least that's what Detective Cole Delaney accuses her of being. And, as she looks around the freezer with 8 other bodies, she wonders if he's correct about her. But, Cole's always there to protect her, right? At least she hopes so as she desperately tries to get herself down from the meat hook her hands are attached to. But, she's convinced that she's on the verge of catching the elusive Iceman serial killer. Cole Delaney is worried, angry, and desperate to protect Eden. And, it's not just because he promised her brother that he would. He wants Eden in his life. He just needs to figure out how to convince her of that fact before she gets herself killed. But, in the meantime, they've got to catch a killer before he strikes again. This is a fast paced and often intense murder mystery / suspense with some great characters who grow and learn from their past mistakes. Also, the romance is tender and well developed. There is one sex scene, but it's not graphic, which I appreciate. I also appreciated how the characters were honest and open with each other. I also took note of the many references the author used toward cold, ice, freezing, etc. It helped tie the various elements of the story together. Finally, I liked the ending. It was a good wrap up of the mystery as well as a lead in for the next book that will feature one of the secondary characters. Romance - PG13 - Kissing and one brief, open door, non-graphic romance scene. Language - PG / Clean My rating - 5 stars.
Amigagal More than 1 year ago
I love suspense books and this one exceeded my expectations! I've always been fascinated by killers that taunt those law enforcement officers who are trying to catch them, so this book drew me in from the first page! The killer in this book is very creepy but not enough to NOT read the book - just the opposite - I couldn't put it down! Forget getting anything else done, I had to finish the book! Although the heroine in the book is a reporter, not a law enforcement person, the hero (Cole) is and Eden is the one that trouble seems to find so Cole is constantly bailing her out of said trouble! Both Eden and Cole had a childhood friend that was murdered and it was never solved. In this book, that murder comes into's also going along with the murders of the Iceman that Cole is trying to solve so both of them are trying to figure out if they are the work of the same person or if they are different. I found it totally fascinating! Cole was such a steady guy - very much a realistic law enforcement type. Eden drove me totally crazy! Her personality was very hard for me to take sometimes and I found myself actually talking to her, telling her to "behave" !You'll know what I mean when you read the book. The author writes Eden's personality perfectly though and the ending was great. I can't wait for the next two books and find out what happens with Eden's two friends and who the killer of the childhood friend is!
RachaelBrown More than 1 year ago
More Than a Lawman is outstanding! It is a captivating, action-packed, page-turner with plot twists that will keep you guessing. Eden and Cole were perfect together! I love, love, love this new romantic suspense trilogy by Anna J. Stewart! I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.