Do blondes really have more fun? Not when danger lurks around every corner.
Texas Ranger Ben Rasmussen had his heart broken by a blonde once, and he's not interested in repeating the experience. Still, there's something tough, yet fragile, about a certain young business owner, and yes, dammit, she's a blonde. And beautiful to boot.
Co-owner of Wheaton's Mercantile and Bistro, Beth Wheaton has had a thing for Ben Rasmussen since the seventh grade when he saved her from some bullies. She isn't just any blonde. And she's certainly not the blond bimbo who trashed Ben's marriage. But she is determined to break through his reserve to find her happily ever after.
But when the Houston mob and a deadly drug cartel threaten business owners in the Texas Hill Country, Beth's business is bound to be one of their targets. Ben finds himself drawn more and more to the beautiful blonde who's willing to do anything to save her home town. Even if it means risking her life.
About the Author
Marie-Nicole Ryan was born in a small western Kentucky town, but after college and marriage, she said "Good bye" to small town life. After spending three years as an army wife, she landed in Nashville, TN, where she spent several decades working as an R.N. and case manager. Finally in 2002, she achieved her dream of becoming a published author.
She loves all lawmen and detectives and writes erotic historical western romance and contemporary romantic suspense. TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, won a 2008 EPPIE for erotic romantic suspense. One of her early books, SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, won the Golden Wings award from the publisher for excellence in romantic suspense. In addition, her mystery/suspense novel, ONE TOO MANY, was a 2009 EPPIE Finalist.
She's a formerly active member of RWA® and Music City Romance Writers. Recently, she returned to her old hometown in western Kentucky. When she's not slaving away at her current work in progress, you might find her walking her dog Kelsea, a sheltie rescue, or at the Y. But you won't ever find her in an airplane. No, not ever.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a well written suspense/romance with a cast of strong characters and an intriguing story line. The author tells the story in the dual POV which shows both Beth and Ben's thoughts and emotions. She does a great job developing the story line and brings a simmering romance, She pulls you in with all the drama,danger,suspense and action and paints a realistic story with her vividly painted scenes. I was hooked from start to finish and would highly recommend this book. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
I really enjoyed this romantic suspense story. The characters, Beth and Ben, are well developed and likable, as are Will and Lola. The storyline is well written and shows how quickly a small town can be put under control of an outside influence unless there is a police presence working against it. The story is full of drama, action, suspense, and romance. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.