Welcome to the Scavenger Blog Hunt and giveaway for the Garrison’s Law contemporary romantic suspense series by Mary Connealy, hosted by JustRead Tours!
At each stop, there will be:
- special content by the blogger, and
- a clue
Keep track of these clues each day because you’ll need to enter the clues you’ve gathered that day in the Rafflecopter (a new entry each day for that day’s clues).
On the last day, the final piece of the scavenger hunt will be revealed in a puzzle on JustRead’s (and JustCommonly’s) blog.
This stops clue: lawmen
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Loving the Texas Negotiator
Series: Garrison’s Law, Book 3
Author: Mary Connealy
Release Date: August 27, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Not all the Garrisons are guys.
Beth Garrison is the top hostage negotiator in Rocky Ridge, Texas. She’s called to serve on a task force to investigate a killing that is a copycat of her first bust as a rookie.
Tate McCade has a reputation for steamrolling anyone who gets in his way and he’s had a run-in with Beth and her oversized ego before. He’s got a bruise on his face to prove it.
They have to work together and sparks are flying that aren’t all about the job.
PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon
IN MY OPINION
This is a different kind of read for Mary Connealy fans, but not to worry, there’s still some of that signature Connealy humor (and plenty of tough cowboys).
Loving the Texas Negotiator sets up the action (and animosity between the hero and heroine) right away. The tension and passion Beth and Tate put into arguing and disliking each other translates into attraction as they spend time together on a task force to find a serial killer.
The police investigation was my favorite part of this book with all its twists and turns (and crimes) plus readers get to see Beth in action as a hostage negotiator a time or two.
Beth herself is a no-nonsense, take no prisoners type of character—one who tends to bulldoze her way in and through people, but this is explained throughout the course of the book. Of course, it’s going to take a strong man to turn her head and Tate is the perfect fit (if they don’t get killed or kill each other first).
This is a contemporary read (a deviation from Connealy’s beloved cowboy historicals) and sometimes the story leans a little too much toward mainstream contemporary with some fairly blatant sexual innuendo. Perhaps the book toes the line for some readers, but I appreciate that the author gave her characters real personalities with relevant temptations.
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BOOKS IN THIS SERIES
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys always with a strong suspense thread. She is a two time Carol Award winner, and a Rita, Christy and Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist. She is the bestselling author of over 50 books and novellas.
Her most recent book series are: Garrison’s Law, High Sierra Sweethearts, Cimarron Legacy, Wild at Heart, Trouble in Texas, and Kincaid Bride for Bethany House Publishing. She’s also written four other series for Barbour Publishing and many novellas.
Mary has nearly a million books in print.
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This stop’s clue:
(1) winner will receive:
- a $25 Amazon gift card (open internationally)
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. A new entry option will be live each day for that day’s clues. Giveaway begins at midnight on January 8, 2019 and lasts through 11:59pm January 15, 2018. Void where prohibited by law. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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Kay Garrett says
Thank you for being part of the Garrison’s Law Series by Mary Connealy Blog Hop and your review on “Loving the Texas Negotiator”.
Sounds like a wonderful series and one that I would love the opportunity to read.