About the Book
Author: Dana Mentink
Genre: Western, Mystery
Release Date: July 3, 2018
In this Gold Country Cowboys novel, Jack Thorn gets a surprise call from the woman he married in secret years ago. Shannon Livingston needs his protection for herself and the baby she’s hiding from a biker gang targeting the mother. Now Jack must help Shannon, even if shielding her means pretending to be a true husband to the only woman he’s ever loved.
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In My Opinion…
I just can’t get enough of this Thorn family! Throw in a secret marriage and a baby, and there was no way I was going to miss the latest installment in Dana Mentink’s Gold Country Cowboys series.
With a group of bikers intent on finding a woman and baby that “belong” to them, Shannon Livingston has nowhere to turn. Nowhere, that is, except her husband—a man she has had little contact within the past seven years.
A plethora of high-stakes situations keep this story speeding by, and then there’s Jack Thorn with little Annabelle. Swoon. Who can resist and strapping cowboy falling in love with a baby girl?
In the midst of it all, Shannon must face her past hurts before she can embrace a future she’s spent years trying to convince herself she doesn’t want. But spending time with the Thorns, her mother and uncle, and little Annabelle causes her to face the truth.
Through this series, Mentink (who was a new-to-me author) has become a must-read one for me with her focus on a family that fights evil and danger together. And with one Thorn brother left unattached, I’m looking forward what’s in store for the youngest Thorn.
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
Guest Post from Dana Mentink
I’ve spent a bit of time in emergency rooms lately. Not to complain, mind you. The asthma related treatments worked like a charm and we were blessed by good care, so I am not grateful. There’s a bonus, too. The emergency room is a great place for people watching! Hour upon hour I spent surveying patients, relatives, nurses and doctors. I came away pondering what it must be like to work in the strange bustle that is an emergency room. That’s where character Shannon Livingston was born.
The E.R doc and nurses must be brilliant problem solvers with nerves of steel because they never know what will roll through their doors. Since they are not responsible for follow up care, they have only a short term relationship with their patients. But what would happen, my fictional mind wanted to know, if one emergency room treatment ensnared Shannon in a “run for your life” scenario? And what if her incredible life saving skills weren’t nearly enough to save her own life, or the baby she’s suddenly become responsible for? Ah me! The perfect scenario for a suspense novel, no? I hope you enjoy Cowboy Bodyguard. I can promise it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
About the Author
Dana’s Bio: Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over thirty five titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House. Dana was thrilled to be a semi-finalist in the Jeanne Robertson Comedy With Class Competition. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the nutty terrier, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)
To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away a Mentink Bundle that includes a horse tote book bag, a three-book collection, and a $50 Amazon gift card!!
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Love her books! And the Thorn family is pretty awesome!
Audrey Stewart says
I am excited to read this book. I love anything cowboy. I wish I lived in Montana on a ranch.
Katherine Good says
I haven’t read this one yet, but I usually enjoy Dana’s books. Secret/old marriages come back to life is a favorite troupe!
Chanel Monroe says
Sounds like a fantastic series. And I can already picture how much a cowboy with a baby will make me swoon. Great review!
This sounds like a good story!
James Robert says
Thanks for hosting this great, fun tour and letting us find out about terrific books to read. Thanks also for the great giveaway.
kim hansen says
Love Dana’s books.
Glenda Hislop says
Oh wow, this sounds like a great prize!!
I’m in the mood to read a western; it’s been a while. Thanks for the review.