Have you ever wondered if suspense authors run out of ways to murder (or attempt to murder) their characters? Well, Susan Sleeman has come up with a couple of pretty original ideas in her second McKade Law book. Hold onto your (cowboy) hats and get ready to ride the excitement of the rodeo!
In My Opinion…
Who knew a rodeo would make an excellent murder scene? Evidentally, Susan Sleeman did. And boy, oh, boy does she bring the danger and suspense along for the ride.
When Brayden Hayes rescues Tessa McKade from a bull that’s about to charge, he assigns himself as her bodyguard. Because it’s evident that someone has it in for the intriguing woman. Strong, fiery, and intelligent, Brayden can’t help but admire her.
Tessa knows she’s competent and she’s had her fill of overprotective males. Her father and brothers—even her granddad—have filled that role well. She doesn’t need another man hovering over her. Yet as she spends more time with the former PBR champion, she discovers there’s more to the man than she originally believed. Plus, there’s this sizzling attraction that’s hard to ignore.
Between the action and the investigation, readers are invited back to Trails End Ranch to spend time with the McKade clan. This family is close, welcoming, humorous at times, and always watch out for their own.
As Sleeman explores the dynamics of family—both the good and the dysfunctional—we get to go along for the galloping, bucking, hang-on-to-the-pummel ride that is a combination of romance, action, suspense, and faith. Can’t wait to see who is in the matchmaking sights of Nana next!
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About the Book
The rodeo arena is always treacherous.
Now it’s deadly…
It’s no accident Deputy Tessa McKade is trapped with an angry bull ready to trample her to death. She quickly realizes that McKade Law is no longer enough to keep her safe—and it’s her rescuer, Braden Hayes, who stands in as her bodyguard. As they seek to stop a would-be killer, Braden will have to use all his professional skills to guard Tessa’s life.
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Did you know that Susan Sleeman has monthly giveaways for her newsletter subscribers? They’re always fun and this month’s giveaway is extra fabulous with a kindle and the first three books of her Cold Harbor series for one lucky subscriber! Enter here.
But I’m also giving away a prize in celebration of the author’s new release. Since this is a Romantic Suspense book, I’m giving one reader a Love Inspired prize pack. It includes an author signed copy of Rodeo Standoff and one more Love Inspired Suspense book as well as one Love Inspired Romance book. But, to keep you in suspense, you won’t know what the other two books are until you get the prize. (All books released March – May 2018, though).
Carole Smith says
I’ve never actually been to a rodeo, but I sure love cowboys and horses!
I’ve never been to a rodeo and horses intimidate me somewhat because they’re such huge animals….but would love to learn to care for a horse and eventually learn to ride one