Thursday, April 22, 2021

Present Danger

Book CoverTitle: Present Danger

Series: Rocky Mountain Courage #1

Author: Elizabeth Goddard

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Romantic Suspense


Former FBI Special Agent Jack Tanner is working as a detective in Montana when he comes across a body in the national forest during a search and rescue mission. He's committed to finding the killer, even if it means working alongside his old flame, US Forest Service Special Agent Terra Connors.

When Terra discovers that the murder victim had ties to a powerful and dangerous trafficker of archaeological artifacts, the investigation takes a deadly turn--one that hits too close to home. As Terra fears she lacks the courage to face what comes next, Jack is more determined than ever to protect her. But he's failed her before. And if he fails this time, it will cost them far more than just their hearts.

Join bestselling and award-winning author Elizabeth Goddard as she plunges you into a web of deceit made of hidden crimes, open threats, and long-buried family secrets in this gripping first book of an explosive new series.

My Review:

 "Chance Carter should have known this last delivery wouldn't go down without a hitch."

 Elizabeth Goddard draws you into her riveting new novel, Present Danger, from the first line. This fast-paced, thrilling story will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last line. From the plane crash, the stage is set for a wild ride. 

"The direction your life takes can often come down to one decision one moment in time."

It is not often you find such a profound statement in a suspense novel. But, Terra wonders if "this" decision is the one that could change the direction of her life. Feeling overwhelmed with the mounting evidence, but no substantial leads, Terra wonders what they could be missing. Adding emotional drama is the re-occurrence of Jack into her life.

“This investigation was becoming complex in ways she hadn't anticipated.”  

Nor could the reader have anticipated all the twists and turns this story was going to take! It is difficult to determine who the bag guy is and what role everyone is playing. While there is a range of characters, they are introduced in a way that the reader does not get lost. 

I enjoyed this novel. The characters are well developed, the plot flows smoothly, and it has a satisfactory ending, even though the series will continue. The only thing that I did not like about this story is it was a second chance romance. I have read quite a few stories with a similar trope recently and it is starting to feel overdone. However, as I got further into the story I was so distracted with everything that was going on that I let it go and thoroughly enjoyed the story.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves romantic suspense novels that are low on romance and high on suspense! Fans of Lynette Eason, Rachel Dylan, Lynn Blackburn, Dee Henderson, Patricia Bradley, Nancy Mehl, and the like will also enjoy this book. 

Thank you to Revell for the opportunity to read this book. I was not required to publish a positive review but am delighted to do so. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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