“Read on October 25, 2013
Paperback, 224 pages
Expected publication: October 22nd 2013 by Harlequin
ISBN 0373697228 (ISBN13: 9780373697229)
series Cardwell Ranch #4
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AT CARDWELL RANCH, THE HOLIDAYS CAN BE BRUTAL
It had been years since Tanner "Tag" Cardwell's boots touched Montana soil. This Christmas he was determined to change that. Until a run-in with local Lily McCabe revealed dark secrets from his past and deep trouble for his future.
Cowboys came and went in these parts. But Tag Cardwell caught Lily off guard in more ways than one when the two became entwined in a murder mystery. What was it about Tag? The dreamy eyes… The rugged physique… The protection she felt in his strong arms…
But before they could lose themselves in each other they had to trace a killer. Or risk finding a crime scene under the Christmas tree.
I suddenly feel the need for eggnog and a fire!
Big Sky Montana in winter close to Christmas can be a beautiful place however when a killer comes to town it can also be a dangerous setting to spend ones holidays! Taken from Big Sky at age 12 by his mother and raised in Texas Tag Cardwell has come back to spend Christmas with his father Harlan, a man he has rarely seen since his parents divorce and someone he feels a need to finally connect with now that his father is older and Tag is fully grown.
Lily McCabe, a professor of mathematics, has her own safe and orderly life miles away in Bozeman Montana but she comes to Big Sky every year to help her brother James "Ace" McCabe through the Christmas/New Year rush at "The Canyon" bar that he owns.
The pair meet on the first night Tag is in town, he was the last person to talk to one of the female servers at the Canyon bar as she stumbled into him on her way out the door and as he felt she was inebriated followed her outside where she was being helped into the front seat of a pickup truck. Lily had come outside right after him and confronted him about being in the alley back of the bar, after work she went to check on her coworker and found out the girl's apartment had been ransacked.
Events begin to spiral after that with the finding of the girl's missing body, her friend at work Theresa also has gone missing and is also found dead later on.
Tag begins to suspect the worse from his father and his father's brother Angus. Those same suspicions lead him to also suspect his cousin Dana's husband, who is the local sheriff of Big Sky, Hud of not being trustworthy either. When Lily ends up as the next missing person will those suspicions prove true or will she be found by Tag in time? Read the book to find out for yourself, soon.
This is a modern day "white knight riding in on his charger" contemporary romantic suspense that you will gobble up delighting in the holiday setting, the intrigue and the terrific ending that just might prove to be an early Christmas present for fans of the author !