Danger brought them together.
Will the truth tear them apart?
Desperate to learn what caused his estranged father's death, Dexter Hawk finds himself drawn to a woman from his past. Melissa Gentry lost her family years ago. Now a shoot-out at work has put her own life in danger. With Dex suddenly back, asking for her help, Melissa realizes once again she has everything to lose. Because a man like Dex cannot be replaced - or forgotten.
About the Author
Award-winning author Rita Herron wrote her first book when she was twelve, but didn’t think real people grew up to be writers. Now she writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job. A former kindergarten teacher and workshop leader, she traded storytelling to kids for writing romance. She lives in Georgia with her own romance hero. She loves to hear from readers, so please visit her website, www.ritaherron.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received a free advanced copy of this book from NetGalley.com. This is my unbiased and voluntary review. This second chance, cowboy, murder mystery is the fourth in the series of the Hawk's Landing books. It can be read as a stand alone as the author briefly provides all the pertinent back stories, but then you miss the romance parts. This is Dexter's story, the youngest of the male Hawks and the one who has felt most guilty about the disappearance of their baby sister, Chrissy, as he was probably the last to see her, after he told her to "get lost" - but he also wasn't the one that was supposed to be baby sitting her. All four of Chrissy brothers ended up going into law enforcement of some type. The mystery of her death was solved in the first book. However, their father had also disappeared while searching for her and as a PI, Dex has continued to look for him. He had been mentor by his friend Detective Frank Lamar and the story starts out with Lamar informing Dex that their father had been found, killed in an auto accident. But the brothers are not convinced and this leads to Dex investigating the disappearance of men from homeless shelters and reuniting with his college sweetheart, Melissa Gentry. Although he convinced himself that he would never have a relationship or family, becasue it hurts too much, the rest of his family has found their other half and when Melissa's life is threatened, Dex promises himself he will keep her safe. Of course, Melissa, has her own abandonment issues, having grown up in homeless shelters herself with her father. Lots of twist and turns in this fast moving, well written story.