Daniels’ latest grabs the reader from page one. With her crisp storytelling, she gives us well-defined, genuine characters within a solidly crafted plot filled with mystery. The strong tension and suspense surrounding Dillon and Tessa will keep readers turning the pages. Dillon’s mix of strong and gentle makes him an appealing hero. Daniels is truly an expert at western romantic suspense.
A very pregnant Tessa Winters shows up at cowboy lawman Dillon Lawson’s ranch claiming to be carrying his twin brother Ethan’s baby and demanding money that Ethan stole from her. Dillon is stunned, especially since Ethan has been dead for a year. Even after Tessa leaves, Dillon can’t get her visit out of his mind. It leads him to wonder if Ethan is still alive and, with Tessa’s help, he pursues his hunch. Against all his expectations, Dillon finds himself falling for Tessa as he gets entangled in a dangerous mystery. (HQN, Mar., 384 pp., $7.99)